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With Record Attendance At Final Orlando Auction of 2017, Ritchie Bros. Builds Toward February 2018

ORLANDO, FL, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - With consignments already coming in from Europe and across the United States, Ritchie Bros.' big February 2018 Orlando auction is building momentum.

Last week the company held its fourth and final Orlando auction of the year, selling more than 2,150 equipment items in a single day and attracting the site's largest crowd ever outside of its record-breaking February auctions. With the final auction complete, the Ritchie Bros. Orlando team has turned its full focus to its massive 2018 event.

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November 21, 2017 - A revolutionary new shackle has been introduced to the world of rigging - one that will

make the job site safer and more productive for workers. The design was recently patented by the creator, Patrick Tarrant, a 40-year veteran in the crane industry, leading expert in rigging safety, and CEO of crane management.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November

Washington, DC, November 16, 2017 –- The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.0 in November, an increase from 63.7 in October.

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Get Ready For 2018: Ritchie Bros. Selling 250+ Cranes Before End Of The Year

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - With less than two months left in 2017, Ritchie Bros. still has more than 250 cranes listed to sell through its onsite auctions and IronPlanet. Highlights include 100+ rough terrain cranes, 50+ crawler cranes, 40+ hydraulic truck cranes, 40+ all-terrain cranes, and more.

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New Smaller Blocks and Pads Available for ProStack Interlocking Cribbing

November 15, 2017- DICA’s new ProStack™ Cribbing products have been expanded to include smaller Medium Duty interlocking blocks and pad sizes. The reduced size is specifically designed for aerial bucket trucks and digger derricks where additional cribbing height is needed to support and stabilize the equipment in un-level environments.

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Talbert Honors Removable Gooseneck’s 70-Year Anniversary

November 15, 2017 - Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, celebrates the 70th anniversary of its mechanical gooseneck patent, which was developed by Austin Talbert, engineer and founder of Talbert Construction Equipment Co.

Talbert Manufacturing was originally established as Talbert Construction Equipment Co. in 1938, in Lyons, Illinois. It served the Chicago market with crane and construction equipment rentals and heavy haul transport services.

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Benson Crane Service Purchases New 2015 Terex Explorer 5500 from Empire Crane Co.

November 15, 2017 - Benson Crane Service has taken delivery of a brand new 2015 Terex Explorer 5500 from Empire Crane Co. based in Syracuse, NY. The Terex Explorer 5500 is an all-terrain crane with a maximum lift capacity of 140 tons, with a max boom length of 196.2’ and jib height of 283.8’. Jim Benson, general manager of Benson Crane Service said “The reach was impressive for the size of the crane’ ‘to have a mobile crane with that much boom easily puts our business into a more competitive category.”

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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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Crane on way to remove Robert E. Lee statue in deadly crash in Dallas

DALLAS – Officials said that a crane that was on its way to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas was involved in a crash that killed one person.

According to officials, a semi-truck collided with the crane at SM Wright Freeway and Linfield Avenue, reports.

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