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AC 4.080-1 will be a market favorite around Ontario

Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp is a newer mobile crane service in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. They recently purchased the first-ever Tadano AC 4.080-1 in Canada. This versatile and powerful all-terrain crane stood out because of its long boom, being a great taxi crane, outstanding roadability and fitting a myriad of applications around the province of Ontario.

Pete Smith, owner of the company and a crane operator, describes the exciting new addition to his fleet, “I bought this Tadano AC 4.080-1 because it has a 197-foot main boom and the Flex Base system that works with IC-1 Plus; it was a no-brainer. I can take this machine downtown Toronto into an alleyway, I know before I even get out of the carrier cab (Drivers Seat) where the outriggers will be, and it has a fantastic chart with the 20,500lbs cwt configuration (which is legally roadable in Ontario). As for the downtown core type work for roof top units and the HVAC mechanical side, I think this crane is going to prove handy in that market.” Smith adds, “With the competitor’s crane in this class of ATs, you either get 164 or 167 of main boom. The AC 4.080-1 comes out with 197’, the same counterweight configuration and same roadability. It just made sense.”

Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews adds, “I would like to congratulate Pete Smith with the purchase of not only the first AC 4.080-1 in Canada, but this is the first brand new crane purchase for the company. It is very impressive to see such a young company build their business and clientele so quickly. This unit perfectly fits the Ontario market and Pete Smith’s fleet with the longest boom and ideal 88-ton capacity.”

Smith also appreciates the support from Tadano’s Canadian distributor Cropac, “I approached Cropac in 2020 to discuss purchasing a crane. With some other dealerships I’d walked into, it was you having to jump through some hoops. But with Bill (Cropac President and Owner Bill Finkle), it was a face-to-face conversation, a handshake, and the deal was done. He got me into this industry, and I support Cropac 100%. This is a family-owned business, and he treats you like family.”

Cropac Equipment sales executive Dan Sweeney shares Smith’s excitement with the AC 4.080-1, “For starters, this crane features 197 feet of boom on an 88-ton machine. It’s also the design that somehow they’ve managed to get; it’s a four-axle machine with great weight distribution. And in the Ontario market 90-ton cranes require two people – Operator and an Apprentice. So the machine’s 88-ton capacity is a one-operator crane. It’s going to be sought after in the market.”

Tadano, Cropac and Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp. have a solid partnership that should flourish in Ontario and the surrounding areas. The versatile AC 4.080-1 will serve Smith’s needs as a crane and rigging service – and with their core applications like HVAC Mechanical, petrochemical work and tower crane erection and disassembly.

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About Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp: Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp. is one of the most recommended and trusted in the industry for mobile crane services – servicing all of Ontario and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing you with reliable and professional crane rental experiences – with a focus on highly experienced operators, well maintained cranes and competitive pricing.

Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp. was incorporated by Peter Smith in 2020 where he took upon the role of an owner/operator. With his experience in the crane operating industry, he took what he developed and wanted to build his own corporation to offer the highest quality services and equipment in the industry. With his dedication to providing top-rated customer service, trusted performance and his team of reliable operators – Pete Smith Crane & Rigging Rentals is the obvious choice for your development or project.

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About Cropac Equipment: Cropac has been equally committed to its customers and to quality since opening its doors in 1977. Their dedication to quality comes from hiring the best people and ensuring they are properly trained, identifying customer needs, and making certain customers’ equipment is always working for them.

Their professional sales team possesses strong industry knowledge and a capacity for listening to customer needs. These qualities enable the sales team to help customers make an informed decision and choose the right equipment.

Cropac technicians are industry experts. They are seasoned pros with firsthand experience of various brands, including the competitions. With regular factory training, they are the best choice for servicing your equipment needs.

To see the Cropac team in action, please visit one of their four state-of-the-art facilities: Oakville, Ontario; Laval, Quebec, Nisku, Alberta, and Abbotsford, BC or call 1-800-4CROPAC (427-6722).

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About The Tadano Group: The Tadano Group is a leading global manufacturer of mobile cranes and aerial work platforms driven by its Core Values of Safety, Quality, and Efficiency Based on Compliance (C+SQE). Each and every one of Tadano’s products and services encompass these Values to reinforce our continuous pursuit of excellence for the world and the future through high-quality lifting equipment. Tadano’s corporate philosophy of Creation, Contribution and Cooperation strives to foster tight-knit cooperation between people both inside and outside of the organization in order to create products, technologies, and services that deliver value to the customer and to the society as a whole. To implement this corporate philosophy, Tadano’s management strategy emphasizes balanced growth for both the company and the people whose lives it affects.