The first Zoomlion QUY260 crawler crane sold in the US to Axis Crane.

The first Zoomlion QUY260 crawler crane sold in the US to Axis Crane.

Global Crane Sales, as part of its partnership with Zoomlion, announced the sale of its first QUY260 crawler crane in the U.S. to Axis Crane. This announcement marks the launch of the company's new Crawler Crane line, now available for the first time to the North American market.

The 260-metric ton QUY260 is ANSI-certified and is designed for maximum portability, control and reliability the company said. The QUY260 is ideal for such applications as general construction, construction of windmills, as well as oil rigs and refineries.

Featuring an optimized boom design and constructed with imported high-strength steel, the QUY260 offers has a maximum lifting capacity of 287 tons while the maximum lifting capacity with the luffing jib is 81 tons, and 37.5 tons with the fixed jib. Main boom length range is 65.6 to 272.3 feet and the extended-reach boom ranges from 282.2 to 311.7 feet.

The QUY260 is built with Linde pumps, a PAT/Hirschmann LMI system, Pfeifer wire rope and a Rexroth motor. The crane is powered by a Cummins QSL9-C305 diesel engine.

Featuring precise micromotion design, the QUY260 delivers smooth operation, whether lifting, loading or changing direction, the company said. The electronically controlled motor offers variable speed control to maximize efficiency with both light and heavy loads. Both the main and auxiliary winches offer a speed of 360.9 feet per minute. A camera surveillance system provides full operator visibility of the boom and load for better hoist control and precise lifting.

The operator's control cab is built for maximum comfort, safety and ease of operation, the company said. The control panel, levers, operating handle and dashboard have been ergonomically designed, and adjustable seats and air conditioning are included for further comfort. To enhance operator visibility and reduce fatigue, the cab has the ability to be pitched upward by 20 degrees.

An electric monitoring system is included to increase safe operation while enhancing the crane's performance and longevity. The system monitors and displays real-time parameters of crucial items such as the hydraulic circuit's working pressure, total working time, engine speed, oil pressure and fuel level. For further enhanced safety, the crane features anti-tipping devices, as well as a limit-position alarm system for the operating boom.

The QUY260 has been designed for easy assembly and disassembly, with no auxiliary equipment required. Using its own mechanisms, the track frame, ballast weight, counterweight and boom frame can be easily installed and dismounted. The track and frame are connected via an easy-to-install hydraulic circular drive pin.

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