Tadano has delivered a 120-ton-capacity GR-1200XL rough-terrain crane to its Texas dealer, Scott-Macon Equipment (SME). The new GR-1200XL has experienced strong pre-sales since its introduction at ConExpo 2017, and Tadano has been shipping the crane to the United States since October. The unit, which was presented to Robert Woodruff, senior vice president of SME, the GR-1200XL crane was immediately sent to work at a global energy company outside of Houston.
Ken Butz, Tadano America’s vice president of sales, and Jay Shiffler, executive vice president of marketing, engineering & training, met with Woodruff and Mike Petrey, senior vice president of SME at Tadano America’s facility in Houston, Texas, where they completed the crane hand-off ceremony.
“The GR-1200XL fills that gap nicely between the GR1000XL and GR1600XL,” Woodruff said. “The long boom, transportability and Tadano’s reliability will service both our commercial and industrial customer bases very well.”
The two-axle crane is the largest Tadano rough-terrain lineup and features a boom length of 183.7 feet. The crane is also the first Tadano crane to be equipped with the “Smart Chart” system that expands and enhances the lifting capacity and operating radius over the outriggers.