Eric Konijn told me that De Gier had a Gottwald some time ago. I sended an email at Robbert de Gier to ask if this was correct and if he had any pictures.
A few days later I got a email back with the pictures he had of the crane. Robbert told me that these 4 pictures are the only 4 that are left of the crane. So if anyone has some other photo's of this crane contact me and I'll make sure the photo's get to Robbert.
This Gottwald had a lifting capacity of 200 tons and had a boom of 45 meters. The thing that made this crane special were the outriggers. The folded over the chassis to the other side. In order to put out the front 2 you had to raise the boom. To place the rear 2 outriggers you had to turn the crane.
This Gottwald was bought in 1985 and was traded for a AC 1200 in 1995. It was traded because the Gottwald had a boom which was to short. In the next few weeks the AC 1200 well be replaced aswell, with the AC 350.
For some pictures of the AC 1200, click here.
I want to thank Robbert once again for the pictures.
Some weeks ago I found a brochure of this crane. First a colour picture I scanned from a old calander.
Somewhere else I found this photo of the AMK 208-73 in action with some large slings for the offshore buisiness.
From the brochure I scanned these charts, the last one shows the chart when the crane is fitted with the superlift.