Immediately after receiving its new Grove TMS700E truck-mounted crane in October 2019, industrial contractor R.G. Smith put it to work. After being part of several projects over the last six months, the crane is now erecting a 300,000-sq.-ft. structural steel building that will house a large cheese production facility in Hiram, Ohio. The TMS700E was a perfect fit for the jobsite because of its high mobility and easy set up.
“For that job, we needed a very mobile crane that could easily move back and forth,” said Geoff Nicely, owner of R.G. Smith. “The TMS700E is quick and easy to dismantle and move. And there was no need for additional trucks or operators, which was a great advantage.”
The Canton, Ohio-based industrial contractor has been deploying the TMS700E at various jobsites throughout the northern portion of the state, often battling muddy conditions, as the region has experienced higher-than-average precipitation levels. It has shown great performance even in unfavorable weather, according to Nicely.
The new TMS700E is the fourth Grove crane to join the R.G. Smith fleet, which also has RT650 and RT700 rough-terrains and a GMK3050 all-terrain crane. Founded in 1916, the family-owned company counts trustworthiness as an important principle for success.
“Grove is a fantastic brand in which we trust. It’s the only brand we buy,” Nicely said. “Our Grove cranes work all the time; our return on investment has been huge! We tried a different manufacturer three years ago and what a mistake that was.”
R.G. Smith has purchased its Grove cranes with the support of local dealer Cleveland Crane and Shovel Sales, located in Bedford Heights, Ohio.
“The TMS700E is a very versatile crane. It can travel down the highway while carrying the heavy lift counterweight package and is a one-person operation,” said Andrew Forepaugh, vice president of sales, Cleveland Crane and Shovel Sales. “It’s great to have loyal customers such as R.G. Smith, who really value working with a trustworthy brand like Grove and stick to it. They know we are there for them 24/7.”