Chinese manufacturer XCMG has launched a new European All-Terrain crane, the 120 tonne four axle XCA120_E. The new model will be officially unveiled at the 2023 JDL Expo in France.
The new crane boasts a seven section 66 metre main boom, topped by an 11.65 to 18.5 metre bi-fold swingaway extension which can offset by up to 40 degrees.
Two 7.1 metre lattice extension sections can be added between the boom nose and the swingaway to achieve the maximum tip height of just over 96 metres, while the maximum working radius is 60 metres.
The 120 tonne nominal capacity is achieved at a theoretical 2.5 metre radius, at three metres radius the crane can handle 80 tonnes.
Power comes from an MTU diesel driving a 12 forward – two reverse speed ZF 12 TraXon transmission, with the three rear axles all driven, while all wheel steering is standard as is a retarder.
The independent suspension system avoids the need for full width axles and is similar in overall concept to that used by Grove.
Depending on tyres, the crane has an overall width of 2.75 metres, and the overall length is just over 14.3 metres.
The outriggers have up to five working widths, from fully retracted to 3.83, 5.0m, 5.9m or a fully extended seven metres.
The maximum counterweight is 33 tonnes, built up from eight slabs allowing for a variety of configurations.
The chassis was designed and manufactured by XCMG, made of high strength steel. The finite element analysis method is used to carry out simulation analysis and calculation of all working conditions.
The manufacturing process is inspected to stringent specifications, and the key parts are full-coverage detected to ensure strength and stability during the bearing process.
The full dimension steel structure luxury cab has a spring connection structure and a rear damper.
It is also equipped with electrically operated window lifters, air suspension adjustable seats, electric heating and adjustable rearview mirrors, a steering wheel adjustable in four directions, DVD navigation and a large screen liquid crystal display.
The combined central control panel is reasonably arranged in an arc, presenting a human-oriented design.
The crane comes with an LED combined lamp, Multifunction steering wheel and Central locking system with remote controller.
The interior adopts PVC hot pressing technology and one key, while human-machine interaction with the UI interface is upgraded. A heater, air conditioner and audio system are standard.
The crane follows the launch at bauma last year of the 60 tonne XCA60 EV three axle hybrid All Terrain crane.