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  • Terex Number Nine for Elmer W. Davis, Inc.

    October 11, 2018 - Elmer W. Davis Inc., Rochester, N.Y., recently picked up its new 2018 Terex BT28106 boom truck from Empire Crane Company LLC in Syracuse, N.Y.  


    The BT28106 is the 9th Terex boom truck in Davis’ growing fleet of cranes.  

    Elmer W. Davis Inc. is the largest roofing contractor in New York. Superintendent Damon Runyon said the company likes Terex machines because “they are reliable cranes with almost no downtime.” 

  • Manitex Promotes Yu to Senior Vice President and CFO

    October 11, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc., Bridgeview, Illinois, a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, has named Laura R. Yu as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 15, 2018. 

    Ms. Yu joined Manitex in May 2018 as corporate controller and vice president of finance. She

    has more than twenty years of experience at both the strategic business unit and corporate level, including accounting, finance, tax, cash management, and leading finance teams. She has both private and public company experience, focused primarily in the public company industrial equipment sector. Before joining Manitex, she had been director of corporate finance for Tenneco.

  • New Winches for Potain Tower Cranes Deliver Top Performance

    October 10, 2018 - Manitowoc has unveiled a new range of High Performance Lifting (HPL) winches that bring new speed, control, and efficiency to the company’s Potain tower cranes.

    Innovative design and frequency-control technology let HPL winches optimize energy consumption while offering more choices of hoisting speed.

    Manitowoc says that HPL winches dramatically increase productivity by offering up to twice the lifting speed of Potain’s older 75 LVF winch.

    At the other end of the scale, HPL winches’ creep speeds go twice as slow as those of the 75 LVF for precise load placement.


  • Mammoet Opens Doors in Kitimat, British Columbia


    October 10, 2018 - Mammoet Canada and the Haisla First Nation partnership are poised to open up the very first Mammoet-Haisla branch office in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.  


    As early as October 15th, Mammoet-Haisla will have a functional yard with an office following in the coming months.  

    The Haisla Nation is the band government of the indigenous Haisla people in Kitimat. This partnership is an excellent blend of local industry knowledge and community staffing.

  • Fairbanks Scales’ AxleSurance Offers In-Motion Weighing

    October 10,  2018 - Fairbanks Scales Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, has unveiled the AxleSurance weighing system, an easy-to-install and easy-to-use slow-speed scale system that reduces installation time, real estate needed, and operation time.

    The scale arrives precast and ready to be installed. A simple backhoe can both prepare the site and place the scale. The full system can be installed and calibrated in as little as four hours.

  • DICA Nominated for Iowa Legends in Manufacturing Award

    October 9, 2018 - DICA, Guthrie Center, Iowa, a manufacturer of outrigger pads and crane pads, was recently nominated as Exporter of the Year by Midwest Partnerships as part of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s “Legends in Manufacturing” event.

    Midwest Partnerships is an economic development corporation serving Adair, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie counties in West Central Iowa.

  • Sixty-Year-Old Grove RT Still Does the Job

    October 9, 2018 - Back in 1962, John “JJ” Curran was a budding young entrepreneur starting a crane company in Detroit.. His first purchase was a Grove RT-58. Nearly 60 years later, the crane is still making money for JJ Curran Crane Company. 

    “This RT-58 was built to last,” said Jeff Curran, son of JJ, who is now co-owner and CFO. “It’s a simple tool that is easy to operate. We always find work for it. The crane is very mobile and can fit into tight spaces, and it’s great for pick-and-carry operations. It is still generating revenue for us almost 60 years later!” 

    Curran Crane uses the rugged old crane for a tasks that require a compact rig, such as lifting inside steel mills, refineries, and cement plants, and working outside, transporting boats or handling materials. Curran Crane’s loyalty to Grove and the RT-58 have paid dividends. Jeff Curran estimates the crane has completed some 300 jobs in the last seven years.

