Tadano announces 12 tonne hydraulic loader cranes

Blue crane on a white truck Tadano TM-ZX1200 Series loader cranes are available in three versions

A series of loader cranes for international markets has been announced by manufacturer Tadano in Japan.

Three models comprise the new TM-ZX1200 Series. They are 22 tonne-metre rated straight boom loader cranes with 16 metre booms.

Minimum boom length is 4.48 metres and it can be elevated to an angle of 80 degrees. Capacity is 8.8 tonnes at a 2.5 metre radius and the maximum outrigger extension spread is 5.5 metres. Two narrower settings can be selected, at 3.9 and 2.2 metres.

Three specification levels start with a manual (MH) spec, followed by HRS/HS specifications with an advanced overload prevention device, the manufacturer said. This Safety Eyes system, standard on HRS and HS models, monitors stability changes as the crane is operating.

Another included safety system is the AML (Automatic Moment Limiter), which is an overload prevention device. It monitors the crane in use, restricting or stopping operation depending on how close the crane is to its limit in any position.

It also has the Jack Interlock function to disable the crane if the outrigger legs lose contact with the ground. A working height limit device automatically stops boom elevation if it reaches a preset height.

The HRS specification has a radio remote control with colour LCD screen on the transmitter. The screen shows the lifted load and other functions.

An HRS specification TM-ZX1200 includes a basket mode in the AML. A bracket for a personnel basket is also available. It allows installation of a basket without first having to remove the crane hook.

The three versions are named as follows: TM-ZX1205MH (basic spec) TM-ZX1205HS (intermediate spec) TM-ZX1205HRS (fully loaded).

Blue boom head with basket mounting bracket Tadano TM-ZX1200 Series loader crane boom head with basket mounting bracket

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