Tadano has delivered the first units of its new 55 metre AT-530CG truck mounted lift, the largest truck mount manufactured in Japan.
The new platform was announced domestically at the end of May and will only be available, at least initially, for the domestic Japanese market. Mounted on a sub-25 tonne three axle truck chassis, it features twin four section telescopic booms topped by a 1.6 metre articulating jib.
The lower boom/riser elevates to the vertical, eliminating any tailswing, while also providing an up & over clearance of over 26 metres. The four section top boom elevates from around 80 degrees below horizontal - where it offers up to 10 metres of below ground reach - to almost 85 degrees above horizontal. The 1.6 metre jib has 183 degrees of articulation, from 103 degrees below horizontal to 80 degrees above. The standard platform is 2.12 by 1.0 metre.
Outreach is 26.8 metres at an up & over heights of up to 30 metres with 120kg in the platform, or 25.5 metres with the 360kg maximum capacity. The unit also has single control button return to work point or stowage. The control panel is equipped with a full colour LCD display screen, with day or night mode, while the display offers a full suite of information including detailed work envelope, load in the basket, outrigger set up, slew position etc... The unit includes a full telematics suite and Tadano Hello-Net. The drive system includes a stepless engine speed function, which matches engine speed to function demands
The AT-530CG has gross vehicle weight of just under 25 tonnes fully loaded, with an overall length of 11.95 metres, an overall width of 2.49 metres and an overall height of 3.44 metres. The outrigger spread is variable from completely in board to a maximum spread of 5.78 metres and can level on longitudinal slope angles of 5.2 degrees. The list price is 130 million yen (€1 million) and the company expects to build around 10 units a year.
The first unit was delivered to crane and access rental company Wakamatsu. The following video demonstrates some of the features of the new machine: