Cranes Articles

Lanco Group Wins Top Dealer Award →

For the fifth year in a row, Manitowoc has recognized Lanco Group of Companies (Lanco) as its North America Top Dealer of the Year. The Homewood, Ill.-based group was the largest single purchaser of Manitowoc cranes across all of its brands by dollar amount in 2019. "We are very proud to celebrate this award with our great partner Lanco for five years running. Lanco is a world-class group of companies, committed to providing high-standard services and meeting the customers' needs," said David Hull, general manager, North America of Manitowoc.  Click for more...


Corey Mozey Appointed Regional Sales Manager of Terex Rough Terrain Cranes, Franna Pick & Carry Cranes →

Corey Mozey has been appointed to the position of regional sales manager — Terex rough terrain cranes and Franna Pick & Carry Cranes based in Colorado. Mozey will assume responsibility for the existing distribution partners in the western states and at the same time seek to appoint new ones where required. In addition, he also will focus on increasing the diverse end customer base, with a clear focus on growing market share.  Click for more...


How the SkyCrane Cantilever Lifting Beam Has Revolutionized the Construction Industry →

Most cantilever beams require electrical or hydraulic interface with a crane. Most of them are also not very versatile and efficient. On the job site, Greenfield Products understands the need for efficiency, productivity and safety. Imagine a cantilever lifting beam system that offers a wireless, self-contained, battery-powered solution that doesn't require any electrical or hydraulic interface with the crane.  Click for more...


Potain Recognizes North American Dealers for Offering Training, NCCCO Certification for Self-Erecting Tower Crane Operators →

Manitowoc is honoring 12 Potain dealers for their dedication in providing NCCCO training and certification for self-erecting tower cranes for the industry. Daiane Quinlan, Potain's North American sales director, said that these training programs are crucial for Potain to maintain its high standards when servicing customers, as the self-erecting crane market and demand grows strongly in the region.  Click for more...


CM Labs Helps Manitowoc Capture Market Share with Simulation Solutions →

When The Manitowoc Company Inc. , implemented a common control system across its diverse line of cranes, it recognized an opportunity to leverage simulators to support the marketing and sales program behind the initiative, as well as for operator training. With award-winning simulation capabilities, CM Labs Simulations Inc. provides equipment manufacturers with turnkey solutions from end to end of the simulation value chain.  Click for more...


All Crane Sets Zoo's Rainforest Dome in a Single Pick →

To tame a jungle, sometimes you have to send in a bigger beast. This idea was reinforced recently at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a new geodesic dome was installed over its RainForest habitat. Initial plans called for the dome to be set in four sections and then joined together over the habitat. For this, ALL Erection & Crane Rental of Cleveland, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, was ready to assign a 500-ton crane to assist with the installation.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Starts Deliveries of Grove GMK4060HC All-Terrain Cranes to U.S. Army →

The latest Grove all-terrain cranes specially outfitted for the military are departing from Shady Grove, Pa., and setting out to U.S. Army missions throughout the world. The Grove GMK4060HC (HC for heavy crane) are specifically engineered for military use and have features that make them ready for a variety of terrains and activities. These cranes are part of the fulfillment of a $192 million contract bid won by Manitowoc in 2015.  Click for more...


Superior Cranes' Investment in Demag CC 6800-1 Crane Pays Off for Difficult Petrochemical Lifts in Virginia →

Joe Everett, president of Superior Cranes Inc. , Rockingham, N.C., has gained a reputation as an innovator. "We have completed many jobs that other lifting companies wouldn't consider due to the creative way Joe looks at a project," said Brian Schleicher, director of marketing and communications of Superior Cranes. Everett also is known for investing in the company and growing the fleet, so Superior Cranes can tackle the difficult projects.  Click for more...


DICA Announces LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors →

DICA announced a brand name change for its acquired Linton Rigging Gear line of products to "LiftGuard magnetic sling protectors. "LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company's acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year. LiftGuard sling protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners or protrusions from loads being lifted.  Click for more...


Manitowoc MLC100-1 Racks Up 2,500 Faultless Hours on Tunneling Project →

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment: One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only ever really one choice: Manitowoc. The company received its Manitowoc MLC100-1 in August 2019 and immediately set it to work on the London Road Relief Sewer project, situated on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.  Click for more...


