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Altec's New Offsettable Jib Gives Operators More Options

Date: 12-04-2017 / Author: mlarson

Altec has unveiled an offsettable telescopic jib that helps increase the flexibility of its AC45-127S boom truck.

The new two-stage telescoping jib, rolled out at the ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show this March, can be used at a length of 31 or 55 ft.; at offsets of 0°, 15°, or 30°; with the boom truck’s outriggers set at full or mid span; and with the crane’s boom telescoped to any length from 31 to 127 ft.

Manitowoc's New Composite Stinger Harnesses Power of "Light"

Date: 05-04-2017 / Author: mlarson

Manitowoc unveiled the mobile crane industry’s first commercially available 24-ft. carbon fiber composite stinger (the fly section of the jib) at the ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier in March.