The ‘Manitowoc Boom Length Selector’ App allows users to select specific boom and jib length combinations, building heights, boom radii and other crane parameters using a sliding scale to determine the basic crane setup for a specific lift.

“By simply entering a few details, the app immediately generates a setup for that specific lift. It is a great tool to use during pre-planning or on site to get the job done,” said John Alexander, director of all-terrain crane service, mobile training and telematics at Manitowoc.

The manufacturer said it is the first manufacturer in the crane industry to release a smartphone app of this kind.