Tower Cranes


ALL Crane Corrals Its Resources to Revitalize Detroit's Legendary Book Building →

Signs of Detroit's comeback continue with a massive revitalization project of downtown's most recognizable high-rise. The 38-story Book Tower opened in 1926, preceded in 1917 by its 13-story companion structure, the similarly named Book Building. Together, both structures are being turned into a mixed-use masterpiece on the city's burgeoning Washington Boulevard. Plans call for a blend of retail, offices, hotel space and residential units.  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...


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 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...


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...


Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Crane for Your Project →

Virtually all construction projects require the lifting, hauling or transportation of heavy materials — which is why cranes play a gigantic role in the development of your project. Deciding which crane is right for your objectives can be an overwhelming task, as the range of options available is limitless. There is an enormous variety of cranes — each designed for a specific function or use.  Click for more...


Cranes Continue HOT Streak … and Not Just in Seattle →

Though Seattle has led the United States in tower crane numbers for three years now, utilization in this particular crane sector is moving at a good clip all across the country. End users like today's tower crane models for the time and money saved with safe and easy installation, as well as the fact that with a panoramic view of the job site, operators can see exactly where they're placing the load.  Click for more...