ALL Crane of Alabama received the first shipment. (L-R) are ALL Crane Rental of Alabama’s, Scott Swearengin (dispatcher), Phillip Calametti (sales), Brian Ledford (GM), Rich Randall (Cleveland operations manager) and David Mizelle (service manager).
The ALL Family of Companies has closed the deal on two Tadano ATF 400G-6 (450 ton [408 t]) hydraulic all terrain cranes, just one month after adding 15 Tadano GR-550XL (55 ton [50 t]) hydraulic rough terrain cranes to its national fleet. The investment in 17 new Tadano machines within 60 days is part of ALL’s commitment to maintaining the industry’s broadest and most modern fleet.
With a 450-ton lifting capacity, the ATF 400G-6 is the manufacturer’s largest-capacity all terrain crane and has a max lift height of 402 ft. (122 m). Its 198.6-ft. (60 m) boom is the strongest in its class, able to lift loads for which other similarly classed cranes would require the use of a suspension system, according to the manufacturer.
The 55-ton capacity GR-550XL RT features a full-power, four-section synchronized telescoping boom (35.1 to 113.9 ft. [10.7 to 34.7 m]). These versatile and maneuverable mid-range RTs, which are especially good for daily rentals and city work, are expected to be popular all over ALL’s 37-branch network.
“Tadano makes extremely reliable equipment that our customers trust,” said Michael Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies. “These new mid- and large-capacity cranes will be very busy immediately upon their arrival.”
Liptak added that falling fuel prices are affecting the crane business in more ways than the reduction in travel expenses.
“We are expecting to see lots of infrastructure projects like bridges, road work and commercial construction that the 450-ton Tadano AT can easily get after. Lots of long-planned-for, though stalled, projects are finding their funding.”
Ron Dogotch, VP of sales of Tadano said, “It is a privilege to work with ALL as we continue to expand our relationship and provide Tadano’s quality line of rough terrain and all terrain crane products for their rental fleet requirements.”
The 17 Tadano cranes will be delivered to the ALL Family of Companies throughout 2015. The two ATFs will be based at ALL’s Chicago and Canadian branches.
For more information, call 800/232-4100 or visit www.allcrane.com.