Enhanced Product Range with new 120 ton Rough Terrain Crane

Tadano has enhanced its product range with the launch of a new model, the GR-1200XL, its largest 2-axle RT crane. This rough terrain crane boasts a maximum lifting capacity of 120 US tons, and a boom measuring 183.7 ft.  The GR-1200XL was unveiled to the public at CONEXPO 2017, the construction equipment trade show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 2017. Customers from around the world reacted with great enthusiasm for this new product.

Product Concept

The GR-1200XL is developed for industrial energy sites, especially in North America. Cranes used for the construction and maintenance of these sites are required to have high maneuverability, durability, and lifting performance under tight conditions. In addition, there is a need for cranes in the 100 ton class to have higher reaching, longer boom lengths and larger lifting capacities. To meet these kinds of customer demands, Tadano has developed the GR-1200XL to be both compact and high-performing.

Primary Features and Benefits


The GR-1200XL has the largest maximum lifting capacity in Tadano’s 2-axle rough terrain crane product line. It has a strong and light high tensile steel rounded boom that features a single telescopic cylinder. The crane has a 184.0 ft  lifting height and a 144.3 ft  load radius.

Extra reach is provided by a jib which extends the lifting height to 241.4 ft. with a load radius reaching 153.8 ft.

Compact Carrier and Maneuverability

The GR-1200XL has a compact carrier, which in size is almost the same as Tadano’s GR-1000XL. This compactness provides high maneuverability and easy transportability.

New Smart Chart System

With conventional cranes, outriggers extended to their maximum length provide a uniform, circular rated load capacity footprint over 360° of slewing angle. However, thanks to Tadano’s newly developed Smart Chart, a safety device and control system, the crane can achieve a square-shaped rated load capacity footprint, with extended “corners” over the outriggers that increase the load radius, depending on the degree to which the outriggers are extended.

Environmentally Friendly Crane

The GR-1200XL comes equipped with Tadano’s state-of-the-art fuel monitoring system, Eco-Mode, which reduces fuel consumption when the crane is being operated, and Positive Control, which reduces fuel consumption when the crane is on standby.


Using Hello-Net telematics, customers can monitor their crane activity, work history, machine position data, and maintenance information with computers and mobile devices. Through this system, Tadano offers advanced customer support.

Crane Specifications – GR-1200XL

(For North & South America)

Max. Lifting Capacity – 120 US tons

Boom Length – 39.4 ft – 183.7 ft

Jib Length – 33.2 ft / 58.1 ft

Max. Lifting Height

(Boom only) 184.0 ft

(Boom + Jib) 241.4 ft

Max. Working Radius

(Boom only)     144.3 ft

(Boom + Jib)     153.8 ft


Dimensions – GR-1200XL

Overall Length – Approx. 47’4-7/8”

Overall Carrier – Length Approx. 28’4-3/4”

Overall Width – Approx. 10’10-1/2”

Overall Height – Approx. 12’5-3/8”

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