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Link-Belt Service Promotes Tony Hatton to Warranty Administrator →

Link-Belt Cranes announced the promotion of Tony Hatton to warranty administrator, effective May 1, 2020. Hatton has been a hydraulic crane service technician in Link-Belt Service since September 2011. "Tony brings a wealth of knowledge with his field service and technical background that will allow him to expand the possibilities of warranty data analysis to a new level," said Troy Krumm, manager, field service.  Click for more...


Cranes Pick, Hold Chicago-Area Conveyor Bridge During Demo →

To upgrade the processing line at a Chicago-area metals-handling plant, a truss bridge supporting a conveyor needed to be removed to make way for its eventual replacement. The conveyor feeds a kiln where material is heated to remove impurities. Brandenburg Industrial Services was in charge of demolition, contracting with Dearborn Engineers & Constructors to perform site analysis and Central Contractors Service, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, to provide cranes for the bridge removal.  Click for more...


DICA's Kris Koberg Named to SC&RA's Safety Education & Training Committee →

Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, was recently named to serve a three-year term on the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) Crane & Rigging Group Safety Education & Training Committee. Koberg's nomination was approved on April 30 during the association's web-based committee meeting. The mission of this committee is to monitor events and recommend actions on safety related issues, including safety programming, legislative, regulatory and standard settings; and, active liaison with the Ironworkers Labor/Management Safety Advisory Committee.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Announces Shared Equipment Program →

Today's construction job sites are evolving, and project owners demand partner companies that embrace new methods to drive down costs without negatively impacting quality. It is with this in mind that the ALL Family of Companies announced its Shared Equipment Program (SEP), a new approach to equipment rental that can shave millions of dollars and many months off construction projects. Here's how it works: a project's general contractor acts as the primary renter of all lift equipment for the job and then rents it to the subcontractors — a method that helps to eliminate waste, cuts costs, improves productivity and creates positive outcomes.  Click for more...


Tadano GTC-2000 Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane →

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane anticipated a development: developed and built at Demag in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane was relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000 at ConExpo 2020. There are good reasons for including the telescopic boom crawler crane in the Tadano brand, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Demag IC-1 Remote for Mobile Remote Access to Crane Data →

The digitization of the working world has long become an integral part of the crane industry. With this in mind, Demag's IC-1 Remote cloud solution enables remote access to and diagnosis of all relevant crane data from any location – including online troubleshooting by Demag Support. IC-1 Remote by Demag is the only solution to offer this option, according to the manufacturer. In the medium-term, IC-1 Remote will become available in the USA for all Demag all terrain cranes except for the AC 1000-9, as well as various Demag crawler cranes.  Click for more...


Misunderstanding Crane Operator Certification →

Crane operator certification is the second of OSHA'S three steps to operator qualification. By now, most people who use cranes are aware that crane operator certification is firmly established as federal law. That officially occurred on December 10, 2018, but it took more than thirty years to happen. I remember jokingly telling someone years ago that I would probably be dead before operator certification became law.  Click for more...


ConExpo 2020 Provides the Backdrop for New Crane Intros →

Rough-terrain crane buyers are on the hunt for bigger machines, in the 100-ton and 120-ton classes specifically. Crane manufacturers serving the North American market heard their customers loud and clear, and took advantage of ConExpo 2020 to unveil new models. Many of these machines featured new technology that answer customers' demands for easier mobility and operation. In Las Vegas, Link-Belt Cranes, Lexington, Ky., displayed two new models, the 100RT and the 120RT, with features to benefit the crane operator.  Click for more...


Stevenson Crane Service Becomes Multi-National Parts Dealer →

Stevenson Crane Service Inc. (SCS), a South Holland, Ill.-based company specializing in mobile heavy lifting equipment, has expanded and diversified parts capabilities. The company has expanded its parts service area into international parts procurement and the sourcing of hard-to-find items, including distributorship for the Load King line, which has taken over production of the Terex truck crane and boom trucks.  Click for more...


Timber Company Turns Panels with Caldwell Posi-Turner →

Freres Lumber Co. Inc. is using a 22,500-lb. (11.25-ton) capacity Caldwell Posi-Turner to turn loads at its Mass Plywood Panels facility in Lyons, Ore. The Posi-Turner, which is designed to rotate bulky and hard to handle objects during manufacture or assembly processes, is operated beneath the hook of a 15-ton capacity overhead crane to flip panels in the lumber and timber company's finishing area.  Click for more...


