Sims Crane also is the first Tadano all terrain crane owner in the United States. In 2015, Sims Crane has taken delivery of 29 Tadano all terrain and rough terrain cranes, part of a $35 million outlay for new equipment.
“Sims Crane is committed to investing in the best possible equipment to support the construction industry in Florida,” said Dean Sims II, Sims Crane Vice President of Marketing. “With manufacturers around the world producing only limited supplies of new equipment, we are bidding for cranes that might otherwise end up in Europe, China, India or the Middle East. As global crane demand outpaces supply, our goal is to bring that equipment to Florida and give our state a growth advantage.”
Tadano is recognized as a technology leader in the crane industry, offering state-of-the-art operating systems and field proven design features.
“Tadano’s ability to manufacture and support safe, quality and efficient cranes complements Sims commitment of providing the best possible equipment to their customers,” said Ron Dogotch, Vice President Sales, Tadano America. “Our long-time partnership with Sims has served Florida crane customers well.”
Sims Crane’s Tadano acquisitions in 2015 have included:
- Eight all terrain ATF 70G cranes (lift capacity of 75 tons)
- Two all terrain ATF 100G cranes (lift capacity of 110 tons)
- Four all terrain ATF 130G cranes (lift capacity of 160 tons)
- One all terrain ATF 180G crane (lift capacity of 200 tons)
- Two all terrain ATF 220G cranes (lift capacity of 250 tons)
- Two rough terrain GR-1000XL cranes (lift capacity of 100 tons)
- Four rough terrain GR-550XL cranes (lift capacity of 55 tons)
- Six rough terrain GR-750XL cranes (lift capacity of 75 tons)
Sims Crane expects to further expand its all terrain and rough terrain inventory with the arrival of four more GR-1000XL 100-ton cranes and another ATF 220G 250-ton crane by then end of 2015 or early in 2016.
The acquisition of the Tadano all terrain and rough terrain cranes is part of a three-year focus on equipment availability that will see the company invest more than $75 million in new equipment.