TRT launches 28-tonne pick and carry crane

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TRT launched its newest product, the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane, to an audience of more than 100 industry representatives at its Brisbane site recently.

The TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane shows its capability at the open day

"We are proud of the new TIDD PC28 crane the [TRT] team has designed and manufactured," says Lawrence Baker, COO at TRT.

"We consulted with industry to produce a crane that will work to improve operator safety and deliver productivity improvements across Australasia, and based on the feedback we have from the launch, the industry agrees."

There was a live interactive demonstration of the patented Slew Safe, a safety feature exclusive to TIDD cranes.

"Slew Safe, developed by TRT, is a significant new pick and carry safety feature. It is designed to minimise the risk of a crane rollover when the crane is lifting on uneven surfaces: a leading cause of articulating crane incidents in Australia," says Stephen Dance, TRT's country manager.

Slew Safe provides the operator with feedback through the steering wheel that they can feel when the crane moves into an unsafe operating zone, and visually through the dynamic load indicator (LMI).

TRT also showcased their latest innovations in heavy transport technology during the launch.

TRT's Electronic Steering System for low loaders, platforms, beam and house trailers allows improved steering control for drivers of over dimensional loads, says the company, whilst the new trailer modular system, Quick Connect, enables large platforms, low loaders and house trailers to be reconfigured for each load, in 20 minutes or less.

TRT’s Traction Air central tyre inflation system, with GPS technology and axle options, was also part of the display. This system manages tyre pressure easily between sealed and site surfaces to improve traction. TRT has also developed a tyre pressure monitoring variant for the TIDD PC28.


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