Complete new segment
Together with the introduction of these models there will be new model names introduced as well. The letter G stands for GIANT and 4500 stands for 4,500 kg; the 4.5 tonnes class. A segment where TOBROCO-GIANT was not yet active until now. The weight of the G4500 starts at 4,200 kg for the basic version and, depending on the options, can reach up to 4,800 kg. With the arrival of these machines, TOBROCO-GIANT offers a complete portfolio of machines weighing between 750kg (SK211G) and 6,000 kg (V761T TELE).
Ready for the future
In mid-2016, a new Research & Development Centre was opened at the factory of TOBROCO-GIANT to develop and build new machines and options. Furthermore, the engineering department has expanded considerably so that all the knowledge is in-house to develop new machines. The G4500 series is the first product of these investments and gives a glimpse into the future of new GIANT machines.
BIG in performance
Like all GIANT machines, the G4500 models will distinguish themselves by a high tipping load compared to their own weight. Depending on the options, the G4500 with Z-bar has a tipping load between 3,500 and 4,000 kg (measured with hinge point in lower position). For extremely heavy work there is the G4500 X-TRA. It has a lower front frame and can lift even more weight due to its low centre of gravity. Because of these features, the X-TRA models have become extremely popular for construction workers and ground care. A G4500 X-TRA has a tipping load between 3,500kg and 5,000 kg (measured with hinge point in lower position).
There are three different Kubota diesel engines available for the G4500 machines. First of all, a 36 kW / 50 hp version, which is already available in various current models. In addition, two new engines are available, a 46 kW / 66 hp variant and a 54 kW / 74 hp version. Both are equipped with a catalytic converter (DOC) and soot filter (DPF) and meet the latest, Stage V ready, clean engine standards.
The machines are developed with productivity as one of the spearheads. Whether transporting large quantities of loads or rough-working activities, the hydrostatic 4-wheel drive with automotive control (Rexroth) and 100% switchable lock on both, 16-tons, axles always provides enough grip, a lot of pulling force a smooth movement. Optionally, the driving speed can be increased to 35 km/h, which improves productivity even more.
In addition, various hydraulic systems are available. The basic machine will be equipped with a direct-driven hydraulic system on the joystick, which can be extended to a servo-controlled version. A high flow version will also be available and can deliver 120 L/min to the chosen attachment. In this way, we can meet the wish of every customer.
Safety and comfort
A combination of safety and comfort ensures that the operator can carry out his work in a responsible manner. The machines are standard equipped with a safety roof and this can optionally be extended to a, silent, full-option cabin. The G4500 machines have been extensively tested on safety by an independent authority and are internationally ROPS/FOPS certified. All-round visibility gives the operator an excellent view on his work and allows safe and precise operation.
A comfortable working environment has been created in the cabin so long working days are no problem. The steering column is adjustable and all necessary information can easily be read from a central display. While using the joystick, the operator can rest his arm on ergonomically shaped armrest. All key functions are close to the joystick so that they can be easily operated.
The articulated pendulum joint gives the G4500 machines extreme manoeuvrability, accuracy and off-road mobility. Optionally, it is possible to equip the machines with the patented Stabilo System or boom suspension. Both options provide extra safety and comfort because unevenness’s are absorbed without any compromise to the performance.
GIANT machines are a solid investment because of their reliability and high productivity. Only the best components have been chosen and tested extensively before they were applied to the G4500 series. TOBROCO-GIANT works closely with quality suppliers like Bosch Rexroth, Comer, Kubota and Hydac during the development of new machines.
Performing maintenance to the machines is easy because the service points are easy to reach.
By opening the hood, there is convenient access to the various filters, they can be cleaned or replaced quickly. Information about oil temperature, regeneration, power modes, etc., can be read from the dashboard so that you can always see these important data during work.
The customer's wishes
G4500 machines can be configured according to the customers wishes. Starting with the selection for Z-bar, X-TRA or TELE model. Then there is a choice of a 50 hp, 66 hp or 74 hp diesel engine that is Stage V ready. Also with regard to the options there are plenty of possibilities. Consider the choices for a cabin or safety roof, increased driving speed, air conditioning, additional counterweight and up to 5 double-acting hydraulic functions at the front. This gives customers the opportunity to assemble the machine precisely for the work that needs to be done and for a competitive price.