April 16 - Panhandle Steel Erectors Inc has expanded its fleet by taking ownership of a 160-tonne capacity Tadano ATF 130G-5.

The company also owns a 110-tonne capacity Tadano ATF90G-5, a 130-tonne capacity ATF 110G-5 and a 250-tonne capacity ATF 220G-5 all terrain crane.

Panhandle Steel's new crane features a 60 m boom and a 32 m jib, which translates to a quick set up and a long reach, said Tadano.

"The load charts on this crane are just what we need when working with cellphone towers and transformers, as well as providing the spindle height and lifting capacity necessary for wind turbine jobs," said Brandon Hillard, safety director and trainer for Panhandle Steel.

"With the versatility of several counterweight configurations, we are able to price out our jobs so we know the exact amount of trucks to use," he added.


From left to right: Jerry Goff and Eric Rodgers (riggers); Brandon Hillard (safety director); and David Green (Tadano's sales manager)