City Of Ponce Orders First Portainer Crane
The Gobierno Municipal de Ponce (City of Ponce), Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, recently ordered a Portainer® crane from Paceco, Inc., a subsidiary of Fruehauf Corporation, Alameda, Calif. Mayor Jose G. Tormos Vega represented the City of Ponce during the contract signing for a 40- long-ton Paceco Portainer crane to be erected on Ponce Wharf of the Puerto Rican terminal. C. Jay Dunton, manager, Licensee Services, represented Paceco, Inc.
The Portainer crane is a Modified "A" Frame model with Paceco's advanced engineering technology and' container handling elements designed into it. As the first Portainer crane on Ponce Wharf, the huge structure will boast a 115-foot outreach and 60- foot backreach. It will be equipped with a Quick Change Headblock and Telescopic Spreader to handle 20-foot/35-foot/40-foot containers. The cab will be air-conditioned for operator convenience and comfort. The entire crane is self powered from its own diesel electric generator set.
Paceco's Gulf port, Miss., manufacturing facility will fabricate the crane for a scheduled spring 1979 delivery.