Hitachi KH180-3 - Ballast Nedam

Ballast Nedam owns minimum two of these Hitachi KH180-3 crawler cranes, this crane was used on a construction site in Heerhugowaard (NL).

It is a 50 tonne crawler crane. The undercarriage is 4.3 meters wide and can be retrackted hydraulically to a 3.3 meter breadth for the transport over the road.

The crane is powered by a HINO EM100 water cooled 6 cylinder diesel engine with 150 hp. The engine powers four hydraulic pumps, with them are the crane functions operated.

The crane is equiped with two hoist winches, each with a 20 mm diameter hoist cable (line pull 11 tonnes). To adjust the boom is a 16 mm cable used. The diesel tank has a volume of 250 liters.

The counterweight exists out of two parts of 7.5 and 8.4 tonnes, in total 15.9 tonnes. The counterweight has a 4.05 meter tailswing.

The gantry has a height of 5.26 meters and can be folded down for the transport over the road.

The main boom has a minimum length of 13 meters and a maximum length of 52 meters. The crane is fitted here with a 37 meter main boom. Optionally the crane could be fitted with a 15.25 meter fixed jib or with a luffing jib; the biggest combination is 37 meters of tower with a 29 meter luffing jib.

A very sharp crane, a lot of them were used in the Netherlands.

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