Cranes Articles

Port of Boston Preparing to Handle Larger Ships by Fall →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Port of Boston is aiming to better serve New England's economy by modernizing the facility to handle larger commercial ships — an $850 million effort that should be operational this fall. The port's Conley Container Terminal will feature new deep-water berths and tall low-profile cranes to load/offload big container ships moving in and out of Boston Harbor. Hopes are high that the upgraded port will facilitate better trade between New England and other worldwide markets.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adds Five Manitowoc Crawlers →

The ALL Family of Companies is adding a new package from Manitowoc that includes five new crawler cranes and an assortment of jibs, boom attachments and other attachments to bolster service among targeted customer markets. Crawlers in the package include two Manitowoc 14000 series 3 and three MLC300 VPC series 3. The attachments consist of two MLC650 VPC wide boom attachments and one each of 14000 luffing jib, 999 luffing jib, MLC300 VPC wide boom attachment, MLC300 VPC-MAX attachment and MLC650 VPC-MAX attachment.  Click for more...


Looking Back: Historical Cranes →

The HCEA provides a lookback at cranes from the past. 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...


Working With Your Crane Provider to Match the Rig to the Job →

When 95 percent of its fleet is working every day, that's good for the crane company. But it makes for a chaotic workload for estimators and dispatchers, the folks who have to fit the crane to the job. When the customer calls, it helps if he knows as much as possible about the project so all the bases are covered with the right rig and operator. "It's been a very good market for the past few years," said Ole Pedersen, estimator/project manager of NessCampbell Crane + Rigging, Portland, Ore.  Click for more...


Multiple Operational Strategic Initiatives Will Transform Tadano Group's Global Presence →

In pursuit of becoming a worldwide leader in the lifting equipment industry, Tadano has aimed for strategic growth with milestones measured in decades rather than quarter-by quarter. The company invested heavily in strategic acquisitions to bring the market's leading equipment, technologies and expertise under a unified structure to provide competitive lifting solutions to its global customers.  Click for more...


Grove GHC130 Provides Terra Engineering & Construction With Strength, Precision in Ecologically Sensitive Job →

Wisconsin-based Terra Engineering & Construction's website proudly proclaims that the company actively "seeks out the difficult watercourse projects that may discourage other contractors" — and while this is largely due to Terra's skilled workforce and years of experience in that sector, having access to a Grove GHC130 telescopic crawler crane also proved crucial in helping it meet the strict deadline imposed on one of its most recent environmentally sensitive projects.  Click for more...


Anglemyer Completes Two-Crane Lift in Orange County, Calif. →

Anglemyer Crane Rental of Azusa, Calif., operated its 110-ton Link-Belt HTC-86110 hydraulic truck crane and 275-ton Link-Belt ATC-3275 all-terrain crane to perform a tandem lift of a 155 ft. (47.2 m) long, 60,000 lb. (27 215 kg) refurbished water bridge used to circulate water in a sediment pond for the industrial production of sand. "It was a little bit of a unique setup," said crane operator Mike Norris, who ran the HTC-86110.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Crane's Paul Campbell Announces Retirement →

After more than 31 years of dedicated service, Paul Campbell, manager of service parts and logistics, has announced his retirement from Link-Belt Cranes, effective April 30, 2021. Campbell has led the service parts and logistics group at Link-Belt Cranes since 2012, building on his long tenure and expertise in Link-Belt's transportation and warehouse operations. Campbell also has served as Link-Belt's export compliance officer, navigating industry and government requirements for logistics operations.  Click for more...


Pinnacle Cranes Moves to Midland, N.C. →

Pinnacle Cranes, the dealer of Link-Belt cranes and Manitex boom trucks in North Carolina and South Carolina, is moving to Midland, N.C. Vannoy Construction is in the process of building the new headquarters and the shop will be open later this summer. Pinnacle is consistently named a top five dealer by Link-Belt and offers new crane inventory and maintains a large rental fleet along with having an experienced parts and service team.  Click for more...


Bigge Opens in Gulf Coast →

After five years of searching, acquiring, designing and building, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has announced the grand opening of its new Gulf Coast facility with a 130,000-sq.-ft. shop set on 25 acres in Houston, Texas. Located at 8300 McHard Rd., this crane maintenance facility boasts features including: 130,000-sq.-ft. shop set on 25 acres; 12 overhead cranes, ranging from 10 to 30 tons; 35 high-tech workstation bays; 20,000 sq.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Sells Cranes in Northeast, Midwest as Spring Projects Begin →

