Category: Crane Restoration (SLEP)

Remanufacturing Your Rough-Terrain Crane

Today, rough terrain cranes out number crawler cranes by 3-1 on many job sites and range in capacity from 25 tons to 150 tons. And, RT’s play vital roles on many construction projects. So how do you determine if your RT’s are good candidates for a remanufacture? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before considering purchasing a new crane or extending the service life of your aging rough terrain crane.

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A New Direction in Crane Fleet Management

A weak economy and government mandates are forcing crane owners and fleet managers to make tough decisions about aging machines. These days, many companies don’t have the luxury of letting even ancient machines go for pennies on the dollar on the used equipment market. Luckily, there are alternatives that not only meet green standards, but lengthen the life of a major capital investment.

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What is a Crane SLEP Anyhow?

Cummins dealer Cummins Atlantic Inc., Columbia, S.C., provided the engines, and, working with WHECO, actually repowered the first crane in the project. WHECO performed all of the SLEPs, including the re-power on the second RTC 8040 of the Cranes Inc., machines. Rusty Ulmer of Cummins Atlantic says construction equipment owners in general are running their [...]

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