“We were missing a middle child,” jokes Weiss Kranservice Junior Manager Dominik Magg while taking delivery of his new AC 250-5 crane in Zweibrücken. After all, his fleet already featured an AC 220-5 and an AC 300-6. The company’s most recent acquisition was handed over by Tadano Sales Manager Hans Asam.
For the people at Weiss Kranservice, one crucial factor in the decision to buy the AC 250-5 was the 5-axle cranes’ extensive compatibility: “Many of the components in these two cranes are interchangeable – from hoist 2, through the main boom extensions and runners, all the way to the swing-away rooster sheaves and heavy-lift attachments. This keeps operating costs down and makes servicing easier,” he explains.
The comprehensive range of available accessories for the crane was also a vital selling point for him – not to mention the compelling performance data for the biggest 5-axle crane, which includes a maximum system length of 108.70 meters. “Our main business consists of construction crane rentals, and in order to erect them, we need powerful cranes with long reaches that are also compact enough to work at tight work sites. The AC 250-5 fits that bill perfectly,” explains Dominik Magg, who is already looking forward to his next visit to Zweibrücken.
And that will come soon: Weiss Kranservice will be getting its next new acquisition in December 2021 – a Tadano AC 7.450-1 all-terrain crane with a maximum system length of 132 meters.
With the unification, Tadano introduced a new naming formula. The machine in this article is now called Tadano AC 5.250-1.