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VIDEO – XCMG breaks another world record

With the capability to hoist 230 tons at a height of 162 meters, the XCA4000 sets a new benchmark for the highest and heaviest lifting capacity among wheeled cranes and has lately made its first delivery to Hebei Rongcheng Technology in Hengshui, China.

XCMG has deployed the world’s largest all-terrain crane, the XCA4000, for the first time to install a 6.25mW wind turbine in Hengshui, Hebei.

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Working on a 200mW wind farm in Jing County in China’s southeast, the crane lifted a series of components in its first lift, including a 130-tonne wind turbine nacelle, a 40-tonne wheel hub, and three 95m-long blades to an assembly height of 162m. According to XCMG, these lifts mark the seventh occasion that it has broken its own world record for the heaviest lift at the largest height since 2010.

The XCA4000 possesses a world-leading 4000-tonne lifting capacity for all-terrain cranes. Carrying its chassis on 11 axles, the world’s largest all-terrain crane possesses the capability to lift 230 tonnes of weight at a height of 170m, setting a new benchmark for the highest and heaviest lifting capacity among wheeled cranes, according to the manufacturer. The crane, according to the manufacturer, was born out of the demand for larger wind turbines, with the machine capable of installing onshore wind turbines exceeding 10mW in output.

According to XCMG, the crane is equipped with a high-performance flexible boom technology that accounts for reduced lifting performance at greater heights and limited space beneath turbine lifting hooks, reducing the time required to install a wind turbine by up to 30 per cent.

Additionally, the crane is equipped with a self-developed control system and active safety technology featuring more than a dozen sensors on the boom, detecting and eliminating potential safety hazards in real-time.

XCMG’s products are distributed in Australia by Ronco on the West Coast and D&D Diesel on the East Coast.


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