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Jekko unveils new SPX1280 mini crane

November 18, 2019  By Crane & Hoist Canada

Nov. 18, 2019 – Jekko’s new SPX1280 mini crane encompasses new-generation technology that offers varying degrees of versatility.

This results in straightforwardness and versatility for the operators to enjoy a new working experience and endless operating configurations, pushing to the extremes the concept of performance. A closer look at the characteristics and performance of the new SPX1280 will make you feel several light-years have gone since the launch of its predecessor, the SPX1275, that now gives way to Jekko’s newborn after long years of good and loyal service.

“This machine is a real blank page for the operator, who can use endless configurations to be exploited very easily, notably through a completely revised user interface,” says Mauro Tonon, export sales manager. “The SPX1280 has a maximum safe working load equal to eight tons and reaches 26.6 metres in height when the hydraulic jib is installed.”

Endless operating configurations


The SPX1280 tech offers a completely new approach for the operator to manage different working situations. In the past the configurations that allowed to reach the stability required were extremely limited and affected the work dynamics; nowadays the combination of stabilization system, sensor technology, software and a new user interface generates endless working situations. The core of this crane is its new stabilization system and the well-known hydraulic jib with three extensions that can be stowed either under or on the side of the main boom.

New stabilization system

The SPX1280’s stabilization system considers several factors in order to determine the possible working conditions. Depending on the opening angle and the extension of the stabilizers – as well as the possible use of the counterweight – the machine software can define in real time the maximum safe working load in a specific point. In the past this wasn’t possible at such an extent since partial extensions of the stabilizers and 0 degrees to 45 degrees intermediate angles couldn’t be taken into account. The stabilization degrees have increased from four to seven and their displaying on the interface is easier and user-friendly.

An advanced and precise hydraulic system

With a new hydraulic system, this crane has smoother and more precise operation, which increases the operator’s feeling of control. This 100 per cent electronically-operated supply system has been enhanced to offer new functions such as jib extension and arm lifting at the same time, smoother and more performing tracks, operation while combining four functions at a time.

Reduced consumption, higher performance

The SPX1280 features a 19kW Diesel engine fitted with a variable displacement pump that increases the efficiency of the whole unit while fully exploiting the engine power depending on the operation under way. This means better performance and reliability as well as considerable fuel reduction. The new engine (Stage V, Tier 4 Final) complies with the 2019 EU emission standards.

Everything in the operator’s hands

The SPX1280 is operated via a new user-friendly radio remote control designed by Jekko’s in-house team. Five configurations are possible: Pick & Carry, crane, stabilizers, crosspieces, and travel. A single radio remote control starts, configures and operates the machine and its tools: no more on-board controls, it’s everything in the operator’s hands.


  • Dimensions: 5730 x 1450 x 2040 mm
  • Stability area: 4600 x 4600 mm
  • Max SWL: 8000 kg
  • Weight: 7000 kg (optional tools excluded) + 1500 kg counterweight
  • Engine: Diesel D1105-E4B + single- or three-phase motor
  • Max height (with hydraulic jib and three extensions): 26.6 m
  • Max reach (with hydraulic jib and three extensions): 20 m
  • Rotation: 360° continuous

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