Crane Equipment Articles

Demag CC 2800-1 Helps Out With Tandem Lift in Singapore →

Once set up, the Demag duo was ready to lift the 328 ft. (100 m) long, 562 ton (510 t) steel pipe with a diameter of 15.8 ft. (4.84 m). There are only a few jobs that require more than the enormous lifting capacity of a Demag CC 8800-1 with its standard configuration. Lifting a 328 ft. (100-m) long, 562 ton (510 t) C3 splitter tower at the Singapore Refinery Company propylene manufacturing plant was one such job.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Crane Assists on Multiple Bridge Projects Along the Waterway →

i+iconSOUTHEAST of Virginia Beach, Va., rented a new 150-ton 238 HSL lattice crawler from Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic for multiple Virginia Department of Transportation bridge projects on the Blackwater River, near Wakefield, Va. From a temporary 300-ft.-long trestle built within right-of-way space of the existing bridge, the 238 HSL demolishes the old bridge, drives up to 80 ft. (24.3 m) long piles, and lifts into place new structural beams.  Click for more...


The Mother of All Cranes' Work is Done →

Progress continues on the reported multi-billion-dollar Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) ethylene cracker plant in Beaver County, Pa., 30 mi. northwest of Pittsburgh … but the MOAC, also known as the "Mother of All Cranes," is about to wrap up its work on the project. The MOAC, a Mammoet PTC 200 DS, is one of the largest cranes in the world and can lift the equivalent of 200 school buses at one time and is about four times the size of the Statue of Liberty.  Click for more...


Shawmut Equipment Expands Operations in Atlantic Canada →

Shawmut Equipment of Canada Inc. recently opened the doors of its new facility located in the Halifax, Nova Scotia, area, where its customer base and business volume has been constantly expanding. To meet the increased demand for products and services, Shawmut decided to open an additional location to better serve its customers. The facility was specifically designed by Shawmut to transform the newly constructed building into an industry leading space where its factory trained technicians and knowledgeable parts and service staff can quickly and efficiently support all customer needs.  Click for more...


Assimilating Simulated Crane Training →

Advancements in crane operator training simulators run neck and neck with the industry's adoption of simulator technology. The steps forward in system sophistication were incremental during the span since the technology was introduced to the crane sector in the 1990s. But almost overnight simulator providers are bringing better, more realistic graphics and multitudes of possible lifting and rigging scenarios to an industry eager for fast, easy learning.  Click for more...


BKL's Grove GMK6400 With MegaWingLift Assists in Construction of a Heat Storage System on the Ingelheimer Aue in Mainz, Germany →

A Grove GMK6400 crane from BKL's crane fleet played a key role in the construction of the new heat storage system on Ingelheimer Aue between Wiesbaden and Mainz in Germany. The specialists at the Frankfurt location of BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH planned the operation and completed the last lifting job with the powerful Grove AT crane. The crane carefully placed the cover of the heat storage container (a component weighing 38.5 ton [35 t]) on the 118 ft.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Cranes at ConExpo 2020 →

Link-Belt Cranes will be on display at booth F5211 at ConExpo 2020 in Las Vegas. Among the units on display will be the 100-ton (90mt) 100|RT and 120-ton (110-t) 120|RT, recent additions to Link-Belt's rough terrain lineup, along with the 110-ton (100-t) HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane. The 175-ton (150-t) 175 The 175-ton (150-t) 175|AT will have its full North American unveiling, following extensive endurance, road, and field-testing and with first shipments delivering in fourth quarter 2019 throughout North America.  Click for more...


Grasping OIL Needs… From the Derrick to the Doghouse and More →

In less than six months, Brady Crane Service of Healdton, Okla., has logged more than 560 hours on its new Link-Belt 120-ton (110-t) TCC-1200 telescopic crawler crane. Brady Crane Service also has more than 2,000 hours on its 110-ton (100-t) TCC-1100. The company's workload consists mostly of oil and gas — unloading and assembling drill rigs. In most cases, up to 80 truckloads are unloaded for a fully functioning rig.  Click for more...


