Project Type: Service Life Extension Projects (SLEP)

WHECO Richland, WA – Liebherr HS 883 HD Crane

In the late fall of 2013, WHECO was approached by one of its top 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 [...]

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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 working in a shovel configuration. This crane was actually a working yard crane up into the 1980s, and [...]

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Link-Belt HTC8670 IROAN

WHECO provided an IROAN—Inspect & Repair Only as Necessary—to a Link-Belt HTC8670 hydraulic truck crane. For a small crane rental company, its 70-ton Link-Belt crane was the bread and butter of its rental fleet, and needed some work to keep it productive. WHECO suggested an IROAN, which is based on an inspection of the machine, [...]

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