IMT Introduces New Mid-Range Articulating Cranes at ICUEE

October 1, 2013

GARNER, Iowa (October 1, 2013) – Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), is pleased to introduce new and improved mid-range articulating cranes at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), Oct. 1 – 3 in Louisville, Ky. The 9 tm, 10 tm, 11 tm and 12 tm IMT models have been enhanced with new options, features and ratings to meet unique application needs. With superior lift and reach capabilities and reduced weight, the new cranes offer customers increased productivity and payload capacity. IMT is exhibiting in booth N1022 at the show.

The 9/65, 10/72, 11/78 and 12/86 cranes have ratings ranging from 65,100 foot-pounds (9 tm) to 86,075 foot-pounds (11.9 tm) and maximum lift capacities from 8,380 pounds (3,800 kilograms) to 10,230 pounds (4,640 kilograms). New features include SL (single link) or DL (dual link) options, 15-degree “overbending” and weight reduced by 10 to 15 percent from previous models. Each crane can be fitted with up to five hydraulic extensions to provide application-specific reach.

“IMT customers need lift and reach capabilities that are tailored to their challenging applications,” said John Field, product manager of material handling at IMT. “Our new mid-range articulating crane models offer an elevated level of technology that increases productivity — with lower weight that allows for more payload capacity.”

One of the most significant changes to the range is the addition of the SL (single link) or DL (dual link) options. The options offer customers distinct advantages depending on their specific lifting needs.

The single-power plus link-arm system:

The dual-power plus link-arm system:

Another new feature of the cranes is “overbending,” which means the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195°. Overbending offers: greater flexibility when working through narrow passages and under overhead obstructions; the ability to lift maximum loads in all boom positions; and, a lower total height when the crane is stowed on the truck body.

The new cranes feature ultra-high tensile steel, which provides lower weight, high lift capacity at long reaches and increased payload capabilities. The mounting space required has been reduced to 2 feet 5 inches (0.8 meters).

“The minimized width and lower weight of the new cranes allows for additional truck configuration possibilities and increased payload,” Field said.

A key feature standard on all IMT articulating crane models is the RCL (rated capacity limiter) 5300. The RCL system monitors the crane’s load moment, operation and function. In an overload situation, the system warns the operator and interrupts the distribution of oil for crane functions, while allowing functions that reduce load moment to remain operational. The RCL 5300 cooperates with the user and compensates when the RCL senses a situation requiring intervention.

Additional features of the new articulating crane models include:

Additional features of all IMT articulating cranes include:

The enhanced cranes join the other IMT articulating crane models, which offer excellent lift-to-weight ratios and long-reach capabilities. The complete IMT articulating crane lineup has a maximum reach ranging from 10 feet 2 inches to 70 feet 10 inches and offers lift capacities ranging from 1,740 pounds (790 kilograms) to 38,185 pounds (17,320 kilograms) maximum rating.

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About IMT
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, began in 1961 as a business providing new tread designs for recapping tires. The company has grown to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of service vehicles, cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors for tire, mining, construction, material handling and utility markets around the world. For more information, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit

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