Empire Crane Company representative Justin Melvin has sold a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 to ACK Marine & General Contracting, LLC in Quincy, MA.
“We chose the 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 because it fits the niche that we work in,” said John McNulty, vice president and chief estimator, ACK Marine & General Contracting.
ACK Marina is often working on barges and many of their 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 US ton (120 metric ton) 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.
ACK Marina 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. He did his homework and was very impressed with the durability and capability of Tadano Mantis products. It’s first job will be a land based bridge job where two GTC1200’s will be working together.
ACK Marine & General Contracting is in Quincy, Massachusetts and specializes in marine construction, barge, tugs, & equipment rentals. They also provide, marine transportation, heavy equipment transportation and project cargo servicing international and domestic inland and offshore waterways. ACK is proud to be a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business.
Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift carry deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes, and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA.