A new tower crane has been added to ALE’s fleet, which the company said will offer cost and times savings for those in the wind sector.
ALE said its K1650L crane has an increased lifting height and is able to work at high wind speeds as well as with uneven or small hardstands.
The compactness of this free-standing pedestal crane means that civil works and costs are ultimately reduced, without the need to be tied-in to the turbine tower. The low counterweight, increased visibility and quick assembly functionality optimises overall project efficiency.
Thanks to the short 70m boom, the area to boom up and down can be significantly shortened when compared to any equivalent lattice boom crane. This, together with the short minimum boom radius, allows the developer to reduce the portion of land to be acquired and cleared, eventually reducing costs and environmental impact.
The crane can be transported and even partially rigged, reducing the relocation time.