Tadano America President Yo Kakinuma (right) congratulates Harry Baker, president of Southwest Indus

Tadano America President Yo Kakinuma (right) congratulates Harry Baker, president of Southwest Industrial, on the purchase of a 160-ton a GR-1600XL-2 rough terrain and the ATF 400G-6 all-terrain crane

Leaving Las Vegas on Sunday and on their way to work for various crane and rigging companies throughout the country are seven cranes that have been exhibited on the Tadano stand during ConExpo.

On Wednesday morning Tadano handed over cranes to Bigge Crane & Rigging, Bragg Crane & Rigging, Imperial Crane and Rigging and Southwest Industrial.

Bigge Crane and Rigging took delivery of Tadano’s GR-1000XL-2 and the GR-150XL rough terrain cranes. The 100-ton capacity GR-1000XL-2 and the compact, multi-purpose 15-ton capacity GR-150XL join some 25 Tadano cranes in the Bigge fleet.

Tadano also handed over two all terrain cranes to the Bragg Companies, based in Long Beach. CA. Displayed at the Tadano stand, Bragg purchased Tadano’s newest AT, the 160-ton capacity GR-1600XL-2 rough terrain crane and the 250-ton ATF 220G-5 all-terrain crane.

“Tadano sees the big picture because in our business so much money is invested in the purchase of a crane that Bragg relies on a safe, reliable and innovative product like Tadano to deliver profits,” said Scott Bragg, vice president/ COO, Bragg Companies. “Our customers understand that when they have a Tadano on their job site they know that is a huge asset and that is why Bragg chooses Tadano time and time again for their safety, reliability and overall ability to maintain maximum uptime and dependability.”

This will be Bragg’s first GR-1600XL-2, which is Tadano’s largest capacity rough terrain. Tadano said the ATF 220G-5 is its best selling AT.

Imperial Crane Services will soon take delivery of a 75-ton capacity Tadano GR-750XL-2 that was exhibited at ConExpo. This will mark the sixth 75-ton RT that Imperial has purchased from Tadano in 2014. Imperial is located in Bridgeview, IL and has offices in Griffith, IN and Houston, TX.

“We have been a Tadano dealer for nearly 20 years, during which time Tadano has consistently provided Imperial with rough terrain cranes that have been state-of-the-art and the most maintenance free, reliable cranes in the industry,” said B.J. Bohne, president and CEO of Imperial Crane Services, Inc.

Southwest Industrial will take two new Tadano cranes back to Phoenix after ConExpo, a GR-1600XL-2 rough terrain and the ATF 400G-6 all-terrain crane.

Harry Baker, Southwest Industrial’s owner, said, "I have bought and will continue to buy the Tadano product because of their superior reliability and low owning and operating cost. I am looking forward to the addition of the ATF 400G-6 and trying out the GR-1600XL-2 as the largest rough terrain on the market. The Tadano line has served me well."

This will be Southwest Industrial’s first GR-1600XL-2. The 160-ton crane is Tadano’s largest rough terrain, and among the highest capacity RTs on the market.

Southwest Industrial also purchased Tadano’s new 450-ton capacity ATF 400G-6, also on the Tadano stand.

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