GRANITE-based Solution to Meet and Exceed Army Requirements
Mack Defense will introduce a 40-ton capacity all-terrain crane, the ATC-40T, built in partnership with Manitowoc Crane, at AUSA in Washington, DC, next week.
“Mack Defense and Manitowoc are proud to introduce the ATC–40T, which was engineered to meet the evolving needs of the US Army,” observed David Hartzell, President of Mack Defense. “Our partnership brings together best-in-class commercial equipment from both companies, leveraging off-the-shelf solutions to create a better overall value proposition.”
The Mack Defense ATC–40T is a collaboration based upon the commercially available Mack GRANITE chassis, one of the most popular and proven heavy-duty vocational trucks in the world, and Manitowoc Crane, which has been the standard for truck-mounted hydraulic cranes for more than four decades. The ATC-40T delivers a proven system, engineered to exceed the US Army’s performance requirements for a Type 1 medium crane with an all-terrain solution capable of up to 40-ton lifts in severe or hostile conditions.
“Most parts for the current 30-year old US Army crane are no longer manufactured,” explained Hartzell. “With the ATC-40T, parts are commercially available, which helps to not only expedite production and delivery, but also helps standardize training, maintenance and logistics.”
The ATC-40T features an ergonomic Mack GRANITE cab and dash design with joystick crane controls designed to feel familiar to both new and more experienced equipment operators. It also includes operator aids such as a load moment indicator and alarms to lock out if the user exceeds weight, height or boom extension. Together, these features help improve safety, especially for new operators. The ATC-40T also has an optional armoured cab that increases operator survivability.
Manitowoc, America’s leading heavy lift provider, has produced cranes for the US military since the 1950s and is committed to providing the most innovative, advanced and comprehensive range of lifting solutions with products that have long set the standard for excellence worldwide.