Shuttlelift Shows SB Gantry to Dealers

This week, Shuttlelift unveiled its new SB mobile gantry product line to a gathering of key dealers from around North America at its facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The SB (Single Beam) Gantry targets niche applications, such as using the SB gantries in lieu of fixed bridge cranes in shell buildings. According to Kurt Minten, director of industrial sales, a key advantage of the SB line is its ability to make picks without the use of a spreader beam. This means that no spreader beam is required to bring multiple pick points to a single hook. The SB series also costs less than a traditional gantry.

The 70-ton capacity SB70 was on display at the event. It was equipped with two-wheel drive and two-wheel pivot steering with an 88-degree turning angle. Options include four-wheel steer and four-wheel drive along with a high torque package that will increase gradeability from the standard 6 percent to 10 percent. The series includes four models. The SB30, SB50, and SB100 offer 30-, 50- and 100-ton ratings, respectively. While designed to work most effectively in tandem, the SB products can also be used in tandem picks with conventional gantries of any make.

One of Shuttlelift’s objectives with the development of the SB series is to offer an alternative to heavy lift forklifts, rough-terrain cranes, and reach stackers. The standard SB models are designed with about 35 feet of inside clearance between the uprights and 40 feet of maximum hook height, however, Shuttlelift is prepared to customize a gantry for just about any need. According to Dan Reinholtz, sales manager, the company could design a gantry with as much as 65 feet of clearance and 45 feet of maximum hook height. Deliveries begin immediately.