More Tadano ATs for Sims
Florida, US based Sims Crane & Equipment has taken delivery of 17 new Tadano ATF All Terrain cranes, making it one of the largest Tadano All Terrain crane owners in North America.
The latest 17 cranes bring the total number of new Tadano cranes that the company has purchased this year to 29, the other units being Rough Terrain cranes – Making up a $35 million investment in 2015.
The units included: Eight 70 tonne ATF 70G, two 100 tonne ATF 100G four 130 tonne ATF 130G, one 180 tonne ATF 180G, two 220 tonne ATF 220G All Terrain cranes. Plus the following Rough Terrains: Two 90 tonne GR-1000XL cranes, four 50 tonne GR-550XL cranes and Six 68 tonne GR-750XL.
Sims Crane expects to take delivery of four more GR-1000XL Rough Terrains and another ATF 220G All Terrain over the next month or so.
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One of two 100 tonne Tadano ATF 100Gs among the 17 new All Terrain cranes
Vice president marketing Dean Sims said: “Sims Crane is committed to investing in the best possible equipment to support the construction industry in Florida. With manufacturers around the world producing only limited supplies of new equipment, we are bidding for cranes that might otherwise end up in Europe, China, India or the Middle East. As global crane demand outpaces supply, our goal is to bring that equipment to Florida and give our state a growth advantage.”
"Tadano's ability to manufacture and support safe, quality and efficient cranes complements Sims commitment of providing the best possible equipment to their customers," added Ron Dogotch, vice president sales, Tadano America. "Our long-time partnership with Sims has served Florida crane customers well."
The Tadano spend is part of a three year programme that will see the company invest more than $75 million in new equipment.
Founded by Thomas H. Sims in 1959 in Tampa, Florida, Sims Crane & Equipment when he bought his first crane, a Bucyrus Erie H-5 truck crane in 1961. Now a third generation family owned and operated business, Sims Crane & Equipment is among the Top 20 crane rental companies in North America. The fleet is topped out by a 500 tonne Grove GMK All Terrain.