29/10/2019 - 15:47 pm

The first JF990 lands in Norway

The new articulated crawler crane by Jekko is designed to challenge truck cranes because of its compact dimensions, the high lifting capacity and the option of operating in electric mode

There are big plans for the new JF990 articulated crawler crane that has just been delivered to the Norwegian dealer Jekko Norge for the Asbjorn Dahlen Transport company. Oscar Hausammann from Jekko Norge said, “The customer was looking for a crane capable of substituting the traditional truck crane, less cumbersome and most of all equipped with electric engine in order to reduce emissions, a very important issue considering the tight restrictions on the use of combustion engines.

“The crane will be used first in the placement of prebuilt houses on a construction site outside Oslo, then it will be the protagonist in two other important construction projects on the outskirts of the capital.”

The availability of an auxiliary electric motor has proven a very attractive feature because of the option of operating in electric mode and reducing fuel and acoustic emissions Other important features are the crane’s compact dimensions, which makes it easier to transport and take-up less space on the construction site without compromising performance – 21.5t maximum lifting capacity and 41m maximum reach with ji).

Alberto Franceschini, Jekko’s export sales manager said, “This is another example of how crawler cranes are becoming a more convenient alternative compared to the traditional use of truck-mounts for these types of operations.”. The crane’s potential increases thanks to the double certification of crane and access platform, it is possible to install a two man basket which can reach 38m in height and has a working radius of 34m. “It’s like having two machines in one,” Franceschini concludes.

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