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New Model KATO City Cranes for 2018

Posted on: 07 Jun 2018

New Model KATO City Cranes for 2018


KATO have announced that they will launch a new version of their 13 Ton and 20 Ton City Cranes later this month.

The New Models, which have been designed for the European Market, will be called the CR-130Rf (13 Ton Capacity) and the CR-200Rf (20 Ton Capacity).


Following on from the success of the previous Ri models, KATO have redesigned these new Rf models to be supplied with many new Features and enhancements which will include :-

  • Increased Maximum Road Speed.
  • Searcher Hooks as standard equipment on both Models
  • Completely redesigned Operators Cabin
  • Automatic Outrigger levelling system
  • An industry first for Mobile Cranes will be a Parking Distance Assist system which will be fitted as standard to these New Models.
  • New Green Efficient Stage IV Engines

As well as numerous more features & enhancements.



Commenting on this announcement, Colin Cleary, Managing Director of Rivertek Services who are KATO’s Authorised Distributor said :-

“We are delighted to announce the Launch of this New Rf Series of City Cranes.

We intend to display these New models for the First time in Europe at Vertikal 2018 which will be held at Donington on the 16th and 17th May. 

Many of the enhancements and new features of these new models have been as a direct result of feedback between KATO Engineers and UK Crane users.”


Mr Hiroshi Ide, Senior Advisor at KATO Works Co.,Ltd commented “Introducing new models to the European Market and growing our product Range together with our Customer base in Europe is a key focus for us at Kato Works Co.,Ltd.  The Rf Series of Premium CITYRANGE Cranes are an impressive range of Cranes are we look forward to delivering the first units to our European Customers over the Summer ”