Skagit Crane Provides Improved Fuel Economy —Literature A v a i l a b le

A new capability and improved fuel economy are now available to users of the model 343 pedestal crane manufactured by Skagit Division of Continental Emsco, Sedro-Woolley, Wash. The capability feature is provided by an optional remote-control console that allows an operator to better position himself during operations. This is especially important when lifting operations are difficult and/or when wave motion demands more precise timing for raising the lowering loads. This capability is available for all Skagit pedestal crane models.

The improved fuel economy of the model 343 is achieved by using a smaller diesel engine than the one specified for Skagit's original units. Field testing proved the design of the crane's hydraulic system to be so efficient efficient that the required operating results are achieved using the lesser horsepower engine.

Skagit's pedestal crane was designed and engineered totally to operate in an offshore environment.

The 35-ton-capacity model has the right combination of performance features to pick and spot loads with the strength, response, control, and efficiency required in offshore work.

The remote control unit consists of a portable panel that duplicates the controls and indicators in the operator's cab. An umbilical cord connects the crane to the remote control panel. The crane can be operated either remotely or from the crane operator's cab, but as a safety measure, not at the same time. The console measures approximately 1 foot by V/-2 feet, weighs about 25 pounds and has shoulder straps so the operator has use of both his hands during remote operations. Fuel consumption, according to Skagit's engineering department, should now be 20 to 25 percent less than the earlier original unit, depending on the individual operator's technique and other application variables.

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