Cranes Articles

Tadano Saves DeWolfe Time, Labor on I-405 Job →

Neither a global pandemic nor a slowed economy has kept one Southern California contractor off its desired growth curve. Dewolfe Crane Service's work with Orange County Transit and Caltrans has kept it steadily busy thru the first two quarters of 2020 and has even fueled the need to add one crane to its fleet. When company owner Jim Dewolfe first learned that OCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans, planned to widen a 16-mi.  Click for more...


Good Things Come in Twos: Two Demag AC45 City Cranes for Wasel →

For Bergheim, Germany-based crane service provider Wasel, the new Demag AC 45 City cranes handed over on June 3rd in Zweibrücken were number two and three of the model this year. "We put our first AC 45 City into operation back in January," report crane operators Wolfgang Pahl and Hans-Joachim Schulz, who are avowed Demag and City fans and accordingly refused to miss out on the chance to pick up the two new cranes at the plant in Zweibrücken.  Click for more...


SC&RA Presents 2020 Crane & Rigging Safety Awards →

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association announced its 2020 Crane & Rigging Safety Awards, recognizing a number of individuals and companies for exemplary safety operations. Fourteen SC&RA member companies received a Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award for having no recordable accidents. They are: A Crane Rental LLC – Dravosburg, Pa. Bay Crane Service Inc. – Long Island City, N.Y.  Click for more...


Anglemyer Crane Service Announces Purchase of HTC-86110 →

Link-Belt Cranes, distributor Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. , and John Anglemyer, owner of Azusa, Calif.-based Anglemyer Crane Service announced the purchase of a new 110-ton (100-mt) HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane. (L-R) are Scott Dighans of Link-Belt Cranes; Tom Trevithick of Nixon-Egli; James Nixon of Nixon-Egli; John Anglemyer, Dan Nunley, Randy Johns and Al Basler, all of Anglemyer Crane Service; and Bill Stramer of Link-Belt Cranes.  Click for more...


Dielco Announces Purchase Agreement for Three New Link-Belts →

Link-Belt Cranes, distributor Mardian Equipment and Dielco Crane Service Inc. of Las Vegas, announced the purchase of four new cranes at ConExpo 2020 — one new 100-ton (90-t) 100|RT rough terrain crane, and two 100-ton (90-t) HTC-86100 telescopic truck cranes. (L-R) are Gene Allen of Dielco Crane Service Inc.; Amy McKeehan of Link-Belt Cranes; Steven Knight of Mardian Equipment; Paul Campbell of Link-Belt Cranes; Dick Dieleman of Dielco Crane Service Inc.; and Scott Dighans and Melvin Porter, both of Link-Belt Cranes.  Click for more...


Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. Announce Purchase of Six Telecrawlers →

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. of San Leandro, Calif., and Link-Belt Cranes announced a purchase agreement at ConExpo 2020 for a package of six Link-Belt telescopic crawler cranes to be delivered in 2020. The package includes 140-ton TCC-1400s and 250-ton TCC-2500s. (L-R) are Skeeter Collins of Link-Belt Cranes; Joe Nelms of Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.; Bill Stramer of Link-Belt Cranes; Weston Settlemier of Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.; Robert Apo, Brian Noga and Josh Bowman all of Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.; and Scott Dighans of Link-Belt Cranes.  Click for more...


Looking Back: Cranes of Yesteryear →

A look at cranes from the past courtesy of the Historical Construction Equipment Association.   Click for more...


Nebraska Crane Adds Grove GRT9165 Rough-Terrain Crane to Its Fleet →

As construction jobs require heavier picks within spaces that get more constrained every day, Nebraska Crane was on the lookout for a strong, high-capacity crane, but compact enough to easily maneuver in all kinds of job sites. A big fan of Grove cranes — 95 percent of its rough-terrain fleet is Grove — the Kearney, Neb.-based rental company decided to purchase Grove's longest-reaching, highest-capacity rough-terrain crane: the GRT9165.  Click for more...


ALL Adds 16 New Link-Belt Cranes →

The ALL Family of Companies is getting a major infusion of new Link-Belt cranes, with a total of 16 new units slated for delivery in the coming months. The package includes four 60-ton HTC-8660 truck cranes; four 50-ton TCC-500 telecrawlers; four 80-ton TCC-800 telecrawlers; one 140-ton TCC-1400 telecrawler; one 100-ton 100 RT rough-terrain crane; and two 200-ton 248-HSL lattice boom crawlers. Link-Belt models are prized for their ease of transport and fast setup once on the job site, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Demag CC 3800-1 Lifts New Stand at Saint Symphorien Stadium of FC Metz →

It was certainly a great moment for the fans of FC Metz when the enormous steel structures, weighing up to 266 tons, of the new south stand in the club's stadium were lifted and assembled. A job that the construction company responsible, Demathieu Bard, together with Costantini, entrusted to Martifer the manufacturer of the structure. The lift itself was performed by crane service provider Sarens using its Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane, since it had all the prerequisites to perform this sporting feat.  Click for more...


