Wed March 29, 2023
Tadano showcased solutions that can be used to noticeably reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from diesel-driven machines at ConExpo 2023.
This includes, for example, the APU auxiliary power unit, which Tadano exhibited on a GR-800XL-4 rough terrain crane at the trade show.
The APU is a diesel-driven unit that is currently approved for use as an optional accessory for new orders of Tadano RT models GR-1000XLL-4, GR-800XL-4 and GR-1000XL-4 in the United States and Canada.
The 9 hp two-cylinder motor on the unit meets Tier IV Final emission standards and has an extremely low fuel consumption rate of only 0.2 gallons of diesel fuel per hour. Moreover, by producing an output of 972 W, the APU is able to supply electric power for numerous important crane functions while the onboard engine is off. This includes the floodlights and aviation obstruction beacon, the wipers for the windshield and roof, the HVAC system, the USB outlet and important display functions inside the cockpit.
25 Percent Less Fuel Consumption, CO2 Emissions
Tadano calculates that the APU can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by around a fourth when compared to the onboard diesel engine's idle running. Another advantage: The crane engine's operating hours can be reduced by up to 41 percent with the APU.
In other words, the APU auxiliary power unit combines environmental protection with a significant boost in cost-effectiveness, as it not only optimizes crane owners' operating costs and cash flow, but also has a positive effect on maintenance requirements and resale value, the manufacturer said.
Contributing to Tadano Green Solutions Strategy
As a result, the Tadano APU auxiliary power unit provides the company's customers with the chance to make a manageable investment and turn it into a not insignificant contribution to the fight against climate change, all while improving cost effectiveness by lowering costs.
"As you can see, environmental protection and profitability are far from mutually exclusive at Tadano. That's the philosophy that underpins our Green Solutions strategy, which includes a commitment to reducing the emissions from our business activities by 25 percent and from the use of our products by 35 percent by 2030," said Tadano CEO Toshiaki Ujiie.
"We also plan to be completely climate neutral by 2050. Ultimately, everyone will benefit from this: our customers, we as a company, and, above all, the world we all share."
For more information, visit www.tadano.com.