13 January 2014

Tadano America will show seven cranes from its rough terrain and all terrain ranges at ConExpo 2014. The company said it plans to significantly increase its presence at the construction equipment tradeshow. The Japanese manufacturer will also use the show to official unveil its new 160t GR 1600XL-2, 3-axle rough terrain.

Two models of the GR-1600XL-2 are being taken to Las Vegas and Tadano say that one will be configured to show the crane in the transportation mode with the quick self-removing front and rear outriggers, with the second unit rigged as a general purpose RT. Other features of the GR-1600XL-2 include the Tadano's asymmetrical multi-position outrigger setup, automatic moment limiter (AML-C), and the ECO-mode and positive control systems designed to reduce fuel consumption while the crane is being operated or on standby. A single cylinder six-section 200.1' boom and 59.1' bi-fold off-setting jib provide for a tip height of 256.6' and the cab tilt system facilitates visibility at extended reach. Tadano's HELLO-NET system allows you to monitor crane activity remotely via a computer or mobile device.

The biggest machine on the stand will be the 450t ATF 400G-6, another new crane from Tadano. This unit comes with the Tadano "lift and release adjuster" that provides automatic radius correction for boom deflection under load. The crane is also equipped with a 5-section boom to 198.6' and can be equipped with a fixed or a hydraulically extending luffing jib with maximum length of 257.5'. The ATF400G-6 also features an optional power system (PS) for increased capacities. This crane features Tadano's Hello-Net telematics system.

Tadano's complete lineup for the show is as follows: From the rough terrain line Tadano are bringing the two new 160t GR-1600XL-2., a 100t GR-1000XL-2, a 75t GR-750XL-2 and a 15t GR-150XL-1. Whilst the all terrain line will be represented by the 450t ATF 400G-6 and a 250t ATF 220G-5.