Tadano Mantis GTC-800 Telecrawler Erects Steel in N.Y.

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American Crane & Rigging LLC, Schenectady, N.Y., recently received an 88-ton Tadano Mantis GTC-800 telescopic-boom crawler crane from Empire Crane Co. Base leased to American Iron Inc., the crane will be used to erect steel on the new Sullivan County jail.

Michael Hoy, who owns both American Crane & Rigging LLC and American Iron Inc., said the crane’s self-assembly is a fraction of the time in comparison to conventional crawlers in the class, and the hydraulic boom gets this crane built in a smaller footprint. “With adjustable load-charted track spans, pick-and-carry, out-of-level load charts and no outriggers to crib, these cranes have advantages over RTs as well,” he said. “This rig fits our erecting steel and our rental market needs perfectly. It is also designed for pile driving.”

The GTC-800 features a five-section, 141.1-foot main boom, plus a 58.1-foot bi-fold jib. The crane has automatic switching load charts for operation at up to four degrees out-of-level; the level ground charts for Tadano Mantis are for slopes to 1.5 degrees. The GTC-800 includes the Tadano AML-C rated capacity indicator with OPTI-WIDTH asymmetric track positioning, HelloNet Telematics, and a 310-hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4F engine.

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