UK crane rental company G H Johnson has taken delivery of two new Kobelco lattice crawler cranes, a 250 tonne CKE2500G-2 and a 100 tonne CKE900G-3.
The CKE2500G-2 has a 76.2 metre main boom plus a 12.2 to 30.5 metre fixed jib for a maximum system length of 107 metres. The CKE900G-3 features a 51.8 metre main boom and can handle its maximum capacity at a radius of 3.6 metres and 2.8 tonne at its maximum radius of 46.1 metres. The CKE2500G-2 is powered by a Stage 4 final engine, while the CKE900G-3 features a Stage V engine.
Both models feature Kobelco’s G-Engine system, which reduces fuel consumption by matching engine speed to the load on the hook and required speed input by the controller, while an Auto Idle Stop function (AIS) cuts the engine automatically when the crane is not working. The crane also features Kobelco's K-Cross remote telematics management system, G-Mode - complete with G-winch - for higher speeds without raising the engine speeds.
Company owner Glynn Johnson, said: “Our investment in this latest Tier 5/Stage 5 CKE900G-3 clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with the latest and most modern machines available. It has been purchased specifically because of its environmental credentials, improving quality and service to our customers, and with a variety of configurations aimed specifically at supporting the environmental requirements of working on High Speed 2 and other significant infrastructure projects.”