First Tadano GT-800XL-2 in America

Pictured left to right: Todd Elkins (Tadano), Michael Howard (Sims Crane & Equipment), Derek Sather (Sims Crane & Equipment), Deborah Weber (Sims Crane & Equipment), Michael Kufferman (Sims Crane & Equipment), Dan Melnyk (Tadano)

Sims Crane & Equipment is the first company to own the new Tadano GT-800XL-2 truck crane in the United States. Tadano announced two new truck crane models (120-ton GT-1200XL-2 and the 80-ton GT-800XL-2) at ConExpo earlier this year. 

“We have been hoping for many years now to see Tadano enter back into the U.S. truck crane market and have been loaded with anticipation from the day they announced the GT-800XL-2 and the GT-1200XL-2,” said Jackson Sims, vice president, Sims Crane & Equipment. “This is a space we have been needing to update in our fleet and are happy to be able to do this with the Tadano product. Sims looks forward to adding many more units in this class to our Florida and Georgia markets over the coming years and are honored to be the first in the US to do so with the GT-800XL-2 which we will put into action at our Tampa location.”

The GT-800XL-2 features a 5-section 154.3-foot power boom, 33.1-foot/ 58.1-foot bi‐fold jib and a self-removable counterweight. With low axle weights, narrow transport width and long boom designs, the new Tadano truck cranes can easily get special permitting for transport - making them ideal for taxi crane service, the company said.

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