Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment has been the first to introduce several new Tadano Mantis models over the years. And the latest telescopic boom crawler crane for Scott Powerline is the GTC-600, which is the first of this model to be received by a dealer, placed in a rental fleet and now put on a job site. The 66-ton machine is currently working on a 20-mile powerline transmission construction project in Texas for Can-Fer Utility Services LLC, a Quanta Services company.
Jeff Johnson, executive vice president and COO at Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment, is very excited about his recent purchase, “We’re very pleased to once again partner with TMC to introduce the new GTC-600 to our clients, which will maximize their productivity and safety.”
David Foy, fleet manager at Can-Fer Utility Services, LLC, has been pleased with the feedback received from the field: “The operation of this crane is very smooth, from the travel functions to the hydraulics to the track extend/retract functions to the tilt cab. The choice of boom sequencing modes really reduces setup frequency, and the fine control mode made difficult lifts much easier. Also, the assembly and disassembly is very easy with the wireless remote.”
The new GTC-600 features a four-section, 118.1-foot main boom, plus a 58.1-foot bi-fold jib. The crane has automatic-switching load charts for operation at up to four degrees out-of-level; the level ground charts for Tadano Mantis are for slopes to 1.5 degrees. The GTC-600 boasts the Tadano AML-C rated capacity indicator with OPTI-WIDTH™ (Tadano Mantis’ system allowing asymmetric track positioning in reduced width configurations), HELLO-NET Telematics and a Cummins 310hp QSB6.7 Tier 4f engine.