ALL Crane becomes authorised dealer for Maeda
The ALL family of companies is once again an authorised dealer for Maeda minicranes. ALL is also adding 13 Maeda spider cranes to its own fleet.
ALL’s exclusive territory for Maeda sales covers the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. ALL will sell and service Maeda’s full line including spider cranes, crawlers, and battery cranes. Widely considered the smallest cranes in the world, Maeda cranes have a width as little as 2ft 6in, many can fit through a standard doorway.
The construction industry is especially fond of these small cranes for their ability to be placed high up in a structure and assist with glazing and curtainwall installation. Josh Doyle, general manager of ALT Sales Corp, the boom truck division of the ALL Family, expects construction to remain a popular market for Maeda via ALL, with other applications emerging.
“The advent of Maeda battery-powered cranes opens a whole new world of indoor crane operations due to the lack of exhaust emissions,” said Doyle. “I expect those cranes to pick up work inside warehouses and for interior remodelling jobs in industrial and commercial settings.”
Maeda models added to ALL’s own fleet include three MC285C spider cranes with a slim 30in body, 24ft boom, and 6210lb maximum capacity; seven MC305C models with a 41ft boom and max capacity of 6560lb; and three MC405C spider cranes with a 55ft boom and a max capacity of 8480lb. All include multi-angle outrigger positions and rubber tracks.
“The multi-angle outriggers are a game-changer. They take cranes that already could move in close due to their small size and get them that much closer to the work,” said Doyle.
The Maeda spider cranes added to ALL’s own fleet are being deployed throughout the four states in which ALL is an authoried dealer, so customers unfamiliar with the product can see their performance for themselves.
Japanese-made Maeda originally carved out a niche for itself with its small, versatile spider cranes. It has made a push into the US market with the formation of Maeda America Inc, headquartered in Houston, Texas.