Cranes Articles

Alabama's Shipbuilding Industry Relies On ALL's Cranes to Turn New Hulls Right Side Up →

Bayou La Batre, Ala., sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, a fishing village so well-known that its four seasons are said to be shrimp, crab, oyster and fish. With an economy initially dependent on the bounty of the local waters, the town also has emerged as one of the world's leading locations for shipbuilding (at one point, it was even known as "the Detroit of shrimp trawlers"). Trawlers are still a mainstay, although these days, the shipbuilding happening in Bayou La Batre has evolved to encompass everything from tugs, barges and oil supply vessels to cruise boats, yachts and ferries.  Click for more...


Five Potain Cranes Chosen for India's Groundbreaking New Airport →

Construction giant Tata Projects is leading construction on the impressive new Noida International Airport being built on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. To manage lifting work on the huge infrastructure development, the company purchased two Potain MCT 565 A topless tower cranes and rented an additional three MCT 385 A tower cranes from Rental Partners. Primed to become India's largest and most important airport, the Noida International Airport is set to transform aviation infrastructure in the country.  Click for more...


Nimble Crane to Shine Light On Autism Awareness Month With Vibrant Crane Wrap →

Autism Awareness Month is coming up in April and Nimble Crane is gearing up to make a bold statement. The company is preparing to launch a newly adorned Grove GMK5150L all-terrain crane with a vibrant wrap designed to draw attention to the cause. The initiative reflects Nimble Crane's commitment to addressing important issues for both oilfield members and the broader Odessa, Texas, community. Nimble Crane began advocating for autism awareness when VP of Business Josh Robbins, a close friend of a parent with an autistic child, took the lead.  Click for more...


Sterling Crane Purchases First Tadano AC 7.450-1 in Canada →

Sterling Crane has been serving the crane needs of North American contractors since the 1950s, and it has now taken delivery of the first Tadano AC 7.450-1 in Canada. The 7-axle all-terrain crane boasts a 262.5 ft. main boom and compact carrier length, along with many quality features like IC-1, Sideways Superlift System (SSL) and Surround View. Sterling's new 500-ton powerhouse will start out with refinery work in western Canada, but also is ideal for wind turbines, bridges and infrastructure, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Steel River Acquires WHECO, Broadening Reach, Capabilities to Build Comprehensive Lifting Platform →

Steel River, a catalyst for the next generation of industrial services, announced that the company has acquired WHECO, a global provider of crane and heavy-equipment repair, restoration and inspection. The acquisition significantly expands Steel River's capabilities in its existing markets, bringing expansive new facilities and additional technical expertise on board. The acquisition also is a major step toward Steel River's goal of building a national comprehensive lifting equipment solutions platform.  Click for more...


W.O. Grubb Enhances Operations With its New Grove GMK6400-1 →

Longtime Manitowoc customer W.O. Grubb Crane Rental received a new Grove GMK6400-1 in December of 2023 and immediately put the crane to work in high-profile jobs throughout Virginia. The 450-ton all-terrain crane has already played a crucial role in tasks such as removing lock gates at the Deep Creek Locks on the Intercoastal Waterway in Chesapeake. "We were keen on embracing the newest technology and improved roadability without compromising on lifting performance," said Bill Grubb, owner of W.O.  Click for more...


OSHA, CCO, NCCCO Foundation Partner to Reduce Risks for Workers →

The construction crane industry is shoring up safety efforts to prevent accidents like those that have brought negative visibility to the market sector in the past few years. CCO and the NCCCO Foundation have formed an alliance with OSHA to keep the industry informed about OSHA's safety initiatives. That bodes well for contractors and crew members working around the machines every day. In November, the three organizations signed a formal agreement to collaborate in providing information, guidance and resources.  Click for more...


Sims Crane Celebrates Anniversary With Giveaways, Rodeos →

Sims Crane & Equipment Co. , the largest private crane rental and rigging service company in Florida, hosted a 65th company anniversary event with a day of exciting activities to celebrate the company's continued expansion and honor its 1,400 dedicated employees. The festivities were held Jan. 7 at the Sun N' Fun Expo Campus. Sims Crane employees from the company's nine branches in Florida and one in Atlanta have participated in qualifying events for the Crane and Truck Rodeo throughout the fall, and are ready to show off their skills to kick off the day of employee appreciation.  Click for more...


ALL's Mean, Green Liebherr LTM 1300-6.3 Helps Bring Down a Bridge →

Every superhero has an origin story. So does ALL Erection & Crane Rental's "Hulk," the nickname for its brand new Liebherr LTM 1300-6.3. (The machine's eye-catching green paint job earned it the moniker.) It was late last summer when the Hulk was sent on its first mission, along with a sister crane, to the Southgate Parkway Bridge project in Cambridge, Ohio. The job included tearing down an existing bridge and came with the challenge of being located 400 ft.  Click for more...


