KOBELCO’s CRANES G-2 Series Models at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 - Las Vegas
14 March 2017
Kobelco’s Crawler Crane line-up is engineered to be the best crawler cranes in the industry! The G-2 series models will be the exciting main attraction at the Kobelco’s Crane division exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. These innovative cranes have been created from end users and real jobsite experiences, incorporating transport, assembly, and operator friendly concepts. Some features include a nested boom for easier transport, and a footprint smaller than other cranes in its class for better maneuverability. The cab and design of the crane add to the operator’s comfort and safety.
All G-2 Series models are engineered with “G Mode” to help conserve energy. The winch in this series allows for maximum speed even at low idle, saving energy. Its Auto Idle Stop feature stops the engine when the crane is stopped, which lowers emissions. And its new Tier IV clean diesel engine, which complies with EPA Final standards, reduces fuel consumption by 30%. The rated output of the new engines has been upgraded from the previous series for the best fit in crane operations.
Other features of the G-2 Series include a compact structure for transportability, a larger cab design, an LMI touch screen, a counterweight detection device, an improved counterweight self-installation mechanism, and newly improved, shorter control levers. The cab design includes a swing limiter, anemometer, and reduced charts.
Kobelco’s crane division only manufactures and supports Crawler cranes. This singular focus is unique in the crane world, and allows Kobelco to have relationships with owners that go way beyond the normal O.E.M.- customer transaction.
The G-Series is a “versatile” crane designed to stand front and center in many applications. The cranes were designed for ease of use and simplicity, with the customer in mind.
Showcasing at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017:
CK1100G-2 – 110 US tons
CK1600G-2 – 160 US tons
CK2750G-2 – 275 US tons
Service Training Simulator
The CK1100G-2 has a maximum lifting capacity of 220,000 lbs. Its boom length spans from 40 to 200 ft. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 24,000 lbs. The maximum combination between the two is 250 ft. The crawler’s engine is a 285-hp 2100-rpm HINO four-cycle, water-cooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbo-charged model with an intercooler. The crawler’s fuel tank holds 106 gallons. Its main and auxiliary winches have a maximum line speed of 390 ft./min., and a rated single-line line pull of 46,800 lbf. It travels at 1.07 mph, has an operating weight of 198,500 lbs., transport weight of 95,800 lbs., and 69,100 lbs. of counterweight.
The CK1600G-2 has a maximum lifting capacity of 320,000 lbs. Its nested boom length spans from 50 to 250 ft. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 59,000 lbs. The maximum combination between the two is 300 ft. The crawler’s engine is a 363-hp 1850-rpm HINO four-cycle, watercooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbo-charged model with an intercooler. The crawler’s fuel tank holds 106 gallons.
Its main and auxiliary winches have a maximum line speed of 394 ft./min., and a rated single-line line pull of 52,500 lbf. It travels at .81 mph, has an operating weight of 308,725 lbs., transport weight of 84,815 lbs., and 121,300 lbs. of counterweight.
The CK2750-2 has a maximum lifting capacity of 550,000 lbs. Its nested boom length spans from 50 to 300 ft. Its fixed jib offers a maximum lifting capacity of 373,400 lbs., and reaches to 100 ft. The maximum combination between the two is 350 ft. The crawler’s engine is a 363-hp 1850-rpm HINO four-cycle, water-cooled, vertical inline, direct-injection, turbo-charged model with an intercooler. The crawler’s fuel tank holds 106 gallons.
Its main and auxiliary winches have a maximum line speed of 361 ft./min., and a rated single-line line pull of 56,700 lbf. It travels at .62 mph, has an operating weight of 508,175 lbs., transport weight of 99,840 lbs., and 200,650 lbs. of counterweight.
The Kobelco Remote Observation Satellite System, or KCross, is standard on all G-2 Series models and is a proprietary system that allows remote monitoring of the unit from the owner’s desktop. The system was designed to be as user friendly as possible, providing daily, weekly, and monthly reports that the owner can print. This allows him to look at all of the cranes data in a simple and easy-to-read format.
The owner can simply log on and click the daily report tab, and a onepage report will show the hours the unit worked, how much fuel was consumed, how many minutes the crane idled, the main winch was used, how many minutes the crane travelled, how many minutes the crane slewed, how many minutes the crane held a load, what percentage of chart the crane lifted, and much more.
Kobelco prides itself on its dedication to service training, and the fact that the company has built a “G” Series service training simulator that is being used to train service personnel from dealers to crane owners, bear that dedication out. The simulator is built to be shipped to the customer’s yard for schools onsite. As always, Kobelco schools are free of charge because it is our belief that the more people who know our systems, the easier it is to minimize downtime. The G-Series simulator will on display at ConExpo.
The G-2 series cranes lifting capacities range from 85 to 275 U.S. tons for North America and 60 to 250 metric tons for Europe. The G-2 series was newly designed, upgraded and improved from the customer’s point of view with safety, reliability and efficiency in mind.
Kobelco’s Cranes are renowned for smart engineering - aiming to increase versatility and flexibility with productivity boosting technical advances - from advanced winch systems to self-diagnostic multi-display monitors. All designed to give users a competitive edge and provide top performance.