Cranes Articles

Inversiones Farías Puts Pair of New Grove GRT8100s to Quick Use in Chile →

Based in Antofagasta, Chile's mining capital, Inversiones Farías has deployed two new Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain cranes to projects that serve the region's vibrant extraction economy. The cranes have already helped assemble mining infrastructure, and soon will go on to complete jobs in mineral processing plants and large-scale construction and manufacturing projects. "These are excellent cranes that meet all expectations for the jobs we typically perform," said Robert Palma, branch manager at Inversiones Farías.  Click for more...


ECA Brings Greater Drilling Depths to U.S., Canada With BAUER MC 96/Berminghammer Lead Setup →

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, is bringing the BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane paired with hanging Berminghammer lead assembly to North America to allow its customers to achieve drilling depths of up to 150 ft (45). Both ECA and ECA Canada will offer this rig to customers for sale or rental. "ECA is thrilled to add this BAUER MC 96 duty-cycle crane equipped with a Berminghammer leader and a powerful BAUER KDK 280S rotary head to our fleet," said Director of BAUER Product Sales and Service Gordian Ulrich.  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...


Greg Noone Joins CraneWorks as New York City, Long Island Sales/Rentals Manager →

New York has a new CraneWorks sales and rentals manager: Greg Noone will cover the New York City and Long Island territories, advising sales and rentals customers while bringing in new business for mobile service trucks and New Jersey repair shop. Noone's career began two decades ago at his grandfather's used equipment business. "From there, I went to work for a Palfinger and Princeton dealer for eight years," said Noone.  Click for more...


Ureña Named DSR for Southeastern United States →

Frank Snapp, manager, field service and warranty, announced that Raul Ureña has been named Link-Belt Crane's district service representative of the southeastern United States covering Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Ureña has been with Link-Belt Cranes for eight years, serving as the district service representative for Latin America. Before joining Link-Belt, Ureña had extensive training and experience with telescopic and lattice boom cranes in south Florida.  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...


Port of Boston Preparing to Handle Larger Ships by Fall →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Port of Boston is aiming to better serve New England's economy by modernizing the facility to handle larger commercial ships — an $850 million effort that should be operational this fall. The port's Conley Container Terminal will feature new deep-water berths and tall low-profile cranes to load/offload big container ships moving in and out of Boston Harbor. Hopes are high that the upgraded port will facilitate better trade between New England and other worldwide markets.  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...


Looking Back: Historical Cranes →

The HCEA provides a lookback at cranes from the past. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries.   Click for more...


Working With Your Crane Provider to Match the Rig to the Job →

When 95 percent of its fleet is working every day, that's good for the crane company. But it makes for a chaotic workload for estimators and dispatchers, the folks who have to fit the crane to the job. When the customer calls, it helps if he knows as much as possible about the project so all the bases are covered with the right rig and operator. "It's been a very good market for the past few years," said Ole Pedersen, estimator/project manager of NessCampbell Crane + Rigging, Portland, Ore.  Click for more...


Multiple Operational Strategic Initiatives Will Transform Tadano Group's Global Presence →

In pursuit of becoming a worldwide leader in the lifting equipment industry, Tadano has aimed for strategic growth with milestones measured in decades rather than quarter-by quarter. The company invested heavily in strategic acquisitions to bring the market's leading equipment, technologies and expertise under a unified structure to provide competitive lifting solutions to its global customers.  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...


Anglemyer Completes Two-Crane Lift in Orange County, Calif. →

Anglemyer Crane Rental of Azusa, Calif., operated its 110-ton Link-Belt HTC-86110 hydraulic truck crane and 275-ton Link-Belt ATC-3275 all-terrain crane to perform a tandem lift of a 155 ft. (47.2 m) long, 60,000 lb. (27 215 kg) refurbished water bridge used to circulate water in a sediment pond for the industrial production of sand. "It was a little bit of a unique setup," said crane operator Mike Norris, who ran the HTC-86110.  Click for more...


Link-Belt Crane's Paul Campbell Announces Retirement →

After more than 31 years of dedicated service, Paul Campbell, manager of service parts and logistics, has announced his retirement from Link-Belt Cranes, effective April 30, 2021. Campbell has led the service parts and logistics group at Link-Belt Cranes since 2012, building on his long tenure and expertise in Link-Belt's transportation and warehouse operations. Campbell also has served as Link-Belt's export compliance officer, navigating industry and government requirements for logistics operations.  Click for more...


Pinnacle Cranes Moves to Midland, N.C. →

Pinnacle Cranes, the dealer of Link-Belt cranes and Manitex boom trucks in North Carolina and South Carolina, is moving to Midland, N.C. Vannoy Construction is in the process of building the new headquarters and the shop will be open later this summer. Pinnacle is consistently named a top five dealer by Link-Belt and offers new crane inventory and maintains a large rental fleet along with having an experienced parts and service team.  Click for more...


Bigge Opens in Gulf Coast →

After five years of searching, acquiring, designing and building, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has announced the grand opening of its new Gulf Coast facility with a 130,000-sq.-ft. shop set on 25 acres in Houston, Texas. Located at 8300 McHard Rd., this crane maintenance facility boasts features including: 130,000-sq.-ft. shop set on 25 acres; 12 overhead cranes, ranging from 10 to 30 tons; 35 high-tech workstation bays; 20,000 sq.  Click for more...


Select Crane Sales Sells Cranes in Northeast, Midwest as Spring Projects Begin →

Select Crane Sales delivered a 2021 Tadano ATF 70G-4 to a customer in the Northeast and a 2013 National NBT50 to the Midwest. The four-axle 75 ton all terrain Tadano ATF 70G-4 offers one of the longest booms in this size crane at 171 ft. Along with Tadano's reliability, the enhanced features of the ATF 70G-4 include tilting inner cockpit, two-engine configuration, asymmetrical outrigger set-up, advanced safety railings and tie-off points as well as full on-board diagnostics provide for safety and comfort, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Enormous Cranes Unite for Conveyor Lift at Farm Co-op →

Everything about farming is getting bigger. That's the assessment of Kevin Berger, grain operations manager of Centerra Co-Op, an agricultural services company with 13 locations in northern Ohio and Pennsylvania. With bigger equipment, harvests are bigger, and Berger's company needs more and bigger storage. With all this "bigness," it stands to reason that two enormous cranes would need to join forces for Centerra's latest expansion project.  Click for more...


Manitex Names Giuffre Brothers Cranes 'Number One Selling Dealer of 2020' →

Milwaukee-based Giuffre Brothers Cranes Inc. has been named Manitex International's "Number One Selling Dealer for 2020." The award honors Manitex International's top dealer who sells the greatest number of cranes during the calendar year. Manitex International Inc. is a provider of engineered lifting solutions including cranes; rough terrain forklifts; reach stackers; container handling equipment; and special mission-oriented vehicles.  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...



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