Repeat order proves worth of barge-mounted E-Crane at Mulzer Crushed Stone
After three years of successful operation of its 1500 Series barge mounted E-Crane, Mulzer Crushed Stone ordered its second barge-mounted E-Crane in 2014 for its Shamblin Stone operation in Dunbar, WV, USA.
This machine is used for unloading barges of aggregate. The E-Crane unloads the material directly into a hopper, located on an adjacent barge to the E-Crane barge. Because the E-Crane is barge-mounted, Mulzer has the flexibility to transport the entire barge unloading system to wherever it needs to perform barge-unloading operations. The E-Crane balanced design is based on a parallelogram style boom which provides a direct mechanical connection between the counterweight and the load. This ensures that the E-Crane remains in a nearly perfectly balanced state throughout its entire working range. This balance principle makes the E-Crane ideal for barge mounting.
Because the E-Crane is always in a balanced state, there is very minimal listing and movement of the barge while the E-Crane operates. The machine has been performing well since installation in 2015, and Mulzer is happy with the success of the project.
E-Crane is very proud to have Mulzer as a repeat customer, and is looking forward to continuing to work with this great company.
The machine is performing well and meeting our expectations. Normally when we commission a new machine there are always some issues to work out. With E-Crane, those issues were addressed quickly and the machine is operating very smoothly. We have since purchased our third E-Crane and are expecting it to be delivered this week.”
“Unloading as much as 4,500 tonnes in a ten-hour shift is not a problem for this model 8248 E-Handler”
Source: Dry Cargo International Magazine, Page 34-35