Niehof is a smaller construction company from Lattrop (NL) and is deploying for lifting duties on their construction sites some of their own mobile tower cranes, like this sharp Arcomet AF 38. This crane was used on a construction site in Enter (NL).
The undercarriage was built by FAUN from Lauf (DE) and is powered by a 6-cylinder Mercedes-Benz diesel engine with a power of 235 kW (322 hp). The undercarriage has a 6x4x6-drive line, where two axles are poweres and all axles are steerable.
The development of the crane was a cooperation between three companies; Arcomet from Paal-Beringen (DE) was responsible for the development and production of the superstructure, the undercarriage was built by FAUN from Lauf (DE) and MTC from Veghel (NL) (at that time a subsidiary of Arcomet) did the transmission, automatisation and hydraulics for the crane.
The outrigger base of the crane measures 7.7 x 6.4 meters, or half 7.7 x 4.5 meters, so that the crane also fits on tight locations.
The full counterweight on the crane has a mass of 8.4 tonnes and a tailswing of 3.4 meters. The lower counterweight slab is lowered onto the undercarriage during the transport over the road.
The 2-part tower is giving a horizontal hook height of approx. 23 meters. The cabin is over the height of the tower adjustable, to give the crane operator always a good vision on the work.
The horizontal jib has a length of 38 meters. The maximum load of 6,000 kg can be lifted up to 13 meters and the tipload is 1.800 kg. With the 30 degree luffed jib are the 6,000 kg lifted up to a maximum radius of 11 meters and the tipload up to 33 meters. The maximum hook height is then about 40 meters.
A very sharp crane of Niehof!