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First Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane arrives in Canada

Tadano has sold its first GT-1200XL-2 to Myshak Crane & Rigging, a subset of Myshak Group, the first of its kind in Canada.

The first Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane has arrived in Canada courtesy of Alberta-based company Myshak Group.

The new truck crane will be operated by the Myshak Crane & Rigging division of the group as they look to continue to service the needs of Alberta’s contractors. According to a Myshak Group spokesperson, the company is filled with excitement at the addition of the newest crane to its burgeoning fleet.

“We are thrilled to have Tadano back in the Canadian truck crane market; the GT-1200XL-2 fits into a great space in our fleet, and we believe our customers will see this product as an ideal taxi crane,” they said. “Tadano is known for well-designed and high-performance cranes, and we are excited to put this truck crane to work.”

The first crane of its kind to enter Canada’s borders, the 120-tonne capacity truck crane features a five-section, a 51m main boom, and an 18m bi-fold jib. The new truck cranes for the Canadian and US markets launched earlier this year at ConExpo can easily get special permitting for transport, as they feature low axle weights, narrow transport width, and long boom designs. According to Tadano America Regional Business Manager, the global manufacturer is “very excited” that the first GT-1200XL-2 to reach Canadian shores.

“The GT-1200XL-2 is an outstanding machine,” he said, “and it will be the perfect taxi crane for Myshak’s customer base.”

Constructed with the same components as Tadano’s GR rough-terrain series, the GT-1200XL-2 is designed to be highly utilized and provide a significant return on investment through a lower cost of ownership. Tadano America’s Vice President of Sales Ken Butz underlined his joy at Myshak receiving the first GT-1200XL-2, citing the “strong and successful partnership” the manufacturer and crane hire company have enjoyed over “many years”.

“They (Myshak Crane & Rigging) have proudly represented the Tadano brand in western Canada by building an extensive fleet of Tadano cranes including GR rough-terrain, AC all-terrain, CC lattice boom crawler cranes and GTC telescopic boom crawler cranes,” he said. “Both Myshak and Tadano are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by offering the best quality and service in the crane industry, and the addition of new model GT-1200XL-2 truck crane will play a key role in helping both of our companies achieve that goal.”


Myshak Crane & Rigging has been supplying the Alberta province with crane, rigging, and operated equipment services since 2005, servicing the oil & gas, industrial, construction, forestry, and renewable energy industries.

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