This week we will be reviewing the 12 tonne Jaso J260 tower crane.
The configuration for this crane was 40m of mast/tower with a 70m Jib. The crane has a 12t max lift at 18m and can lift 2.7t at 70 meters.
I like the Jaso tower cranes but felt this one was lacking the power it needed to handle the 72m of Jib it was set up with. It takes a fair bit of time to get speed up in the slew and heaps of time to slow it down. At times it feels like you are operating the titanic.
The crane deflects and bends quite a bit, if you have only operated these types of cranes go drive a Comansa you will immediately see the difference.
I have gone through the crane cabin and controls in my review of the Jaso J300 and the cabin and controls on this crane are 100% exactly the same, so I wont bore you with that again, just paraphrase... the cabin + controls = great!
This crane had the option of driving with remote as well as cabin, its very tricky to drive this crane via remote and I recommend sticking to the cabin on this one.
I'm giving the J260 3 1/2 out of 5.
If you want a 12t Jaso tower crane skip this one and go straight to the J300.