Miniature cranes can better cater to the mini market
in order to save money and time, builders have chosen miniature cranes according to the situation. The lifting capacity of the micro crane is less than 6T, which has the advantages of universal flexibility and folding. It can be used inside buildings and in various corners. It can also be carried by elevator or transported to remote areas by helicopter
the use of micro cranes in the European Union and the United States has declined significantly, and many cranes have been shelved. However, when large cranes are busy, these micro cranes have been put into use. In addition, in the absence of other means, the micro crane can be used for the hoisting of indoor glass and wall panels
"the subcontractor will bring its own crane, so that it can be independent of other builders and hand over the micro crane to tower crane users and some builders. Some jobs do not have to be done with tower cranes, they are either too busy or too expensive." Tony Inman, general manager of mini crane dealers in North and South America and the United States who are responsible for multinational sales of Maeda, said
the training time for the use of the micro crane is also small, so it can be used by the trained personnel on the construction site instead of the specially hired personnel. "The interface of the micro crane is very friendly and easy to learn. In many countries, you can operate the crane simply by reading the accompanying manual, while in other countries, it may take a few days to learn, which is much less than the long training time of the mobile crane." Christer dijn é R, general manager of kranlyft, a European dealer of Maeda, measured the deformation through deformation measurement installation
when doing the same work, the rental cost of the micro crane is lower than that of the mobile crane. "When a long boom is required to cross obstacles, a small crane can be replaced to approach the load from the front or rear to complete the lifting task." Dijn é r said
the lifting capacity of micro cranes produced by Maeda and Guhe is generally less than 5T, and the body width is not more than 1600mm. Compared with the wheeled crane, the micro crawler crane can drive in the mud and turn in the narrow field. The micro crawler crane usually needs outriggers during operation, but some models with or without control room with larger specifications in Maeda can lift 2T to drive slowly under load
the largest compact crane urw-706 with legs in Guhe has a lifting capacity of 6T, a lifting height of 19.5m and a body width of 1600mm at a range of 3M, which is enough to pass through the standard double door
the familiar Maeda green series crane MC 405 has a lifting capacity of 3.83t at a range of 2.7m, a maximum lifting height of 16.8m for the main boom and 20.7m for the auxiliary boom. It can also travel with a load of 0.5T and can pass through a door with a width of 1380mm
the yellow series crawler crane of Maeda can lift 2T load for driving. It is equipped with a cab and does not require outrigger operation. Lc1385m-8b can lift 6T at a range of 2.6m
"since there is no outrigger during operation, the model with control room is indeed smaller than the green series from the physical point of view." Christer dijn é r said. Dijn é r was promoted from a senior accountant to the CEO of kranlyft within six years
kranlyft, a Swedish micro crane dealer, has been engaged in the leasing business of mobile cranes and excavators since 1963. Later, gaoyunhu, director of the Department of energy conservation and comprehensive utilization of the Ministry of industry and information technology, developed the truck mounted crane business. Within a short time, kranlyft owned a truck mounted crane manufacturing plant in the UK, and then opened an equipment leasing company in the UK in 1975
ComponentA, a Swedish diversified parts manufacturer, and Metso, a Finnish mining machinery manufacturer, once owned kranlyft. When Metso decided to close the company, kranlyft's directors bought the company twice. They understand that as a part of the business of a large company, the micro crane will not be taken seriously. Today, the company only sells miniature cranes. With the development of utilization demand, the company sells heavy machinesAccording to dijn é R, kranlyft was the first company to introduce micro cranes to continental Europe in 1998, and became the main business of the company in 2002. Maeda was the most popular brand in Japan at that time. It was generally used for building maintenance According to dijn é R, after the completion of the preliminary market research, negotiations with Maeda began in 1995. "We interviewed Japanese users about Maeda's dominant market share in Japan (generally between 70~75%). They all reported that the quality of Maeda's products was excellent."
the European market did not like micro cranes at first. "The initial contact with Maeda was in 1995. At that time, it was not considered as a product that could be sold in Europe. The main reason was the lack of safety." Dijn é r said
after the product was improved, kranlyft began to sell micro cranes in the European market. Dijn é r said, "in 1998, we started a new round of negotiations with Maeda, and both sides decided to jointly apply for CE certification for cranes. The first thing is to install safety load indicators."
