The new Shuttlelift SCD15 carrydeck crane has been designed to meet the needs of the rental market.
Manitowoc has unveiled the new Shuttlelift SCD15 at The Rental Show 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The 13.6 t (15 USt) capacity carrydeck crane has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the rental market.
Justin Pilgrim, Manitowoc's global product director for boom trucks and carrydeck cranes, said that rental houses looking to expand their offerings for industrial applications will find the crane ideal.
'The SCD15 is a rental powerhouse,' he said adding, 'We've implemented a number of operator-focused features for this crane, and the overall design helps to lower both acquisition and operating costs. The SCD15 is built for automotive and general manufacturing plants, refinery work, laydown yards, steel mills or any other application where mass production and continuous maintenance are key.'
One improvement on the machine is the SCD15's larger, more comfortable cab, which measures nearly 127 mm (5 in) wider than previous models. Other operator-focused features include a split cab door with sliding glass windows; a full LED lighting package for improved, longer-lasting visibility; and a graphical, easy-to-learn Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL) system.
The SCD15 has a storage tray and main storage box in the front centre of the carrier that are suitable for storing the downhaul ball, hook block or rigging equipment. An additional storage box is located on the right-hand side of the machine for stowing smaller tools or equipment for the operator.
Improved return on investment for owners is facilitated through the optional Tier IV Final Cummins QSF 3.8 L engine, which enables the crane to operate without the need for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). This adds to the simplicity of operating the crane and eliminates the need for a second tank to be filled with a separate fluid while on the job, making it more suitable for rental use. Two other engine options are offered: a 4.3 L Dual Fuel engine, which runs on either propane or gasoline; and a Tier III Cummins QSF 3.8 L engine, which is only available in markets where Tier III-equivalent engines are still sold.
The SCD15 features an exclusive pivoting boom nose, which enables operators to gain more clearance and better access in confined areas, such as those frequently found in industrial settings. The boom nose can be moved into three positions: 0¦, 40¦ and 80¦. At 80¦, the boom nose is pivoted fully forward, decreasing head height by more than 0.3 m (1 ft) for optimal manoeuvrability.
Three steering modes come as standard: two-wheel (front only), four-wheel coordinated, and crab. Combined with a tight turning radius, the SCD15 offers excellent versatility and manoeuvrability on the job site.
The SCD15 has a standard, three-section 12.5 m (41 ft) boom, but customers also have the option of a four-section, full-power 15.4 m (50 ft) boom. A 4.6 m (15 ft) fixed swingaway extension is also available for a maximum tip height of 21 m (69.5 ft). The jib extension can be offset at 0¦, -15¦ and -30¦ with help from the pivoting boom nose.
'At Manitowoc Cranes, we take our rental customers' needs very seriously,' Pilgrim said. 'The SCD15 is the result of channelling those needs and requests into a practical design. The combination of manoeuvrability, convenient storage and lower acquisition costs will help a lot of rental houses handle higher volumes of work, and there's no better forum than The Rental Show to debut this crane to the world.'