The ATC-3275 was put to work at Northern Metals Recycling Company, relocating a 140,000lb (60t) Metso Lindemann LS600 steel shear from its temporary location to a new stationary site at the recycling facility. The 3275 allowed for a change in the original plans (a tandem lift using two cranes and a transport truck) since space at the recycling facility was limited.

According to Paul Hanson, who runs Rocket Crane with his brother Pat, "It’s tough to work with multiple pieces of equipment in a smaller space. One crane capable of the lift is better in a confined area, and eliminates a tricky tandem lift that would have to be done several times to get the shear to its final destination."

Other concerns were soft, uneven, sloped ground conditions, along with imbalance of the large shear with its extended, housed, 15ft (4.5m) cylinder.