Spierings Mobile Cranes discontinues conventional diesel cranes

Oss, 02. March 2023

Osse crane manufacturer opts for all-electric hoisting

Spierings Mobile Cranes discontinues conventional diesel cranes

Spierings Mobile Cranes has decided to stop building and selling conventional diesel cranes. From now on, the Osse crane manufacturer will only produce sustainable hybrid models. This makes Spierings the first company in the world to exclusively build cranes that hoist entirely electrically. In addition, the latest model the SK487-AT3 City Boy can also run fully electric, this allows a complete reduction of local emissions. This electric crane enables emission-free work in any city.

The reason for the choice is the strong growth in hybrid cranes and the drive to do the most for people, nature and the environment. ‘The electrification of the construction site can only succeed if the manufacturer leads the way,’ says CEO Koos Spierings. ‘Our domestic customers already realise that this is the future. For our foreign customers, it will take some adjustment, but we are sure they will soon see the benefits of this decision as well. Eventually, conventional diesel cranes will die out.’

Lithium-ion batteries

Spierings Mobile Cranes’ hybrid tower cranes are equipped with lithium-ion batteries. This makes them suitable for emission-free operation at any construction site. For emergencies, the crane is equipped with a small 3-cylinder Stage V diesel engine. To date, Spierings Mobile Cranes has already delivered more than 150 electric cranes, better known as eLift.

Innovation and sustainability

The benefits of emission-free operation are obvious, Spierings states. ‘No CO2 emissions, no noise pollution, but undiminished power. And if the operator nevertheless needs to make use of the small diesel engine? Then fuel consumption is still very low. This demonstrates that good entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand.’

Spierings Mobile Cranes continues to develop the hybrid technology. Thus, all current cranes can operate emission-free, powered by a 16 A construction site power connection. Spierings is also the only manufacturer to supply cranes with a 33 kWh lithium-ion battery pack straight from the factory.

About Spierings Mobile Cranes

Spierings Mobile Cranes is the market leader in mobile tower cranes. The Osse-based company’s cranes are used in more than 30 countries, mainly by crane rental and construction companies. The cranes are developed and manufactured entirely in the Netherlands. Spierings Mobile Cranes will achieve a turnover of around 100 million euros in 2022.

Do you have questions in connection with this press release? If so, please contact Imke Michiels (Manager Office & Sales Support at Spierings Mobile Cranes): +31 412 69 77 77  /  +31 6 15 08 69 12.