  • Absolute Crane Adds 190-Ton Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 to Fleet

    October 9, 2018 - Absolute Crane, LLC, Platte City, Missouri, has taken delivery of its first Liebherr crane, a 190-U.S.-ton-capacity LTM 1160-5.2 all-terrain crane.

    Established in 2006 by Chad and Tiffanee Shoemaker, Absolute Crane serves customers with crane rentals throughout the region, from Kansas City to the border with Iowa.

  • CITB Details Success with Simulation Training

    October 8, 2018 - At a July seminar that focused on the value of simulation-based training, speakers from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) spoke to industry professionals about CITB’s experience with the advanced training technology.

    A levy-funded training and operator standards body for the UK construction industry, CITB has integrated simulation training into its processes. The result: more student practice time, lower costs, and better reporting of skill development and qualification readiness.

  • Hydraulic Machinery Orders Five Terex Boom Trucks

    October 3, 2018 - Hydraulic Machinery Inc., Tampa, Florida, is adding five new Terex boom trucks to its inventory.

    The recent order includes two Terex BT 5092, two Terex RS 70100, and one Terex BT 70100 boom trucks. Their maximum lifting capacities range from 25 to 35 U.S. tons.

    Class-leading productivity and innovative features like an electronic rated-capacity indicator and enhanced dual control consoles that allow operation from either side of the machine let Terex boom trucks deliver flexibility and reliability for light lifting applications.

  • Volvo CE’s Stephen Lanahan Named SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer

    October 1, 2018 - Stephen Lanahan, Design Engineer II with Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award.

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and SAE International established the award in 1996 to recognize an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or power plant industry.

    “We are pleased to support SAE and this award as part of our efforts to promote workforce development and excellence,” said Mike Pankonin, AEM’s senior director, technical and safety services. “Stephen has demonstrated solid leadership skills and initiative as well as being actively involved in SAE volunteer programs in local schools.”

  • Three More Companies Join Ironworker-Training Network

    October 1, 2018 - Building Envelope Systems, Plainville, Massachusetts, Deem Structural Services, Longview, Texas, and CSE Inc., Madison Heights, Virginia, have joined the nationwide network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites. The network now has 18 providers. 


    Building Envelope Systems plans to use the Ironworker curriculum with project managers, assistant project managers, and field staff to grow ambitious young talent into industry leaders

  • Construction Site Noise: How Loud is Too Loud?

    October 1, 2018 - A construction site is a noisy place, meaning construction workers are subject to loud noise for long periods of time. In fact, 30 million construction workers are exposed to prolonged hazardous noise on a regular basis, and 14% of all construction workers have hearing difficulty because of this.

    Sound intensity is measured in units called decibels (dBA). The hearing threshold of the human ear is 0 decibels, yet the average person can hear sounds as low as 10 decibels, such as a leaf falling from a tree. While we are able to hear sound above 140 decibels, this level is painful to our ears.

  • Maxim Crane Makes Major Purchase of Manitowoc, Grove, and National Cranes


    October 1, 2019 - Maxim Crane Works, Wilder, Kentucky, is adding several Manitowoc cranes to its industry-leading fleet. The company has purchased 19 new cranes from the Grove rough-terrain and truck-mounted ranges, as well as the National Crane boom-truck line.    

    Maxim Crane has long relied on the Manitowoc’s cranes for a variety of applications, particularly for large construction and petrochemical work.   

    “A lifting company can only be as good as the tools it uses to complete the job. For years we have relied on Manitowoc, Grove, and National Crane to deliver us cranes that offer superior quality and return on investment,” said Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer of Maxim Crane Works. “We’re especially enthusiastic about the Grove GRT8100 and NBT55L models. It’s clear that these cranes are designed and built to not only be tougher than their predecessors, but also reflect the needs of the current lifting market.”

