Much will be in store for North American crane buyers (and lookers) at Bauma in Munich. Crane manufacturers will show many cranes that are specifically geared to the North American market, or that can be adapted to adhere to OSHA and EPA emissions requirements, and American crane operating norms.
Following is our show guide to the cranes North American crane buyers will be interested in seeing demonstrating. Our guide is alphabetical by crane manufacturer.
Fassi will be exhibiting new articulating crane models in several capacities as well as the new V7 radio controls and the Fassi Internet of Cranes (IoC) diagnostic and monitoring system.
New will be the F2150RA/RAL, now the largest crane in the Fassi product range. This unit has a lifting capacity of 982,000 feet pounds and a reach of up to 134.5 feet with jib.
The lifting capacity of the F545RA xe-dynamic fits between the capacities of the F560RA and the F485RA in the heavy duty crane range. With this model, Fassi has produced a true 50 ton meter class crane that is still compact enough for installation on a three-axle chassis. It has a lifting capacity of 381,600 foot pounds and a reach up to 98.4 feet with jib.
Fassi will be displaying two new models in the light-duty lifting range, the F65B and F70B, with the connecting rod and fork on the secondary arm. Fassi has reduced the weight of these models by nearly 10 percent by using ultra-high strength steel in the design, which means more residual load capacity for the vehicles on which they are installed. Both models are available in a base version that can be fitted with a maximum of four hydraulic extensions.
Fassi is also introducing a radio control called the V7 with a new 3.5-inch color display, 16-bit screen with 320 x 240 pixel resolution, screen contrast changes according to the ambient light, six push buttons to activate and browse the menu and three push buttons for quick functions.
Kobelco is launching six new crawler cranes, two of which will be displayed at Bauma. All will have a new EU Stage IV and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine with lower emissions of oxides of nitrogen and particle emissions reduced by up to 90 percent, the company said. The full list of new and updated lattice boom crawler cranes include the 80-metric ton CKE800G-2; the 90 to 100-metric ton CKE900G-2; the 110-metric ton capacity CKE1100G-2, the 150-metric ton capacity CKE1350G-2 and the 250-metric ton capacity CKE2500G-2.
At the show will be the 100-ton CKE900G-2 with its maximum 200-foot boom, and the 275-ton CKE2500G-2. The larger model has a maximum boom and jib combination length of 200 + 200 feet.
Liebherr will exhibit two new mobile cranes including a new model on an eight-axle carrier and featuring a very long telescopic boom. Its design focus was on high economy and easy setup.
Also new is the five-axle, 250-metric ton capacity LTM 1250-5.1 that was first shown in 2015 at the company’s Customer Days event in Germany. Liebherr said this model will be the most powerful five-axle crane on the market. It is their third model with one engine instead of two. It has a 60-meter boom.
The new 500-metric ton Liebherr LR 1500 crawler has a maximum boom and luffing jib combination of 84 + 84 meters. For transport the heaviest component weighs 45 metric tons to allow unrestricted movement worldwide. While the central crawler section with slew ring weighs 55 metric tons, a removable A-frame allows the weight to be reduced to 45 metric tons.
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing in Austria has developed a new 100-metric ton capacity class lattice boom crawler crane, the LR 1100. In a departure from conventional design where steel plate is used, the new crane has a tubular structure. It improves performance and gives the crane a different appearance, the manufacturer said. Easy transport and quick setup are features of the new LR 1100. The boom foot and crawler track frames stay on during transport. Instead of having to be dismantled and removed, the catwalks fold down.
An option that increases capacity by around 20 percent is a counterweight system that is swung backwards hydraulically. Fixed and luffing jibs are available. Power is from a 230 kW Liebherr diesel engine built to meet Stage IV and Tier 4 Final exhaust emission standards.
A new series of hydraulic fast erecting tower cranes will be launched by Liebherr as well. The L1 series will be the company’s smallest bottom-slewing tower cranes. Features include improved ergonomics, good access for erection and maintenance work and a modern, attractive design, the company said. L1 will replace the existing H series of cranes.
First in the series is the 2.5 metric ton capacity L1-24, available with a maximum radius of either 25 or 27 meters. Capacity at the end of the jib will be 950 or 800 kg. Hook height is 19 or 19.2 meters with the jib horizontal. A 20 degree inclination will increase this height to 25.7 and 26.5 meters where capacity is given as 900 and 750 kg.
