Fuwa to unveil crawler crane range for global markets
By Alex Dahm13 November 2012
Fuwa will use Bauma China to launch the first models in a new crawler crane range from 55 to 285 tonnes capacity, which it plans to market worldwide.
According to Dutch-born Hemmo Luijerink, who Fuwa put in charge of the project, the seven-model FWX range will feature a modular design principle, which will help deliver advantages in quality, design speed, manufacturing efficiency, cost control and after sales service.
All of the new models other than the largest one are due to go on show at Bauma China. The models on show will comprise, the FWX55, a standard lift crane with a 210 tonne-metre load moment rating and a maximum main boom and fly jib combination is 40 + 18 m. The 75 tonne capacity FWX75 shares components with the FWX55, but offers a s 46 + 18 m main boom and fly jib combination. The FWX85 meanwhile offers 85 tonnes of capacity, full self-assembly capabilities and a maximum main boom and fly jib combination of 49 + 18 m.
Further up the range, the FWX135 replaces Fuwa’s QUY150. Capacity is 135 tonnes at 5 m radius and a luffing jib will be available giving a maximum combination length of 48.5 + 49 m. Similarly, the 180 tonne capacity FWX185 will come with the option of a luffing jib, offering a maximum combination length of 58.8 + 52 m.
The largest Fuwa crawler crane on show at Bauma China will the 225 tonne capacity FWX225, which supersedes the QUY250. A luffing jib will be available, giving a maximum combination length of 58.8 + 70 m.