Manitex’s newly acquired Badger Equipment subsidiary has begun producing a new product line, starting with the CD4430, a 30-ton cab-down-style rough-terrain crane. A synchronized, two-section boom can reach 53 feet, and a three-section boom is optional. Badger offers a choice of Cummins QSB 4.5 four-cylinder turbo diesel or six-cylinder QSB 6.7, both rated at 160 horsepower. Steering choices for the all-wheel-drive CD4430 include two-wheel front, two-wheel rear, four-wheel coordinated and four-wheel crab steering. The first of the new Badger cranes were scheduled for delivery in September. Suggested retail price for the CD4430 is $340,000.
September 28, 2010