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“Highly versatile” 160-tonne Tadano telescopic crawler acquired

Tadano GTC-1600 telescopic crawler crane with longest boom in its class.

American civil construction company, Northbank Civil and Marine, has announced it has purchased a Tadano GTC-1600 telescopic crawler crane.

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Announced via a press release from the manufacturer earlier this week, the purchase was driven by Northbank’s need for a powerful and versatile crane to work across multiple dam projects. According to one of the principal owners of Northbank, Kainan Bodenlos, the crane – purchased through Tadano distributor, Lennon Crane – will open up new revenue streams, such as its first deployment on a barge to complete work at the Willamette Falls Dam in Oregon City, Oregon.

“Northbank has worked with Lennon Crane since our inception in 2014 and they have always been our ‘go to’ for bare rent cranes,” he said. “Following the purchase of our first Tadano GTC in 2020 we have had the opportunity to work with Jamie Land and the Tadano America Group directly.

“Both companies have always exceeded our expectations when it comes to their abilities and customer service,” he continued. “We couldn’t have been happier to work with Lennon Crane in conjunction with the Tadano America Group to purchase our new GTC-1600.”

The 160-tonne capacity telescopic crawler crane possesses the longest boom in its class, spanning up to 61m and capable of reaching a tip height of 92m through boom extensions. The crane can be equipped with a maximum 43.4 tonnes of counterweight and is powered by a Cummins B6.7 engine.

Furthermore, the crawler tracks measure in at 5.8m when extended, coming down to 3.66m when the track widths are retracted. Additionally, it features self-erecting counterweights, single-stage high-lift carbody jacks with remote control, as well as tool-free track frame removal and handling. Vice President of Lennon Crane, Scott Lennon, praised the new machine and congratulated Northbank on its latest acquisition.

“A big thanks to the Northbank Civil and Marine team for their recent purchase of a new Tadano GTC-1600 telescopic crawler crane,” he said. “The addition of the highly versatile Tadano GTC-1600, with reliable Cummins power, expands Northbank’s capabilities both water side and land side on the US West Coast.”

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