Swiss crane rental company Welti Furrer has taken delivery of a Tadano AC 4.070-2 all terrain crane.

Taking delivery of the new crane. Left to right: Felix Müller, Welti-Furrer; Amos Dubacher, Welti-Furrer; Michael Zieger, Tadano; Matthias Binz, Welti-Furrer; Fabian Schären, Welti-Furrer. (Photo: Tadano)

Welti Furrer ordered its new model to come with an 8x4x8 drive and 14.00R25 tyres.

Boom extension

In addition to the 50 metre main boom, the company also ordered a 16 metre main boom extension, which can also be used as an 8.5 metre long single jib that can be mechanically offset at an angle of 20 or 40 degrees.

The crane has a radio remote control and the IC-1 Plus crane control system, including the Flex Base outrigger system, which makes it possible to extend the crane’s outriggers to any point within their available range and will enable the unit to easily handle challenging conditions at work sites where space is at a premium.

Features chosen include a working area limiter, a hook load and hoisting winch camera, an optional blind spot camera on the superstructure, and the Tadano surround view system.

The AC 4.070-2 was handed over with a full 11.9 tonne counterweight that is split into five separate elements.

Welti Furrer plans to use its AC 4.070-2 throughout Switzerland at each of its ten company locations, especially for work related to prefabricated wood component construction, prefab home assembly, and lightweight steel erection. It will also be used as a taxi crane.

The company has already put the crane to work. Its first job involved erection loads of up to 8 tonnes, at a radius of 15 metres and 3.4 tonnes at a radius of 25 metres, for a timber construction customer in the Schaffhausen area.


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