Canada’s first Tadano AC 4.080-1 delivered
By Hannah Sundermeyer18 July 2023
Ontario-based Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp recently purchased the first-ever Tadano AC 4.080-1 in Canada.
“I bought this Tadano AC 4.080-1 because it has a 197-foot main boom and the Flex Base system that works with IC-1 Plus; it was a no-brainer,” said Pete Smith, owner and crane operator. “I can take this machine downtown Toronto into an alleyway, I know before I even get out of the carrier cab (Drivers Seat) where the outriggers will be, and it has a fantastic chart with the 20,500-pound counterweight configuration (which is legally roadable in Ontario). As for the downtown core type work for roof top units and the HVAC mechanical side, I think this crane is going to prove handy in that market.”
Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews also congratulated Smith for the purchase of not only the first AC 4.080-1 in Canada, but the first brand new crane purchase for the company. Smith also appreciated the support from Tadano’s Canadian distributor Cropac.
“For starters, this crane features 197 feet of boom on an 88-ton machine,” said Dan Sweeney, sales executive, Cropac Equipment. “It’s also the design that somehow they’ve managed to get; it’s a four-axle machine with great weight distribution. And in the Ontario market 90-ton cranes require two people - Operator and an Apprentice. So the machine’s 88-ton capacity is a one-operator crane. It’s going to be sought after in the market.”
The AC 4.080-1 will serve Smith’s needs as a crane and rigging service – and with their core applications like HVAC Mechanical, petrochemical work and tower crane erection and disassembly.