Kesla

Kesla launches a new ZT17 recycling crane

18.05.2017 News

Kesla is a Finnish company known for its’ forestry machines such as cranes, tractor forest equipment, harvester heads and chippers. The company has now widened the use of its strongest cranes to recycling duties. The first crane that is fully equipped for recycling duties is ZT17. The crane is for display on the Elmia exhibition in Jönköping on the stand 303.

Kesla launches a new ZT17 recycling crane  

Kesla is a Finnish company known for its’ forestry machines such as cranes, tractor forest equipment, harvester heads and chippers. The company has now widened the use of its strongest cranes to recycling duties.  The first crane that is fully equipped for recycling duties is ZT17. The crane is for display on the Elmia exhibition in Jönköping on the stand 303.

As new accessory: stability control

The KESLA cranes have both outreach and strength, which both are very essential in the recycling use, as the material can be further away from the crane itself and the items can be rather heavy, such as cars or containers.

Lifting heavy loads with long outreach in urban area requires stability. Because of this, KESLA has developed a new stability control system for cranes called KESLA proSTABILITY. This control system warns the operator from several issues related to stability, such as overload, inclination of the truck and losing the ground contact. In extreme situations it also prevents functions increasing the possibility to fall down.  The system gives also other information, such as error log, position of stabilizers and crane and lifting capacity in the particular position that can be seen in the system screen. 

In several Middle European countries the authorities require that the cranes are equipped with approved stability control system.

Radio-control is a handy solution in short and demanding loadings

Also in recycling, the crane can be equipped with top-seat or with cabin, but as the loading periods are short, the radio-control is a very handy solution. KESLA recycling cranes are mainly equipped with modified Scanreco radio-control unit. When loading happens outside, the visibility to the crane is excellent and the operator can simultaneously pay attention to the messages on the stability control screen. 

The sales have already begun in France

The sales have already actively begun in France through Techmat’s subsidiary, Dalby.

-       The first orders came very early, actually before we were ready to produce the crane, Marko Härkönen, responsable for Kesla’s crane business, states. – There will certainly be some fine-tuning as we are still in the early stages but we are happy that the first comments from dealers and customers have been very encouraging.

 

Kesla believes that there is also demand for recycling cranes in other countries, including Finland.

-       In Finland, our home market, the first ZT17 crane will be used as cargo crane, starting May 2017. Our goal is not to quickly expand the market but to gather feedback of the product from selected clients and develop it further – also to meet the needs of the home market, Härkönen states.

 

 

More Information:

Kesla Oyj
Sales Manager, Director of Truck Crane Business
M
arko Härkönen, tel. +358 40 7732 107

KESLA proSTABILITY-system makes a log of things happening with the crane and warns in case of unstability.

KESLA ZT17 recycling crane is controlled by radio-control system. The crane is suitable for handling e.g. big waste containers.