Jekko Unveils SPX532 Mini Crane
SPX532 mini crane
July 16, 2019 - Italian manufacturer Jekko has released the SPX532 mini crane that incorporates innovations such as a cutting-edge stabilizing system, a sophisticated electronic and hydraulic system, greater ease of use, increased lifting capacity, an updated design, and a new and user-friendly radio remote control.
“The new SPX532 project is the result of having listened to the precise needs of an increasingly large and continuously evolving market, that of special lifting,” says Jekko Export Manager Alberto Franceschini. “Our pioneering experience gained over 20 years in the mini crane sector, combined with comprehensive knowledge of the truck-mounted crane sector, has allowed Jekko to develop a product that combines sophisticated solutions used in the world of mobile cranes with the simplicity and sturdiness typical of truck-mounted cranes.”
The largest mini crane in its segment that’s able to pass through a single door, the SPX532 offers substantial lifting capacity in relation to its weight, dimensions, and stabilization area. Important new features include the 2,204 lb. hydraulic jib, the maximum height of which, at 57’, can be compared to that of a higher category of crane, and an updated design with more sophisticated and resistant materials, like a column reinforced with two pistons and a sump that are no longer in fiberglass, but in steel.
The SPX532 stands out for its maximum lifting capacity of 7,054 lbs. The biggest feature is the possibility to lift using both the hookblock and hoist method. The stability system has been updated so that slewing goes from 0° to 90° for each outrigger (previously 0° to 45°). It’s also possible to adjust the outrigger tilting angle. This means more stabilization and more work areas, allowing the crane to work in conditions that would never have been possible before, all thanks to its sensor system.
New Jib Position
The position of the resting jib is initially found inside the column; the jib easily installed, thanks to an innovative hooking system. This means a significant reduction in jib installation and disassembly times. The operator can therefore decide to store the jib in three ways: either at rest on the column, on the ground, or resting under the main arm. The first two ways allow the operator to work with the main arm, the last with the jib installed, with the advantage of not having to put it to rest until the work is finished (as was necessary with the previous versions). Thanks to a double pump, the jib also allows for simultaneous use of both the extension and angle functions for greater flexibility and precision.
New Hydraulic System
The SPX532 is equipped with a sophisticated hydraulic system that allows the crane to work with smooth and precise movements. This is possible due to the use of the digital hydraulic pump that, together with the control electronics and intuitive radio remote control, allows for active dynamic control of the crane’s movements, so the customer can select the ideal work method based on site requirements.
Radio Remote Control
The new Jekko radio remote control is designed to be user-friendly. All of the crane’s functions can be activated or deactivated directly via the radio remote control, using selectors that link to intuitive screens. Four different configurations can be selected to facilitate the operator’s work and guide the various operations: pick and carry, crane, outrigger ascent and descent, belts, and crossbeam slewing.
Attentive to environmental issues, the SPX532 is available in an “environmentally friendly” lithium battery version. Alternatively, the SPX532 comes with a diesel engine combined with a single phase (220V - 2.2 kW) or three phase electric motor (400V - 5.5 kW). Depending on the workplace and requirements, the operator can easily switch from one solution to the other with significant flexibility of use.
Thanks to the J-Connect system and the use of a data SIM, the SPX532 can be connected to the internet. Via a specifically created portal, the crane can be monitored remotely by the customer, vendor, and Jekko technical support staff.