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Gruas Maule enters crane rentals

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 ( #863 ) - Linares, Chile
Gruas Maule's Demag CC 3800-1
Gruas Maule's Demag CC 3800-1
Expanding its operations, Chile-based Gruas Maule recently acquired a new Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane. Gruas Maule operates several fish oil factories, performs coal exportation and runs a construction company. The crane is part of a new venture for the company and is already scheduled to perform several jobs in the mining and wind power industries. The new crawler crane is the first machine of its kind purchased by Gruas Maule and among the largest units found in South America. "Entering the crane rental business is a big decision for our diverse organisation," says Eduardo Quezada, CEO of Gruas Maule. "We wanted to make sure we had the right team and right equipment to ensure our new venture would be successful. Rolando Echeverria, our operations manager, is well versed in the crane market and the different manufacturers that supply equipment to our region. It was his in-depth research and expertise that led us to purchase the Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane. We know we've made an excellent decision." Echeverria says he found the Demag CC 3800-1 to have the best load chart and the team at Terex Cranes Latin America had a solid track record for providing service and support after the sale. "For the type of work we plan to do, the CC 3800-1 will give a real competitive advantage in our region and ensures we can perform the most demanding jobs in the mining and wind power industry. We are excited to put this machine to work."