Mini Crane


Capacity: 2.82t x 1.4m


Max lifting height: 8.7m


Max working radius: 8.205m x 0.15t


Machine weight: 1,995kg

Maeda MC285CB-3

Product overview

The MC285CB-3 is the very first fully electric powered mini crane from Maeda. With absolute zero emissions it can safely be used in sensitive indoor environments, and when regulations need to be achieved. Improved energy efficiency and productivity as well as reduced ventilation needs and maintenance costs are some of the benefits beyond the clear environmental aspect.  Equipped with a strong and fast charging lithium-ion battery from Toshiba, it provides zero emissions and still equals its predecessor in both operation speeds and lifting capacity.

The crane can be operated for up to a full working day if charged during operation, and it is fully charged in only 3,5 hours. Since operation is possible while charging it facilitates the use and delivers minimum downtime. Welcome to the green way of lifting. 

The crane capacity and operating speeds have not been compromised since it equals the regular MC285C-3. The battery-operated MC285CB-3 has a maximum capacity of 2.82 ton x 1.4m. Maximum lifting height on the ground is 8.7m and the maximum working radius is 8.205m x 0.15t. All this is packed in this innovative piece of engineering that only weighs in at 1995kg. As always with products from Maeda we can expect the highest quality and reliability together with great guarantees.

  • 2.82t Max Capacity
  • 8.7m Max Lifting Height
  • Lithium-ion Battery with long life
  • Minimal charging time & continuous operation while charging
  • Multi Outrigger Positions
  • Crane/Outrigger Interlock System
  • 7” Display
  • HBC Radio Remote Control
  • Working Limit Settings
  • Programmable Moment Limiter
  • Data Logger & Tilt Alarm
  • White rubber tracks as standard
  • 4/2 Fall Hook Block


  • Crane Capacity – 2.82t x 1.4m
  • Max. Working Radius – 8.205m x 0.15t
  • Max. Lifting Height – 8.7m
  • Max. Reach Below Ground – 10.1m (4 falls) / 40.4m (single fall)
  • Outrigger Max. Extended Width – (Lat.) 4,782mm x (Fr.) 4,718mm x (Re.) 3,990mm
  • Travel Speed – 0-2.0km/h
  • Travel Ground Pressure – 50.2kpa (0.512kgf/cm2)
  • Battery Type – Lithium Titanate Battery
  • 5-hour rate capacity – DC55V – 135Ah
  • Input Voltage / current – Single phase AC200V / 16A, AC100V / 15A
  • Charging time (with AC-200V) – 80% : 2h 20min / 100% : 3h 30min
  • Operating time (crane) – up to a full working day, if charged during operation
  • Charging during operation – Available
  • Options – Black rubber tracks, Single fall hook, 850kg searcher hook.
  • Dimensions – 2,800mm (L) x 750mm (W) x 1,470mm (H)
  • Machine Weight – 1,995kg

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Examples of work


The popular Maeda cranes are used at various construction sites around the globe. In both public and private sectors, these machines are proven advantageous with their impeccable accessibility, flexibility and high capacity. Let us introduce you to a smarter way of lifting.

Glass Handling

With our innovative range, glazing works have become easier, safer and more efficient than ever. As always when handling glass, precision is as crucial as safety. Our products enable first-class glass handling. Feel free to contact us for more information.


For industrial applications, the Maeda mini cranes can be found everywhere. From maintenance of equipment and line replacements to material lifting and installations works. Their advantages of high reliability and durability outshine the competitors.


The sector of agriculture is growing each year and we have seen the use of mini cranes increasing. Mostly for stonework and maintenance but also for inspections and installations. Our products are appreciated for their ability to access extremely narrow passageways and keeping the damage to its surroundings to a minimal. Further they can easily work on the most uneven grounds and terrains.

Mining & drilling

Mining and drilling operations often have a high level of requirements with many specific needs that Maeda’s products are able to meet. The environments are demanding and the difference between the wrong and right equipment can be vital for the success of the operations. The majority of our mini cranes can easily be transported to remote locations and survive the harshest conditions.

Panel & roofing

Our smaller cranes can be transported to the upper floors of high rise buildings by the service elevators and then be used for installation works of outer walls such as panels and glass frames. This popular application for mini cranes creates shorter construction periods and cuts costs by avoiding the use of expensive tower cranes. Further we provide specific products for panel handling. A large number of our machines can be used to lift material for roof constructing as well as different kind of installations.

Aviation & Maritime

Many mini cranes in our range are used for maintenance and component replacement of airplanes, helicopters, oil rigs and vessels. Both outside in the field and inside facilities. Further we have many examples where our cranes have been transported by aircraft, helicopter, barge and boat to remote locations for maintenance work. We also see an increase in the use of our machines at shipyards and marine constructions.

Special projects

With more innovative solutions and techniques appearing all the time, our range of machines has found many interesting ways of use. From large-scale 3D modeling applications to special solutions in drilling and concrete work.

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