Auxiliary Power Unit

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 USA and Canada.

Technology description


The nine hp two-cylinder motor on the unit meets Tier 4 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, of course, all important display functions inside the cockpit.