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Reduced tailswing heavy crane joins Weldex fleet

19 May 16 Specialist heavy lifting company Weldex has brought in the UK’s first SCX3500-3, the new 350-tonne capacity crawler crane from Hitachi Sumitomo of Japan.

Weldex's new SCX3500-3 was displayed at the Bauma fair in Germany last month before delivery
Weldex's new SCX3500-3 was displayed at the Bauma fair in Germany last month before delivery

The crane has been designed with the special option of reduced tailswing that keeps the live mast within the line of the counterweight. Hitachi Sumitomo says this is a first for a crane of this size.

“This unique compact design allows the machine to be operated in confined spaces on such construction sites as logistic warehouses,” the manufacturer says. “The SCX3500-3’s versatility may be evidenced by its capacity to work from wide to small radius settings.”

With the luffing jib able to work at angles as near to vertical as 74° and the boom at 88°, the crane can also be set up for lifting close to the load.

The Cummins engine of the SCX3500-3 meets EU Stage IV emission regulations and has an auto idle stop function.

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