TNT buys Demag AC 700-9

18 November 2021

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700 tonne capacity class Demag all terrain crane bought by TNT Crane & Rigging from CraneWorks

Houston, Texas-headquartered crane service provider TNT Crane & Rigging has bought a 700 tonne class capacity Demag AC 700-9 all terrain crane, supplied by Houston-based Demag dealer CraneWorks.

TNT bought the crane to replace an older AC 700-9, with the new model featuring Tadano’s IC-1 Plus control system, which automatically calculates the crane’s capacity on the fly, accounting for multiple outrigger and counterweight configurations. It is now the company’s third AC 700-9.

“The CraneWorks team did an awesome job helping us secure and deliver our new AC700,” said Kevin Lawson, vice president of operations at TNT Crane & Rigging. “They were there every step of the way to assure the commissioning process proceeded smoothly and we were able to put the crane to work with no issues.

“The crane was picked up on a Tuesday morning, TNT’s expert crew had it fully assembled in multiple configurations and certified by Saturday evening, and it went straight to work the next week,” said Randy Harris, the CraneWorks salesman who oversaw the transaction. “There aren’t many machines this size that go from sitting in crates to the jobsite that quickly. It’s a credit to Tadano Demag’s engineering, to the service techs from Tadano and CraneWorks who were onsite for hands-on support, and to TNT’s unparalleled knowledge of the AC 700-9 that the crane was work ready so fast.”

“We deal with trade-ins every day, but I can’t remember the last time someone asked us to sell them the same model they were trading in. It was exciting to work with the crew over at TNT on this project, especially since it was the largest all terrain crane we’ve ever sold,” said Keith Ayers, CEO of CraneWorks.