Italy – Jekko is welcoming a new addition to the family of mini cranes with the SPX650. The long-awaited new model has a maximum lifting capacity of 5 tons and embodies all the latest major innovations engineered by the Treviso, Italy-based company. The new SPX650 implements many state-of-the-art technical solutions successfully applied to the recent and highly appreciated SPX532 and SPX1280.
Having set aside the original idea of presenting machine officially at the Apex trade fair in Maastricht, which has been postponed from June this year to June 2021 due to the COVID-19 health emergency, Jekko will be introducing the new SPX650 to the world during a live streaming event next July.
The SPX650 has a new 1.2-ton hydraulic jib with three extensions and a new 2-ton runner jib to achieve a maximum reachable height of 23.5 metres. As with its smaller version SPX532, the jib can be arranged in three ways, namely on the ground or on the column, to allow the operator to work with the main arm, or hooked and folded under the main arm to allow the operator to work with the jib with no need for installation.
The SPX650 also implements the new stabilization system introduced on the bigger SPX1280. According to the opening angle and extension of the stabilizers, as well as the possible use of ballast, the software can determine in real-time the maximum lifting capacity at a given point, for unlimited operating configurations. The stabilisers have a double extension for a very small minimum stabilisation area of 2.9 x 2.9 m (4.5 x 4.5 m is the maximum area).
The new SPX650 also inherits the sophisticated hydraulic system from the SPX1280 allowing smooth and accurate crane movements and the possibility of working simultaneously with four functions. All the functions and movements of the crane and its accessories can be controlled directly from the practical remote control with software developed internally by Jekko and an intuitive user interface. Deliveries of the SPX650 will start in the second half of 2020. The lithium battery-powered version will be available immediately while from 2021 it can also be configured with a diesel engine paired with a single-phase or three-phase electric motor.
“The SPX650 aims to further expand our range of mini cranes, bridging the gap between the SPX532 and SPX1280 in terms of maximum lifting capacity,” said Alberto Franceschini, export sales manager of Jekko.
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