Northeast Shoring Installation LLC recently took delivery of a Tadano ATF 70G-4 all terrain crane, which it purchased from newly appointed distributor Flaherty Equipment Repair, Newton, Mass. The 75-ton all terrain crane will be used for commercial shoring in municipal, private, and commercial applications.
“Most of the shoring locations are off-pavement and often on very rough terrain in the northeast,” said Jim Kinch, sales manager for Northeast Shoring. “The ATF 70G-4’s ability to get to the jobsite without requiring special transport is critical. Once off-road, the crane’s ability to traverse rough terrain enables our crew to get to the jobsite, set up, and begin work with minimal difficulty.”
Operator Russ Marchildon appreciates the crane’s ability to pull onto the site, back into narrow spaces, and easily set up. He also noted the smooth action of the swing motor, the fuel efficiency of the Mercedes engines, the camera on the winch drum, and the air conditioning in the crane cab and heated seats for the winter.
The new Tadano ATF 70G-4 features a six section, 171-foot boom and a Mercedes-Benz two-engine design. The crane has the Tadano AML-C operating system with full on-board diagnostics. Design enhancements include asymmetrical outriggers, which detects the extension width of all four outriggers individually to maximize work capacity in confined lifting spaces, disc brakes, and advanced safety railings and tie-off-points.
“While most of our sites are off-road, it was the superb highway handling and driver-friendly suspension that were key selling points, since our crews often travel in excess of 100 miles one way to a jobsite,” Kinch says. “The attention paid to air suspension helps reduce driver fatigue over long distance trips between jobsite and yard. The level of detail provided from the driving seat cabin to the crane operating cab is great.”