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AEM and OSHA Meet to Discuss Heavy Equipment Safety

 August 20, 2014 - AEM’s Technical and Safety Services staff met with top officials of the Directorate of Construction (DOC) of OSHA this month to discuss opportunities to improve the health and safety of those working with and around heavy equipment in agriculture, construction, forestry, and utility.

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Goldhofer Displays MPA Axle Technology at IAA Commercial Vehicle Show

August 20, 2014 - Since Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft introduced its MPA axle technology at Bauma 2013, it has extended its product portfolio and now offers MPA on all semi-trailers, low loaders, and dropdecks. The first STZ-MPA dropdeck will be shown at the IAA Commerical Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany,  and the complete modular semi-trailer offering will be highlighted in the company's booth.

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Load Cell Central Offers Economical Load Tester

 August 20, 2014 - Load Cell Central, Milan, Pa., has introduced an economic and versatile load tester that can be used by personnel at any skill level. 

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Link-Belt Names Director of Quality

August 20, 2014 - Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. has named Greyson Meers  director of quality. 

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IMT Hydraulic Loaders Deliver Precise Performance

When the application demands precise handling and placement of palletized or stacked material — even in tight places — contractors need loaders that deliver. Hydraulic loaders from Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) offer outstanding lift and reach capabilities, precise maneuverability and excellent operator visibility for increased performance and productivity.


IMT 16000, 24562 and 28562 hydraulic loaders are ideal for loading and unloading wallboard, brick, block, glass and other goods that support the construction industry. Watch an IMT hydraulic loader at work on the IMT YouTube page.


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Crane Institute of America Releases Metric Rigging Handbook

 August 13, 2014 Crane Institute of America announces "Rigging" by James Headley has been converted from imperial to metric measurements to meet the needs of readers in Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.

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Crane Rental Corp. Adds to Heavy Haul Fleet

August 13, 2014 - Crane Rental Corporation continues to invest in its Heavy Haul division. The company recently ordered three new Peterbilt four-axle heavy haul tractors with sleepers. All the units are equipped with 550 HP Cummins engines, 18-speed transmissions, 46,000-pound rear ends and lift axles. The heavy haul units will be delivered in Q4 2014 and go to work immediately moving loads around the country.

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Crane Accident: Epping, N.H.

May 5, 2014—A tire blowout caused a truck crane to veer off of a highway and into the roadside woods, where it struck a tree.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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