XCMG XCA4000 Wheeled Crane Completes First Lift

March 29, 2024
The crane lifted a 130 ton wind turbine among other components.

The XCMG XCA4000 wheeled crane has successfully completed its first lift of a wind turbine and other components on an operation at a wind farm in Jing County, Hengshui, China.

The crane lifted a 130-ton wind turbine nacelle, a 40-ton wheel hub, and three 95-meter-long blades weighing 28 tons each, to a height of 162 meters for assembly on the tower.

The XCA4000 wheeled crane has been delivered to Hebei Rongcheng Technology, boasting a 4,000-ton lifting capacity. The crane comes as global wind power equipment manufacturing trends towards larger and heavier models, necessitating lifting and installation equipment that offers higher lifting capacities, greater lifting heights, and enhanced safety technology, according to the company.

The XCA4000 is equipped with a self-developed control system and active safety technology with more than a dozen sensors distributed on the boom. It is able to detect and eliminate potential safety hazards in real-time, according to the company, ensuring the highest level of safety during construction.

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