Crane and Hoist Canada

Cropac Equipment delivers GR1000XL-4 to Canadian Tank & Vessel

June 7, 2022  By Don Horne

Major steel containment structure manufacturer Canadian Tank & Vessel has purchased the first next-generation Tadano GR1000XL-4 in Canada, marking Cropac’s first sale as Tadano’s expanded Canada-wide distributor.

According to Rodney Hopp, Project Manager for CT&V (Canadian Tank & Vessel), Tadano’s focus on longevity, quality and operator comfort were key in the company’s decision to choose the GR1000XL-4.

“Tadano has always produced reliable products and we need that for our fleet, combined with Cropac’s industry-best sales and service team, we knew this was the right decision for us. Working with Rob McReynolds at Cropac, made things easier for us, due to his extensive product knowledge and attentiveness,” says Hopp.

Steel containment structure manufacturer CT&V, based in Saskatoon, Sask., purchased the Tadano GR1000XL-4 from Cropac Equipment to help with the fabrication, and erection of steel containment structures.


“Our job is to make this process as easy as possible for our customers. We walk them through everything, from selecting the right equipment to making sure we deliver on time. A big thing that separates Cropac from other companies, is our post-sales service. We always stay in contact with our customers to ensure they are happy with their purchases and our service,” says Rob McReynolds, Cropac Equipment.

CT&V chose the next generation Tadano GR1000XL-4 because it features advanced monitoring, reduced emissions and fuel consumption, and maximized outrigger extensions – all in a 100 US ton-capacity crane.

The GR1000XL-4 was redesigned with reliability in mind and looks ahead with confidence, boasting its 100 US t capacity. The new GR-1000XL-4 kept the same boom and jib specs as its predecessor, making for a smooth transition. In a world-first, this crane has a new Smart Counterweight set up which allows the crane to place the counterweight in two positions which will now boost the radius of the crane substantially.

“We are excited to be expanding their distributor territory to cover all of Canada,” Tadano Vice President of Sales Ken Butz says. “This new chapter in our relationship gives Tadano the opportunity to offer a consistent value package to the Canadian market that is reinforced by Cropac’s expansive and unparalleled service.”

Cropac Equipment was recently named the authorized distributor of Tadano rough terrain, all-terrain, and telescopic boom crawler cranes in Canada including Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. The revised agreement adds to Cropac’s existing territories in Eastern Canada, making it an authorized Tadano distributor for all of Canada.

“Cropac is thrilled to be expanding our distributor footprint with Tadano into the western provinces,” said Cropac Equipment President Bill Finkle. “Combined with our local, full-time factory trained technicians serving Canada coast-to-coast, Cropac provides tremendous value and service to its customers throughout the country. Cropac and Tadano are already seeing the benefits of this expanded partnership shown by the sale of the GR1000XL-4 to CT&V.”

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