Austrian crane and access rental company Prangl has ordered two 156 tonne Tadano GTC-1800EX telescopic crawler cranes.
Scheduled for delivery in April, the GTC-1800EX features a six section 60 metre boom plus a five to 23 metre hydraulic luffing extension to offer a 85 metre maximum tip height. Its tracks can be extended asymmetrically to any position with the crane’s intelligent control system automatically calculating the load chart depending on the track configuration, slope and slew angle. It can pick & carry its full load chart and also has load charts for working on slopes of up to four degrees, at which it can handle 34 tonnes at a 12 metre radius with 30 metres of boom.
General manager Christian Prangl, said: “The Tadano GTC-1800EX is a state of the art machine that is extremely versatile and comes with a whole series of incredibly compelling technical features. Wind turbine towers keep getting heavier and heavier, which of course requires more lifting capacity which the GTC-1800EX provides.”
Established in 1965, Prangl runs a fleet of more than 200 cranes alongside a large fleet of aerial lifts and telehandlers. It also operates a heavy transport and rigging business. In total, it has 17 locations in Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia, and employs 700 people.