There is no room to rest on your laurels in the lifting world. Which is why our Product of the Month for February is the Maeda CC985S-1 mini crawler crane.
Having no room is, in fact, the central point here. Because the Maeda CC985S-1 mini crawler crane is designed to operate over difficult and sensitive ground where space is at a premium.
And there is another central point (let’s assume we can have two). It is perfect for lifts where being able to lift and be mobile in constrained space are both very helpful features.
Hird is already one of the UK’s leading Maeda hire specialists for mini spider cranes. The key attributes of these machines is their ability to move through narrow spaces to reach lifting locations.
Once there, outriggers are deployed to provide the stability needed to allow our spider cranes to deliver their phenomenal lifting power.
Lifting on the move
The Maeda CC985S-1 mini crawler crane provides Hird crane hire customers will something a little different.
It is not quite as compact as a spider crane in stowed set up. But it does not need to deploy outriggers to carry out lifts. This means it requires no additional space outside its footprint to operate.
On top of that, the operator can reposition the mini crawler crane to make sure it is in precisely the right location to carry out a lift. Or the crane can be moved quickly to carry out multiple lifts.
And, because the Maeda CC985S-1 mini crawler crane also has pick and carry duties, the operator has freedom to lift a load and reposition the mini crane before lowering it.
Compact and capable
Hird’s Maeda CC985S-1 has a maximum safe working load of 4.9 tonnes (at 2.1m) and can lift 200kg at its maximum radius of 14.67m.
It is just 2320mm wide and 2833mm long, giving it true compact crane status, especially when you consider the weight of the loads it can lift.
Also, the mini crane has close to zero tail swing, adding to its credentials for lifting in constrained space. This is increasingly a concern on modern inner-city construction sites where space is at a premium.
The new mini crawler crane is also perfectly designed to support the latest construction techniques, including off-site construction – the process of building modular units at a different location and bringing them to a construction site for installation.
The Maeda crawler crane has a maximum lifting height of 16.5m which increases to 20.2m with the use of the optional fly jib.
As already mentioned, its 2,000kg pick and carry duty makes lifting even more flexible in constrained space. Also, its rubber tracks make light work of rough or muddy terrain, and assist with lifting across low load bearing and sensitive ground, such as paved and grassed areas.
Power and safety
The Maeda CC985S-1 mini crawler crane is also packed with smart features that make lifting easier, safer and more productive.
They include a 7-inch multi-function touch-screen monitor for controlling the crane’s functions. A rear view camera makes it easier for the operator to reposition the crane and keep a look out for hazards.
The mini crawler crane has a powerful two-speed winch with a hydraulic disc brake for ultimate load control. Among the many safety features is a slew restriction device to allow the operator to set safe working parameters.
Multiple lifting roles
One of the first lifting projects our new Maeda mini crawler crane was sent out on was installing glass at a new art college in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
It was ideal for the task because it was used to install glass at multiple locations across the site with a Powr-Grip MRTA8 glass vacuum lifter, also hired from Hird.
The Maeda CC985S-1 mini crane is also ideally suited to supporting steel erection, cladding installation, lifting machinery across difficult terrain, for example when installing equipment in remote sewage pumping stations or along gas pipelines, and artwork installation.
Mini crane hire range
The Maeda CC985S-1 tracked mini crane is a fantastic addition to the Hird mini crane hire fleet. Feedback from customers has already been exceptionally positive.
The company’s Maeda hire fleet includes spider cranes with SLWs ranging from 1.72t (for the Maeda MC174 crane) to 8t for the Maeda MC815 crane. Hird also has a growing hire fleet of all electric Maeda spider cranes.
All our lifting equipment is available across the UK from our four regional operational hubs. Find out how our Maeda mini compact crane could make a difference to your lifting project. Call Hird today.
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