Shuttlelift has delivered a 50-ton-capacity SB50 single-beam rubber-tired gantry crane to Mustang Cat Power Systems in Houston, Texas. The Caterpillar dealer in southeast Texas specializes in handling large 3500-3600 CAT industrial engines.
“We handle a very high volume of these engines on a day-to-day basis. Our new Shuttlelift allows us to stack them in rows much more efficiently,” said Scott Weaver, service operations manager. “Rather than spending an hour on a forklift to get the next engine in line, our SB50 allows us to essentially walk the machine down the rows and bring them directly to the front with a single pick, saving a tremendous amount of time.”
This flexibility of the Shuttlelift gantry crane has continued to streamline operations through the latest features designed to meet their exact specifications.
“With the wireless remote control, we have the capability to turn what used to be a two- or three-man operation into a one- or two-man job with just one spotter walking around, improving our maneuverability and operational safety,” Weaver said.
In addition to being equipped with the wireless remote control package, Shuttlelift’s engineering team designed the machine with a custom spreader capable of handling its complete line of industrial engines. The LED light package also provides the ability to keep operations running through the night.