James Equipment have sold the 100th Tadano GT-550EX model crane to Rick Musarra of Goldfields Crane Hire in Kalgoorlie. This is the fifth Tadano GT-550EX crane purchased by Goldfields Crane Hire. James Equipment sold their first GT-550EX model in 2004 when the company was appointed as the sole Australian distributor.
Musarra, who now has five of the Tadano GT-550EX, has a fleet of 27 cranes at Goldfields Crane Hire in Kalgoorlie. These cranes have modern designs and comprise advanced on board computer gear systems and lifting capacities.
Based in Kalgoorlie, Goldfields Crane Hire began with Musarra back in 1998, serving the local mining industry on maintenance projects. Today, major mining maintenance contracts have spurred high capital growth for Goldfields Crane Hire, who were recently awarded local Business of the Year and State Small Business awards.
The reliability and performance of their first Tadano crane has fuelled a commitment to the brand and made future purchase decisions easy as Goldfields Crane Hire continue to meet local industry demands.
Musarra’s first crane was a second-hand 25 tonne Tadano model, acquired in 1994. Over the intervening years, Musarra has added new Tadano models to the ever expanding fleet, including the GR-700EX, TG-500E and GT-550EX.
The Tadano GT-550EX crane features a 5-stage 42m main boom with 14.6m fly jib, Tadano’s own 4 axle carrier with Euro 2 compliant 6 cylinder turbo diesel engine and a road speed of 83kph. The GT-550EX comprises a joystick operated upper cabin, 8 stage gearbox and air conditioned comfort.