Dutch crane and telehandler rental company Herms has taken delivery of the first 70 tonne Tadano HK 4.070-1 to arrive in the Netherlands.
The company has also ordered the new crane with six tonnes of extra counterweight and a trailer to transport it behind the crane. Mounted on an 8x4 Volvo chassis with rear steer axle, the HK 4.070-1 features a five section 41 metre main boom plus a nine metre swingaway extension. With 10.1 tonnes of counterweight installed it can handle 55.6 tonnes at a three metre radius and 19.2 tonnes at an eight metre radius.
General manager Marcel Herms said: “With the trailer, our new HK 4.070-1 can travel on public roads in the Netherlands with the total counterweight of 15 tonnes. That opens up a whole range of jobs that we’ll be able to take care of without the need for additional transportation vehicles.”
Based in Epe, north of Apeldoorn, with a branch in Doetinchem, east of Arnhem, Herms was founded in 1876 as a transport and building company by Albert-
Jan Herms. The family owned and managed company does pretty much the same mix of work today, with a fifth generation now working in the company. It runs an extensive crane fleet that includes mobile self-erecting tower cranes, All Terrains up to 200 tonnes and crawler cranes. The new Tadano is the only truck crane in the fleet.