In the spring of 2001, Beelman River Terminals began offloading operations at their new terminal in Venice, IL. which is situated on the east bank of the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis.
The crane was engineered specifically for the Beelman facility and is mounted on a 4-legged pedestal directly to 4 piles. The receiving hopper is barge mounted and captive between dolphins. This design allows for a full range of river levels without effecting the unloading cycle time.
The E-Crane is working every day offloading direct to trucks – and even with 5 trucks making round trips – the crane is outpacing them. The operator who is new to operating heavy equipment, has become very productive with the new E-Crane. It is not uncommon for him to offload a full 1800 ton barge, including clean-up, in less than 2 hours with only three months experience.
Photogallery Beelman river