  • Maxim Crane Adds Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 and LTM 1450-8.1 Cranes to Fleet

    October 1, 2018 - Maxim Crane Works L.P., North America’s largest crane rental company, has bought three new Liebherr all-terrain cranes, two LTM 1500-8.1 and one LTM 1450-8.1. 

    The cranes’ multi-faceted attributes reinforced the purchasing decision for the company. The eight-axle LTM 1500-8.1 features a 275’ removable telescopic boom and lattice luffing jib that can be up to 299’ long. Together the boom and luffing jib can give a maximum hoisting height of 465’ or reach out to a radius of 350’.  

    The LTM 1450-8.1 also travels on eight axles. It has a 278’ removable telescopic boom and a lattice luffing jib up to 276’ long. Together, the boom and jib can reach up 430’ or out 328’.

  • ConExpo-Con/Agg Shares Video of 2020 Show Footprint

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    October 1, 2018 - ConExpo-Con/Agg is expanding its 2020 show footprint to include the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on the Las Vegas Strip next to the Circus Circus Hotel. Show management recently conducted a tour of the space for exhibitors and created a video for companies unable to attend.

    “The Festival Grounds provides exhibit space and show services that our exhibitors and attendees will be very pleased with,” said Dana Wuesthoff, AEM vice president of exhibitions and event services and show director for CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

    Wuesthoff explained that the ConExpo-Con/Agg planning committees are developing comprehensive plans to ensure a connection between the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Festival Grounds to help attendees and exhibitors easily navigate all areas of the show.


  • September

    • Hiab Crowns World Champion Crane Operator

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      September 26, 2018 - Andreas Öhman from Sweden has won Hiab’s World Crane Championship (WCC). The finals were held September 22-23 in connection with the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany.  

      One of 15 finalists, Andreas Öhman won the championship final with a time of 2:32:89. Jani Väisänen of Finland came in second at 2:38:95. Tim Hansen of Denmark came in third at 2:33:18. 

      In the finals of the third World Crane Championship, the crane drivers got to operate the cutting-edge HIAB X-HiPro 232 mid-range loader crane. The competition tested the contestants' skills and ability to move water cans along a predefined path in the shortest possible time.

    • Meritor’s New Front Drive Steer and Tridem Rear-Drive Axles are Designed for Severe Duty

      September 26, 2018 - Meritor, Inc., Troy, Michigan, has unveiled its new MX-610 front drive and MZ-610 tridem rear axle for severe-duty applications.

      “The front-drive steer axle and tridem are the next-generation axle combinations from our award-winning 610/P600 series and two of many new products Meritor is bringing to market as part of the company’s M2019 growth initiative,” said Tony Nicol, vice president, Front & Rear Drivetrain, Europe for Meritor.

    • Meritor Offers Hydraulic Option for Disc Brakes

      September 26, 2018 - Meritor, Inc., Troy, Michigan, now offers optional hydraulic actuation on all ELSA disc brakes.

      In the option, the mechanical, pneumatically operated brake housing of the current range is replaced by a hydraulically operated single- or twin-piston variant. The bridge, carrier, and slide pin arrangements stay the same for the pneumatic and hydraulic versions.

    • W.O. Grubb Adds Demag AC 500-8 All-Terrain

      September 25, 2018 - W.O. Grubb Crane Rental, Richmond, Virginia, recently took delivery of a new Demag AC 500-8 all-terrain crane. The  eight-axle, 600-U.S.-ton capacity crane features the maximum boom-and-jib length of 478.3’ and the Demag IC-1 Plus control system designed to provide the crane’s maximum allowable lifting capacity, based on the slewing angle, for every configuration.

    • Maxim Crane Buys 15 Tadano Rough-Terrain Cranes

      September 25, 2018 - Maxim Crane Works, Wilder, Kentucky, has purchased 15 Tadano rough-terrain cranes with capacities from 100 to 160 tons. The purchase comprises a mix of GR-1000XLs, GR-1200XLs, and GR-1600XLs.

