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Tadano releases new GTC-1600 tele-boom crawler crane


August 25, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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The GTC-1600. Photo: Tadano

The Tadano Group has debuted the new 160 U.S.-ton tele-boom crawler crane: the Tadano GTC-1600.

It has a six-section boom that can extend from 42.8 feet to up to 200.1 feet, making it the longest boom in the under 250 U.S.-ton class of tele-boom crawlers.

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.

Complementing the boom is a 33.8-foot/59.1-foot bi-fold jib with offsets of up to 40 degrees.

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A jib length of up to 105 feet is possible with two 23-foot optional lattice inserts, facilitating a maximum tip height of 305 feet. An optional 11.8 foot heavy-lift jib with 20-degree and 40-degree offsets is also available that is ideal for tilt-up work in tight spaces.

Flexible use

The GTC-1600 is equipped with the OPTI-WIDTH flexible track position system that facilitates symmetrical and asymmetrical track width setups with no requirement for pinning of the track frames in fixed positions.

The hydraulic system includes multi-function operation, allowing travel, hoisting and boom telescoping all at the same time.

This crane is suitable for a variety of construction and specialty lift work applications, while expanding the GTC product line to seven models.

The GTC-1600 does not need an assist crane for setup. Its self-erecting counterweight system with remote control and integrated two-stage carbody jacks, along with hydraulic quick couplers on the track drive hoses, enable tool-free track frame removal and handling.

The base crane weighs less than 96,000 pounds, and can get to and from jobsites on a single, low-bed truck with remaining crane components hauled separately on up to four standard trucks.

Operator control

The Tadano GTC-1600 is equipped with a control system and interface that enables the operator to monitor nearly every aspect of the crane on a single full-colour display.

On-screen warnings, operator-definable working zones with end-of-zone soft-stop function, and automatic switching for out-of-level load charts for slopes up to fur degrees reinforces safety when operating the GTC-1600. Control settings can be adjusted for operator preference.

The GTC-1600. Photo: Tadano

Engine power

Equipped with a dual-certified US EPA Tier 4F/Euromot Stage V Cummins B6.7 diesel engine rated 326 hp at 2,200 RPM, the GTC-1600 offers maximum engine torque of 1,014 pounds per foot @ 1,500 RPM.

Multiple throttle control modes give flexibility. 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 per cent.

Mobile communications

Tadano’s HELLO-NET telematics web information service records the crane’s operation status using mobile communications, as well as positional information via GPS and maintenance data. Tadano shares information about the product in use and offers advanced customer support and service.

The HELLO-DATA LINK feature connects cranes to mobile devices via wireless LAN, allowing personnel to receive operating status, indications, error codes, and other information in real-time from outside the cab to help streamline crane maintenance.