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To: richardred who wrote (5826)2/10/2020 12:56:13 PM
From: richardred  Respond to of 6275
Whoops Wrong symbol-on previous post- not MTX for Manitowoc -MTW Added a little more on the continued boom drop. MNTX is MANITEX

History of Badger Equipment Company

50 Years of Design, Development & Manufacturing

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Badger Equipment Company is an Original Equipment Manufacturer of mobile construction equipment. Badger was founded in 1945 and was one of the first manufacturers of hydraulic excavators and backhoes.

The first knuckle boom backhoes were designed and manufactured in the 1950s. The first telescopic boom excavators were designed and manufactured in the mid-1050s. A complete family of crawler-mounted hydraulic knuckle boom excavators were designed and manufactured in the 1960s. A new generation of excavators followed in the 1970s.

Hydraulic cranes were introduced into Badger's production through the acquisition of Sargent Engineering of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Both truck-mounted and rough terrain cranes were manufactured in capacities from 15 to 45 tons.A new family of 35- to 50-ton capacity rough terrain cranes were designed and manufactured in the early 1970s. A smaller capacity family of rough terrain cranes was designed and manufactured in the 1980s.

For a few years in the mid-1970s, Badger manufactured a line of customized firetruck chassis. During this time period, Badger started manufacturing their own carriers for Hydro-Scopic product lines.

Badger acquired the Insley product line of crawler-mounted knuckle boom excavators in 1986 as a result of manufacturing plant consolidation. Insley was a sister company at the time. Badger acquired the Burro product line of locomotive cranes under the hook lifting devices in 1990 as a result of manufacturing plant consolidation. Burro was a sister company at the time. Badger acquired the Cruz-Air line of rubber-tired excavators from J.I. Case in 1994. The first model of a new family of high-pressure hydraulic telescopic excavators was introduced in August 1995.

Badger Equipment Company Timeline

1945 Trenchers, backhoes, log loaders, excavators, cranes
1947 Dan Przblyski creates a machine to “take the men out of the trenches”.
1949 Dan creates Badger Machine Company in Winona, Minnesota creating Badger trenchers.
1949 Dan creates the “Snappy”, a rear attached backhoe that mounted on a tractor. This became the HOPTO, which means “Hydraulically Operated Power Take Off”.
1954 Badger designs the first Hydro-Scopic.
1956 Badger designs and creates the first knuckle boom mounted on a crawler.
1957 Badger is sold to Warner & Swasey Company based in Cleveland, OH.
1964 Continued growth brings the facility to its current location at Airport Industrial Park.
1967 Badger enters the truck mounted crane business with 18 ton cranes mounted on Hendrickson Carriers.
1969 & 1970 Badger is awarded the contract to supply contractors creating the Alaskan Pipeline with the largest Crawler/Backhoe made to date. Weighing 220,000 lbs. it had the ability to perform 24/7 in the Alaskan permafrost with little or no failures.
1970 Badger phases out truck mounted cranes in favor of the RT series models 4418 up to the 4450.
1971 8425A Crane introduced.
1972 8432 Crane 1900 HOPTO introduced.
1973 120,000 sq. ft is added on. 211 & 311 HOPTO introduced.
1974 8432 Crane improved, Badger begins manufacturing a line of customized firetruck and hydroscopic chassis.
1975 411 & 811 HOPTO introduced.
1976 4435 Crane, 4450 Crane and 9008 HOPTO introduced.
1978 Badger was acquired by Avis Industrial Corporation based in Upland, IN. 460 Hydro-Scopic introduced.
1980 888 Hydro-Scopic introduced.
1981 4425/30/35C/35B/50B Cranes, 300 & 400 Hydro-Cruisers introduced.
1982 Burro 50, Burro 6000 introduced.
1984 666 Hydro-Scopic introduced.
1985 Insley Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Avis Industrial Corporation, was moved from its Indianapolis, Indiana facility to Badger. 4445 & 4455 Cranes introduced.
1987 444 Hydro-Scopic, 211 HOPTO truck-mount introduced.
1988 Insley 3500D, 1500D & 1000D, Insley 800 Truck Mount introduced.
1989 Insley 600 Truck Mount introduced.
1990 Burro Crane Inc., a subsidiary of Avis Industrial Corporation, was moved from its Chicago facility to Badger. Badger acquires the Burro 40 & 45. Insley 3500D Shear introduced.
1991 Insley 2500D Recycler, "CAC" Hyrdo-Scopic Carriers introduced.
1992 Getman Booms new generation 20', 24', 26' introduced.
1993 670 Hydro-Scopic introduced.
1994 Badger acquires the 1085C Cruz-Air line from J.I. Case and moves production to Winona, MN.
1995 450 Grademaster, Burro 55, Burro 67 introduced.
1996 780 & 560 Grademaster, Burro 60, 1085C "E"-Boom introduced.
1997 Badger produces the last RT crane and the last Burro 40 crane. Badger introduces 1085D Cruz-Air, 890 Grademaster.
1999 Badger introduces the new 1085D.
1999 Little Giant Crane of Des Moines, IA moves to Winona, MN.
2006-2007 Badger continues to refine the Little Giant 48 and 64 series crane.
2007 Badger introduces the 1085R to the Railroad market
2008 President Lael Boren starts moving the company in a new direction that focuses on new designs and projects. New literature and website is changed to coincide with that new effort. New “paw” logo and slogan “Custom Built in America. For Today. For The Future.” brandings are implemented.