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Tadano launches Demag AC1000-9

Tadano recently hosted an open day to celebrate the handover of the Demag AC1000-9 to customer, LCR Group.

Almost 100 people were in attendance including Tadano’s Brisbane staff, Member for Chatsworth, the Right Honourable Mr Steven Minikin, the team from LCR Group as well as a number of LCR’s valued customers.

Tadano President and CEO, Mr Toshiaki Ujiie appeared via video link from Japan as did Howard Dean, Tadano National Heavy Lift Sales Manager, who had an integral role in the project. James Greenwood, Tadano National Sales Manager kicked proceedings off with a warm welcome.

Peter Koschel LCR Group’s Executive General Manager Cranes and Transport Operations discussed the partnership with Tadano, crane projects, crane facts and why the Demag AC1000-9 was chosen. Peter then officially received the key for the AC1000-9 from Takehiro Kusumoto, Tadano’s acting Managing Director and Commercial Director.

The LCR Group and Tadano team members worked with the crowd, answering questions where required and everyone took photos and enjoyed an up close and personal encounter with the AC1000-9. On the completion of formalities, German and Japanese cuisine and refreshments were served, representing the country origins of Tadano and Demag products.

With a lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, the Demag AC 1000-9 is the most powerful all terrain crane to set foot in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition, it can travel within an axle load limit of 12 tonnes with its 50-meter main boom. This enables it to travel everywhere and on nearly any road to any work site.

Drone footage of the AC1000-9 can be seen here via this link

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