Manitowoc launches SCD15 carrydeck crane


Manitowoc has developed a new carrydeck crane aimed at meeting the needs of the rental market. The Shuttlelift SCD15 was unveiled to the public for the first time at The Rental Show 2017 in Orlando, Florida last week.

Comfort in the 13.6 metric ton capacity crane’s cabin has been a major area for improvement, with the new models measuring nearly 127mm wider than the previous generation.

Additionally, a split-cab door with sliding glass windows; a full LED lighting package for better, longer-lasting visibility; and an easy-to-learn rated capacity limiter system are some of the other features of the new vehicle.

Justin Pilgrim, Manitowoc’s global product director for boom trucks and carrydeck cranes, said, “The SCD15 is a rental powerhouse. We’ve implemented a number of operator-focused features for this crane, and the overall design helps to lower both acquisition and operating costs.

“It is built for automotive and general manufacturing plants, refinery work, laydown yards, steel mills, or any other application where mass production and continuous maintenance are key.”

The carrydeck crane has a storage tray and main storage box at the front of the carrier, while an additional storage box is on its right-hand side.

The optional Tier IV final Cummins QSF 3.8-liter engine provides an improved return on investment for owners as it enables the crane to operate without needing diesel exhaust fluid. It means that a second tank filled with liquid is not required.

Two other engine options are also available, with the 4.3-liter dual-fuel engine running on either propane or gasoline; and a Tier III Cummins QSF 3.8-liter engine in markets where Tier III-equivalent are still sold.

The vehicle features a pivoting boom nose – with three separate positions – allowing the operator to have more clearance and better access in confined areas.

Three steering modes come as standard: two-wheel, four-wheel coordinated and crab, while customers have the option of either a three-section 12.5m boom, or a four-section, full-power 15.4m boom.

March 1, 2017

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