Sneak Peek: Maeda Mini-Crawler Cranes

September 28, 2010

Maeda will introduce its full range of mini-crawler cranes to North and South America at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008. The company’s MC Series includes the compact 3.1-ton MC285C, which has a 28-foot boom and 30-inch travel width. The MC305C has a 3.3-ton capacity with a 41-foot boom, and the pick-and-carry MC405C has a boom length of 54 feet and a rated capacity of 4.2 tons. All have diesel or diesel/electric power versions available, and remote control is standard. The LC785, a 5.4-ton-capacity model, is fitted with a 51-foot boom and is designed with near-zero tail swing. While MC-Series models have multi-position, fold-out outriggers, the LC model’s design is similar to that of a mini-excavator, except that is uses a telescopic boom instead of a digging arm. A blade option for dirt moving will be offered in the near future.

All Maeda mini-cranes offer a load-moment-limiter system, anti-two-block system and multiple warning/ shutdown systems. All have undergone ASME B30.5 review, and offer EPA-compliant engines.