Eagle West Equipment Inc. Announces Two New Large Capacity Self Erecting Tower Cranes

Abbotsford, BC, Canada October 28, 2008 At SAIE™s October 2008 exhibition in Bologna, Italy San Marco International S.r.l. unveiled the most powerful self erecting tower cranes they have ever developed and brought to market in their 46 year history. As San Marco™s exclusive North American distributor Eagle West Equipment anticipates a strong response to these new cranes.

The two cranes, known as SM-45N and SM-45L feature telescopic extending masts with up to four optional climbing sections, 45 meter (147™ 8″) hydraulic unfolding jibs and state-of-the-art electronic control systems featuring radio remote control and LMI systems as well as advanced “black box” data recording systems.

These two models are the first in a series of cranes introducing the combined advantages of both telescopic and hydraulic erecting tower cranes.

Key specifications of these new San Marco models are as follows:

SM 45N

SM 45L

Foot print

16™ X 16™

16™ X 16™

Slew Radius option # 1 (country)

11™

11™

Slew Radius option # 2 (city)

9™ 9″

9™ 9″

Dead weight (no ballast)

57,320 lbs

48,500 lbs

Ballast weight

61,730 lbs

61,730 lbs

Working weight in service

119,050 lbs

110,230 lbs

Maximum lifting capacity

13,228 lbs @ 51™

13,228 lbs @ 45™

Hook service heights

87™, 95™, 103™, 112™ & 120™

87™, 95™, 103™, 112™ & 120™

Jib tip capacity

3,307 lbs

2,756 lbs

Jib type

Hydraulic unfolding

Hydraulic unfolding

Jib length

147™ 8″

147™ 8″

Hoist speed

Up to 164™/minute

Up to 164™/minute

Trolley speed

Up to 197™/minute

Up to 197™/minute

Slew speed

1 RPM in .8 minutes

1 RPM in .8 minutes

30º luffing yes/no

Yes

Yes

Jib tip height when fully luffed

184™

184™

Jib tip capacity when fully luffed

3,307 lbs

2,756 lbs

Fully enclosed cabin as option

Yes three options

Yes three options

Transport axle set up

Tri axle with 5th wheel

Dual axle with 5th wheel

 

“The 45N crane is the first model in our new series and brings with it many special features; including telescopic elements, the ability to add elements from the base, as well as large dimensions that will provide the needed lifting power on expansive job sites,” says Antonio Cerutti, CEO of San Marco International S.r.l.

Final testing and certifications will take place this year and this crane series will enter the San Marco production schedule in early 2009.

Gerry Wiebe, Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Eagle West Equipment Inc., stated, “we are very pleased with San Marco™s decision to undertake production of this crane series. The size, reach and especially jib tip hoisting capacity will make this crane series a strong contender in every market in America. We know from past experience that the San Marco product is highly reliable, cost effective to own and operate, and will bring significant value to both crane rental operations and end users.”

Wiebe further stated, “Having this crane series available through our expanding dealer network will bring the value end users need and deserve in these trying economic times. A clear option now exists in this crane class against what has to date been a market dominated by a single brand.”

For more information on Eagle West Equipment Inc.:

http://www.eaglewestequipment.com

For more information on San Marco S.r.l.:

http://www.sanmarco-int.com

http://www.sanmarcocranes.com

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