Jos Blom Kraanverhuur goes for Spierings Zero-emission eLift & eDrive

The Dutch company Jos Blom Kraanverhuur B.V. from Alkmaar has placed an order for 3 new Spierings cranes. Two new SK597-AT4 eLift cranes and one SK487-AT3 eDrive, better known as the City Boy. Blom will take these cranes into operation in 2021, 2022 and 2023. With this order, Blom is responding to the increasing demand for cranes that allow emission-free working.

Richard Blom: “The Spierings cranes from the early 2000s were already able to work electrically, but this required an electricity connection of 63 amps. With the eLift cranes we buy now, we can work a whole day with only 10 amps, which makes electric lifting a lot more accessible. Spierings has chosen to build in a battery pack that serves as a buffer to make this possible. With the City Boy that we will add to our fleet in 2023, we will also make it possible to drive emission-free into- and out of the city. The SK597-AT4 eLift is a compact crane with a lot of boom length, which we can use in a wide range of applications.

Maarten van Brink (Sales Engineer at Spierings Mobile Cranes); “We are very pleased that Blom again expresses their confidence in Spierings with this order. Blom has 20 cranes from Spierings and is a great ambassador for our brand. We have seen the demand for our eLift models increase enormously over the last six months. The cranes with only a conventional diesel engine are making way for the eLift cranes. With more and more users of electricity on a construction site, a crane must also use this energy economically. Thanks to the built-in battery, we no longer draw power peaks from the grid, thus avoiding the inconvenience of tripping fuses. By now, more than 30 eLift cranes have been delivered in the Netherlands and abroad. The Dutch government gives our customers a nice extra helping hand with the MIA/Vamil scheme on these cranes.”