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Tadano AC 7.450-1 deployed for dexterous lifts in Pennsylvania

Lane's Crane Services new Tadano AC 7.450-1 all-terrain crane.

Pennsylvanian company Lane’s Crane Service has deployed its Tadano AC 7.450-1 to lift four tanks for beverage bottling company Joriki USA.

The four tanks the Moosic-based company were required to lift weighed 8.6 tonnes each and stood at 11m tall. The main challenge for Lane’s was the confinements it was operating in: all lifts were required to be conducted under a 12.5m ceiling joist, meaning the only way to install the tanks was through the roof of the hall.

The crew cut small, rectangular openings above the respective positions of the tanks, with a 16-tonne forklift also deployed to help to help stabilise the tanks during the lift.

Lane's Crane Services new Tadano AC 7.450-1 all-terrain crane.
The 80m boom of the 450-tonne crane was on full display for the Pennsylvanian company.

Lane’s choice to use its Tadano AC 7.450-1 all-terrain crane revolved around the crane’s 80m main boom, which comes with the Sideways Superlift System (SSL) and eliminates the need for a luffing jib. This allows for savings on transportation costs and setup time, which was a key factor for Matthew Lane.

“We chose this crane due to its long reach and ability to do the job with main boom only, as well as its efficiency when being assembled on site,” he said. “We were very pleased with the performance of the crane on this project, especially considering this was only the second job for this machine, and the first using the Superlift.”

Because no luffing jib was required for the Tadano AC 7.450-1, assembly space was able to be kept to a minimum for the Pennsylvanian crane hire company. Additionally, the efficiency of Tadano’s all-terrain crane was underscored by the three hours setup time needed as the crane was configured in SSL mode with full counterweight, conducted by a team of three crew members.

“Tadano put a lot of thought into the design of this machine, which is effectively a seven-axle crane that competes like an eight-axle but has the space envelope closer to a six-axle,” said Tadano American All-terrain Product Manager Hutton Strader. “It’s a lot of strength and reach in a relatively compact package.”

Family-owned Lane’s Crane Service has been providing comprehensive crane services across the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

“Everything went seamlessly,” said Matthew Lane. “The customer was happy, and the operator and crew are looking forward to using this machine on future jobs.”

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