Franna, a Terex brand, has unveiled its Minemaster range, a series of pick and carry cranes with lift capacities ranging from 15 t to 40 t that, it says, come fully equipped and ready to work in mining applications.
“The Franna Minemaster range has been specifically designed to meet the vigorous safety requirements and complex operating environment of the modern day mine site,” Franna said. “Each individual crane can be customised to meet local requirements, with an extensive list of mine specification options available for customers to choose from.”
Danny Black, General Manager at Franna, explained: “Franna has been supplying the global mining industry with robust lifting solutions for over 40 years, working alongside a number of leading contractors such as Rio Tinto, BHP and Glencore.
“In line with our growing export sales, we have developed this range to meet the needs of the markets and industries we serve. Whilst mining has always been at the forefront of the Franna business, many of our international customers are not fully aware of the numerous mine specifications that we can offer. As well as helping to educate the marketplace, our Franna Minemaster range provides mining contractors with heavy-duty lifting solutions that are tailored to their needs and do not compromise on safety or performance.”
Suitable for open-pit and underground mines, the Franna Minemaster range comes with reduced initial setup costs, high utilisation and lower cost per tonne, the company said. They also have a proven ability of operating safely on the challenging terrains commonly associated with mining (for example, poor underfoot conditions).
James Hoyt, Director at PT Berlian Cranserco Indonesia, a Franna Cranes distributor, said: “Indonesian mining companies have been using Franna cranes in coal and hard-rock mines to support underground, open-pit, workshop, port and blasting operations for many years. Frannas are the most utilised support equipment assets on the mine site.”
The company concluded: “Franna cranes require no outriggers, which allows the operator to set up and start working almost immediately. The compact footprint and unique design of each machine provides unrivalled access to tunnels and other areas of limited space on the mine site. From lifting and laying pipes to changing out engines, it is easy to see why Franna cranes are a popular choice for mining contractors.”