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Colorado Crane Operator School Has Been Awarded CCO EDU Accreditation →

Colorado Crane Operator School (CCOS) has been qualified by CCO Education Services (CCO EDU) as an Accredited Training Provider (ATP). "We at Colorado Crane Operator School are incredibly proud to become an Accredited Training Provider for CCO Education Services [CCO EDU]. This accreditation underscores our commitment to delivering the highest standards of crane operator training and ensuring our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for a safe and successful career in the industry," said Troy Clark, owner of Colorado Crane Operator School.  Click for more...


Tadano GTC-2000 Helps Zenith Tech Complete State Trail Project in Wisconsin →

Zenith Tech, a Walbec Group Company, takes great pride in each project it does because its people know that they are benefiting the communities they live in. Case in point was a recent project that the Waukesha, Wis.-based company completed along the 52-mi. Glacial Drumlin State Trail that runs between Milwaukee and Madison. "These types of jobs are especially rewarding because so many people use the trail for recreational purposes," said Construction Manager Steve Firari.  Click for more...


Big Cranes to Perform Heavy Work All Over U.S. This Summer →

The number of big cranes at work across the country is down this year. But they are trending taller, as building projects are designed for higher heights and larger loads. This year opened with a continued downward trend in crane counts, according to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) crane count. Several projects of note are tapping these rigs for long-term contracts. Many projects are approaching completion at a slower rate than new projects are breaking ground, RLB noted in its first quarter 2024 report.  Click for more...


Liebherr 81 K.1 Fast-Erecting Crane Stands Tall On Vancouver Island →

An apartment complex is taking shape not far from Departure Bay in the Canadian coastal town of Nanaimo. The Liebherr 81 K.1 fast-erecting crane involved in the project was supplied by crane hire provider Bigfoot Crane Company Inc. Working in tight conditions, the machine proved what it is capable of in Vancouver Island's second largest city. Construction of the Departure Bay apartment building presented Bigfoot Crane and the contractor Westurban Developments Ltd.  Click for more...


Crane Service Inc. Expands Fleet With Liebherr LG 1800-1.0 Lattice Boom Crane →

Crane Service Inc. took delivery of a Liebherr LG 1800-1.0 lattice boom crane. The crane served as one of many displays during Liebherr Customer Day at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH in June 2024. This acquisition will add to Crane Service Inc.'s massive fleet of 80-plus Liebherr machines. "We are proud to unveil our latest investment: the state-of-the-art Liebherr LG 1800 lattice boom crane. As the leading name in crane manufacturing worldwide, Liebherr has once again surpassed expectations with this remarkable addition to their lineup," said Ben McKinstry, president of Crane Service Inc.  Click for more...


TCC-2500 Lifts Roof Panels for Large Distribution Facility →

Smith Erectors of Markle, Ind., is utilizing the reach and versatility of two Link-Belt telescopic cranes — the TCC-2500 and the ATC-3275 — for construction of a new 700,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and distribution facility. The facility is for Diamond Pet Foods and represents a $259 million investment in a facility in Rushville, Ind. Construction is set for completion by the end of 2024.  Click for more...


Manitowoc, Core Machinery Expand Rebuild, Repair Services in Southwest →

Core Machinery is Manitowoc's newest EnCORE partner, bringing certified hydraulic cylinder repair services to Manitowoc cranes in Arizona. As part of the EnCORE program, highly skilled technicians at Core Machinery's Hydraulic Reman facility in Tucson will rebuild hydraulic pumps and motors to meet OEM standards using only OEM parts. Whether a crane needs repair due to damage from an accident or requires an end-of-service life rebuild, the EnCORE program provides a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new crane.  Click for more...


NCCCO Foundation Announces Board Appointments, Retirements, Elected Officers for 2024 →

The NCCCO Foundation announced several new appointments, retirements, and new officers to its board of directors who began their service on July 1. After long and distinguished service to the NCCCO Foundation, Kerry Hulse, retired vice president of operations, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, Texas; Tim Watters, president, Hoffman Equipment, Piscataway, N.J.; and Chris Ryan, retired vice president of equipment, Boh Bros.  Click for more...


Link-Belt 120|RT Aids Renewable Gas Project in London, Ky →

McAdoo's Towing & Crane Service of West Alexander, Pa., is utilizing a Link-Belt 120|RT rough terrain crane (120 ton) to connect a landfill site to a renewable natural gas pipeline network in London, Ky. The crane is working at the Laurel Ridge Landfill in Lily, Ky., to help with the construction of the gas-capture project. The project will use 16,000-lb. tanks to store 1,800 cfm of gas collected from the landfill, utilizing the gas to supply 450,000 MMBtu of natural gas annually to various customers across the United States for transportation fuel and other sustainable purposes.  Click for more...


Europe's Largest Ever Potain Top-Slewing Cranes Tackle Massive Gravagna Viaduct Refurbishment in Italy →

Manitowoc marks a significant achievement with the successful assembly of the world's first four Potain MDLT 1109 cranes for a complex project — the refurbishment of the Gravagna viaduct near Genoa, in Italy. The MDLT 1109 is a powerhouse in Potain's top-slewing crane range, boasting an impressive 44 ton maximum load capacity and an 262 ft. jib with an 12.2 ton capacity at its tip. It is the largest top-slewing crane ever produced from Potain in Europe.  Click for more...


