Pfeiffer Cranes take delivery of Tadano ATF40G-2

By Laura Hatton23 January 2014

Fred and Dulcie together with their sons Jack, Dan and Duke Pfeiffer at a Tadano facility in Brisban

Fred and Dulcie together with their sons Jack, Dan and Duke Pfeiffer at a Tadano facility in Brisbane

Crane rental company Pfeiffer Cranes, at Carrick in Tasmania, has taken delivery of a new Tadano ATF40G-2 all terrain crane.

It is the first Tadano to be added to the company’s fleet and replaces a 30 tonne truck crane. The 40 tonner joins a fleet of cranes ranging from 12 through to 220 tonnes capacity.

The 2-axle crane has a maximum reach of 35.2 metres and there is an electronic load moment device and automatic overload shut-off, hoist limit switch with shut-off, overload warning and load moment gauge. It also comes with a digital display showing boom angle, boom length, sheave height, working radius and the amount of load on the hook, a company spokesperson added. Power comes from a Mercedes Benz diesel engine.

Fred Pfeiffer, owner of Pfeiffer Cranes, said, “The Tadano really impressed me. Quite apart from the lifting charts and smooth operation, the real bonus for us is the axle weights. When configured for our work, the axle weights allow the crane to run on a Class 1B permit on Tasmanian roads.”

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