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Mammoet Launches SK6,000 Crane to Enhance FPSO Modularization Strategies →

Constructing FPSO and FLNG modules onshore has allowed EPCs and owners to expedite project schedules and increase cost-effectiveness. By constructing the hull and topsides simultaneously and at greater scale, the time to first production has been reduced. As these components grow, their efficiency rises — but so does the challenge of their integration. The sheer size of these modules lies on the edge of what modern lifting technology can achieve — both from the land and the water — regularly breaking the 3,307 ton barrier and measuring tens of thousands of cubic meters.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adds Nine New Link-Belts →

The ALL Family of Companies is adding nine new Link-Belt cranes to its fleet. The purchase comes on the heels of a previous 16-unit Link-Belt package announced earlier in the year. This latest purchase includes six telecrawlers — two each of the 80-ton TCC-800, 140-ton TCC-1400, and 250-ton TCC-2500 — and three truck cranes: 60-ton HTC-8660, 75-ton HTC-8675, and 110-ton HTC-86110. This will bring ALL's total ownership of TCCs to more than 40 units across its nationwide branches.  Click for more...


Tamimi Rentals Invests in Grove Rough-Terrain Cranes →

Tamimi Rentals is using a large investment in Grove rough-terrain cranes to drive expansion at the company's construction division, specifically to help it win more work in oil and gas fields. The 50 GRT8100 cranes will join the company's rental fleet that already includes more than 40 Grove all-terrain cranes, as well as a number of older rough-terrain cranes. Grove rough-terrain cranes have long been the most popular choice for oil and gas work, with their reliability, strength and versatility ensuring the widest possible job scope on oilfields.  Click for more...


Working With a Heavy Hauler to Transport Your Crane to the Job Site →

When crane manufacturers promote the features and benefits of a new crane model, "easy transport" is always on the list. With road weight and traffic laws set by local and state transportation departments, crane owners need to know they can get the machine to the job site in the safest, most efficient way possible. Ease of transport is critical to the bottom line. Obtaining city and state law permits to transport cranes and heavy equipment should be high on the crane owner's list when it comes to delivering a construction crane to a job site.  Click for more...


Benchmark on Seven Axles: New Demag AC 450-7 All Terrain Crane →

Setting new standards on seven axles — certainly not a humble goal for the engineers at Tadano Demag when they started their work on the new AC 450-7 all terrain crane. And this work was richly rewarded, as their goal was fully met and the crane manufacturer from Zweibrücken, Germany now offers a new seven-axle machine. The basic idea when developing the new AC 450-7 was both simple and demanding: Tadano Demag wanted to "give wheels" to a more powerful alternative to its existing six-axle cranes, with the objective to keep it as compact as its counterparts despite the additional axle, all while combining that with significantly better performance.  Click for more...


Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation Announces New Corporate Named Scholarship →

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation (SC&RF) has announced a new corporate named scholarship sponsored by SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) member company GKS Lifting and Moving Solutions LLC — based out of Springfield, Ohio. GKS committed to an amount of $1,000 per year, for three years. Each year, a recipient will be chosen by SC&RF to receive the scholarship.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Corrals Its Resources to Revitalize Detroit's Legendary Book Building →

Signs of Detroit's comeback continue with a massive revitalization project of downtown's most recognizable high-rise. The 38-story Book Tower opened in 1926, preceded in 1917 by its 13-story companion structure, the similarly named Book Building. Together, both structures are being turned into a mixed-use masterpiece on the city's burgeoning Washington Boulevard. Plans call for a blend of retail, offices, hotel space and residential units.  Click for more...


Demag PC 3800-1 Pedestal Crane, CC 3800-1 Crawler Crane Erect Wind Turbines On Dutch Coast →

On behalf of customer Enercon, crane service provider Sarens was scheduled to erect two wind turbines at the Bouwdokken wind farm close to the Dutch North Sea village of Vrouwenpolder. Project preparation and execution posed a challenge, as the location of both wind turbines was right next to the Neeltje Jans amusement park, which was scheduled to open April 1 and was under no circumstance to be disrupted by the project execution.  Click for more...


Empire Crane Adds Salesman for New Jersey →

Patrick (Pat) Shimalla is the newest addition to Empire Crane's sales team. As the New Jersey sales representative, he will be responsible for assisting customers throughout New Jersey with crane purchases, rentals and directing them to the parts and service teams. "I'm looking forward to reestablishing and making new connections in the industry," Shimalla said. Shimalla has experience in construction with a background in engineering.  Click for more...


