Weiland Kran & Transport has received a new Tadano 2.040-1 all-terrain crane, taking its total number of cranes in its fleet to 13.
Based in Lampertheim, Germany, the lifting and logistics company added the new crane to expand its operations in jobs requiring versatile, flexible machinery that can be transported around easily.
“We wanted a solid two-axle crane that would be easy to operate for lightweight day-to-day work while remaining absolutely reliable,” said Sebastian Degenhardt, one of two managing directors at Weiland. “With those requirements, it’s really no surprise that we ended up deciding on the new Tadano AC 2.040-1.”
On top of its 35.2-metre main boom and 40-tonne maximum load capacity, Tadano’s two-axle unit possesses other advantages for the team at Weiland: the IC-1 Plus system, Tadano’s very own control system, and its Flex Base outrigger system, which makes it possible to extend the outriggers to any point within their range.
The IC-1 Plus control system – a live crane capacity determination – allows for asymmetric outrigger setups in tight worksites. With multiple setups available, this allows for a reduction in transport costs thanks to its reduction on the reliance of more counterweights.
“The combination between the IC‑1 Plus system and the Flex Base outrigger system ensures that the crane has excellent lifting capacities even with a low counterweight of only 1.1 tonnes,” says Degenhardt.
Weiland plan to immediately send its new crane out to do ‘day-to-day’ jobs, using it on up to three or four worksites per day to lift objects such as air conditioning units and ventilation systems – essentially any job where space is limited and the Tadano AC 2.040-1’s compact dimensions will excel.
“A crane like this is simply something you need to have in your portfolio. Since the AC 2.040-1 is significantly more cost-effective than a three-axle unit thanks to its two axles, total weight of 24 tonnes, and resulting lower wear, it was really the perfect choice,” said Volker Degenhardt, Weiland’s other managing director. “It can travel to work sites while comfortably within axle load limits, carry out its work with its incredibly simple telescoping system, and then move on to the next site.”