Transloading Crane - Hydraulic (K)

Our electro-hydraulic deck cranes (type K) are intended for use for various kinds of transloading operations. High speeds, reliability and durability are the key features for our transloading cranes. 

MacGregor understands that cranes are key equipment and their safe and reliable operation is critical.

So MacGregor electro-hydraulic transloading crane designs are based on our lengthy experience and are backed-up by unrivalled global service support and a proven track record of more than 13,000 crane deliveries worldwide over the past 50 years.

The crane offers multiple benefits

  • Designed according to FEM-rules, 1.001
  • All machinery is weather-protected inside crane housing
  • Closed hydraulic system; all motions are available at the same time at full speed and load
  • Planetary gears and hydraulic motors with fail-safe brakes
  • Excellent positioning performance
  • Lifting capacities from 25 to 50 tonnes in grab operation



For K4 heavy-duty units, where U7-A8-Q3 applies to the whole crane, this equates to:

  • 1,800,000 hoisting cycles during the lifetime of the crane
  • Up to 6,000 working hours/year
  • Up to 20 years lifetime, depending on the number of hours worked per year

Closed Loop System

All MacGregor hydraulic cranes are built upon the latest closed loop hydraulic design. 

Benefits of a closed loop hydraulic system: 

  • All motions are available at the same time at full speed and load
  • Speed control more accurate compared to an open loop system
  • Regenerative power will be obtained at lowering of load and jib
  • Fewer losses than an open loop system 
  • Less cooling needed

Crane Control System

The MacGregor control system ensures smooth, fast and stepless crane control, with hoisting, luffing and slewing motions independent of each other. This means that at their maximum capacity, GLH cranes can operate at full speed using all three movements at the same time.

The in-house system development allows individual adjustment possibilities and includes monitoring and diagnostic functions. 



Option for OnWatch Scout

OnWatch Scout increases the flow of information and moves support from a reactive to proactive mode, with operational data streamed directly from the vessel, monitored, analysed, and used to provide guidance on performance.

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Eccentric Platform

To further improve outreach, cycle time and positioning performance, the crane can be installed on an eccentric platform.


Extra Features

The crane can be equipped with various functions and equipment: 

  • Power swivel with Active Rotation Control (ARC)
  • Active Pendulation Control (APC)
  • Anti-collision system
  • Auto team
  • AutoGrip – Feature for optimal filling of mechanical grab     
  • Camera system (CCTV)
  • Swing defeater
  • Power limitation 
  • Ship Motion Compensation
  • Target tracking 
  • Ships office



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