Big Red Crane Company Expands Fleet With Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 Mobile Crane →

Big Red Crane Company Inc. took delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1100-5.3 mobile crane, adding to its fleet of nine cranes. The California-based company offers a variety of services, including residential and commercial hoisting needs. The three most recent additions to the Big Red fleet include two Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 mobile cranes and the LTM 1100-5.3 mobile crane. Founded in 2014, Big Red continues to utilize Liebherr cranes as they are suited to the specific terrain of the central and south coast of California.  Click for more...


Finishing Touches: WSDOT, Crews Near Completion of New Bridge On U.S. 101 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and its construction crews are nearing the finish of the construction of the new Elwah River Bridge on U.S. 101 west of Port Angeles, Wash. Following a nine-day closure where crews put some finishing touches on the $42 million construction project, the new span is now open. Crews have built out the bridge deck, built the abutment walls that attach on each side of the bridge where it meets the land and then tied in the bridge to the existing highway.  Click for more...


Maeda Mini Crawler Saves the Day for Rooftop A/C Project →

Even in the crane business, where long booms and massive capacities are often coveted, bigger isn't always better. That's how a tiny crane that folds down to a mere 30 in. across ended up the hero of a rooftop utility project. Typically, air handling units are lifted atop tall buildings by big cranes with long reach. The crane sets up on the street below and reaches up and over the building.  Click for more...


More Reach, Strength, Flexibility With New Grove Rough-Terrain Cranes →

Manitowoc has launched two new Grove rough-terrain cranes that offer best-in-class boom length and strength to set new standards for the 65 and 80 ton classes. The GRT765 and GRT780 also deliver improved operator comfort and easier servicing inside a compact design package. Deliveries of the first units will begin in the second half of 2024, and the new models were presented in the iron for the first time to dealers and customers at Manitowoc's Crane Days event in Shady Grove, Pa., in May.  Click for more...


Two Grove Cranes From Palumbo Heavy Lift Team Up for Spectacular Tandem Lifts in Naples →

Italian heavy lift and transport company Palumbo Heavy Lift used two strong Grove all-terrain cranes to dismantle long masts on a sailing superyacht at a yard in Naples. The yard is one of seven owned by Palumbo Group. The Grove GMK5250XL-1 and GMK7450 teamed up to carefully remove 210 ft. and 170 ft. masts on a 213 ft. Perini Navi sailing yacht as part of a refit and refurbishment project. Despite the scale and complexity of the work, the two Grove cranes worked in perfect harmony to wrap up lifting within a day.  Click for more...


Northbank Civil and Marine Purchases Tadano GTC-1600 →

Northbank Civil and Marine, a heavy civil, marine and industrial constructor located in Vancouver, Wash., recently needed a powerful and versatile crane for multiple dam projects. Lennon Crane — the Tadano distributor in Washington and Oregon — had the perfect fit with a GTC-1600 teleboom crawler. This 160-ton crane features a 200.1-ft boom, a Cummins engine and the ability to operate in confined spaces with tracks at multiple widths.  Click for more...


Potain MCT 275 Tower Cranes Chosen for Residential Project in Baghdad →

Two Potain MCT 275 tower cranes are leading construction on TILAL BAGHDAD, a major new high-rise residential development in Baghdad, Iraq. Real estate company Mawared Al Khaleej is building the new development and purchased the cranes directly from Manitowoc's sales team in the Middle East. IDP, Manitowoc's dealer for Egypt, and local construction equipment company HEWA Holding, are providing local installation and service support.  Click for more...


Dutch Crane Company Goes XL With Grove to Boost Growth →

Dutch crane rental and transport company, Kraanverhuur T. Pater, has replaced its older five-axle Grove crane with a newer, stronger option, and has enjoyed immediate returns. The company upgraded to the higher capacity GMK5150XL all-terrain crane. The company opted for a stronger five-axle all-terrain crane because its customers in the construction sector are increasingly looking to lift bigger loads.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250XL-1 Called in for High-Rise Project in Downtown Amsterdam →

Dutch transportation and lifting company, Gaffert, dispatched its new Grove GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain crane to an office development in downtown Amsterdam for its first job. The crane worked with its full 257.5 ft. main boom and 58.4 ft. bifold swingaway jib to install multiple components for the building's elevator fire safety system. The client spread the lifts over two days due to space and logistics limitations, and all tasks were completed seamlessly.  Click for more...


Liebherr Presents Powerful 6-Axle Crane: LTM 1400-6.1 →

The Liebherr factory in Ehingen, Germany, has updated its product range and launched the world's most powerful 6-axle crane: the new LTM 1400-6.1 has a 230 ft. telescopic boom and is characterized by clever and simple set-up processes. The new crane is the successor to the LTM 1350-6.1. Like its predecessor, the LTM 1400-6.1 is now the smallest crane with Y-guying, making it the perfect introduction to this boom technology with its enormous increase in lifting capacity.  Click for more...



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