“It’s almost as if the AC 100-4L* had been designed specifically for our jobs in the Stuttgart metropolitan area. With its compact design, it can get to places that are simply out of reach for other cranes,” explains Gerhard Füssinger, the manager of the Wiesbauer branch in Schwaikheim. Together with crane operators Uwe Wahl and Jan Schöneck he picked up the crane in person in Zweibrücken. The AC 100-4L was handed over by Tadano Sales Manager Michael Zieger.
Even before this, however, the team at Wiesbauer already thought very highly of the cranes from Zweibrücken: “We recently put a new AC 45 City into operation and already had an AC 130-5 in our fleet in Schwaikheim, just to name a few examples,” Gerhard Füssinger says. He then adds: “In addition, we also have various Tadano cranes in our fleet. As you know, the two are now part of a single family – and we’ve found that this actually makes a lot of sense!”
When explaining his predilection for the cranes from Zweibrücken, he mentions the fact that his team is thoroughly familiar with the cranes and the IC-1 Plus control system as an important factor. He considers the control system to be one of the big strengths behind the AC 100-4L, as it makes it possible to take full advantage of the maximum available crane lifting capacity even when space is constrained and when using outriggers in an asymmetrical configuration. With this control system, his company can tackle jobs that would normally require a bigger crane: “And for a five-axle crane, it’s way harder to get a permit to drive in the city. This is another good reason why the AC 100-4L is simply the best choice for us,” he highlights.
* In October Demag, Mantis and Tadano cranes Joined Forces under a unified brand – the Tadano brand. There is only one name to remember when it comes to the best lifting equipment.
With the unification Tadano introduced a new naming formula. The machine in this article is now called AC 4.100L-1.