Tadano unveils new all-terrain crane

By Hannah Sundermeyer01 March 2022

The market launch for the Tadano AC 2.040-1 is the first all-terrain crane to be developed jointly by Tadano’s Lauf and Zweibrücken locations in Germany while also serving as the very first crane model for the future Tadano AC family. 

Like all future models, the AC 2.040-1 features the IC 1 Plus control system with automatic counterweight detection, a capacity radar and a work area display.

“That’s why this market launch is really special for us – after all, the new AC 2.040-1 is the first crane to combine the best of our two worlds with the know-how from Zweibrücken and Lauf,” said Dr. Frank Schröder, all-terrain crane product line VP. “This also means that the AC 2.040-1 is blazing a trail that all Tadano cranes will be following in the future: It is the first crane in the new Tadano AC family. And all future models will share the same DNA with the AC 2.040-1: a standardized crane control system, cab and technologies.”

The AC 2.040-1 is also part of the company’s innovation push, which will see 15 new crane models come onto the market in the next few years under the Tadano brand name. 

The Tadano AC 2.040-1 features a fully extended boom length of 115.5 feet at a radius of 26.3 feet, and can lift loads of up to 16,755 pounds. In addition, the hydraulic boom makes it possible to take care of heavy lifts involving loads of up to 70,327 pounds without requiring any additional sheaves.

As a two-axle crane, it is compact and perfect for use at constrained work sites, the company said. The crane owes its maneuverability to its steerable rear axle with automatic programs.

“This enables the AC 2.040-1 to take care of a very broad range of lifts without carrying out time-consuming setup changes, making it both a fast and versatile machine,” added Schröder. “The crane also makes a compelling case when it comes to its ability to telescope under load with impressive lifting capacities. Moreover, the runner ensures fast and efficient work at work sites, and can be carried directly on the crane to the left of the main boom.”

If the maximum main boom length of 115.5 feet is not enough, the crane’s range can be extended with a 29.5-foot extension that can be offset by up to 40°.

Also see the preliminary announcement: New 40 tonne Tadano all terrain

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