A 6-section, 42.8ft to 200.1ft (13.1m – 61.0m) hydraulic boom is designed for flexibility – with higher, longer capabilities for lift work, while also enabling out-of-level and pick-and-carry work. The main boom is complemented by a 33.8ft / 59.1ft (10.3m / 18.0m) bi-fold jib with offsets at 0°, 20°, and 40°. Jib length of up to 105.0ft (32m) is possible with two 23.0ft (7m) optional lattice inserts, giving a maximum tip height of 305 feet. An optional 11.8ft (3.6m) heavy lift jib with 20° and 40° offsets is ideal for tilt-up work in tight spaces. Mechanical offset on all jibs is standard, with optional hydraulic offset available.
The GTC-1600 out-of-level operation is enhanced by market-leading capacities on up to 4° slopes and automatic load chart switching. Equipped with OPTI-WIDTH™, the GTC-1600 is capable of limitless combinations symmetrical and asymmetrical track width setups with no requirement for pinning of the track frames in fixed positions.
The crane is powered by a dual certified US EPA Tier 4f/Euromot Stage V Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine rated 326 hp (243 kW). Engine throttle control is by either auto-idle control, adaptive throttle control, or by foot pedal control. The travel system features 2-speed track drives with maximum speeds of 1.5 mph (2.4 km/h) and a maximum unladen gradeability of 52%. The standard track shoe is a 900mm wide 3-bar semi-grouser. Optional 900mm wide steel flat shoes and 1000mm semi-grousers are also available.
The GTC-1600 is designed for easy set-up with efficient features like a self-erecting counterweight system with remote control and integrated 2-stage carbody jacks that provide increased lifting height for ease of transport. Hydraulic quick couplers on the track drive hoses allow simple, tool-free track frame removal and handling.
Testing of the GTC-1600 will continue through 3rd QTR 2020, with the start of sales planned for end of 2020.