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Jekko Releases SPX1280 Mini Crane

The new Jekko SPX 1280 mini crane was created with the concept of “the world has no limits” in mind and encompasses new-generation technology that fully exploits the concepts of stability and hoisting. This results in versatility for the operators to enjoy a new working experience and endless operating configurations, pushing the extremes of performance.

“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, Jekko. “The SPX1280 has a maximum safe working load equal to 8 tons and reaches 26.6 m in height when the hydraulic jib is installed. Considering its weight, size, and stabilization area, it’s no doubt the most performing machine within its sector. And of course the pick and carry mode for operation at 360° with a 2-ton load, Jekko’s trademark, is obviously available.”

The governing technology of the new SPX1280 offers a completely new approach for the operator to manage different working situations. The combination of a stabilization system, sensor technology, software, and new user interface generates various working situations.

The core of this crane is its new stabilization system, which makes the machine adapt to any working environment. The well-known hydraulic jib with three extensions can be stowed either under or on the side of the main boom.

The stabilization system of the SPX1280 considers several factors to determine the 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 since partial extensions of the stabilizers, and 0° to 45° intermediate angles, couldn’t be taken into account. The stabilization degrees have increased from four to seven and their display on the interface is easier and more user-friendly.

With a new hydraulic system, this crane has smoother and more precise operation, which increases the operator’s feeling of control. This 100% 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, and operation while combining four functions at a time.

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. This means better performance and reliability as well as considerable fuel reduction. The new Stage V, Tier 4 Final engine also complies with the 2019 EU emission standards.

The SPX1280 is operated via a new user-friendly radio remote control. Five configurations are possible: pick and carry, crane, stabilizers, crosspieces, and travel. A single radio remote control starts, configures, and operates the machine and its tools, which means no more on-board controls.


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