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Modern Crane Commissions Canada’s First Demag AC 300-6 All Terrain Crane


Modern Crane, Milton, Ontario, has received Canada’s first Demag AC 300-6 all terrain crane.

June 19, 2019 – Modern Crane, Milton, Ontario, has received Canada’s first Demag AC 300-6 all terrain crane. The company purchased the crane from Terex Cranes distributorCropac Equipment, and plans to use it to assemble tower cranes.

According to Modern Crane Vice President of Sales, Aaron Hanna, the Demag AC 300-6 all terrain crane’s long main boom was a crucial feature in the company’s decision. “The crane has the reach we need, and it is easy to set up on jobsites where there are potentially impeding obstacles.”

Mark Williams, Modern Crane’s owner, said, “It features the latest in crane technology that will help our team work more efficiently, and we consider Demag to be the pinnacle of heavy lifting cranes on the market.” Some of the features include the Demag single-engine concept with an intelligent motor management system to help reduce maintenance expenses, and IC-1 Plus control system with asymmetric outrigger positioning that allows the AC 300-6 to perform jobs usually reserved for larger machines.

The six-axle Demag AC 300-6 all terrain crane has a 300 tonne (350 U.S. ton) capacity classification, features an 80 m. (262.5’) main boom, and is the smallest crane in the Demag all terrain range equipped with a luffing jib. The unit’s 80-m. main boom is designed to perform jobs at heights up to 78 m. (255’) or 74 m. (242’) radius without rigging a jib. With a 15 tonne (16.5 U.S. ton) lifting capacity when the main boom is fully extended, the Demag AC 300-6 is a solid unit for erecting tower cranes.

Cropac President, Bill Finkle, said, “We expect this crane to be popular throughout the region for a long time to come.”

Modern Crane is a division of the Pumpcrete Corporation, which is highly active in the heavy lifting, concrete pumping sectors, heavy haul, and transportation sectors.

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