The Big Chief


As the largest crane in our fleet this particular unit had to be named the The Big Chief and sports the famous HHA colours matching our Larapinta office design and having 2 trucks named after it, the first is the famous Western Star “The Lone Ranger” the private truck of the HHA Owner and The Scout which of course is the chiefs horse and dedicated counterweight truck to the crane division. The chief has a 72mtr main boom with an additional 22mtr of swing away jig and is a specialist crane suited to tower crane erection or heavy assembly work. This large unit sports a Liebherr V8 612HP Turbo Diesel engine with an Automatic transmission with 12 forward gears and 2 reverse gears it makes even our truckers envious, coupled with a dedicated Liebherr 4cyl 245HP turbo engine to run the hydraulics up stairs The Big Chief has the grunt to get the job done. Travelling down the road The Big Chief is 25mtr long and runs on 6 axles with a trailing dolly with 3 axles – yes that’s 9 axle in total it no wonder it has 612HP up front!

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