The 88-ton telescopic-boom crawler crane will be erecting steel for the new Sullivan County Jail.
Michael Hoy, who owns both American Crane & Rigging LLC and American Iron Inc., is thrilled with the new machine: “Self-assembly is a fraction of the time in comparison to conventional rigs in their class, and the hydraulic boom gets this crane built in a smaller foot print unlike conventional crawlers," he said.
"With adjustable load-charted track spans, pick-and-carry, out-of-level load charts and no outriggers to crib, these cranes have advantages over RT's as well," Hoy added. "This rig fits our erecting steel and our rental market needs perfectly. It is also designed for pile driving. Please call us if you need to rent this versatile crane.”
The new GTC-800 features a five-section, 141.1-ft. boom and a 58.1-ft. bi-fold jib. The crane's load charts switch automatically for operation up to 4° out of level. The crane's level-ground charts allow work at slopes of up to 1.5°.
The GTC-800 has the Tadano AML-C rated-capacity indicator with Opti-Width (Tadano Mantis’ system allowing asymmetric track positioning), HelloNet Telematics, and a Cummins 310-hp QSB6.7 Tier-4 Final engine.
American Crane & Rigging was established in 2006 and its sister company, AISC-certified American Iron Inc., was established in 2003. Both are located in Schenectady, New York.
Empire Crane Company is the Tadano Mantis dealer for New York, New Jersey and New England. It was founded by brothers Paul and Luke Lonergan in 2002. The company is headquartered in North Syracuse, N.Y., with branch offices in Boston, Mass., New Jersey, and metropolitan New York City.