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Manitowoc to highlight SCD15 carrydeck crane at The ARA Show


October 8, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Manitowoc's Shuttlelift SCD15 carrydeck crane.

Manitowoc will showcase recent upgrades to its popular Shuttlelift SCD15 carrydeck crane to The ARA Show, which takes place Oct. 17-20 in Las Vegas.

The 15-U.S.-ton capacity carrydeck crane was designed with the rental market in mind.

Michael Heinrich, Manitowoc’s vice-president of sales for boom trucks and industrial cranes, says this model is in high demand by rental house customers.

“We’ve made a number of enhancements to the crane that make it easier to use and provide more comfort for operators. Also, the redesigned platform makes the machine lighter, which enables for greater maneuverability and easier transport.”

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The SCD15’s cab is now wider and includes more operator-focused features such as a split cab door with sliding glass windows, a full LED lighting package for improved, longer-lasting visibility, and a graphical Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL) system.

The SCD15 has a storage tray and main storage box in the front centre of the carrier that are suitable for storing the downhaul ball, hook block or rigging equipment. An additional storage box is located on the right-hand side of the machine for stowing smaller tools or equipment for the operator.

The SCD15 has a standard, three-section 41-foot boom, but customers also have the option of a four-section, full-power 50-foot boom. A 15-foot fixed swingaway extension is also available for a maximum tip height of 69.5 feet. The jib extension can be offset at 0 degrees, -15 degrees and -30 degrees with help from the pivoting boom nose.

The SCD15 features an exclusive pivoting boom nose, which enables operators to gain more clearance and better access in confined areas, such as those frequently found in industrial settings. The boom nose can be moved into three positions: 0 degrees, 40 degrees and 80 degrees. At 80 degrees, the boom nose is pivoted fully forward, decreasing head height by more than one foot for optimal accessibility.

This 15-ton industrial crane is ideal for automotive and general manufacturing plants, refinery work, laydown yards, steel mills or any other application where mass production and continuous maintenance are key.

The carrydeck is available with two engine options: a Tier IV final Cummins QSF 3.8-litre engine that does not require DEF or a 4.3-litre dual-fuel version running on either propane or gasoline.

Three steering modes come as standard: two-wheel (front only), four-wheel coordinated and crab. Combined with a tight turning radius, the SCD15 offers versatility and maneuverability on the job site.

Watch a video on the SCD15 crane here: