Canadian Professional Crane Inc.(CP Crane), of Waterdown, Ontario, recently purchased an 80-ton Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck, the first one in Canada. According to Aram Malek of CP Crane, the company needed a crane that could handle up to 80 tons but would also keep a small footprint and only require one operator. The Crossover 8000 boom truck met all of CP Crane’s needs.
The company purchased the new Crossover 8000 boom truck from Cropac Equipment Inc. “Cropac is a company with a reputation for carrying only quality equipment, and our work demands zero downtime and efficiency,” Malek said. “CP Cranes has always stood by Cropac and we know Terex has a reliable and durable product, which is a key to running a successful crane rental operation. In our fast-paced industry, no one can afford any downtime.”
CP Crane’s Crossover 8000 superstructure is mounted on a 2014 Freightliner 114SD chassis, configured with a 126-ft. fully powered, four-section boom with a quick reeve boom head and a 33 to 57-ft. offset jib. The X-pattern outrigger design on the Crossover 8000 crane eliminates the need for the front stabilizer jack. This decreases overall crane length and weight. The Terex Crossover 8000 crane is also equipped with a quick-reeving hook block featuring five sheaves to offer its maximum capacity, giving it the flexibility to handle some complex lifts. With these features, the Crossover 8000 provides CP Crane with the strongest lift capacity of any boom truck available in North America.
“Thanks to the crane’s capacity and boom length,” says Mr. Malek, “CP Crane is able to take on more jobs with the new Crossover 8000. The additional capacity and the compact footprint allows us to lift massive loads in tight areas, giving us an edge over our competitors. And, having one operator on the job saves us a considerable amount of expense we would otherwise have to incur when using a crane that can handle this amount of weight.“
Other factors that weighed into CP Crane’s purchase was that the Crossover 8000 crane has minimal weight per axle and travel speeds of up to 70 mph (113 kmh), enabling the company’s crews to drive the crane directly to most work sites. CP Crane’s Crossover 8000 also carries full counterweights on board, so there is no need for a separate shipment or the headache of adding and removing the weights for transport. And, because the Crossover 8000 boom truck does not require a front stabilizer jack, CP Crane’s setup time will be reduced.