Machine of the Month: Sard USA

January 6, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Bonanza Trade and Supply announced the addition of Sard USA to its line of products. Well established in Europe as the premier crane made specifically for slab management, Sard Autogru of Carrara, Italy, has chosen Bonanza Trade and Supply to introduce its machinery to the American marble and granite import/export market. The Sard D100 Series crane boasts a lifting capacity of over 20,000 pounds (10,000 kg) with a footprint of slightly over 13.5 x 7.3 feet, providing for optimum maneuverability in the typical stone yard. The long arm, with Sard's unique extension, can reach into the deepest corner of any closed top container, the company reports, making it a natural for the loading or unloading of full height stone slabs. The steel chassis is supported by four front driving wheels and two rear steering wheels. The four-cylinder, 80-hp diesel engine manufactured by Fiat Iveco provides the power to move the heaviest loads from container to slab storage safely and efficiently.

The Sard Autogru Co. began 42 years ago as a machinery repair facility for the local marble trade in Carrara, Italy. The quarry owners soon asked the repair shop for a small mobile crane designed for lifting and loading the heavy marble slabs, and the company began production of these unique machines in 1965. Each unit is carefully crafted and hand built, with an eye for Italian styling and detail. This meticulous process yields a preciously limited number of great machines each year, the company reports.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

November 2014 Stone Products Gallery

Check out the November Stone World image gallery!

Stone World Magazine

Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Industry Education

Stone Industry Education

From marketing and much more!  We provide natural stone professionals with stone knowledge and education they can count on, as well as great networking opportunities. Click here to go to Stone Industry Education.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+

Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.