450t Tadano for Sterling

Canada’s Sterling Crane has taken delivery of the first 450 tonne Tadano AC 7.450-1 to arrive in the country.

The seven axle All Terrain is equipped with a seven section 80 metre main boom and can also be equipped with an 81 metre luffing jib and the enhanced SSL Sideways Superlift system. It can travel with a gross vehicle weight of 79.5 tonnes and an overall length of 17 metres with the main boom and hook block on board. Sterling ordered the crane complete with the 81 metre luffing jib.
Canada’s first Tadano AC 7.450-1 - rigged with SSL superlift and luffing jib

It will start out with refinery work in western Canada, while the company has a number of wind turbine, bridges and infrastructure jobs in mind for it.
The handover

President Tom MacLeod said: "Everyone knows the quality of Tadano machines, and this new All Terrain will be a great fit for our customers throughout the region. The AC 7.450-1 has amazing power and reach, and it fits the roads and tough jobs of western Canada. Tadano is known for high performance cranes and top support, and we are excited that Sterling customers have a powerful new seven axle option."
(L-R) Louis Francescutti of Tadano with Tom MacLeod, Mark Pisani and Jim Littlemore of Sterling and Justin Andrews of Tadano

Tadano America’s Ken Butz added: "Sterling and Tadano have enjoyed a strong and successful partnership for many years. Both companies are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by offering the best quality and service in the crane industry, and the addition of the new AC 7.450-1 will play a key role in helping both of us achieve that goal."

Established in 1954, Sterling Crane has one of the larger crane fleets in North America and operates from branches across Canada in Regina and Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray in Alberta, Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace/Kitimat, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and Sarnia in Ontario and Winnipeg in Manitoba.