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Manitowoc Awards Ring Power Crane for Grove Growth and EnCORE Prowess →

Ring Power Crane and Manitowoc had a lot to celebrate at this year's ConExpo. Manitowoc gave the St. Augustine, Fla.-based company an award for having the highest volume growth of Grove cranes in North America. It also recognized the company for being the exclusive EnCORE service provider in its territory. Ring Power Corporation President David Alban, Executive Vice President Kevin Robbins and Vice President/General Manager of Ring Power Crane Dave Glass received the award at the Manitowoc booth.  Click for more...


NessCampbell Crane + Rigging Purchases MLC300 Crawler Crane at ConExpo 2020 →

At ConExpo 2020, Manitowoc celebrated a new purchase with NessCampbell Crane + Rigging: a Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane. Manitowoc's Les Middleton, David Hull, Harrison Hipple and Kevin Blaney presented NessCampbell's team, including Jonelle Anderson and John Anderson, a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion. Joining the celebration at the Manitowoc's booth at the show were boxing legend Larry Holmes, Manitowoc's dealer Western Pacific Crane & Equipment and members of the Lanco Group.  Click for more...


Davis Crane Service Celebrates Its 10 New Grove TMS500-2 Truck Cranes →

Offering one of the most modern crane fleets in Texas, Davis Crane Service is always on the lookout for new technologies that can make work on job sites more efficient. At this year's ConExpo, the company's team visited Manitowoc's booth and was recognized for expanding its fleet with 10 Grove TMS500-2 truck cranes in 2019. To celebrate the acquisition of these versatile cranes, Manitowoc's Dave Hull, Aaron Ravenscroft and Les Middleton offered a celebratory plaque to Davis Crane Service staff at the show, including Dennis Davis, Keith McKee and Wes Dowd.  Click for more...


Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority Receive Grove Training in Italy →

Technicians from Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) visited Manitowoc's facility in Niella Tanaro, Italy, to learn proactive maintenance and basic repairs on the Grove RT530E-2 rough-terrain crane. Manitowoc offers training for technicians on demand year-round from its Manitowoc Crane Care facilities around the world. "Our trainer was tremendous in helping us understand the basic repair works, how to read the schematics diagrams and troubleshooting the error codes," said Ing.  Click for more...


Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Celebrates 50 Years as Grove Dealer →

To mark five successful decades as a Grove dealer in northern Minnesota, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) joined Manitowoc staff at the manufacturer's booth at ConExpo 2020. RMS's Jon Anderson (C), along with Manitowoc's Mike Heacock (L) and Keith Crider, stand in front of a Grove GRT9165, one of the 10 cranes the manufacturer exhibited at the show this year. Based in Savage, Minn., RMS represents Grove and provides customer support in north central and northeast Minnesota.  Click for more...


Crane Industry Services Adds Ray Rice as Business Development Manager →

Crane Industry Services (CIS) expanded its team with the addition of Ray Rice, business development manager. Rice brings more than 20 years of experience from the heavy equipment, aerospace and defense industry. "Ray is well versed in how simulation-based training, software tools, and technology can be leveraged to improve proficiency of equipment operators and is familiar with CM Labs Vortex simulators," said Debbie Dickinson, CEO of CIS.  Click for more...


Gary Plasencia Joins Stephenson Equipment as Crane and Heavy Lifting Sales Rep of Eastern New York →

Gary Plasencia, a crane sales veteran, will be representing Stephenson Equipment's crane and heavy lifting line in the eastern New York area served by its branch operation located in Waterford, N.Y., near Albany. Plasencia has been working in the crane and heavy lifting solutions business for customers and companies in the eastern New York area for the past 8 years. "I am very excited about what this opportunity offers not only to me, but those customers, companies and industries I will be serving in the region," Plasencia said.  Click for more...


Wilhite Crane & Rigging Lifts Secretariat Statue Into Place →

An artist in Norman, Okla., Jocelyn Russell, was commissioned to create a 3,800 lb. bronze statue of Secretariat racing with its famed jockey, Ron Turcotte. Wilhite Crane & Rigging of Lexington lifted the Secretariat statue in late fall 2019. The statue was lifted with its Link-Belt 60-ton HTC-8660 Series II. The statue is located at the center of a traffic roundabout at Alexandria Drive and Old Frankfort Pike outside of Lexington and is valued at roughly $300,000.  Click for more...


Tadano Debuts Upgraded GR-150XL-3 Rough Terrain Crane →

Tadano debuted the GR-150XL-3, a new compact rough terrain crane for the North American market, at ConExpo-Con/AGG. With a 78.7 ft. boom, the longest boom in this class, a tailswing of just 4.1 ft. and asymmetric outriggers, the GR-150XL-3 is ideal for tight workspaces where mobility cannot be compromised, according to the manufacturer. The GR-150XL-3 was designed with the obstacles of urban environments and congested plants in mind and includes a new operator cab with improved visibility and an underslung hydraulic offset jib for easy operation.  Click for more...


Link-Belt 348 Series 2 Combination Top on Full Display in Vegas →

Link-Belt Cranes had the 300-ton (273-t) 348 Series 2 on display at ConExpo 2020. For the first time since introduction, Link-Belt displayed the new 348 Series 2 with its new luffing attachment configuration utilizing a conventional combination top. The new heavy-duty combination top boom section is built for conventional boom makeup or luffing boom configuration. Bar pendants connect main boom, luffing jib, and luffer back stay – making for easier assembly.  Click for more...


