Empire Crane Co. recently sold a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC-1200 telescopic boom crawler crane to ACK Marine & General Contracting LLC. The company is located in Quincy, Mass., and specializes in marine construction, barge, tugs, and equipment rentals. It also provides marine transportation, heavy equipment transportation, and project cargo servicing international and domestic inland and offshore waterways.
ACK Marine is often working on barges, and many of its upcoming jobs are bridge or demolition work that requires the cranes to be working in low clearance areas. The unit’s first job will be a land-based bridge job where two GTC-1200 telecrawlers will be working together.
“The GTC-1200 doesn’t require you to break down, the boom easily retracts, and can get into tight areas,” said John McNulty, vice president and chief estimator for ACK Marine. The 130-ton-capacity GTC-1200 also has a strong 2.5-degree barge chart.
ACK Marine often works for Mass Port, which has strict height restrictions near airports. “This crane has the versatility, so I don’t have to worry about exceeding height restrictions with the crane setup,” McNulty said.
Watch the crane being delivered and set up.