KOBELCO CRANES G-Series CKE2500G and CKE1350G at INTERMAT 2015 – Paris-Villepinte
Kobelco’s Crawler Crane line-up are engineered to excel in multi-purpose applications from general purpose lifting to clamshell, grab, piling and diaphragm wall operations.
Kobelco G-series models will be the exciting main attraction at the Kobelco Cranes exhibit at INTERMAT 2015. These innovative cranes have been created from end-users and real jobsite experiences, incorporating transport, assembly, and operator friendly concepts.
One of the most important features which crane operators, mechanics and owners love about Kobelco cranes already for so many years, as this is hardly found on any other cranes, is that a Kobelco crane comes equipped with a full hydraulic operating system for powering the joy-sticks, which still provides crane operators with a genuine feel for the load when hooking on and releasing a load. Kobelco’s full hydraulic operating system provides unrivalled smooth control and high precision for handling loads and is virtually maintenance free. Because a hydraulic system is a closed circuit this guarantees excellent reliability even when working in corrosive environments at coastal and marine projects.
Some models include a nested boom for easier transport, and a footprint smaller than other cranes in its class for better manoeuvrability.
The cab and design of the crane add to the operator’s comfort and safety.
All G-Series models are engineered with “G Mode” to help conserve energy. The winch in this series allows for maximum speed even at low idle, saving energy. Its Auto Idle Stop feature stops the engine when the engine on the crane is idling, which lowers emissions and saves fuel. Its new EUR Stage IIIB clean diesel engine reduces fuel consumption by 25 up to 30%. EUR Stage IIIB is the equivalent of US (American) EPA Tier 4i. The rated output of the new engines has been upgraded from the previous series for the best fit in crane operations.
Other re-design features of the G-Series include a compact structure for transportability, a larger cab design, an LMI touch screen, an improved counterweight self-installation mechanism and an optional counterweight detection device. Other features in the new cab design include reduced charts.
Kobelco only manufactures and supports Crawler cranes. This singular focus is unique in the crane world, and allows Kobelco Cranes to have relationships with owners that go way beyond the normal O.E.M.- customer transaction.
The CKE1350G has a maximum lifting capacity of 135 metric tons at 4.5m. Its boom length spans from 15.2m to 76.2m. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 27 metric tons and the maximum combination of boom with fixed jib boom is 61.0m + 30.5m, and reaches to 74m working radius. Its luffing jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 36 metric tons and the maximum combination of luffing boom with luffing jib is 44.8m + 53.3m or 47.9m + 32.0m, and reaches to 64m working radius.
The crawler’s engine is a 271 kW 1.850-rpm HINO four-cycle, water-cooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbo-charged model with an intercooler. The crawler crane’s fuel tank holds 400 liters.
Its main and auxiliary winches have a maximum line speed of 120 m/min., and a rated single-line line pull of 132 kN (13.5 tf). It travels at 1.3 km/h, has an operating weight of 136 t, transport weight of 32.430 kg, and 55.000 kg of counterweight.
The CKE2500G has a maximum lifting capacity of 250 metric tons at 4.6m. Its nested boom length spans from 15.2m to 91.4m. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 27 metric tons, and the maximum combination of boom with fixed jib is 76.2m + 30.5m and reaches to 96.6m working radius.
Its luffing jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 80 metric tons and the maximum combination of luffing boom with luffing jib is 61.0m + 61.0m, and reaches to 84m working radius.
The crane’s engine is a 271 kW 1.850-rpm HINO four-cycle, water-cooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbo-charged model with an intercooler. The crane’s fuel tank holds 400 liters.
Its main and auxiliary winches have a maximum line speed of 110 m/min., and a rated single-line line pull of 132 kN (13.5 tf). It travels at 1.0 km/h, has an operating weight of 217 t, transport weight of 44.960 kg, and 90.400 kg of counterweight.
The Kobelco Remote Observation Satellite System, or KCross, is standard on all G Series models and is a proprietary system that allows remote monitoring of the unit from the owner’s desktop. The system was designed to be as user friendly as possible, providing daily, weekly, and monthly reports that the owner can print. This allows him to look at all of the cranes data in a simple and easy-to-read format.
The owner can simply log on and click the daily report tab, and a one-page report will show the hours the unit worked, how much fuel was consumed, how many minutes the crane idled, the main winch was used, how many minutes the crane travelled, how many minutes the crane slewed, how many minutes the crane held a load, what percentage of chart the crane lifted, and much more.
The G-series cranes lifting capacities range from 60 to 550 metric tons for Europe (and from 85 to 275 U.S. tons for North America). The G-series was newly designed, upgraded and improved from the customer’s point of view with safety, reliability and efficiency in mind.
Kobelco Cranes is renowned for smart engineering-aiming to increase versatility and flexibility with productivity boosting technical advances - from advanced winch systems to self-diagnostic multi-display monitors. All designed to give users a competitive edge and provide top performance.
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