Scottish crane rental and steel erection company Johnston Rigging has taken delivery of a new three tonne Hoeflon C6, the first spider crane in its fleet. The crane was supplied by UK distributor Foster Cranes.
The C6 has a five section 9.5 metre main boom topped by a three section 4.3 metre telescopic luffing jib for a maximum radius of up to 14.4 metres at which point it can handle 211kg, while the maximum tip height is 16.4 metres, at which it can handle 601kg. The jib can also luff around 15 degrees above the horizontal main boom.
The C6 has an overall stowed width of 750mm but once on site the non-marking rubber tracks can extend to just over a metre wide for additional stability. The overall length is just over three metres, with an overall height of 1.77 metres. Total weight is 2,850kg with all options included, or 2,650kg for the standard machine. Power choices include a Yanmar diesel of Lithium ion battery pack.
Guy Johnston said: “This is the first compact crane of its type to join our fleet. Our current mobile cranes limit our abilities within restricted access sites. City centre sites are becoming smaller and set up areas tighter, the Hoeflon C6 stood out as the obvious choice. With its variable outriggers, hydraulic luffing jib and compact design it makes a very versatile little crane. In addition, the compact crane can be transported on an equipment trailer. I believe the crane will not only complement our steel erecting sector but our contract lift customers such as distillery sites, renewable energy plants and even glaziers.”
“I am very impressed with the features and ergonomics of the C6. Everything is very well thought out and meticulous designed. We are really excited to get our team trained and competent on the crane and get it put to market “
Established in 2001, family owned and managed Johnston Rigging is based in Glenrothes, Fife, and provides a range of services from erecting all manner of steel frame structures to its crane rental service with a small fleet of All Terrain cranes up to 70 tonnes - mostly from Liebherr.