Dutch manufacturer PV-E Crane is successfully pioneering with battery-electric crawler cranes. After the 160-tonne EC160 crane launched earlier this year, the EC80 will be shown for the first time at the Bauma fair in Munich. A downright world first, as this zero emission 80-tonne crawler crane with lattice boom has already been delivered to a leading Dutch contractor.
With the EC80, PV-E Crane is building on the solid foundation of the EC160, which ensured great international attention. In fact, it’s a small copy of this 160-tonne crane, with the driveline taken over one-on-one. It consists of an electric motor with 250 kW of power – even peaking at 360 kW – and gets powered by a battery pack of one or two LFP batteries of 130 kWh each. Optionally, it is possible to choose for a heavier XXL-battery pack of 195 kWh, which further extends the running time. “On a full standard battery pack it is possible to run for eight to ten hours,” assures Rob van den Boogaard, Managing Director at PV-E Crane.
Only premium quality
The battery pack from Urban Mobility Systems (UMS) is interchangeable within ten minutes and excels by a high-quality and safe approach. Also for other components, PV-E Crane opts for only premium brands, such as Rexroth, Hirschmann and Avezaat. The crawler crane was fully calculated by Eager.One and certified both CE and NEN-EN 13000. The EC80 has been developed in close cooperation with the customer, resulting in a product that meets specific market requirements based on highly appreciated Dutch knowledge and drive for innovation. “PV-E Crane stands for a thought-out concept, based on quality, flexibility and zero emission.”
Main boom of 37 meter
The versatile character of the 80-tonne crawler crane, which is equipped with a 37-meter lattice boom, means that the EC80 can be used for lifting as well as foundation projects. PV-E Crane not only delivers a reliable product, it also stands out in the market for being able to supply numerous options at its factory. The first EC80 for the Dutch contractor Heijmans is equipped with a tilting cabin, overpressure system, third winch in the bottom boom section for a vibratory hammer, platforms on both sides of the upperstructure, folding railings, ergonomic chair, 360° camera system, central counterweight, toolbox on undercarriage and extra working lights.
“For such a small organization, we are well able to offer custom-made solutions,” Van den Boogaard knows. The further development of cranes is a continuing process. For example, the EC80 at the Bauma exhibition (booth FS.903/7) has an AC connection in the undercarriage, so it can also be connected directly to a power grid for lifting or slewing. “The specs and looks of this PV-E Crane appeal to customer demands and thanks to its good value for money, we expect to sell a lot of them. The EC80 and EC160 are available from stock in limited series and can already count on interest from the Benelux, England, Scandinavia and even Singapore.”
For more information, visit the website www.pv-ecrane.com or contact our sales managers.