Liebherr Crane Lifts Smaller Brother onto Tiffany Building →

Contractors made construction history the second weekend of November when they used a massive crane to lift another, smaller, crane to the top of the new Tiffany flagship store at 727 Fifth Ave. in midtown Manhattan. This is only the fourth time in New York City construction history that a crane has lifted a crane onto the roof of a building. The mobile crane will be used to continue transformation of the store.  Click for more...


PC Construction Depends on Link-Belt 120RT to Meet Project Goals in Vermont →

In July 2010, PC Construction and its Special Projects Group resurfaced a dam, and to get the job done PC worked with Woods CRW in South Burlington, Vt. Fast forward 10 years to now, and PC Construction returned to do new work at the dam, and again chose to partner with CRW for the right equipment needed. This included innovative solutions, including using a Link-Belt 120RT crane, the first crane of its kind delivered in the northeastern United States.  Click for more...


Benefits of Using Smart Crane Mats vs. Wood Crane Mats →

Creating a more functional surface for construction equipment when ground conditions are difficult is a common challenge within the construction industry. Leveraging outrigger steel crane mats over traditional wood crane mats provides advantages such as avoiding breakage, insect infestation and rot, while offering stable ground condition, according to Greenfield Products. Smart Crane Mat Technology Designed for operator convenience and reduced crane set-up time, the new family of steel crane mats works with hydraulic truck cranes and all-terrain cranes ranging from 90-to 550-ton capacity.  Click for more...


Walter Payton Power Equipment Parent Company Named Manitowoc's Top Dealer →

The parent company of Walter Payton Power Equipment, the Lanco Group of Companies (Lanco), has been named Manitowoc's Top Dealer of the Year, once again. Lanco — representing Walter Payton Power Equipment in the Midwest, Western Pacific Crane and Equipment on the west coast and Mi-Jack Canada in western Canada — is the single largest dealer across brands such as Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Appoints Alexandra Casler Northeast Territory Manager →

Select Crane Sales announced that Alexandra Casler has been hired to lead Select Crane's northeast sales. In the role of Northeast territory manager, Casler will market new and used cranes as well as bare rentals throughout the Northeast. Casler has six years of experience in the construction industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge that will be an asset to both Select Crane and its customers, according to the company.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adds Six New Grove GRT8120s →

The ALL Family of Companies already knows how it will be starting off the new year: with delivery of six brand-new rough-terrain cranes from Grove. The company has purchased among the first of the new Grove GRT8120s to roll off the assembly line. These 120-ton RTs bring a number of innovations to their weight class, including a completely redesigned carrier that is identical in size to a smaller 100-ton capacity RT, and it can be delivered in two truckloads.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Delivers National NBT45 to Marc's Crane Service →

Select Crane Sales delivered a 2010 National NBT45 to Marc's Crane Service of Miami, Fla. The National NBT45 is mounted on a Peterbilt 367 and offers 45-ton capacity with 127 ft. of main boom. The National NBT45 is fully compliant with both crane and aerial lifting standards for increased utilization as a 45 ton crane or 1200 lb. platform aerial lift. The NBT45 offers numerous features that make for easy setup and efficient operation.  Click for more...


WestRock Solvay Mill Turns to Empire Crane, Broderson →

The team at WestRock Solvay Mill needed more lifting capacity than what their 1999 Broderson IC-80 could offer. After looking at other brands, they found that only Broderson offered the lifting capacity they need in the small footprint they require. Cory White, senior vehicle maintenance technician and mobile equipment safety trainer at WestRock provided his technical expertise to the decision-making process.  Click for more...


Tadano's GTC-2000 Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane →

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane was an anticipated a development: developed and built in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane is being relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000. There are good reasons for including the telescopic boom crawler crane in the Tadano brand, according to the company.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250L Helps 24/7 Lifting Stay True to Its Name →

New York City has some of the most challenging restrictions on moving heavy. So to move a 130,000-plus lbs, five-axle mobile crane through the busy streets of Manhattan is a challenge. Crane companies working in the metropolis need to combine real skill with a lot of patience in dealing with physical and regulatory constraints imposed by the city. For 24/7 Lifting, a Yonkers, N.Y.-based crane rental company, its Grove cranes make the challenges of lifting in New York that much easier.  Click for more...


ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Sets Orlando Bridge Girders in Series of Night Picks →

Work continues on the $2.3 billion reimagining of Interstate 4 in and around Orlando, Fla. The highway reconstruction project, begun in 2015, has entered Area 4, a 6-mi. stretch through the Altamonte Springs suburb north of the city. Recent work in this zone involved a series of night picks to set girders for a new bridge over Wymore Road. ALL Sunshine Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, provided a 550-ton Grove GMK7550 for the work of setting precast girders.  Click for more...



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