At ETI's booth Ideal Cranes showcased its range of electric hydraulic cranes, known as the Liberator line, which spans from 2,000 to 6,000 pound machines.

The Liberator 6000 Electro-Hydraulic crane is designed for installation on trucks of 14,500 GVW or higher rating. It comes with a 25-foot non-metallic remote control pendant, power supply with all necessary wiring harness and circuit breakers. The unit has a 6,000 pound maximum capacity and a large diameter, self-locking, all steel worm gear rotation drive mounted on a slewing ring crane bearing with 360 degree power rotation.

Ideal Crane's director of manufacturing Steve Parkhurst said the machine is unique because traditional duty cycle machines “need to rest,” but the company's PowerArm booming technology reduces energy required to raise boom, which allows longer work time.

Parkhurst said the main markets for these machines are fleet users, utility contractors and construction fleets. The machines, which are built in Tulsa, OK, are available with full accessories, outriggers, stiff leg in the smaller cranes, and all have wireless remote control options.

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