26 February 2008
Up for two records was Amco Veba's latest knuckle boom loader crane. The VR 85 is the only crane with ten boom extensions and it has the longest outreach of any knuckle boom crane in the world – it is the longest crane in the world – according to the manufacturer. The main boom alone is 30 m. At the maximum horizontal outreach the main boom capacity is 1.8 tonnes. it has three slewing motors. The extension cylinders are in a balanced arrangement to minimise boom deflection and also to keep the maximum height of the boom section to 340 mm for minimum headroom and for best access to place loads through windows and other openings.
Also new and on show from Amco Veba are the model 103 and the 946 Basic. The 3 tonne-metre 103 replaces the 703 and is the first in a new family of cranes which is 30% cheaper compared with competitors and the line that it replaces.