Wilson takes Tadano AT

By Euan Youdale24 March 2011

Tadano ATF220G-5 handover at the manufacturer's booth. From left: Tim McCulloch, Wilson Construction

Tadano ATF220G-5 handover at the manufacturer's booth. From left: Tim McCulloch, Wilson Construction vice president major projects; Scott Carr Wilson, Wilson Construction fleet manager; Ron Dogotch, v

Powerline contractor Wilson Construction has taken ownership of a 250 US ton (220 metric tonne) capacity Tadano ATF220G-5 all terrain crane.

The company, based in Oregon, USA will initially use the crane to erect pylons for a 500 kVA double transmission line for Southern California Edison that will carry power from solar and wind energy plants to the Los Angeles area.

It is the first phase of the seven year US$10 billion Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP) and consists of 180 towers weighing up to 250,000 pounds (113 tonnes) each.

A majority of the towers will be placed using the ATF220G-5, with a 500 tonne all terrain being used for the remaining 10% in higher areas where more boom is needed.

The crane was sold through Las Vegas-based Michels Machinery which specialises in new and used crane sales.

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