Tadano Introduces Largest RT Crane to North American Market | Construction News

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Tadano America Corp. has launched its largest rough terrain crane, the GR-1600XL-2. The new crane features 160t  capacities and a newly designed 200 ft. six-section rounded boom, providing a maximum 201 ft. lifting height, and185-ft. load radius, powered by a single telescopic cylinder. Extra reach is provided by a two-stage, bi-fold lattice tilt type jib, which extends tip height to 257 ft. and a load radius to 200 ft.  

The GR-1600XL-2 utilizes Tadano’s first compact three-axle carrier that is designed to navigate confined jobsites with 6x4x6 drive, four steering modes, and a turning radius of 32’ 6”, with six-wheel steer. For ease of transport, the self-removable counterweight and outriggers require no assist crane; and the cab tilt system design improves operator visibility for high-reaching operations. 

The GR-1600XL-2 comes standard with the following features:  

  • HELLO-NET used to monitor crane activity straight from a computer or mobile device.
  • An eco-mode and positive control systems that reduce fuel consumption while the crane is being operated or on standby. 
  • A fuel monitoring system designed to minimize environmental impact and reduce CO2 emissions. 
  • An automatic moment limiter (AML-C) displays important information and allows the operator to preset a custom working environment. The operator can preset the load radius, boom angle, tip height, and swing range.
  • Tadano’s asymmetrical, multi-position outrigger setups for maximum utilization of crane lifting capacities when operating in confined areas. This is provided by the AML-C that detects outrigger extension length and boom position as well as the soft stop function that brings the motion of the crane to a slow stop automatically before it reaches the limits of allowed capacity.