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Jekko launches lithium-powered SPX1280 mini crane

New 8t model with 20kW three-phase engine powered by a custom 96V lithium battery pack is the electric version of diesel model launched end-2019

Mini crane specialist Jekko has launched the electric version of its SPX1280 8t model, which is powered by lithium batteries, completing the Italian brand’s range of mini cranes with battery-supplied electric engines.

Jekko said that this new mini crane features high performances and low environmental impact and is “the perfect answer to the new requirements” of the lift and handling industry.

With a maximum lifting capacity of 8t and a maximum working height of 26.6m – when the hydraulic jib is installed – the SPX1280 is the “most performing machine within its sector considering its weight, size and stabilisation area”, said Jekko.

The 20kW three-phase engine is powered by a custom designed 96V lithium battery pack with a capacity of 400Ah. A triple battery charger is installed on board the machine, to charge with mono-phase (230V) or three-phase (400V) current. The machine can be operated while the battery is under charge. All battery parameters and errors can be easily visualised on the display of radio remote control.

“The SPX1280 stands out for many innovative technical solutions which made this model one of the most appreciated machines in a short time. The mini crane can count on a sophisticated and cutting-edge stabilisation system,” the manufacturer added.

Within the stabilisation system, the outriggers, directly operated with the radio remote control, feature hydraulic rotation between 0° and 45° and telescopic hydraulic extension, for various operational configurations. Depending on the opening angle and the extension of the stabilisers, the software can define in real time the maximum safe working load in a specific point, with seven load charts for each crane configuration.

Thanks to the new digital electro-hydraulic Danfoss distributor, the machine autonomously regulates oil pressure and flow rate according to movement, load and movement’s speed. Movements are move smooth and precise, giving the operator a greater feeling of control, making it possible to work simultaneously with three functions.

The SPX1280 is equipped with a 1.5t hydraulic jib, which features compact dimensions and clean design thanks to inner cylinders and can work with a negative angle up to -10°, and with a 3.5t runner jib which can reach narrow corners (both of them with plug & play attachments).

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