Zoomlion claims world record for highest-capacity all-terrain crane

By Alex DahmJuly 19, 2022

Zoomlion’s 2,400-tonne capacity ZAT24000H all-terrain crane is primarily aimed at wind turbine erection applications (Photo: Zoomlion)

Zoomlion claims the world record for the highest-capacity all-terrain crane, the 2,400-tonne capacity ZAT24000H.

The company said it surpasses its own existing all-terrain crane capacity record which was for the QAY2000, a machine rated to lift 2,000 tonnes, in 2012.

Zoomlion delivered two units of the new 2,400-tonne ZAT24000H to its first customer, the Huanghua Haibin Lifting Installing Engineering Co., in Hebei Province, China, on June 30.

This latest giant was developed for onshore wind turbine installation projects. Its combination of telescopic and lattice boom allows installation of turbines up to 525 feet tall, the manufacturer said.

Hoisting to this height can be achieved in 30 minutes, Zoomlion claimed. Its telescopic boom has single cylinder extension and retraction with double side pinning to help minimize side deflection.

“When developing this product Zoomlion engaged in extensive dialogue with us to ensure they were meeting the working conditions and technical specifications,” said Shen Qi, Haibin Lifting Installing Engineering general manager. “We are confident of this market-leading product as we saw Zoomlion’s continuous pursuit of quality and ultimate spirit of achieving excellence.”

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