Jekko’s new 5-ton mini crane bridges the gap between the SPX532 and SPX1280 in terms of maximum lifting capacity
The new Jekko SPX650 mini crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 5 tons and incorporates many of the features of the SPX532 and SPX1280 models.
The SPX650 has a new 1.2-ton hydraulic jib with three extensions and a new 2-ton runner jib to achieve a maximum reachable height of 23.5 metres. As with its smaller version SPX532, the jib can be arranged in three ways, namely on the ground or on the column, to allow the operator to work with the main arm, or hooked and folded under the main arm to allow the operator to work with the jib with no need for installation.
The SPX650 also implements the new stabilization system introduced on the bigger SPX1280. According to the opening angle and extension of the stabilizers, as well as the possible use of ballast, the software can determine in real-time the maximum lifting capacity at a given point, for unlimited operating configurations. The stabilisers have a double extension for a very small minimum stabilisation area of 2.9 x 2.9 m (4.5 x 4.5 m is the maximum area). The new SPX650 also inherits the sophisticated hydraulic system from the SPX1280 allowing smooth and accurate crane movements and the possibility of working simultaneously with four functions. All the functions and movements of the crane and its accessories can be controlled directly from the practical remote control with software developed internally by Jekko and an intuitive user interface.
Deliveries of the SPX650 will start in the second half of 2020. The lithium battery-powered version will be available immediately while from 2021 it can also be configured with a diesel engine paired with a single-phase or three-phase electric motor.
Alberto Franceschini, export sales manager, Jekko, said: “The SPX650 aims to further expand our range of mini cranes, bridging the gap between the SPX532 and SPX1280 in terms of maximum lifting capacity. This is yet another challenge won by Jekko. The extremely positive results obtained by the SPX532 and SPX1280 models confirm that the solutions we have proposed so far meet the needs of our customers with their features of versatility, high-performance combined with compact dimensions, small stabilization areas and ease of use, not to mention the growing attention to environmental issues related to the use of lithium batteries.”