Kato KR50H-L (SL600)
Kato gave a first public showing of the 60-ton capacity class rough terrain, SL600, during Japan’s Conet exhibition in November 2000, since when more than 50 units have been delivered to Japanese customers.
The 2-axle rough terrain SL600 has a maximum rated lifting capacity of 51t at 2.9 metres. It has hydro-pneumatic suspension and four-wheel drive, with a maximum travelling speed of 49 km/h.
The new designed SL600 comes with a 43 metres power boom and “Super” luffing jib with variable length and offset which can be controlled from the operator’s cabin. Fly jibs from 8.3m to 13.2m which has offset angle from 5 to 60 degree are available as an optional attachment.
Kato says that this crane has the longest main boom and the longest hydraulic powered fly jib in its class. It then claimed that the 4.5 tonnes winch line pull and line speeds of 145 m/min (main and 137 m/min (auxiliary) are also class-beating. Derrick from 0 to 80 degree in 50 seconds also makes it the fastest derricking crane in its class.