Maxim buys Tadano RTs

By Christian Shelton27 September 2018

US crane rental company Maxim Crane Works (Maxim) has bought 15 large capacity Tadano rough terrain cranes comprising a mix of GR-1000XLs, GR-1200XLs and GR-1600XLs. According to Tadano, Maxim has expanded its fleet in order to meet demand from the petrochemical industry.

Tadano also said that Maxim decided to invest in rough terrain cranes rather than comparable all terrain cranes because of their ease of transport (i.e they do not require multiple trucks to move them) and because they can often be operated by just one person.

Tadano said its latest rough terrain cranes also have longer reaching booms and better load charts than many all terrains and are more suited to working in close quarters, making them particularly suitable for petrochemical work.

Finally, Tadano said that if demand from the petrochemical sector should decline, its rough terrain cranes can easily be moved to other regions across the country for infrastructure and commercial industry projects.

“We are very excited to continue our relationship with Maxim Crane and provide them with rough terrain crane products,” stated Bob Krause, regional business manager, Tadano America. “Our product reliability is proving to be a game-changer with the lowest owning and operating cost in the industry.”

“Tadano’s longer boom length, capacity, and reliability have historically corresponded to our customer needs. We don’t make these decisions somewhere in a corporate office. Instead, we talk to our team in the field and they know the machines that will be best suited to do the job,” added Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer, Maxim Crane Works.


From left to right: Kevin Schultz - Vice President (Maxim Crane), Bob Krause - Regional Business Manager (Tadano America), Frank Bardonaro - Chief Operating Officer (Maxim Crane)

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