TRT launches new crane, new technologies

Trans-tasman mobile crane manufacturer, TRT has launched its newest crane, the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane on the Australian market.

The Kiwi-based company, which also manufactures at Murarrie in Brisbane, launched the TIDD PC28 to 100 government and industry representatives gathered at its Brisbane site.

Lawrence Baker, TRT’s COO said the company was proud if its latest design which minimises the risk of a crane rollover when the crane is lifting on uneven surfaces.

Baker said: “We consulted with industry to produce a crane that will work to improve operator safety and deliver productively improvements across AustralAsia, and based on the feedback we have from the launch, the industry agrees.”

The crane’s latest safety feature, Slew Safe, is covered by an Australian innovation patent.

It provides operator feedback through the steering wheel when the crane is lifting on uneven surfaces, and also through a dynamic load indicator.

TRT, formally known as Tidd Ross Todd, is a family-owned, $100 million turnover heavy transport design and engineering company which has been expanding its Australian presence.

The company also displayed its new ESS or Electronic Steering System for low loaders, platforms, beam and house trailers, and its Traction Air central tyre inflation system.

TRT recently won an Australian defence contract and is bringing more ‘industry relevant solutions’ to its Australian operation, said TRT manufacturing director, Bruce Carden.

Carden said: “As such, we will continue to bring more locally developed and manufactured innovation to the Australian heavy transport, mining, construction and defence sectors.”

Picture: TRT/TIDD PC28

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