Integrating the Demag mobile crane business allowed the Tadano Group to enhance and expand the Tadano product line as well as reinforce customer service, parts and training. “Today, Tadano delivers a best-in-class customer experience through our premium lifting solutions that encompasses one of the industry’s broadest lifting equipment line, innovative technologies, and streamlined service and parts supports programs,” says Toshiaki Ujiie, President & CEO.
Lifting equipment innovation
Despite the global supply chain issues and ongoing pandemic, innovation at Tadano has not ceased. Most of the cranes on display at bauma Munich 2022 were new production models, which included the 5 AC Series of all-terrain cranes, 2 HK Series truck cranes, 2 GTC Series telescopic boom crawler cranes, 11 GR Series rough terrain cranes, and 2 TM Series truck loader cranes.
Among the highlights were the next generation models of the four-axle AC 4.070-2 70-ton (77-US ton) crane and the versatile AC 5.250-2 five-axle crane for the 250-ton (275-US ton) lift capacity class. A 50-ton (55-US ton) AC 3.050-1 and 60-ton (66-US ton) AC 3.060-2 three-axle all terrain cranes will be launched in 2023.
Tadano all-terrain cranes are capable of efficiently completing a wide range of applications from smaller jobs like residential building construction and taxi-crane work to infrastructure projects like bridge construction, building construction and renovation, and tower crane erection. All these new crane models share the same Tadano AC family concept as the recently introduced AC 2.040-1 40-ton (44-US ton) crane. These cranes bring together the best of two worlds, combining the know-how from the Tadano Zweibrücken and Lauf facilities.
The new Boom Booster for the CC 68.1250-1 lattice boom crawler crane increases the crane’s 1250-ton (1,375-US ton) capacity by up to 30% for heavy lifts. The company also introduced the AC 7.450-1 all-terrain crane, HK 4.050-1 truck crane, GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane, and GR-1000EX-4 rough terrain crane. The 650-ton (715-US ton) PC 38.650-1 pedestal crane offers the best-in-class ergonomics for operators and delivers significant advantages on jobsites requiring extra lifting power where ground conditions are marginal.
The cranes include features that aid the operator and make lifting jobs more efficient and comfortable. The IC-1 remote advanced telematics solution provides real-time, cloud-based data views, and allows for remote troubleshooting. Flex Base offers stepless outrigger positioning and real-time determination for every boom position to optimize lift capacity. Tadano Smart Chart allows the crane to take advantage of its full lifting potential, even when the outriggers are deployed asymmetrically.
The Tadano Group has declared its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” informs Toshiaki Ujiie. “Our hybrid engine concept is designed for lowering CO2 emissions and our E-Pack electrohydraulic system for zero emission crane operation; it is a winner of ESTA Awards of Excellence. We will introduce our electric rough terrain crane with zero-emissions technology sometime in 2023.”