Kobelco is ready to start shipping its new G-Series medium sized range of crawler cranes, announced at Conexpo. The company has now confirmed that its G-Series of environmentally more efficient crawler cranes, will comprise seven CKE and BME models, from 60 to 250 tonnes capacity. The units will also be on display at Intermat in April.
The cranes feature a number of new energy efficient features including: Auto engine Idle/Stop similar to that found in modern cars, after 10 seconds of idling without activity the engine stops and then automatically restarts when a function is activated. The G-Winch which allows maximum speed with engine at idle speed when not lifting a load, EUR Stage IIIB engines with Diesel Particle active Reduction system and a new hydraulic circuit selection system with dual pump flow, allowing the operator to select the most efficient mode for the specific job.
Other features include better – more spacious cabs, complete with a larger colour touch-screen monitor with pictograms, which integrates the Load Moment Indicator and machine condition indicator in one unit.
Jos Verhulst, sales and marketing manager of Kobelco Cranes Europe said: “Kobelco has always been at the forefront of crawler crane development and these new models are a significant advance in that technology, bringing the combined benefits of environmental sensitivity and efficient operation for a wide variety of lifting jobs. These cranes represent a key element in our strategy to meet eco- and environmental concerns and demands of the anticipated recovery in the global construction, infrastructure and industrial market. With the development of the new G-Series Kobelco has made an important contribution to preserving our planet for future generations.”