Motorised Skyline Crane

More lifting force, more cable storage capacity, more performance

Set up and function

The Wyssen motorised skyline crane models are equipped with one or two cable winches with increased capacity and lifting force. The remote radio control can be extended from two to a maximum of 10 transmitters. The hydrostatic drive is powered by a diesel engine. The cable drum is locked at standstill using a spring-loaded hydraulic brake and additionally protected with a positive locking mechanism for the MKS 2 and a band brake in the MSK2DT. The hoist-drums are each fitted with a hydraulically-driven spooling pulley, whereby the lifting cable is always wound in under tension without danger of rupturing. The minimum and maximum filling level of the drum is monitored with limit switches. The carriage is equipped with cable derailment guards. The upper end position is controlled by a hoist limit switch and a counter with entry slowdown. The carriage travels over the Wyssen 5 ton skyline cable support and curve saddles. The transport bar can also be used without the trailer carriage. For practical purposes, the operation of simple maintenance (filling of diesel, oil check, access to display and control system) is accessible from one side. The cover to the motor housing is made out of chequer plate, so that service work can be carried out on it safely and easily. For extremely heavy or very long transport the motorised skyline crane can also be operated with a trailer carriage. Depending on the steepness of the cableway, the whole motor housing can be set at the corresponding angle.


The hoist-drums on the MSK 2 DT can be operated either synchronously or independently , so that lowering of loads such as pressure pipes can be aligned with the slope of the terrain. Furthermore for example, skips containing large pieces of rock can also be tipped and thus quickly emptied.

Other features

Technical data

Main dimensions MSK 2 MSK 2 DT
Length 2’935 mm 3’585 mm
Width 673 mm 950 mm
Height depending on carriage
Drum- ø 470 m
Total weight approx. 1’200 kg (dep. on carriage) approx. 1’900 kg (dep. on carriage)
Drive MSK 2 MSK 2 DT
Motor Deutz 4 Zyl
Power 74 hp / 54 kW 122 hp / 90kW
Hydraulics Rexroth Pocking
Lifting force MSK 2 MSK 2 DT
direct up to 4 t 2 x 4 t
2-fold up to 8 t 2 x 8 t (max. 12 t)
4-fold with trailer up to 16 t -
Lifting speed (Drum full) 2.2 m/s
Lifting speed (Drum empty) 1.5m/s
Cable Drum capacity MSK 2 MSK 2 DT
Cable-Ø 11 mm 240 m 2 x 240 m
Cable-Ø 12 mm 200 m 2 x 200 m
Cable-Ø 13 mm 160 m 2 x 160 m
Cable-Ø 14 mm 150 m 2 x 150 m
Cable-Ø 15 mm 125 m 2 x 125 m
Cable-Ø 16 mm 115 m 2 x 115 m

Radio transmitter

There is a display with 4×11 characters on the radio transmitter. All machine parameters can be set with this control. All conditions and error messages are displayed.

Information on display

Variable Machine parameters

Movie Motorised Skyline Crane

Wyssen Control System FSI 2007

The FSI control system developed in-house is installed in the Motorised Skyline Crane. The control is also mounted in the following machines: Carriage Slackpuller, Carriage Universal, Cable Winch W-30, Cable Winch W-40 and in the Cable Winch W-90.