Extreme lift requires Xtreme machine
Xtreme Manufacturing showcased North America’s largest rough terrain telehandler at the World of Concrete 2015 exhibition in Las Vegas this past February. The Xtreme XR7038 on display had already been purchased by Bigge Crane.
Following the show, Bigge Crane kindly loaned the machine to assist EC Source, a customer of Ahern Rentals, who was working close to the Xtreme Manufacturing facility at the time. EC Source was installing new power poles for Project Neon, the Nevada Department of Transportation’s major “design-build” project that will widen Interstate 15 from Sahara Avenue to the intersection of Interstate 15, U.S. Route 95, Interstate 515 and Martin Luther King Blvd. (“The Spaghetti Bowl” freeway interchange). The project is expected to cost $1.5 billion and should be completed by 2019.
The Xtreme XR7038 was required to lift one of the largest power pole sections from the delivery truck at EC Source’s yard. Weighing in at 53,000 pounds, the pole exceeded the lifting capabilities of other equipment on site that day. The XR7038 was ideally suited as it can lift up to 70,000 pounds. It also made the job very quick and easy as no use of a crane and its setup was needed.