Tadano debuts 200 ton ATF 180G-5
By Shiffler D.Ann11 October 2012
The first customer deliveries of the new 200 US ton capacity ATF 180G-5 have begun in North America. The new model fills the gap between the ATF 130G-5 and the ATF 220G-2.
The first five units of the ATF 180G-5 are being shipped to customers in North America. The new model features a 10x8x10 five-axle carrier, all-wheel steering with emergency steering pump for maximum maneuverability in all terrains, and engines with Mercedes-Benz BlueTec clean engine technology first seen on Tadano’s larger 450 ton ATF 400G-6.
The standout feature of this crane is the strength of the main boom, giving a load chart that rivals 220-240 ton class machines on the market, Tadano said. With the maximum counterweight, the ATF 180G-5 can lift 34,200 pounds out to a radius of 46 feet with full boom extension.
Like the ATF 400G-6, the ATF 180G-5 is one of the cleanest mobile cranes that has ever been made, the company said. BlueTec technology reduces particle emissions by 90 percent compared to older emission standards and the Mercedes-Benz engines already meet Tier 4i emissions requirements. Fuel consumption is also cut by approximately 5 percent.
Tadano’s motto is “Go-anzenni!” which translates to “Safety First.” The ATF 180G-5 is equipped with the manufacturer’s exclusive Lift Adjuster safety system, minimizing any load sway induced by boom deflection when lifting a load off the ground. This is a particular benefit if the view of the load is obstructed and/or the load is lifted from an elevated level. In such cases, the operator can pay full attention to the operation rather than just relying on the radius indication of the Automatic Moment Limiter. Both the Lift Adjuster and the Automatic Moment Limiter are standard.
The ATF 180G-5 will get its first public showing at Bauma 2013 in Munich in April 2013.