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Link-Belt SmartFly on Full Display for ConExpo 2020 →

Link-Belt SmartFly system will be front and center on multiple show machines at ConExpo 2020. Development of Link-Belt SmartFly began with its introduction on the HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane in 2015. The early success came from a collaboration between Link-Belt engineering and voice of the customer —developing a streamlined process for fly assembly that can be easily understood by operators, minimizes work at height, and stands above countless industry methods.  Click for more...


Link-Belt to Debut TCC-800 →

An all-new 80-ton (75-t) Link-Belt TCC-800 telescopic crawler crane will debut at ConExpo 2020. The crane will begin field-testing early spring 2020, and first shipments scheduled in fourth quarter 2020. Its predecessor, the telecrawler TCC-750, has been a cornerstone of the telecrawler market since its initial debut in 2008. The TCC-800 comes with a new four-section 38 to 120 ft. (11.8 to 36.5 m) full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 184.5 ft.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Launches MLC150-1 Crawler Crane →

Manitowoc has unveiled its latest crawler crane: the Manitowoc MLC150-1. It is the latest in a line of crawler cranes that have been very successful in North America, especially for their competitive load charts and job site maneuverability. It will be on display at ConExpo 2020 in March, and it's one of six brand-new cranes that the company is showing this year, along with several others making their North American debuts.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adds Four Grove GRT9165s →

The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its rough-terrain crane fleet with the acquisition of four 165-ton (149 t) Grove GRT9165s. Introduced in 2018, the GRT9165 is now the highest-capacity, longest-reaching Grove rough-terrain crane. Its 205-ft. (62.6 m), six-section pinned boom is 5 ft. (1.5 m) longer than that of other models. Manitowoc said many of the crane's in-demand features and technologies have been developed specifically in response to customer needs.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Uses Team Effort to Lift, Set Pedestrian Bridge in North Carolina →

Sitting in the cab of his Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2., a 300-ton (272 t) mobile crane, Raymond Gallagher maneuveres a 13-ton pedestrian bridge that will join two buildings. But he knows he has to rely on a team of people to make the lift successful — because he can't actually see the bridge. Gallagher is a 16-year veteran of ALL Carolina Crane Rental of Wilmington, a member of the ALL Family of Companies.  Click for more...


Broderson Announces Empire Crane Northeast Dealer →

Empire Crane Company has been announced as a dealership of Broderson Manufacturing Corporation's full line of carry deck industrial cranes. It will be stocking new units for customers in upstate New York, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Empire has three locations that each offer sales, parts, service, and rentals which will be support junctions for local Broderson customers. "Empire Crane has the facilities, support infrastructure and a team which possesses strong industry knowledge," said Ed Kocsis, major accounts and east region manager at Broderson.  Click for more...


Potain Launches MRH 175 Tower Crane at ConExpo →

Potain has announced the new MRH 175 tower crane, a new hydraulic luffing jib crane that will make its debut at ConExpo 2020. It's one of two Potain cranes that will be on display at the Manitowoc booth during the show, where the company plans to showcase the latest in lifting technology for two of the busiest sectors in the built environment: high-rise construction and homebuilding. The other crane on show will be the Hup M 28-22 that was introduced in 2019 and is making its North American debut, complete with a new transport axle for the regional market.  Click for more...


CraneWorks Expands Rental Fleet With Several New Boom Trucks from National Crane →

CraneWorks, a Houston, Texas-based crane rental company, has made a significant investment in the size and reach of its fleet with the purchase of several new National Crane boom trucks. The company has already received new NBT60L units and additional units, which include a mix of NBT55L and NBT45-142 boom trucks, will arrive from February onwards. CraneWorks' CEO Keith Ayers said the investment is part of an ongoing commitment from the company to offer modern and efficient machines that add value to customers and improve efficiency on the job site.  Click for more...


Steil Takes Delivery of Three New Demag AC 45 City Cranes →

The people at Steil Kranarbeiten are convinced that the Demag AC 45 City is a machine that should be found in every fleet — that is why the Trier-based company has now put three of these cranes into operation at various locations simultaneously: One of them will remain at the handover location in the Saarland municipality of Saarwellingen, another will be stationed in Bierbach, and the last one will be going to Ludwigshafen in order to work on jobs for BASF.  Click for more...


NCCCO Documents Role in Evolution of Workplace Safety →

A new publication from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) documents the evolution of the organization from its deep roots in the industry in the mid-1980s to the global leader in certification that it is today. Raising the Bar: How NCCCO is transforming worksite safety through certification excellence tells the story of how the vision of a safer workplace through professional credentialing was conceived and nurtured into reality.  Click for more...


