Tadano has officially shelved plans for its 600-tonne ATF 600G-8 all-terrain crane but has mentioned that they may still incorporate the unique triple boom technology in future products.
Introduced in 2015 during Tadano’s Customer Day event at Nurnberg, the ATF 600G-8 has been displayed with its triple boom concept, which is said to provide a better base compared to a guyed superlift design.
Initial load chart comparisons also indicated that the crane outperformed, or at the very least lift alongside cranes working with cable tensioned boom systems. On top of this, it has a simpler design, requiring no installation and offering a much tighter tailswing and working footprint.
Following its debut, it was said to be undergoing final testing in Japan during Bauma 2019.
During Vertikal.net interview with Jens Ennen, chief executive of Tadano’s recently merged German subsidiaries, said: “We can say today that the ATF 600, as it was intended as an official product, will not be ready for the market. But the technology of the triple boom still seems interesting enough to us that we will continue to work on it in order to incorporate this into future innovations if necessary.”
It is a pity that we cannot see this crane going into production and competing against strong market leaders like Liebherr and Demag (since they already buy them off). The triple boom is a very new design in