ACK Marine & General Contracting Buys GTC1200 Crane

Thu October 26, 2017 - Northeast Edition #22
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ACK Marine & General Contracting LLC in Quincy, Mass., bought a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 crane from Empire Crane Company.
ACK Marine & General Contracting LLC in Quincy, Mass., bought a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 crane from Empire Crane Company.
ACK Marine & General Contracting LLC in Quincy, Mass., bought a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 crane from Empire Crane Company. The GTC1200 is a 130-ton (118 t) crane and has the strongest barge chart of all hydraulic boom crawler cranes. (L-R) are Tim Vaillancourt — Tadano Mantis; Josh Prentice — Empire Crane Company; Greg Etue — Tadano Mantis; Justin Melvin — Empire Crane Company; and John McNulty — ACK Marine.

Empire Crane Company representative Justin Melvin has sold a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 to ACK Marine & General Contracting LLC in Quincy, Mass.

“We chose the 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 because it fits the niche that we work in,” Vice President and Chief Estimator John McNulty said.

ACK Marine is often working on barges and many of its upcoming jobs are bridge or demolition work, which requires cranes to be working in low clearance areas.

“The GTC1200 doesn't require you to break down, the boom easily retracts and can get into tight areas.”

The GTC1200 is a 130-ton (118 t) crane and has the strongest barge chart of all hydraulic boom crawler cranes. With the 2.5-degree barge load chart, it is a strong crane on land and on a barge, according to the manufacturer.

ACK Marine does a lot of work for Mass Port, which has very strict height restrictions near air ports.

“This crane has the versatility so I don't have to worry about exceeding height restrictions with the crane setup,” McNulty said.

McNulty was impressed with the durability and capability of Tadano Mantis products. The crane's first job will be a land based bridge job where two GTC1200's will be working together.

ACK Marine & General Contracting specializes in marine construction, barge, tugs and equipment rentals. It also provides marine transportation, heavy equipment transportation and project cargo servicing international and domestic inland and offshore waterways. ACK is a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business.

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