Demand Pushes ALL to Purchase Five New Tower Cranes

Rising North American tower-crane rental rates and increased building construction on urban sites inspires crane-rental to invest in growing application of niche machines

Potain Igo T 130 cranes
Potain Igo T 130 cranes

To meet an increased demand for tower crane rental, the ALL family of companies purchased a package of five new tower cranes.

“Tower crane rental rates continue to trend upward,” said Clay Thoreson, general manager of ALL’s Tower Crane division and 45-year veteran of the tower crane industry. “With the economic recovery in many markets, more buildings are going up on tight city sites that require tower cranes. We’ve been adding to our fleet in categories where we see growth; last year in luffing-boomed models, the year before in larger hammerheads. Now in 2017 we are filling some of our customers’ niche needs.”

ALL’s diverse fleet of towers from Manitowoc/Potain and Terex now numbers approximately 100, with capacities ranging from 6 to 35 US tons. ALL companies include 37 branches in North America operating under the ALL, Central, Dawes, Jeffers, and ALT names.

The new five-crane package includes:

  • Two new Manitowoc/Potain CCS City Tower Cranes, model MDT 219 J10 (11 tons), with a maximum hook reach of 213 feet and a maximum hook height of 231 feet. One MDT 219 is already in the ALL fleet and ready to work; the second is due to arrive in August.
  • One Manitowoc/Potain Igo T 130 (8.8 tons), the largest self-erecting tower crane from Potain, with a maximum hook reach of 164 feet and a maximum hook height of 200 feet. The T 130 – offering multiple jib configurations, variable mast heights, and an offsettable jib – is available immediately from the Pittsburgh branch.
  • Two Terex SK 415-20 hammerhead tower cranes (22 tons) feature a maximum hook reach of 246 feet and a maximum hook height of 214 feet. A popular staple in the ALL fleet, the company added two more that have the longer 263-foot jib. The SK 415s are scheduled for delivery in July.

ALL rents and sells a large variety of lifting equipment, including cranes, boom trucks, aerial lifts and material handlers.