Davis Crane Buys Five Terex T 340-1 Truck Cranes


Raymond and Robert Davis started Davis Motor Crane Service in Irving, Texas, more than 50 years ago with only two cranes. At ConExpo, Raymond Davis purchased five new Terex T 340-1 hydraulic truck cranes.

The five T 340-1 truck crane deal represents the largest single Terex crane order of one model throughout the 40-year relationship between Terex, Davis Crane, and Scott-Macon Equipment, an authorized Terex Crane distributor. “Davis Crane has been a very loyal Terex customer over the years,” says Jim Strobush, regional business manager for Terex Cranes. “We recently delivered the first crane for this order, and we are on schedule to deliver the rest per the customer’s schedule.”

From its small beginning with two cranes and one location more than 50 years ago, Davis Crane has grown into one of the largest lifting companies operating in northern Texas. Today, the family-owned company has grown into five different crane service companies – Davis Motor Crane Service and Crocker Crane Service (based in Irving, Texas), McIntire Equipment Company and Metroplex Rig Movers (based in Fort Worth, Texas), and Scharff Crane Service (based in Sherman, Texas) – with a fleet size of 140 cranes and 161 trucks.

“Terex and Scott-Macon Equipment have been a big part of the expansion of our crane fleet,” said Keith McKee, general manager for Davis Crane.

The Terex T 340-1 crane offers a 35.5-ft. length and an 8-ft. driving width, which allows it crane to navigate through congested traffic areas. It is capable of reaching up to 60 mph highway speeds, and the crane’s 34-ft. turning radius allows the driver to maneuver in tight spaces on the job.

This Terex truck crane also features up to a 94-ft telescopic boom length and maximum tip height of 147 ft., allowing Davis Crane to use the T 340-1 on multistory building projects in downtown markets. “It’s small enough to get into close quarters, yet the T 340-1 truck crane still gives us the capacity not offered by all-terrain model cranes of the same class,” said McKee. “We can provide a 40-ton class truck crane without going to a boom truck.”

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