New Kato cranes at Bauma
By Alex Dahm05 April 2019
Kato Cranes launches two new wheeled mobiles at the Bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich on 8 April.
Larger of the two from the Japanese manufacturer is a 100 tonne capacity all terrain crane, the KA-1000RX. It is on four axles and has a 51.3 metre six section pinned boom. Extra length is provided by an 8.8 to 20.4 metre hydraulic telescoping jib. It is claimed as the longest fly jib in its class.
The KA-1000RX is a single engine design, with a 320 kW Stage IV Daimler OM470LA diesel driving a six-speed Allison 4000SP-R transmission and it runs on Kessler axles. Included are Knorr-Bremse air disc brakes with Wabco ABS and an option is a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Outriggers are controlled with a radio remote and the operating cabin tilts to give a better view of the load.
Also new is the 25 tonne capacity CR-250RV Cityrange model. It is a two axle mini rough terrain or city class hydraulic telescopic crane with 29 m full power boom. Fly jib extensions give from 5.3 to 8.2 metres of extra reach with hydraulic telescoping and offset to 60 degrees and all under load.
Power is from a 205 kW Cummins QSB 6.7 litre Stage V diesel. Axle loads are less than 12 tonnes, the manufacturer said, and suspension on both axles is hydro pneumatic.
A camera system is fitted as standard and in the cab there is a new 12 inch colour touch screen control system. Its short tail swing radius of 2.42 m is designed to allow use in confined spaces and urban areas.