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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elliott Equipment Company Names New VP Sales & Marketing

    February 13, 2018 - Elliott Equipment Company would like to announce that Tom Vatter has joined the company as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Tom brings over 25 years of experience in several vocational body/chassis industries. He began his career at McNeilus Companies and, later, as it transitioned to become part of Oshkosh Truck Corporation. From there, he was instrumental in bringing the Autocar Xpeditor chassis back into prominence and then was Vice President of Environmental Solutions Group, a Dover Corporation company.

  • Tadano Announces the Retirement of Ron Dogotch, Sr. VP

    February 13, 2018 - After 25 years at Tadano, and over 45 years serving the construction equipment industry, Ron Dogotch, Sr. Vice President has announced his retirement. Starting with a relatively unknown crane product line, Dogotch led Tadano to become an industry leading brand in North America for rough terrain and all-terrain cranes.

    "I take particular pride in being instrumental in the introduction of the Tadano brand cranes to the North American Market," states Dogotch. "It has been a great experience and I attribute our success to our exceptional business partners, who pioneered the product line, dedicated team at TAC, and our high quality product line."

  • Terex Cranes Receives Order For Four Demag All Terrain Cranes From Cropac Equipment

    February 12, 2018 - Terex Cranes distributor Cropac Equipment Inc. with locations in Ontario, Québec, and Alberta, Canada, has recently placed an order for four Demag® all terrain cranes. The order includes Demag AC 300-6, AC 220-5 and AC 160-5 all terrain cranes.

    “We are committed to serving the needs of our customers,” explains Bill Finkle, president of Cropac Equipment. “Our customers are among the area’s top construction companies, and we are proud to be a part of that success. The role we play is sourcing the industry’s best equipment and providing outstanding service and parts support after the sale. The people at Terex Cranes have always been our partner to help deliver on that customer promise.”

  • Bridgestone Americas Announces Executive Director of OTR Tire Sales

    February 12, 2018 - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Marisa Blank as the executive director of sales, commercial off-the-road (OTR) tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). In this role, Blank will lead and develop sales growth strategies for the mining and construction industries and related segments, including aggregates, ports, roads and bridges.

  • 250th Liebherr MK 88 Mobile Construction Crane Goes to BKV

    February 7, 2018 - Liebherr has supplied the 250th MK 88 to Barneveldse Kraanverhuur (BKV). The Dutch crane contractor is a long-term customer of the construction machine manufacturer and already uses a large number of Liebherr machines for its wide range of work.

  • Financing 101: Say CHEERS!

    As we kick off a new year, here’s a brief overview of the basics of a credit review - Say “CHEERS”!

    C – Cash Flow
    H – History
    E – Equipment/Collateral
    E – Equity
    R – Rate
    S – Score


  • HC180 Camera Now Features Day/Night Vision

    February 7, 2018 - Netarus LLC, maker of the HoistCam™ remote camera monitoring systems, featured the HC180 Armored Dome during World of Concrete, January 23-26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Popular with concrete contractors, the HC180 Armored Dome facilitates productive concrete pours by tower cranes by providing the crane operator with a view of activity below the hook. A new feature of the HC180 is day/night vision for improved visibility in changing light conditions.

  • Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Unveils New Product, Promotes its Developer

    February 7, 2018 - Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, St. Louis, Mo., has introduced 219 SynForce Green, a multi-purpose, extreme-pressure, synthetic grease for bearings and chassis.

    The new 219 SynForce Green is the company’s most advanced extreme-pressure grease to date, perfect for heavy-duty machinery used in the severe operating conditions of construction, agriculture, mining, and trucking.

  • Straightpoint Offers Bluetooth Technology for Load Cells

    February 5, 2018 - Straightpoint has unveiled a new Bluetooth app that connects its load cells to smart devices. 

    Named after Straightpoint’s (SP) handheld-plus display unit, the app is now available for download and easy connection to the manufacturer’s recently launched range of load cells that use the same technology. 

    The innovative pairing is set to revolutionize the way data is captured and supplied in below-the-hook and other force-measurement applications.

  • New Harsh-Environment Joystick Delivers Tactile Feedback

    February 5, 2018 - Grayhill Inc., LaGrange, Ill., has introduced the Series 04JT Discrete Joystick with center pushbutton, which features direct tactile feedback. 

    The single pole, four-way toggle switch is designed and manufactured to meet military standards for immersion, mechanical shock, vibration, and moisture seal, making it ideal for harsh applications where vibration or contamination are a concern.

  • Palfinger Inc. President Woody to Retire, be Succeeded by Arkilander

    February 5,  2018 - Mark Woody, Palfinger Inc.’s president and vice president of sales and marketing – Americas, will retire March 31 after 25 years of service to the company. 

    Woody joined Palfinger Inc. in 1993, when the company’s Niagara Falls facility had about 11 employees. Today the company has about 1,000 employees across North America, including a core group that Woody has mentored since the beginning.

  • Boom Trucks Market to Cross $500mn by 2024 Driven Heavy and Light Industrial Work

    February 5, 2018 - Bucket/Boom Trucks Market is expected to exceed USD 500 million by 2024; as per a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

    Steady demand generated by applications including heavy and light industrial work such as utility and electrical contracting work, signage and lighting applications coupled with the rapid pace of warehousing and industrialization is driving the boom trucks market. Developments in the utility and telecom sector in the regions including U.S., India, China, UK and France offer ample opportunities to the boom trucks market growth. These regions are witnessing high demand to meet the requirement of utility and construction industry. Increasing investment to improve the infrastructure and rising consumption of electricity across China, and India have also escalated demand.

