Kamloops Truss Ltd., an engineered wood products company that produces trusses, considered several lifting methods to place its products on its “plateline,” finally settling on a Tadano America TM 1882 boom truck.
“We are very impressed with the quality of our Tadano TM1882,” said Ryan Lodermeier, president of Kamloops Truss. “It is exactly what our truss plant needs to give our customers what they have been asking for. It is the most versatile crane we have ever seen or used. The continuous rotation option puts it way abovethe competition.
Kamloops chose to mount the crane on a 450hp Peterbilt 357. The area near the Kamloops plant in Kamloops, BC has a home building boom, and the speed and fast set up the boom truck offers helps the company keep up with demand, Lodermeier explained. “The ability to service our customers in a timely fashion is our focus,” he said.
Operator Rick Advocaat said he is pleased with all aspects of the machine that was designed by Tadano with strong input from truss industry manufacturers. “The out and down out rigger system allows faster set up on uneven ground conditions and the ability to utilize reduced outrigger spans in restricted areas is a huge advantage,” he said. “The faster set up time, the speed of the crane functions and the 450 horses under the hood allows me to service more job sites in a day.”