French crane rental company Somatra has taken delivery of a 220 tonne Demag AC 220-5 All Terrain crane.
The five axle AC 220-5 features an eight section 78 metre main boom, plus an 11.4 to 21 metre bi-fold swingaway extension for a 99 metre maximum tip height
Manager Cyrille Morisseau said: “What impressed us the most about the Demag All Terrain crane, was all of the operator friendly innovations, this unit’s power, and versatility. The onboard IC-1 Plus control system is something we thought was a unique feature that would make operators much more efficient.
It determines the crane’s lifting capacities in real time, which means the operator is always aware of the crane’s load limits — no matter the slewing angle of the superstructure. It will help us reduce the amount of counterweight we need to carry from job to job and allows us to use this unit on more heavy lifting projects.”
Based in Montargis, northern France, Somatra runs a fleet of All Terrain cranes, mini crawler cranes and pick & carry cranes.