Select Crane Sales delivered a 2021 Tadano ATF 70G-4 to a customer in the Northeast and a 2013 National NBT50 to the Midwest. The four-axle 75 ton all terrain Tadano ATF 70G-4 offers one of the longest booms in this size crane at 171 ft. Along with Tadano's reliability, the enhanced features of the ATF 70G-4 include tilting inner cockpit, two-engine configuration, asymmetrical outrigger set-up, advanced safety railings and tie-off points as well as full on-board diagnostics provide for safety and comfort, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Enormous Cranes Unite for Conveyor Lift at Farm Co-op →

Everything about farming is getting bigger. That's the assessment of Kevin Berger, grain operations manager of Centerra Co-Op, an agricultural services company with 13 locations in northern Ohio and Pennsylvania. With bigger equipment, harvests are bigger, and Berger's company needs more and bigger storage. With all this "bigness," it stands to reason that two enormous cranes would need to join forces for Centerra's latest expansion project.  Click for more...


Manitex Names Giuffre Brothers Cranes 'Number One Selling Dealer of 2020' →

Milwaukee-based Giuffre Brothers Cranes Inc. has been named Manitex International's "Number One Selling Dealer for 2020." The award honors Manitex International's top dealer who sells the greatest number of cranes during the calendar year. Manitex International Inc. is a provider of engineered lifting solutions including cranes; rough terrain forklifts; reach stackers; container handling equipment; and special mission-oriented vehicles.  Click for more...


Tadano GTC-900 Added to Railroad Construction Company Fleet →

Recently Select Crane Sales LLC delivered a Tadano GTC-900 to Railroad Construction Company Inc. of Paterson, N.J. The telescopic boom crawler crane provides increased on the job strength and optimal lifting performance at any track width, according to the manufacturer. It offers a 90 ton capacity, a five-section 141 ft. 1 in. full power boom and 33.1 ft./58.1 ft. bi-fold jib offsets of 3.5, 25 and 45 degrees.  Click for more...


Tips for Working Around Overhead Power Lines →

Electrocutions resulting from contact between a crane and overhead power lines is still a leading cause of death on job sites. The key to safety around power lines is awareness, and an experienced operator knows to assume all lines are energized until he's confirmed otherwise. Overhead power lines caused 36 percent of all electric-related fatalities in the workplace between 2011 and 2017, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International.  Click for more...


Versatile Telecrawlers Tackle Jobs in Many Construction Settings →

The utility market has long known teleboom crawler cranes are workhorses in the field. They can easily navigate sketchy terrain, hike steep slopes and coast over soft ground. But their abilities to pick and carry a full load chart, work on out-of-level conditions and hold various attachments are drawing the interest of contractors in many construction sectors. "Telecrawlers become indispensable on work sites where a rough-terrain or all-terrain crane can't go, or on a site that a conventional crawler crane utilizing flat pads can't navigate," said Rick Mikut, ALL Family of Companies.  Click for more...


Tadano Introduces GR-1300XL-4 Rough Terrain Crane →

The Tadano Group announced the launch of the GR-1300XL-4 rough terrain crane for the North American market. Tadano's rough terrain cranes are known throughout the industry for their reliable performance, high maneuverability and safety. The GR-1300XL-4 continues this legacy and expands Tadano's rough terrain offerings into the 130 ton weight class, equipping even more customers with a versatile machine featuring a long boom concept and compact design that can thrive in the harshest conditions, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Lift-All Crane Service's New Grove Truck Cranes Navigate Roads With Ease →

Lift-All Crane Service's distinctive baby blue cranes have been a common sight on the highways and job sites of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa ever since the company was founded in 1977. This long-time Grove customer has recently acquired another two truck cranes from nearby dealer Aspen Equipment to fill a couple of gaps in its fleet: namely, a TMS9000-2 at the end of 2018 and a TMS500-2 in the spring of 2020.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Delivers Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 →

Select Crane Sales recently delivered a 2015 Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 to American Crane in New Hampshire. The LTM 1130-5.1 offers a compact size, 160 ton capacity, 197 ft. main boom and 35 to 62 ft. jib. "We chose the LTM 1130 as an upgrade from our 120 ton," said Mike Lesniak of American Crane. "The 160 ton class fit perfectly in our current fleet of 40 ton, 110 ton and 265 ton." In anticipation of the delivery, American Crane has already been quoting spring projects with the addition of this capacity in mind.  Click for more...


Cranes Dominate Massive Assembly in NYC's Midtown East →

The steel superstructure for JP Morgan Chase‘s new 1,425-ft. supertall headquarters continues to rise on the western half of 270 Park Avenue's full-block parcel in Manhattan, N.Y. At the same time, work continues to progress on the demolition of the company's mid-century 707-ft.-tall, 52-story former home on the opposite end of the Midtown East lot, formerly referred as the Union Carbide Building.  Click for more...



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