Tadano has unveiled a new truck crane series
Tadano has taken the wraps off a new truck crane series – the GT-750EL, GT-600EL and GT300EL – designed for safety, durability, high lifting performance and the ability to drive on rough roads and at high speeds on highways.
The GT-300EL has a 30-tonne max lift capacity and a strong and light high-tensile steel rounded 34m boom, while the GT-600EL measures in at 60 tonnes/43m and the GT-750EL at 75 tonnes/47m. Load radii are 32m, 34m and 40m, respectively.
Extra reach is provided by a two-stage (9m/14.3m, 8.5m/14m) under-slung jib, which Tadano says makes installation in narrow spaces simple and extends lifting heights to 48m, 57.3m and 61.2m, and load radii to 40m, 44m and 48m.
“The new GT-750EL, GT-600EL, and GT-300EL have new carriers that provide drivability on rough road and high-speed travel on highways,” Tadano says.
“They are equipped with leaf suspensions in front- and rubber-mounted suspensions, newly developed in collaboration with Hendrickson, in the rear.”
The company says it performed a number of tests for high-speed travel and durability on rough roads and found the cranes – which have a new cab and are equipped with cruise control and automatic transmission – to be comfortable to drive.
The GT-750EL, GT-600EL, and GT-300EL come equipped with Tadano’s fuel monitoring system, an Eco-Mode to reduce fuel consumption when the crane is being operated, and Positive Control – a system which reduces fuel consumption when the crane is on standby.
The machines come with Tadano HELLO-NET telematics, and the GT-600EL and GT-750EL also have a new Smart Chart system.