Shuttlelift has delivered a pair of SB50 gantry cranes to Eagle Builders in Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada. The 50 US ton (45 tonne) capacity machines will allow them to handle larger and heavier product more safely and efficiently, while also enabling them to use the entire expanded production space.
The SB series crane gives Eagle Builders 100 US ton (91 tonne) lifting capacity when used in tandem.
Kevin Kooiker, director and production manager at Eagle Builders, said, “We started out as a 10,000 square foot production shop back in 2000 and have grown into a 150,000 sq ft manufacturing plant today.
“Using our two new SB50 Shuttlelifts, along with our existing Shuttlelift ISL50B (50 tonne), we are able to increase our loading and storage efficiency with the three machines at our disposal.”
The new SB50 single beam gantry cranes have provided a more cost-effective approach than previous methods used to make these same picks.
The savings come in the form of both time and money by way of reduced time handling the product, quicker loading operation, reduced logistical waiting, and virtual elimination of third party crane rentals. These benefits all help Eagle Builders best serve their customers and continue as the market leader for precast concrete products in Western Canada.
SB50 cranes are also equipped with a number of features including all-wheel electronic steering, 12V LED lights to keep operations running through the night, AVT (automatic variable throttle) to save on fuel consumption, and remote diagnostic communications to maximise the machines uptime.