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CM Labs Delivers New Edition of Training Simulators to Manitowoc

May 17, 2019 — CM Labs has developed the second in a series of groundbreaking simulators showcasing the intuitive Crane Control System (CCS) from Manitowoc Cranes. CM Labs’ CCS-driven Vortex simulators provide operator training and drive adoption of Manitowoc cranes by providing crane operators with direct experience of the benefits and capabilities of CCS equipped cranes.

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Maxim Adds Industry Vets to Lead Pacific Northwest Expansion

May 17, 2019 -- Maxim Crane Works LP has named crane-industry veterans Travis Wilt and Alex Clark to lead its expansion of a fully operated and maintained fleet of crane related services in the Pacific Northwest.

Wilt joins Maxim as vice president for the Pacific Northwest Division. Clark becomes the region’s vice president of operations.

They are working with Greg Bellcoff, vice president of sales, and Mark Swaney, regional president, to help integrate the existing Coast/Maxim Division into Maxim.

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Link Introduces 105K Triton Tri-Drive Air Suspensions

May 16, 2019 — Link Mfg. has introduced the first set of its new Triton Tri-Drive Air Suspensions. According to the company, the industry’s first ultra-high-capacity tri-drive air suspensions are engineered to be used in multi-axle configurations for heavy-haul and off-highway applications. Designed for traditional production line installation, Triton’s 105K carrying capacity gives OEMs a viable and efficient path by increasing the load-bearing capabilities of existing vehicle platforms.

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New Potain Tower Crane Works as Topless, Stores as Luffer

May 15, 2019 - Potain's new MRH 125 tower crane works as a topless model, but can luff its jib to reduce its footprint when it's out of service. It uses hydraulic power for luffing, in order to maximize efficiency. Launched at Bauma 2019 in April, the innovative crane will be offered in North America, along with other markets. 

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Tadano Develops Two New All-Terrain Cranes

May 10, 2019 - Tadano released two new all-terrain cranes, the ATF-100-4.1 and ATF-120-5.1. Features include an economical two-engine concept, crane control AML-F, Lift Adjuster, and the unique jib HTLJ, which means its telescopable even under load.

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LEEA Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Forward Vision

May 9, 2019 - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is celebrating 75 years since its first meeting, held June 3, 1944, when nine people representing eight chain testing houses met at the Great Eastern Hotel, near Liverpool Street Station in London.

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City of Toledo Uses CM Labs Vortex Simulators for Training

May 9, 2019 — In Toledo, Ohio, the Department of Public Service and the Department of Public Utilities together employ more than 75 heavy equipment operators to run the municipality’s equipment fleet. From cranes and utility trucks, to motor graders and backhoes, the fleet is used to dig, trench, lift, and move materials all over the city.

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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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