Six Hoeflons for Meister

German rental company Meister has taken delivery of six new all-electric Hoeflon spider cranes as it moves away from All Terrains towards large truck mounted loader cranes and tracked cranes. This latest purchase substantially expands its spider crane offering, especially at the smaller end.

The package includes three C6e three tonne cranes along with a one tonne C1e, a four tonne C10e and the updated 10 tonne C30e. The company has also taken a three tonne Almac Multiloader ML 3.0 LTH tracked transporter.
The official handover

The Hoeflon C6e features a five section 9.5 metre main boom topped by a three section 4.3 metre telescopic luffing jib for a maximum radius of up to 14.4 metres at which it can handle 211kg. The maximum tip height with the jib installed is 16.4 metres, with a 601kg capacity. The C6e has an overall stowed width of 750mm, with the rubber tracks extending to just over a metre wide on site. Total weight ranges from 2,650kg to 2,850kg depending on options selected.

The completely revised C30e has a five section 12.72 metre boom, topped by a five section 7.6 metre luffing jib for a maximum tip height of almost 22 metres at which it can handle up to 1.27 tonnes. Maximum radius is 20 metres, with a capacity of 400kg. Meister has also ordered it with the new multi-tool gripper manipulator for all six cranes.
(L-R) Gert van Hoef of Hoeflon, Heiko Haase and Alexander Meister of Meister with David Fokker of Hoeflon

The new cranes will be offered for rent on a national basis, with or without operator.
Speaking of their latest purchase, Alexander Meister and Heiko Haase said: “With Hoeflon we have a partner who, in addition to innovative crane technology, offers excellent and fast service. A young team that shares many of our ideas and with whom we will continue to implement a number of things together in the future!”

Based in Dieburg near Darmstadt south of Frankfurt, Meister was established more than 40 years ago as a vehicle recovery company and morphed into a crane rental company in the 1990s. Today it employs around 40 staff with a fleet of tracked and truck mounted cranes and transporters.