Mini-Cranes Offer a New Approach
to Material Handling


Maeda Mini-Cranes bring a new dimension to material handling. Small enough to go where no other lifting device can, these units provide up to 20.7 m of lift height with up to 4,900 kg. of lift capacity. Proven by building contractors, crane services, glaziers, plant maintenance departments and other industries, the Maeda units are in compliance with ASME and EPA standards. Four models are sold and serviced in North America by Maeda USA, LLC, based in Houston, Texas.

The ability to be able to enter through doorways provides a unique solution indoors, underground and in confined spaces. These units set-up in extremely tight quarters. Standard features include fully automatic five-section booms, 360° swing, hydraulic disc winch brakes and programmable Moment Limiter Safety System. Ease of operation assures reliable lifting. As is often the case with new innovations, Europe and Asia have embraced the mini-crane concept for more than a decade. North and South America are discovering these unique lifting devices and sales have increased year after year.

Four models are available including walk-behind and ride-on mini-crawler cranes and a compact telescoping boom crane unit with cab. All models are self-propelled with diesel or gas engines standard and optional electric or LPG power. The smallest MC285-2 model is a slim 76 cm wide when in the travel position and lifts up to 2,816 kg to 8.7 m. The LC785 compact crane with cab has 20.2 m maximum lift height with boom and optional jib. Two other models – MC305-2 and MC405 fill out the line and are ride-along mini-crawler cranes.

Mini-cranes offer lifting solutions in limited access and confined spaces. Applications are unlimited with construction, steel erection, curtain wall installation, aircraft maintenance and plant maintenance being just a few.

Source: Maeda USA, LLC

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