Tadano hands over the very first AC 7.450-1 all terrain crane

Tadano delivered the world’s very first Tadano AC 7.450-1 all terrain crane to the German crane service provider Wiesbauer. The AC 7.450-1 is a significantly more powerful option which despite its additional axle, still fits in the six-axle class in terms of its dimensions, having a carrier length of only 15.99 meters, an outrigger base of 8.49 meters, and a total length of 17.62 meters. It offers better performance, matching that of eight-axle cranes in many areas. Additional highlights include a powerful 80-meter boom; a patented luffing jib rigging system for particularly easy, fast, and safe setup; and a new SSL (Sideways Superlift) in which the Superlift arms are mounted right at the front of the head, meaning that they are ultimately longer and provide larger lifting capacities.

The people at Wiesbauer found these characteristics compelling as well: “To put it simply, the Tadano AC 7.450-1 fills a gap that no other manufacturer has filled to date,” explains Florian Wiesbauer. This is part of why his father, managing director Thomas Wiesbauer, wanted to get his hands on the very first model produced without fail. In order to make sure that no one would be able to get ahead of him, he signed a “letter of intent” on a napkin all the way back in September 2019. During the handover Wiesbauer was represented on-site by Junior Manager Florian Wiesbauer and Sabine Wiesbauer from the Wiesbauer management team, while Tadano was represented by Sales Manager Michael Zieger, Vice President Tadano All Terrain Product Line Dr. Frank Schröder, Vice President Production Dr. Jan Wieser, and Tadano European Holdings GmbH CEO Tadashi Suzuki.