UK based J & M Crane and Transport Ltd have taken delivery of a new Tadano ATF-100-4.1 all terrain crane. The new four axle machine comes with a 60 meter boom with 31.4m extension, 30.4 t of counterweight and a UK travel configuration of 18.3t.
The machine is complete with the latest EU Stage V engine, and has asymmetrical outrigger base fitted as standard. The AML crane control releases the maximum lifting capacity depending on the length of each individual outrigger and on the swing angle, if the crane swinging with a load reaches a lifting capacity limit, the crane control automatically adjusts the maximum load moment accordingly, this is used separately for each sector around the four outriggers.
James Lawrence, the owner of J & M Crane Hire, commented: “When we saw the current Tadano® ATF-100-4.1 for the first time at bauma in Munich last year, the new features shown including the increased boom length and increased counterweight where impressive, and suited our future requirements” since J and M already had extensive experience with many other Tadano cranes and the consistently good results they deliver, deciding on the ATF-100-4.1 to add to their fleet was a simple decision: “In 2011, we purchased a Tadano ATF 90, this then was followed by the ATF 130 and ATF 70’s in recent years. All of them have proven great investments over the years, and backed up with Tadano’s customer service.”
The new ATF-100-4.1 is one of the first of this model to be delivered in the UK and will be replacing an ATF 90 G-4 in J & M’s fleet. The new crane was handed over by Tadano UK Ltd. Sales Manager Grant Currivan, commented: “We would like to thank J and M for their continued loyalty to Tadano, we are sure that their new ATF-100-4.1 will be a positive addition to their increasing fleet, we look forward to continuing our excellent business relationship with them going forward.”