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Moving into a new load category with TADANO: Bolte Krane extends its fleet with the ATF 160G-5

This is the second TADANO crane to roll onto the Bolte Krane site in 2017. The new ATF 160G-5, built in 2010, may be a used machine, but it fits perfectly into the portfolio of this Northern German company. Regarding this investment decision, the management successors, brothers Tobias and Daniel Bolte, are relying on their previous positive experiences with TADANO.

When asked about the reason for this noticeably higher load category – the new ATF 160G-5 will be the strongest mobile crane at Bolte Krane – the answer is unanimous and clear: “Because we need it.” In particular, applications on wind parks, a core business field of the company, require a mobile crane with a powerful and long boom. The standard equipment on the ATF 160G-5 brings these advantages due to its length of 37 metres alone; in addition, the customer has ordered an extension of 19 metres.

Immediately after its delivery, the completely-overhauled ATF 160G-5 was able to prove its reliability – under the toughest conditions. Long-term use of the crane was immediately scheduled for eight weeks on the Kührstedt/Alfstedt wind farm near Bad Bederkesa. And the expectations of the management, which were based on positive experiences with other TADANO models, were not disappointed. The entire deployment period ran without any failures, as Tobias Bolte confirmed. “Even though you can always depend on the customer service offered by this crane manufacturer, it is of course better if you don’t need them at all! And this although the cane is not brand new”, said the Managing Director.

Besides the familiar driver cab and operator cab equipment, Tobias and Daniel Bolte were also able to rely on the simple functional principle of the ATF 160G-5. As both men are crane operators themselves, the principle of the TADANO mobile cranes is well-known to them, and they appreciate these advantages accordingly. The comprehensibly-designed technology, which significantly simplifies both initial instruction and running operations, and moreover permits small repairs to be conducted in your own workshop, deserves a special mention here.

From a business point of view, the management is also convinced by the two-engine concept consistently pursued by TADANO. Besides the low consumption of lubricants and fuel, separate runtimes and minimal wear are mentioned as advantages.

Since Bolte Kranehave now procured the ATF 160G-5 after just one year of positive experience with their first TADANO HK40 truck-mounted crane model, it is to be expected that they will procure further mobile cranes from the Franconian manufacturer for their fleet in future.

Bolte-Krane GmbH
Bolte-Krane is a service provider for crane hire and heavy-duty transport in the Elbe-Weser triangle. Their field of activity extends from Bremen and Bremerhaven right up to Hanover, and from Oldenburg to Hamburg. This owner-managed company in its 4th generation rents out a wide selection of individual crane systems for commercial and private applications. Such crane work and transportation services are executed both regionally and nationwide.

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Handover of the ATF 160G-5 to Bolte-Krane GmbH