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Tadano adds decarbonization to its priorities for lifting solutions at CONEXPO

March 14, 2023  By Don Horne

Tadano has undergone a significant transformation globally, but also in the PanAmerican Region to streamline its operation, increase distribution and improve sales efficiency for the full range of lifting solutions offered to companies.

The result – Tadano today offers customers a more focused product strategy and expanded parts and service team availability to deliver a best-in-class customer experience throughout the Americas, according to Toshiaki Ujiie, President and CEO of Tadano Ltd.

“As evidenced by the advancements made by our organization in the Americas, the Tadano Group is combining our collective strengths of the global teams, streamlining company management and maximizing synergies across the organization to provide maximum value for our customers, helping us to achieve our goal to become the number one in the lifting equipment business,” says Ujiie. “At the same time as a company, our mission is to improve the global environment and realize a decarbonized society. At ConExpo we are excited to present six products and concepts, including models that go beyond low emissions to achieve zero carbon emissions.  And this is just the beginning.”

That passion for the industry is on full display during ConExpo through its equipment innovations. Two such advancements falling under the Tadano Green Solutions initiative, are the new electric GR-1000XLL EVOLT Rough Terrain Crane and the new Auxiliary Power Unit for the GR-800XL-4.


Unveiled today during a press conference at ConExpo, the new battery-electric GR-1000XLL EVOLT delivers the same performance and 100-ton (90.7-tonne) capacity as its diesel counterpart, plus the added benefits of zero exhaust emissions and low noise at the jobsite.

Also new is an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that is on display at the booth with the GR-800XL.  By adding the APU to the crane to operate the air conditioning and cabin power supply during standby, the use of fuel is 25% less and engine emissions are reduced.

Tadano is also adding two new Truck Crane models to their line up in the United States and Canada in 2023, the 120-ton (108.8-tonne) Tadano GT-1200XL-2 and 80-ton (72.5-tonne) GT-800XL-2. The GT-1200XL-2 on display at the show features a 500-hp (373-kW) Cummins diesel engine, a full width cab and independent front and rear air suspension for superior ride comfort. Wide spacing helps to reduce axle loads, allowing it to quickly move from site-to-site with no or minimal permitting. It has a new five-section pinning boom design that offers lengths from 41 to 167.3 ft (12.5 to 51 m), and jibs are available in 33.1 to 58.1 ft (10 to 17.7 m) lengths.

The exhibit also includes recent introductions of the Tadano AC 4.070-2 All Terrain Crane and three GTC Series Telescopic Boom Crawlers. The most compact crane in the 75-ton (70-tonne) capacity class, the AC 4.070-2 will be making its North American tradeshow debut and can transport its maximum 13-ton (11.9-tonne) counterweight while staying within a 13.2-ton (12-tonne) axle load limit. It will be equipped with the Tadano e-PACK electrohydraulic system for zero emission crane operation. The GTC-1300 is exhibited with an industry-first optional third winch combined with an optional power pack, delivering unyielding flexibility, power and performance.

Rounding out the equipment display of models introduced since ConExpo 2020 are the compact AC 2.040-1 All Terrain Crane that delivers a strong lifting chart and impressive carrier with excellent gradeability and acceleration, plus the versatile GR-1300XL-4 Rough Terrain Crane offering an impressive 184 ft (56 m) boom length and self-removing counterweights.

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