Voltas Limited displayed its new prototype hydraulic truck mounted VLTC-25, 25 ton crane which can lift maximum designated load of 25 metric tons at 2.5 metres working radius with a basic boom length of 8.8 metres and maximum tip height of 30.2 meter with 4.6 meter jib. It can lift 6.25 tons @ 6 metres working radius. It has four outriggers with overall width of 5020 mm. The crane is mounted on Indian, AMW 2518 chassis powered by turbo charged water cooled Cummins 6BTAA-BS-II engines with 178hp @2500rpm.
The maximum speed of the vehicle is 75kmph with total weight of 24,550kgs. As per Mr. Aniruddha Moharir, Deputy General Manager- Cranes, Voltas Ltd, “commercial production of the crane is expected to begin from April 2011 following its testing.”
Voltas also launched its new VLPC-12, 12 ton, hydraulic pick and carry crane that comes with a three boom extension and has a maximum lifting capacity of 12 tons @ 1.9 metres working radius and minimum of 2 tons at 10.01 metes working radius. The crane would be offered in two models, VLPC 12TX SB and VLPC 12TX. VLPC 12 is powered by Bharat stage -2 engines. It can travel at a top speed of 28kmph without load. Voltas also manufactures 20; 30.40&45 ton rough terrain crane.