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Franna Rolls Out Minemaster Pick-and-Carry Cranes


Nov. 11, 2021 - Franna, a global leader in the design and manufacture of pick-and-carry cranes, recently unveiled the Franna Minemaster range, a series of pick-and-carry cranes that have lifting capacities ranging from 17 USt to 44 USt and come fully ready to work in mining applications.

The Franna Minemaster range has been designed specifically to meet the vigorous safety requirements and complex operating environments of modern mines.

Each crane can be customized to meet local requirements, with an extensive list of mine spec options available for customers to choose from.

Danny Black, general manager at Franna explains, “Franna has been supplying the global mining industry with robust lifting solutions for over 40 years, working alongside a number of leading contractors such as Rio Tinto, BHP, and Glencore.

In line with our growing export sales, we have developed this range to meet the needs of the markets and industries we serve. Whilst mining has always been at the forefront of the Franna business, many of our international customers are not fully aware of the numerous mine specs that we can offer. As well as helping to educate the marketplace, our Franna Minemaster range provides mining contractors with heavy duty lifting solutions that are tailored to their needs and do not compromise on safety or performance.”

Why choose Franna Minemaster?

Reduce initial setup costs
High utilization and lower cost per ton
Safety with no compromise on performance
Proven and trusted by industry
Suitable for open-pit and underground mining

Franna cranes have a proven ability of operating safely on the challenging terrains that are commonly associated with mining (for example, poor underfoot conditions). The robust design and superior operating benefits allow them to thrive in both open pit and underground mining conditions.

James Hoyt, director at PT Berlian Cranserco Indonesia says, “Indonesian mining companies have been using Franna cranes in coal and hard rock mines to support underground, open pit, workshop, port and blasting operations for many years. Frannas are the most utilised support equipment assets on the mine site.”

James adds, “The Franna product line is sold and supported internationally through an extensive dealer network, ensuring that customers receive specialised aftermarket support on a local basis. Franna cranes working in the Indonesian mining industry are supported by Cranserco with parts, service, training, technical support and sales.”

Franna says that its cranes require no outriggers, which allows the operator to set up and start working almost immediately. The compact footprint and unique design of each machine provides unrivalled access to tunnels and other areas of limited space on the mine site.

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