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TNT Crane & Rigging purchases new Demag AC 700-9 from CraneWorks

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Demag all-terrain crane dealer in North America, CraneWorks Inc., has sold a unit of Demag AC 700-9 to crane company TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. The nine-axle all-terrain crane is the largest ever sold by CraneWorks.

TNT chose the Demag AC 700-9 because of the numerous safety and operational improvements. One highlight is the crane’s industry-leading IC-1 Plus control system, which automatically calculates the crane’s capacity instantly for multiple outriggers and counterweight configurations.

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The Demag AC 700-9 is one of the most powerful telescopic cranes in its capacity class which can be transported with its complete 60m main boom at an axle load of 12 tonnes, meeting the road requirement for the US, said Dan Melnyk, Director of Sales, Tadano America Corporation.

“The crane has increased versatility with its compact design being 1.3m shorter than its competition in machine length, in addition to sporting the shortest tail swing in its class at 7.5m vs 8.33m. These features enable the AC 700-9 to have great manoeuvrability on job sites that require
short turning radii. The AC700-9 has been proven on wind turbine and tower crane erection, general construction, and bridge building, in addition to refinery and power plant infrastructure job sites.”

“The CraneWorks team did an awesome job helping us secure and deliver our new AC700,”
said Kevin Lawson, Vice President of Operations at TNT Crane & Rigging. “They were there
every step of the way to assure the commissioning process proceeded smoothly and we were able to put the crane to work with no issues.”

“The crane was picked up on a Tuesday morning, TNT’s expert crew had it fully assembled in multiple configurations and certified by Saturday evening, and it went straight to work the next week,” said Randy Harris, the CraneWorks salesman who oversaw the transaction. “There aren’t many machines this size that go from sitting in crates to the job site that quickly. It’s a credit to Tadano Demag’s
engineering, to the service techs from Tadano and CraneWorks who were onsite for hands-on support, and to TNT’s unparalleled knowledge of the AC 700-9 that the crane was work-ready so fast.”

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We deal with trade-ins every day, but I can’t remember the last time someone asked us to
sell them the same model they were trading in. It was exciting to work with the crew over at
TNT on this project, especially since it was the largest all-terrain crane we’ve ever sold,”
said Keith Ayers, CEO of CraneWorks. “Tadano America continues to be a fantastic partner
in the process. We’ve sold dozens of Demag and Tadano cranes over the years, with more
on the way including 120-ton, 245-ton, 500-ton, and 600-ton models.”

Learn more information about Demag AC 700-9.

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