November 3 - Canadian Professional Crane (CP Crane) recently purchased a new 72.5-tonne lift capacity Terex Crossover 8000 boom - the first one sold in Canada, says Terex.

The Waterdown, Ontario-based company said it needed a crane that could handle up to 72.5 tonnes, but would also keep a small footprint and only require one operator.

The Crossover 8000's superstructure is mounted on a 2014 Freightliner 114SD chassis, configured with a 38 m fully powered, 4-section boom with a quick reeve boom head and a 10 m to 17m offset jib.

The X-pattern outrigger design on the Crossover 8000 crane eliminates the need for the front stabiliser jack, which decreases the crane's overall length and weight. The Terex Crossover 8000 crane is also equipped with a quick-reeving hook block featuring five sheaves giving it the flexibility to handle some complex lifts.

According to Aram Malek of CP Crane: "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."