September brought with it not just the end of a season, but the start of a new era in lifting with final testing complete on the new HMF 4020K6-FJ600 truck mounted crane, being commissioned for BSA Transport in Brisbane.
Mounted on a twin steer bogey drive Volvo, the new HMF crane has the capacity to lift 1640 kilograms at 16.6 metres on the main jib, and 430 kilograms at 27 metres on the fly jib. It also has the capacity to carry its load to the job site, and lift it into location, all with one man operation.
This configuration, while common in Europe, is becoming popular in Australia with tasks like lifting air conditioners, water towers and other roof mounted items. Previously this was the domain of pick and carry cranes, requiring a separate vehicle to deliver the item, and a two man crew to lift it into place.
With super-high strength steel construction, and clever use of electronics, HMF boasts one of the lowest tare weights of any truck mounted crane in the world, meaning lower fuel bills, more payload, and substantially fewer electronic sensor. This has led to greater reliability and the use of clever geometry with double power links, smoothing the operation, making operations more controllable and safer.
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The cranes also feature a patented EQC corrosion resistant coating, protecting the crane for its entire working life. This crane is also fitted with HMF’s patented “EVS” electronic vehicle stability system, which dynamically adjusts the cranes safe working envelope according to the vehicles stability at the time, recognising the vehicle payload as ballast, extending the lifting performance beyond any non EVS equipped crane.
HMF are the world leaders in truck mounted crane innovation, technology and quality, giving power to lift.
Speak to your local west-trans agent or visit www.west-trans.com.au for more details.