The demand of crawler lattice boom cranes is passing through an interesting phase as it is getting closely characterized by valued requirements, P.P Basistha takes a look.

Demand of crawler cranes in India is getting more value oriented as projects and related erection and lifting requirements are getting more complex in its entity. This is evident both in industrial and core infrastructure sectors. Complexity of erection is getting emanated through the sheer size of projects in the Indian infrastructure sector. Notable being refinery, thermal power, and renewable energy sectors.

Based on sheer size, demand of crawler cranes on the higher capacity segments is getting firmer in the category of 600+ tons featuring engineering advancements. The demand for new cranes is remained subdued in India since 2007 due to retrograded activity in core and industrial infrastructure sectors. However, crawler crane manufacturers and rental agencies are witnessing demand upsurge for medium and higher capacity cranes from 2011 onwards, along with firming up of rental rates in India.

Sany Crawler Crane
Sany is looking to make headway in the Indian crawler cranes market, through its varied capacity offerings.

Deepak Garg
Recent introduction in the higher capacity segment league is Sany's 600 tons crawler crane. According to Sany India, CEO, Mr. Deepak Garg, "We have manufactured the crane following extensive consultation with turbine manufacturers in India and major Indian crane renting firms on present hub heights of 120 meters and nacelles loads of 75-80 tons. Major attributes of the crane is its compactness and ease of assembling and disassembling for faster turnaround time on wind mill sites." Based on growing demand from windmill projects, Sany India expects to sell at least six cranes.

Mr. Garg elaborates, "The crane is suitable to work for 2.1-2.5 mw wind mill projects and 150 meters tower heights. It comes with 126 meters main boom and 12 meters fixed jib movable at 15 degrees. Powered by imported Cummins Engines, SCC 6000 WE has 40 tons rear counter weight and 250 tons super lift counterweight. One of the competitive attributes of the crane is its compactness and ease of assembling and disassembling."

He adds, "The other competitive feature of the crane is that it can work at 17 degrees gradient. Based on the usually weak ground conditions prevailing at windmill sites, the gross weight of the crane is only 450 tons. The other advantages are its ease of transportation. The crane can be transported in total twenty two open trailers with only one low bed trailer, as compared to 26 trailers cutting down cost of transportation."

Taking note the advanced high capacity cranes will require skilled trained operators, Sany India has started multiple channels of training for our customers both in rental segment and end users. Mr. Garg mentions, "Training is being imparted to the operators of the crane owners at the sites and as well as at our new state-of-the-art training centre at Pune based on simulation. To ensure appropriate maintenance and parts support, we have trained engineers from our Indian facility and also from China."

To ensure timely parts support, Sany India maintaines sizeable stock at its mother warehouse in Pune. To support job sites having larger fleet of cranes, support is rendered through dedicated depot. Mr. Garg informs, "One such full-fledged dedicated depot is at Reliance's facility at Jamnagar to provide maintenance and parts support to our more than 150 cranes working at the site."

A K Somani
Liebherr Crawler Crane
Liebherr 600 tons crawler crane in windmill project.
Liebherr's LR 1600-2 is an advanced high capacity offering from the German crane manufacturing major in the 600 tons category. The 600 tons cranes can work for putting up 2mw wind turbines. The cranes can work with 138 meters main boom and 12 meters fixed jib to lift nacelles between 90-120 tons at hub height of 120meters. Mr. A.K. Somani, Representative Director- Liebherr India, Shethia Erectors says, "booms of LR-1600-2 can be reconfigured based on future tower hub heights 135-150 meters. Further, the crane is compact and easy to assemble and disassemble."

According to Mr. Somany, "Liebherr India is better positioned to offer product support as compared to other manufacturers because, we have got full-fledged complete business set up in contrast to other European manufacturers in India." Liebherr is expanding its service centers in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore apart from the existing ones in Kolkata and Mumbai.

He adds, "Hiring qualified service engineers is always on our radar. Our intention is to keep offering value to our customers through our reliable products, superior after sales support, and through continued induction of additional service engineers in our team. Valued customer support is important for us, as most of our new business in India come from existing customers. With the induction of advanced cranes in the Indian market, we will strengthen our training support. On site operators training will be rendered along with factory training."

