Franna expands into new markets with pick and carry crane
05 October 2023
Australian pick and carry cranes specialist Franna, a Terex subsidiary, has launched the FR17 C model into the Africa, UAE and Latin America markets.
A compact pick and carry crane with a short turning radius of 6.77 metres, the FR17 C is an entry-level machine for construction, mining and logistics, as well as city, yard and industrial applications where space is limited.
“For over 40 years, Franna has been a name to reckon in Australia for the design and manufacturing of quality pick and carry cranes,” said Danny Black, general manager.
“Bringing our concept to Africa, UAE and Latin America markets with the FR17 C is an exciting time for us.”
It sees the FR17 C as the ideal crane to expand internationally with its combination of safety, comfort, and smooth steering flexibility, offering versatility and dependability.
Offering a lifting capacity of 17 tonnes, its compact design enhances manoeuvrability in confined spaces.
Safety features include overload protection, anti-tipping technology and a comprehensive safety monitoring system, providing operators with peace of mind and enhancing overall job site safety.
According to Franna, driver fatigue is reduced since there is no clutch pedal to operate, and this along with the full-width, two-person cabin provides better visibility and driving comfort.
The FR17 C also boasts a Cummins engine, which offers widespread availability of spare parts. Franna says this ensures easy maintenance and servicing across any region, contributing to minimal downtime, increased productivity and reduced operational costs.
“With its advanced safety features and the reliability of the Cummins engine, this crane will improve lifting operations across various industries, including construction, mining, and logistics as well as city, yard and industrial applications where space is limited.
“Its versatility is also said to lend itself well to road and metro projects and for local hire,” said Black.
Franna’s distribution network and service centres across Africa, UAE, and Latin America, also offers customers direct access to a team of trained technicians and genuine spare parts.
The company says its Franna name has become synonymous with the pick and carry concept in Australia. It claims its pick and carry cranes can replace the work typically completed by smaller truck cranes, since they have no stabiliser legs or outriggers meaning set-up time is quicker.