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First Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane hits American shores

Officials from Tadano, Scott Macon Equipment, and Davis Crane Service stand in front of the first Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane to hit American shores.


Texas crane company Davis Crane Service has purchased the first Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane, becoming the first company in the United States to do so.

Purchasing the truck crane through local Tadano distributor Scott Macon Equipment, Director of Operations & Equipment at Davis Crane Wes Dowd sought out the new machine because of its “taxi crane” capabilities.

“Our driver-operator drove the new truck crane here and said it was just like a Cadillac; and the Tadano’s we have in the fleet currently have been just bulletproof,” he said. “They are just great machines, and you hear that from everybody.”

Tadano launched the new Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane at ConExpo in Las Vegas earlier this year. The crane holds a maximum lifting capacity of 110 tonnes, a maximum lifting radius of 56 metres, a main boom length of 51 metres and holds an available extension of up to 17.9 metres.

“We are very excited that the first GT-1200XL-2 in the United States will go to Davis Crane Service,” said Tadano America Regional Business Manager Todd Elkins. “The GT-1200XL-2 is an outstanding machine, and it will be the perfect taxi crane for Davis’ customer base across Texas.”

The new Tadano truck cranes for the US and Canadian markets can easily get special permitting for transport, as they feature low axle weights, narrow transport width of 2.6 metres, and long boom designs. Built with many of the same field-proven, reliable components as GR Series rough terrain cranes, these new models offer the same high quality and rugged durability that Tadano has built its reputation on.

“Davis Crane Service is a premier crane services company in Texas,” Tadano America Vice President of Sales Ken Butz. “All of us at Tadano appreciate their confidence in us and our new Tadano GT-1200XL-2 truck crane.

“This quality new 120-ton Truck Crane will be a great fit into the already impressive Davis fleet.”

Davis Crane Service has been in operation in Texas for over 60 years.

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