Sany's 1,600 tonne crawler crane

By Alex Dahm30 June 2010

Drawing of the new Sany SCC16000 crawler crane with jib and superlift

Drawing of the new Sany SCC16000 crawler crane with jib and superlift

The first unit of Sany's new 1,600 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler crane is due to start work in early 2011.

Maximum load moment rating of the SCC16000 is given as 25,000 tonne-metres. Capacity of the luffing jib is shown as 630 tonnes and power is from a 746 kW engine.

It was 2008 when Sany Heavy Industry agreed with Guangdong Power Engineering Corporation on the co-development project for this crane. Research and development started in October 2008 and orders were secured with customers in China at the end of that year, according to the manufacturer.

Sany said that the product contains 20 state-authorised patents: three in the category of National Invention Patent, 15 in the category of Applied Patent, and two in the category of Appearance Patent.

The manufacturer said that the crane complies with the certification requirements of CE, North America, Australia, Russia, and Chinese Taiwan. The Cummins engine complies with EU Stage II and the U.S. Tier 3 off-highway emission standards, Sany said.

The crane is a modular design and customers can opt for a free-fall function on the hook of the main winch, Sany said. It has wet brakes on the winches that do not need adjustment. A remote monitoring system with GPS is another feature, allowing maintenance scheduling and fault-finding.

Watch this space for more details as they become available.

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