Two new Tadano Faun mobile cranes

By Alex Dahm09 April 2009

Tadano Faun ATF 130G-5

Tadano Faun ATF 130G-5

Tadano Faun in Germany has launched two new wheeled mobile cranes.

The 130 tonne capacity ATF 130G-5 all terrain and 70 tonne capacity truck mounted HK 70 were shown at the company's European Distributor Days at the end of March.

The five axle "G" for Global all terrain fits in the range between the 110 tonne capacity ATF 110G-5 and the 160 tonne capacity ATF 160G-5. It has a six section 60 m boom with single cylinder telescoping. Extensions are available as 10/18 m and up to a maximum total of 32 m, in mechanical or hydraulic version. A heavy duty 3.8 m jib, as on the larger 160 and 220 models, has a capacity of 40 tonnes.

It can be ordered with 10 x 6 x 10 or 10 x 8 x 10 drive/steer. At 12 tonne axle loads, the ATF 130G-5 with 10 x 8 x 10 chassis can run with 6 tonnes of the 42 tonne maximum, the 10/18 m extension, the large 445/95 R25 (16.00 R 25) tyres, 63 tonne hook block and 10 tonne swivel hook, Tadano said.

The other new crane is the HK 70, which, Tadano claims, is the only truck-mounted 70 tonne crane on a five axle truck from Germany. Total weight, with the maximum 15 tonnes of counterweight, 9/16 m extension, 32 tonne hook block and 10 tonne swivel hook, is 52 tonnes. This is 2 tonnes less than the 54 tonne maximum so there is still 2 tonnes available for more lifting tackle.

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