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CONEXPO Product Showcase


June 15, 2020
By Jay Koblun

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show and the 2020 show boasted more than 2.7 million-square-feet of exhibits, 150 education sessions and tech talks, and more than 2,000 exhibitors. Here are some of the latest cranes and products that were on display at the show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Photo courtesy of Shuttlelift

SHUTTLELIFT

Shuttlelift had its DB series on display with the DB50 model. The unit features a 100,000 lbs. lift capacity, left side enclosed cab, custom spreader beams, its patented all-wheel electronic steering and more. The DB series currently offers gantry cranes that range from 30 ton to 200 ton (U.S.) capacity and greater. Each DB model is engineered as a unique lifting solution that will solve the toughest material handling challenges you have. The Shuttlelift engineering team will also work closely with you to ensure that your DB series gantry crane meets your needs and surpasses your expectations. The DB50 gantry crane was the largest unit Shuttlelift has ever brought to the show. Shuttlelift also has a complete lineup of material handling lifting solutions which includes its SB (Single Beam) Series, SL Series, and E (Electric) Series. Shuttlelift cranes are designed and engineered with lifting capacities ranging from 15 to 1,000 U.S. tons. www.shuttlelift.com

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JASO TOWER CRANES

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JASO designed the PA series to solve space constraints and capacity issues. These cranes are perfect for high rise projects, where the highest performance is required. The mast sections are identical to those of the equivalent hammerhead tower cranes. JASO displayed the J265PA at CONEXPO. It’s a crane that has done very well in markets such as the UK, Australia and Korea so JASO is hopeful it could become popular in North America due to its maximum load of 18t, reach of 60m and tip load of 2.2t. www.jaso.com

Manitowoc has introduced the new Potain MDT 569, the latest model to join its MDT topless crane range.

MANITOWOC

Manitowoc introduced the new Potain MDT 569, the latest model to join its MDT topless crane range. Designed to be one of Potain’s most high-capacity and versatile cranes, the MDT 569 crane’s modular design features optimized component sizes and weights, facilitating easy transport and assembly. The crane’s impressive load charts, along with its premium technology package, make it an attractive new option for North American customers. The new high-capacity topless crane features industry-leading load charts of up to 35.3 USt (32 t) capacity, easy transport and quick operation. The MDT 569 is also more compact for transport than previous cranes, needing only nine standard containers to transport the crane’s upper assembly. www.manitowoccranes.com

Manitowoc presented two Grove all-terrain cranes at CONEXPO 2020.

Manitowoc presented two Grove all-terrain cranes, one of which was a “virtual launch” a first for Manitowoc. The new 450 USt (400 t) capacity GMK6400-1 is the landmark crane launching virtually, while the 300 USt (250 t) capacity GMK5250XL-1, which launched at bauma 2019 last year, joins the company’s on-stand line up. The GMK6400-1 sets new standards in the increasingly competitive 450 USt (400 t) – 500 USt (450 t) class. It follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the GMK6400, but includes additional reach, enabling it to take on jobs that usually require a seven-axle (or even eight-axle) crane. This delivers a clear competitive advantage and ensures an accelerated return on investment for customers. www.manitowoccranes.com

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LINK-BELT

An all-new 80-ton (75-mt) Link-Belt TCC-800 telescopic crawler crane debuted from Link-Belt. The new 80-ton telescopic crawler crane will begin field-testing early spring 2020, and first shipments scheduled in fourth quarter 2020. Its predecessor, the top-selling telecrawler TCC-750, has been a cornerstone of the telecrawler market since its initial debut in 2008. The TCC-800 comes with a new four-section 38 ft. – 120 ft. (11.8 – 36.5 m) full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 184.5 ft. (56.2 m) with full boom and Link-Belt’s SmartFly pinning system. Link-Belt SmartFly helps ensure proper fly erection and stowage sequence while minimizing work at height. This SmartFly system continues to get high marks from industry owners. The TCC-800 offers optional one or two-piece 35 – 58 ft. (10.6 – 17.6 m) fly. The TCC-800 self-assembles with 38,500 lbs (17 463kg) of upper counterweight and two 3,000 lb. (1 360 kg) sections of carbody counterweight. www.linkbelt.com

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GENIE

A new generation of the Genie S telescopic boom lifts is now available globally. Right-sized for completing work-at-height applications, such as general construction, maintenance, inspection and painting tasks, the new Genie S-60 J telescopic boom offers the essential performance that operators need to get work done at height from a jibbed boom with a leading unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) with 6-ft (1.8 m) jib, a low 16,650 lb (7,550 kg) operating weight and compact chassis design, a platform height of 60 ft 10 in (18.5 m) and horizontal reach of 40 ft 6 in (12.3 m) and 1 ft 10 in (56.4 cm) of ground clearance to clear obstacles. The new Genie S-60 J boom is equipped with everything operators need, including a standard 6 ft (1.8 m) jib and unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg), allowing for two occupants plus tools. www.genielift.com

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BRODERSON

Broderson displayed the breadth of its industrial carry deck product line from the 2.5-ton capacity IC-20 model to the 25-ton capacity IC-400 model. Broderson also showcased its Rough Terrain 20-ton model RT-400. The new IC-280 has a 64-foot-five-inch main boom, strong load chart, direct operating hydraulic controls and three position out-and-down outriggers. The new IC-400-B has an increased main boom length: 71-foot-six-inches and a new mid-extension outrigger lifting chart. www.bmccranes.com

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Elliott Equipment

Elliott showcased its improved 40142 BoomTruck with better visibility, improved operator ergonomics, and other great features. Elliott BoomTruck models are uniquely qualified for even the most specific jobs like managing concrete forms and placing delicate materials at height. All Elliott products are built to last are backed by our Lifetime Structural Warranty. Elliott talked about its patented features like its SuperLink ‘A’ Frame outrigger short jacking option, and its stand-up ride-around open control station to maximize performance and versatility. www.elliottequip.com

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SPANCO

Spanco’s booth featured two of its most popular material handling solutions: a Headerless Workstation Bridge Crane and an Aluminum Gantry Crane. The bridge crane and monorails are high-quality ergonomic material handling solutions, especially when you need a system in your garage, barn, or shop to: move equipment and parts on a vehicle, such as an engine, a body of a race car, or a chassis for restoration; to work on outdoor equipment, such as a motorcycle, boat, tractor, snowmobile, golf cart, or four-wheeler and: to lift anything up to 1,000 pounds safely by yourself. Starting as light as 116 pounds, Spanco Aluminum Gantry Cranes are lightweight, portable, and extremely stable under load. The Spanco All-Aluminum Gantries quickly assemble and disassemble, making them popular with contractors who need highly mobile lift equipment that they can take in their service trucks. www.spanco.com