Kobelco13 January 2014
Kobelco will be presenting its recent G-series crawlers, as well as a remote monitoring system and a training simulator.
The G-series cranes lifting capacities range from 85-275USt. It was newly designed, upgraded and improved from the customer's point of view with safety, reliability and efficiency in mind. Features include a nested boom for easier transport, and a footprint smaller than other cranes in its class for better maneuverability. The cab and design of the crane add to the operator's comfort and safety.
All G-Series models are engineered with "G Mode" to help conserve energy. The winch in this series allows for maximum speed even at low idle, saving energy. Its Auto Idle Stop feature stops the engine when the crane is stopped, which lowers emissions. The cranes new Interim Tier IV clean diesel engine, which complies with EPA Interim standards, reduces fuel consumption by 30%. The rated output of the new engines has been upgraded from the previous series for the best fit in crane operations.
The CK1100G has a maximum lifting capacity of 220,000lbs. Its boom length spans from 40ft to 200ft Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 24,000lbs The maximum combination between the two is 250ft.
The CK1600G has a maximum lifting capacity of 320,000lbs Its nested boom length spans from 50 to 250 ft. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 59,000lbs The maximum combination between the two is 300 ft.
The CK2750 has a maximum lifting capacity of 550,000lbs Its nested boom length spans from 50 to 300ft Itsfixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 373,400lbs, and reaches to 100 ft. The maximum combination between the two is 350ft.
All three cranes have a HINO four-cycle, water-cooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbocharged engine with an intercooler. The CK1100G's engine provides 285hp, while the CK1600G and CK2570G provides 363hp.
The Kobelco Remote Observation Satellite System, or KCross, is standard on all G Series models and is a proprietary system that allows remote monitoring of the unit from the owner's desktop. The system was designed to be as user friendly as possible, providing daily, weekly, and monthly reports that the owner can print. This allows him to look at all of the cranes data in a simple and easy-to-read format.
The owner can simply log on and click the daily report tab, and a one-page report will show the hours the unit worked, how much fuel was consumed, how many minutes the crane idled, the main winch was used, how many minutes the crane travelled, how many minutes the crane slewed, how many minutes the crane held a load, what percentage of chart the crane lifted, and much more.
Kobelco prides itself on its dedication to service training, and the fact that the company is currently building a "G" Series service training simulator that will be used to train service personnel from dealers to crane owners that bear that dedication out. The simulators are built to be shipped to the customer's yard for schools onsite.