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Tadano truck crane to become the “best-runnning machine”

Anker has purchased a new Tadano truck crane, the HK 4.050-1.

German crane rental company Anker has taken delivery of a new Tadano truck crane, according to a press release from the global manufacturer.

Servicing the northern Germany region, Anker acquired the HK 4.050-1 to expand its capacities in residential construction jobs such as laying ceilings, building roof trusses, or assembling halls, giving the crane hire company better access to tight, confined jobsites. According to Anker’s operations manager, Hartmut Ballerstädt, the company’s new Tadano truck crane “clearly” holds the capacity to become the “best running machine” in Anker’s fleet.

“With its tridem rear axle including steered trailing axle and two driven axles,” he said, “the HK 4.050-1 has an ingenious chassis concept that gives it unparalleled maneuverability and makes it suitable for use on even the tightest construction sites.”

Further enhancing the HK 4.050-1’s capacity to work on inner city construction sites is the fact that the crane does not require a special road permit – even when holding a counterweight of 4.5 tonnes, resulting in easier transportability, and reduced set up times. For Ballerstädt, the crane is a “classic bread and butter machine” that any operator can jump into and operate, a concept he and the team at Anker have felt with Tadano before through its AC 30 and AC 45, its all-terrain cranes ranging up to 220 tonnes in MRC, or its previous 40-tonne truck crane.

“We have felt that we have been in good hands with Tadano for many years,” he said. “The extremely good service and the cooperative relationship with the team in Lauf are at least as important to us as the good quality of the machines.”

Founded in 1976 in Lüneberg in Germany’s north, Anker is now run by second-generation Managing Director Jens Anker, with the Tadano truck crane becoming the company’s sixth Tadano machine in its fleet.


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