The new Tadano GR-1300XL-4 pairs precision with high-performance


New to the North American market, Tadano has introduced the GR-1300XL-4 130-ton rough terrain crane. 

The GR-1300XL-4 expands Tadano’s rough terrain offerings into the 130-ton weight class, equipping more customers with a versatile machine featuring a long boom concept and compact design that can thrive in harsh conditions.

The GR-1300XL-4 features a six-section boom that can extend up to 56 metres using a reliable telescoping pinning system. According to Tadano, this makes the   GR-1300XL-4 the longest boom of any rough terrain crane in the 130-ton weight class. 

As well, Tadano’s Smart Chart is also on-board, allowing the crane’s work performance to be maximized. 

With a compact carrier length of 8.5 metres on a two-axle system and a self-removable counterweight, the GR-1300XL-4 can be transported to job sites easily and efficiently.

The GR-1300XL-4 is powered by a 280 hp Cummins B6.7 engine, capable of producing a maximum 850 foot-pounds of torque. Its transmission has five forward speeds that are complimented by four unique steering modes. The GR-1300XL-4 also comes with 20-degree tiltable cab for improved safety, visibility and comfort, and is controlled by Tadano’s AML-E2 system on a large, 26-cm multifunction display that is pressure-sensitive to handle gloved operation.

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Designed with safety as its highest priority, the GR-1300XL-4 is equipped with the Tadano View System, a three-camera network that offers right front, rear view and blind spot views to assist with safe crane operation and driving. 

The GR-1300XL-4 also includes Tadano’s Clearance Sonar system that integrates four proximity sensors into the rear fender of the crane to audibly and visually alert the operator of any obstacles behind, while also serving as a blind spot warning system.

The newly-developed pump disconnect function automatically stops operation of the crane’s hydraulic pump if the crane is not operated for a certain period of time. This function also contributes to a reduction in fuel consumption.

The crane is also equipped with functions such as the Fuel Monitoring System, Eco-Mode and Positive Control that support environmentally-friendly operations by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, improving fuel consumption, and reducing noise.

Tadano’s Hello-Net telematics web information service records the crane’s operation status using mobile communications, as well as positional information via GPS and maintenance data. Tadano shares information about the product in use and offers advanced customer support and service.

The Hello-Data Link is able to connect the crane to mobile devices via a LAN network, allowing the delivery of operating status, indications, error codes and other information in real-time from outside the cab to help streamline crane maintenance.