Schwing Stetter enters Indian tower crane market

By Chris Sleight16 December 2014

Concrete equipment manufacturer Schwing Stetter has used the bC India exhibition to launch a range of tower cranes on the Indian market. The model on display at the show is designed by its parent company, XCMG.

Branded Schwing-XCMG, the saddle jib crane is designated XGT63YD (5013-5). It offers a capacity of 5 tonnes and can lift 1.3 tonnes at its maximum jib length of 50 metres. The maximum free standing height is 35 m on 1.2 x 1.2 m mast sections, and the company says a 6 tonne capacity version is also available.

Anand Sundaresan, vice chairman & managing director of Schwing Stetter India said, “The launch of Schwing-XCMG tower crane marks a very important milestone in the journey of Schwing Stetter. This is extremely special for us because we are slowly foraying into the material handling market with the tower cranes.”

The five tonne capacity class is the most popular size of tower crane in India. Chinese construction equipment manufacturer XCMG is a recent entrant to the tower crane sector.

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