Shuttlelift unveils largest SB series gantry crane


Shuttlelift has added the SB 120 single-beam, single-hook, rubber-tired mobile gantry crane to its product lineup. This model is the largest SB Series crane from the Sturgeon Bay, Wis.-based manufacturer. The first two units were shipped to a customer in December.

The SB 120 has a 240,000-lb. capacity, and Kurt Minten, Shuttlelift’s director of industrial sales, said that the machine was designed 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,” he said. “The more product 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.”

The SB 120 has a single traversing beam and a single-point hook. With the load hanging directly underneath the single beam, the capacity is never affected by a load chart or range diagram. Other features include a standard wireless remote control to improve operational safety and ensure maximum maneuverability.

Owners also can elect to add all-wheel steering with increased gradeability through additional drive motors. With this option, the customer will be able to utilize more work and storage areas that would not be available through alternative methods.

Additional options include customized height and width, electronic load readout, and 24-volt work and drive lights. Global certifications also are available.

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