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It’s Time to Tout Your Top Trainers

February 14, 2018 - It’s time to nominate stellar trainers for Crane Hot Line’s 2018 Top Trainer competition.

Now in its 11th year, the Top Trainer competition is held annually and endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP).

The competition recognizes trainers in the lifting and rigging industry who excel at using innovative hands-on instruction, encourage peer or corporate accountability, demonstrate training success; and have a strong overall impact on students, the industry, or the environment.

Top Trainer entrants are nominated by peers, co-workers, or students. Eligible entrants can work as crane or rigging trainers, craft instructors, safety directors, CTE instructors, contractors, equipment dealers, rental companies, rigging suppliers, manufacturers, or training companies.

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Self-Contained Wind Sensor can Send Text Alerts

February 16, 2018 - The newest version of the BreezeMessenger self-contained anemometer from Etesian Technologies can alert you with a text message the instant wind speeds exceed safe levels.

Adding to its line of battery-free, wind-powered anemometers, Etesian Technologies has introduced the BreezeMessenger. The new wind sensor can use the Verizon Wireless network to instantly text a warning to critical decision makers when winds exceed specified limits, so that preemptive precautions can be taken.

Applications include safeguarding cranes, aerial work platforms, and construction sites, outdoor staging, tents, and wind turbine systems, among others.

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bidadoo’s Record Year Continues to Disrupt Traditional Live Auctions with eBay Partnership

February 15, 2018 - While traditional auctioneers announced closures of live auction locations in 2017, bidadoo experienced record equipment sales on eBay through increased participation and acceptance of trusted, transparent online auctions. This growth was supported and fueled by the bidadoo 100% Guarantee, the enhanced eBay Business Equipment Purchase Protection, and eBay’s 168 million active buyers.

The Efficiency Gains of Online Auctions:
In the traditional live-auction model, there are significant costs made by both sellers and buyers just to participate. Sellers have to pay to ship their items to an auction site in time to “make the catalog.” Since bidders must be on-site to inspect equipment, they have to travel…sacrificing time and the cost to get there in the hopes of sourcing equipment.

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Bigfoot Outrigger Pads Introduces Slide Pad

February 14, 2018 - Bigfoot Outrigger Pads has introduced the Slide Pad, designed for use on smaller, more mobile equipment. 

The pad’s stop bar can be removed easily so that the pad can be slid easily onto the foot of the outrigger like those on a rear-lot cart, compact tracked lift, small digger derrick, or similar rig. 

The stop bar can then be re-installed to hold the outrigger pad securely on the outrigger foot, so the pad is always in the right place when the outrigger is deployed. The arrangement simplifies setup and saves lots of time when a machine is set up several times on a job site. 

The easily removable bar also lets the pad be quickly taken off before road travel.

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Talbert Manufacturing Names Top 10 Dealers of 2017

February 13, 2018 - Talbert Manufacturing named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for outstanding performance in selling trailers, service and parts. In 2017, Hale sold more parts than any other Talbert dealer.

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Crane Market is Growing at 2% CAGR to Reach $20bn by 2024

February 13, 2018 - According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Crane Market is slated to cross USD 20 billion business by 2024, the shipments exceeded 25,000 units in 2016.

Rise in construction spending is the major factor escalating the crane market growth. Shifting government focus on infrastructure development along with increasing consumer preference for luxurious and aesthetic constructions will provide an impetus to the industry growth.

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Elliott Equipment Company Celebrates 70 Years in Business

February 13, 2018 - Elliott Equipment Company, a leading manufacturer of truck mounted material handling work platforms, cranes and digger derricks is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018.

Elliott Equipment Company was founded in 1948 by Dick Elliott. The Company, which was founded and still based in Omaha, Nebraska, was one of the pioneers in developing truck mounted aerial equipment.

Elliott products enjoyed early adoption by electrical contractors and utilities, as post-war America constructed its electrical grid. State and municipal transportation departments also recognized the benefits of an aerial work platform that could also handle materials and began using the Elliott HiReach for sign and lighting installation and maintenance during the build out of the interstate highway system.

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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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