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Sany crawls Queensland coast

James Equipment sold the Sany SCC800C crawler to Giles Group, which has been using the crawler for marine contracts around the Queensland coast, including the Mackay Hospital Bridge and partial demolition of the Cairns wharf.Giles Group operations manager Nick Cubitt said prior to the purchase of the 80t crawler, the company’s largest crane was a 35t unit.“We needed access to bigger cranes, but found it difficult to hire them,” Cubitt said.“So we looked at a number of different crawler cranes before we settled on the Sany, which we inspected at James Equipment in Brisbane.“I liked the Sany workmanship and also felt the fact that it was a simple crane to operate,” he said.Cubitt said the crane’s mechanics and construction were reviewed, including the welds.“It has a Cummins engine, Robway lifting gear and Kawasaki hydraulics – all the major components are easy to source, tried and proven in the Australian market.”According to James Equipment, the crane is easily transported with tracks retracting about 3.2 metres for transfer, eliminating time spent on removing and reinstalling them.“The Sany 80-tonne crawler crane takes about a half day to rig and can be assembled with a 25-tonne crane onsite,” James Equipment says.The Sany crane is also simple to operate and service, and includes a maximum 80t hoisting capacity and a boom length range between 13m and 58m, according to James Equipment.

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