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Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at bauma

On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows, see attached photo 7601. By this KOBELCO wishes MAMMOET best of success in business with the addition of these new KOBELCO cranes to the already impressive fleet of MAMMOET, which consists of over 1.500 cranes of which 350 are crawler cranes.


MAMMOET will be using the 17 units KOBELCO cranes on a wide variety of high-profile industrial, petrochemical and maritime projects around the world. The first 2 units KOBELCO CKE2500, including the CKE2500G exhibited at BAUMA, already have been delivered to MAMMOET.

MAMMOET COO, Mr. Herman Smit and Purchase Manager, Mr. Martijn Tuijtel commented on this large order for 17 KOBELCO cranes, as follows:

“The KOBELCO crawlers are a welcome addition to our fleet. We have a long lasting relationship with KOBELCO and good experience with their products when it comes to reliability, performance and safety. On top of all that the G-mode feature enables us to reduce fuel consumption and meet the highest environmental standards. Besides the products itself the KOBELCO organisation is able to provide engineering and service support for all our locations worldwide. We are always looking to optimize our fleet to offer the best possible solution for every client challenge worldwide. The KOBELCO’s fit extremely well in this strategy.”

See attached photo 7584 with sake barrel and MAMMOET COO, Mr. Herman Smit and KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE Sales and Marketing Manager, Mr. Jos Verhulst shaking hands. On the photo from left to right:

  • MAMMOET Purchase Manager, Mr. Martijn Tuijtel

  • MAMMOET Director Global Equipment, Mr. Peter van Oostrom

  • MAMMOET COO, Mr. Herman Smit

  • MAMMOET Managing Director Benelux, Mr. Wouter van Noort

  • KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE Sales and Marketing Manager,

  • Mr. Jos Verhulst

  • KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY Global Sales and Marketing Executive Officer, Mr. Shinsuke Izumi

  • KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE Managing Director, Mr. Kazuhisa Kakinaga.

Jos Verhulst, KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE Sales and Marketing Manager commented as follows: “Considering

“Already for 30 years MAMMOET* is working with KOBELCO cranes in the most challenging working conditions around the world; from extreme dusty conditions with high temperatures and high humidity in the Middle East, Latin America and Australia to extreme low temperatures in Canada and Russia. During this period of time KOBELCO has delivered over 90 units KOBELCO cranes from 65 up to 250 ton to MAMMOET. This new large purchase order from MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes for MAMMOET”s worldwide operations confirms the outstanding worldwide reputation of KOBELCO cranes with regard to product-value, suitability, flexibility, performance and reliability.”

Background note for editors:

MAMMOET, which operates a large number of KOBELCO cranes, ordered the very first 250 ton KOBELCO when the model was introduced in the year 2000 and was first exhibited in Germany at BAUMA 2001 in the distinctive red-and-black MAMMOET colours. VAN SEUMEREN, since 2000 called MAMMOET, already is working with KOBELCO cranes for 30 years, for example with 65t KOBELCO 7065 and 80t KOBELCO 7080 cranes. Already in the early days MAMMOET was impressed by the performance and lifting potential of KOBELCO cranes considering MAMMOET upgraded the 80t KOBELCO 7080 to a 100 ton crane in those years.

In April 2016 just before BAUMA 2016 KOBELCO already published the following on this order for 17 units:

MAMMOET, a world leader in the field of engineered heavy lifting and transport, has ordered 17 units KOBELCO CRANES for MAMMOET’s worldwide operations, as follows:

15 units KOBELCO cranes of the 2nd Generation CKE- / BME-G-series equipped with the new engine in compliance with NRMM Europe Stage IV and US EPA Tier 4 Final regulations, namely:

  • 3 units KOBELCO CKE1100-2 with 110 ton max. lifting capacity

  • 7 units KOBELCO CKE1350G-2 with 150 ton max. lifting capacity

  • 5 units KOBELCO CKE2500G-2 with 250 ton max. lifting capacity

2 units KOBELCO cranes of the 1st Generation CKE- / BME-G-series equipped with an engine in compliance with NRMM Europe Stage IIIB and US EPA Tier 4 Interim regulations, namely:

  • 2 units KOBELCO CKE2500G with 250 ton max. lifting capacity

The first of these 17 units was exhibited on the KOBELCO stand at BAUMA with 48.8m luffing boom with 70 ton hook block and 48.8m luffing jib with 35 ton ball hook.


The CKE2500G-2 has a maximum lifting capacity of 250 metric tons at 4.6m. Its nested boom length spans from 15.2m to 91.4m. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 27 metric tons, and the maximum combination of boom with fixed jib is 76.2m + 30.5m and reaches to 96.6m working radius.

