Hovago orders nine Tadano cranes
By Alex Dahm28 May 2021
Dutch crane specialist Hovago has ordered nine new cranes from Tadano.
The order included two 650 tonne capacity crawler cranes, five large all terrains on five axle carriers and a pair of telescopic boom crawler cranes.
The cranes will carry the new unified Tadano branding which takes effect from October. Using the new company nomenclature the all terrain models will be three units of the 220 tonne capacity AC 5.220(L)-1 (formerly Demag AC 220-5) and two of the 250 tonne AC 5.250-1 (formerly Demag AC 250-5). The L in the designation is for longer boom (the new designation for the former Tadano ATF 220 5.1 is AC 5.220-1). All these in the Hovago order will be with diesel engines to meet the Euro V exhaust emission standard.
Formerly Demag-designated CC 3800-1, the two large lattice crawlers are the 650 tonne capacity CC 38.650-1. The two telescopic boom crawler cranes are the 156 tonne capacity (590 tonne-metre) GTC 1800EX and they retain their existing nomenclature.
Deliveries to Hovago which is in its 75th year are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Commenting on his choice Doron Livnat, Hovago owner, said, ”We are absolutely convinced of the quality and innovative strength of the Tadano brand. In the past 30 years, Hovago have bought hundreds of Tadano cranes to our full satisfaction.”
Hovago has been buying Demag cranes for nearly 50 years. Its 15 units of the 650 tonne capacity CC 3800 makes it the largest fleet owner of that model. They are operating around the world erecting wind turbines and in industrial applications.
With a view to there being further growth in the wind energy industry, Livnat also ordered the capacity-enhancing Boom Booster kits with the new CC 38.650-1.