Japanese crane rental company MIC Corporation has taken delivery of its fourth 1,600 tonne Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane. It is also the first crawler crane to be delivered to Japan since Tadano acquired Demag in 2019.
Supplied with the company’s Boom Booster kit, the CC 8800-1 offers a maximum tip height of 240 metres and can handle its maximum capacity at a radius of 10 metres. The crane will be used for a number of infrastructure projects, including bridges, steelworks and oil refineries, as well as for the construction of offshore wind power facilities.
MIC Corporation chairman, Eikichi Oyama, said: “As companies have become more and more cost aware, shorter construction times are hugely beneficial in terms of reducing operating costs and increasing profits. This has caused demand for large cranes to soar, and thanks to the efficiency of our crane fleet, as well as the productivity of our skilled operators, we have received countless orders for large-scale infrastructure work.”
Mr Hirai, head of Tadano’s location in Chubu, Japan, added: “MIC selecting the CC 8800-1 as the first crawler purchase in Japan is a great honour for Tadano. In the same way as the All Terrain and Rough Terrain cranes that MIC previously purchased from us, we want to go beyond what is expected and do everything possible to contribute to MIC’s success on large-scale infrastructure construction sites.”
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year MIC Corporation claims to have the largest fleet of cranes in the country with more than 250 mobile cranes and 180 crawler cranes.