Tower crane training at Shady Grove
By D.Ann Shiffler03 November 2009
Manitowoc Crane Care's has begun offering a complete range of tower crane training programs from its training facility in Shady Grove, PA, USA.
Robert Hund, executive vice president of Manitowoc Crane Care, said, "We now have courses in basic tower crane training plus more detailed courses covering erecting, dismantling and rigging. Having a crane on-site means students get a complete understanding of the Potain technology in a much shorter timeframe."
The first tower crane training course is Potain Level 1, a general class which students can take only after passing a prerequisite e-training course. After this, they can move on to the more detailed courses. Manitowoc Crane Care offers 4½-day courses in climbing, erecting and dismantling where students study both "crew member" and "crew lead" roles in each discipline.
The latest aid to on-site training is a Potain MDT 178 topless tower crane located close to the classrooms at Shady Grove.
Training courses for self-erecting cranes are also available.