New Tadano AC 7.450-1 Delivered to Welti-Furrer in Switzerland
Welti-Furrer’s Fleet Manager, Amos Dubacher, will tell you that the Tadano AC 7.450-1 has a lot going for it – and not just the fact that its status as a powerful seven-axle unit enables it to perfectly close the gap between the 350t and 600t cranes in the Swiss crane service provider’s fleet. “The AC 7.450-1 also represents the latest state of the art in every sense of the word. And this gives it a series of advantages that no other crane in this class can offer as a whole when it comes to our needs,” Amos Dubacher underscores. The company’s most recent acquisition was handed over by Tadano Sales Manager Michael Zieger.
When listing the crucial advantages behind the AC 7.450-1, the Swiss crane experts immediately point to its extremely compact design and the fact that it combines a low transport weight with the ability to carry out an extremely wide range of heavy lifts without additional accessories. “And that’s just two of the advantages. Another vital one, for example, is the fact that the AC 7.450-1 can be set up extremely quickly,” says Amos Dubacher.
Welti-Furrer will be using its new Tadano AC 7.450-1 primarily to erect tower cranes and install prefab concrete elements, and the crane’s aforementioned compact design is expected to be invaluable in this context – especially at tight work sites in urban environments. The Swiss crane experts also point out that the luffing jib’s ease and speed of assembly will literally pay for itself, as will the fact that the outriggers only need to be pinned during road travel and not when set up. “All this saves time and makes using this crane particularly cost-effective,” Amos Dubacher points out.
The team at Welti-Furrer also considers the one-of-a-kind Tadano Surround View camera system, which shows both the maximum possible extension lengths for the outriggers and the counterweight tailswing radius, to be an important advantage behind the AC 7.450-1. In fact, Surround View makes it significantly easier to optimally position the crane at work sites. And with the innovative IC‑1 Plus crane control system, the crane is able to always take full advantage of its available lifting capacity even at tight work sites where asymmetrical outrigger configurations need to be used.
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The hand-over of the new crane. From left to right: Patrick Oeschger (Division Manager, Welti-Furrer) – Robert Wendelspiess (Crane driver, Welti-Furrer) – Amos Dubacher (Fleet Manager, Welti-Furrer) – Christian Buess (Crane driver, Welti-Furrer) – Fabian Meier (Managing Director, Welti-Furrer) – Michael Zieger (Sales Manager, Tadano).
Source Tadano Europe
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