At bauma 2022, Falcon announced that we will be the new UK dealer for Potain self-erecting cranes. We also confirmed an order for six cranes as part of the new arrangement. The company will receive two Potain Igo 50 models, a Potain Hup 40-30, and three Potain Igo T 85 A cranes.
Falcon is the largest tower crane rental company in the UK, with a fleet of 450 units. The company is taking on the UK dealership of Potain self-erecting cranes as we continue to develop our sales and market share.
“We’re receiving more and more enquiries from our UK customers for sales in addition to our ongoing rental agreements,” said Andrew Brown, managing director of Falcon. “We’re delighted to take on this new role as the UK dealer for Potain self-erecting cranes and we see a lot of potential for the product in the UK, with strong scope for growth as we expand our rental fleet and market the cranes for sale.”
Falcon will handle sales and support services for Potain self-erecting cranes from our base in Shipdham, Norfolk.
One of our Jaso J260N saddle jib tower cranes finding a new home in Gothenburg, Sweden. Thank you to Michael Brattfors and the team at Kaper Norden AB to make this sale possible.
One of our Jaso J118HPA hydraulic luffing jib tower cranes working in Jersey this week. Falcon are a truly national tower crane supplier with tower cranes erected Jersey, St Ives, Norwich, Loch Kishorn, Inverness and all in between.
We are delighted to announce the addition of several PUNCH Flybrid machines into the Falcon Power Generation fleet.
The PUNCH Flybrid system uses flywheel technology to ‘boost’ the power of the diesel generator to cover the peaks required for tower crane operation. In applications with dynamic duty cycles, generator sets are sized for the dynamic load response. For example, the start-up current of machinery such as tower cranes, far exceed the standard running current. Without a PUNCH Flybrid system, a larger generator would be required to cover the start-up current. Whilst this is required initially, the generator would then be used at a much lower capacity during normal operation, which can be costly for the client in both monetary and emissions terms.
Using a smaller generator alongside a PUNCH Flybrid system, reduces the generator size required on site, reduces the fuel in which the generator consumes, and more than halves the CO2 emissions produced. Given the removal of rebated fuel (red diesel) in April 2022 and the increased fuel costs experienced over the past few months, the notion of supplying a PUNCH Flybrid systems is at worst, cost neutral, while saving many tonnes of harmful emissions. However, depending on the power demand of the application, it can save the client a significant amount of money as well as CO2 emissions (estimated between 50%/60%).