Brazilian company uses Manitowoc crane on Amazon project

Dunloc Rental of Manaus, Brazil, is praising the toughness and versatility of its Manitowoc Grove RT765E-2 rough-terrain crane after using the project in the challenging Amazon River basin.

Dunloc has put the 65 USt crane to work on two lifting projects, first with naval parts near the Port of Manaus and then with concrete casts.

We won the contract for the precast project because we were able to show our customer the advantages that a Grove rough-terrain crane can deliver, such as high capacity with a small footprint,” Dunloc General Manager Renan Medeiros said. “Our biggest obstacle was the mud, due to high rainfall levels in the Amazon region. Fortunately, this was not a problem for the Grove RT765E-2, as it handled the unstable terrain with ease.”

Medeiros was drawn to Manitowoc cranes after learning about them at an exhibition in Sao Paolo and following up with a factory tour. The connection left him feeling confident about the application of Manitowoc cranes for his projects and for his customers.

“The rental market in the Amazon region is quite picky about the reliability of cranes, especially for the several large-scale works that are benefiting the Amazonas state's economy,” he said. “Based on this, and believing in the versatility that a rough terrain crane provides, our company sought to understand the advantages that premium products such as Manitowoc cranes offer for rental companies and end consumers. We have no doubt that the investment will pay off, as it’s already giving us a great return.”

The Amazon gives customers an example of the benefits of the design in rough terrain, including a four-wheel, multi-mode design to cover difficult ground and a full-vision cab that gives operators the most complete look at the environment possible.

Manitowoc has  regional offices in Mexico and Brazil, and an extensive dealer network throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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