Philippine engineering and construction services company Devex has taken delivery of a new Tadano GR-1000EX-4 Rough Terrain crane - the first to arrive in the country.
The GR-1000EX-4 has a 51 metre five section boom with a twin cylinder telescope system - one cylinder extends the first section, while the other provides synchronised extension of the others for a telescope time from fully retracted to fully extended of 170 seconds. It also features the two position 11.2 tonne Smart Counterweight system which is said to increase capacities by up to 20 percent at longer reach, for example taking the capacity at a 42 metre radius from 900kg to 1.1 tonnes.
Dimensionally the 100 tonner has an overall height of just under 3.8 metres, an overall width of 3.35 metres and an overall length of just under 15.2 metres. The all-up weight of 55 tonnes also makes it relatively easy to transport. The recent redesign has added an improved tilting cab, and a ladder that mounts on the side and transforms into steps for easier entry and exit.
Devex and Tadano can both monitor the GR-1000EX-4 crane during operations via Tadano's Hello-Net telematics and trouble shooting system.
Clarke Ng, chief operating officer said: "Tadano cranes are top of the line in terms of quality and very user friendly”.
The crane joins 54 other cranes in the Devex fleet that are used on a wide variety of construction projects.