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Davies lands 400-tonne Tadano crane

18 Apr 13 One of the largest mobile cranes at the Bauma fair in Munich this week is on the Tadano stand in the colours of Wales’ own Davies Crane Hire.

Davies Crane Hire's new crane on show at Bauma
Davies Crane Hire's new crane on show at Bauma

Davies will take deliver in the coming weeks of the Tadano ATF 400G-6, a 400-tonne capacity all terrain crane. It will be the first of this model to reach UK shores.

The crane is made in Germany by the Japanese manufacturer's Faun subsidiary.

The ATF 400G-6 has a five-section boom that extends from 15m to 60m and can telescope even under partial load. With luffing jib, maximum tip height is 124m.

The chassis is powered by a Euromot IIIB compliant Mercedes eight cylinder OM 502 LA diesel engine with Bluetec, generating 480kW (653hp).

The 12x8 steer/drive chassis uses the ZF-Servocom steering system. On highway, first and second axles are permanently steered. Axles 4 and 5 lock in the straight ahead position when a speed of 30km/h is reached. Axles 3 and 6 lock at 50km/h.

The crane upper is powered by a six cylinder Mercedes OM 926 LA engine, rated at 195kW (265hp).

Tadano’s proprietary Lift Adjuster technology, that eliminates load sway, is included as standard.

Tadano says that key selling points of the new crane are the strength of the boom and its simplicity in setting up. Load chart highlights, with full 138t counterweight, include the ability to lift 65.4t out to 16m radius and 40.9t out to 26m radius. At 52m radius it can still pick 10.8t using just the main boom, or 12.8t by adding the derricking system.

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