Landing Way Depot, Inc. recently redeveloped its Petaluma River terminal to accept barges carrying construction aggregates mined in British Columbia. These aggregates are moved from bulk carriers in the San Francisco Bay onto six custom-designed 4000 ton barges, and then moved to the Landing way side on the Petaluma river during the incoming tide.
As the centerpiece of terminal operations, Landing Way Depot selected a pedestal-mounted series 1500, model 11264, E-Crane with a reach of 86 feet and equipped with an 8 cubic yard bucket. Limited river depths and a tidal range of 8 feet demands speedy unloading, and with the new E-Crane, Landing Way Depot can now empty barges in under 4 hours.
In addition to the inherent environmental advantages of the all-electric E-Crane, Landing Way Depot’s new venture will deliver other positive environmental impacts to the region—including diverting 1.2 million truck miles per year from local highways, and saving 250,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually.
E-Crane® officials said the operators are delighted with the quiet, air-conditioned, ergonomic working environment, and the ease of operation.