The SL-500Rf has an overall width of 2.75 meters and is allowed to be driven on Japanese roads. With a boom length of 40 metres, the rough terrain can work with weights of up to 50 ton across a 37m radius. This model is used for pick and carry operations and for off-road and rough terrain applications. Equipped with 4-wheel drive, the cranes are able to move over rough ground better than trucks fitted with lifting gears.
Rolls-Royce MTU Engine for SL-500Rf
Kato has partnered with Rolls-Royce to use the 6R1000 engines – a 6 cylinder inline Series 1000 engine delivering 254 kW for SL-500Rf. It is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit to meet the new Japanese (Heisei 26) emission level standard, which came in force in 2016.
See Kato’s news release here.