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Manitowoc 11000-1 scales Wisconsin ski hill to build retaining wall

12/19/2016

Wren Works used a Manitowoc 11000-1 crawler crane to help build a retaining wall at the Mont du Lac Resort, a skiing destination in Superior, Wisconsin. Utilizing 140 ft of boom, the 110 USt crane lifted an 18.5 USt pile hammer to heights of 75 ft to drive a series of 14 H-piles into the ground. Gangs of timber that weighed 0.5 USt were then lifted to a height of 60 ft and inserted between the piles, creating a foundation for the retaining wall that will eventually shore up the resort’s new banquet room.

“We’re working on a 25 percent grade for this project so we needed a crane that had the power to traverse the job site,” explained Brook Benes, president of the Poplar, Wisconsin-based company. “The 11000-1 had plenty of power to drive the tracks up to the top of the hill, and the crane’s capacity and easy set-up helped us to keep construction on schedule.”

Minneapolis-based Hayden-Murphy Equipment rented the crane to Wren Works for the project, which was completed in November of 2016.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with nearly 100 manufacturing, distribution, service, and/or office facilities in 26 countries. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks. Manitowoc also is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food prep, and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare, and institutional applications.
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