Mini crane and glass lifting hire specialist Hird has become the first company in the world to buy the largest spider crane ever manufactured by Maeda.
Maeda unveiled the first MC-815 at Bauma, the world’s biggest crane and lifting show in Munich, Germany, which Hird had snapped up straight off the production line – serial number 00001.
The machine is perfectly suited to a range of tasks included steel erection, glass and curtain wall installation, building maintenance and machinery moving.
Hird Managing Director, Phil Hird, said: “We’re delighted to be the first crane hire company to take delivery of what is going to be an industry-leading mini crane.
“We have bought a large number of Maeda mini cranes in the last 12 months.
“They are the most popular mini crawler cranes in the world because they are the most capable and technologically advanced machines, and the MC-815 is no exception.”
Alan Peck, Sales Director of Kranlyt, the European master distributor for Maeda, said: “Hird is one of our most important UK customers, so we are very pleased that they got the first MC-815.
“We sold nine of the cranes off the stand at Bauma, and we expect this model to be our most popular Maeda mini crane in Europe in 2016. By all measures it is a major step forward in mini crane design, technology and capability.
“Hird is demonstrating its commitment to excellence by giving its hire customers the best lifting equipment by buying the first machine off the production line.”
The MC-815 is Maeda’s largest capacity spider crawler crane, with a maximum lifting capacity of 8 tonnes at a radius of 2.4m.
It has a five section 19.4 metre boom, and an optional two section 1,500kg capacity telescopic jib, which increases the maximum lifting height to 25.5 metres.
A 1,000kg all-new searcher hook is also available.
Other features include a new joystick control replacing the standard four levers, and a new 10.4-inch multi-function touch-screen monitor.
A key new development with the MC815 mini spider crane is its new HBC Technos A fully-remote radio telemetry system.
While the MC-815 can be operated from a conventional seat on the crane, it can also be fully remote controlled. The crane can also be remotely self-levelled and automatically stowed.
The bio-energy mini crane is fully EU Stage 3 compliant.
Hird, which has its HQ in Hull, East Yorkshire, is one of the UK’s fastest growing mini crane and glass lifting hire specialists.
The company also provides for hire a wide range of powered access equipment, and a machinery moving and contract lifting service. It operates three depots across the UK.
Contact Hird on 01482 227333 or [email protected].