Dutch crane rental company Kuiphuis Kraanverhuur has purchased two all new Spierings SK2400-R eLift electric powered crawler mounted self-erecting mobile tower cranes.
Spierings claims that the new crane is the strongest mobile tower crane ever built on a crawler undercarriage. The maximum capacity is 18 tonnes at 14.6 metre radius, with a choice of two jib lengths - 42 or 50 metres, with 5.5 or 2.5 tonnes jib tip capacity respectively.
The new tracked versions of Spierings electric cranes will join five regular wheeled mobile self-erectors in eLift cranes in the Kuiphuis fleet. The first of the two cranes will be delivered to Kuiphuis in the first half of 2024.
Kuiphus owner and director Bob Bruijsten said: "We may be moving faster than construction companies at the moment, we find that they are still getting used to the fact that with electric cranes of this size we can already run on construction with a 16 amp connection. If we already look at how many hours we run emission-free every week, that just makes me proud. In addition, both new machines are much needed, we have requests from all over the country for the eLift system, specifically for the SK2400-R capabilities."
Kuiphuis runs more than 40 Spierings cranes in its fleet including several crawler models, for which it sees a growing demand.
Spierings sales engineer Mathieu Braamhaar added: "Kuiphuis is a wonderful family business which invests in the future, the fact that they are now the first to operate with our new SK2400-R eLift is a great milestone. The SK2400-R eLift is a further development of the SK2400-R which we have been producing for some time. However, the new crane has multiple configurations for lifting.”
Based in Oldenzaal, east of Apeldoorn near the German border, family owned Kuiphuis Kraanverhuur was established over 115 years ago and now operates from branches throughout the eastern, northern and central Netherlands with a branch in Bad Bentheim, Germany just over the border from Oldenzaal. it has around 100 employees, while the crane fleet also includes All Terrains from 40 to 250 tonnes.