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Are Crane Operator Breaks Feasible →

A crane operator's comfort is crucial to a successful day at work. Discomfort to the point of tension is unhealthy, while relaxing to the point of drowsiness is a danger to the operator, crew and people on the ground. The notion of operator comfort during a long shift, whether that's high up in a tower crane cab or closer to the ground in a mobile rig, is gaining traction. The National Safety Council (NSC), Itasca, Ill., reports that 69 percent of employees are tired on the job.  Click for more...


Stellar Introduces Six New Lighter-Weight Telescopic Service Cranes Featuring CDTpro Remote With Range Finder →

Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, roll-off cable hoists, trailers and service truck and van accessories, is launching six new telescopic cranes utilizing the exclusive CDTpro Remote with Range Finder to the marketplace. These cranes are redesigns of its 9,000-lb. class cranes (9621 and 9630), 10,000-lb. class cranes (10621 and 10630) and 12,000-lb.  Click for more...


ALL Adds New Manitowoc Lattice Boom Crawlers →

The ALL Family of Companies is beefing up its stock of Manitowoc lattice-boom crawlers, with a focus on the versatile 330-ton class MLC300 cranes. The acquisition includes two new Manitowoc MCL300 VPC, two additional VPC-MAX attachments, one MLC300 luffing jib attachment and one MLC650 3.5-meter-wide boom attachment. The MLC300 VPC delivers unprecedented lifting performance with the strongest load charts in its class, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Engl Expands Crane Rental Fleet With Grove GMK4100L-2 All-Terrain Crane →

Austrian company Engl, based in Schwoich, Tyrol, has added a new Grove GMK4100L-2 all-terrain crane to its fleet. The company chose Grove for its strong taxi load charts, compact dimensions and comfortable operator environments. The 110 ton capacity four-axle GMK4100L-2 offers best-in-class taxi load charts and comes with a seven-section 197 ft. main boom with MEGAFORM design. This feature enhances the stability and strength of the boom and optimizes the weight to make it even more powerful, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


New 300|AT Reimagines All-Terrain Platform at Link-Belt →

Link-Belt Cranes has announced its all-new 300-ton 300|AT all-terrain crane will debut at ConExpo-Con/AGG ‘23 in Las Vegas (March 14 to 18, 2023). Following valuable voice of the customer data collection as well as engineering and manufacturing research, Link-Belt Cranes is debuting an entirely new crane platform with the 300|AT. "We spoke extensively with our customer base and feel like we have delivered.  Click for more...


A1A Software to Demonstrate New Lift Planning, Business Management Products at 2023 ConExpo-Con/AGG →

A1A Software LLC will release a variety of stand-alone lift planning tools in the A1A Product Suite, and it will introduce a new version of iCraneTrax during ConExpo-Con/AGG, March 14 to 18, 2023, in Las Vegas. The lift planning and asset management tools are designed to help people with different roles in the crane supplier's organization to be functional at various levels with as little or as much complexity as the role requires.  Click for more...


American Equipment Expands National Field Service, Equipment Offerings With Acquisition of Shannahan Crane & Hoist →

American Equipment Holdings, a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Shannahan Crane & Hoist, a provider of engineered overhead crane systems and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) field services. Shannahan Crane is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., with an additional field office in Kansas City, Kan. The acquisition of Shannahan Crane marks the 14th add-on acquisition completed by American Equipment since partnering with Rotunda in May 2021.  Click for more...


Specialized Transportation Symposium to Feature FMCSA's Larry Minor →

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's 2023 Specialized Transportation Symposium will be held Feb. 28 to March 2, at the Rosen Centre Hotel, in Orlando, Fla. The annual event for the specialized transportation industry, STS 2023 will bring 500-plus heavy haul professionals across the OS/OW spectrum and offer a wealth of opportunities to learn from respected experts sharing the latest ideas, products and solutions.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Becomes Authorized Dealer of Maeda →

The ALL Family of Companies is once again an authorized dealer of Maeda mini cranes. ALL also is adding 13 Maeda spider cranes to its own fleet. ALL's exclusive territory for Maeda sales covers the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. ALL will sell and service Maeda's full line including spider cranes, crawlers and battery cranes. Considered the smallest cranes in the world, Maeda cranes can go where other cranes simply can't.  Click for more...


DICA FiberMax Crane Pads Arrive at IUOE's Training Center →

DICA has announced that the International Union of Operating Engineers' (IUOE) Training Center in Crosby, Texas, has received a set of FiberMax Crane Pads to use with its two new all-terrain cranes. As one of the IUOE's equipment partners, these FiberMax 6x4x6 crane pads join other DICA products already in use at the training center. DICA products on site include SafetyTech and FiberTech Outrigger Pads, ProStack engineered cribbing blocks and TrainSmart Pole Barrier Systems, which were provided to the center when it first opened in 2018.  Click for more...


