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Indianapolis 500 2017

A Fassi F110A.0.22 knuckle boom crane was at hand to provide recovery breakdown service at the 2017 Indianapolis 500


Indianapolis Speedway (United States) – On Sunday 28th May, the 101st Indianapolis 500 race took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit in Indiana. During the 53rd lap a bad crash occurred involving two cars which had to be retired, causing damage to the circuit’s catch fencing and stopping the competition for 20 minutes. Miraculously, no drivers or personnel were injured in the accident. Fortunately, a recovery vehicle fitted with a Fassi F110A.0.22 knuckle boom crane with extra wide outriggers was at hand to clear the track and assist in the repair of the fence.

The crane is from Fassi’s light-duty range and had all the power, strength and speed necessary to ensure the swift recommencement of the race. The crane and Freightliner truck with 33,000 GVW chassis were provided by the Milwaukee-based company Giuffre Bros. Cranes Inc., the official boom truck provider for Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This installation was the first of several sold to Giuffre Bros. for this exact application by Fassi’s US dealer Fascan International, Inc. Giuffre Bros.’ newest truck was on display in Fascan’s booth at ConExpo 2017. The final winner of the race was Takuma Sato of the Andretti Autosport team.

(Courtesy of Fascan International, Inc.)

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s goal of meeting different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.