Bronson Crane adding three Potain Igo T 85 As and an Igo T 70 to its fleet


In Salt Lake City, Utah, Bronson Crane is adding to its fleet of self-erecting cranes by adding three Potain Igo T 85 As and an Igo T 70. Earl Bronson, founder of the company, said he is replacing every self-erecting crane in his fleet with Potain cranes. Having already upgraded 75 percent of the fleet, he has almost reached that goal.

Bronson said he chose his latest four Igo cranes because of their hook heights, ease of roadability, and lifting capacities.

“We have rented, sold and serviced self-erecting cranes in our area for more than decade,” he said. “We have been in the 21 to 42 m range, but never had the opportunity for the reach, hook heights or capacities these Igo cranes are offering us.”

Bronson plans to rent the cranes to companies in a variety of industries, including contractors in masonry, steel erection, framing, concrete, and general construction. Bronson also is pursuing civil/bridge deck contractors.

Bronson purchased the Igo 42 in January before ordering the Igo T 85 As and Igo T 70. The company commissioned the first Igo T85 A in May and the other two in July, along with the Igo T 70.

The Igo T 85 A is ideal for small construction sites or jobsites where space is tight. It features a hook height range of up to 125 feet and a 6.6-ton lifting capacity. The crane can be controlled via wireless radio remote control and is available with an optional Ultra View cab.

The Igo T 70 is smaller than the Igo T 85 A and occupies only a 14.8’ by 14.8’ footprint on site, yet it still boasts a hook height of up to 105 feet and a 4.4-ton lifting capacity. It also features Potain’s Optima load control system that automatically adapts and maximizes hoist speed for efficient cycling. Additionally, it can be controlled with wireless remote control and equipped with the optional Ultra View cab.

With the addition of the four Potain cranes it recently purchased, Bronson has two HD 40s, four Igo 50s, three T 85 A’s, one T 70 and one Igo 42 in its fleet. Soon, the company will be replacing five self-erecting cranes that were made by other companies, completing its switchover to an all Potain lineup.

Bronson Crane has been in business since August 2006. The company has four people on its full-time staff and an on-call crew of operators and iron workers. In 2008, Bronson became an official Potain distributor. Its cranes have worked on premier jobsites, such as the Manhattan Project in Las Vegas, Nev., the Canyons in Park City, Utah, the Towers at Brigham Young University in Provo, and the Bridges at City Front in Salt Lake City.

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