New Tadano tele-boom crawler crane features seamless multi-function operation, 200-foot boom
The Tadano Group has launched a 160-ton tele-boom crawler crane: the Tadano GTC-1600. The Tadano GTC-1600 has over 200 feet of main boom length and out-of-level operation on slopes up to 4º.
The GTC-1600's hydraulic system makes for smooth and seamless multi-function operation, allowing travel, hoisting, and boom telescoping all at the same time. These capabilities make the GTC-1600 well-suited for a variety of construction and specialty lift work applications. The GTC-1600 is also equipped with the OPTI-WIDTH flexible track position system that facilitates symmetrical and asymmetrical track width setups with no requirement for pinning the track frames in fixed positions.
What is the boom length of the GTC-1600?
The Tadano GTC-1600 has a 6-section boom that can extend from 42.8 feet to up to 200.1 feet, making it the longest boom in the under 250 US ton class of tele-boom crawlers, according to the company. The boom uses a single-cylinder telescoping and pinning system to extend and retract all of the sections automatically, and can be locked in selected working positions.
Complimenting the boom is a 33.8 foot / 59.1 foot bi-fold jib with offsets of up to 40°. A jib length of up to 105.0 feet is possible with two 23.0 foot optional lattice insert, facilitating a maximum tip height of 305.0 feet.
Equipment monitoring for the GTC-1600
The Tadano GTC-1600 is equipped with a control system and interface that enables the operator to monitor nearly every aspect of the crane. It also includes on-screen warnings, operator-definable working zones, and automatic switching for out-of-level load charts for slopes up to 4º.
How powerful is the GTC-1600?
Equipped with a dual-certified US EPA Tier 4F/Euromot Stage V Cummins B6.7 diesel engine rated 326 hp @ 2,200 RPM, the GTC-1600 offers a maximum engine torque of 1,014 lb-ft at 1,500 RPM. Multiple throttle control modes give flexibility and provide fuel savings. In addition, the GTC-1600's travel system features two-speed track drives with maximum speeds of 1.5 mph and a maximum unladen gradeability of 52 percent.
Transporting and setting up the GTC-1600
The GTC-1600 is designed for set-up without the need for an assist crane. Its self-erecting counterweight system with remote control and integrated two-stage carbody jacks streamline the time it takes to get the crane from truck to task. Hydraulic couplers on the track drive hoses enable simple, tool-free track frame removal and handling.
Optimized for transport, the base crane weighs less than 96,000 pounds, and can get to and from job sites on a single, low-bed truck with remaining crane components hauled separately on up to four standard trucks.
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