Caldwell Mill-Duty Coil Grab for Steel Service Center →

A 37.5-ton capacity mill-duty coil grab has been installed beneath the hook of a 40-ton capacity overhead crane at a Monarch Steel Company Inc. facility in Decatur, Ala. The coil grab was manufactured by The Caldwell Group, a Rockford, Illinois-based company that specializes in both standard and custom lifting equipment. Mazzella Alabama Sling Center, a Caldwell Group distributor, provided the coil grab to the Monarch steel service center, located in Decatur in northern Alabama.  Click for more...


Tadano Debuts Two New All-Terrain Cranes →

Tadano's two new all-terrain cranes -- the ATF-100-4.1 and the ATF-120-5.1 -- combine tried and tested features with innovations. Operating companies, operation planners and operators can still trust in the economical 2-engine concept, the efficient crane control AML-F, the innovative Lift Adjuster, and the unique jib HTLJ – telescopable even under load, one of the options available only from Tadano, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Tadano ATF 220G-5 Includes Latest Technology →

Tadano's ATF 220G-5 all-terrain 5-axle crane offers a wealth of possibilities for a great range of applications, making it one of the most efficient mobile cranes on the market. The successful crane now also comes with the latest engine technology and even greater performance, according to the manufacturer. Practical Versatility Fully equipped, the ATF 220G-5 boasts lifting capacities of up to 267 tons (242.5 t).  Click for more...


Tadano GR-1600XL Rough Terrain Crane →

With a capacity of 160 ton, the Tadano GR-1600-XL rough terrain crane has one of the highest lifting capacities in its class, according to the manufacturer. The combination of a 305 ft. tip height with superior maneuverability provides versatility in the field. The ability to self-disassemble and self-assemble makes transport of a crane of this size highly convenient. Hydraulic Offset Jib The Tadano GR-1600-XL rough terrain crane offers a hydraulic offset jib can be adjusted between 5 to 40 degrees by the jib tilt cylinder.  Click for more...


Tadano GR-1000XLL-4 Rough Terrain Crane →

In North America, many rough terrain cranes are used in confined spaces such as refineries where operating and maintaining cranes can be challenging. Tadano's GR-1000XLL-4 is designed with these environments in mind. Tadano's latest GR rough terrain crane facilitates more efficient workflows and delivers improved performance with an engine that meets the latest emission standards, while providing increased work safety and comfort, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Demag CC 3800-1 Lattice Boom Crawler Crane →

With a lifting capacity of 716 tons at a radius of 39 ft. and with a maximum load moment of 10,088 tons, the Demag CC 3800-1 is a particularly cost-effective choice for many projects. In addition, it is powerful enough to erect wind turbines with a hub height of up to 384 ft. without a Superlift system. 561-ft System Length With Boom Booster The Demag CC 3800-1 comes with a 472-ft. main boom. However, the crane's maximum system length can be extended all the way up to 561 ft.  Click for more...


Hoffman Equipment Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary With New Cranes From Manitowoc and Grove →

Hoffman Equipment marked one century in the lifting equipment industry at this year's ConExpo. The Piscataway, New Jersey-based family-run company celebrated the date expanding its fleet with new Manitowoc and Grove cranes purchased at the show. The new acquisitions include a Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain and a Manitowoc MLC150-1 crawler crane (both launched at ConExpo), a Grove GRT880, an RT770 and a Manitowoc MLC100-1.  Click for more...


Terex Crane Launches New Products, Technology →

The Terex rough terrain TRT 80US is an 80 ton max capacity crane with a main boom length of 138 ft. (42.1 m) ft. It is the first model featuring TEOS, the new Terex Operating System that will increase job efficiency. TRT 80US's compact design eases transportability, improves maneuverability in crowded job sites and confined spaces or while performing indoor lifts, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Tadano Debuts GR-800XL-4 Rough Terrain Crane →

With an upgraded maximum lift capacity of 80 tons (73 t) and a long boom of 154.2 ft. (47 m), the Tadano GR-800XL-4 is one of the most versatile and well-balanced rough terrain cranes in the industry, according to the manufacturer. Equipped with the new generation AML-E2 crane control system, the GR-800XL-4 has a gross vehicle weight of 99,800 lbs. (45,268.5 kg) for easy transportability and a newly-improved cab design for more efficient operation.  Click for more...


Bigge Crane and Rigging Celebrates Potain Purchase at ConExpo 2020 →

Over the last three years Bigge Crane and Rigging, which is consistently ranked among the Top 10 global crane companies, has used a lot of Potain tower cranes. So many in fact, that Manitowoc Cranes has given the California-based lifting company an award for being the largest unit volume Potain top slewing and self-erecting crane purchaser over the period that spans ConExpo 2017 to ConExpo 2020. Manitowoc's David Hull, Mike Heacock and Aaron Ravenscroft presented the award to several members of Bigge Crane's leadership at the Manitowoc booth in Las Vegas.  Click for more...



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