Sims Crane exhibits first battery powered crane in U.S.

The battery powered crawler crane joins Sims’ rental fleet, which is the largest fleet in Florida.

Sims Crane & Equipment is showcasing the world’s first battery powered crawler crane at their corporate headquarters in Tampa, FL. Sims Crane hosted the crawler crane’s U.S. debut event in conjunction with the crawler crane’s designer,  Liebherr.

“We are honored to partner with Liebherr and be on the forefront to serve a vastly growing need for alternative energy,” said Jackson Sims, vice president, Sims Crane & Equipment.

The crawler crane’s battery powered engine cuts local carbon emissions completely, and is capable of operating for eight hours unplugged, or for an unlimited amount of time when connected to a power source, the company said. 

The crawler crane is also significantly quieter than its diesel counterpart, making it ideal for construction jobs in residential areas, at hospitals and in other locations where noise pollution may be a concern.


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