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New Bridge Crane Adds Efficiency to Moving Wind Blades

  • Teammates Dylan Sippel and Herb Griffith showing off the new Combilift alongside a wind turbine blade.

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MFG South Dakota recently acquired a new rolling bridge crane capable of maneuvering wind blades exceeding 63 meters in length. The new Combilift is a combination forklift and side-loader with the flexibility to be driven or operated in the cab or via remote control. The lift elevates to 31.5 feet and the blade load can be side shifted front or rear to enhance trailer loading.

The new Combilift provides improved ease and safety loading blades for shipment, moving blades around the 10-acre lot as well as moving from the plant floor to the nearby rail landing strip for rail shipments.