Australia's first ATF 60G-3

17 April 2019

Family owned company AB Crane Hire purchased Australia's first ATF 60G-3, Tadano's newest three-axle all terrain.

This model has a maximum capacity of 60t and a maximum boom length of 48m. Tadano says it is better suited than other 60t cranes for special applications in halls or other environments with low ceiling heights because of its short 9.5 m base boom.

Alex Matthews, managing director at AB Crane Hire, said: "The ATF 60G-3 had no comparison in what we were looking for. The operations are simple and safety features are key for our staff and the machine provided all of that. The new hook camera is a highlight too by assisting in creating a safer environment for our operators and riggers. It gives the operator improved vision of where our riggers are when they are lifting at heights say three stories up on a building. It also adds to efficiency in set up and pack down. The crane hasn't stopped since taking delivery and it has slipped into our fleet perfectly.”

This is not the first Tadano machine for the crane hire company; in its fleet there are also an ATF 70G-4, ATF 40G-2 and a TR-200M.

AB Crane Hire, established in 2007, is located in Arundel and provides crane services across the Gold Coast and Brisbane.