It was a real first for the company, which until this purchase has only worked with second-hand cranes. This is a tradition that has now seen its last days, as the purchase of a second Tadano crane —another new one—is already in discussion.

Pisogne, where the company is based, is in the province of Brescia, the third largest industrial region in Italy. The company’s primary field of business is positioning prefabricated concrete elements, especially for industrial buildings.

Alongside the boom extension and the remote control, the ATF 220G-5 is equipped with a second winch. “This means the prefabricated concrete elements, which are mostly extremely heavy and often cumbersome, can be easily handled. It’s also significantly easier to grab, turn and rotate the elements. Above all, the concrete elements can be placed in position more precisely without damaging their edges,” said Tadano. Before purchasing the ATF 220G-5, Erregi had already had positive experiences with second-hand Tadano cranes

Erregi’s CEO Giuseppe Romele has been active in the crane business with his company for 30 years. He said: “Including the 220, we now have a fleet of 11 cranes, including various 80, 100, and 200-tonners. The all terrain model really stands out. All things considered, it has more good qualities than any of the other cranes. Point 1: fuel costs. Only the optimised superstructure engine is running while we’re on a job, so we’re able to save an average of 4?5 litres of fuel thanks to the dual-engine concept. Point 2: time saving. Our 220 has a robust main boom and an 18m boom extension, which offers a large range. This means it’s very rare for us to have to change it or set it up again. Point 3: transport. The 220’s flexible counterweights allow for optimal counterbalancing of the trucks we’re carrying along.”