The slewing radius is 1.9 meters and a flexible support base allows the crane’s footprint to be reduced to less than four meters. For control there is the Micromove fine positioning mode, oscillation damping and an operating range limiting system. Versions are available with a standard concrete ballast or a full steel ballast which can be carried on the crane, meaning no additional transport or erection cost.
Linden Comansa America (LCA) will display several flat top and luffing jib tower cranes with the latest new developments and technology, the company said. Comansa is a worldwide producer of tower cranes with offices around the world. LCA has facilities in North America with full sales, service, parts and engineering to meet all the needs of its tower crane users.
Link-Belt Construction Equipment
The 100-ton capacity Link-Belt HTT-86110 telescopic truck crane will debut at Bauma. The new unit has steerable rear axles with super single tires and four steering modes: independent front, independent rear, combination, and diagonal.
The HTT-86110 features a 164-foot main boom, and the HTT-86110’s turning radius is less than 27.25 feet from the center line of the tire; this is comparable or better than similar four-axle all-terrain cranes, Link-Belt said. A new efficient and low effort, on board three-piece fly pinning design is focused on ease of assembly and disassembly. For the North American market, a clean idle certified 336 kW (450 hp) Cummins engine powers the crane.
Also from Link-Belt is the 140-ton TCC-1400, which has the longest boom length for a telecrawler in this tonnage class, the company said. A six-section power pin and latch boom measures 195.4 feet and an on-board three-piece bi-fold lattice fly will give the crane a maximum tip height of 259 feet. New features found on the TCC-1400 include an electronic inclinometer providing a digital readout of list angle and a new auto-idle feature that provides operator selectable ranges for improved fuel economy.
Link-Belt will also show the 150-ton RTC-80150 Series II rough terrain crane that features a six-section pin and latch boom with a maximum tip height of 311 feet that has superior load telescoping capability and only five boom extend modes, Link-Belt said. There will also be the 100-ton 100RT rough terrain crane with a maximum tip height of 261.7 feet. A three piece bi-fold, on-board fly with an integrated 10-foot section is available and has one load, two-line lift procedures.
Maeda will be displaying eight mini crane models, including three North American models from the MC mini crane series. The MC285-2, MC305-2 and MC405 with spider leg design will be displayed in various power packages and with various options.
Also the newly developed MK1033 with articulated telescopic luffing jib and optional winch will be exhibited. The MK1033 with its articulated boom and jib attachment, lifting directly from the jib point similar to a knuckle boom, is one of Maeda’s latest additions to the range and completely unique. It is expected to be available in the North American market in late 2016 or early 2017.
For the Latin American market Maeda will also display two additional telescopic boom crawler style mini crawlers, the LC383 and the new CC1485.
The CC1485 updated model still boasts many market-leading features including a six-ton lifting capacity, 16.7 meter boom, optional fly jib with 0-60 degree offset, rear view camera and seven-inch monitor as standard. No outriggers mean an extremely slim working footprint. Features of this more compact model include fully enclosed air-conditioned cab with link slide door, minimal tail swing, powerful two speed hi/lo winch, hydrostatic transmission, four-fall/two-fall hook block, tilt sensor/alarm, hydraulic disc brake and automatic heptagonal five-section boom.
(PM Gru, Valla and Manitex)
New from PM are the PM 45527 e and PM 55525, both in the company’s heavy range. The 45.5 and 55.5-ton models feature up to nine extensions and several versions with jib for better performance and versatility; a new control station for better ergonomics and ease of use; the new Power Tronic Advance Plus, making for extremely precise and safe crane operation; and improved stability control monitoring, soft stop end stroke and fully proportional speed management.
The PM 150 SP is compact and light, and the main feature of this crane is the integrated crankcase, which facilitates the installation. The crane is available with up to nine hydraulic extensions. Moreover, jibs with up to six extensions with 25 degree negative angle can be installed even on the basic configuration with nine extensions. Equipped with PM Power Tronic Advance, the crane maximizes performance with first class control and safety, the company said.
The rich standard equipment makes this crane particularly efficient and safe in every movement. Ease of use and technology innovation have never been so closely related.
Other cranes include the PM 65 SP 65026 + jib 1416 and the PM 38.5 SP PM 38525 + jib J815.
