Canadian wet-and-dry-hire crane rental company Guay has taken possession of 19 new Tadano Rough Terrain Cranes.
The machines add to their already existing fleet of more than 550 mobile cranes, crawler cranes and tower cranes, and range from the 55-tonne class through to the 160-tonne class.
Citing the need to renew their rough-terrain crane fleet, Guillaume Gagnon – executive vice-president of Guay – also underscored the “better technology” Guay will have access to through their latest purchase.
“Our decision was made on the reliability of the Tadano Rough-Terrain cranes: we work in remote area winter conditions, so we wanted to have a rough terrain that was reliable,” he said. “Also, what we like is all the rough terrain models have the same operational pattern. So, for our technicians and crane operators, they are easier to operate and to maintain.”
With the deal facilitated through Tadano’s Canadian distributor Cropac – a heavy-machinery distributor across different locations in North America – Equipment President and Owner Bill Finkle echoed Gagnon’s sentiments, stating the Tadano Rough-Terrain cranes “excel” in providing a “high-quality experience” for customers.
“In Canada, we’re really spread out geographically,” he said. “We have a lot of remote job sites, and it gives us a lot of confidence putting a Tadano into one of those sites where we don’t have access to technicians and parts.”
“Overall, the reliability is the best that we’ve experienced in our rental fleet.”
Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews added, “We believe these Rough Terrain Cranes are a great fit for GUAY’s fleet and their client’s needs. We look forward to a long relationship between GUAY, Cropac and Tadano.”