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UK crawler crane first

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CARMARTHEN hirer Davies Crane hire has bought the UK's first Hitachi Sumitomo SCX900-2 crawler crane.

The 90 tonne crane, the first model to be jointly designed by the two manufacturers, features winches fitted with multi-plate wet disks rather than conventional clutches.This gives a greater capacity drum with a smoother operation, according to UK distributor NRC.

The crane also features a new load moment indicator, which includes automatic slowdown when the machine is approaching overload, as well as internal and external emergency stop switches.