No matter the size
or scope of a project, Laborde Products is ready to provide the ideal power
solution. Techcrane International, LLC required a small gasoline engine for a crane
it was installing on a 50' push boat. Laborde supplied the company with a complete,
custom package built around a 32.5 hp Kohler Command PRO CH940-2002.
While a marine crane
typically uses diesel power, this small workboat has gas outboards, so it made
sense to use a common fuel. The Kohler drives a 31' telescopic crane that offers
a 20' H x 12' radius range, and 3.5 ton capacity. The vessel, built by Scully's
Aluminum Boats of Morgan City, Louisiana, operates on the Mississippi River.
Laborde delivered the
engine installed on a steel skid, along with the control panel, two emergency
shutdowns and a canopy painted in Techcrane International, LLC's signature
canary yellow. "One of the reasons why we use Laborde is because they're
capable of giving us a complete package," said Darius Shad, Techcrane
International, LLC president. "All we had to do is put the pump on."
CH940-2002 is a v-twin, air-cooled, horizontal-shaft, 4-cycle gasoline engine.
It features overhead valves, cast iron cylinder liners and an aluminum block. Producing
53.5 ft. lbs. of torque, the unit is slightly oversized to extend its usable
Products, we custom-engineer and manufacture complete packages to customer
specifications," said Roger Markwardt, Laborde Products industrial manager.
"We specialize in providing solutions to a wide variety of diesel power
needs and applications, regardless of the horsepower requirements."
An approved vendor
for Techcrane International, LLC for over 10 years, Laborde was the ideal
choice for the project. "Their ability to do everything in-house—testing
and assembly—that's paramount," noted Shad. "They're prompt with
coming up with a preliminary design and pricing, and vigilant in following up on
Techcrane International, LLC has quickly grown to be one of the country's
largest manufacturers of fixed, lattice, and telescopic marine cranes, and
hydraulic power units. The Covington, Louisiana-based company is a global
supplier of 2.5–500 ton capacity units and has the two largest in-ground test
stands in the US.
has been providing high-quality engines to a wide variety of industries since
1998. The company is known for its outstanding customer service and
custom-built power solutions.
Contact Laborde Products,
74257 Hwy 25, Covington, LA 70435. 985-892-0107; Fax: 985-898-5824. firstname.lastname@example.org;