The first Tadano GTC-600 telescopic crawler crane delivered has been put to work in the USA.
Dealer Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment was the first to receive this new model, put it in its rental fleet and put it out on a job site. The 66 US ton (60 tonne) capacity telescopic boom crane was put on a 20 mile (32.4 km) powerline transmission construction project in Texas, USA, for Can-Fer Utility Services.
Jeff Johnson, Scott Powerline executive vice president and COO, commented on his recent purchase, “We’re very pleased to once again partner with TMC to introduce the new GTC-600 to our clients, which will maximise their productivity and safety.”
David Foy, Can-Fer Utility Services fleet manager, said he was pleased with the feedback, “The operation of this crane is very smooth, from the travel functions to the hydraulics to the track extend and 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 GTC-600 has a four-section, 118.1 foot (36 metre) main boom, plus a 58.1 foot (17.7 m) 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. Power is from a 310 hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine.