Manitowoc has launched a free smartphone app for iOS and Android devices to help crane operators determine the overall boom and jib length combination required for a lift.

The Manitowoc Boom Length Selector app allows operators to select specific boom and extension/jib length combinations, building heights, radii and other crane parameters using a sliding scale to determine the setup for a specific lift. The app is available now on the App Store and Google Play Store by searching for Manitowoc Boom Length Selector.

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An example of the app in use

Director of All Terrain crane service, mobile training and telematics John Alexander said: “By simply entering a few details, the app immediately generates a setup for that specific lift. It is a great tool to use during preplanning or on site to get the job done.”