18 April 2008
Koenig Cranes has introduced its latest model, the K45T self-erecting tower crane to the United States and Canada. The K45T features a full 45 metre (147 foot) jib and a standard under hook height of 28 meters (91 feet). The crane can be also luffed up to 30 degrees, raising the under hook height to 49.5 meters (162 feet).
The K45T has a maximum standard lifting capacity of 5.5 tons. Capacity can be increased by up to 20% with the use of the Koenig “Power Lift” option, raising the maximum lift to 6.6 tons.
Maximum capacity at the jib tip is 2.2 tons, which can also be increased by up to 20% with the use of the Koenig “Power Lift” option, thus raising the maximum tip lifting capacity to 2.5 tons.
The K45T is also designed and engineered to work in conjunction with Koenig's free standing frame, which allows the cranes to be elevated by an additional 19 feet and placed over and above sidewalks adjacent to city streets.
Use of the free standing frame ensures that building lot and city street space is freed up, allowing pedestrians to continue to use of sidewalks while the crane works above them.