Manitex will showcase the 2892 C boom truck crane mounted on an Iveco truck chassis, which is Italian. The Manitex 2892C features a four-section 28-92-foot boom. Maximum main boom tip height is 103 feet, and it has a two-section 26-46-foot jib. Maximum tip height is 149 feet 1 inch. It features underframe out-and-down type outriggers with double-acting hydraulic cylinders operated independently for precise leveling. The pedestal and subframe are mounted to the chassis by threaded rods and clamp plates. No welding, drilling or bolting to the truck frame is required.
Last but not least, Manitex Valla will show its 25 EL electric pick and carry crane with a lifting capacity of 2.25 tons. The Valla mini cranes are designed to be operated with ease in confined spaces, allowing them to operate flexibly to carry out a wide range of lifting tasks, for example in a large factory where machinery needs to be moved regularly or vehicles loaded and unloaded. Like all Valla mini cranes they are fitted with 3B6 digital load monitoring systems for safe and efficient lifting.
Three of the four all terrain cranes shown by Grove will be new models. The company is keeping the details of one unit secret until the show. New is the 100-metric ton capacity GMK4100L-1. The 250-metric ton capacity GMK5250L was rolled out in 2015 and now the first units are being delivered. Also on show will be the 400-metric ton capacity GMK6400. Features include a one engine design, Megadrive hydrostatic drive system and a self-rigging, capacity-enhancing MegaWingLift.
Grove has had a four-axle 100-metric ton capacity all terrain for years, but the GMK4100L-1 is a new design. It has a 60-meter boom and only one engine, allowing for more counterweight. The new 100 tonner is 2.55 meters wide instead of the 2.75-meter width of its predecessor and overall it is 0.5 meters shorter.
The 90-metric ton capacity Grove GRT8100 is Manitowoc’s latest rough terrain crane and one of three that will be shown in Munich. This crane is an update of the RT890E and is the first with the new GRT (Grove rough terrain) nomenclature. Maximum height to the tip of the main boom is 49 meters and with full boom extension and insert options maximum reach is 77 meters.
New in the Potain tower crane range is the MDT 389, first from a new line suitable for cramped multi-crane jobsites. It is one of three towers on show, alongside the MDT 219 and the MR 418 luffer.
The MDT 389 is the largest in a new range of flat tops which also includes the MDT 249, MDT 259, MDT 269 and MDT 319. All have the new Crane Control System (CCS) and are designed for fast erection and dismantling and to be easy to transport. The MDT 389 is available in a 12- or 16-metric ton version, both with a jib up to 75 meters. Capacity at the end of that maximum jib is 3.4 metric tons on the 12 metric ton version and 3.3 metric tons on the 16 tonner.
On the MDT 389 the slewing section, cabin mast section and the cab can be moved together as one load. The counter jib can be folded and the winch platform can be sized to occupy less space, Manitowoc said.
Like the MDT 389, the MDT 219 is also top of its range. Versions are one with an eight- metric ton capacity and one with 10 metric tons capacity. All are evolutions of previous MDT City series cranes with jibs from 55 to 65 meters and hoisting capacities from six to 10 metric tons.
The luffing jib type Potain MR 418 lifts 24 metric tons and has a jib up to 60 meters. Standard is the 110 kW hoisting winch type 150 LVF 120 with a rope capacity of 552 meters and 210 m/min maximum line speed. An option is the 200 kW type 270 LVF 120 hoisting winch which can carry 826 meters of rope and has a 254 m/min maximum line speed.
Generating a lot of interest will be Manitowoc’s standardized Crane Control System (CCS). It is a common operating interface being introduced on all new rough terrains, crawlers, all terrains, boom trucks and tower cranes. CCS is designed for operators to more quickly set up their cranes and get to work. Its Eco mode feature helps improve fuel efficiency and decrease wear and tear on the powertrain and hydraulic systems.
There’s likely to be much more in store at the Manitowoc stand. Details will follow in subsequent issues of ACT.
A wide range of products from the heavy-duty PK 165.002 TEC 7 crane through to container handling systems will be shown by Palfinger. The PK 165.002 TEC 7 is designed for carrier vehicles with a maximum gross weight of 32 metric tons. It is lighter than its predecessor – the PK 150.002 – and there is a personal fall protection mode for people working at height.
