Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment is the first dealer to add the Tadano Mantis GTC-600 telescopic-boom crawler crane to its rental fleet. The 66-ton crane is now working on a 20-mile power line transmission construction project in Texas for Can-Fer Utility Services LLC, a Quanta Services company.
“The operation of this crane is very smooth, from the travel functions, to the hydraulics, to the track extend/retract functions, to the tilt cab,” said David Foy, fleet manager at Can-Fer Utility Services. “The choice of boom sequencing modes really reduces setup frequency, and the fine control mode made difficult lifts much easier. Also, the assembly and disassembly is very easy with the wireless remote.”
The new GTC-600 features a four-section, 118.1-foot main boom, plus a 58.1-foot bi-fold jib. The crane has automatic-switching load charts for operation at up to four degrees out-of-level; the level ground charts for Tadano Mantis are for slopes to 1.5 degrees. The GTC-600 boasts the Tadano AML-C rated capacity indicator with OPTI-WIDTH, which allows asymmetric track positioning in reduced width configurations, HELLO-NET telematics, and a 310-hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine.