General crane hire company, Crane Hotline, is the proud new owner of the Tadano
ATF 40G-2 crane. Arriving in Australia recently, the wholly German built crane is particularly suited to the Australian work environment.
"We bought the first 65 tonne Tadano all terrain crane to arrive in Australia, so you could safely assume from our latest purchase that we are very happy with the Tadano brand," says Crane Hotline managing director, Perry Evans.
"Most of our clients have a need for cranes on the 30t to 50t category. We looked carefully at the charts for a truck crane and the all terrain Tadano cranes and decided that the Tadano ATF 40G-2 was the one for us."
"The new Tadano 40 all terrain is the ideal unit for our work at Crane Hotline in general engineering, rigging and civil construction. It is easier than a truck crane around inner city and suburban work sites. It is on a tight work site where the all terrain capability comes into its own," continues Evans.
The new purpose designed crane is for on and off road construction and features a carrier cab with full width two-man cabin, with left hand drive as standard.
The lifting chart specifies a maximum lifting capacity of 40 tonnes and the telescopic boom extends from 10.45m to 35.2m. Safety devices featured on the ATF 40G-2 crane includes electronic load moment device and automatic overload shut-off, hoist limit switch with shut-off, overload warning and load moment gauge. Digital displays show boom angle, boom length, sheave height, working radius and hook load.
Tadano has selected the best components at the heart of this new model, featuring a Mercedes Benz diesel engine onboard the Faun carrier, plus ZF transmission and ZF steering system.
"Since we have had the new Tadano ATF 40G-2 model in our fleet we have been delighted with the performance and acceptance of this model," says Evans.
"This is the third Tadano that we have purchased and we have had a trouble free run with all of our Tadanos. They are certainly better built than most cranes and also carry a good re-sale price when it’s time to trade up to a newer model."