80t electric Sany for Kandt

Dutch foundation specialist Kandt has taken delivery of its first all-electric crawler crane, an 80 tonne Sany SCE800TB-EV
The new crane on charge or just operating plugged in

The new crane features a five section 47 metre main boom topped by 10.2/17.5 m bi-fold swingaway extension with up to 30 degrees of offset and a maximum tip height of just over 66 metres with a capacity of 2.7 tonnes. The unit has up to 26 tonnes of superstructure counterweight plus six tonnes of carbody counterweight - three tonnes at the rear and three at the front. The all up weight is 91.9 tonnes, while the overall retracted width is 3.49 metres with 850mm track pads, extending to 5.1 metres with an intermediate setting.

The crane is rated at three metres and can manage just over 11 tonnes on full boom at a radius of up to 12 metres. Capacity at the 36 metres maximum radius is 1.1 tonnes.

Kandt was established by Arie and Ria Kandt as an earthworks business in March 1978, initially working from their home in Rotterdam. They then designed a homemade vibrating plate/hammer to replace the excavator bucket for the installation of wooden sheet pile walls. Then moved on to specialist machines for foundation work, including several crawler cranes. Kandt claims to be one of the first companies to install sheet piling with a telescopic crane, in addition to the new Sany it runs a Marchetti machine. The company now has 50 employees and works throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.