Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano recently unveiled the new TM-ZX1505, its biggest loader crane to date. The innovative machine has a maximum lifting load of 15 tonnes at 2 metres and a maximum boom length of 18.5 metres.

According to Tadano, the TM-ZX1505’s maximum load radius of 18.07 metres and maximum lifting height of approximately 20 metres gives it the largest work area in its class.

The company stated: “The heptagonal boom made of high tensile steel has a high rigidity and also a strong capacity against lateral deflection in combination with two powerful elevating cylinders that support great work capabilities.

“In particular with loader cranes, as the vehicle stability changes with the loading and unloading of the truck bed, a safe maximum working capacity is always ensured through the detection of the jack reaction force.

The TM-ZX150 was designed with safety and stability in mind. In addition to stabilizing rear outriggers, the loader features an Automatic Moment Limiter (AML) that prevents crane overloading and tipping.

Slating to start selling in October 2018, the TM-ZX150 will mostly supply the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Tadano has also launched a new crane—the GR-200EX—tailor made for the Oceania market, namely Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The GR-200EX comes standard with Tadano’s patented View System and features a new cab design to improve operator comfort and visibility.

The company remarked: “Boasting an array of new features, the latest technology and the tightest swing radius in its class, this tight-access 20-tonne class machine is sure to please.”

Sale and delivery of the GR-200EX is already underway.