Manitowoc 11000-1 scales Wisconsin ski hill to build retaining wall
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.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services. In 2015, Manitowoc’s revenues totaled $1.9 billion, with over half of these revenues generated outside the United States.