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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...


Mammoet Aids in Placement of Bridge Sections for Irving's Signature Bridge →

Mammoet's crew successfully set four precast box-girder bridge units into place as part of the construction of the "Signature Bridge" in Irving, Texas, for the Texas Department of Transportation and its general contractor Webber LLC. Once complete, the bridge will stretch 500 ftl. (152 m) long over State Highway 114 and will connect the former Texas Stadium site to a planned mixed-use development, which is set to include a new Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail station.  Click for more...


Lifting From the Past – Cranes From the Ike Years →

Construction Equipment Guide looks back at cranes from the 1950s.   Click for more...


Evaluating Crane Operator Evaluations →

To assess the degree of understanding and compliance of OSHA's 2018 crane operator qualification rule, and to gauge their approach to operator evaluation, the NCCCO Foundation surveyed crane operator employers. The results are promising: Employers have a "fairly sound" understanding of OSHA rules, reports the Safety Information and Education Network (SIREN) arm of the Foundation. Though there are some aspects of the rule that create confusion and misunderstanding among survey respondents, the report, "Crane Operator Evaluation: How are employers responding to OSHA's new requirement?" received encouraging responses.  Click for more...


Mammoet-Giant JV Supports Manufacturing of Taiwan's First Wind Turbine Jacket Foundations →

A joint venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services has started working with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation, a marine engineering subsidiary of China Steel Corporation to provide assembly, transportation and load-out services for Taiwan's first locally fabricated wind turbine jacket foundations, on site at its manufacturing facility. Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation said, "We are excited to leverage Mammoet-Giant JV's engineering expertise to assist us with the design of lifting arrangements that will ensure efficient and safe operations.  Click for more...


Polish Racing Fans Rent Manlifts to Watch Team, Practice Social-Distancing →

Apparently, aerial work platforms, or man lifts, can be used for other things besides...well...work. As crazed motorcycle racing fans in Poland recently showed, you also can use them to become socially distant from other outdoor spectators during the COVID-19 pandemic, at the same time seeing the action from a better vantage point. Fans of the Motor Lublin racing team rented 21 cranes to abide by social-distancing rules to watch their heroes' race at the local speedway.  Click for more...


IUOE Local 14 Elevates Training for New York City Crane Operators with a CM Labs Crane Simulator →

Imagine the responsibility of operating a 300 ft. boom crane in North America's most densely populated setting and you'll understand why a New York City (NYC) crane license is arguably the most difficult of its kind to obtain in the United States. Even under ideal and open conditions, the operation of construction equipment has its risks. And within the confines of an urban environment such risks increase exponentially.  Click for more...


Demag CC 8800-1 Crawler Crane Lifts Russian Coke Drum Components →

Tough lifts require tough machinery. This is why Russian crane service provider M-Kran decided to use its brand new Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane to lift the heavy components for four coke drums. It all happened at the Kstovo oil refinery close to Nizhny Novgorod, 280 mi. to the east of Moscow, in February and March 2020. The company decided on the Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane for a variety of reasons, with two important ones being its enormous lifting capacity and its high reliability.  Click for more...


New Demag and Tadano Cranes for Cranecorp's Growing Fleet →

The Tadano brand has long been an integral part of the fleet of western Australian crane hire company Cranecorp. In June 2020, it added another two 5-axle cranes to the company's fleet: a Demag AC 160-5 and a Tadano ATF 220G-5. "We are a growing company and the two cranes are well suited to the business in that they're very flexible. For example, the way the counterweight configuration works allows us to send the cranes to competitively undertake lifts of a wide load range without the need to always mobilize with the full counterweight set; thus making the cranes both operationally versatile as well as economically versatile, which is ideal given the remote locations and distances we have to contend with" said CEO Rod White.  Click for more...


Employers Respond to Crane Operator Evaluation Requirements →

Most employers have a fairly sound understanding of their duties and responsibilities to evaluate their crane operators, a new report published by the NCCCO Foundation suggests. But there are some aspects of the OSHA crane operator qualification rule that give rise to a degree of confusion and misunderstanding. The report, Crane Operator Evaluation: How are employers responding to OSHA's new requirement?, is the result of a study undertaken by the NCCCO Foundation.  Click for more...


