The Municipality of Le Havre, France, has purchased a 30-ton IDRA boat hoist from Italian company PDN Engineering & Cranes. The machine will be used by Le Havre Plaisance, a concession running a new yard within the port.
PDN says the machine’s most significant feature is its ability to operate smoothly on uneven terrain. This is due to a special system of hydraulic suspension on single wheels and is of crucial importance to the operator as the working area is on pave; interlocking cobblestones that the port has retained for historic reasons. The machine also boasts a range of technical benefits that have been thoroughly tested in PDN’s Italian workshop. The Iveco motor has electronic adjustment and automotive pump to adjust diesel power according to requirements. This reduces fuel consumption and makes for better environmental impact. All thermal elements are spaced and designed for ease of maintenance, with just one pump for steering and another for lifting the upper trolleys. According to PDN, the four mobile spreaders and proportional lifting speed guarantee a performance that is practically double that of a comparable machine.
PDN hoists are all-terrain machines.
An ultra sensitive control system with failure detection and electronic weighing facility has been incorporated to ensure reliability and guard against accidental manoeuvres and, last but not least, a walkway has been installed on one of the crane legs to disembark/ board passengers. This is lifted by auxiliary winch. Contact PDN Engineering & Cranes in Italy on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(www.marinaworld.com – July/August 2014)