Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Real Manitowoc Crane

How fun would it be to operate the models we sell, but the real thing?! We recently had a customer, Ken, tell us about how he does just that.

Ken is currently operating a crane just like the Manitowoc models he ordered. He and his crew are working to replace the Chicago Harbor lock gates. They were originally put in one week after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, so he's excited to get to participate in this somewhat historic replacement.

He also included some pictures of their work! We at and Ken all hope you enjoy looking at them!

He also told us about his website,, where he has hundreds more pictures of Chicago and the work he's done there. Below is an interactive book that he's compiled, a hard copy of which is for sale on his website:

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