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07 March 2017

Manitowoc truck crane is ‘stronger, faster, longer’

First published onCONEXPO-CON/AGG
2017
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Manitowoc truck crane TMS9000-2
It took only six months to bring the TMS9000-2 to market
Manitowoc unveiled a new truck crane product at CONEXPO-CON/AGG as proof that ‘The Manitowoc Way’, the company’s renewed commitment to customers, has arrived.

Barry Pennypacker, president and CEO of Manitowoc, announced a stronger-than-ever commitment to delivering products of value to customers. He then unveiled the Grove TMS9000-2 – a product that took only six months to develop.

Harrison Hipple, a product manager at Manitowoc, billed the truck crane as “lighter, longer, stronger”.

The crane is about 363 kg lighter than its predecessor, helping customers meet North American gross vehicle weight requirements. Expanded boom length of 51.6 metres increases reach and helps customers complete a wider variety of applications.

The crane is also stronger, with best-in-class load charts for all counterweight configurations, Hipple said. The new crane’s load chart has improved by 5%, he said.

Manitowoc is confident that customers will like the changes because they asked for them. “We brought our customers in at the earliest stages of designing this crane to ensure we made a product that fits their lifting needs,” Harrison said. “It was engineered with one goal in mind: to increase utilisation rates for customers and increase their return on investment in a truck crane.”

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