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Mammoet Moves 760-Ton Rock Crusher

April 19, 2019 - Mammoet has successfully transported a 690-metric-ton (760-U.S.-ton) granite rock crusher and primary conveyor inside the A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, California. Both pieces of equipment needed to be relocated from the top of the quarry to a new work site further down in the mine.

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Fascan Unveils New Wallboard Crane

April 17,  2019 - Fascan International has unveiled the Fassi F375SE.14, the company’s newest wallboard crane, at a dealer demo at Fascan’s headquarters in Baltimore. Fascan is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Fassi articulating cranes. 

Dealers and technicians from across the U.S. had an opportunity to operate the new crane and inspect the features of the machine, which arrived in the U.S market in March 2019. 

The seven-story F375SE.14 has a maximum lifting capacity of more than 7,900 lbs., a vertical reach of 84’ and a horizontal reach of more than 72’.  One extension on the main boom and four extensions on the outer boom let operators extend the boom vertically to 38’ with a load before knuckling over and extending it to full horizontal reach. 

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Raimondi Displays its Largest Crane at Bauma 2019

April 15, 2019 - Raimondi Cranes SpA showcased three cranes onsite at Bauma 2019. The cranes included the new LR273, the LRH174, and the MRT573’s slewing unit, cabin mast, and counterjib. 

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Manitowoc Previews First Mobile Potain Hup Self-Erecting Crane at Bauma

April 13, 2019 - Potain has previewed its first mobile Hup self-erecting crane, the Hup M 28-22, at Bauma 2019.

The Hup M 28-22 is Potain’s third Hup self-erecting crane, but the first to prioritize mobility.

The compact Hup M 28-22 is only 11.5 m (38’) long when folded, so it can work in tight job sites and is easy to transport from site to site.

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Manitowoc Introduces Grove GHC140 Telescopic Crawler Crane

April 11, 2019 - Manitowoc has released its biggest Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane in North America, the new GHC140. 

“The Grove GHC line has grown in popularity over the years due to its reliability on the jobsite and best-in-class features,” said JJ Grace, Manitowoc’s product manager for GHC cranes. “This latest model stems from discussions with customers who liked using our telescopic crawler cranes, but needed improved load charts.” 

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EU Commissioner Congratulates TII Group on Anniversary

April 11, 2019 - The EU Commissioner and former prime minister of Baden-Württemberg, Guenther Oettinger, congratulated Susanne Rettenmaier, owner of TII Group, and Dr. Gerald Karch, CEO of the heavy transport specialist, on their companies’ anniversaries: Scheuerle in Pfedelbach (150 years) and Kamag (50 years). 

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Manitowoc Unveils Potain MDT 809 Topless Crane at Bauma 2019

April 11, 2019 - Manitowoc has released the Potain MDT 809, the largest topless crane ever built by the manufacturer, at Bauma 2019. While delivering increased lift capacity and reach, the new crane also boasts an advanced design that provides reduced operating costs and easier assembly for owners.  

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Worker Hospitalized After Crane Collapse in Fort Lauderdale

May 3, 2018 - Emergency crews rushed a worker to the hospital after a crane fell on him in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning.

Officials say the piece of equipment fell just after 9 a.m. at a building located at 1850 South Ocean Lane.

Crews were able to get the man free and take him to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, but would not release details about his injury or how the crane fell.

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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.

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