Cranes Articles

Grove TTS9000-2 Truck Crane Brings All-Wheel Steering to Nimble, Lightweight Carrier →

Manitowoc has expanded its Grove truck crane offering with the new four-axle TTS9000-2, boasting all-wheel steering and an impressively long boom on a lightweight carrier. Much of the improved design comes from Manitowoc's Voice of the Customer process, which uses consumer insights to improve engineering work and product development. The 115 ton capacity truck crane features an automated steering system that helps operators navigate challenging driving conditions, whether on congested urban job sites or small backcountry roads.  Click for more...


Delivery of Grove Rough-Terrain Cranes Kickstarts New Chapter for Tri-County Construction →

Two Grove rough-terrain cranes supplied by Aspen Equipment are helping an Iowa construction firm fulfill its prestigious yet demanding maintenance contract with an agricultural client. Eddyville, Iowa-based Tri-County Construction (Tri-County) ordered a 120 ton capacity Grove GRT8120 and 165 ton capacity Grove GRT9165. The company took delivery of both cranes on New Year's Eve, with technicians from Aspen Equipment arriving the following week to ensure they were operating optimally.  Click for more...


C.D. Perry Purchases 2022 Tadano GTC-1300 From Empire Crane Company →

C.D. Perry of Troy, N.Y., started its search for a new crane looking to fill the gap between their current 110-ton lattice boom crawler and it 200-ton lattice boom crawler. The company concluded its search by purchasing a 2022 Tadano GTC-1300, 130-ton telescopic boom crawler from Empire Crane Company. The GTC-1300 fits the size requirements as well as simplifies and streamlines job processes. Telecrawlers vs.  Click for more...


Manitowoc MLC150-1 Ensures IUOE's Flagship Operator Training Center Stays at Forefront of Equipment Technology →

Manitowoc's longstanding relationship with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is further cemented with the delivery of a new MLC150-1 lattice-boom crawler crane to the IUOE's International Training & Education Center in Crosby, Texas. IUOE members — whether apprentices or experienced operators — can now use the crawler as part of the Manitowoc crane family to hone and advance their skills as new technologies and legislation are introduced.  Click for more...


ALL's Unique Tower Crane Anchor System Used on Tennessee Site →

Most of the time in tower crane construction, anchors are installed prior to pouring the building's foundation — embedded into the foundation itself. But what if the foundation has already been poured? Can you still use a tower crane? Yes. It just takes a little ingenuity. This was the challenge facing ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, and its sister division, ALL Tower Crane, on a recent project.  Click for more...


Paris Company Uses Enerpac's SyncHoist Over Rail Property Development →

Chantiers Modernes Construction, the Ile de France Public Works Division of VINCI Construction France, is using an Enerpac SyncHoist system for precision installation of concrete beams across rail tracks in the eastern part of Paris. The MV10P project on the Avenue de France in the 13th arrondissement aims to create a new 107,639 sq. ft. space above the tracks for the construction of office, residential and commercial premises, as well as hotel facilities.  Click for more...


Tadano Targets Launch of Electric Rough Terrain Crane for Production →

As a critical next step in achieving the Tadano Group's long-term environmental targets, Tadano Ltd. announced its plans to commercialize the world's first electric rough terrain crane. Currently in development, the crane will be able to drive to the job site and complete all lifting operations using battery/electric, rather than diesel power to deliver zero-emissions operation. Beyond environmentally friendly operation, the electric motor of this rough terrain crane promises to emit lower noise when operating.  Click for more...


Upgrading the Office: Today's Crane Cabs Cater to Operators' Comfort Levels →

The condition of a crane cab says a lot about not only the crane owner but the crane operator. Crane owners can make running a rig a better experience with state-of-the-art operating systems and controls in the cab, but it's the operator's responsibility to ensure his or her "office" is tidy and uncluttered. Operators also have a duty to see that the machine itself is in good working order before they power it up.  Click for more...


Looking Back: Manitowoc →

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look back at Manitowoc cranes. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries.   Click for more...


