Pace Cranes is bringing major technological advancements to Australian shores first by hosting the global launch of the new MAEDA spider crane, the MC285C-3.
“This model is the next generation in the highly successful MC285C series of spider cranes from MAEDA,” Anthony Heeks, Managing Director of Pace Cranes, said.
“It’s a big step up from previous models. This is the official global launch of the MC285C-3 and this unit was expressed from the factory to Australia in time for the CICA conference. Two units are already sold and there are four on their way.”
With lifting capacity of 2.82-tonne the dash 3 includes a number of new features:
• EU stage V compliant Yanmar diesel engine
• Outrigger multi angle positioning controlled by moment limiter
• Boom slew limit setting
• Detachable electric motor
• LED flashing working status lamp
• Stowable travel levers
• New paddle type HBC radio remote control
• New user-friendly 7 inch moment limiter and controller with a cover
“Yes, the key features are the multi pivot settings on the outriggers and the slew zone safety system which will be a major benefit to our customers,” Heeks said.
“The system works on the basis that if the load moves outside the riggers its detected via a series of sensors and the machine stops automatically, its very intelligent. The Series 3 also features an outrigger interlocker system and a 7-inch display interface. There’s also a radio remote so you can operate the crane remotely.
“The display unit highlights an outrigger interlock system and a safety level bubble. When the crane is operating safely the lights remain green and there are automatic warnings if the operation is outside of the safety restrictions,” he said, “these new features also enable slew restrictions.
Typically, applications for the crane will be high-rise construction and with the retractable legs, the Series 3 is ideal for operating in confined areas.
“As standard, there’s a radio remote control system, non marking tracks are optional and an as option there’s an electric motor for zero emissions and environmentally sensitive applications. This motor is detachable and the inbuilt wheels make it easy to detach and move as required,” Heeks said.
The stand also featured the largest MAEDA spider crane in the range, the MRC8.091, which features a 1t pick up and carry capacity.