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Shuttlelift and National Crane to be featured at The ARA Rental Show 2016

2/1/2016

Manitowoc Cranes will display two of the latest National Crane and Shuttlelift crane models at The ARA Rental Show, hosted by the American Rental Association. Residing at booth #4817, the crane manufacturer will feature National Crane’s 571E-2 boom truck and Shuttlelift’s CD5515-2, both of which are ideal for use in the rental market.

This year’s ARA Rental Show will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia World Congress Center from February 21-24, with more than 650 companies participating. The event will span more than six acres of exhibitions.

Mike Heinrich, V.P. of sales for National Crane, industrial cranes and national accounts at Manitowoc Cranes, said that the National and Shuttlelift units represent a new generation of mobile cranes and possess features that will help rental houses increase their return on investment. 

“We’re now seeing the benefits of Manitowoc’s Product Verification Center reflected in the quality of our new mobile cranes,” he said. “The National Crane boom truck and Shuttlelift Carry Deck models we’re showing are some of the most rugged cranes ever produced at Manitowoc, and their unique features both will serve the rental market well.”

National Crane 571E-2 boom truck

The National Crane 571E-2 boom truck, a version of its 500E-2 series, is extremely roadable both on the job site and among several of them. Featuring an 18 USt capacity, two versions of this boom truck are available; one with a 60 ft boom and one with a 71 ft boom. The model on display will have a 71 ft boom (hence the 571E-2 nomenclature).

For the ARA show, the 571E-2’s boom length is configured as a behind cab mount; other configurations are also available. A state-of-the art hydraulic system provides the smoothest operation in the market. Boom truck cranes in this series come equipped with “A” frame boxed slide outriggers with swivel pads and ASH type stabilizers. An optional single front outrigger is also available for added versatility.

“The National Crane 571E-2 boom truck is a great product to display at the The ARA Rental Show because its roadability and easy-to-use controls make it ideal for rental fleets,” Heinrich said. “For example, this crane is great for utility work because it can ride from job site to job site without the need for permits, and its intuitive controls pose less of a challenge to first time operators than other cranes in its class.”

Shuttlelift Carrydeck CD5515-2

The Shuttlelift Carrydeck CD5515-2 is a 15 USt capacity industrial crane that is ideal for both inside and outside projects. The crane comes as either a dual-fuel or diesel engine option, and offers a compact footprint, long reach and hefty capacity, all of which make it ideal for rental work.

Often, the CD5515-2 is found working in industrial plants, such as petroleum refineries and factories, but the agile crane has become a mainstay for rental companies serving all types of industries due to its compact footprint and standard 41 ft boom. An optional 50 ft, full-power boom is available for the diesel model). A 15 ft boom extension, available on both the dual-fuel and diesel models, and a 10 USt deck carrying capacity make it especially versatile.

Heinrich said the CD5515-2 hits the “sweet spot” for rental companies.

“Rental outlets are really finding the CD5515-2 to be a dynamic tool in their fleets,” he said. “Customers are driving demand for rental cranes in the 9 USt – 25 USt range. This carrydeck crane falls squarely in the middle.”

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services. In 2015, Manitowoc’s revenues totaled $1.9 billion, with over half of these revenues generated outside the United States.
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