The GTC-1300 is driving sheet pile for a permanent retaining wall.
C.D. Perry of Troy, N.Y., started its search for a new crane looking to fill the gap between their current 110-ton lattice boom crawler and it 200-ton lattice boom crawler. The company concluded its search by purchasing a 2022 Tadano GTC-1300, 130-ton telescopic boom crawler from Empire Crane Company.
The GTC-1300 fits the size requirements as well as simplifies and streamlines job processes.
Telecrawlers vs. Lattice Boom Crawlers
Back in 2015, C.D. Perry purchased a Tadano Mantis 15010, 77-ton telecrawler, from Empire Crane. The company's experience with the 15010 led it to choose a telescopic boom over another lattice boom crane.
"Telecrawlers are easier to operate, easier to mobilize, and when you can scope the boom in and out as well as retract the tracks in hydraulically, it makes it better for a variety of different applications," said Tyler Fane, vice president of C.D. Perry LLC.
The company plans on using the GTC-1300 for marine, industrial, heavy civil and environmental applications.
Fane also commented on the cost-saving aspect of owning a telecrawler over a lattice boom crawler, saying "it's like a domino effect; you save on mobilization, you save on assembly, you save on tracking on the site, you save on the extent of working pads on site due to gradeability, and you save by being able to change boom lengths at a moment's notice."
Fane also attributes these cost-saving attributes to giving him an edge over the competition.
Across the Tadano GTC telecrawler product line, quick setup, auto-switching load charts and enhanced travel performance are standard.
Empire Crane's NY/CT Sales Representative Jonathan Shufelt said, "you really can't go wrong with a Tadano telecrawler. From travel, setup, ease of use and serviceability, it's a game-changer for any modern company."
The Tadano GTC-1300 features include the following:
- 130 ton capacity
- 42 ft. 1 in. — 155 ft. main boom
- 12.5 ft. — 33.5 ft. — 59.1 ft. boom extension
- 259 ft. max tip height
- 19 ft. 1 in. extended track width VS. 12 ft. track width retracted
- Cummins QSL9 engine
- Out-of level charts
- 360-degree pick-and-carry charts
A dedication on the GTC-1300's rear counterweight reads "In memory of Jack E. Perry 1925- 2021". Jack Perry was the second generation to lead C.D. Perry.
C.D. Perry's origins date back to 1936 when Cutler D. Perry started the company as a road building and site work outfit. Over the years, C.D. Perry's services grew to include work on some of New York State's most challenging waterways and the redevelopment of the Erie and Champlain canals.
By the 1970s, C.D. Perry had become one of the premier heavy civil and marine general contractors in New York State as well as one of the most knowledgeable and efficient deep foundation subcontractors. The addition of its industrial division and environmental division, as well as its crane and rigging services was formulated through its expansive equipment fleet and knowledgeable personnel on staff.
For more information, visit https://www.cdperryandsons.com/, www.EmpireCrane.com and https://tadanoamericas.com/uscan/en/.
(L-R) are Jonathan Shufelt, Empire Crane Company sales representative; Morgan Waters, C.D. Perry master mechanic; Tyler Fane, C.D. Perry vice president; Todd Beauharnoir, C.D. Perry crane operator; and Luke Lonergan, Empire Crane CEO.
This story also appears on Crane Equipment Guide.
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