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New FiberMax frame further cuts weight and reduces crane pad transportation costs

DICA announces that its revolutionary, high-performance FiberMax® crane pads have been improved using a new lighter weight frame design. The new frame reduces the total weight of the pads by more than 10 percent, while maintaining the frame strength and protection needed in construction applications.

FiberMax crane pads feature DICA’s patent-pending bi-directional internal I-beam design to distribute concentrated loads over large areas to safely reduce ground bearing pressure.  FiberMax delivers exceptional strength and rigidity for mobile cranes with lifting capacities up to and exceeding 600 tons.


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DPL Telematics releases satellite communications for the Titan equipment monitoring system

October 8, 2015 - DPL Telematics, Los Altos, Calif., has made available global satellite communications for its Titan equipment monitoring system. The Titan system is an advanced telematics solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of off-road equipment as well as over-the-road trucks to increase productivity while reducing fleet costs. Leveraging Iridium’s low-latency satellite network, users can now communicate with their assets anywhere on the globe, regardless of cellular availability.

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Crane Operator & Rigger Championship Names Winners

October 7, 2015 – Fourteen operators from around the country competed in the 2015 Crane Operator & Rigger Championship, but only one took home the $10,000 grand prize. Kenneth Bowyer of ALL Erection and Crane Rental, Tampa, Fla., can call himself a two-time winner of the competition, after defending the championship title he received last year in Las Vegas. First runner-up was Eric Gaut of CraneWorks, Birmingham, Ala., who received a $2,000 prize, and second runner-up was Jose Villanueva of Bay Ltd., Corpus Christi, Texas, who took home a $1,000 prize.

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Sterett Crane & Rigging Adds Faymonville Vehicles to Fleet

October 7, 2015 - Sterett Crane & Rigging has added six Faymonville self-propelled vehicles to its fleet. The SPMC self-propelled “PowerMAX” vehicles for Faymonville were developed for the heavy haul and special transport sector. These vehicles are used when conventional heavy-load tractor units no longer have the pulling force for heavy loads, or when sufficient space is not available.

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ICUEE Benefit Auction Raised $29,000 for Military Veterans

October 7, 2015 - The ICUEE Benefit Auction raised more than $29,000 last week to help connect military veterans with quality jobs. All proceeds went to The Call of Duty Endowment, which estimates that the funds will translate directly into 42 job placements for veterans.

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Engineered Rigging Unveils Patent‐Pending Pipe Modular Lift System

October 7, 2015 - Engineered Rigging, Russellville, Ark., introduced its patent-pending Pipe Modular Lift System (PMLS) to the crane and rigging industry last month at SC&RA. The PMLS eliminates the hazards of suspended loads, impacts from wind, and reliance on cranes by using a platform that mechanically raises and lowers heavy components.


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Terex Launches Boom Booster Kit for Superlift 3800

October 2, 2015 - Following the successful market launch of the Boom Booster kit for the Terex 8800-1 crawler crane, Terex Cranes is now offering a Boom Booster for the Superlift 3800. It increases the main boom’s stiffness, boosting the crane’s lifting capacity by up to 30%, according to Terex. Kits for Superlift 3800 cranes are available in lengths of 24 to 84 meters.

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Crane Topples – Palatine, Ill.

September 2015 - A crane slowly sunk and toppled over, striking the local village hall undergoing renovations.

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Crane Topples – Cincinnati

September 2015 - No one was hurt when a crane crashed into a newly-renovated home and split in two.

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