Grove Boosts Telecrawler Portfolio With Launch of Mid-Size GHC85 →

Manitowoc has added an eighth model to its telescoping crawler crane range in the Americas. Featuring a capacity of 85 tons and the longest boom of its class, the Grove GHC85 is positioned in the middle of Grove's range of telecrawlers. The crane is ideal for use in utility applications, general construction work, bridge work, pile driving and as an assist crane for assembling other cranes. Frame-mounted jacks and counterweight lifting cylinders enable the crane to self-assemble, which can be controlled via a wireless remote.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Link-Belt TCC Builds Six-Story Condo in Washington, D.C. →

Hardesty Concrete Construction Inc. of Sterling, Va., purchased a Link-Belt 50-ton TCC-500 telescopic crawler crane from distributor Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic of Ashland, Va. The crane was purchased for its small footprint and reach to pour concrete, lift materials and erect structural steel for a six-story, 25-unit residential condominium in metro-Washington, D.C. "We needed something that had a footprint under 19 ft.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250L-1 Disassembles Potain MDT 132 G8 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, in Just One Day →

In the inner harbor of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, three Potain tower cranes have been constructing residential buildings for the Wiesbadenbrücke development, which will have 300 apartments and the promise of "maritime and urban living in the center of Wilhelmshaven." A Potain MDT 132 G8 and an MDT 189 were assembled in October and November 2019, respectively, and a second MDT 132 G8 was added to the job site in September 2021.  Click for more...


Grove Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary →

Grove is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, a significant milestone for one of the world's most renowned and prolific crane manufacturers. Grove was launched in 1947 in a garage in Shady Grove, Pa. The Grove brothers — John and Dwight, and Wayne Nicarry — were building farm wagons when they realized they needed a more efficient way to move raw materials. John designed a rudimentary rubber-tired crane, giving birth to the first Grove mobile crane.  Click for more...


National Crane Marks Its 75th Anniversary →

National Crane is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, highlighting a legacy of dependability, innovation and support that sets the global standard for boom trucks. National Crane was founded in 1947 as Burg Manufacturing by Marlo Burg in Nebraska. The company's first product was agricultural weed sprayers, but in 1963 it changed its name to National Crane Corp., to reflect its expansion into boom trucks.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Promotes Josh Bacci to Ohio Sales Manager →

A well-deserved retirement is prompting a new round of promotions from within the ALL Family of Companies. Josh Bacci has been named the new Ohio sales manager of ALL Erection & Sales Corp. Bacci's name is already well known to ALL customers, as he previously served as general manager of ALT Sales Corp., the boom truck arm of ALL. Bacci began his career with the ALL Family of Companies in 2005 and has served in many roles in operations and sales.  Click for more...


French Transport Specialist Groupe Cayon Adds Grove Cranes to Fleet →

French transport specialist Groupe Cayon took delivery of three new 66 ton capacity Grove GMK3060L-1 all-terrain cranes in 2021 and one GMK5150L-1 in February 2022. "The compact size, long boom and strong load charts on the GMK3060L-1 are perfect for our fleet and will help us improve our productivity," said Julien Cayon, director of Groupe Cayon. "When choosing a new model for our fleet, it was also important to select a mobile crane that complies with road regulations and travels well between job sites.  Click for more...


ALL Rehabs Warehouse With Tilt Wall Using Versatile Manitowoc 999 →

Choosing a crane for a construction project is usually a matter of finding the right tool for the job. This is especially true for a job site that needs one crane to perform multiple functions. A warehouse rehabilitation project in Franklin, Ind., showcased the capabilities of the Manitowoc 999 Series 3 lattice boom crawler crane. The stout crane assisted with both removing precast concrete panels as well as picking and setting replacement tilt wall sections.  Click for more...


Tadano Names RTL as Its Authorized Distributor in Minn. →

Tadano America Corporation has named RTL Equipment Inc. as an authorized distributor of Tadano rough-terrain, all-terrain and telescopic boom crawler cranes in Minnesota. This includes all-terrain cranes formerly under the Demag brand and telescopic boom crawlers formerly under the Mantis brand. Since 2015, RTL Equipment has been an authorized distributor of Tadano cranes in Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Click for more...


Bay Crane Acquires Capital City, Extends Its Midwest Reach →

The Bay Crane Companies Inc., a provider of specialty crane and rigging equipment services in the northeastern United States, announced the acquisition of Capital City Group Inc. The transaction results in Bay Crane ranking in the top 10 largest crane service companies in North America and operating from 15 full-service locations. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Capital City is one of the leading crane and rigging companies in the Midwest.  Click for more...


First Veterans in VICTOR Program Announced →

The first recipients of the VICTOR program were announced recently by the NCCCO Foundation and Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC). The Veteran In Crane Training Outstanding Recognition (or V.I.C.T.O.R.) award is presented to the top-performing veteran in each HEC training class for NCCCO mobile crane operator certification. HEC runs training classes for veterans both at Fort Irwin Army Base in California and at Joint Base Lewis-McChord location in Washington State.  Click for more...



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