Its luffing jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 80 metric tons and the maximum combination of luffing boom with luffing jib is 61.0m + 61.0m, and reaches to 82m working radius.

The crane’s engine is a 271 kW 1.850-rpm HINO four-cycle, water-cooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbo-charged model with an intercooler. The crane’s fuel tank holds 400 liters.

Its main and auxiliary winches have a maximum line speed of 110 m/min., and a rated single-line line pull of 132 kN (13.5 tf). It travels at 1.0 km/h, has an operating weight of 220 t, transport weight of 44.570 kg, and 90.400 kg of counterweight.

Continuing the excellent concept and features of the KOBELCO G-series as it takes over from the first generation, the 2nd Generation of the G-series machines have been improved to be more environmentally-friendly and easy-to-operate.

➤Improvement of Lifting Capacity of CKE1350G-2

The CKE1350G-2 of the Mark 2 series provides 150t x 4.4m max. lifting capacity as max. lifting capacity has been improved from 135t to 150t compared to the CKE1350G which had 135t x 4.5m max. lifting capacity.

➤A New Clean Diesel System

At Bauma 2016 KOBELCO has introduced 6 new models with the new Clean Diesel System Engine with exhaust gas emissions in compliance with NRMM Europe Stage IV and US EPA Tier 4 Final regulations. The new Clean Diesel System Engine utilizes a DPF(Diesel Particulate Filter) to reduce particulate matter(PM) and an SCR(Selective Catalytic Reduction) to reduce nitrogen oxide, which is also kept to a minimum using negative ions.

Exhaust cleaning by SCR and DPF

SCR is an exhaust gas after-treatment system. The system converts harmful NOx, which are contained in the diesel engine exhaust gas, with the aid of a catalyst, namely AdBlue®, into harmless diatomic nitrogen and water. With the combination of a DPF, which is perfect for reducing PM, the exhaust gas from the engine is much cleaner and eco-friendly.

➤Improvement of energy-saving function G-Mode

All G-Series models are engineered with “G-mode”, 3 energy saving systems from KOBELCO to help conserve energy by reducing fuel consumption.

We improved the usability of the G-mode which is adopted on the 2nd Generation of the G series. As an example, for the idling stop function, under certain conditions, the AIS can be activated by the operator. With the increase in the opportunities to use the idling stop function, further energy-saving effects can be expected.

G-Winch: G-Winch for maximum line speed at low idle, saving energy.

The high speed mode allows the hook to be raised or lowered at maximum line speed without raising engine speed when lifting without a load, or even when lifting with a light load.

G-Engine: G-Engine keeps the engine running within fuel-efficient parameters by limiting maximum engine speed. Engine speed is reduced but pump capacity is controlled to maintain maximum winch speed for running or lifting. Using the G-Engine function reduces fuel consumption by approx. 10% when compared to operations on a normal crane.

AIS: This Auto-Idle-Stop feature stops the engine when the engine on the crane is idling, which lowers emissions and saves fuel.

➤Improvement of transportability and assembly

As with previous models, the dimensions and weights of the main machines and all attachments are less than 2.99m width and 45 ton metric tons. In addition, we made further refinements to auxiliary platforms and boom insert handling, aimed at improving the speed and safety of the assembly and disassembly of these items.

The 2nd Generation of Kobelco’s G-series models are the exciting main attraction at the Kobelco Cranes exhibit at BAUMA 2016. These innovative cranes have been created from end-users and real jobsite experiences, incorporating transport, assembly, and operator friendly concepts.


The Kobelco Remote Observation Satellite System, or KCROSS, is also standard on G Series models and is a proprietary system that allows remote monitoring of the unit from the owner’s desktop. The system was designed to be as user friendly as possible, providing daily, weekly, and monthly reports that the owner can print. This allows him to look at all of the cranes data in a simple and easy-to-read format.

The owner can simply log on and click the daily report tab, and a one-page report will show the hours the unit worked, how much fuel was consumed, how many minutes the crane idled, the main winch was used, how many minutes the crane travelled, how many minutes the crane slewed, how many minutes the crane held a load, what percentage of chart the crane lifted, and much more.

Other design features of KOBELCO G-Series include a compact structure for transportability, a larger cab design, an LMI touch screen, an improved counterweight self-installation mechanism and an optional counterweight detection device. Other features include reduced charts for working with reduced counterweight.

The G-Series is a “versatile” crane designed to stand front and center in many applications. The cranes were designed for ease of use and simplicity, with the customer in mind.

Kobelco Cranes is renowned for smart engineering - aiming to increase versatility and flexibility with productivity boosting technical advances - from advanced winch systems to self-diagnostic multi-display monitors. All designed to give users a competitive edge and provide top performance.

Source: Kobelco