B&N Coal

Description of the E-Crane

When new emission laws mandated B&N Coal to blend low-sulfur coal at this plant, they explored several options on how to most efficiently meet that requirement. The coal, arriving by barge, had to be offloaded into hoppers feeding the Power Plant.

Since the E-Crane’s installation in September 1999, it has met or exceeded all productivity expectations. Situated on fixed cells, the crane with its parallelogram designed boom, effortlessly handles all water fluctuations.

Of all the benefits that this E-Crane offers, Carl has most impressed with its ease of operation.

Two of our operators had never run a crane before. Also, after only two days of training, the crane operators were offloading coal at over 500 tons per hour. It’s doing a super job.

Carl Baker – President, B&N Coal

Our Customers Say

Initially we researched upgrading older cable cranes we own. Then we looked at new cable cranes. But, once we priced out the E-Crane, there wasn’t any choice – this just made the most sense.

Carl Baker


Offloading coal from barges


8.5 yd³ / 6,5m³ grab

Duty cycle capacity

Lift capacity

16.5 UStons / 15 Mtons


Ohio River in Marietta, OH


Pedestal on four cells in the river bank

Power source

200-hp / 160 kW electric motor


86.6 ft / 26,4m


1000 Series / 7264 PD-E

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