The new AC 100-4L and AC 220-5 all terrain cranes of the German crane service provider I & H Kran has been put into operation. Site Manager Nils Laumann, who works at Rötha-based I & H Kran Transport Montageservice GmbH commented on the purchase: “Among the many factors that won us over when it came to the AC 100-4L were its compact dimensions and two-engine concept.”
According to Laumann the absolute technical highlight for him is the IC-1 Plus control system, which makes it possible to take full advantage of the maximum available crane lifting capacity even when space is constrained and when using outriggers in an asymmetrical configuration. This enables the AC 100-4L to tackle jobs that would normally require a bigger crane. “Lifting capacities are significantly increased at various slewing angles in many cases, even with a partial counterweight, and that makes using this crane particularly cost-effective in many projects.”
The new AC 220-5 also benefits from the advantages provided by the IC-1 Plus control system, which together with another technical feature won the I & H site manager over. “We’ll be using this crane primarily to lift concrete prefab components. Its long main boom and radius of up to 74 meters make it the ideal machine,” explains Nils Laumann, who has already scheduled the AC 220-5 for its first projects.