BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manitex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTX), a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions including boom truck cranes, rough terrain forklifts and special mission oriented vehicles, announced today the details of its participation in ConExpo 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 22-26, 2011. The 11,000 square-foot display will be in the Gold Lot – Booth 260 for the duration of the show, and will feature Manitex's largest-ever collaborative display among its four North American-based manufacturing divisions: Manitex, Inc., Manitex Liftking, Manitex Load King, and Badger Equipment Company.
Manitex, Inc., the Georgetown, Texas-based boom truck manufacturer, will focus its display on three truck-mounted cranes illustrating the flexibility and capability of its flagship 50-ton platform. The first of these will be the 50155S. With 155' (47m) of powered boom, the 50155S remains the only machine to provide 209' (63.7m) of working height with a single piece jib, with permit free operation. Second will be the 50110SHL. With 110' (33m) of powered boom, this machine also displays the heavy lift option available for all boom lengths of the 50-ton platform. In addition to pick and carry capability, the heavy lift option provides 360-degree capacities, which compare favorably with 60-ton truck cranes available on the market. Third, Manitex will debut the newest member of the 50-ton family, the 50128S with 128' (39m) of powered boom, thereby providing an intermediate boom length attractive to the general construction market. All Manitex 50-ton models are configured with ROCSolid radio outrigger controls, ACCUSwing controls and optional auxiliary winch.
Manitex, Inc. will also display its newest entry to the sign crane market. The SC-130 provides 130' (39.6m) working height, a permanently installed rotating man basket and 2-ton lifting capability. The machine is controlled via radio remote and provides an attractive working height to cost ratio.
Manitex Liftking is the 43-year-old Toronto-based manufacturer of the Liftking, Noble, and Lowry and Schaeff brands, focused on a complete line of Straight Mast, Telescopic and Trailer Mounted Rough Terrain Forklifts for commercial and military applications. Manitex Liftking will feature the following products: the heavy duty four wheel drive, four wheel steer 6,000- to 30,000-pound capacity 6P44 offering exceptional ground clearance and capacity characteristics; the Noble RC60 6,000-pound capacity with inching capability and, uniquely for this product range, its leaf spring suspension for enhanced comfort and stability; and its construction workhorse, the 8,000-pound capacity two wheel steer 8M22.
Badger Equipment Company, based in Winona, Minn., with a 65-year track record in high quality construction and manufacturing equipment under brand names Badger and Little Giant, will be displaying the newest model RT cab down crane, the CD4430. This 30-ton crane has been widely accepted by heavy industries such as railroads, mining and petro-chemical facilities in need of this niche type crane. Crane features include an oversized two door cab, Cummins engine, three- and four- section boom options with 20' swing away jib, LSI wireless load indicator system and the quality and durability synonymous with the Badger brand.
Manitex Load King, a 55-year-old manufacturer based out of Elk Point, S.D., offers high quality custom-engineered trailers and hauling systems. For ConExpo, Load King is displaying a Hydraulic Folding Gooseneck trailer, the preferred folder for the heavy construction, energy and railroad industries. The Load King exclusive 'E Z Fold' gooseneck has proven to be the most durable folding gooseneck in the industry with many 40+ year-old trailers still in service today. Without the binding or pressure cracks that can occur in other designs, Load King offers customers a trailer to be counted on for generations, available in 35- to 150-ton capacities and with two to eight axles.
Scott Rolston, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, commented, "We are very excited with the opportunity to display some of our flagship products from the ever-growing family of Manitex International brands to the largest audience in North America. In addition to the products on display, our booth will also include virtual displays of soon-to-be-introduced products from our North American divisions, as well as existing products from our latest addition, Italian-based CVS Ferrari. Come see us in the Gold Lot – Booth 260 March 22 through March 26."
About Manitex International, Inc.
Manitex International, Inc. is a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions including cranes, rough terrain forklifts, indoor electric forklifts and special mission oriented vehicles, including parts support. Our Manitex subsidiary manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of boom trucks and sign cranes through a national and international dealership network. Our boom trucks and crane products are primarily used in industrial projects, energy exploration and infrastructure development, including roads, bridges, and commercial construction. Our Crane and Machinery division is a Chicago-based distributor of cranes including Terex truck and rough terrain cranes, Fuchs material handlers and our own Manitex product line. Crane and Machinery provides after market service in its local market as well as being a leading distributor of OEM crane parts, supplying parts to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our Manitex Liftking subsidiary is a provider of material handling equipment including the Noble straight-mast rough terrain forklift product line, Lowry high capacity cushion tired forklift and Schaeff electric indoor forklifts as well as specialized carriers, heavy material handling transporters and steel mill equipment. Manitex Liftking's rough terrain forklifts are used in both commercial and military applications. In July 2009, we acquired through a stock purchase, Badger Equipment Company, a Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer of specialized rough terrain cranes and material handling products and on December 31, 2009 we acquired the operating assets of Load King Trailers, an Elk Point, South Dakota manufacturer of specialized engineered trailers and hauling systems. In June 2010, we signed an agreement to operate on an exclusive rental basis, CVS Ferrari, located near Milan, Italy, which designs and manufacturers a range of reach stackers and associated lifting equipment for the global container handling market, sold through a broad dealer network.
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