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“Colossal” Tadano AC 5.140-1 boosts Saan’s fleet

Dutch company Saan has purchased a new Tadano AC 5.140-1.

Netherlands based crane services company Saan is expanding its fleet of Tadano cranes after recently purchasing a new Tadano AC 5.140-1 all-terrain crane.

Already owning three ATF130G-5 all-terrain cranes and three HK 65 truck-mounted cranes, Saan’s fleet manager, Mark van Klaarbegen, said that the Dutch-based crane company’s latest addition would diversify its fleet.

“Strengthening is definitely the right word for what the Tadano AC 5.140-1 will do to our fleet,” he said.

Holding a maximum rated capacity of 140 tonnes which it can lift at a radius of just over two metres, the machine can lift 10.6 tonnes at its fully extended main boom length of 60m. The machine comes with the option to add extensions to its boom that can reach heights of just over 90m and comes in a range of different combinations.

The Tadano AC 5.140-1’s jib extension does not need to be mounted with an assisting crane, as it is a double-folding swing-away jib with integrated heavy-lift jib.

“We absolutely didn’t want to do without this option,” said Mark van Klaarbergen, “as it dramatically expands the crane’s range of applications.”

The crane’s carrier, powered by a Euro V Mercedes Benz engine, features 72% gradeability which gives it outstanding off-road mobility and access to a high range of job sites, according to the manufacturer. The crane’s drive comes in 10x8x10, with Saan ordering the machine to be specially fit with 16.00R25 tyres.

News of Saan’s purchase comes after fellow Dutch crane company P&K B.V. acquired a new Tadano AC 5.120-1 to further expand its operations in the construction industry, while Swiss company Musfeld Kran purchased a new 7.450-1 for urban construction projects.


The crane was formally handed over to Saan at Tadano’s Netherlands location in Purmerend by Tadano Sales Manager Netherlands Richard Beenen.

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