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Link-Belt TCC-550 to Debut at CraneFest →

Link-Belt Cranes has announced production of a new 55-ton (45-t) TCC-550 will begin soon, with shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. The TCC-550 follows a long line of product improvements and introductions in Link-Belt Cranes' telescopic crawler crane family. The predecessors to the TCC-550, the TCC-500 and the TCC-450, were some of the very first telescopic crawler models to be introduced worldwide in 2006.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Launches New 65|HT →

Link-Belt Cranes has unveiled the new 65|HT, a 65-ton (55-t) capacity truck crane to replace its HTC-8660 Series II. The 65|HT comes with a new four-section 36.5 to 115 ft. (11.2 to 35 m) full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 125 ft. (38.1 m). The 65|HT boasts an all-new formed boom riding Link-Belt's Teflon- impregnated wear pads, which means there's no need to grease the boom — reducing the time and cost of upkeep, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Steel Giraffe LLC's Demag AC 45 City Still Going Strong →

When Steel Giraffe LLC owner Stephen Kelly began looking to expand his fleet, he knew he needed a crane that was adaptable to many different environments and capable of tackling a wide variety of projects. Kelly was looking for a machine that was highway mobile, nimble, had good capacity charts, the ability to telescope with loads, off-road capabilities, retracted outrigger charts, and an excellent tire (rubber) chart.  Click for more...


HEC Students Engage in MLC100-1 Assembly Safety Class →

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) students in Stonecrest, Ga., took part in an assembly safety class on May 19 that used a new Manitowoc MLC100-1. Students spent the day watching the unit being assembled and tested at the school's field-testing site shortly after HEC took delivery of the new crane. Sixteen HEC instructors and staff conducted the operation, which focused on safety measures to ensure the proper assembly of the 110 ton lattice-boom crawler crane.  Click for more...


Steel Erectors Contribute to Community Revitalization Projects →

Seven steel erection companies have been named as recipients in the annual project of the year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract. In addition, three companies received honorable mention. Categories are Class I up to $500,000; Class II $500,000 to $1 million; Class III $1 to 2.5 million; and Class IV over $2.5 million.  Click for more...


Utah-Based Wagstaff Crane Acquires Potain Self-Erecting Tower Crane Dealership Bronson Crane →

With the acquisition of Utah-native Potain self-erecting tower crane dealer Bronson Crane, lifting specialist Wagstaff Crane is poised to offer an expanded range of services to customers in Utah. The purchase of the self-erecting tower crane specialist sees Wagstaff take over all its assets and business functions, although Bronson Crane will continue to trade under its existing name, and operate from the Wagstaff building in Murray, Utah.  Click for more...


Cunzolo Expands Fleet With New Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain Crane →

Brazilian crane service provider Cunzolo recently acquired a brand new Tadano ATF 400G-6 with all the bells and whistles: Among other equipment, the crane features a luffing jib and the "Power System" boom suspension system, which will enable the unit to safely tackle jobs involving complex lifts, cumbersome and heavy loads, and impressive heights all by itself. This boom suspension system, which is one of a kind in the market, increases lifting capacity significantly and makes it possible, above all, to lift heavy loads while working with an extension.  Click for more...


New Sales Team for Terex Cranes Will Renew Focus in North America →

Terex Cranes is renewing its focus in North America with two new appointments: Jonathan Caldwell to sale representative of tower cranes and Michael Goll to business development manager of rough terrain cranes. These appointments, which follow the appointment of Andreas Ernst to general manager, Cranes Americas (announced earlier this year) is part of the company's ambitious growth strategy for North America and will build on the strength of its well-established parts and service support team, primarily located in Wilmington, N.C., and supported by factory teams in Fontanafredda and Crespellano, Italy.  Click for more...


Inversiones Farías Puts Pair of New Grove GRT8100s to Quick Use in Chile →

Based in Antofagasta, Chile's mining capital, Inversiones Farías has deployed two new Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain cranes to projects that serve the region's vibrant extraction economy. The cranes have already helped assemble mining infrastructure, and soon will go on to complete jobs in mineral processing plants and large-scale construction and manufacturing projects. "These are excellent cranes that meet all expectations for the jobs we typically perform," said Robert Palma, branch manager at Inversiones Farías.  Click for more...


ECA Brings Greater Drilling Depths to U.S., Canada With BAUER MC 96/Berminghammer Lead Setup →

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, is bringing the BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane paired with hanging Berminghammer lead assembly to North America to allow its customers to achieve drilling depths of up to 150 ft (45). Both ECA and ECA Canada will offer this rig to customers for sale or rental. "ECA is thrilled to add this BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane equipped with a Berminghammer leader and a powerful BAUER KDK 280S rotary head to our fleet," said Director of BAUER Product Sales and Service Gordian Ulrich.  Click for more...


Bridge in Burgeoning Florida Community Expands With Help From All Crane Rental →

Poinciana, Fla., a suburban community near Kissimmee, is one the fastest-growing areas in the state's central region. In 2015, a new two-lane bridge was constructed over the Reedy Creek Swamp to provide another connection between Poinciana and nearby communities and highways. Now, just six years later, a second bridge is needed. It will be constructed parallel to the existing bridge to expand traffic flow to four lanes, two in each direction.  Click for more...


Greg Noone Joins CraneWorks as New York City, Long Island Sales/Rentals Manager →

New York has a new CraneWorks sales and rentals manager: Greg Noone will cover the New York City and Long Island territories, advising sales and rentals customers while bringing in new business for mobile service trucks and New Jersey repair shop. Noone's career began two decades ago at his grandfather's used equipment business. "From there, I went to work for a Palfinger and Princeton dealer for eight years," said Noone.  Click for more...


Ureña Named DSR for Southeastern United States →

Frank Snapp, manager, field service and warranty, announced that Raul Ureña has been named Link-Belt Crane's district service representative of the southeastern United States covering Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Ureña has been with Link-Belt Cranes for eight years, serving as the district service representative for Latin America. Before joining Link-Belt, Ureña had extensive training and experience with telescopic and lattice boom cranes in south Florida.  Click for more...


Derr and Isbell Construction Work Quickly With Link-Belt TCC-1400 →

Construction is under way at The Stack, a 16-story project in Deep Ellum, a historic downtown Dallas neighborhood. Derr and Isbell Construction LLC of Euless, Texas, has a long company history of lifting structural steel and precast for projects across the country, and was awarded the contract for the 474,000 sq. ft. (44 036 sq. m) mixed-use development. The company rented a Link-Belt 140-ton (127-t) TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane from HOLT Equipment of Irving, Texas, to place more than 250 precast panels on the bottom 10 stories of the new building.  Click for more...


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...



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