Singapore-headquartered tower crane rental and sales company Crane World Asia has ordered four units of the brand new J1400 from Jaso. The order was celebrated by senior members of both companies at Jaso’s stand at Bauma.
The J1400, which has final tests finished in March, is part of the H series, whose characteristic is the short tower top. It has a maximum lifting capacity of 64t, a tip load of 10.5t and a maximum jib length of 80m. Crane World Asia already owns other Jaso cranes but these units will be the largest ones from the Spanish manufacturer in its fleet.
Roger Poon, director at Crane World Asia, said that the reason behind the purchase of such high capacity machines is the increasing adoption prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC), which the Singaporean government has, since 2014, required to be used on many residential projects.
Poon explains that tower cranes need to lift volumetric modules weighing 32t. He said he opted for this particular model because of the very small mast (2.16m) and the short counterjib (18m-long). He explained that these are important parameters because of the confined space at local jobsites.
The internal climbing system is also reducing the space used by the crane as a consequence of the small footprint. The cranes come with the Smartlink system, which allows full monitoring of the crane’s performance, providing thorough and intuitive reports.
Another reason behind the choice of the J1400 by Crane World Asia was that the crane can be shipped in standard containers among others due to the awesome foldable counter jib modules, resulting in lower transport costs.
“Despite having over 200 cranes from another brand, we decided to go with this model from Jaso because it is the only one that meets our requirements,” general manager June Koh said.
Koh said the first unit is planned to be erected in July, with the other three units expected at a later date. Poon added that Crane World Asia will enhance its fleet with more high capacity units in the near future, as there are many PPVC jobs in the pipeline and the outlook for the market is positive until 2030.
Crane World Asia’s fleet exceeds 250 units and it operates in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.
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