Tadano Green Solutions

At Tadano, we are already thinking about the green future and have set specific targets: a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions from business activities by 2030 and a 35% reduction from the use of our products – and more importantly, achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. How will we achieve this? Just recently, the company announced the development of an fully electric rough terrain crane.

ALternative diesel fuels

Underway with zero emissions thanks to HVO & Co.

For Tadano, the topic of sustainability is anything but lip service: Our worldwide goal is to reduce CO2 emissions from our business activities by 25% and from our products by 35% by 2030. And to complement that, we are making sure that you can also contribute significantly to climate and environmental protection with your Tadano cranes.

“Green” fuels for many Tadano cranes

How so? Easy: The vast majority of Tadano cranes made in Germany are suitable for use with low-carbon fuels, and that is across various model ranges – from many AC models, through HK truck-mounted cranes, all the way to the GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane and CC lattice boom crawler cranes.

It is also worth mentioning that this applies to more than just the latest models. Many older Tadanos were also designed to run on alternative diesel fuels – your Tadano contact person will be more than happy to let you know whether you can use HVO & Co. to fill your own Tadano crane.

Practicing what we preach

Alternative HVO diesel fuel is already in use at our plant premises, where we use it in some of our test and delivery drives in order to stay true to our promise and reduce our carbon footprint. And the results have been extraordinary:

This renewable and carbon-neutral fuel, which is made with vegetable oils and animal fats, has nearly the same power density as fossil diesel fuel. In other words, using it does not come with a performance hit during travel or lifting, meaning that there is absolutely no reason not to bet on Tadano and green power.

AC hybrid with electrified superstructure

The future is electric – we are sure of it, which is why we have already developed a forward-looking tech demo with an electrified superstructure. With this innovative technology platform, we’re showing how Tadano is already laying the foundation for using all options for carbon-neutral crane operation in the future.


Exhaust emissions and noise have a growing impact for many applications, particularly in major cities and night projects. Plus, the lifting industry has a responsibility to deliver sustainable solutions to help solve this challenge.
Thanks to their compact design, AC cranes are often used in urban areas, inside buildings and at night, exactly where customers face these environmental impacts the most. With our innovative E-Pack, we offer an environmentally friendly solution designed to counter these challenges.


The electrohydraulic E-Pack system quickly connects to AC cranes and features an integrated electric motor for zero-emission crane operation, while significantly reducing noise levels. E-Pack excels at operating on sensitive applications where customers may face stricter emission-related requirements that make conventional crane operation with a normal diesel engine impossible.

Using the E-Pack requires the AC crane to be pre-equipped with the appropriate electrical and hydraulic connections. This can be done at the factory for new crane orders or as a field retrofit for existing cranes in a company’s fleet. The hydraulic connection between the E-Pack and the crane is made using hoses with compatible quick couplings. Once on site, the E-Pack is easily unloaded from the crane and connected to a common 400 V / 63 A electrical power supply.


In addition to zero-emission and low-noise operation, the E-Pack also delivers significant cost advantages. Its intelligent electric motor control system ensures that only the amount of electric power needed for the required functions is used. This results in lower operating costs compared to diesel power and reduces engine operating hours.


The corresponding controls for E-Pack operation seamlessly integrate into the crane’s IC-1 control system. The in-cab touchscreen display is used to select E-Pack operating mode, electric motor start/stop, view the E-Pack’s status, and many other functions.

E-Pack powers all crane functions and runs the hydraulic air conditioning system to keep the operator comfortable. When it comes to telescoping, luffing the main boom, rotating, and running the hoist without a load, the operator will notice only minor performance differences compared to operation with the diesel engine.


When traveling to the jobsite, the E-Pack is loaded onto a special retaining system located at the back of the crane. Therefore, no additional loads are required to get the E-Pack to the jobsite, saving significant time and money.