An Uplifting Alliance

Launched at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Broderson Manufacturing Corp.’s new RT500 is the new flagship for the company’s rough-terrain crane line. Both the RT500 and latest generation RT400 crane use almost identical cab solutions developed in partnership with systems integrator GS Global Resources.



Broderson leverages GS Global Resources’ capabilities to engineer plug-and-play operator cabs for rough-terrain cranes

To maintain its competitiveness in a market segment where many of its rivals are much bigger companies, Broderson Manufacturing Corp. (BMC) has combined a tight focus on manufacturing rugged, highly engineered lift equipment with the ability to adapt its products and processes to meet changing demands.

“We continuously evolve our approach,” said Eric Slocombe, engineering director at the Lenexa, Kan.-based company. “From implementation to systems, we’re preparing for the next generation of video game kids who are becoming next generation machine operators.”

One aspect of driving that evolution often involves drawing on the expertise of suppliers. A case in point is that Broderson has increasingly relied on GS Global Resources as its go-to resource in developing cab-based machine control systems for its range of rough-terrain cranes.

Broderson’s reliance on GS Global’s expertise began approximately six years ago when it contracted with the Mukwonago, Wis., systems integrator to undertake upgrades to the control system for the RT400 rough-terrain.

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