Contractors World International Vol 5 No 5
A New 51 t Capacity
Crane from Tadano
Tadano Ltd. will launch a new rough terrain
crane for overseas markets in March 2015.
The new GR-500EXL with a 51 tonne capac-
ity, a 42 m 5-section boom and right-hand
Tadano recognises an increasing need of its custom-
ers in regions such as Southeast Asia where the driv-
ing position is on the right.
To meet this customer demand and for safety reasons,
Tadano is to start producing rough terrain cranes with driv-
ing position on the right.
At the same time, Tadano has redesigned this rough
terrain crane to have a long boom, a compact carrier, im-
proved drivability, increased safety and environmentally
The whole package, Tadano claim, will deliver out-
standing lifting performance, easy maintenance, and high
productivity at a great value.
Primary Features and Benefits
◊ Right-Hand Drive to Meet Destination Market
To meet the needs of markets, such as those in
Southeast Asia, where right-hand drive is required,
Tadano has newly developed this right-hand drive
rough terrain crane. This new design will contribute
to greater safety for operators when driving.
◊ Outstanding Boom and Jib
With a 42 m 5-section boom, it will be one of the
longest booms available in the 51 tonne class. The
reach and lift capacity means that the crane can op-
erate in restricted access areas or in remote off-road
Extra reach of 8 m to 12.7 m is provided by a 2-stage
under slung jib. The jib stows alongside the base boom
section and is designed for easy installation at confined
◊ Compact Carrier
The GR-500EXL uses a compact carrier to minimize
setup space necessary at the jobsite. By reducing
the length of the carrier to just 8.7 m and making
the counterweights heavier, Tadano has been able to
shorten the maximum extension width of outriggers.
This allows the GR-500EXL the highest possible maxi-
mum crane capacity, for confined jobsites in urban areas
◊ Improved Carrier Drivability and Safety
The carrier features semi-elliptic leaf springs used
on all wheels to improved drivability. With a maxi-
mum speed of 48 km/h. the crane can quickly travel
from location to location.
On site, there are 3 steering modes - 2-wheel front,
4-wheel coordinated and 4-wheel crab. Transmission is
electronically controlled automatic.
In addition, using a shorter twin cylinder-design has
allowed the cab to be positioned forward. This gives the
operator more visibility from the driver’s seat which has
also been significantly upgraded, making for a much safer
operator experience while travelling.
51 t x 2.5 m
Max. Lifting Height
Boom 42.4 m
Jib 56.0 m
Max. Load Radius
Boom 35.6 m
Jib 44.2 m
11.1 m - 42.0 m
8.0 m and12.7 m
Specifications for Carrier
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