Antar Cranes Services Pte Ltd has handed over three units of Zoomlion ZAT2500V to Denzai Huationg Pte Ltd (one unit) and Peck Tiong Choon Leasing Pte Ltd (two units) in September and October respectively.
The ZAT2500V is a five-axle, 250-t-capacity all-terrain crane with a main boom length of 88 m, which is said to be the longest in its class. There is also an optional fixed jib of up to 33.5 m to increase the total boom length to 115.5 m.
According to Antar Cranes, the three units acquired by Denzai Huationg and Peck Tiong Choon are the first three Zoomlion ZAT2500V cranes in Singapore. “This model will meet the demand from our customers for a new 250-t all-terrain crane that can replace their older unit,” said Andrew Tan, general manager of Antar Cranes.
“Many of our customers in Singapore require cranes that are less than 15 years old, especially for use on LTA and HDB projects.”
Mr Tan added, “Another benefit of the ZAT2500V is its long boom. The crane can carry out a variety of tasks without the need to install an additional jib, thus reducing logistics and manpower requirements.”
With a small outrigger width of 8.3 m, the ZAT2500V is also highly versatile and can be easily deployed on restricted jobsites. Plus, the crane has the option to place its counterweights in two different positions: the front position is suitable for operations in a tight space, while the rear position allows the crane to provide a better lifting capacity.
For further ease of operation, the ZAT2500V is equipped with an automatic telescopic system, which enables the operator to select the boom length automatically via a screen panel. All the machine’s functions are displayed on a 10.4-in, two-in-one LCD (touch screen) panel, which is designed to be user friendly. The cab can be tilted by 0-20° to improve the operator’s field of vision and reduce fatigue.
In addition, the Zoomlion ZAT2500V has a central lubricating system for the superstructure and the chassis. All the lubricating points are automatically supplied with the correct grease quantity for prolonged crane service life and easy maintenance.
By adopting the CAN Bus technology, the superstructure and the chassis can monitor the outrigger pressures and the tilting angle of the chassis frame in real time to ensure a safe operation. Several encoders and sensors are also available to help keep track of the machine in real time, enhancing efficiency and safety.
As more projects are taking place across Singapore, more cranes will be needed to support contractors in delivering their jobs. Mr Tan pointed out, “The local construction industry will be busy for a while, at least in the next three to five years, with a number of major projects currently ongoing – such as the Cross Island Line (CRL), Jurong Region Line (JRL) and North-South Corridor (NSC) by LTA, public housing projects by HDB, and various private developments.”
Mr Tan said that in general, the future of Southeast Asia’s construction industry is looking positive. “A wide range of infrastructure developments are being implemented throughout the region, including airport projects in Vietnam, highway projects in Thailand, wind power projects in the Philippines and Thailand, the Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS Link, as well as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and MRT projects in Malaysia, to name just a few.”