German rental company Weiss Kranservice has taken delivery of a new 450 tonne Tadano AC 7.450-1.
The new crane was ordered last year last year along with an AC250-5.
The seven axle crane features a seven section 80 metre main boom plus a wide range of extensions that can be built up from eight to 70 metres with offsets of up to 40 degrees.
Additionally, a 24 to 81 metre luffing jib can be mounted on a 47.3 metre main boom to provide a maximum tip height of 135 metres.
The new crane also features the manufacturer’s new SSL Sideways Superlift design. The Superlift arms are now mounted to the top of the main boom base section, allowing them to be longer and thus boosting their effectiveness taking capacities in certain boom positions beyond some eight axle All Terrains.
The crane was handed over by Tadano sales manager Hans Asam at Weiss’ premises in Mindelheim to the west of Munich.
Dominik Magg of Weiss speaking of what the company likes about the 450 said: “Definitely it’s the compact design in combination with strong lift capacities and long boom. Much of our work involves setting up our tower cranes, and we see work sites keep getting tighter and tighter, while tower cranes keep getting bigger and bigger. As a result, our AC 300-6, which has reliably taken care of these jobs, is starting to be too small for some new projects. However, every crane from other manufacturers was simply too long for the job. We also like the Surround View camera system, which shows the various extension lengths for the outriggers and the counterweight tailswing radius.
Weiss Kranservice runs a fleet of around 250 cranes, including All Terrains, Tower cranes and larger Effer articulated cranes from its base in Bavaria.