Jekko has started shipping the second generation version of its six tonne SPK60.2 mini crawler crane.
The first units have already shipped to customers in Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the UK and the United States. The SPK60 was launched two years ago at Bauma.
The biggest change on the new model is a new software suite that extends the operational ability of the crane. It now has automatically selected load charts for working on slopes of 0.7, 1.5 and three degrees as well as level ground. The crane has extendable tracks and can Pick & Carry up to three tonnes.
The boom and jib options remain the same with a 17.7 metre five section main boom, plus four section 8.27 metre telescopic luffing jib for a maximum tip height of 27 metres. Maximum radius with the jib is 19 metres, while it can luff down to 10 degrees below horizontal. A 7.3 metre telescopic swingaway extension with a capacity of 1,500kg, or a short 3.5 tonne jib are also available. The hydraulic jib can be tucked under the main boom for those who use it frequently.
Power comes from a new Yanmar diesel, with an optional electric motor available alongside for use when working in enclosed spaces or where noise or emissions are an issue.
The cab includes a large information screen, rear view video camera radio, air conditioning and ergonomic seat. The new software comes with a remote diagnostics system. A new remote controller includes full information read outs, to keep the operator as informed as if he was in the cab. The overall weight is 13,760kg, of which 1,500kg is removable counterweight.