Bray buys City Crane

By Christian Shelton21 May 2019

UK-based mobile crane hire company Bray Cranes has bought a new Kato City Crane model: the CR-130Rf.

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The Kato CR-130Rf in Bray Cranes’ livery

The crane has a capacity of 13 tonnes at 1.7 metres and a six-section boom that extends from 5.3 metres to 24 metres. The CR-130Rf is 7,465 mm long, 1,995 mm wide and 2,870 mm high and its gross vehicle weight is 13,745 kg.

The latest model has a faster road speed compared to the previous 13-tonne capacity Kato City Crane and new features include a searcher hook, a Stage IV engine, a redesigned operator’s cabin, and an automatic levelling system.

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The Kato CR-130Rf in Bray Cranes’ livery

The crane was bought through Kato’s European distributor Rivertek Services. According to Rivertek, Bray was the first company in the UK to own a complete range of new Kato City Cranes in their fleet, back in 2016.

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The Kato CR-130Rf in Bray Cranes’ livery

Bray’s managing director Peter Bray said, “We are delighted to add another new Kato City Crane to our fleet. We have been very impressed with our Katos to date and can see an increased range of work with the increased speed and searcher hook. All our crane operators are familiar with these cranes; it makes it easier for operators changing from one Kato to another.”

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Ivan Bolster (left) and Colin Cleary (right) of Rivertek Services with Peter Bray (centre) of Bray Cranes at Bauma 2019, where the crane was purchased

 

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