Middle East crane and access equipment company Johnson Arabia has added Maeda mini spider cranes to its rental fleet.
The fleet already numbers more than 250 mobile wheeled and crawler cranes and 700 aerial work platforms. Johnson operates across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and said it added the spider cranes in response to changing demand. Operations in construction, oil and gas and other related industries have changed, the company said.
Martin Kirby, Johnson Arabia managing director, said, “This investment is part of the vision to innovate and constantly bring new concepts to the market. It is just the start of the proposed expansion planned for the business. At Johnson Arabia we demand the very best in reliability and performance but, above all, safety and cost-effectiveness, from our long-term partners to ensure the very best support can always be offered to our clients. Our business is constantly evolving and expanding even during such challenging times. We will never stop demanding the best and will work together with our partners and clients to provide the industry with the best total lifting solutions.”
Mohammed Fareed, Johnson Arabia executive manager, cranes, Dubai, said the spider cranes will enable companies to continue work on large-scale projects and fast track certain challenging lifting and placement operations. “The spider mini crane series will also work in conjunction with our existing line of crane equipment which makes it an easy option for companies to choose from. This, along with the best technical support in the business, makes Johnson Arabia an easy option to choose.
There are six Maeda models in capacities from 1 to 8 tonnes. Lifting height is up to 25 metres and maximum working radius is 18 metres. Pick and carry capability makes these cranes a logical choice for customers who cover a wide range of applications, from construction work to natural resource development, the company said.