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How Will a Trump Presidency Affect Construction? Take the Survey

In January 2017, President-Elect Donald Trump will take office. We'd like to know your opinion on how some of his proposals will affect the construction industry. Please take a few minutes to complete the questions. Results will be included in the January issue of Crane Hot Line.

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TVH Adds Collision Sensor to Safety Products Line

December 7, 2016 - TVH in the Americas announces it has added a high-quality collision sensor to lineup of safety products. The sensor can not only detect machinery but also pedestrians, which can reduce collisions and injuries.

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Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth Auction Sells $40 Million

December 7, 2016 - Ritchie Bros. held its fifth and final Fort Worth, Texas, auction of 2016 last week, selling 4,950-plus items over two days for more than $40 million.

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Winterize Your Boom Trucks and Truck-Mounted Aerials

ecember 6, 2016 - Preparing your aerial lifts or boom truck cranes for cold weather operation is an important step in ensuring a long equipment life and optimum performance on the job site. Without the proper parts and service work, slow hydraulic operation and other cold-weather issues can put a serious damper on performance.

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AEM and CECE Sign International Exhibition Partnership Agreement

December 6, 2016 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) have signed a cooperative agreement that will help promote visibility for AEM exhibitions worldwide and a positive global business environment for exhibitors and visitors.

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Alps Wire Rope to Distribute Petersen Stainless Rigging

December 6, 2016 - Alps Wire Rope Corp. has been appointed as a distributor for Petersen Stainless Rigging Ltd., a UK-based stainless steel shackle and wire rope fitting manufacturer.

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Kobelco Details Merger of Cranes, Excavator Companies in North America

December 6, 2016 - On April 1, 2016, Kobe Steel announced it would be merging its global excavator and crane businesses. The combined Kobelco Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. represents a $3 billion per-year company. Yesterday, Kobelco's North American organizations, Kobelco Cranes North America and Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, announced their merger, which will officially take place Jan. 1, 2017.

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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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Crane Hot Line is North America’s No. 1 source for new and used cranes for sale. Crane and rigging employed in construction are key to our content, and we deliver in-depth reports on products; business issues such as trends, safety, and technology; and regional job applications as they relate to mini cranes, boom trucks, knuckleboom cranes, rough-terrain cranes, crawler cranes, all-terrain cranes, truck cranes, tower cranes, financing, insurance, maintenance, training, certification, rigging, parts and accessories. These may include load moment indicators, slings, controls, outrigger pads, wire rope, and additional complementary products and services. Our website offers cranes for sale, want-to-buy listings, updated industry information including an industry event calendar, and a business directory of crane and parts manufacturers, dealers, rental, service, financing, insurance, and training companies. Crane Hot Line also features industry news and reports on crane accidents throughout North America.