GTC-800 goes to work for American Iron Inc.

By D.Ann Shiffler01 June 2017

American iron delivery

The 88-ton telescopic-boom crawler crane will be erecting steel on the new Sullivan County Jail.

A new Tadano Mantis GTC-800 was delivered to American Crane & Rigging and bare leased to American Iron Inc. in the state of New York by Empire Crane Company. The 88-ton telescopic-boom crawler crane will be erecting steel on the new Sullivan County Jail. Michael Hoy, who owns both American Crane & Rigging and American Iron Inc., was thrilled with the new machine.

“Self-assembly is a fraction of the time in comparison to conventional rigs in this class, and the hydraulic boom gets this crane built in a smaller footprint unlike conventional crawlers,” said Hoy. “With adjustable load-charted track spans, pick-and-carry, out-of-level load charts and no outriggers to crib, these cranes have advantages over RTs as well. This rig fits our erecting steel and our rental market needs perfectly. It is also designed for pile driving.” 

The new GTC-800 features a five-section, 141.1-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-800 boasts the Tadano AML-C rated capacity indicator with Opti-Width (Tadano Mantis’ system allowing asymmetric track positioning in reduced width configurations), HelloNet telematics and a Cummins 310hp QSB6.7 Tier 4f engine.

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