Norline AG Chooses Demag AC 160-5 All Terrain Crane →

Quality, performance and cost-effectiveness — those are Norline AG's basic principles and the reason why the company decided on a Demag AC 160-5 when acquiring a new all terrain crane. More specifically, the 223 ft. (68-m) main boom, which is the longest in this crane class, and the large lifting capacity with the base counterweight alone were undeniably compelling arguments for the Swiss company, which specializes in building engineering, steel construction, and ground probe boreholes.  Click for more...


Stevenson Crane Service Earns National Recognition →

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC), based in Washington, D.C., recently celebrated the safe workplace achievements of Stevenson Crane Service Inc. (SCS), a heavy lifting equipment company located in Bolingbrook, Ill. SCS received a Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health in the third category, which relates to 100,000 to 500,000 hours of work performed to exceptional degrees of safety.  Click for more...


R&D Crane Expands Fleet With Grove GMK5250L All-Terrain Crane →

R&D Crane, a division of the Cherubini Group of Companies operating in Atlantic Canada, recently expanded its fleet with the purchase of a new Grove GMK5250L. The addition of the 300 ton (250 t) all-terrain crane was fueled by increased demand in the market, especially in R&D Crane's primary fields of focus, which includes bridge and structural erection, tilt-up building panel erection and industrial mechanical machinery (air conditioning units) installation.  Click for more...


ALL Family of Companies Named a Load King Cranes Authorized Service Center →

Load King LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck), has named The ALL Family of Companies (ALL) an authorized service center of Load King cranes. The announcement is effective immediately. With locations throughout North America, ALL will service Load King boom trucks, truck cranes and Terex legacy products for customers from 16 of its full-service yards in a territory that includes Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.  Click for more...


Crews Dismantle Aging Red Wing Bridge →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A $63.4 million undertaking overseen by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is inching closer to completion, as crews dismantle an aging structure that's clearly past its prime. The Red Wing Bridge Project includes the Highway 63 (Eisenhower) Bridge over the Mississippi River and the Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61, as well as the highway connections to Highway 61, Minnesota Highway 58 and approach roadways in Wisconsin.  Click for more...


Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental Debuts New Crane at Milwaukee Art Museum Project →

In 2001, the Milwaukee skyline changed forever with completion of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion. The 140,000-sq.-ft. expansion was crowned with a unique, motion-enabled architectural detail dubbed the Burke Brise Soleil. Meant to evoke a bird's wings or ship's sail, the 217-ft. wide structure opens and closes via hydraulic cylinders. Weighing in at 90 tons, it consists of 72 individual steel fins that vary in length from 26 to 105 ft.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Delivers 2020 Tadano ATF130G-5 to Northeast Customer →

Select Crane Sales delivered a 2020 Tadano ATF130G-5 to a customer in the Northeast who had an immediate need. Select Crane Sales' quick delivery of the 130 ton all terrain resulted in little to no down time for its customer, according to the company. The Tadano ATF130G-5 has a 310 ft. max lifting height and is easy to set up and cost effective to transport, the company said. The boom and extension can be carried along with the crane, which has a total weight of 60 ton and axle load of 12 ton.  Click for more...


Tadano Saves DeWolfe Time, Labor on I-405 Job →

Neither a global pandemic nor a slowed economy has kept one Southern California contractor off its desired growth curve. Dewolfe Crane Service's work with Orange County Transit and Caltrans has kept it steadily busy thru the first two quarters of 2020 and has even fueled the need to add one crane to its fleet. When company owner Jim Dewolfe first learned that OCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans, planned to widen a 16-mi.  Click for more...


Good Things Come in Twos: Two Demag AC45 City Cranes for Wasel →

For Bergheim, Germany-based crane service provider Wasel, the new Demag AC 45 City cranes handed over on June 3rd in Zweibrücken were number two and three of the model this year. "We put our first AC 45 City into operation back in January," report crane operators Wolfgang Pahl and Hans-Joachim Schulz, who are avowed Demag and City fans and accordingly refused to miss out on the chance to pick up the two new cranes at the plant in Zweibrücken.  Click for more...


SC&RA Presents 2020 Crane & Rigging Safety Awards →

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association announced its 2020 Crane & Rigging Safety Awards, recognizing a number of individuals and companies for exemplary safety operations. Fourteen SC&RA member companies received a Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award for having no recordable accidents. They are: A Crane Rental LLC – Dravosburg, Pa. Bay Crane Service Inc. – Long Island City, N.Y.  Click for more...



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