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Precision moves by Vanson tower

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VANSON Cranes will launch its biggest self-erecting tower crane at the SED show in May.

The VC42 can lift 1 tonne at a reach of 42 m, which the firm says makes it suitable for a wide range of projects.

The crane can be erected and operated within a confined space, which cuts the cost of assembly compared with conventional tower cranes, Vanson says.

The VC range comes with its own hydraulic erection system and ballast-handling derrick, avoiding the requirement for third-party lifting equipment and enabling erection and dismantling by just two people.

Vanson says these lf-erector's major advantage is the ability to place material exactly where required, with a precision aided by a soft start on the crane's hoist, trolley and slew.