First job for 400 tonne Tadano Faun

15 November 2011

Tadano's new 400 tonne capacity ATF 400G-6 on its first job

Tadano's new 400 tonne capacity ATF 400G-6 on its first job

Following its unveiling in May, the first unit of Tadano Faun's new 400 tonne all terrain crane has gone to work on its first job.

Crane rental company Mayer, based in Burgberg in Southern Germany, had the challenge of replacing the starting ramps of one of the two ski jumps in Oberstdorf in the Bavarian Alps. It was difficult just to gain access to the site. Logistical challenges included narrow roads, hairpin bends, steep climbs and blind crests.

Working with two other cranes, the ATF 400G-6 made good use of its 54.5 tonne capacity at 20 m radius. That capacity is 15% more than its nearest competitor (at 47.5 tonnes), according to the manufacturer. The 100 tonne load of the approach ramps to the ski jumps were lifted in tandem from the top most part.

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