Full reach deposit for Tadano Faun

By Sarah Ann McCay09 September 2012

The crew of R. Kölch & Sohn GmbH at work. With the ATF 220G-5 from Tadano Faun, two industrial a

The crew of R. Kölch & Sohn GmbH at work. With the ATF 220G-5 from Tadano Faun, two industrial a

German rental firm R. Kölch & Sohn pushed its Tadano Faun ATF 220G-5 all terrain crane to the maximum for a recent air conditioning installation in Nürnberg.

The 220 tonner was used to lift two industrial air conditioning units, each weighing 2.3 tonnes, onto the roof of the newly built warehouse of forwarding agent Raben Logistics.

Before the industrial air conditioning units could be lifted onto the 15 metre high hall roof, four steel girders had to be lifted and placed in position, to provide the foundations for the units.

To lift the air conditioning units, the boom length was set to 30 m, before being telescoped out to its maximum boom length of 68 m with a full counterweight of 71 tonnes. The crane had to extend to a full reach of 73 m for the load to reach its final position, which meant using a 19.2 m boom extension.

The Bavarian rental firm acquired its first Tadano Faun crane in the 1980s. Since then, R. Kölch & Sohn has grown its fleet to 13 Tadano Fauns with a 14th machine on order.

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