Shawmut Equipment Keeps A-Quick Pick Crane Service Reaching New Heights →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A-Quick Pick Crane Service Inc. and Shawmut Equipment Company Inc.'s relationship can be traced back to a 17-ton mounted boom truck, purchased in January of 1984. The quality of the equipment and service provided by Shawmut is what has kept the relationship thriving. "A-Quick Pick Crane Service has been a loyal customer of Shawmut Equipment for 35 years because of the product, service and support they provide," Scott Schrade, president of A-Quick Pick Crane Service said.  Click for more...


Looking Back: Cranes From the 1950s →

Construction Equipment Guide takes a lookback at Cranes at work during the 1950's  Click for more...


OSHA Takes Training to a Higher Level →

It finally happened. After almost ten years, on December 10, 2018, OSHA implemented the Crane Operator Certification law and licensing for those states requiring an operator license. But, that's not all they did! In addition to implementing this law, OSHA upped the ante for training and raised the stakes even higher by mandating an Employer Operator Evaluation that went effect on April 15, 2019.  Click for more...


Crane Tracking Onsite and Elsewhere →

Telematics products have proven to be excellent tools for construction crane fleet asset management — when users effectively maximize the return on their investment. Though technology adoption is high, functionality is low because crane owners are only skimming the surface of what these systems can do. One problem may be the mistaken belief that aging staff is electronically-challenged, but telematics providers say 2020 is the year they'll open eyes to the efficiencies crane fleet management solutions can offer.  Click for more...


Palfinger Simplifies Crane Model Numbers →

The simplified naming of Palfinger's cranes aims to better align with the cranes lifting capacities and boom lengths and ultimately makes it easier for Palfinger to do business with its customers. This significant step will further expand Palfinger's presence in the service crane and mechanics truck markets. The PSC 4329 will now be referred to as the PSC 8029 with an 8,000 lb. lifting capacity and 29 ft.  Click for more...


Schuster Concrete Construction Commissions First Potain MDT 809 in the U.S. →

The first Potain MDT 809 in the United States is deployed on a job site in Washington D.C. Launched at bauma 2019, the new Potain crane has been purchased by the Owings Mills, Md.-based construction company Schuster Concrete Construction (Schuster) and is helping to build the "City Ridge" development, which is a project that will transform the former Fannie Mae headquarters into an urban village. One of Potain's largest capacity cranes, the MDT 809 M25 is ideal for this job because of its exceptional load charts, its tip capacity and its up-and-over reach, which enables Schuster to save time on the job site, according to the company.  Click for more...


Demag CC 2800-1 Helps Out With Tandem Lift in Singapore →

Once set up, the Demag duo was ready to lift the 328 ft. (100 m) long, 562 ton (510 t) steel pipe with a diameter of 15.8 ft. (4.84 m). There are only a few jobs that require more than the enormous lifting capacity of a Demag CC 8800-1 with its standard configuration. Lifting a 328 ft. (100-m) long, 562 ton (510 t) C3 splitter tower at the Singapore Refinery Company propylene manufacturing plant was one such job.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Cranes at ConExpo 2020 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Link-Belt Cranes will be on display at booth F5211 at ConExpo 2020 in Las Vegas. Among the units on display will be the 100-ton (90mt) 100|RT and 120-ton (110-t) 120|RT, recent additions to Link-Belt's rough terrain lineup, along with the 110-ton (100-t) HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane. The 175-ton (150-t) 175 The 175-ton (150-t) 175|AT will have its full North American unveiling, following extensive endurance, road, and field-testing and with first shipments delivering in fourth quarter 2019 throughout North America.  Click for more...


BKL's Grove GMK6400 With MegaWingLift Assists in Construction of a Heat Storage System on the Ingelheimer Aue in Mainz, Germany →

A Grove GMK6400 crane from BKL's crane fleet played a key role in the construction of the new heat storage system on Ingelheimer Aue between Wiesbaden and Mainz in Germany. The specialists at the Frankfurt location of BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH planned the operation and completed the last lifting job with the powerful Grove AT crane. The crane carefully placed the cover of the heat storage container (a component weighing 38.5 ton [35 t]) on the 118 ft.  Click for more...


Tech and Warehouse Building Boom in Greater Columbus →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A strong national economy encourages construction opportunities. However, even a strong national economy typically results in construction growth that tends to be regional. This has not been a problem for central Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio, continues to defy the odds for a mid-sized Midwest metro area by remaining a hotbed of new construction. "We're confident the boom will continue into 2020," said Rich Randall, general manager of ALL Crane Rental Corp.  Click for more...



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