The Floating Crane R. W. Davis, a non-self-propelled, barge-mounted Manitowoc 4200 S-3 crane with spuds, is assigned to the TTWW Project Management Office. Its mission is to perform snagging operations, debris and rock removal, and channel maintenance for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTWW), from the junction of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in Demopolis, AL, to the junction of the TTWW and the Tennessee River in Pickwick Lake. It also sets and removes stoplogs and provides general support for lock repairs.
Built: 1993 by Vanguard Services, New Johnsonville, TN
Length x Breadth x Depth: 165' x 55' x 10'
Vertical Clearance: 35'
Displacement: 1,397 long tons
Generators: 2 Caterpillar C4.4, 72 kW
Crane Capacity: 45 tons @ 77' radius, 120' boom
Buckets: Rock grapple, snag grapple, clamshell bucket,
and dragline bucket
Original Cost: $5,615,000