Bull Moose Tube Company Adds Safety And Efficiency To Coil Handling With Addition Of Single Beam Shuttlelift

STURGEON BAY, WI – Shuttlelift has recently delivered an SB50 gantry crane to Bull Moose Tube Company in Casa Grande, Arizona. The 50 ton capacity machine is the first Shuttlelift to incorporate a unique C hook design to assist with the handling of large steel coils.

As the fastest growing competitor in the steel pipe and tube industry, Bull Moose Tube was in need of a machine that would improve efficiency and safety while continuing to meet their commitment to quality and service. The SB50 gantry crane designed by Shuttlelift includes a variety of features to fit these needs and assist in the manufacturing process at the Casa Grande location.

“The number one selling point for a Shuttlelift at our location was the ability to size the wheelbase and lift height to exactly fit our use and available space to maneuver the crane,” said Greg Huff, VP of Technology and Continuous Improvement.

In addition to working with Bull Moose to create custom machine heights, Shuttlelift designed the 50-ton gantry crane with coil handling capabilities.  This feature has enabled Bull Moose Tube to optimize production and performance without compromising their steadfast commitment to serving customers, maintaining them as one of the most reliable suppliers of steel tube in North America.

“The single beam design is a much better solution for single point lifts such as ours unloading large, 25 ton plus steel coils from rail cars and taking them to storage in our yard,” said Huff. “Add this to the standard use of an operator on the ground using a remote control, and the overall job has become much safer and more efficient for us than a limited/restricted sight-line cab operated machine.”

Adaptability and creativity were key for Shuttlelift in developing a solution geared towards improving production, cost, and performance for a customer thriving on unparalleled service.

“When I was qualifying Shuttlelift as a supplier, I was very impressed with their operation, capabilities and customer list. The previous experiences and repetitive use of known design made the choice much easier for us,” said Huff.

Bull Moose has expressed its satisfaction with the new single-beam mobile gantry crane and look forward to working with Shuttlelift again in the future.

For more information about Shuttlelift and its full range of rubber-tired gantry cranes, email the sales team at sales@shuttlelift.com or visit www.shuttlelift.com.  You can also follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest news and updates.


Shuttlelift rubber-tired gantry cranes are the preferred customer-inspired solution for heavy lifting requirements and are manufactured to specification for a multitude of applications, worldwide. The Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin-based company manufacturers cranes with capacities ranging from 15 to 1,000 U.S. tons, all of which are supported by a global network of experienced dealers. Through superior engineering innovations, Shuttlelift has become one of the premier lines in today’s materials-handling industry.