South African rental company Marlboro Crane Hire has taken delivery of an 80 tonne Tadano AC 4.080-1.
The four axle AC 4.080-1 features a seven section, 60 metre boom and is equipped with the 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. Or its entire counterweight of 17.7 tonnes plus 600kg of additional rigging gear when on site or in countries that permit higher axle loadings. It can also be configured for 10 tonne axle loads with 3.3 tonnes of counterweight on board.
Marlboro also ordered the crane with Flex Base variable outrigger set up and monitoring, IC-1 Remote controls. It will base the new crane at its Johannesburg location and plans to use it for a wide range of customers and job sites.
Managing director Kathleen Dias said: “For us, the crane’s comprehensive range of standard and optional equipment is further proof of Tadano’s ability to bring stunning, innovation packed machines to the market that completely and utterly meet the needs of customers.
Owner Oliver Dalais added: “What really clinched it for us was the outstanding reach of the crane’s 60 metre boom in combination with its amazingly compact design. That means we can use it in tight spaces, where it absolutely comes into its own with its unbeatable lifting capacity at steep boom angles,”
Established in 1992 Johannesburg based Marlboro Crane Hire runs a fleet of All Terrain, Rough Terrain and crawler cranes from four to 750 tonnes, from Seven locations with branches in Gauteng, Secunda, Kwazulu-Natal, Kathu, Sundra, and Sasolburg.