The heritage of Manitowoc Cranes dates to 1925 when the company built its first lattice boom crawler cranes at its facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Since that time, the very name ‘Manitowoc’ has come to symbolize crawler cranes, and the company’s trademark red machines can be found in every corner of the globe. Manitowoc has become the industry leader in innovation, sales, performance and support.
Today’s company offers 16 units, ranging in capacity from 73 t (80 USt) to 2,300 t (2,535 USt). In addition to Manitowoc, Wis., the cranes are built at the company’s facility in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, in keeping with the philosophy of producing cranes tailored for specific markets.
In response to customer demand, the company manufactures not only a range of lift cranes but also duty-cycle crawler cranes and wheeled cranes for special industrial and marine applications. Industry-leading technology including the CAN-BUS with EPIC control system and the FACT quick assembly system ensures that Manitowoc Cranes stays ahead of the competition.
Outstanding build quality and excellent reliability means that Manitowoc Cranes units boast some of the strongest residual values in the international construction equipment market. Cranes with 30, or even 40, years of service can still be found at work, and the company’s powerful reputation, innovative modular design systems and exceptional support make them extremely popular with fleet owners. It would require a long, hard search to find a ‘lone’ Manitowoc in a fleet. In fact, the largest single number of crawler cranes and attachments from one manufacturer found in a single fleet are all Manitowocs. That fact speaks volumes.