Jekko to unveil new mini crane
By Hannah Sundermeyer15 May 2020
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jekko will be introducing their new SPX650 mini crane during a global live streaming event in July. Originally set to be unveiled at the Apex trade fair in Maastricht, the model reveal will now take place virtually.
The new SPX650 has a maximum lifting capacity of 5 tons, and implements many state- of-the-art technical solutions successfully applied to the recent and highly appreciated SPX532 and SPX1280, the company said.
The SPX650 has a new 1.2-ton hydraulic jib with three extensions and a new 2-ton runner jib to achieve a maximum reachable height of 23.5 metres. As with its smaller version SPX532, the jib can be arranged in three ways, namely on the ground or on the column, to allow the operator to work with the main arm, or hooked and folded under the main arm to allow the operator to work with the jib with no need for installation.
The SPX650 also implements the new stabilisation system introduced on the bigger SPX1280. According to the opening angle and extension of the stabilisers, as well as the possible use of ballast, the software can determine in real-time the maximum lifting capacity at a given point, for unlimited operating configurations.
The stabilizers have a double extension for a very small minimum stabilisation area of 2.9 x 2.9 metres, with a maximum area of 4.5 x 4.5 metres. The new SPX650 also inherits the sophisticated hydraulic system from the SPX1280 allowing smooth and accurate crane movements and the possibility of working simultaneously with four functions. All the functions and movements of the crane and its accessories can be controlled directly from the practical remote control with software developed internally by Jekko and an intuitive user interface.
“The SPX650 aims to further expand our range of mini cranes, bridging the gap between the SPX532 and SPX1280 in terms of maximum lifting capacity”, said Alberto Franceschini, export sales manager, Jekko. “This is yet another challenge won by Jekko. The extremely positive results obtained by the SPX532 and SPX1280 models confirm that the solutions we have proposed so far meet the needs of our customers with their features of versatility, high-performance combined with compact dimensions, small stabilization areas and ease of use, not to mention the growing attention to environmental issues related to the use of lithium batteries. In this project, we have concentrated the best of our technology developed so far, further improved, without neglecting the design and, of course, quality materials. But I don’t want to say too much just yet!”