Philippines engineering and construction services company Devex has taken delivery of a new Tadano GR-1000EX-4 Rough Terrain crane – the first to arrive in the country.
The GR-1000EX-4 has a 51-metre five-section boom with a twin-cylinder telescope system – one cylinder extends the first section, while the other provides a synchronised extension of the others for a telescope time from fully retracted to fully extended of 170 seconds. It also features the two positions 11.2-tonne Smart Counterweight system which is said to increase capacities by up to 20 per cent at longer reach, for example taking the capacity at a 42-metre radius from 900kg to 1.1 tonnes.
Dimensionally the 100-tonner has an overall height of just under 3.8 metres, an overall width of 3.35 metres and an overall length of just under 15.2 metres. The all-up weight of 55 tonnes also makes it relatively easy to transport. The recent redesign has added an improved tilting cab and a ladder that mounts on the side and transforms into steps for easier entry and exit.
Devex and Tadano can both monitor the GR-1000EX-4 rough terrain crane during operations via Tadano’s Hello-Net telematics and troubleshooting system.
Clarke Ng, the chief operating officer said: “Tadano cranes are top of the line in terms of quality and very user friendly”.
The crane joins 54 other cranes in the Devex fleet that are used on a wide variety of construction projects.