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Cropac Equipment sells Demag AC220 crane to ROC


February 11, 2020
By Crane & Hoist Canada
Left to right: Jacques Beaudoin, Cropac Equipment VP & GM, Pat Ash ROC President, Bill Finkle, Cropac Equipment President.

Cambridge, Ont. – Cropac Equipment recently sold a Demag AC220 crane to ROC Corp, a mobile crane and rigging services company based in Cambridge, Ont.

“We were looking for the most compact five axle crane, with as much main boom as we could get, to support our growing customer base that is focusing on upward growth in cities,” said Pat Ash, ROC vice president. “The Demag AC220-5 fit this perfectly.”

Ash added that the dealer support on other Demag cranes his team has owned in the past was a contributing factor for purchasing this crane.

“This crane sets up quickly and reduces jib use with the main boom length. It will have high utilization for projects and daily rental, as well as re-renting to other crane companies,” he says. The crane will first be set up in Kingston, Ont., and used for a large project in the area.

The Demag AC220 ROC purchased is standard configuration and has the ability to maneuver tight areas some other five axle cranes wouldn’t be able to due to its compact chassis.

“Its IC-1 Plus Program allows us to make lifts with a single load of counterweight, where some other cranes would require two loads,” says Ash.

The crane has a single engine, which Ash said has economic benefits as this will help reduce future maintenance costs when compared to a two-engine crane.

“The ability to send it out to do a lot of our higher lifts with base load reducing multiple labour and trucking costs makes us very competitive in this market size and increases our profitability,” says Ash.