First Tadano GT-1200XL-2 delivered in United States

Davis Crane Service has purchased the first GT-1200XL-2 truck crane in United States through Tadano’s Texas distributor, Scott Macon Equipment.

Pictured Left to Right: Daniel Bennett (Davis Crane), Ken Butz (Tadano), Kurt Timmons (Davis Crane), Bryan Simpson (Davis Crane), Wes Dowd (Davis Crane), Dean Barley (Tadano), Keith McKee (Davis Crane), Todd Elkins (Tadano), Allan Woodruff (Scott Macon), Mike Thomas (Davis Crane), Danny Eastep (Scott Macon), Tom Adrian (Davis Crane)

“We wanted the first GT-1200XL-2 because it fits our taxi crane business, the 110-120-ton market is a big one for us and we trust Tadano cranes,” Wes Dowd, director of operations & equipment, Davis Cranes. “Our driver-operator drove the new truck crane here and said it was just like a Cadillac. And the Tadano’s we have in the fleet currently have been just bulletproof. They are just great machines, and you hear that from everybody.”

Introduced at ConExpo earlier this year, the truck crane features a 5-section, 167.3-foot main boom, 33.1 foot/58.1-foot bi-fold jib and a max speed of 65 mph.

The new Tadano truck cranes for the U.S. and Canadian markets can easily get special permitting for transport, as they feature low axle weights, narrow transport width and long boom designs, the company said.

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