Germany-based crane rental company Scholpp used its new Tadano AC 4.080-1 all terrain crane to lift a steel pedestrian bridge in Bad Rotenfels in Germany.

Schlopp said the compact dimensions of the crane made it the right choice for the on-site conditions. (Photo: Tadano)

The work was undertaken in partnership with steel fabrication firm Erich Mächler.

Scholpp transported the 5 tonne, 16.5 meter long, 2.3 meter wide and 3 meter high steel pedestrian bridge from the Mächler fabrication works to the construction site, using its own truck.

The AC 4.080-1 crane was chosen for its compact dimensions as the site was narrow and restricted.

For the lift, the team had to limit the slewing radius because of an obstructing container and adjacent buildings.

“We configured it as a taxi crane, with a partial counterweight of 9.3 tonnes,” explained crane operator Martin Zimmermann. “That was enough for this job because the Flex Base outrigger system meant that the AC 4.080-1 didn’t require any more counterweight, despite the heavy 5 tonne load.”

Scholpp has ordered three more models of the crane, adding to their fleet of 19 cranes.

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