All new from Sunward

By Chris Sleight26 September 2011

Sunward's launches at BICES 2011 will include this 50 tonne capacity crawler crane.

Sunward's launches at BICES 2011 will include this 50 tonne capacity crawler crane.

Four out of the eight foundation construction machines on Sunward's stand will be new at BICES, alongside more familiar machines from its down the hole (DTH) hammer and rotary drill rig ranges.

New additions include an updated spiral drilling rig based on an excavator carrier. The company says this allows it to either drill or carry out traditional excavation tasks.

Sunward's hydraulic grab is a brand new unit, as is its anchor drilling machine. Also on display will be a new DTH drill rig, aimed at the heavier end of the market. It can drill diameters from 90 mm to 255 mm to a depth of 48 m, positioning it in the mining and heavy civil engineering sectors.

In the lifting segment, Sunward will unveil a range of 50 tonne class cranes at BICES, including a 50 tonne crawler crane (based on an excavator body, with a telescopic boom), a 55 tonne rough terrain crane and a 55 tonne truck crane. The RT crane may be popular outside China thanks to the use of control systems from Italy's 3B6 and an Allison transmission.

The company has also released pictures of a telescopic boom access platform that may be at the show, but as yet no details are available.

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