The Tadano GR-1000EX-4 rough terrain crane has become a new addition to Devex Inc’s equipment fleet in the Philippines. The company plans to use the crane on a wide range of construction projects.
Devex offers comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction services, working on a variety of projects across the world. Over 54 machines are mobilised by Devex for client construction projects in the Philippines alone.
The GR-1000EX-4 provides the longest boom in the 100-t class, which is made of high tensile steel and allows for decreased boom weight and increased boom strength. The Smart Counterweight system enables the counterweight to be moved between two mounting positions. This feature can increase lifting capacity by up to 20%.
The recent redesign of the crane has enhanced operator comfort with a tilting cabin, a side ladder that transforms into steps for easier access and egress, and even USB chargers.
Devex and Tadano both have excellent monitoring capabilities of the GR-1000EX-4 during operations with the use of Hello-Net. This system connects the crane operator with Devex staff as well as Tadano service representatives.
The Hello-Net telematic system delivers ongoing data regarding the crane’s working history, location and maintenance information. Tadano can provide support during any downtime while addressing any issues the crane, operator, or owners may experience.
According to Tadano, comprehensive training for safe and efficient operation of the GR-1000EX-4 was also provided for Devex operators during the crane handover. As the company grows quickly in the Philippines, Devex continues to focus on developing its highly skilled workers and enhancing quality for all its projects.