Cargill Fertilizer

Description of the E-Crane

The Cargill Fertilizer facility in Savage Minnesota needed to reduce operating costs and increase the volume produced by their barge offloading operation. A conventional cable crane and rope operated bucket had been the offloading method at “Port Cargill” facility for years, but increasing safety concerns, repair costs and poor reliability made it clear that a change was needed.

Lisa Brickey , Terminal Superintendent said: “The E-Crane design is perfect for an operation such as ours. Its efficient operation is a major step to increasing our volume.”

The E-Crane at Port Cargill was commissioned in September 2000 and is mounted on a freestanding pedestal with 81 feet of outreach. After two days Lisa Brickey reported: “We were at a 31 second cycle today while we were DT’ing (Direct Transferring) a salt barge. Now we need to get the trucks to drive faster.”

Our Customers Say

The E-Crane is a key piece of equipment in the improvement of our Port Cargill facility. This crane combined with a planned upgrade for the hopper and conveyors will substantially improve the productivity of Port Cargill.

Ricky Carlson


Offloading bulk material from a barge


7.1 yd³ / 5,4m³ grab

Duty cycle capacity

Lift capacity

10 UStons / 9,1 Mtons


Port Cargill
Minnesota, MN, USA


Free standing pedestal

Power source

200-hp / 160 kW electric motor


81 ft / 24,8m


1000 Series / 7248 PD-E

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