28 February 2008
All Erection and Crane Rental Corp in the US put one of the first Manitowoc Model 14000 crawler cranes in the field to work on a power plant in eastern Ohio, US. It was used to erect components for a new conveyer system and is one of several units ordered by the company, which rented it to Ohio-based MMIC. The lifting services company was subcontracted to erect nine conveyers ranging from nine to 32 tonnes, 12to 332 m in length and 1.2 to 2.4 m width. They form part of a flue gas desulphurization system at the power station. The 14000 has a maximum capacity of 200 tonnes, with up to 89 m of main boom and 51.8 m of luffing jib.
“We completed 100 picks on this job and made 30 of them with the Model 14000. The capacity of the crane has really impressed us. We were picking pieces weighing over six tonnes from over 60 m away.” Doyle Stevens, field superintendent at MMIC explains.