German crane rental company MSG Krandienst has taken its third new 40 tonne Tadano HK40 truck crane mounted on a four axle Volvo chassis.
The HK 40 features a 35.2 metre main boom plus a nine metre swingaway extension to provide a maximum tip height of 47.5 metres and a maximum radius of 40 metres. The crane can also carry 5.5 tonnes of counterweight within a total gross vehicle weight of 33 tonnes. Features include separate engines for the chassis and the crane as well as asymmetrical outrigger configurations.
MSG managing director Björn Jatz, said: “We are consistently impressed by the overall performance and efficiency of the Tadano HK 40. It has the best lifting capacity in its class and is incredibly straightforward to get out on the road thanks to its flexible counterweight configuration. This is a huge help to us when we’re working on inter-regional construction sites.”
“Being a truck mounted crane, the 40 is ideal for long distance operations spanning vast areas. And of course, we mustn’t forget the flexible equipment options it allows us to take advantage of. It really does tick all the boxes for us.”
Established in 1994, MSG is based in Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, with additional locations in Freiburg-Teningen as well as depots in Strasbourg and Mulhouse, France. The company employs 100 and runs a fleet of more than 40 All Terrain cranes with capacities between 40 and 750 tonnes. See: MSG takes second HK40 for details on the delivery of its earlier HK 40s.