Keeping OSHA at Bay — How to Properly Evaluate Your Operators →

This is the third article covering OSHA's three steps to operator qualification. The first, "OSHA Takes Training to a Higher Level," (Crane Hot Line, June 2019, page 12) covers OSHA's expansion of operator training. The second article, "Misunderstanding Crane Operator Certification," (Crane Hot Line, July 2019, page 12) covers unreasonable expectations regarding operator certification. This article, like the previous two, is intended to help employers comply with the OSHA rule and to enhance crane safety, which is always the goal.  Click for more...


Hydraulic Fluid Leaks, Poor Ground Conditions Contribute to Crane Outrigger Failure →

The two biggest factors that contribute to crane failures are fluid leakage in the outrigger hydraulic cylinder and ground conditions, or the supporting structure for the outrigger pads. Ensuring that your crane is operating on firm, level and drained ground per OSHA's Cranes & Derricks in Construction rule, starts with a proper inspection of the crane and the job site. "One safety device talked about in OSHA Subpart CC section 1415 is the integral holding valves in your crane," said Joe Kuzar, technical director of Woodland, Wash.-based Industrial Training International (ITI).  Click for more...


Liebherr Crane Sets Precast Concrete Panels for New Georgia Wastewater Treatment Facility →

The heart of a new wastewater treatment facility in Newton County, Ga., consists of a liquid-holding structure made of precast concrete panels. The massive 1.25-million-gallons-per-day A. Scott Emmons Water Reclamation Facility, once completed, will serve growing business activity in the city of Social Circle as well as nearby residences. The Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority (NCWSA) hired Reeves Young as general contractor.  Click for more...


Grove TMS700E Delivers High Mobility, Return on Investment for Industrial Contractor in Ohio →

Immediately after receiving its new Grove TMS700E truck-mounted crane in October 2019, industrial contractor R.G. Smith put it to work. After being part of several projects over the last six months, the crane is now erecting a 300,000 sq. ft. structural steel building that will house a large cheese production facility in Hiram, Ohio. The TMS700E was a perfect fit for the job site because of its high mobility and easy set up.  Click for more...


Lift & Move USA Launches New Website with Resources for Students, Educators and Industry Professionals →

The crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry relies on people with technical skills, but faces a shortage of qualified workers. In order to promote the career opportunities in this fast-paced, high-tech sector, Lift & Move USA connects students and educators with the people, equipment and companies that work in crane, rigging and specialized transportation operations. A new website, launched in May 2020, now showcases the careers, industries and types of work related to this specialty field.  Click for more...


Mr. Crane Eyeing Expansion →

Mr. Crane, now among the largest crane and rigging firms in southern Calif., is celebrating the 51st anniversary of its founding in 1969 and the company, which crane industry veteran Lee Steinberg acquired in 2000, is looking to expand its operational footprint in the west. For its first 30 years, the Orange, Calif.-based company focused its operations on tilt-up construction. It was established when a small group of crane owners united to pool their resources together.  Click for more...


GAAC Commerz GmbH Expands Its Fleet With Another Tadano in the Form of the ATF 60G-3 →

When it comes to finding a special type of crane, GAAC Commerz GmbH has never had any issues. After all, the crane services firm based in Mittenwalde on the outskirts of Berlin has been a Tadano customer for many years. So what better time for it to purchase a new Tadano – other than actually needing one, of course – than its company anniversary? This is why March was an occasion to celebrate not only 30 years of GAAC, but also a new ATF 60G-3.  Click for more...


Mammoet Lands Biggest Contract for Arctic LNG2 Project →

Technip-led joint venture NovArcticin cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas has engaged Mammoet as an unloading, transportation and installation contractor for the Arctic LNG 2 project. Having the benefit of the world's largest heavy-duty equipment fleet, Mammoet demonstrated the ability to provide a wide range of machines in large quantities at peak times on site. Arctic LNG 2 implements an innovative concept of LNG Plant on gravity-based structures (GBS).  Click for more...


Michael Walker Joins Empire Crane Team →

Michael (Mike) Walker has been added to Empire Crane New England's sales team. As the newest salesman, he'll be responsible for supporting customers and representing the many crane manufacturer's that Empire has to offer. Walker will be serving customers in the New England area (Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine). "I'm looking forward to selling the products Empire has to offer, especially Demag and Magni.  Click for more...


ALL's Steve Freckmann Receives SC&RA Pinnacle Award →

Steve Freckmann, general manager of Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has received the Pinnacle Award from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). The Pinnacle Award signals the end of Freckmann's three-year term on the association's board of directors, and also recognizes his more than decade and a half of involvement in leadership positions within the association.  Click for more...



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