Bushman Equipment Manufactures Unique Jib Cranes

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Bushman Equipment, Inc, a manufacturer of custom-engineered material handling solutions, has delivered two unique jib cranes to an aluminum mill in the Middle East.

Bushman’s customer provided a number of its casting systems that included Bushman’s semi-automated jib cranes, or “manipulators”, to lift and set the distribution troughs over the casting pits where 30-foot long aluminum billets and ingots are formed.

Pete Kerrick, president of Bushman, stated that the challenge for his engineers was not only the physical size and capacity of the jib cranes but also the Factory Acceptance Test which was mandated. The contract required partially erecting the manipulators in Bushman’s shop and demonstrating all motions and devices—including lifting about 50% load and swinging it through a 45° arc.

Bushman designed the hoist specifically for this jib crane, with some of the specifications being:

  • Capacity: 12 metric tons (26,400 lbs.)
  • Span: 21’ 5”
  • Height Under Boom: 19’ 2”
  • Pillar Diameter: 36”
  • Total Machine Weight: 40,000 lbs.

Bushman Equipment Manufactures Unique Jib Cranes

About Bushman

Bushman Equipment Inc. designs, manufactures and services material handling solutions in 3 product segments:

  1. Below-the-Hook lifting attachments including C-Hooks, coil grabs, spreader beams, sheet & plate lifters, lifting tongs, rotating axis grabs
  2. Floor-Operated equipment includes upenders, inverters, lift tables, transfer cars and more.
  3. ReNEW inspection, repair and upgrade of all brands of material handling solutions.
Founded in 1950, Bushman is located in Menomonee Falls, WI, just outside Milwaukee. We are 100% employee owned.