Frankfurt Based Safar Takes Delivery of New AC 5.220-1 from Tadano – Heavy Lift News
27 Jun 2024

Frankfurt Based Safar Takes Delivery of New AC 5.220-1 from Tadano

Ask the Managing Director of Frankfurt based Safar, Hendrik Eich, and he will tell you that the Tadano AC 5.220-1 is capable of tackling an extremely broad range of jobs.

“Without any counterweight, it’s a remarkably cost-effective 100t crane that can get to its destination without needing any additional transportation vehicles.

“With 11t of counterweight, it’s a versatile 130t machine.

“With the full counterweight, it can even be used as a 250t powerhouse,” he says while explaining just how versatile the crane is. And since Safar’s Cranes department continues to be on a clear growth trajectory and the market keeps demanding increasingly powerful machines, he sees the AC 5.220-1 as the best machine for expanding the range of jobs that his company can cover, as he underscored when picking up the crane from Tadano Head of Sales Frank Brachtendorf.

Hendrik Eich adds more reasons why his company decided on the AC 5.220-1, “We’ve had an extraordinarily good business relationship with Tadano for many years now and are extremely happy with the service they provide, that goes from technical support all the way to operator training and other training offerings provided by Tadano, including BKF 35 training. We’ve had an ATF 100G-4 hard at work since 2019, and its total downtime is pretty close to zero, part of which we attribute to the fact that Tadano’s service and spare parts services are incredibly reliable.”

Safar ordered the AC 5.220-1 with a heavy-duty short jib and a second winch, which will eliminate the need for a second crane in many cases where loads are being turned. As far as Hendrik Eich is concerned, this solution with a runner and a second winch is one of the crucial advantages offered by the crane. He also adds the unit’s adjustable-extension outriggers with five positions, the large lifting capacities, and a boom length of 68m as additional plus factors. And when it comes to aspects related to cost-effectiveness, the fact that the crane can travel below the 12t axle load limit with a hook block, dimensional lumber, and various accessories is something he finds tremendously compelling. “This makes the AC 5.220-1 the only large five-axle crane that can be used right away without the need for additional transportation vehicles,” he succinctly puts it.



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