The PK 16.001, PK 16.001-K and PK 18.001 EH are replaced by the new Solid range of cranes. A characteristic feature is a boom system that can be overstretched with a single elbow lever, known as the Single Link Plus. Solid models are offered in three configurations. The PK 17.001 SLD 1 is the non-CE entry level model without overload protection. The PK 17.001 SLD 3 has Paltronic 50 and is available in CE and non-CE versions. The top Solid version is the PK 19.001 SLD 5 with the addition of E-HPLS, radio remote control and a load-sensing control valve.
With booth space exceeding 17,200 square feet Sany will exhibit 17 machines, one of which is the SRC550, a rough terrain crane marketed in North America as well as around the world.
Tadano will show its flagship ATF 600G-8
all terrain crane. With a capacity of 600 metric tons, it has the largest capacity in the Tadano product line and features the innovative Triple-Boom, a design that does not require the transportation or handling of a separate boom suspension system.
At the other end of the capacity scale, the company will present the successor to its ATF 50G-3, a three-axle all terrain crane with a capacity of 50 metric tons at 2.5 meters radius and a 40 meter, five-section telescopic boom.
Also in the rough terrain crane range Tadano will show the three-axle 145-ton capacity GR-1450EX. This crane feature a 12.1 to 6.1 meter boom length and a 10.3 to 18 meter jib length.
Tadano Mantis will introduce the new GTC‐800, an 88-ton telescopic boom crawler crane. The GTC‐800 is CE marked and will be available for global sales in late 2016. It is the second of the new design GTC series telescopic boom crawler cranes, which follows the concept to design and build a telescopic boom crawler crane that meets the requirements of the growing Tadano Mantis core markets of power transmission, bridge and civil, and foundation construction while expanding the broader appeal of the crane toward lift crane based markets.
The GTC‐800 design project was managed by Tadano Mantis and included collaboration with Tadano, Ltd. In developing the purpose-designed telecrawler, the crane features a Tadano built telescopic boom and the integration of Tadano winches, jib, hydraulic cylinders, AML‐C and Hello Net telematics. The full power, five‐section 37-foot eight-inch to 141 foot one inch hydraulic boom is designed to perform well for lift work, while also being capable of out‐of‐level, pick‐and‐carry, and foundation work. The main boom is complimented with a 33.1 to 58-foot bi‐fold jib. The maximum lifting height with the jib erected is 198 feet.
Operating load charts for the GTC‐800 are available for up to four degrees slope with automatic out of level load chart switching. The level ground load charts feature Tadano Mantis’ market leading 1.5 degree slope allowance, the company said. The GTC‐800 has track width sensing and three-track width operating zones. The crane has sufficient hydraulic track extend power to extend and retract the tracks on demand and the tracks do not require pinning in position once set to operating width. The GTC‐800 is powered by a Cummins Euromot stage IV, U.S. EPA Tier 4f, QSB6.7 diesel engine rated 231 kW (310 hp) @2200 rpm.
As per the norm, Terex wants the details of the cranes it will show to be a secret until the doors to Bauma open. ACT has learned that Terex Cranes will launch a new all terrain crane on five axles, probably somewhere over 200 tons in capacity.
The Explorer range of all terrains will also receive attention with updates of the 5500 to give more capacity and the 5800, on the boom. Other ATs on show will be the 40 metric ton capacity AC 40-2 and a Challenger series model.
A new 80-metric ton capacity rough terrain crane for the worldwide market will make its debut, ACT has also learned.
Terex will also show a 16-metric ton capacity CTT 332-16 flat top tower crane. A prototype of the 332 ton-meter crane was first shown a couple of years ago.
Terex will apparently unveil a heavily guarded secret at Bauma.
Wolffkran will show its biggest flat top crane ever with a new luffing crane. It will also show the U.S. version of its best-selling luffing crane. The Wolff 7534 is the biggest and most powerful flat top crane in the range, the company said.
The German manufacturer’s second newcomer is the Wolff 275 B with a capacity of 24 metric tons, a hook path of 700 meters and a hoisting speed of up to 222 m/min. The two new additions are accompanied by the experienced Wolff 8033 saddle jib crane in XXL 450 metric ton class.
The 24 metric ton capacity Wolff 275 B is also new from Wolffkran.
China-based Zoomlion will show five cranes, including the ZCC1100. One of the rough terrains on show will be geared specifically to the North American market, ACT has learned.
The company will also show its tower crane line, including the 25-metric ton T8030-25. Zoomlion tower cranes are now being distributed in the United States by P&J Arcomet, and the first T8030-25 has been erected on a job in Dallas.