American hoist company produces rough terrain cranes and cranes with telescopic arms with a lifting capacity of 30 to 60 tons as well as crawler cranes with telescopic arms with lifting capacity of 40 to 60 tons.
American Hoist was established under the name Franklin Manufacturing Company in 1884 in St Paul, Minnesota by Oliver Crosby and Frank Johnson. The company changed names from American Manufacturing Co where it was entrusted with its first patent clutch drum used by the American Hoist & Derrick lifting equipments which led to the naming of Amdura. When Amdura was bought by private investors it then took the name of American Crane. In 1998 Terex took over American Crane.
Nel 1998 American Crane viene acquisita da Terex.
1885. American Manufacturing Co where it was entrusted with its first patent clutch drum used in lifting equipment.
1886. American Manufacturing Co. introduced the Crosby Clip a clever device used to fasten wire ropes. Around one million Crosby Clip units were sold in the 80's.
1889 Introduction of steam winches.
1891 Introduction of the largest electric winches manufactured up to 15 HP
1895 Creation of the first self-propelled crane, called Traveling Derrick, rotary drill, and a combination of steam winch mounted on fork type rails.
1895 Construction of the largest crane station for the US Navy with a lifting capacity of 45 tons.
1923 American Hoist created the first crawler crane.
1938 Project of the first auger 250 tons.
1968 Creation of Sky Horse.
1976 Project M-3000, the first ship-mounted revolving crane with a lifting capacity of 3,000 tons.