      A Tadano dealer, with an existing fleet of more than 2,500 cranes, Maxim decided to expand its fleet largely to meet the needs of the petrochemical industry. “Tadano’s longer boom length, capacity, and reliability have historically corresponded to our customer needs,” said Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer, Maxim Crane Works. “We don’t make these decisions somewhere in a corporate office. Instead, we talk to our team in the field and they know the machines that will be best suited to do the job.”

    • Broderson Hires Hisrich as VP of Sales


      September 21, 2018 - Broderson Manufacturing Corporation (BMC), Lenexa, Kansas, a manufacturer of industrial and rough terrain cranes, has hired industry veteran Ed Hisrich as its new vice president of sales. Hisrich will provide full oversight of Broderson’s sales and marketing, service, parts, and technical services.

    • Terex’s New 100-U.S.-ton Rough-Terrain Crane Proves Itself on Wind Farm Project

      September 19, 2018 - Lattice-boom crawler cranes typically steal the wind-turbine-installation show and with good reason. Rigged with wind-work packages, long booms, and heavy counterweight, they are the most visible part of the operation, called on to lift turbine components weighing up to 300 U.S. tons. 

      As with any show, however, much behind-the-scenes prep work must be completed in advance of wind turbine assembly, and those vital lifts are made by rugged and versatile rough-terrain cranes.

    • Mammoet Uses Luffing-Jib-Equipped Crane to Set 450-Ton Vessel

      September 19, 2018 - Mammoet recently equipped its Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane with 315’ of boom, 236’ of luffing jib, 177’ of derrick (mast), and 2.09 million lbs. of suspended ballast counterweight, to set a 495-U.S.-ton process vessel onto structural supporting steel at a processing plant in Texas. 

      Earlier in the project, the LR 13000 had been equipped as described above, except without the luffing jib to set vessels weighing 500 and 750 U.S. tons.

    • Triad Machinery Names Elkins Manager of Crane Business

      September 19, 2018 - Triad Machinery, Portland, Oregon, has named Brian Elkins as crane business manager. He succeeds Andrew Lundgren, who has been promoted to president. Elkins is responsible for the strategy and oversight of Triad’s crane division. Triad is Link-Belt Cranes’ distributor for the Pacific Northwest. Before joining Triad, Elkins served roles in finance and product marketing at Link-Belt Cranes, Lexington, Ky. He has a degree in accounting from Kentucky Christian University and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University.  


    • Hiab Upgrades Jonsered Recycling Cranes

      September 19, 2018 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, has upgraded and is relaunching its line of Jonsered heavy-duty recycling cranes. Hiab launches the updated line at the IAA 2018 exhibition in Hanover, Germany, September 20-27, 2018.  

      The newly updated Jonsered recycling cranes is part of Hiab's comprehensive offering for waste and recycling applications.  

      Hiab offers six models of Jonsered recycling cranes ranging in capacity range of 72,238 to 11,725 lb.-ft. (10 to 16 ton-meters). The Jonsered recycling cranes and the Multilift hook lift can be combined into a remote-controlled unit for easy, efficient operation. 

    • World of Concrete 2019 Opens Registration

      September 19, 2018 - Attendee registration is now open for the World of Concrete 2019 trade show, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 22-25 (seminars 21-25) 2019. 

      The show’s managers expect the 2019 World of Concrete to be the largest in more than a decade, thanks to a strong economy and an active construction sector. 

    • Maintainer Unveils 30’ Service Crane

      September 19, 2018 - Maintainer Corporation of Iowa Inc., Sheldon, Iowa, has added a new 30’ telescopic-boom hydraulic crane to its line of work-truck cranes. 

      The new H10030 can lift up to 10,000 lbs. and has a 60,000-ft.-lb. maximum moment.  

      “We continue to expand options in response to the varying needs of our customers,” said Tom Wibben, Maintainer’s director of sales and service. “The H10030 gives longer reach to those who need more than our 25’ offerings, but is not as much crane as the 34’ H10034.”

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