Hartmut Ballerstädt, operation manager at Anker, already knows one thing: "The new Tadano HK 4.050-1 clearly has what it takes to become the best-running machine in our fleet," he explains when Tadano Sales Manager Thorsten Dietzel hands him the crane on collection in Lauf.
Hartmut Ballerstädt can certainly justify the high expectations of his Tadano truck-mounted crane: "With its tridem rear axle including steered trailing axle and two driven axles, the HK 4.050-1 has an ingenious chassis concept that gives it unparalleled maneuverability and makes it suitable for use on even the tightest construction sites," he explains. In addition, the HK 4.050-1 does not require a special road permit, even with a counterweight of up to 4.5 tonnes fitted. This means that it can be used for day-to-day business without much effort. And last but not least, this crane is a classic "bread and butter machine" for the Anker manager, which any trained crane operator can operate safely straight away - so the motto for him with the HK 4.050-1 is to get on and drive off.
However, the decision to purchase the HK 4.050-1 at Anker was not only based on the crane's impressive technology: "We have felt that we have been in good hands with Tadano for many years. The extremely good service and the cooperative relationship with the team in Lauf are at least as important to us as the good quality of the machines," emphasizes Hartmut Ballerstädt. It is therefore not surprising that the Anker fleet includes numerous cranes from Lauf and Zweibrücken - such as the City models AC 30 and AC 45, the all terrain cranes ATF 70, 100 and 220 or the HK 40. Anker intends to use the new HK 4.050-1 for tasks such as laying ceilings, building roof trusses, or assembling halls - making it as flexible as a true all-rounder should be.