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GUAY acquires 19 Tadano rough terrain cranes

June 7, 2023  By Don Horne

Liam Finkle (Cropac), Justin Andrews (Tadano), Éric Beauvais (GUAY), Guillaume Gagnon (GUAY), Michel Riverin (GUAY), Jean-François Houde (GUAY), Bill Finkle (Cropac), Michel Lavender (Cropac).

GUAY have increased their rental fleet with the purchase of 19 Tadano rough terrain cranes, taking delivery of machines ranging from the 55-ton class up to 160-ton RTs.

“We wanted to renew the RTs in our rental fleet and now have access to better technology, like the Smart Chart on the Tadano. Our decision was made on the reliability of the Tadano RTs. We work in remote area winter conditions, so we wanted to have a rough terrain that was reliable,” says Guillaume Gagnon, Executive Vice President of GUAY. “What we like is all the rough terrain models have the same operational pattern (lots of parts in common). So for our technicians and crane operators, they are easier to operate and to maintain -which increases our productivity for our customers.”

“We believe these Rough Terrain Cranes are a great fit for GUAY’s fleet and their client’s needs. We look forward to a long relationship between GUAY, Cropac and Tadano,” says Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews.

Gagnon also appreciates the support from Tadano and its Canadian distributor Cropac.

“I would also like to add something about the support we get from Tadano. I know we also appreciate the support we get from our dealership Cropac. When we do our studies to buy the crane, the support and service matter so much. When we have a problem with the crane, they are always there to help us and that’s really important to serve our customer better,” says Gagnon.

Cropac Equipment President and Owner Bill Finkle shares Gagnon’s excitement.

“Tadano RTs really excel in providing a high-quality experience for our customers. In Canada, we’re really spread out geographically. We have a lot of remote job sites, and it gives us a lot of confidence putting a Tadano into one of those sites where we don’t have access to technicians and parts. Overall the reliability is the best that we’ve experienced in our rental fleet,” says Finkle.

Tadano, Cropac and GUAY have developed a long-lasting partnership throughout Quebec developed from a number of  lifting projects over the years.

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