Armstrong Crane expands with Tadano AT
By Hannah Sundermeyer26 January 2021
The British Columbia-based company invested in a Tadano ATF 200G-5 to position them for higher capacity jobs.
With demand for larger and more complex projects growing in their service region, Armstrong Crane & Rigging determined they needed a crane in its fleet that would position them as competitive bidders for these higher-capacity jobs.
“It seemed like our clientele always asked about something a little bit further, a little bit bigger - things like bigger precast panel installation and tower crane erection,” says Greg Nachtegaele, president, Armstrong Crane & Rigging.
The company put their trust into a Tadano ATF 200G-5. This new 220-ton capacity Tadano all terrain crane with its 197-foot boom and integrated heavy lift jib was put immediately to work on cell towers, roads and bridges.
“Where we used to have to subcontract some larger lifts, now that business will stay in-house,” said Nachtegaele.
Armstrong Crane & Rigging has owned an 18-ton Tadano boom truck for years and was impressed with the quality of service received from Tadano’s Leduc (Alberta) office, the company said. The team at Armstrong Crane & Rigging was impressed by how easy the 220-ton machine is to operate, its drivability, the lift adjuster feature and how effective the Intarder feature performs on the steep winding roads of the Okanagan Valley. A custom-built Transworld 3-axle dolly has also helped achieve the ideal axle weights needed for customers in British Columbia.
“Our operators really like how intuitive the AML-F Crane Control System is,” added Nachtegaele. “The machine has a great feel.”
He has also been pleased with the flexibility of the crane, which can be run with multiple effective setups – jib mounted, aux winch-mounted or base-plate mounted, while always retaining legal axle weights.
“The ATF 200G-5 is simply a perfect all-around machine for a crane rental company that never knows what the next lift is going to be,” said Nachtegaele.