Date of Release: Jul 17, 2014
Type: Press Releases
If “one good thing leads to another,” the good folks at Mohawk Northeast, Inc., serve as a great example of how true that adage really is. So totally impressed was the firm with its purchase of a Sany SCC8300 (330 U.S. ton) crawler crane several years ago that an SCC8200 (220 U.S. ton) crawler crane was added and then an SCC8150 (165 U.S. ton) crawler crane and two Sany rough terrain cranes. And now Mohawk is planning to add yet another Sany machine to its fleet.
The SCC8300 was chosen over another brand to meet some very stringent, U.S. Navy barge-mounted project specifications. The company was faced with either just getting by with other machines or doing things the right way. Mohawk chose the “right way” andpurchased theSany 8300 crawler crane from Binder Machinery (of South Plainfield, NJ) and is completely happy with that decision.
“Today, after almost three years of constant use, that crane has had no issues – especially given the size of the machine, and all of its parts and pieces,” says company president Allan Heinke.
Allan speaks glowingly of his decision to go with Sany as well as the performance of the SCC300: “We saw the Sany machine at ConExpo about three years ago, liked what we saw, like what we heard, and began talks to make a purchase.”
Allan has been very impressed with Sany: “We’re more than satisfied in our dealings with Sany. They always seem to stock just what we need. And we receive just what we ask for in a matter of only days.”
With its eye-catching, ergonomic cab styled by Porsche Design Studios and 300 metric-ton lifting capacity, the SCC8300 features a Cummins QSM11, 400 hp @ 1,800 rpm engine, Rexroth pumps and drive motors, Sany’s own LMI with large display screen, and no less than seven main boom, fixed jib and luffing jib configurations. Other standard items include main drum bail limits, a main drum and rear counterweight camera system, a basic machine lighting package for dim or unlit work sites, a pharos (anemometer) and aircraft warning beacon.
Totally pleased with the first Sany purchase, Allan explains that “after six months with the SCC8300,we needed to replace another piece of equipment and bought an SCC8200 crawler crane.” And it was not long afterwards that Mohawk added another Sany machine, the SCC8150 crawler crane(for its U.S. Navy and other projects) and also owns two Sany SRC865XL rough terrain cranesas well – and is absolutely thrilled with all of them. Regarding the SRC865XL cranes, Allan says, “We like them . . . they’re very easy to operate.”
Family-owned and operated since 1967, Mohawk Northeast is a Connecticut-based construction company that specializes in heavy construction and marine construction, as well as tugboat transportation and offers its valued clients cost-effective, efficient solutions founded on engineering expertise. Its turn-key construction services also include facilities maintenance and fabrication and coating.