“Sarens expands its Spierings eLift fleet to 8 units”

“Sarens expands its Spierings eLift fleet to 8 units”

Oss, June 2024 Sarens, global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport, has ordered two more battery-powered Spierings eLift self-erecting mobile tower cranes. The new machines will increase the Sarens eLift fleet to eight units. The new order includes a SK597-AT4 eLift and a SK1265-AT6 eLift. The eLift system allows the crane to plug into a 16- or 32-Amp connection. The investment is a key part of Sarens’ program to reduce their carbon footprint and operate more sustainably.

Sarens, a company founded in the 50s, has a strong focus today on sustainability. Jan L. Sarens, Group Equipment Trade Director and Board Member stated: “We’re working with the battery-powered eLift cranes of Spierings for 2,5 years now. Spierings’ eLift concept has convinced us for its functionality and green qualities. We have eLift cranes in our fleet which run 63% of the time on electricity and 37% on hybrid mode. With these percentages, we’re reducing fuel consumption by 90% compared to a conventional mobile tower crane. We’re still experiencing a growing demand for the mobile tower cranes and our clients are getting more used to the concept.”

Jeroen Kerkhoff, Sales engineer of Spierings said: “We’re very honored to deliver another two battery-powered eLift cranes to Sarens. We are the only crane supplier which provides a fully mobile battery-powered solution with our eLift cranes. The total fleet of all Spierings eLift cranes has an average of 40% electric operating hours. This proves the applicability and success in the field of our eLift concept. Additionally, when there is no electric grid connection available, you still save up to 70% fuel usage while operating in hybrid mode.”

The eLift system allows the crane to plug into a 16- or 32-Amp mains outlet with the power passing through a Lithium-ion battery ‘PowerPack’ which absorbs the peaks in energy draw down, allowing a connection to a regular outlet without affecting performance. When the power draw is low, the battery pack is recharged. The crane is also equipped with a small diesel engine which can generate electrical power when a mains outlet is not available.

The SK597-AT4 eLift is the latest generation of the Spierings tower crane with a maximum capacity of seven tonnes, a 48-metre jib, and a more compact chassis. The maximum lifting height is 58,1m with the jib luffed to 45 degrees, or 28m with the jib in a horizontal position. This will be the fifth four-axle Spierings in the Sarens fleet. The SK1265-AT6 eLift has a 10T maximum capacity which it can handle at a radius of more than 13,. Its 60.m jib has a 1.700kg jib tip capacity at a 37m horizontal jib height.