Sabre takes delivery of Shuttlelift crane

By Laura Hatton22 May 2015

USA-based infrastructure provider Sabre Industries has taken delivery of a Shuttlelift DB 30 double-beam mobile gantry crane.

The model is the third to be delivered to the company and has been added to the company’s fleet in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.

Darwin Gamm, Sabre Industries director of special projects towers and poles division, said, “Dan Reinholtz [Shuttlelift sales manager] came out and worked with us to really understand what our needs are. His team did an excellent job — their competitors didn’t do that. We were so impressed.

“We originally were planning to order one crane, but once we saw the fruits of its labour at our start-up site in Iowa, we ordered the second crane very quickly for Texas,” he added.

The new DB 30 will be used to move plates of steel for manufacturing towers and poles. It is fitted with a magnetic spreader bar, which can be removed to move large pole and tower sections.

In addition to the magnet package, the three Shuttlelift DB 30s also have cold-start engine packages, operator cab air-conditioning and heating, work and drive lights and a sound suppression kit.

“The machines absolutely have met expectations,” Gamm said. “They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do. If we needed more machines at some point, we definitely wouldn’t shop anywhere else.”

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