Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24C Capital City Group maintains a secure spot on the list of the largest crane rental houses in North America, compiled by American Crane and Transport magazine, placing 54th in 2015 and 44th in 2016. The rental house, founded in 1993, specializes in operated crane rentals, and President Brian Gibson credits the company’s crew of experienced operators for much of the company’s success. “We have third-generation operators working for us. Having qualified, experienced operators is one of the factors that distinguishes Capital City,” he said. However, having a crane fleet with the right kind of cranes is also important. Capital City owns 90 cranes, with more than a third of those cranes—35, to be precise— manufactured by Link-Belt. One of the workhorses of the fleet is the Link-Belt TCC-750 telescopic crawler crane. Because they are so versatile, Capital City owns four of these 75-ton cranes. The 750 is commonly used on job sites with tight access, where there is no room to set up or tear down a lattice boom crane, Gibson said. In addition to its ability to access tight spaces, “The TCC-750 is quick and easy to set up at a job site. We can move it into a job site with two guys and it will take them an hour and a half, two hours at the most. It minimizes congestion on the job site, and the customer is up and running quicker.” The TCC-750 is also a good fit where customers might typically use a rough terrain crane. The telescopic crawler crane can be used for a wide variety of applications, he added. “It’s a jack of all trades, you could say. We’ve used it to set precast wall panels, on compressor station projects and pipeline projects. We’ve also used it for steel erection on bridges and buildings, and for pile driving.” Operators can use the full-power boom option to drive pile, he noted, adding, “You can’t do that on a larger rough terrain crane.” The machine is also user-friendly, Gibson said. “It’s an easy machine to run. Assembly and disassembly is pretty easy.” Capital City purchased its first TCC-750 more than two years ago. “The 750s have proved to be very reliable. We simply don’t have service calls on them,” Gibson said. The company’s most recent acquisition is a Link-Belt HTC-86110, which was added to the fleet in January. The company was expanding its fleet and chose the Link-Belt telescopic truck crane over competing cranes made by Terex and Grove because of the ease of transport and greater capacity the 86110 offered. The ability to move the crane without restrictions is an important feature for Capital City. “It seems like we do something different with it every day—from setting steel and precast to taxi-crane work—thanks to the crane’s versatility and ability to travel 24 hours a day. LIFTING DIVISION Capital City Group LIFTING OPTIONS: THE SKY IS THE LIMIT “The 750s have proved to be very reliable. We simply don’t have service calls on them.” Brian Gibson; President, Capital City Group 13