FIRST HIGH CAPACITY RAILWAY CRANE FOR IRELAND
In December 2019 Irish Rail ordered a new Multi Tasker 500 Railway Crane from TECHNE. This will be the first high capacity railway crane to operate in Ireland. It will be mainly used to lay 18m/12t track panels. Due to its tapered counterweight the crane will be able to slew up to 20° without infringing the neighbouring track. To pick up the panels, the crane will be equipped with a special panel grab lifting beam that eliminates the demand for the ground staff to attach the panels to the lifting beam by hand. All operations can be controlled by the crane operator in the crane cabin which ensures a safe method of work. In the future also certain S & C panels will be installed with the Multi Tasker. The TECHNE crane is expected to be delivered to Ireland in spring 2022.