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Jekko Delivers 2,000th Crane

Sept. 23, 2020 - Jekko recently delivered the 2,000th crane it has manufactured during 20 years in the mini-crane business.

The delivery came during the JDL exhibition in France, where French dealer ATN Platforms accepted the milestone unit, an SPX650 crawler mounted model, which Jekko launched in July through a worldwide livestream presentation.

In photo, from left, Alberto Franceschini, Roger Boutonnet, Gilles Cheval, and Frédéric Leclerc.

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CM Labs' Sept. 30 Webinar will Show How Simulation Helps Build Teamwork

Sept. 23, 2020 – On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, CM Labs Simulations will hold a free 30-minute webinar of the way simulation technology can facilitate teamwork on the jobsite.

CM Labs says the webinar is ideal for construction companies, crane and rigging rental companies, vocational schools, and anyone else who would benefit from knowing how to use simulation for safe and effective crew training.

Register for the free webinar here.

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Manitowoc MLC100-1 Works 2,500 Faultless Hours on Tunneling Project

Sept. 22, 2020 – A Manitowoc MLC100-1 lattice-boom crawler crane worked 2,500 hours with 100% availability for Triad Engineering and Contracting on a tunneling project. Its performance helped Triad complete the project ahead of schedule.

On the project, the 110-U.S.-ton capacity MLC100-1 worked double shifts for months on end with no issues.

Triad is headquartered in Walton Hills, Ohio, near Cleveland. It got the MLC100-1 from Manitowoc dealer Cleveland Crane and Shovel Sales Corp., of Bedford, Heights.

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Mammoet’s New 2,750-U.S.-Ton FOCUS30 Crane will Make Big Lifts with Low Impact

Sept. 16, 2020 - Mammoet’s newly released FOCUS30 crane will help increase the efficiency of lifting operations in complex environments.

The very first FOCUS30 will soon undertake its first live project. The inaugural job will take place in North America.

Designed for configuration versatility and assembly in tight locations, the FOCUS30 offers several key advantages:

• High lifting capacity – a 2,750-U.S.-ton class crane with a 216,990,100-ft.-lb. load moment

• Low ground bearing pressure – minimum of 8.5 psi or 1,228.9 psf.

• Erection that does not overhang site infrastructure

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DICA Rebrands Linton Products as LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors

Sept. 18, 2020 - DICA has rebranded its Linton line of products as LiftGuard magnetic sling protectors.

LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company’s acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year.

LiftGuard sling protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with sharp or abrasive edges, corners, or protrusions from loads.

They also keep the sling away from other significant contact points during lifting operations.

Magnets in the Medium Duty, Heavy Duty, and Coil Edge protectors make placing the protectors simple, safe, and efficient.

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Days Corp. Sells Machinery-Moving Division to Barnhart

Sept. 16, 2020 - Days Corporation, Elkhart, Indiana, and Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co., Memphis, Tennessee, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase Days Machinery Movers, including all of its associated personnel and equipment.


Days Corporation, with business roots in Elkhart since 1913, will retain and continue to operate its core services. Days Corporation divisions include Equalizer Systems and Days Distribution & Logistics (Days Export Packing).

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Liebherr Successfully Tests LR 1800-1.0 with 880-U.S.-Ton Boom Top

Sept. 15, 2020 – Liebherr has successfully tested an 800-tonne (880-U.S.-ton) boom top and matching load block for its LR 1800-1.0 lattice-boom crawler crane. The company says the new top (or “head”) will be available for sale soon. The boom top can also be used with Liebherr’s 1,200-U.S.-ton capacity LR 11000 lattice-boom crawler crane.

Liebherr has now delivered more than ten of its new 800-tonne (880-U.S.-ton) LR 1800-1.0 crawler cranes to customers in Europe, North America, and Asia. All of them are equipped with the standard 650-tonne (715-U.S.-ton) S head section and are used for heavy hoisting work in industry and for wind turbine erection.

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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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