Liebherr markets its two class variants of crawler cranes in India. The first comprises capacities 300-1000 tons and the second 30-300 tons. This also covers the duty cycle segment.

Crawler Lattice Boom Crane

Though the recent buoyancy in the higher capacity segment may have been heaving a sigh of relief among crawler crane manufacturers and distributors, it will be required to be sustained and supported quality competitive product offering and support services as rental costs are unlikely to appreciate soon in a major way.
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Terex continues to strengthen its foothold in India’s Construction Equipment Market by bringing in new technologies, expanding its product portfolio, and entering new construction territories. Having marked its entry

Read more ...

Tower crane manufacturers are expanding their range with newer models and making them more cost-effective as cost of production rises and competition heats up. NBM&CW investigates.

Read more ...

A new digital platform has been launched to disrupt and simplify the process of crane rental procurement. MYCRANE – a global business-to-business (B2B) platform allows users to submit details of their lifting requirements

Read more ...

Demand for safe, versatile, and reliable material handling products like Telehandlers is growing across a wide spectrum of applications in India, says Deepak Shetty, CEO & Managing Director, JCB India.

Read more ...

The wolf is known for its adaptability and strength, which also distinguish the red WOLFFs on construction sites around the world. Latest proof is provided by two WOLFF 1250 B luffing jib cranes on the

Read more ...

Sinoboom Electric Articulating Boom Lifts Launched in Southeast Asia To mark the arrival of Sinoboom AB14EJ and AB16EJ articulating boom lifts into the Schmetterling rental fleet, a product launch event was held to showcase the series of Sinoboom machines at their

Read more ...

Enerpac has introduced new split-flow pump upgrade kits that provide the ability to network multiple pumps and coordinated lift points for higher accuracy synchronisation. The new split-flow kits allow

Read more ...

Alpha continues its leadership in mobile tower crane segment with its SG 24X30 self erecting mobile tower crane in technical collaboration with SOIMA of Portugal which delivers solutions for challenges on

Read more ...

With construction of major infra projects seeing a revival, expectations are rife that the market for mobile cranes will soon witness higher sales, including of the new, more advanced products

Read more ...

Liebherr Mining is gearing up to showcase its new mining solutions portfolio at the world’s largest mining trade show, MINExpo International 2021 in Las Vegas, USA, from September 13–15, 2021. Covering a total area

Read more ...

Tower crane anti-collision and zone protection systems are now an essential safety attachment to prevent collisions with other tower cranes and nearby structures. P.V. Ramdev, MD - Everest Engineering

Read more ...

Spartan has many awards and certifications to boast of; according to Vikram Mehta, MD, Spartan Engineering Industries, the reasons lie in the company’s focus on design and development of components

Read more ...

Top Material Handling Equipment suppliers, namely KION India, Jungheinrich India, Hyundai, Godrej, ACE, and ElectroMech-Yale are providing end-to-end Intra-Logistics Solutions and gearing up to meet the anticipated

Read more ...

We are very optimistic and bullish about the market in 2021 and expect the market volume for MHEs to have a very robust growth over that of 2020.

Read more ...

With modernisation of the logistic sector, expansion of warehousing and logistic hubs across the country, and growing e-commerce, we expect at least 20% growth y-o-y in this segment

Read more ...

We are expecting a double digit y-o-y growth of 18-20% this year, when the market is expected to cross 13000 units, led by demand from FMCG Warehousing, Rentals, and e-Commerce

Read more ...

There is a perceptible shift towards products with cleaner, greener and smarter technology in the warehouse equipment segment. Data for FY21 shows that electric powered equipment occupies 56% of the MH market

Read more ...

“With focus on environment and sustainability, electric material handling equipment is being more widely accepted. Battery-operated electric forklifts and pallet trucks will become part of ‘smart’ warehouses”

Read more ...

ElectroMech is getting involved with material handling equipment beyond industrial overhead cranes. We have added Yale forklifts from Hyster Yale Group (USA) to our portfolio, and are offering aerial work platforms

Read more ...

25 Liebherr tower cranes are involved in the construction of the Überseequartier, a new district in Hamburg. This is part of the well-known HafenCity urban development project and comprises 14 buildings of various

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.