With its 80-meter main boom, the Tadano AC 7.450-1 is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best cranes on the market when it comes to erecting construction cranes. This did not go unnoticed by the team at Weiss Kranservice, which is why the company recently decided to acquire the Tadano seven-axle unit. The crane was handed over by Tadano Sales Manager Hans Asam at Weiss’ premises in Mindelheim: “We also took advantage of the handover to brief our customer on their new crane’s equipment and operation in detail and right on site, all of which is part of our Tadano service offerings,” reports the sales pro, whose co-workers took five whole days to make sure that the team at Weiss got all the information it needed.
When asked what he likes best about the new Tadano AC 7.450-1, Junior Manager Dominik Magg wasn’t at a loss for an answer: “Definitely its compact design in combination with the large lifting capacity and long boom.” After all, these characteristics are absolutely invaluable when his company is erecting construction cranes: “To put it simply, work sites keep getting tighter and tighter, while tower cranes keep getting bigger and bigger.” The latter meant that the company’s AC 300-6, which had reliably taken care of these jobs time and time again, was starting to be too small for new projects and that a larger crane was needed. However, and unlike the AC 7.450-1 with its length of only 17.62 meters, every single crane from other manufacturers was simply too long for the job. On top of that, Dominik Magg looked at the Tadano Surround View camera system, which shows both the various extension lengths for the outriggers and the counterweight tailswing radius, and he knew that the AC 7.450-1 was a winner. And he was proven right, as Tadano Surround View makes it significantly easier to optimally position the crane at work sites.
That was not the only area where the company’s decision was proven right, however. It quickly became clear that the Tadano seven-axle unit had been the perfect choice, as the crane effortlessly took care of three work site jobs within just a few days of being delivered. It is also worth mentioning that its smaller sibling, the AC 300-6, is still hard at work as part of the Weiss fleet together with an AC 220-5 and an AC 250-5 – a perfect indicator of just how much the crane experts from Mindelheim like the cranes from Zweibrücken.