Achterdijk Kranenverhuur from Leimuiden (NL) is operating this sharp Hitachi Sumitomo SCX550, a 55-tonne crawler crane. The crane stood here on a construction site in Amsterdam (NL). Around the cabin is a heavy protection frame installed, because the crane is also used for demolition jobs.
The crane is powered by an Isuzu 4HK1X, a 6-cylinder diesel engine with a power of 147 kW (200 hp). The engine powers four hydraulic pumps.
The undercarriage is 5.55 meters long and 4.36 meters wide. For the transport over the road can the undercarriage width be reduced to 3.3 meters.
The full counterweight has a full weight of 18.7 tonnes and has a 3.8 meter tailswing.
The main boom has a 10 meter base length and can be increased in length in 3 meter steps to a full length of 52 meters. The crane can also be fitted with a luffing jib, the maximum combination is 40 meters of main boom with a 25 meter luffing jib.
The crane was fitted here with a 40 meter main boom, in this configuration can the crane lift 15 tonnes on a 9 meter radius or 1.75 tonnes on a 38.5 meter radius. A sharp crane!