Hitachi Sumitomo announced the launch of the new 40 tonnes SCX400T in 2005, less than six month after they launched their 8 tonnes ZX160LCT telescopic crawler crane.
The new model uses the base of the SCX400HD crawler crane with 810mm bulldozer type shoes and heavy duty hydraulic retractable undercarriage.
The telescopic boom comes from a standard Link-belt RTC-8040, four-section 32 metres boom. The maximum lifting capacity is 40 tonnes at 2.5 metres radius. The overall weight of the crane is just over 45 tonnes.
The SCX400T was equipped with large hoists and cable plus heavy duty slew bearing in order to allow the crane to perform certain duty cycle work.
The load chart will be almost entirely structural, due to the high degree of stability that the crane base provides.
The transportation dimensions of the crane when fully assembled are relatively compact, with overall length 12.47 metres, overall height 2.92 metres and overall width of 3.35 metres with tracks retracted.
Hitachi Sumitomo pointed out that the SCX400T offers many advantages for shorter term contracts, being fully self contained for transport by just a single truck, with fast setup time and offering unparalleled rough terrain capability and stability of a crawler crane.
The new cranes will be sold in the UK by NRC Plant Ltd, which provides product support, sales and hire of the Hitachi Sumitomo crane range. NRC is also working ore closely with UK Hitachi Dealer HM-Plant Ltd to provide a full market coverage of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Source by Vertikal.