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World’s first electric rough terrain crane coming in 2023

April 19, 2022  By Don Horne

Tadano will release the world’s first electric rough terrain crane in late 2023.

While no preliminary specs were shared, Tadano says the crane will be able to drive to the jobsite and complete all lifting operations using battery/electric, rather than diesel power to deliver zero-emissions operation.

In addition to the environmental benefits, the electric motor used in the crane will emit significantly lower noise levels than its diesel counterparts which is advantageous for customers working in areas with noise ordinances, completing projects at night and operating indoors.

This isn’t the first electric machine to enter the crane segment. German manufacturer Liebherr debuted its LR 1200.1 unplugged and LR 1250.1 unplugged battery-powered crawler cranes in 2021.

Tadano says its foray into electric equipment is a critical next step toward achieving its long-term environmental targets, which include a 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions from business activities, a 35 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions from product use by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


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