American Crane Delivers the Payload!

We are very excited to be part of NASA's Twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft mission. The purpose of the GRAIL mission is to further advance an understanding of the moon's thermal evolution.

American Crane's MST (Mobile Service Tower) Single Failure Proof Crane helped build and later placed the payload (housing the GRAIL Twins) on top of the Delta II rocket. This Single Failure Proof Crane enabled the successful transfer, given the redundancy feature of its wire rope hoist. This crane has also assisted in such space missions as Skynet4D, Galaxy-10, Mars Polar Lander/DS-2, Orion F-3 and many others.

The launch is scheduled to take place on Sept. 8, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. To read more about the GRAIL operation visit

Visit to learn more about our Single Failure Proof Crane's features. Visit our homepage at to view more of our products and services, email us at or call us today at 1-877-877-6778!

Beth Lerario

Marketing Coordinator

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American Crane & Equipment Corporation

531 Old Swede Road

Douglassville, PA 19518

Tel: 610.385.6061 x271

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