Double Delivery: Demag AC 45 City and Demag AC 160-5 for Fanger →

The people at Swiss crane service provider Fanger are well aware of the lasting quality of Demag cranes — after all, the company has had a Demag AC 40 City in operation for 20 years. "We've gotten consistently good results for the entirety of that period, so it was only natural for us to get its successor, the AC 45 City. After all, it does everything the AC 40 City does but better," said Fanger Cranes & Transportation Division Manager Josef Waser.  Click for more...


Demolition of Former J.P. Morgan Chase HQ Progressing in Manhattan →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Demolition is visibly moving along on JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, N.Y. Formerly referred to as the Union Carbide Building, the financial company is in the midst of razing the 707-ft.-tall mid-century skyscraper in order to make way for a 1,425-ft.-tall, 2.5-million-sq. ft. supertall, which will be one of the tallest structures in New York City.  Click for more...


NCCCO Foundation Launches 'Most Similar Certifications' Directory →

The NCCCO Foundation announced the launch of a web-based directory designed to help employers navigate OSHA's rules on crane operator qualifications. The Most Similar Certifications Directory is designed to assist employers in selecting the most appropriate operator certification for a particular crane when no specific accredited certification is available. It is the result of the NCCCO's Foundation's research and education initiative designed to enhance safety and encourage compliance with federal and state safety rules and regulations, said NCCCO Foundation CEO Graham Brent.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Updates Free Diagnostic Mobile App, Releases New Bluetooth Pressure Test Kit →

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes, helping operators to interpret diagnostic codes generated by on-board control systems and reduce machine downtime. The app already supports many Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane cranes. "This new functionality is another step in actively improving our digital tools and expanding our offering to provide customers with easy-to-use and valuable tools for a better user experience with our products," said John Alexander, director of service, training and telematics at Manitowoc.  Click for more...


ALL Crane to Take Delivery of New Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 →

The ALL Family of Companies awaits delivery of the next step in the evolution of large cranes, the Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1. Heralded as "the ultimate machine on eight axles," it's the successor to the LTM 1500-8.1, the best-selling large crane ever, according to Liebherr. The new edition will join ALL's existing fleet of five LTM 1500s. The Liebherr LTM 1650 ups the ante with a 770-ton capacity, exceeding its predecessor's capacity by between 15 and 50 percent, depending on the equipment package selected.  Click for more...


Five-Crane Pick Sets Lumberyard's New Circular Crane →

We already know that when you need to pick and set large building materials, you get a crane. But what if the item you need to pick and set also is a crane? You'll need a crane in that instance, too — although it might take more than one. That was the case at an Alabama lumberyard, where five cranes from ALL Crane Rental of Alabama, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, worked together to install the yard's new circular lumberyard crane.  Click for more...


Beaver Tree Services Takes Delivery of National 9125A From Select Crane Sales →

Select Crane Sales assisted Beaver Tree Services with the purchase of a 2010 National 9125A boom truck. Beaver Tree Services performs residential and commercial tree service within the state of New Jersey. The National 9125A mounted on a Peterbilt 367 provides 26 ton capacity and 125 ft. boom. The capacity, boom length and ease of use is a perfect fit for tree industrywork, according to the company.  Click for more...


Tandem RTC-80160s Work on Phase One of Toronto Expressway →

Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway is an 11 mi. east-west expressway running alongside Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada. The Strategic Rehabilitation Plan by the city of Toronto will revitalize the 62-year-old expressway in multiple phases. The contractor for the first phase of the project is using bridge building methods (like pre-fabrication) to accelerate construction and lessen noise and environmental impact.  Click for more...


Aaron H. Ravenscroft Appointed Manitowoc Company President →

The Manitowoc Company has announced that Aaron H. Ravenscroft, currently the company's executive vice president of cranes, has been appointed president and CEO, and a member of the board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2020. Ravenscroft succeeds Barry L. Pennypacker, who is stepping down from his role as president and chief executive officer and as a member of the board as part of the Company's leadership transition plan.  Click for more...


ALL Tower Crane Adds Three to Fleet →

ALL Tower Crane, a division of the ALL Family of Companies, has added three new towers, each strategically chosen to align with emerging customer demand. Included in the purchase is a Liebherr 125 K fast-erecting tower crane with industry-leading jib length, hook height, and capacity. Also included are a Manitowoc Potain MR 418 luffing jib tower crane and a Manitowoc Potain Igo T 85 A, a self-erecting tower crane.  Click for more...



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