(Seen in American Cranes & Transport September 2018 Issue)
Construction is underway on the Globe Life Field in Arlington, soon to be new home of the Texas Rangers. The project broke ground September 28, 2017 and is on schedule to be complete for the start of the Major League Baseball 2020 season.
Maxim Crane Works, the largest coast to coast crane supplier in the country, was selected as the chosen crane supplier for the state-of-the-art project, which includes seating for 40,000 spectators, air-conditioning and a retractable roof.
Maxim Crane currently has eight crawler cranes on the jobsite including eight Manitowoc units – including four 2250s, two 999s, a MLC-300 and a 248. Maxim Crane has also provided rough terrain cranes on the project, including two 65-ton units and a 90-ton unit.
With more than 35,000 tons of steel to be erected including more than 9,700 pieces with an average weight of 9,200 pounds each and an additional 2,100 pieces of pre-cast concrete averaging over 28,000 pounds each, it’s no surprise more Maxim cranes are scheduled for delivery over the next three to four months.
Additional cranes on order include two Manitowoc 2250s, two Manitowoc MLC 650s, a Manitowoc 999 and the flagship of the Maxim fleet, a Manitowoc 31000 with 2,535-ton capacity. The 31000, known to be the largest Manitowoc crane in the United States, requires more than 128 loads of freight to mobilize to site.
The 31000 is scheduled to arrive on the jobsite in late October of this year. It will be used for placing the retractable roof and supporting structure.
“Maxim Crane Works is proud to partner with the organizations involved in this project,” said Randy Johnston, Maxim’s Central Region president. “We pride ourselves on our ability to service all size projects and customers throughout the United States. Our number one goal is, and will continue to be, to provide the safest most professional commodity on the market to all our customers and their affiliates.”
He said that Maxim separates itself by being able to offer a “total package” of crane and rigging services and expertise.
“We do not limit ourselves to one particular market or target audience, and can therefore offer a wider array of equipment and personnel options to our customers,” he said. “Maxim’s ability to move fleet and personnel to the areas where they are needed allows us to be able to provide an exemplary level of execution to projects this size.”
Currently as scheduled, Maxim will have 24 cranes on site total throughout this project including its Manitowoc 31000.
Maxim Crane currently has eight crawler cranes and three rough terrain cranes on the Globe Life Field jobsite.
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