German rental company GE Gräser-Eschbach has taken delivery of a 120 tonne Tadano ATF 120-5.1 All Terrain crane.
The five axle crane features a 60 metre seven section main boom plus a nine to 17.9 metre swingaway extension which offsets by up to 45 degrees. Two 7.1 metre inserts can be added to provide a maximum tip height of 92 metres. Equipped with its swingaway extension, heavy duty jib and 9.2 tonnes of counterweight, the crane can travel with 12 tonne axle loads, while the manufacturer also claims it is the only five axle crane in its class that can be driven with axle loads under 10 tonne.
Deputy managing director, Dominik Schüle, said: “The 60 metre main boom is the strongest in its class for radii between 16 and 56 metres, and the longest boom extension also gives us a sheave height of 91 metres. As a company located close to national lines, we are often called out across the border. In fact, we even handle operations that extend far beyond central Europe, so the easier it is to manage the driving permits for our cranes, the better. That was another argument in favour of the ATF-120-5.1.”
Established more than 80 years ago, GE has locations in Bad Schönborn and Mannheim, in south west Germany. The company employs 80 and has a fleet of 30 cranes topped by a 500 tonner.