An Eye on Rigging Gear: Complacency Equals the Enemy →

Last year, ASME revised its Slings standard to not only include an outline of rigger responsibilities, but guidelines on inspecting slings in special service. Though essential to the crane job site, rigging gear can get overlooked every day by the very crew members responsible for inspecting it and making sure it is in good working order. The new standards volume B30.9-2018: Slings, explains in detail what exactly is required of those responsible.  Click for more...


Antsy for ANSI? Here's What You Need to Know About the New Standards →

With just a few months to go before the new ANSI A92 standards are officially in effect, the access industry is still in preparation mode. Aerial manufacturers are putting the final touches on new machine design and safety features and, along with professional organizations, are dedicating time and energy to training for best MEWP operating practices. The new standards, in the works more than six years now, are written for owners, operators and supervisors of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), scissor lifts and under-bridge inspection machines.  Click for more...


Grove TMS500-2 Assists Helicopter to Install Antenna on Radio Tower in Maryland →

Digging & Rigging, a crane and rigging company based out of Mount Airy, Md., deployed a Grove TMS500-2 truck crane to assist a helicopter with the installation of a new radio tower in Clear Spring, Md. The helicopter air-lifted the 5-ton tower antenna while the truck crane helped tail it until it was in a complete vertical position. The company decided to use the TMS500-2 in this unique job site application because of its lightweight, versatility and excellent taxi capabilities.  Click for more...


Liebherr Crawler Crane LR 11000 Between Ironman and Surfers in Hawaii →

A Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane from the fleet of Buckner HeavyLift Cranes is currently in use in Hawaii. New Vestas wind turbines with a hub height of 344 ft. (105 m) have been under construction there for more than three months. The LR 11000, which has been in use on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu since the beginning of October, is the biggest crawler crane that has ever worked in the American surfer's paradise.  Click for more...


New Signs Placed On High-Bay Warehouse at Dinglerstrasse →

The name change from "Terex Demag" to "Tadano Demag" took visible form on September 7th. More specifically, the signage on the high-bay warehouse at Dinglerstraße was replaced and all instances of the "Terex" logo were changed to "Tadano", and all with a Demag crane — as befits the company, of course. It was pretty much forgettable work for the Demag crane, at least in terms of the load's weight — after all, the five-axle unit only had to deal with a man basket, two people in it, and the plastic signs, all coming up to a total of 441 lbs.  Click for more...


Cranes Continue HOT Streak … and Not Just in Seattle →

Though Seattle has led the United States in tower crane numbers for three years now, utilization in this particular crane sector is moving at a good clip all across the country. End users like today's tower crane models for the time and money saved with safe and easy installation, as well as the fact that with a panoramic view of the job site, operators can see exactly where they're placing the load.  Click for more...


Putting a Focus on Distractions →

Is staying focused an issue for crane operators? It depends on so many factors, say crane operator trainers and certification sites. The job site, the employer, the task at hand, even the operator him- or herself, all play a role. OSHA says it falls on the employer to determine if an operator is qualified to recognize and avert risk. And any kind of distraction that results in the operator losing focus is definitely a risk.  Click for more...


Potain Igo 50 Helps Renovate Mona Lisa's Resting Place →

A Potain Igo 50 self-erecting crane is repairing more than 43,055 sq. ft. of damaged roof on the Sant'Orsola, a 14th Century ex-monastery in Florence, Italy, that is thought to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini, better known as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It has been derelict for more than 30 years, however, the city has renewed its efforts to renovate the historic building and open it up to the public.  Click for more...


Yonkers Contracting Company Boosts Job Site Efficiency with the Grove GRT880 →

Yonkers Contracting Company (Yonkers) is using its recently acquired Grove GRT880 on an infrastructure project along Route 17 in Harriman, N.Y. The project, which includes building a new bridge, a new interchange and inserting new drainage, has a quick-paced schedule and is expected to be completed later this year. Yonkers is using its GRT crane to lift steel beams, precast drainage pipes and other materials for the project.  Click for more...