Singapore-based heavy lifting contractor Sin Leng Industries has added a Tadano GTC-800 telescopic boom crawler crane to its equipment fleet.

Sin Leng Industries has a fleet of more than 30 cranes, including rough terrains, truck cranes, and both telescopic and lattice boom crawler cranes. However, this is its first Tadano crawler crane and its first 80 tonner in this crane type.

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“The GTC-800 is a new model and we are interested to see how the crane will fit into the Singapore market and its application in the Singapore construction landscape,” says Ang Dun Hao – operations manager at Sin Leng Industries. “There is a trend shifting towards crawler telescopic cranes, due to site constraints. Having mobile and rough terrain cranes with outriggers makes work inefficient as most sites require the cranes to shift along the access [route] in between lifts.

”Also, it does not require an assist crane to erect and the ease of mobilisation makes it a much more attractive to use in a job site.

“What I like about the GTC-800 is the simplicity of operating the crane. The LMI system is easy to operate. For example, the operator does not have to individually select the boom sections and extend/retract. It is all determined by the computer. Also, we find that the inbuilt cameras are high quality and make it easy to see the surroundings of the crane. Last but not least, I find the hydraulic cylinders and the general build quality of the crane to be of a higher standard than its competitors.”

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