This month Maxim Crane Works purchased fifteen large capacity Tadano rough terrain cranes comprising a mix of GR-1000XLs, GR-1200XLs, and GR-1600XLs. The Tadano dealer, with an existing fleet of over 2,500 cranes, decided to expand their fleet largely to meet the needs of the petrochemical industry.
From left to right: Kevin Schultz - Vice President (Maxim Crane), Bob Krause - Regional Business Manager (Tadano America), Frank Bardonaro - Chief Operating Officer (Maxim Crane)
“Tadano’s longer boom length, capacity, and reliability have historically corresponded to our customer needs,” remarked Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer, Maxim Crane Works. “We don’t make these decisions somewhere in a corporate office. Instead, we talk to our team in the field and they know the machines that will be best suited to do the job.”
One new approach Maxim is taking to meet customer demand is choosing rough terrain cranes over comparable all terrain cranes for this purchase. Next generation Tadano RTs have longer reaching booms and better load charts than many ATs, with the added bonus of superior ability to work in close quarters. Rough terrain cranes can also be more cost effective than an all terrain because they only require one person to operate and often do not require multiple trucks for transport.
This improved transportability is key to Maxim’s investment in rough terrain cranes. The petrochemical industry is booming, but this can change over time. As customer needs evolve, rough terrain cranes can easily be moved to other regions across the country for infrastructure and commercial industry projects.
“We are very excited to continue our relationship with Maxim Crane and provide them the industry’s leading rough terrain crane products,” stated Bob Krause, regional business manager, Tadano America. “Our product reliability is proving to be a game-changer with the lowest owning and operating cost in the industry.”