Manitowoc Crane Group reports that it has received several dozen orders for its new 220 ton capacity Model 14000 crawler crane introduced in October.

Al Kadow, Manitowoc product marketing manager, said that, in part, the 14000 is an alternative for the old mechanical Model 4100W. Kadow said the Model 14000 has much in common with the 41000W but described it as unique in its own right.

“The Model 14000 is a fully hydraulic crawler crane of modern design whereas the Model 4100W was one of the stalwarts of our traditional crane line, but they share many of the same characteristics,” Kadow said. “They will also share much of the same client base. Customers for the Model 14000 will be contractors working in virtually all types of applications - commercial construction, bridge building, tunneling work, fabrication yards, petrochemical plants, etc.,”

The crane offers a maximum of 282 foot of boom and a maximum luffing jib of 373 foot. The Model 14000 is powered by a 253 kW (340 hp) Cummins QSL 8.9 litre engine. Line pull on the main drum is 31,500 pounds.

Deliveries will begin in early 2007, the manufacturer said.

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