Shuttlelift launches largest model to date
By Laura Hatton09 February 2015
Crane manufacturer Shuttlelift in the USA has launched the SB 120, a 109 tonne capacity single-beam, single-hook, rubber tyred mobile gantry crane.
It is the largest crane from the SB Series to be manufactured at the company’s Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA headquarters.
The SB 120 has a capacity of 109 tonnes, a single traversing beam and a single-point hook. Due to the load hanging directly underneath the single beam, the capacity is not dictated by a load chart or range diagram, the manufacturer said.
Kurt Minten, Shuttlelift director of industrial sales, said, “We are able to design it to accommodate even larger capacities if requested. We think our customers will find that the new SB 120 is ideally suited to today’s marketplace, in which components are getting larger, and plant managers are looking for a more cost-effective way to do business.
“Equipment versatility is the key. The more products you can lift with a single machine, the more efficient, and therefore the more profitable, your operation will be. Plus, as our customers have gained experience with the single-beam gantry crane, they have discovered additional lifting opportunities that cannot be handled by other types of lifting equipment.”
Optional extras include all-wheel steering, customised height and width, electronic load readout, and 24 volt work and drive lights. Global certifications also are available.
“We’re very excited about the new SB 120 crane, because we firmly believe it will revolutionise material handling for our customers,” Minten said. “They will spend less time and money handling their loads, which means better efficiency, improved profitability, and new growth opportunities for their businesses.”