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WIKA Announces Mobile Control Service Training Program Schedule

April 23, 2019 - WIKA has announced mobile control training courses that are structured to meet the requirements of mechanics and operators regardless of their level of experience.

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Scott-Macon Equipment Adds Four Tadano Mantis Cranes

April 23, 2019 - Scott-Macon Equipment has purchased four new Tadano Mantis telescopic boom crawler cranes at Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. The Scott-Macon Equipment fleet will be bolstered by two new GTC-800s (88 U.S. ton capacity), a GTC-600 (66 U.S. ton capacity) and a GTC-350 (35 U.S. ton capacity).

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Straightpoint Releases Bluetooth Alternative to Mechanical Load Cells

April 22, 2019 - Straightpoint (SP) has unveiled its new single capacity Bluelink load cell that introduces Bluetooth technology to customers still using outdated mechanical force measurement products. Bluelink is a 6.5 t. (14,300 lb.) capacity load cell, targeted at end users who might be receptive to enhanced technology and the advantages of reading data on an iOS or Android smartphone installed with SP’s free HHP app.

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Honnen Equipment Opens New Wyoming Facility

April 22, 2019 - Honnen Equipment has relocated to a new facility in Gillette, Wyoming, to accommodate growth, while increasing space to provide even more service for customers. The new facility allows Honnen to provide in-shop service for all makes and manufacturers, and the increased parts warehouse allows for better parts fill on wear parts and repair parts.

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Terex Finalizes Multiple Sales at Bauma

April 22, 2019 – Select Crane Hire from Kent, England, finalized a deal with Terex Cranes for nine tower cranes. The building services provider selected four new Terex CTT 202-10 flat top tower cranes, unveiled the first day of Bauma, and five Terex CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower cranes.

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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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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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