28 February 2008
Less than 12 months after taking delivery of a new Tadano GT-550E crane from James Equipment, ABC Crane Hire in Western Australia has just added a second to its fleet. Western Australia is still in a mining boom and the outlook for crane hire work is positive for ABC. However, with Mandurah's waterfront real estate proving irresistible to developers, Jones says he is already struggling to keep up with local demand. “Business has not let up over the year and we can't see the boom slowing down anytime soon. Our second GT-550E now makes us the largest crane operator in Mandurah. According to Jones Australia's interest in the Tadano GT-550E continues to increase. The 55 tonne capacity GT-550E has a 42 m main boom, a top speed of 83 km/h, Euro 2 turbo diesel engine and choice of left or right hand drive configurations.