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  • burgersboat burgersboat Sep 24, 2010 9:39 AM Flag

    Crane shipments

    Occasionally when I travel I-43 I have seen Crane boom sections & counter weights heading South, but I haven't seen any actual cranes. Is MTW shipping the cranes out by rail?
    I know they have a railroad spur going into the South Works. I know that when they were on the peninsula, they used the railroad quite a bit.
    Can you imagine how many trucks it's going take to ship out that model 31000 !!! I'll bet parts of that unit will have to be shipped by rail. Too big & too heavy to go down the highway.

    Another nice day on the "Beautifull Lakeshore".
    Kinda windy though. It's at least an 10 bowling ball day. (if you go out, u'll need to carry 10 bowling balls to hold yourself down).

    Fish tonight from "Our World".

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    • "Burger", it sounds like one of the 2 red Manitowoc company flagpoles will be coming down soon. Please count the trucks (or railcars) for us :)

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      • "Horicon",

        I think "DaHuey" will have to do the counting.
        I'm scheduled to head to Naples,FL. in the next two(2) weeks and I think "DaHuey" lives closer to the Southworks then me.

        If any of you are traveling between Manitowoc & Tampa in the next several months, look for "ATS" (Anderson Trucking) trucks with Red crane parts on them. That'll be the parts for the 31000.
        Also look for flat bed train cars carrying Red crane parts, that also should be parts of the 31000.

        On my way home from Florida, I'll be staying about 10 days in the Tampa area. Does anyone know the where abouts of this rental co. in the Tampa area??

    • Our World was the other name I couldn't remember. Across from what used to be Pecks Corner Grocery-member those days?

    • Why such a lame day when Terex up over a dollar and Dow up 180 points? Any thoughts?

    • My friend who is laid 0ff at cranes was told it would take 200 trucks to deliver it.That is a monster crane.I would think they would use rail also,tracks between ice div and cranes.I used to see them load onto ships,that was neat to see.Going to north shore also.Wife goes shopping on sunday,I'll stay home and watch the vike queens play detroit.Have good weekend.

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