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UK’s first AC 4.080-1

UK rental company Cadman Cranes has taken delivery of the first 80 tonne Tadano AC 4.080-1 to arrive in the UK.

The new four axle crane features a seven section, 60 metre boom and can be equipped with an 8.5 to 16 metre bi-fold swingaway extension for a maximum tip height of almost 79 metres and 40 degrees of offset. The crane can carry up to 9.3 tonnes of counterweight and a short, 6.5 metre extension whilst remaining within 12 tonne axle loads. In the UK it can carry its entire counterweight of 17.7 tonnes plus 600kg of additional rigging gear. It can also be configured for 10 tonne axle loads with 3.3 tonnes of counterweight on board. Overall width is 2.55 metres.
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Features include the variable outrigger Flex Base set-up with automatic sensing and load chart generation and Surround View camera system, which shows the various extension lengths for the outriggers and the counterweight tailswing radius.
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Managing director Matt Waddingham said: "We were looking for a compact four axle crane to fill a gap in our fleet and the introduction of this new concept was the perfect fit."

Established in 2005, Cadman Cranes is based in Essex and part of the UK based Milbank investment group. It runs a fleet of All Terrains, crawlers, loader cranes, mini crawlers and truck cranes with capacities ranging from seven to 180 tonnes from its headquarters in Colchester.