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New landing craft ferry serves Washington out islands

NEW LANDING CRAFT FERRY SERVES WASHINGTON OUT ISLANDS Salish Sea islanders in Washington state have a new ride for their vehicles and heavy equipment deliveries, with the arrival of the landing craft ferry Nordland II. The ferry was built for San Juan Ferry & Barge in Friday Harbor, Wash., on San Juan Island. The 86’x25’ vessel delivered last week by Latitude Marine Services LLC, La Connor, Wash., features a 75’x23’ cargo deck open at the stern for cargo overhang. A high pilothouse offset to starboard gives Capt. Marty Starr excellent all-around visibility. Both those features help the Nordland II deliver big cargo with nimble grace in tight quarters. “It increases the amount of useful deck space without lengthening the boat,” Starr said of the high cab. “I’ve had utility poles 90’ long. I’ve had excavators on lowboys (trailers) with 8’ or 9’ of trailer deck out from the stern. We deliver in some pretty tight places, like marinas.” A 75’x23′ cargo deck, open at the stern and with an offset pilothouse, helps the Nordland II handle big loads. San Juan Ferry & Barge photo. Now in its 41st year, San Juan Ferry & Barge started with the original wooden ferry Nordland, joined in 2003 by the Henry Island built by Latitude Marine, which four years later became the company’s sole boat. “The owners have been wanting to build a new boat since the original was retired in 2007,” said Starr. For a few years there was not enough business to justify the project, “but they decided this was a good time to make a long-term investment.” “Basically we’re landing craft. We’re on and off beaches and boat ramps, roll on, roll off,” said Starr. “Out here in the Salish islands there’s dozens of islands that don’t have ferry service.” The Nordland II will also deliver cargo and commodities that cannot be shipped on Washington State Ferries, such as bulk gasoline, he said. [...]

By |2020-04-08T00:27:58+00:0012-12-2019|

TWG’s dp winch expands offerings for the light duty recovery market

TWG'S DP WINCH EXPANDS OFFERINGS FOR THE LIGHT DUTY RECOVERY MARKET JENKS, Okla., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today TWG, part of Dover (NYSE: DOV), announced that its dp Winch line has expanded further into the light duty recovery market. "We are excited to announce our full entry into the light duty towing and car carrier winch market with a new line of planetary winches," said Mike Basmajian, TWG's Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Engineering. "Our dp Winch line has nearly 50 years of experience successfully serving the heavy duty towing and recovery market and we are leveraging dp Winch's legendary reliability in our designs for the light duty market. The winch is the heart of the car carrier operation allowing light duty car and truck towing operations to be completed quickly and safely. We are introducing this new line of winches at the American Towman Exposition which began today in Baltimore." Known worldwide for winch ruggedness and dependability, dp Winch excels in both commercial and military winch applications. About TWG: TWG is a leading manufacturer of winches, hoists, slewing ring bearings, gear drives, hydraulic pump drives, electronic monitoring systems and more. We offer a vast range of products across seven model lines: dp Winch, Gear Products, Greer Company, LANTEC, Pullmaster, Tulsa Winch and RUFNEK-with over one million units installed. To learn more about TWG, visit About Dover: Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at  View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE Dover TWG [...]

By |2020-04-08T00:28:52+00:0011-15-2019|

Pullmaster® introduces new free fall option for M12 winches…

PULLMASTER® INTRODUCES NEW FREE FALL OPTION FOR M12 WINCHES TO SERVE PILE DRIVING MARKET DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pullmaster®, part of TWG and Dover (NYSE: DOV), recently enhanced its M12 model winch product line by adding a free fall capability option which allows a load to be dropped quickly or at a controlled rate. "We are excited to announce that our Pullmaster brand has expanded their M12 model winch options to include free fall capabilities," said Mike Basmajian, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Engineering for TWG.  "Free fall options are very popular on products such as pile drivers, dredges and pipe layers, as well as water well, foundation and blast hole drills where hammer-like blows need to be applied quickly and repeatedly. Due to the greater cooling provided by our unique braking system, the same free fall benefits currently found on larger Pullmaster models are now available on the smaller M12 model rated at 12,000 lbs. line pull, filling a market need." Pullmaster, a premium winch and hoist brand since 1965, is well known for top quality and providing enhanced capabilities. In addition to free fall, other capabilities include a custom design for marine duty used in fishing and work boats and a rapid reverse option for greatly improved operating efficiency due to a marked increase in speed commonly used in drilling applications. The "High Speed Reverse Winch" was introduced in the 1970s and quickly gained market acceptance and started Pullmaster's stellar reputation as an industry leader. Pullmaster offers three free fall options: (1) emergency free fall which enables a complete and high-velocity release of the load as required in pile drivers; (2) controlled free fall that uses 1/3 of the winch's capacity to control the rate of descent of the load and allowing for a smooth stop at any point common in foundation drills; and (3) combination emergency and controlled free fall which allows for both capabilities. These options would [...]

By |2020-04-08T00:29:15+00:0007-30-2019|