The hoist speed is pretty good. It will beat just about every other crane on hoist speed that's 8t and below
Just don't forget to apply the slew brake as soon as possible because even with hardly any breeze the jib will move.
No matter how hard you back slew it doesn't faze this crane, the jib wont bend and shake and the tower wont twist.
The remote is something else. Its huge, way bigger than the big Hetronic remotes you get with Potain cranes. The levers make it feel like you are operating a crane not a remote control car. It even has a thumb button on the hoist lever to give micro hoist speed - just like the cabin controls. Some crane operators will whinge about having to carry around a remote the size of a large infant... Bad luck for them!
The only disappointment on this crane was the cabin. It was small, real small. Room for a seat and the controls and that's it. Access to the cabin is via the roof, you pretty much drop into your little seat.
Believe the hype, 4.5 out of 5
The easiest crane to operate ever!