First Manitex Valla 210R goes to Ainscough

15 November 2021

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UK lift and installation firm Ainscough takes delivery of first Manitex Valla battery-powered pick and carry mini crane.

Machinery moving and installation specialist Ainscough Industrial Services has taken delivery of a new 21-tonne Manitex Valla 210R crane – the very first to come off the Italian company’s production line.

The industrial crane was sold to Ainscough Industrial Services by Hird –Manitex Valla Cranes’ UK and Ireland distributor. According to Hird, it is one of the first machines in a new generation of electric battery pick and carry cranes developed by the manufacturer.

The Valla V210R mini crane can be supplied with full wireless remote control for both lifting and drive, or with a conventional cab and wireless remote control combined, which is the option Ainscough Industrial Services has selected.

Hird said the crane is extremely compact, with a tight turning circle, allowing it crane to operate in more constrained spaces than other cranes with an equivalent working load and operating envelope.

Hird sales and after sales manager Carl Cooper said, “We’re very proud to have supplied the very first Valla 210R pick and carry crane to Ainscough Industrial Services here in the UK.

“It’s a very special crane, with new capabilities that extend the boundaries of mini crane operation in terms of lifting performance and also sustainability, which is now of increasing importance to our clients.”

Ainscough Industrial Services, is one of the UK’s largest private industrial moving and lifting companies and operates a fleet of Valla mini cranes.

It has five depots across the UK, with a head office in Wigan. Specialist services include international machinery relocation and installation, plus wind turbine installation and maintenance.

The company has selected the Valla V210R with front outrigger bar, which gives it a maximum safe working load (SWL) of 21 tonnes. Without the bar, the mini crane has a SWL of 20 tonnes.

The Valla V210R has a maximum working height of 12 metres (with a capacity of eight tonnes) and a maximum working radius of 8.1m (with a capacity of four tonnes). With its hydraulic jib deployed the working height is extended to 15 m, and radius to up to 10.75m, with a lifting capacity of three tonnes.

The crane has a negative degree boom, enabling it to lift directly from the ground, and it provides fume-free operation.

Hird said that due to the crane’s to its advanced batteries it maintains performance over long periods and can be charged quickly.   

It is also designed to be highly compact, with a stowed height of just 2000mm and a width of 1980mm, supporting its use in spaces that are constrained or where access is challenging.

The crane’s body length is just 4490mm which is 272mm shorter than an Audi A4 car.

Ainscough Industrial Services has chosen to have its Valla V210R fitted with non-marking tyres, a fixed hook and a hydraulic luffing wrap-around fly jib.

Other options available include a combined winch and hook block and a counterbalance fork attachment.

Hird Valla V210R Ainscough Industrial Services
The Valla V210R handover – pictured, from left to right: Carl Cooper, sales and aftersales manager, Hird; Ian Hargreaves, workshop manager, Ainscough Industrial Services; Stephen Edge, group engineering director, Ainscough Industrial Services