Pete Smith Crane Rental & Rigging Corp is a newer mobile crane service in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. They recently purchased the first-ever Tadano AC 4.080-1 in Canada. This versatile and powerful all-terrain crane stood out because ofits long boom, being a great taxi crane, outstanding roadability and fitting a myriad of applications around the province of Ontario.
Pete Smith, owner of the company and a crane operator, describes the exciting new addition to his fleet, “I bought this Tadano AC 4.080-1 because it has a 197-foot main boom and the Flex Base system that works with IC-1 Plus; it was a no-brainer. I can take this machine downtown Toronto into analleyway, I know before I even get out of the carrier cab (Drivers Seat) where the outriggers will be, and it has a fantastic chart with the 20,500lbs counterweight configuration (which is legally roadable in Ontario). As for the downtown core type work for roof top units and the HVAC mechanical side, I think this crane is going to prove handy in that market." Smith adds, "With the competitor's crane in this class of ATs, you either get 164 or 167 of main boom. The AC 4.080-1comes out with 197’, the same counterweight configuration and same roadability. It just made sense."
Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews adds, "I would like to congratulate Pete Smith with the purchase of not only the first AC 4.080-1 in Canada, but this isthe first brand new crane purchase for the company. It is veryimpressive to see such a young company build their business and clientele so quickly. This unit perfectly fits the Ontario market and Pete Smith's fleet with the longest boom and ideal88-ton capacity."
Smith also appreciates the support from Tadano’s Canadian distributor Cropac, “I approached Cropac in 2020 to discuss purchasing a crane. With some other dealerships I'd walkedinto, it was you having to jump through some hoops. But withBill (Cropac President and Owner Bill Finkle), it was a face-to-face conversation, a handshake, and the deal was done. He got me into this industry, and I support Cropac 100%. This isa family-owned business, and he treats you like family."