New AC 2.040-1: first member of the Tadano AC family

Tadano has lunched the new AC 2.040-1, the first all terrain crane to be developed jointly by Tadano’s Lauf and Zweibrücken locations in Germany.“That’s why this market launch is really special for us – after all, the new AC 2.040-1 is the first crane to combine the best of our two worlds with the know-how from Zweibrücken and Lauf,All Terrain Crane Product Line VP Dr. Frank Schröder proudly points out. At the same time, the AC 2.040-1 is part of the company’s innovation push, which will see 15 new crane models come onto the market in the next few years under the Tadano brand name.

The AC 2.040-1 model features the innovative IC 1 Plus control system with automatic counterweight detection, a capacity radar, and a work area display. The system determines the crane’s lifting capacity for every boom position as a function of the superstructure’s slewing angle. This enables the AC 2.040-1 to always make use of the maximum available lifting capacity with any outrigger configuration, including asymmetrical ones. This advantage is literally maximized when combined with the Flex Base system, which makes it possible to extend the outriggers to any point within their range. In addition, the crane features the one-of-a-kind Tadano Surround View camera system, which shows both the maximum possible extension lengths for the outriggers and the counterweight tailswing radius. 

The crane also comes with the IC 1 Remote telematics solution, which makes efficient crane and fleet management possible and shows both the location of the AC 2.040-1 and all its operating information on the monitor. The ESTA-award-winning E-Pack with its 32-kW electric motor is also optionally available and enables the AC 2.040-1 to work whisper-quiet and with zero emissions indoors and at nighttime in residential areas, for example. This makes the two-axle crane the third Tadano AC to be compatible with the E-Pack, with the two others being the AC 3.045-1 City and the AC 4.080-1. 

As a two-axle crane, it is ideal for use at constrained work sites. It can carry up to 1.1 tonnes of counterweight while staying under an axle load limit of twelve tonnes. Also, the AC 2.040-1 will not need any extra permits thanks to its EU Stage V classification, which means it fulfills the latest emission standards. In addition, the AC 2.040-1 also features a rear storage box, which has been carried over from the successful Tadano ATF 40G. The box continues to be available with or without a wood rack and is removable. 

In terms of its lifting performance, the Tadano AC 2.040-1 with a fully extended boom length of 35.2 meters at a radius of eight meters, it can lift loads of up to 7.6 tonnes. In addition, the powerful hydraulic boom makes it possible to take care of heavy lifts involving loads of up to 31.9 tonnes without requiring any additional sheaves. “This enables the AC 2.040-1 to take care of a very broad range of lifts without carrying out time-consuming setup changes, making it both a fast and versatile machine,” says Dr. Frank Schröder. Finally, if the maximum main boom length of 35.2 meters is not enough, the crane’s range can be extended with a nine-meter-long extension that can be offset by up to 40°. 

Its technical characteristics, including a fully hydraulic boom, make the new Tadano AC 2.040-1 all terrain crane a versatile taxi crane that is quickly ready for work. The crane is an ideal solution for a wide range of assignments, including roofing projects, photovoltaic system installations, and lifting containers and work material at work sites. And when it comes to assembling and disassembling machines indoors, the zero-emission E-Pack makes it the perfect crane for the job.

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