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Tadano crane has longest boom

December 2014

TADANO Ltd. will launch a new rough terrain crane for overseas markets in March 2015. The new GR-500EXL boasts a 51-tonne capacity, a 42 m 5-section boom, and a right-hand drive.

To meet the needs of markets, such as those in Southeast Asia, where right-hand drive is required, Tadano has newly developed this right-hand drive rough terrain crane for overseas markets. This new design will contribute to greater safety for operators when driving.

The 51-tonne capacity, 42 m five-section boom is the longest boom available in its class. This boom length meets customer’s needs for lifting loads to high and remote places. Extra reach is provided by a two-staged under slung jib that stows alongside the base boom section and features easy installation at confined jobsites.

The GR-500EXL uses a compact carrier to minimise the setup space necessary at the jobsite. By reducing the length of the carrier, and making the counterweights heavier, Tadano has been able to shorten the maximum extension width of outriggers. This allows the GR-500EXL the highest possible maximum crane capacity for confined jobsites in urban areas like Singapore.

The carrier features improved drivability due to the semi-elliptic leaf springs used on all wheels, and it can reach a 48km/h maximum travelling speed.




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