Kobelco Cranes North America, will feature its G-2 series models that have a nested boom for easier transport and a smaller footprint that offers better maneuverability. All G-2 Series models are engineered with “G Mode” to help conserve energy. The winch allows for maximum speed even at low idle, saving energy. The Auto Idle Stop feature stops the engine when the crane is stopped. The new Tier IV clean diesel engine reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent.
Kobelco will show its 110-ton capacity CK1100G-2, 160-ton capacity CK1600G-2 and its 275-ton capacity CK2750G-2. The CK1100G-2 has a boom length from 40 to 200 feet. With its fixed jib, the boom length is 250 feet. The crawler has an operating weight of 198,500 pounds, a transport weight of 95,800 pounds and 69,100 pounds of counterweight. The CK1600G’s nested boom length spans from 50 to 250 feet, and with the fixed jib has a maximum boom length of 300 feet. It travels at .81 mph, has an operating weight of 308,725 pounds, transport weight of 84,815 pounds and 121,300 pounds of counterweight. The CK2750-2’s nested boom length spans from 50 to 300 feet and its fix jib of 100 feet offers a maximum boom length of 350 feet. It travels at .62 mph, has an operating weight of 508,175 pounds, a transport weight of 99,840 pounds and has 200,650 pounds of counterweight.
Kobelco also will be demonstrating the Kobelco Remote Observation Satellite System, or KCross, which is standard on all G-2 Series models and is a proprietary system that allows remote monitoring of the unit from the owner’s desktop. Kobelco also will show off its “G” Series Service Training Simulator. Kobelco Cranes North American can be found at booth G-4155.