Grove GMK5250XL-1 Extends Helping Hand to German Soccer Club VfB Stuttgart →

A Grove GMK5250XL-1 belonging to German lifting service provider Gräser-Eschbach has completed its final lifts on the reconstruction of the MHP Arena soccer stadium in Stuttgart, Germany. Home to Bundesliga team VfB Stuttgart, the stadium has been undergoing redevelopment since 2018, although the erection of temporary sections has allowed it to remain operational during this time. Gräser-Eschbach, based in Bad Schönborn, Germany, had previously used other cranes, but restrictions on this part of the project meant structural components had to be placed underneath the existing 98 ft.-high roof.  Click for more...


ALL Crane Adding New Kobelco G-3 Series Hydraulic Crawlers →

The ALL Family of Companies is adding a new package of Kobelco G-3 Series hydraulic crawler cranes to its fleet. Each unit is part of Kobelco's redesigned, "repowered" cranes unveiled at ConExpo last March. The package includes the following units, in varying quantities: CK800G-3 (80-ton capacity), CK1100G-3 (110-tons) and CK1600G-3 (160-tons). The new G-3 models were created using input from end users derived from real jobsite experiences.  Click for more...


World's First Potain MR 229 Luffing Jib Tower Crane Erected in London, UK →

Radius Group, a UK crane rental company and Potain partner since 2008, recently erected the world's first Potain MR 229 luffing jib crane. This milestone deployment occurred on a project for housing association L&Q Group, featuring 476 new homes on the Greenwich Peninsula in London. Radius Group had already selected four MR 225 A cranes for the project based on the maximum capacity requirement of 2.4 tons at full reach but increasing efficiency pressures led the company to swap one of the MR 225 A cranes for an MR 229 as soon as it became available.  Click for more...


Western Pacific Crane Joins Magni's Dealer Network →

Magni Telescopic Handlers, a world leader in rotating and heavy lift telehandlers, announced its alliance with Western Pacific Crane & Equipment, a leading provider of crane solutions in the Pacific Northwest. Western Pacific Crane & Equipment is now an authorized dealer of Magni's full line of telehandlers, including the RTH, HTH and TH models, in both Oregon and Washington and has machines available for both rent and purchase.  Click for more...


Empire Crane Co. Takes in First Jekko JF990 in United States →

Empire Crane Company recently took ownership of two new Jekko articulating crawler cranes at its Hanson, Mass., location, one of which is the first of its kind to make it to the United States. That unit being the Jekko JF990, which is the biggest transportable crawler crane in the brand's lineup. It features a max lifting capacity of 46,297 lbs., a 112-ft. reach and comes with an additional option for a man basket.  Click for more...


ALL Crane First to Get New Liebherr Rough Terrain Crane →

The newest rough terrain (RT) cranes from Liebherr are set to make their world debut in the field when the ALL Family of Companies takes delivery of the first five units through early next year. The Liebherr LRT 1130-2.1 boasts the strongest-in-class 140-ton capacity and the longest telescopic boom (197 ft.) of any two-axle RT in the world, according to the manufacturer. Apart from its high performance, the LRT 1130-2.1 delivers the most economical transport dimensions of its performance class, being able to be transported on conventional low loaders anywhere in the world.  Click for more...


How ALL Used Two ATs to Help Ease ATL's Homeless Problem →

In August, Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens announced a novel plan for tackling his city's homeless problem by repurposing converted shipping containers into temporary housing. By November, the plan was in action, and ALL Crane Rental of Georgia, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, played a crucial role. Two all-terrain cranes from the branch handled heavy lifting to help transport the containers from their former location to a new temporary housing park in downtown Atlanta.  Click for more...


Steve Freckmann Retiring as GM of ALL Crane's Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental →

The new year will bring big changes to Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, as it will be the first time in more than three decades that Steve Freckmann isn't its general manager. Freckmann is retiring at the end of 2023 after 34 years as GM and 45 total years with Dawes. Freckmann is a crane business lifer, starting out part-time in the shop and yard as a pre-teen.  Click for more...


Potain MD 305 B Leads Construction Work On Major Apartment Development in Moldova →

Real estate developer Filli Partner purchased a used Potain MD 305 B for work on its City Plaza development, a residential project under construction in central Ungheni. Building work is set to last two years, with the project's opening scheduled for the first quarter of 2025. The Potain MD 305 B has a maximum capacity of 13.2 tons, with up to 230 ft. of jib available, and the ability to lift 3.5 tons at its jib end.  Click for more...


CCO EDU Formed to Focus On Developing, Auditing, Approving Training Providers →

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO) announced the formation of CCO Education Services LLC (CCO EDU). One of the core elements in CCO's mission has been to improve the standards of knowledge. While CCO certification is a vital element in creating safer job sites, the quality of preparatory training is an essential component of certification. To that end, CCO EDU has been formed as a new subsidiary of CCO.  Click for more...


Cropac Equipment Purchases First Tadano GT-800XL-2 in Canada →

Cropac Equipment has been serving the heavy equipment needs of Canadian contractors since 1977, and it recently purchased the first GT-800XL-2 in Canada. Cropac is Tadano's distributor for Canada, and this new 80-ton truck crane (5-section 154.3 ft. power boom, 33.1 ft. / 58.1 ft. biā€fold jib, self-removable counterweight, max speed 105 kmh) will be an excellent addition to its fleet, the company said.  Click for more...



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