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AC 4.080-1 will be a market favorite around Ontario

Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp is a newer mobile crane service in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. They recently purchased the first-ever Tadano AC 4.080-1 in Canada. This versatile and powerful all-terrain crane stood out because of its long boom, being a great taxi crane, outstanding roadability and fitting a myriad of applications around the province of Ontario.

Pete Smith, owner of the company and a crane operator, describes the exciting new addition to his fleet, “I bought this Tadano AC 4.080-1 because it has a 197-foot main boom and the Flex Base system that works with IC-1 Plus; it was a no-brainer. I can take this machine downtown Toronto into an alleyway, I know before I even get out of the carrier cab (Drivers Seat) where the outriggers will be, and it has a fantastic chart with the 20,500lbs cwt configuration (which is legally roadable in Ontario). As for the downtown core type work for roof top units and the HVAC mechanical side, I think this crane is going to prove handy in that market.” Smith adds, “With the competitor’s crane in this class of ATs, you either get 164 or 167 of main boom. The AC 4.080-1 comes out with 197’, the same counterweight configuration and same roadability. It just made sense.”

Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews adds, “I would like to congratulate Pete Smith with the purchase of not only the first AC 4.080-1 in Canada, but this is the first brand new crane purchase for the company. It is very impressive to see such a young company build their business and clientele so quickly. This unit perfectly fits the Ontario market and Pete Smith’s fleet with the longest boom and ideal 88-ton capacity.”

Smith also appreciates the support from Tadano’s Canadian distributor Cropac, “I approached Cropac in 2020 to discuss purchasing a crane. With some other dealerships I’d walked into, it was you having to jump through some hoops. But with Bill (Cropac President and Owner Bill Finkle), it was a face-to-face conversation, a handshake, and the deal was done. He got me into this industry, and I support Cropac 100%. This is a family-owned business, and he treats you like family.”

Cropac Equipment sales executive Dan Sweeney shares Smith’s excitement with the AC 4.080-1, “For starters, this crane features 197 feet of boom on an 88-ton machine. It’s also the design that somehow they’ve managed to get; it’s a four-axle machine with great weight distribution. And in the Ontario market 90-ton cranes require two people – Operator and an Apprentice. So the machine’s 88-ton capacity is a one-operator crane. It’s going to be sought after in the market.”

Tadano, Cropac and Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp. have a solid partnership that should flourish in Ontario and the surrounding areas. The versatile AC 4.080-1 will serve Smith’s needs as a crane and rigging service – and with their core applications like HVAC Mechanical, petrochemical work and tower crane erection and disassembly.