STURGEON BAY, WI – Shuttlelift has recently delivered a pair of SB50 gantry cranes to Eagle Builders in Blackfalds, Alberta. The 50-ton capacity machines will allow them to handle larger and heavier product more safely and efficiently, while also enabling them to utilize every square foot of expanded production space.
Over the past decade, Eagle Builders has enjoyed growth and additional market share within the agriculture, commercial, industrial, and infrastructural industries. They’ve adapted to their customer’s demand for a larger product and with that saw a need for a crane capable of handling larger and heavier loads. The revolutionary SB series crane was the perfect solution to their challenge, giving them 100-ton lifting capacity when used in tandem.
“We started out as a 10,000 sq. ft. production shop back in 2000 and have grown into a 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant today,” said Kevin Kooiker, Director and Production Manager at Eagle Builders. “Using our two new SB50 Shuttlelifts, along with our existing Shuttlelift ISL50B (50 metric ton), we are able to increase our loading and storage efficiency with the three machines at our disposal.”
The new SB50 single beam gantry cranes have provided a more cost-effective approach than previous methods used to make these same picks. The savings come in the form of both time and money by way of reduced time handling the product, quicker loading operation, reduced logistical waiting, and a virtual elimination of third-party crane rentals. These benefits all help Eagle Builders best serve their customers and continue as the market leader for precast concrete products in Western Canada.
The new SB50 mobile cranes are also equipped with a number of features to maximize efficiencies for Eagle Builders specific operation. These features include all-wheel electronic steering, 12V LED lights to keep operations running through the night, AVT (Automatic Variable Throttle) to save on fuel consumption, and convenient remote diagnostic communications to maximize the uptime of the machine.
“We have enjoyed the maneuverability of all-wheel electronic steering on our ISL50B for years now and felt this was a must for our new machines,” said Kooiker. “And with the wireless remote control we are able to reduce the required manpower by allowing the operator to be hands-on and closer to the action, and in turn, make the machine extremely efficient and safe to run.”
Another very important element of the crane purchase was based on high-quality dependable service. Shuttlelift has a network of dealers throughout the world who all play an important role in providing the top-notch service and support their customers demand. Kendrick Equipment is the certified Shuttlelift dealer servicing the Alberta area and has demonstrated first class service to Eagle Builders since their first Shuttlelift purchase nearly ten years ago.
“The overall quality of the Shuttlelift product, as well as the first class service provided by Kendrick Equipment, played a critical role in choosing which cranes we invested in,” said Kooiker. “Dave Marshall (Sales Manager) and the rest of the team are always going the extra mile.”
To learn more about Eagle Builders and its precast concrete products, visit http://eaglebuilders.ca/.
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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 manufactures 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 the today’s materials-handling industry.