European crane hire company, Wagenborg Nedlift, has purchased an XCMG hybrid all-terrain crane, the world’s first hybrid 60-tonne mobile telescopic crane.
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Making the acquisition of the XCA60_EV on January 12 this year, the Groningen-based crane hire and logistics company will become the first crane company in the world to operate in a completely emission-free manner. With delivery and commissioning of the new, sustainable engine expected to happen in the middle of Europe’s summer following stringent testing and improvements on the model that was introduced at bauma 2022, Managing Director of Wagenborg Nedlift, Gerard Bastiaansen, said the “sharing” of “all kinds of improvements” had produced a “machine that exceeds our requirements”.
“I am particularly proud that Wagenborg is the first crane company in Western Europe to be able to present this completely emission-free crane this summer,” he said. “Our technical department and operators have had a prominent role in the whole design and production process of the demo crane towards the final XCA60_EV.”
On a basic specification level, the 60-tonne hybrid all-terrain crane possesses a main telescopic boom length of 48m and an engine rated power of 230kW/2200rpm. The model arriving at Wagenborg will be arriving with an EN13000 – the relevant European standard – and an RDW (Netherlands Vehicle Authority) inspection. The purchase of the crane comes after Wagenborg actively sought out crane manufacturers to mass produce a hybrid all-terrain crane, with XCMG being the only manufacturer able to satisfy its demands. According to Hu Yuan, XCMG’s EU Sales Manager, the construction of the crane would have been “extremely difficult” without the partnership between manufacturer and purchaser.
“We are extremely satisfied with the development of our XCA60_EV,” he said. “To build the perfect machine for the European market, we relied on the knowledge and expertise of the Wagenborg people.”
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