UK crane rental firm Sech has bought a 300-tonne capacity Kobelco CKE3000G crawler crane. The keys for the crane were handed over at a ceremony at the Bauma 2019 trade show, in Munich, Germany.

The CKE3000G ordered by Sech has a standard main boom with a maximum lifting capacity of 300 tonnes at 5.5 metres. Kobelco said that heavy lift (HL) and super heavy lift (SHL) options are also available with the addition of a 60 m luffing fly jib and a 30 m back mast. The heavy lift configuration enables a maximum lifting capacity of 189.8 tonnes at 8.8 m. The super heavy lift boom setup enables a maximum lifting capacity of 350 tonnes at 8 m.

For ease of transport the width of all components is less than 3 m (10 ft), while power comes from a Scania 13-litre, 331kW engine that meets Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emission standards without the need for a particulate filter.

Speaking about the decision to buy the CKE3000G, Matt Cox, Sech’s managing director, said, “The CKE3000G is an exceptional crane with great lifting capacities. We have been running a Kobelco CKE1100G machine in our rental fleet for nearly two years now and after careful evaluation we chose Kobelco’s new CKE3000G because of its design and operational simplicity, Kobelco’s proven reliability and excellent performance. Another plus for us, was that the new Kobelco CKE3000G also has duel winch operation (double drum spooling), allowing for heavier loads to be lifted - for example into much deeper shafts with greater control and efficiency.”

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Kazuhide Naraki (left), president and CEO of Kobelco Construction Machinery and Sech managing director Matt Cox at the handover ceremony at Bauma 2019

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