Crawler Cranes


Link-Belt TCC-550 to Debut at CraneFest →

Link-Belt Cranes has announced production of a new 55-ton (45-t) TCC-550 will begin soon, with shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. The TCC-550 follows a long line of product improvements and introductions in Link-Belt Cranes' telescopic crawler crane family. The predecessors to the TCC-550, the TCC-500 and the TCC-450, were some of the very first telescopic crawler models to be introduced worldwide in 2006.  Click for more...


HEC Students Engage in MLC100-1 Assembly Safety Class →

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) students in Stonecrest, Ga., took part in an assembly safety class on May 19 that used a new Manitowoc MLC100-1. Students spent the day watching the unit being assembled and tested at the school's field-testing site shortly after HEC took delivery of the new crane. Sixteen HEC instructors and staff conducted the operation, which focused on safety measures to ensure the proper assembly of the 110 ton lattice-boom crawler crane.  Click for more...


Bridge in Burgeoning Florida Community Expands With Help From All Crane Rental →

Poinciana, Fla., a suburban community near Kissimmee, is one the fastest-growing areas in the state's central region. In 2015, a new two-lane bridge was constructed over the Reedy Creek Swamp to provide another connection between Poinciana and nearby communities and highways. Now, just six years later, a second bridge is needed. It will be constructed parallel to the existing bridge to expand traffic flow to four lanes, two in each direction.  Click for more...


Derr and Isbell Construction Work Quickly With Link-Belt TCC-1400 →

Construction is under way at The Stack, a 16-story project in Deep Ellum, a historic downtown Dallas neighborhood. Derr and Isbell Construction LLC of Euless, Texas, has a long company history of lifting structural steel and precast for projects across the country, and was awarded the contract for the 474,000 sq. ft. (44 036 sq. m) mixed-use development. The company rented a Link-Belt 140-ton (127-t) TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane from HOLT Equipment of Irving, Texas, to place more than 250 precast panels on the bottom 10 stories of the new building.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adds Five Manitowoc Crawlers →

The ALL Family of Companies is adding a new package from Manitowoc that includes five new crawler cranes and an assortment of jibs, boom attachments and other attachments to bolster service among targeted customer markets. Crawlers in the package include two Manitowoc 14000 series 3 and three MLC300 VPC series 3. The attachments consist of two MLC650 VPC wide boom attachments and one each of 14000 luffing jib, 999 luffing jib, MLC300 VPC wide boom attachment, MLC300 VPC-MAX attachment and MLC650 VPC-MAX attachment.  Click for more...


Grove GHC130 Provides Terra Engineering & Construction With Strength, Precision in Ecologically Sensitive Job →

Wisconsin-based Terra Engineering & Construction's website proudly proclaims that the company actively "seeks out the difficult watercourse projects that may discourage other contractors" — and while this is largely due to Terra's skilled workforce and years of experience in that sector, having access to a Grove GHC130 telescopic crawler crane also proved crucial in helping it meet the strict deadline imposed on one of its most recent environmentally sensitive projects.  Click for more...


Tadano GTC-900 Added to Railroad Construction Company Fleet →

Recently Select Crane Sales LLC delivered a Tadano GTC-900 to Railroad Construction Company Inc. of Paterson, N.J. The telescopic boom crawler crane provides increased on the job strength and optimal lifting performance at any track width, according to the manufacturer. It offers a 90 ton capacity, a five-section 141 ft. 1 in. full power boom and 33.1 ft./58.1 ft. bi-fold jib offsets of 3.5, 25 and 45 degrees.  Click for more...


Versatile Telecrawlers Tackle Jobs in Many Construction Settings →

The utility market has long known teleboom crawler cranes are workhorses in the field. They can easily navigate sketchy terrain, hike steep slopes and coast over soft ground. But their abilities to pick and carry a full load chart, work on out-of-level conditions and hold various attachments are drawing the interest of contractors in many construction sectors. "Telecrawlers become indispensable on work sites where a rough-terrain or all-terrain crane can't go, or on a site that a conventional crawler crane utilizing flat pads can't navigate," said Rick Mikut, ALL Family of Companies.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adding Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 →

The ALL Family of Companies is beefing up its crawler crane offering in a big way with the purchase of a new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0. The high-tech heavyweight has an 880-ton capacity, 663 ft. of hoist height and a maximum radius of 498 ft. The purchase is in addition to a schedule of 21 Liebherr cranes announced earlier this year and delivering to ALL throughout 2021. Delivery of the LR 1800 is expected in May.  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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Superior Cranes' Investment in Demag CC 6800-1 Crane Pays Off for Difficult Petrochemical Lifts in Virginia →

Joe Everett, president of Superior Cranes Inc. , Rockingham, N.C., has gained a reputation as an innovator. "We have completed many jobs that other lifting companies wouldn't consider due to the creative way Joe looks at a project," said Brian Schleicher, director of marketing and communications of Superior Cranes. Everett also is known for investing in the company and growing the fleet, so Superior Cranes can tackle the difficult projects.  Click for more...


Manitowoc MLC100-1 Racks Up 2,500 Faultless Hours on Tunneling Project →

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment: One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only ever really one choice: Manitowoc. The company received its Manitowoc MLC100-1 in August 2019 and immediately set it to work on the London Road Relief Sewer project, situated on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.  Click for more...


Demag CC 8800-1 Crawler Crane Lifts Russian Coke Drum Components →

Tough lifts require tough machinery. This is why Russian crane service provider M-Kran decided to use its brand new Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane to lift the heavy components for four coke drums. It all happened at the Kstovo oil refinery close to Nizhny Novgorod, 280 mi. to the east of Moscow, in February and March 2020. The company decided on the Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane for a variety of reasons, with two important ones being its enormous lifting capacity and its high reliability.  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...


Tadano GTC-2000 Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane →

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane anticipated a development: developed and built at Demag in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane was relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000 at ConExpo 2020. There are good reasons for including the telescopic boom crawler crane in the Tadano brand, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Demag CC 3800-1 Lattice Boom Crawler Crane →

With a lifting capacity of 716 tons at a radius of 39 ft. and with a maximum load moment of 10,088 tons, the Demag CC 3800-1 is a particularly cost-effective choice for many projects. In addition, it is powerful enough to erect wind turbines with a hub height of up to 384 ft. without a Superlift system. 561-ft System Length With Boom Booster The Demag CC 3800-1 comes with a 472-ft. main boom. However, the crane's maximum system length can be extended all the way up to 561 ft.  Click for more...



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