Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

Presented here is the 1:50th scale Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck crane

Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

The carrydeck crane is an interesting choice for a model and yet the results are incredible for such a small machine. The undercarriage features four wheel steer with freely rotating wheels and rubber tyres with authentic tread pattern. The four corner mounted stabilisers are functional and can be lowered to give better stability.

Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

The low slung side cab has an opening door to reveal the internal operator station including foot pedals, steering wheel and crane operating levers, complete with printed operating details on the cab side and clear glazed windows all round, complete with simulated rubber seal.

Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

The upper deck has one hinged, opening storage compartment and two removable access panels that reveal the transmission and battery components. The engine cover opens to reveal the detailed power plant and cooling system. The crane’s 4 section boom consists of three telescoping sections with a side mounted jib which can be connected to the boom head. The rope winch is mounted in the rear counterweight and rotates to lower and raise the hook block. The boom can rotate through 360 degrees and the side mounted angle indicators function just like the real machine.

Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

Other details on the model include rear view mirrors, boom line retaining brackets and working lights. The authentic shuttlelift markings are all added, complete with warning labels and the model is finished in the corporate Shuttlelift Inc colours of orange and white as shown here.

Shuttlelift 5540F Carry Deck Crane

There are several colour versions of the crane available, including two in authentic company colour schemes which are only available when bought with a tractor and flatbed model in the same company livery. The model is packaged in a two piece polystyrene box with outer printed cardboard box and is supplied with a small booklet containing details of the real machine.