Mini Cranes NZ recently welcomed the latest arrival to their fleet – the mighty UNIC UR-W706-2 – which was supplied to them in January 2020 by Crane Sales NZ Ltd.

The UNIC UR-W706-2 comes with 19.2 metres of main boom and a six-metre hydraulic luffing fly jib, giving it a maximum hook height of 25.5 metres. When packed up it is 1.67m wide, making it ideal for operation on, and navigation through, tight and difficult-to-access sites. The UR-W706-2 can run on diesel or mains power with no fumes.

In bright green livery, this is one serious looking spider crane and the ideal addition to Mini Cranes NZ’s ever-expanding fleet of modern and innovative spider cranes, mini cranes and mini crawler cranes.

“I’d like to once again thank Clinton (Addenbrooke, Managing Director of Mini Cranes NZ) for choosing a UNIC mini crawler crane,” said Ben Prowse, Crane Sales NZ’s Business Manager. “Clinton and the Mini Cranes NZ team are dedicated to demonstrating how mini cranes can be used to their full potential in the New Zealand market. I’m pleased they have chosen UNIC mini crawler cranes as a key component of their operation.”

UNIC UR-W706-2

The UNIC UR-W706-2 retains all the class beating features of the standard UR-W706 spider crane. With the ability to lift up to 6 tonnes, the UR-W706-2 can lift to a maximum hook height of 25.5 metres, an extra three metres more than the standard model (with searcher hook).

This additional hydraulic searcher hook makes it a truly versatile machine and provides that extra reach for tricky lifting projects. Its compact nature means this mighty machine is still able to gain access through a standard double doorway, making it perfect for hard to reach locations or restricted lifting areas.

The UNIC UR-W706-2 can be controlled from the operators driving seat or by a fully functional radio remote control for precise placement of loads. Digital feedback and data logging are also available as extras where required.

UNIC mini crawlers

Originally designed to operate on congested construction sites in Japan, UNIC is Japan’s No.1 mini crawler crane.

UNIC mini crawler cranes are built for performance and are renowned for superior lifting performance, wide operational range, ease of operation and unparalleled safety features. These multi-purpose hydraulic cranes are engineered to handle a broad variety of loading operations.

The combination of pioneering design, precision manufacturing and advanced materials technology means these cranes are incredibly compact yet provide the capacity and reach of much larger machines.

Features include the ability to confine crane operation to pre-set boundaries, options mains power for noise reduction, operation on uneven sites, an over-lowering prevention device, a hexagonal boom design reduces sway and increases accuracy, dismantles and self-assembles in confined locations, advanced safety features.

Crane Sales New Zealand Limited sells and supports UNIC Truck cranes and UNIC mini crawler cranes, Effer knuckle boom and marine cranes, Maxilift truck cranes and Tommy Gate hydraulic liftgates.

Crane Sales NZ is supported by a sales and service operation that spans the country, with head office in Matamata, branches in Auckland, Paraparaumu and Christchurch, and service agents in locations around the country.

Images: supplied by Mini Cranes NZ Ltd.