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BC Crane Company Introduces North America's First Wind Speed Sensor with Smartphone App

Bigfoot Crane CompanyA technologically sophisticated wind meter designed and engineered specifically for construction cranes is being distributed throughout North America by a BC firm, Bigfoot Crane Company. An industry first, this lightweight, compact wind speed sensor mounts easily using heavy-duty magnets and provides wind speed measurement data instantly through a paired display unit to any number of smartphones.

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Link-Belt TCC-1400 Telescopic-Boom Crawler Touts Long Boom, Robust Design

July 29, 2015 - With an eye to better serving its current customers and expanding into a wider range of markets, Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Ky., will unveil several new crane models this fall. One exciting addition to its product line is the TCC-1400 telescopic-boom crawler crane, a 140-ton capacity telescopic crawler crane with a 195-ft. boom—the longest in its capacity class.

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Camera System from Continental Allows Monitoring of Entire Vehicle and Surroundings

July 29, 2015 - The ProViu ASL360 camera system from Continental allows the operator to monitor the entire vehicle and its surroundings at a single glance, maximizing the field of view and eliminating blind spots.

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Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council to Address Audience at CRC Canada


July 29, 2015 -  The Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council held its inaugural meeting as an official organization at CRC Canada in 2012. Since then, CHRSC has continued to support the conference as a forum to give voice to issues facing employers conducting hoisting and rigging activities across Canada. Here, Fraser Cocks, executive director, discusses the organization and CRC Canada 2015, which take place November 9-10 in Edmonton, Alberta. 

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Coastline Equipment Crane Division Names New Hires

July 29, 2015 - Coastline Equipment Crane Division announces that Neil Goodale has been named the new division manager, and Butch Ortiz has joined the crane sales and rental team. 

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Video: 700K Liquid Natural Gas Tank Moved 8,000 Miles

July 29, 2015 - This month, Maxim Crane Works, L.P. and Crane Rental Corp. moved three sections of a liquid natural gas (LNG) tank from Oklahoma to West Virginia—a project that covered nearly 8,000 miles and moved about 700,000 lbs. of load.

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Unistress Corp. Receives First Shuttlelift DB 110 Gantry Crane

July 29, 2015 – Shuttlelift, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has developed its first DB 110 double-beam mobile gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 110 US tons. The  gantry crane model met the needs of an East Coast precast/prestressed concrete company and was delivered to Unistress Corp., Pittsfield, Mass., in June.

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Near Tipover – Escondido, Calif.

May 2015 - A tree being removed at a transit center proved too heavy a load for the crane, which nearly tipped over in the incident.

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Dropped Load – Boston

July 2015 - An ironworker was critically injured in a 40-ft. fall at Logan International Airport.

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