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New Product Advisory From The Dawg Pound

Dawg Pound Tires adds a crane tire to its construction line. Introducing the new Crane Dawg—a crane tire approved with industry leading DOT specs for maximum carrying capacity and speed rating. The Crane Dawg features an aggressive self-cleaning tread design for optimum traction in rough, demanding applications. This tire is approved for highway service and provides excellent resistance to damage and reduced wheel spin.

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Construction Management Students Learn about Equipment at Construction Expo

April 26, 2017 - Earlier this month, I went back to college. Although I wasn’t attending a class, taking notes in a lecture hall, or sitting in a bean bag chair in a dorm room, it was still a learning experience I won’t forget.

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New Equipment Has Customer Appeal at ConExpo

April 26, 2017 - Optimistic attitudes about a steadier economy fueled much of the activity at ConExpo-Con/Agg, and exhibitors reported record sales activity during the week in Las Vegas. For manufacturers, the positivity was evident just by the sheer number of cranes and support equipment that was handed over during the week.

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CraneWorks Opens Shop in Bakersfield, Calif.

April 25, 2017 - CraneWorks Inc. has opened a new sales and service center in Bakersfield, Calif., its second location in California and seventh in North America.

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Pre-Cast Concrete Panels Lifted by Link-Belt

April 25, 2017 - In Henrico, Va., a new 216,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is being built by Becknell Industrial at the Richmond Airport Distribution Complex. The developer, which specializes in industrial properties, is anticipating an influx of cargo for the state capitol in the coming years, and the 900-ft.-long facility will prepare Becknell to receive goods. Located on 17-plus acres, the pre-cast concrete building will have 20 dock doors, 25 tractor-trailer stalls, and a 60-ft. loading bay.

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Hirschmann MCS Inclination Indicator Monitors Tilt Angle

April 25, 2017 - Hirschmann MCS has introduced the CI55 inclination indicator, which monitors the inclination/tilt angle as measured by the gSENS WGX tilt sensor. The system was designed for use on any type of stationary, mobile, or marine application.

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Crosby Adds Release and Retrieve Shackles to Product Line

April 25, 2017 - Crosby has introduced the ROV release and retrieve shackles, which feature a patent-pending Captured Bolt design to prevent the bolt detaching from the shackle bow. The release and retrieve shackle eliminates the need to have one shackle for releasing a load and one shackle for retrieving a load, and reduces end-user liability by eliminating costly post-purchase modifications (i.e., capture barrels, springs, or tether cables).

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Crane Collapse – Kansas City, Kan.

October 2016 - Fire crews initiated a heavy rescue when a worker was trapped after a lattice-boom crane collapsed and fell near railroad tracks.  

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Crane Collapse – Stewartsville, Mo.

October 2016 – No one was injured when a mobile crane, lifting a rotor to be attached to a 500-ft. tall wind turbine, collapsed and fell over at a 97-turbine wind farm called the Osborn Wind Energy Center.  

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