Manitex International, Inc., a provider of cranes and specialized lifting equipment, today announced that it has finalized new orders totaling 42 Manitex cranes from Cropac Equipment, Inc. headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The new orders will be used for retail sales and rental fleet needs across Canada, which now includes Cropac's expanded territory of British Columbia.
Manitex International has introduced its new 50155S crane equipped with a powered boom and single piece jib. Developed for the power line construction market and other high reach applications, this model, based on the successful existing 50-ton platform, has the unique ability to break the 200-foot barrier without the need of a two-piece jib and offers a significant reduction in the user’s operating costs through reduced and simpler set up time.
Badger Equipment Co., a subsidiary of Manitex International, Inc., has begun full production of a new 30-ton cab-down style rough-terrain crane and has received seven initial orders totaling approximately $3.0 million from crane dealers and railroad equipment distributors. The first delivery of the new crane will commence during September 2009. This product, and the entire product line, will continue to be sold under Badger’s existing brand names.