Marchetti launches electric crawler cranes

By Niamh Marriott21 March 2022

Italy-based Marchetti has launched two new electric versions of the CW25.35 Sherpina 25 tons (22.7 tonnes) telescopic crawler crane.

The new versions are a hybrid of diesel engine and electric powered capabilities (Photo: Marchetti)

In the hybrid battery version, there is a small Stage 5 diesel engine which will charge the batteries when there is no option to rechage via mains electricity. In this version, the CW25.35 is always driven by an electric motor.

The second version is equipped with a standard Stage 5 129 Kw diesel engine. It can work exactly like the previous versions, but it can also work by means of an electric motor to connect by cable to the mains electricity supply (400V AC, three-phase). It doesn’t have a battery. 

The company said that the Sherpina is a versatile machine designed for working in restricted areas. It has almost no tail swing radius, a virtual wall system built in to the LMI which prevents booming up or out or swinging into obstacles.

Marchetti said the models are perfect for work near to roads or railways. The company said that its 25 metre full power boom is generally more than adequate but there is also an option of a fly jib which can work up to 40 degrees offset.

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