Ask about the Tadano HK 4.070-1, and Willard Pluimers, the managing director behind the Rijssen, Netherlands-based crane service provider of the same name, will be more than happy to tell you all the reasons why he thinks it is an excellent purchase. “We chose this particular crane mainly because it’s a lot more cost-effective to buy and operate than an all terrain crane, given the sorts of jobs we intend to use it for. It’s also very simple to operate,” he said on taking delivery of the crane at his company’s business premises in Rijssen. The crane was formally handed over by Tadano Sales Manager Netherlands Richard Beenen.
Pluimers was just as sold on the HK 4.070-1’s technical features, particularly the Volvo tridem axle group, which, with its steered trailing axle, gives the carrier a very small turning radius. In fact, he is a big fan of the Volvo carrier for a lot of reasons, including the Volvo I-Shift transmission’s popularity with his crane operators and Volvo’s famously high standards of quality and service. All of which are part of the HK 4.070-1 package.
For Pluimers, further plus points include the crane’s H-style outrigger system and five outrigger bases, which make the machine extremely versatile at tight work sites. And then there’s the Tadano Smart Chart system. “This intelligent control system for combined main boom and rooster sheave operation increases the available lifting capacity to the point where we can even use the HK 4.070-1 for lifts in the 80-tonne class,” he said. For Pluimers, these features all add up to make the Tadano HK 4.070-1 the perfect all-round package.