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If you’re looking for a spider crane to hire that has incredible lifting capacity and reach, then Lift MC285 might just be the solution!

This MAEDA spider crane for hire lifts just under 3 tonnes and has a boom length of 8.57m – and it’s capable of low weight-bearing pressures too. Despite its fantastic reach, the 285 is ideal for projects where space and access are restricted; the crane itself, when stowed away, is only 750mm wide meaning that it can fit through most standard doorways.

  • Technical Data
  • Working Range
  • Dimensions
  • Download Spec
Crane capacity capacity: 2.82 t x 1.4m
Max working radius max: 8.205m x 150kg
Max lifting height approx: 8.7m x 550kg
Dimensions folded: 2715mm x 750mm x 1440mm
Weight unladen: 1770kg
Hook speed max: 8m / min. (4 falls, 3rd layer)
Single Line Speed max: 32m / min. (3rd layer)
Hoist Rope Type: IWRC 6 x Fi (29) Ø 7mm x 48m
Telescopic system boom length: 2.535m – 8.575m
telescoping speed: 6.04m / 22 sec
boom type: Fully automatic 5 section pentagonal telescopic
Boom Hoist System Hoist angle / speed: 0º – 80º / 14 sec
Slew System Slew angle / speed: 360º continuous / 1.0 rpm
Outrigger System Type 4 Multi position box type. Hydraulic cylinders
Maximum extended dimensions (L) 4580mm x (Fro) 4530mm x (Rear) 3810mm
Traction system Drive Hydrostatic type, stepless forward and reverse
travel speed: 0 – 2.2 km/h
gradability: 20º
Ground length x width 975mm x 200mm (Track dimensions)
Ground pressure 0.45 kgf / cm²
Engine Type 2 cylinder water cooled diesel
Fuel tank capacity Diesel / 12L
maximum output: 15.2KW, 2500RPM
starting method: Key / pull start
tank capacity: 40L

Standard Equipment

Working light, hour-meter, 4-fall hook block, black rubber tracks, moment limiter,
hydraulic safety valves, level, wire rope latch, machine body inclination alarm,
EMO switch, working status lamp, overwind protection and cable remote control.


Optional equipment

White rubber tracks, single fall hook, two fall hook, searcher hook and radio remote control.

If you’d like to find out more about our Lift MC285 for hire, or any other model in our mini crane hire fleet, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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