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Demag Quadro Chain Hoist for a Broad Range of Applications

April 24, 2018 - The Demag LDC-Q quadro chain hoist, a series hoist unit from Demag’s DC range that has a successful track record all over the world, can be used for a wide variety of handling requirements in production and logistics applications. Equipped with four load hooks, LDC-Q units can handle and transport customer-specific load handling attachments or flat components and feed materials to the relevant workstations.

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PALFINGER MFA Jib: Maximum Reach and Flexibility

April 24, 2018 - With the new MFA jib, PALFINGER has increased the maximum reach of the TEC crane series by another 5.5 metres. Above all, the new application from PALFINGER will meet the special requirements for longer reach and greater flexibility from customers in the height logistics industry. The MFA jib can be used to lift loads to previously inaccessible positions and, as a result, perform extraordinary operations.

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SC&RA Elects Slate of Officers for 2018-2019

April 24, 2018 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association elected  Gary Stang, Senior V.P. and General Manager at Anderson Trucking Service, as President during its 2018 Annual Conference, April 17-21, at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL. Joining Stang as officers for the 2018-2019 term are:

  • Chairman: Terry Young, Construction Safety Experts, Cary, NC

  • Vice President: Tom Bennington, Duncan Machinery Movers, Inc., Lexington, KY

  • Treasurer: Delynn Burkhalter, Burkhalter, Columbus, MS

  • Assistant Treasurer: Jay Folladori, Bennett International Group, McDonough, GA

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CM Labs Announces World’s First Luffing Tower Crane Simulator

April 24, 2018 - CM Labs Simulations today announced the release of the all-new Luffing Tower Crane (LTC) Training Pack, the first simulation-based LTC training platform on the market. Immediately available for deployment across the full catalog of Vortex® Construction Equipment Simulators, the LTC Training Pack is CM Labs' most feature-rich crane simulation to date.  

Vortex Construction Equipment Simulators are always-available instructional tools that have been shown to accelerate student operator training and reduce costs by up to 75%.

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Goldhofer and Trail King Team Up

April 24, 2018 - Goldhofer and Trail King are teaming up to take advantage of each other’s distribution strengths in different parts of the world. 

Under the new agreement, Trail King will distribute Goldhofer’s on-road trailers in North America, and Goldhofer will distribute Trail King trailers in other parts of the world, particularly the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. 

The new arrangement does not affect Goldhofer’s specialized off-road trailers and hydrostatically powered modular transporters, which the company will continue to sell and support itself.

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Potain Takes Center Stage at Intermat Paris 2018

April 24, 2018 - Manitowoc is celebrating a significant milestone, showcasing its newest tower cranes and highlighting several innovative tower crane components at Intermat Paris 2018 in France. 

Potain is taking center stage at the tradeshow, which is being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center between April 23 and 28, 2018. The prominence of Potain is fitting, as this year marks the company’s 90th anniversary. This has presented a perfect opportunity to look back at Potain’s history while looking forward to its new generation of tower cranes.

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First LCL700 in America arrives in Seattle

April 24, 2018 - Model LCL700 is the largest luffing-jib tower crane from manufacturer Linden Comansa. It was launched in April 2017 with two versions of maximum load (50 and 64 tonnes / 110,230 and 141,090 lb) and designed to be used mainly in jobsites with reduced space, like in very large and congested cities. Throughout the last 12 months a few units have been sold in Asia, and the very first unit in America (both North and South) has just been erected in downtown Seattle (Washington), USA.

Linden Comansa America (LCA) recently supplied a unit of this luffer and a flat top model 21LC550 20t to GLY Construction for the Rufus 2.0 Block 21 site. This project will include two office buildings (24 and 8 stories tall respectively) and is part of Amazon’s urban campus, which already hosts more than 40,000 employees in the city centre.

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2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

,Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Jaree Fortin, a spokeswoman for the city of Galveston, says investigators are trying to determine the reason the crane toppled over at Pelican Island on Wednesday morning. Fortin says foul play is not suspected.

The two were already dead when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Authorities have not released the names or other details about the victims.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article174548496.html#storylink=cpy


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Crane on way to remove Robert E. Lee statue in deadly crash in Dallas

DALLAS – Officials said that a crane that was on its way to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas was involved in a crash that killed one person.

According to officials, a semi-truck collided with the crane at SM Wright Freeway and Linfield Avenue, CBSDFW.com reports.

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