H&E Equipment Services recently remanufactured and upgraded a used Manitowoc crawler crane under Manitowoc Crane Care’s new Encore Partners program. The Manitowoc 3950 crane was originally manufactured in 1994 and is used by a large steel manufacturer to load and unload barges with steel coils and other metal products.
The crane owner considered several options, including buying a new or used crane, but opted to rebuild. The unit has a custom-built right-side cab. Because left-side cabs are standard, a new crane would have required significant expense to modify the cab and for special fabrication.
“When looking at the numbers, it made the best economic sense for the customer to rebuild the crane,” said Frank Arthur, branch manager at H&E’s Birmingham, Ala., branch.
Through the Encore Partners Program, H&E developed a plan in conjunction with Manitowoc engineers to not only completely rebuild the crane, but to also upgrade and enhance many of its systems.
Based in Baton Rouge, La., H&E Equipment Services is No. 12 on the RER 100.