April 8 - A year after it broke ground with the launch of a revolutionary new series of cranes designed to provide state-of-the-art material handling solutions and a broad range of cost-saving benefits, Wisconsin-based Shuttlelift is marking its first yea

The SB series rubber-tyred gantry cranes is a productive alternative to overhead cranes, boom cranes, reach stackers, forklifts, crawler cranes or rough terrain cranes, says the company. It can also be used in conjunction with a customer's existing conventional rubber-tyred gantry crane, regardless of brand.

The gantry crane is as an alternative to permanent overhead bridge cranes, avoiding the expense of overhead bridge cranes or retrofitting a building for greater crane capacity.

Kurt Minten, director of industrial sales, comments: "We are particularly excited with the SB Series concept and believe we are delivering value for money, again. I'd encourage anyone facing a facilities upgrade to consider the new SB Series. These cranes really are the next generation in lifting solutions, and they'll revolutionise the way our customers do business.