Tadano to Show 10 Cranes at Bauma


Tadano Group reports it will be displaying 10 cranes at Bauma (Booth No. F1205) and will be joined by Tadano Mantis Corp., Franklin, Tenn., which the company acquired in 2009. Among the products shown at the triennial show are six all-terrain cranes, two truck cranes, one rough-terrain crane, and Tadano Mantis's new 70-ton telescopic boom crawler crane.

The GTC-700EX Tadano Mantis telescopic boom crawler crane features a 70-ton pick-and-carry capacity at a 10-foot radius through 360° with the tracks fully extended to 18' 8". When the tracks are retracted, the crane's width is 12'6". Powering the GTC-700EX is the a 264-hp Cummins engine. Due to the 31,800-pound counterweight and low center of gravity, the crane can climb grades up to 68 percent. Maximum drive speed is 1.74 mph. The design also avoids stability problems over the rear on the sloping grounds. With the 111.5-foot boom plus the 29'10" extension and 20'1" jib installed, a tipping height of 166'11" is reached and the hook height is about 162 feet. The boom can be telescoped or lifted when the full load is on the hook.

Tadano's GR-300EX rough-terrain crane features a maximum capacity of 30 tons, 101'8" boom length and reaches 145'11" hook height with two boom extensions. The machine is one of three Tadano rough-terrain cranes available in Europe, and it will be displayed for the first time internationally at Bauma.

The six all-terrain crane models include the 50-ton ATF 50G-3, 65-ton ATF 65G-4, 90-ton ATF 90G-4, 130-ton ATF 130G-5, 160-ton ATF 160G-5, and 220-ton ATF 220G-5. Of these machines, the ATF 130G-5 will be first launched internationally at Bauma. The unit closes the gap between the ATF 110G-5 and ATF 160G-5. The unit feature all-wheel steering on its five-axle chassis--there is no lift axle on either the 10x6 or optional 10x8 drive. The ATF 130G-5 has a 196'10" boom that reaches a hook height of 305'1" when equipped with boom extensions. New all-terrain crane features being promoted at Bauma include hydraulic jibs for all G series models in the ATF range from the ATF 65G-4 and up, and the availability of the 'Liftadjuster' safety feature on the ATF 65G-4 and ATF 90G-4.

Tadano also will show the 40-ton HK 40 and 70-ton HK 70 truck cranes. The HK 70 was introduced in 2009, and a 1:50- scale model of the crane will be available in Tadano or Mamooet's booths.

In other news, Tadano America, Houston, Texas, has taken responsibility for sales, spare parts and after-sales service across Central and South America, including the Caribbean. The change took effect in October 2009 and enables Tadano to offer customers a faster response to communications and parts requests. Tadano also plans to strengthen the distributor network across the region.