Stirnimann Celebrates 50-Year Partnership with Grove at ConExpo 2020 →

A leader in the construction and transportation industries across Europe, Stirnimann commemorated five decades of a successful relationship with Grove at the Manitowoc Cranes booth during ConExpo 2020. Several representatives from Olten, Switzerland-based Stirnimann visited with Manitowoc's team, which included Orlando Mota, Aaron Ravenscroft and Erdogan Arslan.   Click for more...


Tadano Mantis Introduces GTC-1600 at ConExpo 2020 →

Tadano Mantis Corporation exhibited the new GTC-1600 at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. The 160-ton model will expand the GTC product line to six machines. The new GTC-1600 (160 ton/145 t) boasts a 6-section, 42.8 to 200.1 ft. (13.1 to 61.0 m) hydraulic boom designed for flexibility – with higher, longer capabilities for lift work, while also enabling out-of-level and pick-and-carry work. The main boom is complemented by a 33.8 ft.  Click for more...


SCU Crane and Rigging Purchases Grove GHC140 on Display at ConExpo →

SCU Crane and Rigging (SCU) celebrated the purchase of a new Grove GHC140 telescopic crawler crane at ConExpo 2020. The crane, which is the highest-capacity model in the Grove telescopic crawler range, was launched in 2019 and features best-in-class load charts for its capacity range. The company commemorated the new addition to its fleet with Grove dealer Hayden-Murphy at Manitowoc's booth in Las Vegas, where the exact crane it purchased was on display.  Click for more...


Potential Pitfalls of Urban Crane Lifts Neutralized →

Urban settings can be tough environments in which to operate a crane. A recent project in downtown Chicago highlighted seemingly every conceivable hardship inherent to city work, yet each was overcome due to diligence, teamwork and careful planning. It began when managers of a 44-story office building in the city's central business district needed to add two new generators to the building to accommodate a new tenant.  Click for more...


CraneWorks Commemorates ConExpo With National Crane Boom Trucks →

CraneWorks CEO Keith Ayers visited with Manitowoc Cranes at ConExpo 2020 to celebrate his company's renewed commitment to National Crane boom trucks. The Houston, Texas-based company is one of the fastest growing in the lifting industry, utilizing many National Crane models in a fleet that has offices in Kansas, Florida, Colorado, California, New Jersey and Canada. Manitowoc's Mike Heinrich, Randy Hoover, David Hull and Justin Pilgrim presented Ayers (C) with a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion, and the group enjoyed a champagne toast together at the Manitowoc booth.  Click for more...


Mammoet Project Site Circuit Zandvoort Opened Prior To Dutch Grand Prix →

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has opened Circuit Zandvoort near Amsterdam, the venue for this year's Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix. Earlier this year, Mammoet was selected as an official event supplier for the race. The track, which was opened in 1939, has undergone an upgrade over the last six months in order to improve its safety, infrastructure and accessibility.  Click for more...


Vanwyck Crane Service Celebrates Manitowoc Partnership at ConExpo 2020 →

Vanwyck Crane Service celebrated its partnership with Manitowoc Cranes during the first day of ConExpo 2020. Colby Bingaman, Mike Reed and JJ Grace, all of Manitowoc Cranes, hosted Doug Vanwyck (second from L) at the Manitowoc booth, presenting him with a celebratory plaque to commemorate his company's dedication to using Manitowoc cranes. For more information, visit www.manitowoc.com.   Click for more...


Cranes Inc. Takes Delivery of First US LTM 1110-5.1 Mobile Crane →

Cranes Inc. , a New York City-based crane rental company, took delivery of the first in the United States Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane. The handover of the new five axle crane expands the company's substantial fleet. "I'm thrilled to be the first customer in the country to receive an LTM 1110-5.1," said Cranes Inc. President Rob Weiss. "We've always been kind of a pioneer with Liebherr. We've had the first LR 1350s in the country.  Click for more...


US Crane & Rigging Orders Seven Liebherr Cranes at ConExpo →

US Crane and Rigging LLC owner Thomas Auringer placed an order for seven Liebherr cranes at the Liebherr stand at the ConExpo. The order consists of two all-terrain cranes (LTM), two rough terrain cranes (LRT) and three tele crawlers (LTR). The cranes will be delivered throughout 2020. Richard Petrosa II, chief operating officer of US Crane & Rigging LLC said, "U.S. Crane is increasing its operating area from New York's Tri-State area into the Southeast and West Coast.  Click for more...


SKV Crane and Rigging Takes Delivery of LR 1800-1.0 Crawler Crane at ConExpo 2020 →

SKV Crane & Rigging has added a Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 to its fleet of crawler cranes. The crane will soon be in the field on upcoming wind projects in Wyoming. "I feel the LR1800 was the best choice for the upcoming projects in our area," said Stephen Vinot, operations manager of SKV Crane and Rigging. "This is due to its easy mobilization and setup, its infield mobility without a derrick, lower ground bearing pressure and the flexibility to add a derrick and luffing jib for larger projects." The LR 1800-1.0 has a load capacity of 880 tons (800 t).  Click for more...



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