WHECO Projects

This blog page has some of our recent repair and restoration work showing progress throughout the project and the final result.  Every project has an interesting story to tell with unique engineering, metalurgical, and logistical problems to solve. From structural repair to complete restoration or a Service Life Extension Project (SLEP), WHECO delivers.


Projects: WHECO Richland: Manitowoc Cab Repair

One of WHECO’s customers had an incident where the cab on their crane was severely damaged on a project.  The cab was actually ripped from the superstructure causing damage not only to the cab but to all the wiring and hydraulic components that attached to the cab. The lead time to order a new cab… Read More


Projects: WHECO Richland, WA – Liebherr HS 883 HD Crane

In the late fall of 2013, WHECO was approached by one of its good national customers about performing a SLEP (Service Life Extension Project) program to one of its duty cycle machines. WHECO’s team took on the challenge and immediately set out to perform a site inspection of the machine.  From that inspection and several… Read More


Projects: WHECO Richland: Antique Crane

WHECO’s latest SLEP project is a Badger Crane/Shovel manufactured by Austin Western in the 1930s and 1940s. If you would like to see a similar unit in operation, search Badger Austin Western and you will see one in a shovel configuration working. This crane was actually a working yard crane up into the 1980s and… Read More

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Projects: 400-Ton Barge Crane – Seattle and Sante Fe Springs (Los Angeles)

One of WHECO’s national customers contacted our Santa Fe Springs (“SFS”) facility about performing some site work on its 400-ton barge mounted crane and fabricating a new fifty foot section of boom which was no longer available.  This was so they could equip the crane with 260 foot of boom.  To help expedite the project,… Read More

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Projects: WHECO Repair Service – Saving Downtime

WHECO’s customer in Alaska is a small oil and gas company operating an offshore oil platform in the Cook Inlet.  They severely damaged the heel section of one of their offshore platform cranes.  All 4 chords were bent and misaligned. The OEM solution was to provide a replacement heel section with an 8 – 10… Read More

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