German rental company Krandienst Lange has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne Tadano HK 4.050-1 truck mounted crane, which was unveiled last year along with the 70 tonne HK 4.070-1.
The HK 4.050 features a 35.2 metre four section boom topped by a 9.3 metre swingaway extension, for a tip height of almost 48 metres. The crane can travel with up to 4.5 tonnes of counterweight within nine tonne axle loads or carry its entire 8.5 tonnes of counterweight, plus nine metre extension and blocks, within 12 tonne axle loads.
The HK 4.050 has an overall length of 11.1 metres with an overall width of 2.55 metres, the front and fourth axle steer and feature super single tyres, while the second and third axles are mounted closer together in the centre of the chassis with dual truck tyres. The rear three axles also feature air suspension. See: New Tadano truck mounts
Managing director Stefanie Lange said: “When the new HK 4.050-1 concept was presented it was immediately clear to me that we would acquire such a model. We are particularly excited about the tridem axle. We already had an HK 50 with this axle set up and it really makes the cranes great to drive. With the truck mounted crane, you can get to the job site quickly, and the compact dimensions and manoeuvrability help if the site is cramped. You also have everything you need with you, making it an excellent taxi crane.”
Established in 1997, Krandienst Lange is based in Grimmen, near Greifswald to the east of Rostock in north east Germany, with three other branches in the region. It runs a fleet of more than 100 cranes, ranging from a 35 tonne two axle city crane to a new 700 tonne eight axle All Terrain, along with truck cranes, mobile self-erecting tower cranes and a Rough Terrain as well as loader cranes and delivery trucks.