Boom raising system from Manitowoc
By Euan Youdale25 March 2011
Manitowoc is extending its Model 16000's wind turbine erecting capabilities with a new boom raising system.
The wind attachment boom system for the 400 tonne capacity crawler crane is at the design stage and will complement the existing jib attachment introduced last year.
It consists of a hydraulic cylinder attached to the underside of the boom towards the bottom end. The cylinder is extended to the ground to add additional boom support for construction and maintenance work on 100 m tall wind turbine towers.
Using the system the maximum boom length for working with these towers is increased from 92 m to 107 m. The system is adaptable to all Model 16000s with a wind attachment.
A launch date for the product is still to be set.