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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...


Demag AC 300-6 Saves Time, Money for Greiner Industries Inc. →

Greiner Industries Inc. recently took delivery of its new Demag AC 300-6 from Empire Crane Company. Greiner wanted to add a 350-ton unit to its fleet because of the long main booms this class is equipped with. "The Demag had the best main boom charts and we thought it would be the best option," said Dan Haulman, Greiner crane division manager. Haulman started at Greiner Industries in 2008 as a crane operator and now oversees all operations in the crane division.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adding Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 →

The ALL Family of Companies is beefing up its crawler crane offering in a big way with the purchase of a new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0. The high-tech heavyweight has an 880-ton capacity, 663 ft. of hoist height and a maximum radius of 498 ft. The purchase is in addition to a schedule of 21 Liebherr cranes announced earlier this year and delivering to ALL throughout 2021. Delivery of the LR 1800 is expected in May.  Click for more...


Trio of Grove All-Terrain Cranes Delivered to German Company Neeb →

The employees of German company Neeb received three new Grove all-terrain cranes during a handover at the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven in November 2020. The family business from Wuppertal chose a GMK3060L, GMK4100L-1 and GMK6300L-1 to expand its company fleet. "We took delivery of a GMK5150L almost a year ago and have been very happy with this strong and reliable crane. This was one of the reasons we decided to purchase Grove all-terrains again," said the owner of the Grove trio, Armin Neeb.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Invests in 21-Unit Liebherr Package →

ALL is reinvesting heavily in its mobile all-terrain fleet, announcing a massive haul of 21 new cranes from Liebherr that will be delivered throughout 2021. The package includes: four each of LTM 1120-4.1, LTM 1130-5.1 and LTM 1230-5.1; three each of LTM 1160-5.2 and LTM 1450-8.1; and one each of LTM 1110-5.1, LTM 1150-5.3 and LTM 1650-8.1. The most active period of delivery will be the heart of the year, with 16 of the cranes scheduled for delivery in the second and third quarters.  Click for more...


Gary Lane Named Link-Belt Cranes North American Sales Manager →

Gary Lane has been named manager of North American sales of Link-Belt Cranes, effective Feb. 1, 2021. Bill Stramer, senior vice president of marketing, sales and customer support made the announcement at Link-Belt's headquarters in Lexington, Ky. Lane is a 15-year veteran of the crane business and is well respected among crane industry professionals. He originally joined Link-Belt Cranes as a district manager in 2008 covering the central United States, and he has spent the last nine years heading up the crane sales efforts for Link-Belt crane dealer General Equipment and Supplies Company Inc.  Click for more...


ALL Erection & Crane Rental Co-Founder Jake Liptak Passes Away →

Jerome "Jake" Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. and a pioneer in the crane rental category has died. He was 83. With his brothers Mike and Larry, and Mike's wife, Marvine, Mr. Liptak co-founded the company in 1964. Mr. Liptak is remembered as an industrious man who loved his work in the field, even after ALL became a leading construction brand across all of North America.  Click for more...


Tadano Adds Alta Equipment Company as Authorized Distributor →

Tadano announced it has added Alta Equipment Company as an authorized distributor of Tadano all terrain and rough terrain cranes, as well as Demag all terrain cranes and Tadano-Mantis telescopic boom crawler cranes, in Illinois and Indiana. Since 1984, Alta Equipment has been a dealer in construction equipment sales, parts, service and rentals across the United States' Midwest and other key markets.  Click for more...


Demag Introduces AC 80-4 All-Terrain Crane →

Demag already had an 88 ton (80-t) crane at one point: The AC 80-2. "The worldwide success that this model had showed that there's significant interest in a crane with this kind of lifting capacity," said Michael Klein, the product marketing manager in charge. "In fact, a large number of customers kept confirming this time and time again. That's why we decided to add the AC 80-4 to our product portfolio in the segment of up to 100 tonnes." The new Demag crane really aims high when it comes to power and performance, and in many areas even outdoes representatives from the 100 ton (90-t) class, Klein said.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Adds New Representative in Turkey →

Link-Belt Cranes has finalized an agreement with NEFTAŞ of Istanbul, Turkey, to be an authorized Link-Belt representative. NEFTAŞ will provide comprehensive sales, parts, and service support for Link-Belt crane customers in Turkey. "We are extremely pleased to have NEFTAŞ join our team. Their dedication to providing value-added, high quality services and reliable hi-tech products will be a tremendous gain for crane customers in the area," said Link-Belt Cranes International Sales Manager Roy Burger.  Click for more...


Empire Crane Company Becomes Authorized Tadano Distributor →

Tadano America Corporation announced that Empire Crane Company, headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., has been added as an authorized distributor of Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States. Since opening in 2002, Empire Crane has been a trusted partner in the lifting industry and is a long-time authorized distributor of Demag and Mantis cranes. Empire Crane decided to expand this partnership following the Tadano Group's acquisition of Demag mobile cranes in August 2019 and is now an authorized distributor of Tadano all terrain cranes and rough terrain cranes in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and New York, excluding metro New York and surrounding counties.  Click for more...



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