Ed Samera, General Manager of Badger Equipment, stands in front of the new CD4415 rough terrain cran

Ed Samera, General Manager of Badger Equipment, stands in front of the new CD4415 rough terrain crane

Badger Equipment, a Manitex International company, unveiled its new CD4415 rough terrain crane last week at its factory in Winona, MN. Initial orders during the launch for the CD4415 have totaled more than $1 million, according to Ed Samera, general manager of Badger Equipment.

The CD4415 is just over 11 feet tall, features a 5-ton rating at a 10-foot working radius, has a maximum boom length of 62.5 feet and a maximum tip height of 85.5 feet. The unit features four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, has multiple boom configurations, an ergonomically engineered two-door cab with joystick controls and comes equipped with either a Cummins or Cat diesel engine. The crane also has removable outriggers, which was a feature customers requested, Samera said.

“We’ve built the CD4415 with user safety and performance in mind,” Samera said. “Serviceability is easy – all of our filters and dipsticks are now on ground level and easy to change.”

The crane can be used in a variety of applications, including oil, gas and mining.

Specs for the CD4415 include: a boom elevation angle range of 0 to 70 degrees; a turbocharged, 4-cylinder water cooled, 160 horsepower Cummins QSB 4.5 diesel engine or a Caterpillar C4.4-4.4 Acert 140 horsepower EPA Tier 3 engine; a 6 x 6 powershift transmission with torque converter; and maximum gradeability of 80 percent.

"This crane will climb until there's no more traction," Samera said. "It has a lot of horsepower."

"This new product launch extends our offering further into the energy sector, an industry which has been a huge driver of Manitex International's growth in the last 12 to 18 months, and is in direct response to our customer demand,” Samera said. “We believe that there is an installed base of at least $100 million in aging and underperforming equipment currently in service at U.S. refineries, and our entry into this market with new equipment and replacement parts will be the initial focus of our marketing efforts. We also believe that new geographic and end-user markets offer incremental opportunities to expand the Manitex footprint with this new crane."

Manitex and Badger also introduced the CD90i, a carry-deck crane that will be available in 2013, the company said. The 9-ton unit has a 32-foot boom and will be branded both Manitex and Badger. The unit came from a company in Bulgaria, and Manitex plans to “Americanize” it with a reinforced deck and enhanced outrigger system. ACT will know more on this product in the coming months.

The new products were unveiled at Badger Equipment’s launch event that took place during Oct. 8-12 in Winona, MN. Equipment owners, contractors, municipalities, mining companies and rental companies were all present to test drive the new equipment and participate in a number of activities.

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