Jekko has launched a lithium battery powered version of its eight tonne SPX1280 spider crane.
Originally launched in 2019 (see: Jekko unveils SPC1280), the company has now developed a battery powered version that uses a 20kW electric motor and a 96 volt/400Ah lithium ion battery pack. A dual voltage - 230 volt single phase or 400 volt three phase - onboard charger is standard, while the machine can also work while being recharged.
As with the diesel model, it features a five section 17.7 metre main boom plus a range of jibs including a 3.5 tonne searcher jib and a 7.6 metre four section hydraulic jib that provides a maximum tip height of 26.6 metres.
The overall dimensions remain the same, with a stowed length of 5.85 metres, a height just over two metres and a width of 1.45 metres, or 2.05 metres with its tracks extended. Overall weight of the new battery powered crane is slightly heavily as the diesel at 7.65 tonnes.
Jekko sales director Alberto Franceschini, said: “The diesel version of SPX1280 has been a great success from the very beginning. Now the availability of the lithium battery version is creating even more opportunities, because it meets the needs of an increasing share of customers caring not only about crane performance, but also about environmental sustainability. Jekko is investing a lot in this new technology and our efforts are being rewarded by an excellent market response.”
The introduction of the lithium powered SPX1280 follows the launch of the manufacturer’s lithium powered SPX650 spider crane last year - see: Jekko reveals the SPX650.