HSC launches 175t crawler

18 May 2020

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC) has expanded its hydraulic crawler crane range with the addition of the 175t SCX1800A-3.

With special equipment and in heavy duty configuration this model can lift 180t at 4.1m radius, while in standard configuration it can lift 160t at 4.5t.

The main boom can reach 84m and the maximum main boom and crane jib combination is 75m + 31m.

HSC said a two-auxiliary sheave is also available to provide greater lifting performance, catering to increasingly diverse customer requirements.

“The SCX1800A-3 has been developed based on the concept of “SCX-3” series and designed for outstanding work capabilities within a refined compact body combined with superb transportation and assembly system,” said the manufacturer.

The total weight during transportation including the lower boom, winch rope and mast has been kept to 40.8t (crane body itself at 27.6t), while remaining within a 3.2m transportation width.

Newly designed counter weights are of identical shapes (excluding the base weights) for the left and right sides to help ease the assembly process. The weights can be stacked on either side and in any order, ensuring assembly can be completed more quickly.

Two types of engine specification that meet EU Stage ? / US Tier 4 final and Stage ? A/ Tier 3 exhaust emission regulations are available depending on the customer’s region. Through the ECO winch and auto idle stop function, operations can be performed using less fuel.

“Safety has been covered in almost every conceivable way, with the use of a swing restriction device and swing brake pedal, while functions such as warning alarm and auto drum lock remain installed as standard. The large display panel includes all required information at a glance, easy-to-view layout without disturbing operator’s forward visibility,” said HSC. Catwalk with handrails and upper house handrails (folding type) are also installed as standard.

Machine operating condition can be monitored precisely by remote sensing installed as standard.