Spierings delivers 250th SK1265-AT62 June 2020
Dutch mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings Mobile Cranes has delivered its 250th unit of the six-axle SK1265-AT6 Mighty Tiny. The purchaser of this unit was Wiesbauer, one of the first Spierings customers in Germany.
This model has a 60m maximum radius, 10t maximum capacity and 1.7t tip load. With a total weight of 72t, the crane carries all its ballast and jibs and thus achieves the maximum capacity. The Wiesbauer machine is equipped with a 10t axle load system, which allows the ballast to be removed so that the crane can drive with a 10t axle load and 60t gross vehicle weight. This is a much requested option in Germany, making the crane even more versatile and more flexible to use, says the manufacturer.
Spierings has been producing the machine since 2003 and the crane dimensions or the concept have never really been changed. However, the crane has been further developed. It has been made more user-friendly and the engines have been renewed. For example, the superstructure has recently been equipped with a new stage V engine and the undercarriage has been fitted with a new type Euro 6b. The gearbox is the latest type ZF TraXon.
Later this year, Spierings will introduce a hybrid drive system for the upper crane, which means that the SK1265-AT6 and SK597-AT4 can even do its job with a 32 amp grid connection. To make this possible, a 25kWh lithium battery has been mounted to ensure a continuous low load on the grid while the crane can be used at full capacity and performance level.
Thomas Wiesbauer from Wiesbauer: “We are delighted with the 250th SK1265-AT6 from Spierings, it is a reliable crane that can no longer be ignored in our crane park. It is a great honor to have the 250th in our possession. Thanks to the ballast system, we are able to drive with a 60- and 72t license, which makes the crane even more flexible to use in the various German states. In the coming years we will see an even further shift from the lifting industry to the mobile tower cranes. Our customers are increasingly recognising the benefits, that makes this new crane a welcome addition to our crane fleet. ”
In 2001 Tiny Spierings died at the age of 47. Together with Leo Spierings they are the founders of Spierings Mobile Cranes in 1987. The Mighty Tiny is a tribute to Tiny, a name that every SK1265-AT6 leaving the factory in Oss proudly wears.