Maeda has launched its first all electric powered spider crane with a lithium battery version of the 2.82 tonne capacity MC285C-3.
As with the regular 285, the new MC285CB-3 crane is rated at 1.4 metres radius and features a five section 8.6 pentagonal shaped boom with full power sequential telescope. It can manage 150kg at its maximum radius of 8.2 metres, or lift 550kg on full boom to a height of nine metres, or a radius of four metres with a height of eight metres.
The lithium-ion battery pack provides up to nine hours of continuous operation and be fully charged in just 3.5 hours. White rubber tracks come as standard with black tracks available as an option. Total weight is 2,000kg – roughly the same as the diesel model.
The crane has the same features as the regular model with HBC radio remote controls, a seven inch monitor display, programmable load moment limiter, data logger and multi outrigger positions. Overall stowed width is 750mm with an overall height of 1.47 metres.
Jurgen Vater, chief executive of Maeda’s European master distributor Kranlyft, said: ”After an intensive period of research and development, Maeda can now proudly launch this innovative and eco-friendly model. The team at Maeda has accomplished a great deal in the development of this battery powered mini crane with market leading features in appliance with their policy of perfection in terms of precision and safety. Our customers and dealers have already shown great interest. We are confident that it will meet our expectations and lead the way in the next level of green and sustainable lifting.”