Scandinavian rental group Nordic Crane has taken delivery of a new 250 tonne Tadano AC 5.250-1.
The five axle crane features a seven section 70 metre main boom plus an 11.4 to 21 metre bi-fold swingaway extension to offer a 93 metre tip height. This can be extended with inserts to 45 metres for the maximum tip height of 11 metres (63.7m boom + 45m of extensions). It also features the company's IC-1 Plus control system, which creates the optimum load charts for the actual outrigger configuration and slew position.
The crane, which is proving to be a popular model, has an overall length of 14.49 metres on a 13.26 metre long chassis. The crane has all wheel steer with three axles driven, with an option of eight wheel drive.
Regional manager Victor Callbo said: "The 70 metre long main boom and the compact design make this an incredibly versatile crane. In fact, our new Tadano has already completed its first job, we used it to install 30 tonne steel bridge elements and to install a tower crane with a 66 metre hook height, and it didn’t falter at any point in either case.”
“Ultimately, what really won us over was the full Tadano package: The combination of outstanding machines and excellent after sales service made it easy for us to decide on the AC 5.250-1.”
Nordic Crane runs a fleet of around 350 All Terrain, crawler and loader cranes, and is part of the family owned Kynningsrud group which includes Kynningsrud Spesialtransport, Nordic Crane Norway and Nordic Crane Sweden which is based on the island of Hisingen, near to Gothenburg.
The group has its headquarters in Halden, Norway, and was established by Bjarne Kynningsrud after World War II purchasing its first crane in 1967. Kynningsrud died suddenly in 1970, since then the business has been led by his eldest son Harald. The company now operates within the key areas of crane rental, property development, construction and house building in Norway and Sweden and last month acquired Denmark’s Kran-Kompagniet.