Cranes Articles

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...


Sandy Hammonds Elected to Link-Belt Board of Directors →

Sandy Hammonds, CFO and vice president of finance of Link-Belt Cranes, was elected to Link-Belt Cranes' board of directors during the January 2021 board meeting. Sumitomo Heavy Industry (SHI) representatives attended the meeting by video conference; Link-Belt Cranes is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHI. Melvin Porter, Link-Belt's CEO and president, announced her appointment at Link-Belt Cranes headquarters in Lexington, Ky.  Click for more...


ALL Family of Cranes Working at Ohio State University Campus →

On Nov. 14, 2020, the Ohio State Buckeyes did not play at Maryland as scheduled — another college football postponement brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. But that day on the OSU campus in Columbus, a display of teamwork and awesome power was still taking place. On that day, five different cranes were working on five different lifting jobs within a six-block radius on the campus grounds.  Click for more...


Stellar Industries Introduces Low Cab Forward Service Body →

Stellar Industries has introduced the TMAX 2-14 aluminum low cab forward service truck. The TMAX low cab forward (LCF) aluminum is the latest addition to the long-standing TMAX series. The TMAX 2-14 aluminum body coupled with a low cab chassis delivers provides users enhanced turn radius, making this an ideal choice for metropolitan and small working areas, according to the manufacturer. Additionally, through the use of a larger body, operators won't have to sacrifice storage space and lifting capacity.  Click for more...


New Music Center in Cincinnati Built with Link-Belt 298 Series 2 →

General contractor Messer Construction of Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded the contract for a new $27 million Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center to be built in downtown Cincinnati. When completed, the music center will have an indoor capacity of 4,500 and outdoor seating for 8,000. The venue is being constructed on top of an already completed two-story parking garage built by Hamilton County. Superior Steel Inc.  Click for more...


MSG Krandienst Strengthens Fleet With New Grove Cranes →

After taking delivery of a Grove GMK6300L-1 in February 2020, MSG Krandienst (MSG) took delivery of its new GMK4100L-1 and GMK5150L at the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, in October. The new all-terrain cranes from northern Germany will strengthen the capabilities of MSG's primary location in Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, with the GMK5150L replacing its predecessor, a GMK5130-2, and the GMK4100L-1 replacing a competitor crane.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Crawler Cranes Deliver Strong Performance to Wind Farm Builder IEA Constructors →

Machine wear on cranes is a significant issue for those working in wind energy applications. The installation of turbines usually requires crawler cranes to travel hundreds of miles in the course of an assignment, which will result in proportional wear in their undercarriages. But on a project in Texas, where two Manitowoc MLC650 crawler cranes teamed up with two Manitowoc MLC300 crawler cranes, IEA Constructors (IEA) was delighted to note that all four cranes completed the work with only minimal undercarriage wear, avoiding downtime to replace worn parts.  Click for more...


Versatile Grove GRT655L for Shipbuilder Albwardy Damen →

Albwardy Damen, a specialist shipbuilding and ship repair company in the Middle East, has added a GRT655L to its collection of Grove rough-terrain cranes used at its facilities across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The crane's combination of a strong load chart and long reach mean the company can use it for both holding large components in place while ships are built or installing new sections on existing ships.  Click for more...


CWI Crane & Rigging Adds New Demag to Fleet →

CWI Crane & Rigging has purchased a new 120 ton capacity 2020 Demag AC100-4L from Empire Crane Company. CWI needed to replace a 110 ton truck crane and wanted a longer boom as well as all terrain functions. In the spring of 2019, CWI purchased a Demag AC250-5 from Empire Crane. Its experience with that unit ultimately influenced its decision to purchase a second Demag all terrain crane. Owner Chet Chludenski III said, "Since we purchased the AC250-5, we've just loved the machine.  Click for more...


Callahan & Nannini Quarry Ends 2020 With a Bang →

Callahan & Nannini was hired to assemble a 50 ft. high "2020" structure for the late night show "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Of the 30 different picks it took to assemble, the heaviest was approximately 5,000 lbs. VP Rob Nannini said, "It had LED light strips on the inside so we had to be very careful while picking sections." Callahan & Nannini used a 6010 Tadano Mantis, which it purchased from Empire Crane.  Click for more...


Unique Machinery Highlights W.Va.'s I-64 Bridge Construction →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A large yellow piece of machinery has been the focal point of bridge construction near the Barboursville exit on Interstate 64 in West Virginia, but many locals and motorists have puzzled over what it is. Hovering over the Guyandotte River Bridge, which will soon be replaced, is a gantry crane. Standing in the median between the two existing bridges, its purpose is multifaceted, but it has helped crews tackle various obstacles while continuing work on a project spanning 3.51 mi.  Click for more...


Expert from Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Joins NCCCO Telehandler Task Force →

Trent Burns, instructor and inspector with Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), has been selected to join 25 other volunteers to develop a new certification program for telehandler operators. The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) made the decision to develop this new certification program in response to OSHA requirements and industry demand. Volunteers were accepted on the basis of industry expertise and were drawn from diverse backgrounds, including unions, rental firms, training companies, construction contractors, safety consultants, insurance and regulatory authorities.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250L's Easy Mobility Delivers Precise Lifts at Peruvian Mine →

A Grove GMK5250L all-terrain crane, configured with 300 ft. (91 m) of boom, lifted and placed metal structures that together will form the roof of a machinery warehouse at a mining facility in the Peruvian Andes. Given the constricted workspace at the site, the 300-ton (250 t) capacity mobile crane was the ideal solution for the job, as other vehicles needed to use the same road in which the crane was positioned.  Click for more...



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