LIVE: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to arrive at Mitchell Intl. Airport in advance of Milwaukee Air & Water Show
LIVE: President Trump signs executive order outlining steps to address “vocational crisis” in America

New Manitowoc crawler crane makes first heavy lift at Port of Milwaukee

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MILWAUKEE — A new piece of heavy equipment is up and running at the Port of Milwaukee.

The Manitowoc crawler crane made its first heavy lift Monday, February 6th — loading a mining shovel weighing more than 200,000 pounds.

The $2.7-million, model 2250 crawler crane was delivered in late 2016, joining the Port of Milwaukee’s complement of other crawler, gantry and derrick cranes.

Manitowoc crawler crane in Port of Milwaukee

Manitowoc crawler crane in Port of Milwaukee

 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was there for the first lift and said the new crane is an investment in city infrastructure and serves the transportation needs of local companies.

Manitowoc crawler crane in Port of Milwaukee

Manitowoc crawler crane in Port of Milwaukee

The new crane will be used by Port employees to move cargo on Jones Island.  Typically, Port cranes lift cargo on and off barges, lakers and ocean-going ships.  It is also used to move products that arrive at the Port by rail.

1 Comment

Comments are closed.