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2011 Volume 1 Issue 7
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Kobelco G-Series cranesNew eco-friendly Kobelco G-Series cranes for UK & Ireland

The latest models from Kobelco are now available in the UK and Ireland. The G-Series crawler cranes were introduced at ConExpo in the USA earlier this year.

Apart from meeting mandatory emission regulations, the new series promise to deliver more power and higher performance while maintaining environmental qualities. Lifting capacity extends from 60 t @ 3 m and maximum boom length of 51.8 m with the CKE600G up to the CKE2500G with a lifting capacity of 250 t @ 4.6 m and a maximum boom length of 91.4 m.

All models offer a range of different jib configurations and other option to allow the cranes to quickly change from lifting to pile driving and use as a dragline.

As if to emphasise Kobelco’s concern for the environment, when used in almost any situation, the G-Series has 3 new functions for conserving energy called G-mode.

Designed for operating efficiency

With the G-mode functions, Kobelco claim a fuel reduction of as much as 25%. It also means that there is a 25% reduction in emissions. While Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission are lower by 25%, NOx emission are reduced by up to 50%.

These significant savings are achieved with such features as AIS, which, when selected, will automatically stop the engine after idling for approximately 10 seconds.

Power is provided by an appropriated sized HINO diesel engine. All engines are in full compliance for EU Stage IIIB directives.

Kobelco estimate that the Hino engine reduces particle emissions by almost 90% compared to cranes equipped with current conventional EUR Stage IIIA Engines.

New and improved features

The latest series has many other enhancements in addition to the engine and hydraulics. The operator now benefits for a well-appointed and more spacious cab.

A new, larger, colour touch-screen monitor with pictograms allows the operator to change setting quickly and simply. The multi-function display unit also keeps the operator informed of critical crane data and safe operation. By integrating load moment indicator and machine condition indicator into one unit makes it easy for the operator to see all essential crane operating data.

Transport and assembly

For easier transporting, the base machine of the CKE1100G, CKE1350G and CKE2500G models is within 3 m transport width and weigh no more than 45 t, and are equipped with self-installing systems for counterweight, crawlers and lower boom assembly.

All models feature a ‘nested’ boom that allows the luffing insert jib to be stored in the middle boom. The base now features a folding axle extension adaptor in place of the old system in which the extensions had to be removed and shipped separately.


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