UK sales and rental company Hird has taken delivery of a battery powered eight tonne Valla V80R pick & carry crane into its rental fleet.
Unveiled in 2020, the V80R was the first model in the company’s newly designed range which now includes the 11 tonne V110R and the 3.6 tonne V36R.
The V80R features a three section boom plus a short hydraulic swing away extension with a three tonne rating. Similar to the larger V110R, it is able to extend the distance between the counterweight and front axle by 600mm and features a front cross bar stabiliser to increase capacities by up to 40 percent.
In its normal configuration it can handle seven tonne at 900mm, two tonnes with an under hook height of nine metres and 1.3 tonnes at its maximum radius of 5.5 metres. With its counterweight extended and stabiliser bar deployed, this increases to eight tonne at 900mm, 2.5 tonne at a height of nine metres and 1.9 tonne at a radius of 5.5 metres.
Features include remote control, non-marking wheels, front wheel drive with 180 degree rear steering, removable counter weights and a self-levelling fork attachment. Power comes from a 80 volt/640Ah battery with an onboard charger.
Hird has said the V80R is the first of a number of units on order from Valla’s new range, and that it plans to showcase it alongside the V36R at Vertikal Days in September. If you haven’t already signed up to visit the show you can do so here: www.vertikaldays.net/visitor.
Based in Hull, with additional locations in Doncaster, Redhill Surrey and Halesowen, Hird is the dealer for Valla pick & carry cranes, Winlet glazing robots and Oil&Steel platforms. It also has a rental fleet of more than 145 spider and pick & carry cranes, as well as a fleet of access platforms.