Tadano America launches the GR-1600XL-2, its largest rough-terrain crane. The new crane has a 160-ton capacity and features a newly designed 200-foot, six-section rounded boom, providing a maximum 201-foot lifting height, and 185-foot load radius, powered by a single telescopic cylinder. Extra reach is provided by a two-stage, bi-fold lattice tilt-type jib, which extends tip height to 257 feet and a load radius to 200 feet.

Tadano’s first compact three-axle carrier has improved maneuverability to navigate confined jobsites with 6 by 4 by 6 drive, plus four steering modes and a turning radius of 32 feet, 6 inches, with 6-wheel steer. For ease of transport, the self-removable counterweight and outriggers require no assist crane. In addition, the cab tilt system design improves operator visibility for high-reaching operations.

Other features include HELLO-NET — used to monitor crane activity straight from a computer or mobile device; eco-mode and positive control systems that are designed to reduce fuel consumption while the crane is being operated or on standby; a fuel monitoring system designed to reduce CO2 emissions; and an automatic moment limiter that displays important information and allows the operator to preset a custom working environment. The operator can preset the load radius, boom angle, tip height and swing range, enabling safe and seamless lifting operations. www.tadanoamerica.com