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Tadano delivers new four-axle all-terrain

Tadano sells a new 70-tonne all-terrain crane to Perthel Stahlbau.

Tadano has sold a brand new AC 4.070-1 to German crane hire company, Perthel Stahlbau.

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The crane marks the fifth Tadano purchase in Perthel’s 33 years of operating. New owner of the crane and Managing Director of Perthel Stahlbau, Jörg Müller, said the decision to purchase the 70-tonne all-terrain crane was based on previous experience with the model.

“After all, we’ve had the previous model with us for ten years now and have nothing but good things to say about it,” he said. “And with that kind of results, it was pretty much a given that we’d eventually decide to get the upgraded version in the form of the AC 4.070L-1, which we’ve now done.”

The Tadano AC 4.070-1 possesses a maximum lifting capacity of 70 tonnes at a radius of 2.5m and a maximum main boom length of 52.1m that, at the machine’s 46m maximum operating radius, can lift 500kg. Furthermore, the crane can achieve a maximum tip height of 71m through a double-folding swingaway jib that gives the crane an extended operating radius of 52m.

The crane possesses compact dimensions of 12.5m in length, 2.5m in width, and 3.8m in height and is capable of carrying 11 tonnes of counterweight while falling under the 12-tonne per axle limit. For the team at Perthel Stahlbau, however, the standout features include the new technology such as the two-engine design and Smart Chart outrigger system.

“Our cranes usually don’t have to travel very far, so it made economic sense to us to have an efficient second engine on the superstructure in order to take care of crane operation itself,” said Müller. “That (the outrigger system) is something that really comes in handy when erecting factory buildings.”

According to Perthel Stahlbau, the crane will be predominantly deployed to install roof panel. The first job lined up for the machine is working for Belgian company, Nippon Gases, helping to construct a dry ice production facility.

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