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Hitachi Sumitomo’s new crawler crane

First publishedin World Highways
2016 October
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Hitachi Sumitomo SCX3500-3 crawler crane
Hitachi Sumitomo is introducing the new SCX3500-3 crawler crane, which offers a maximum lifting capacity of 350tonnes. The firm says that this hydraulic crane features a compact body, good load handling capabilities, and an advanced transportation and assembly system. It has a high-performance lifting capacity and a short-tail swing radius, which the firm claims is available for the first time in the 350tonne crawler crane class. When selected by the operator, this option ensures that the live mast does not exceed the rear-end radius of the counterweight. The novel compact design allows the machine to be operated in confined spaces. It can work from wide to small radius settings. Operations close to the crane are also easier during luffing jib tower crane jobs with the angle of the tower boom limited to 88° and tower jib to 74°. It has better stability in the lower frame while the rigidity of the boom has been increased with the use of a wider boom foot and larger diameter components. 

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