European users require the manufacturer to explain the use of micro cranes and put forward suggestions on purchasing appropriate models. "For mature products, users understand their needs from the beginning, and they must choose the right model when trying new products, or they will risk losing profits." Dijn é r said
Maeda has been successful in Europe. At present, its products are sold in almost all European countries. "We started from Sweden and the United Kingdom and carefully expanded our dealer network in the countries called western Europe at that time. Then we gradually developed to the East, covering the former Eastern European countries. Then we expanded to the Middle East, Russia and the former CIS countries." Dijn é r said
in 2010, Maeda appointed minicrane as the exclusive distributor in the Russian market. "Our goal is to do business in EU countries and Russia, because these countries are potential markets in the future." Dijn é r said
"Heli in Belgium, Hertz in Denmark, cramo in Sweden, instant access in Abu Dhabi, etc. are the companies with the largest number of micro cranes. Here are just a few of them. The countries with the largest number of micro cranes are Britain and Germany, and the countries with the largest per capita are Finland, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar."
Maeda aims at the Middle East market where its products sell well. It has appointed dealers in Kuwait, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, and is looking for dealers in other countries in the Middle East
dijn é r said: "in the past two and a half years, our main work of mc285 has been to install aluminum components, glass and general curtain walls on many famous construction sites in the United Arab Emirates, especially on the development of Abu Dhabi sovo island. Many different builders on these sites need Maeda's Micro cranes.
"We now have a mc104 to install the last piece of glass on the 100th floor of the princess building in Dubai for the world's tallest 'pure residential' building. It is absolutely a top-notch job." Dijn é r went on
John Corrie, equipment manager of instant access company in Abu Dhabi, explained the work of the princess building: "there are four cranes in the building that carry out glass installation with the proportion of various raw materials around the clock."
the British GGR group acts as an agent for the Japanese brand Guhe crane and other limited lifting machinery, such as vacuum hoist and crane traveling crane. Graeme Riley, CEO of GGR, said, "since 1994, we have cooperated with Guhe and become its dealer, introducing Guhe's miniature spider crane to the European market."
riley pointed out that different countries have different demands for compact cranes. "Mini cranes with smaller specifications, such as Guhe urw-094, the world's smallest Mini crane, are very popular in the Asian market, while cranes with larger specifications, such as urw-706, are more willing to be accepted by European builders.
"We are also exploring the Middle East market and have successfully established a contact with a local leasing company. The number of cranes we rent there is growing and we hope to expand the number of cranes after the big 5 Expo in Dubai."
for wheeled cranes, the sales of micro cranes have not yet recovered to the level before the 2008 financial crisis. Riley said, "the sales of cranes are quite low, and the number is less than 50% in the past. On the optimistic side, according to our experience, the rental market is OK."
although the economic crisis has affected some industries using GGR cranes, the prospect is still promising. "We are a large leasing company, with 150 cranes, including micro spider cranes with good versatility, so we are able to participate in a wide range of industries."
Maeda America, the dealer in charge of the sales of miniature cranes in North and South America, opened at an unfortunate time, just in time for the financial crisis
with the recovery of the crane market in the United States and Britain, Tony Inman of Maeda America revealed that the Brazilian market has begun to recover, and micro cranes have new applications in the oil industry. "Our LC series products are very popular in remote areas and can be transported by helicopter. Many of these applications are oil exploration. Micro cranes can be disassembled into large components, transported by helicopter, and then assembled and put into use with the quick connection function. This method is often used for oil exploration in remote and remote areas of Brazil."John Corrie of
instant access said that since the design and market of micro cranes are in the development stage, people are looking forward to the emergence of larger and better products. "The product will develop towards longer boom and longer steel wire rope, so as to have a deeper lifting distance and connect with existing products." Corrie believes that micro cranes need to expand the scope of use and find more applications for these functions