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SANY America’s SCC8500 500-ton crawler crane is designed for use in the construction of wind energy towers, fossil fuel plants and nuclear facilities, as well as in petrochemical installations and a variety of infrastructure projects.
The crane, powered by a 600-horsepower Cummins diesel engine with 1,845 foot pounds of torque, features SANY’s ACE (auto counterbalance equalization) System to adjust the position of the movable upperworks counterweight. The optional UltraLift package, which includes a second counterweight tray and a second pair of hydraulic cylinders.
The crane’s UltraCab features a wide field of reinforced glass; a steel frame with overhead structural plates; air-conditioning and heating powered by an auxiliary diesel generator; and a large, high-resolution display to show real-time statistics.
Also included in the cab are SANY’s load moment indicator to detect lifting capacity, boom angle, top height and radius; a closed-circuit television system for views of all winches, the counterweight and job-site surroundings; an anemometer to monitor wind speed; an electronic level indicator; and independently-operated, pressure-compensated drive motors on each end of the tracks.
Ten configurations are available for main boom, fixed jib and luffing jib. The basic machine features a maximum main boom length of 354.3 feet, a maximum fixed jib length of 137.8 feet and a maximum luffing jib length of 236.2 feet. The UltraLift configuration features a maximum main boom length of 393.7 feet, a maximum fixed jib length of 137.8 feet and a maximum luffing jib length of 275.6 feet.
Other highlights the SANY SCC8500 offers include hydraulically-driven planetary gears that raise and lower the load, a maximum line speed of 568 feet per minute, a swing system that uses dual drives and planetary gear reduction to center the load and regulate swing speed, a maintenance-free track roller and a centralized system that automatically lubricates the crane’s grease points.