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At AUSA – the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition – Mack Defense will introduce a Mack Granite-based 40-ton capacity all-terrain crane. The ATC–40T is a collaboration based upon the commercially available Mack Granite chassis therefore delivering a proven system engineered to exceed the U.S. 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.

“Mack Defense and Manitowoc are proud to introduce the ATC–40T, which was engineered to meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Army,” said 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 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 armored cab that increases operator survivability.

“Most parts for the current 30-year old U.S. Army crane are no longer manufactured,” Hartzell said. “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 AUSA will take place from October 14 – 16 in Washington, D.C.

Dorothee Frank