We are confident of Escorts F20 being the star crane of 2016, writes Rajinder Raina.
Escorts´ commitment to providing matching solutions in the cranes market is its mantra for leadership. Having pioneered and established the high end pick and carry safe cranes called ´TRX´ series, the effort has been to increase the product offerings in this category to cater to the demands of the job applications from various sites. Escorts F-15 remains the most preferred ´TRX series´ crane at various project sites in India. However, the demands and requirements at these sites keep changing.The load handling profile, underfoot conditions, speeds, safety and emission norms are moving up.
Due diligence was done to capture the matrices of requirements for different applications at various project sites.The feedback was shared with our design team. Escorts ´TRX´ series crane model Escorts F20 is the solution to the subject requirements. F20 is the crane with best-in-class weight distribution along and across the front and the rear axles. The geometry of the configuration is unmatched and the kinematics of the machines makes it special.
With a rated capacity of 20T @1.5 m it is the only pick and carry crane that can lift 15T using the snatch block and winch.
Pick and carry cranes being essentially front-wheel drive, have traction issues in laden conditions. To overcome this limitation, 4-wheel drive is used in cranes which makes them expensive to own and operate. F20 is the first crane, particularly in the high tonnage pick and carry crane category, that has a front wheel drive. This gives it excellent traction in all conditions. With a rated capacity of 20T @1.5 m it is the only pick and carry crane that can lift 15 tonne using the snatch block and winch USPs. The high ground clearance and uniform front and rear tyre size makes it the best pick and carry crane on undulated/rough terrain ground conditions. It has been designed with a creep speed of 1.3 km/hr which is ideal for load handling. The load visibility is complete which is a must for safe handling.
Escorts F20 scores another first with Telematics the advantages of which are multiple for the owner and the operator.
The importance of the operator in production machines can never be over emphasised. Besides other operator friendly features, FM radio and mobile phone charging facility has been provided as well. The operator finds high comfort and minimum fatigue while operating for long hours.
Our design team, headed by Ankit Kumar, proudly calls it a 10-star crane and is confident of Escorts F20 being the star crane of the year 2016. The marketing is equally, if not more, of great success of this ´TRX´ series crane.
With a rated capacity of 20T @1.5 m F20 i s the only pick and carry crane that can lift 15T using the snatch block and winch. Escorts F20 also scores another first with Telematics.
The author is General Manager - Marketing, Escorts Ltd