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Tadano 80-ton truck crane makes Canadian debut with Cropac Equipment

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A Tadano GT-800XL-2 truck crane Tadano

Cropac Equipment has purchased the first Tadano GT-800XL-2 truck crane in Canada. Cropac is Tadano's distributor for Canada, and Cropac says that this new 80-ton truck crane will be an excellent addition to its fleet. Tadano launched two new truck crane models – the 120-ton GT-1200XL-2 and the 80-ton GT-800XL-2 – at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.

"Everyone knows the quality of Tadano cranes, and this new truck crane will be a great fit for our customers and the truck crane industry in Canada," says Andy Whitehouse, Cropac general manager for Tadano and Kobelco products. "Plus, the 80-ton rental market is popular throughout Canada. This machine was presold well before arriving to Cropac. The GT-800XL-2's new owner, Michael Karaaslan of DMD Building Systems, is excited to get the unit to work within their existing crane fleet and experience the reliability and low cost of ownership that Tadano has brought to the North American

"I would like to congratulate Cropac on purchasing the first of Tadano's new GT-800XL-2 truck crane in Canada," says Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews. "The GT-800XL-2 is an outstanding crane, and it will be a perfect budget taxi crane for Cropac's extensive customer base."

With low axle weights, narrow transport width, and long boom designs, the new Tadano truck cranes can get special permitting for transport – making them ideal for taxi crane service. The GT-800XL-2 is designed to provide ideal utilization, return on investment, and a lower cost of ownership. The crane utilizes many of the same components as Tadano's GR Series rough terrain cranes.

"All of us at Tadano America Corp are extremely proud to have Cropac as our partner to help launch the new Tadano truck crane lineup in North America," says Tadano America Vice President of Sales Ken Butz. "Tadano's history of providing excellent quality crane products together with Cropac's dedication to providing excellent service makes this a winning combination and a great value for our customers in Canada."

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