Cranes, Crew From ALL Aid in Hurricane Ian Rescue Efforts →

Hurricane Ian struck Florida in late September. One of its enduring images was the collapsed Sanibel Causeway, which links Sanibel Island to Punta Rassa near Fort Myers on the mainland. Just a few broken sections of roadway remained, breaking the surface of San Carlos Bay. Without the 3-mi. causeway, the island and its residents were cut off from access to relief supplies. Just hours after Ian made landfall, ALL Crane Rental of Florida, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, was trucking cranes from Tampa to aid in relief efforts.  Click for more...


VIDEO: First Grove GMK6400-1 in North America Goes to Heaton Erecting in Georgia →

Heaton Erecting, a provider of professional crane, rigging and transportation services to the Atlanta, Ga., construction market, has taken delivery of North America's first Grove GMK6400-1. The new flagship six-axle, 450 ton all-terrain crane, which was supplied by Manitowoc dealer Ring Power Crane, expands Heaton's growing fleet of Grove cranes at an opportune moment, with business booming as Atlanta continues to live up to its reputation of being one of the country's fastest-growing cities.  Click for more...


National Crane, LineWise Team Up for High-Voltage Power Line Work →

Combining National Crane's largest capacity boom truck, the NBT60XL, with LineWise's TLL-2000-Series 3 Triple Line Lifter, capable of handling 230kV power lines, significantly expands the work scope of electric utility contractors. The Triple Line Lifter 2000 Series 3 is an insulated crane attachment used to support up to three energized lines. Constructed of high-strength steel, the maximum capacity for the TLL-2000 is 2,000 lbs.  Click for more...


ALL Adds 11 New Liebherr ATs →

The ALL Family of Companies, the largest privately-owned crane rental and sales enterprise in North America, has purchased a package of 11 new all-terrain (AT) cranes from Liebherr, ranging in capacities from 135 to 900 tons. The majority of the new cranes will be delivered by June 2023. Chad Rados, project coordinator of ALL, said the package speaks to the continued popularity of ATs among a wide range of customers.  Click for more...


Tower Crane Emergencies Require Level-Headed Action Plan →

Safety is key when any crane is on a job site, but a tower crane requires safety managers to have a rescue plan in place. A medical emergency can occur any time on the job, even to a crane operator in a tower crane cab. Many crane companies make rescue training sessions a regular part of their safety training programs. And many will get the local fire and rescue team involved. This summer, Bigge Crane and Rigging teamed up with the San Francisco Fire Department for field training exercises that included rescue instruction.  Click for more...


Big B Crane Hits Stride With Link-Belt Cranes →

In the last 24 months Big B Crane of Burleson, Texas, has purchased six Link-Belt lattice crawler cranes from local Link-Belt Cranes distributor HOLT Crane & Equipment of Irving, Texas. In June 2021, Big B Crane purchased two 238 HSLs and a 248 HSL, a 298 HSL in September 2021, a 348 Series 2 in June 2022 and a second 298 HSL in July 2022. "We have several 200-ton cranes, most of which are Link-Belt 248's [H5, HSL, H II] and we hang a lot of steel with them.  Click for more...


After Productive Year, Crane Work Ends On Indianapolis' Huge Highway Project →

The highway project to completely re-route and reimagine Indianapolis' I-65/I-70 North Split interchange is winding down. Central Rent-A-Crane, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has completed its work setting bridge beams for the project. A portion of westbound I-70 was opened to vehicular traffic in early October. The original North Split was built nearly 50 years ago and became an infamous traffic tangle, earning the nickname "the spaghetti bowl." Motorists routinely had to cross multiple lanes of traffic to reach their exits.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Wins Bechtel 'Global Supplier Award' →

Bechtel, a leading engineering, construction and project management company, awarded Manitowoc as one of its top suppliers at the company's 2022 Global Supplier Awards. The annual event recognizes business partners that have supported Bechtel's projects across the globe. "This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of our dedicated employees in the U.S. and around the world," said Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc president and CEO.  Click for more...


Tadano Boom Booster for CC 68.1250-1 →

Just like for its siblings the CC 38.650-1 and CC 88.1650-1, Tadano now offers a Boom  Booster for the CC 68.1250-1. Its special design increases the main boom's stiffness, boosting the crane's lifting capacity by up to 30 percent. Boom  Booster kits for the CC 68.1250-1 are available in lengths of up to 334 ft., enabling the crane to reach a hook height of 636 ft. with the additional boom sections.  Click for more...


Tadano Presents Hybrid Tech Demo at bauma 2022 →

The future is electric — Tadano clearly thinks the same way and presented a demo of an all terrain crane with an electrified superstructure to a broad public for the first time ever at this year's bauma. "With this innovative tech demo, we'll show how Tadano is already laying the foundation so as to be able to use all options for carbon-neutral crane operation in the future," said Project Manager Alexandra Löhner.  Click for more...



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