Tadano has finally revealed details of the new North American truck cranes that it will launch at Conexpo next week. They are the 120 ton (110 tonne) GT-1200XL-2 and 80 ton (72.6 tonne) GT-800XL-2. Both are rated at 2.4 metres
The GT-1200XL-2 features a five section 51 metre pinned boom and can be equipped with a 10.3 to 17.9 metre bi-fold swingaway extension. Self-rigging counterweight options range from 3.5 to 25 tonnes.
The GT-800XL-2 features a five section, 47 metre full power boom and can be equipped with the same 17.9 metre extension. Multiple self-removable counterweight configurations are possible with a maximum counterweight of 8.1 tonnes.
The new cranes share a good deal of well proven components from the Tadano GR Series of Rough Terrain cranes, and are essentailly the Rough Terrain superstructures mounted on four axle carriers with US running gear and an overall travel width of 2.59 metres with axle width and spacings optimised to meet weight and road formulas in order to ease the obtaining of transport permits. A boom dolly trailer is available for areas with the most stringent road regulations.
The chassis features independent front and rear air suspension, a Cummins X12 diesel that meets EPA 2021 on-road emission standards, driving through a ZF TraXon transmission with 12 forward gears for a maximum road speed of 65 mph (105kph). Disc brakes on all wheels provide efficient low maintenance stopping power, the carrier cabs are full width.
The engine is equipped with fuel monitoring to prevent waste and save fuel, while a positive control system adjusts the hydraulic pumps during crane operation to match demand, with an Eco Mode feature regulating the engine speed. The superstructure cab features 15 degrees of tilt and a large in-cab screen, which not only displays operating parameters but also video feeds from hoist monitoring and other cameras.
Outrigger beams are individually variable, with the selected set up information fed into the cranes’ smart chart system to provide optimised lift capacities. The cranes also feature front outrigger jacks for lifting over the front. Tadano’s Hello-Net telematics is also installed on both models.