Chunjo Construction gets Manitowoc 31000

By Laura Hatton05 April 2013

L to R: Chundo Kang, executive director of Chunjo; Pyeongkook Jo, vice president of Chunjo; Ho Joon

L to R: Chundo Kang, executive director of Chunjo; Pyeongkook Jo, vice president of Chunjo; Ho Joon Bang, vice president of Chunjo; Chang Hwan Jang, president of Chunjo; Larry Weyers, executive vice p

South Korean crane rental company Chunjo Construction has added a 2,300 tonne capacity Manitowoc 31000 crawler crane to its rental fleet.

Chang Hwan Jang, Chunjo chairman, said, “The Manitowoc 31000 has a tremendous capacity and we will be able to use it for heavy lifts on a diverse number of projects. But the real advantage is the crane’s VPC [variable position counterweight], which will keep the footprint of the crane manageable, giving us more space to work on the job site.”

The VPC system ranges from 8 metres when fully retracted to 29 m when fully extended. It minimises the crane’s footprint and need for ground preparation, the company said.

The lattice boom crawler crane will be available for use by contractors around the world, the company said. Its first job is to lift three 250 tonne vessels at Posco E&C plant in Gwangyang, South Korea. It has been set up with 55 m of boom and a 60 m luffing jib.

Along with the 31000, Chunjo purchased three 600 tonne capacity 18000 lattice boom crawler cranes to add to its already extensive fleet.

Chunjo is ranked as one of the world’s 50 largest crane-owning companies in International Cranes and Specialized Transport's annual IC50 ranking.

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