Midwestern sidebooms have lifting capacities ranging from 10,000 to 200,000 lbs and feature a simplified control system that greatly reduces operator training time and increases operator safety. Sidebooms with counterweights and hydraulic conversion kits are available for either new or older-model tractors. Midwestern also designs and manufactures hydrostatic fill and test pumps and hydraulic tail-end-mounted winches.
Midwestern’s sidebooms are manufactured, installed and tested to meet the requirements outlined in ANSI/AMSE B30.14-2004 for sideboom tractors. Capacity ratings are made with the tractor on flat, level ground with the rating load hanging from the load-line hook per SAE J743-92. All Midwestern structural welding complies with the American Welding Society (AWS) Code Welding Earthmoving and Construction Equipment D14.3-94.
Family-owned and -operated since its beginning in 1953, Midwestern Manufacturing is based in Tulsa, Okla. The company has converted more than 7,500 tractors to safer, more efficient hydraulic pipelayers. The company remains true to its original values including excellence, integrity, ingenuity and customer service. The company is currently operated by James A. Bost, chairman of the board, and Tom Schooley, president.
For more information, visit www.sidebooms.com.