Austrian crane service provider Kran Mitterhauser GmbH has opted for a new Tadano ATF-100-4.1 all-rounder. The company has been working with Tadano for almost 30 years now and its fleet comprises a total of 27 mobile cranes, two thirds of which come from the manufacturer. “We have just had so many positive experiences in the many years that we have been counting on Tadano: the robust and economical machines are real workhorses, the service is always good, and our crane drivers enjoy how intuitive the cranes are to operate.We have already worked with the previous 90-tonne model in our fleet and our drivers never had any problems with it, so we know the 100-tonner will be no different,” explained Managing Director Helmut Mitterhauser.
Kran Mitterhauser intends to use the 100-tonne crane for all conceivable applications in principle, the crane service provider sees particularly great potential in the field of prefabricated element assembly: “The crane can be combined with various boom extensions with an runner and second winch. These accessories will allow us to use the machine as an alternative to a tower crane. The second winch, for example, can be used to turn and tilt concrete components, which is extremely practical for short jobs in prefabricated construction,” explains the managing director of the crane company.
Even on the way to the construction site, the 100-tonne crane can carry quite a bit itself. Within the 12 tonne axle load, for example, a 9.2 tonne counterweight can still be carried along in addition to the 17.7 metre boom extension. This is enough to lift loads of 7.3 tonnes over a radius of 14 metres with the boom fully extended to 60 metres. With the maximum possible outreach of 34 metres for this configuration, the crane still manages half a tonne of weight from A to B. Additional transport for further counterweight is generally not required. “With performance data like this along with the versatile range of accessories, the 100-tonner covers virtually all of our applications as a taxi crane. And given that it can even be used in cramped conditions, this crane really does offer unparalleled flexibility,” added Helmut Mitterhauser.