C.D. Perry of Troy, NY, started their search for a new crane looking to fill the gap between their current 110-ton lattice boom crawler and their 200-ton lattice boom crawler. They concluded their search by purchasing a 2022 Tadano GTC-1300, 130-ton telescopic boom crawler from Empire Crane Company. The GTC-1300 fits their size requirements as well as simplifies and streamlines their job processes.
Telecrawlers vs. Lattice Boom Crawlers:
Back in 2015, C.D. Perry purchased a Tadano Manits 15010, 77-ton telecrawler, from Empire Crane. Their experience with the 15010 led them to choose a telescopic boom over another lattice boom crane. “Telecrawlers are easier to operate, easier to mobilize, and when you can scope the boom in and out as well as retract the tracks in hydraulically, it makes it better for a variety of different applications” says Tyler Fane, Vice President of C.D. Perry, LLC. They plan on using the GTC-1300 for marine, industrial, heavy civil, and environmental applications.
Fane also commented on the cost-saving aspect of owning a telecrawler over a lattice boom crawler, “it’s like a domino effect; you save on mobilization, you save on assembly, you save on tracking on the site, you save on the extent of working pads on site due to gradeability, and you save by being able to change boom lengths at a moment’s notice.” Fane also attributes these cost-saving attributes to giving him an edge over the competition.
Across the Tadano GTC telecrawler product line, quick setup, auto-switching load charts and superior travel performance are standard. Empire Crane’s NY/CT Sales Representative Jonathan Shufelt commented, “you really can’t go wrong with a Tadano telecrawler. From travel, setup, ease of use, and serviceability, it’s a game-changer for any modern company.”
The Tadano GTC-1300 features include the following:
- 130 USt capacity
- 42’ 1” – 155’ main boom
- 12.5’ – 33.5’ – 59.1’ boom extension
- 259’ max tip height
- 19’ 1” extended track width VS. 12’ track width retracted
- Cummins QSL9 Engine
- Out-of level charts
- 360° pick-and-carry charts
A dedication on the GTC-1300’s rear counterweight reads “In memory of Jack E. Perry 1925- 2021”. Jack Perry was the 2nd generation to lead C.D. Perry (his father Cutler Perry originally started the company). “He helped grow the company by adhering to three core principals: safety, quality, and efficiency”.
C.D. Perry’s origins date back to 1936 when Cutler D. Perry started the company as a road building and site work outfit. Over the years, C.D. Perry’s services grew to include work on some of New York State’s most challenging waterways and the redevelopment of the Erie and Champlain canals. By the 1970s, C.D. Perry had become one of the premier heavy civil and marine general contractors in New York State as well as one of the most knowledgeable and efficient deep foundation subcontractors. The addition of their industrial division and environmental division, as well as their crane and rigging services was formulated through our expansive equipment fleet and knowledgeable personnel on staff. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdperryandsons.com/
Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. Empire Crane is an authorized dealer for Tadano ATF All Terrain Cranes, Tadano GR Rough Terrain Cranes, Demag Tadano Group, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Broderson, Magni Telehandlers, and Wolffkran Tower Cranes. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, service & rentals at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA. For more information, please visit: www.EmpireCrane.com
The Tadano Group is a leading global manufacturer of mobile cranes and aerial work platforms driven by its Core Values of Safety, Quality, and Efficiency Based on Compliance (C+SQE). Each and every one of Tadano’s products and services encompass these values to reinforce our continuous pursuit of excellence for the world and the future through high-quality lifting equipment. Tadano’s corporate philosophy of Creation, Contribution and Cooperation strives to foster tight-knit cooperation between people both inside and outside of the organization in order to create products, technologies, and services that deliver value to the customer and to the society as a whole. To implement this corporate philosophy, Tadano’s management strategy emphasizes balanced growth for both the company and the people whose lives it affects. For more information, please visit: https://tadanoamericas.com/uscan/en/
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