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Jekko launches the new SPX1280

Jekko has launched the new SPX1280 mini crane, which will replace the SPX1275. The new machine has a maximum lifting capacity of 8t and in pick & carry mode can operate at 360° with a 2t load.

A hydraulic jib with three extensions results in a maximum height of 26.6m and a maximum reach of 20m.

Jekko said the core of the SPX1280 is its new stabilization system, which considers several factors in order to determine the possible working conditions. Depending on the opening angle and the extension of the stabilisers—as well as the possible use of the counterweight—the machine software can define in real-time the maximum safe working load in a specific point. “In the past, this wasn’t possible at such an extent since partial extensions of the stabilizers and 0° to 45° intermediate angles couldn’t be taken into account. The stabilization degrees have increased from four to seven and their displaying on the interface is easier and user-friendly,” the manufacturer said.

With a new hydraulic system, this crane has a smoother and more precise operation. This 100% electronically-operated supply system has been enhanced to offer new functions such as jib extension and arm lifting at the same time, smoother and better performance on tracks, and operation while combining four functions at a time.

The SPX1280 features a 19kW diesel engine fitted with a variable displacement pump that increases the efficiency of the whole unit while fully exploiting the engine power depending on the operation underway. The new engine (Stage V, Tier 4 Final) complies with 2019 EU emission standards.

The SPX1280 is operated via a new radio remote control designed by Jekko’s in-house team. Five configurations are possible: pick and carry, crane, stabilizers, crosspieces, and travel. A single radio remote control starts configure and operates the machine and its tools.

Among the numerous applications the SPX1280 can be used for, Jekko mentioned: laying of glazed panes, industrial maintenance and assembly, construction, and building. “But its versatility can be better appreciated when hoisting is carried out in confined places,” it added.

“We’ve received orders covering all of 2019 and the first quarter of next year. Our overall production budget for this model in 2020 is of at least 40 units, several destined to Central Europe, the United States, the Middle East and China, in addition to our traditional markets,” said Mauro Tonon, export sales manager at Jekko.

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