August 26, 2021

The Tadano crane model GTC-1600 is a telescopic boom crawler crane with a lifting capacity of 160 tons.

The Tadano crane has a 6 section boom that can extend from 42.8 feet to 200.1 feet. The boom uses a single cylinder telescopic and pinning system to automatically extend and retract all sections and can be locked in selected working positions. A 33.8 / 59.1 foot bifold jib has offsets of up to 40 degrees. A boom length of 105 feet is possible with two 23 foot optional lattice inserts that give the telescopic boom crane a maximum top height of 305.0 feet. An optional 11.8 foot heavy duty boom with 20 degree and 40 degree offset is also available.

The 326 hp Cummins B6.7 diesel engine has a maximum engine torque of 1,014 lb.-ft. at 1,500 rpm. Multiple throttle control modes provide flexibility and fuel savings. The drive system has two-speed caterpillar drives with a top speed of 1.5 mph and a maximum gradeability of 52 percent when unloaded.

A comprehensive control system and improved user interface allow the operator to monitor almost every aspect of the crane on a single full color display. Screen warnings, user-definable work areas with end-of-zone soft stop function and automatic switching for uneven load diagrams for slopes of up to 4 degrees increase the safety when operating the GTC-1600. The control settings can be adjusted to the preferences of the operator.

According to the company, the OPTI-WIDTH system offers the maximum available lifting capacity in unlimited combinations of symmetrical and asymmetrical track configurations without the track frames having to be pinned in fixed positions.

The GTC-1600 crane can be erected without an auxiliary crane. It has a self-righting counterweight system with remote control and built-in two-stage jacks. Hydraulic quick-release couplings on the chain drive hoses allow easy and tool-free dismantling and handling of the crawler frame. The base crane weighs less than 96,000 pounds and can be transported on a single low-loader, with the remaining crane components being transported separately on up to four standard trucks.