  • Specialty Construction Drove January Employment Growth

    February 5, 2018 - The January Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report revealed another strong month of job growth, with steady increases in the construction sector. Specialty construction dominated construction job growth with 26,300 positions added. 

    “Skilled employees are in high demand,” said Jack Jacobson, spokesperson for the Construction Employers of America. “Our apprenticeship and training programs are vital to ensure that construction employers have a quality labor market to access as demand in the specialty construction sector continues to grow.”

  • Manitex International, Inc. Will Report Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results on February 6, 2018

    February 5, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX) a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced that management will announce its third quarter 2017 financial results after market close on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Management will then host a conference call at 4:30 PM Eastern Time to discuss the results with the investment community.

  • WIKA Mobile Control Presents Top Sales Award to Crane Warning Systems, Inc. for 9th Consecutive Year

    February 2, 2018- WIKA Mobile Control (formerly Hirschmann MCS), Chambersburg, PA has awarded Crane Warning Systems, Inc. of Lakeland, FL the Top Sales Award for 2017.  This is the ninth year in a row that Crane Warning Systems has received this award.

    Our success is due to the amazing teamwork we have here. Great customer support, technical experience, and the relationship we have with our customers is what makes us who we are today,” says Randy Dickinson, President of Crane Warning Systems Inc.

  • January

    • First Grove GRT880 in New York Delivers Return on Investment for Dredging Company

      January 31, 2018 - The first Grove GRT880 rough-terrain crane in New York City is working hard for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD), one of the largest providers of dredging services in the United States. Since September 2017, GLDD has used the 80 USt crane for vessel repairing operations and marine equipment installation at its Staten Island facilities.

    • 10,000+ Items and Counting for Ritchie Bros.' Massive Six-day Orlando Auction

      January 31, 2018 - With three weeks still to go, the Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction already looks to have one of the best selections of equipment the company has ever assembled. More than 10,000 equipment items and trucks are already listed to sell in the six-day unreserved auction—approximately 39 percent more items than this time last year. As always, every item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.

      General equipment highlights include 620+ excavators, 475 compactors, 400+ skid steers, 325+ loaders, 235+ dozers, 135+ articulated dump trucks, 125 cranes, 355+ aerial work platforms, 370 truck tractors, 400+ trailers, and more.

    • WolffKran Being Put to Work at Hospital of UPENN

      January 30, 2018 - American Crane and Rigging has purchased a WolffKran W8033.20 from Empire Crane Co, LLC, based in Syracuse, NY. For it’s first job, it has been rented by American Iron Inc. to build the 2100 ton structural steel, $120 million dollar addition to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania located in West Chester, PA. They expect the addition to be completed in 2018.

    • Samson Introduces Panther™ Recovery Tow Sling

      January 30, 2018 – Samson, worldwide leader in high-performance synthetic rope and market leader in mining and utility applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of Panther, a recovery tow sling designed for mining and vehicle recovery operations.   

    • H&E Equipment Services to Acquire Rental Inc.; Will Expand Presence in Alabama, Florida and Western Georgia

      January 30, 2018 - H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Rental Inc., a non-residential construction-focused equipment rental company with five branches located throughout Alabama and Florida. Under the terms of the agreement, H&E is expected to pay approximately $68.6 million in cash for Rental Inc., subject to customary adjustments. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions. 

    • ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee Wins “Supplier of the Year”

      January 30, 2018—ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee has received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from the Knoxville Branch of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee.


      Billy Vaughn, general manager of ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, accepted the award, giving his employees full credit. “Our people know that the name ALL Crane stands for excellence in our business,” said Vaughn. “They know we deliver a whole-team effort, always go the extra mile, and bring not just the equipment, but also our expertise to every job. And they’re proud of that.” Vaughn also credits the ALL Family of Companies for its commitment to a well-maintained, modern fleet of cranes and lift equipment.

    • 2017 Top Five Link-Belt Distributors Announced

      January 24, 2018- Mike Ogle, Link-Belt’s manager of North American Sales, has announced the top five distributors for 2017. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.

    • Manitex International, Inc. Announces $6.3 Million Order for 42 Straight Mast Cranes

      January 24, 2018 - Manitex International, Inc. a leading international provider of cranes and specialized lifting equipment, today announced that it has finalized new orders totaling 42 Manitex cranes from Cropac Equipment, Inc. headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.  The new orders will be used for retail sales and rental fleet needs across Canada, which now includes Cropac’s expanded territory of British Columbia.

    • 46 axle lines of Cometto MSPE for Navantia

      January 24, 2018 - Ready for the future: the Spanish company Navantia S.A. recently received nine modular combinations of self-propelled MSPE 48t trailers from specialist Cometto. This adds up to an impressive total of 46 axle lines – an amazing volume of powerful vehicles for heaviest transport challenges!

      The supply includes five 6-axle modules type MSPE 6/4/2,43 48t, four 4-axles modules type MSPE 4/2/2,43 48T and two power packs with an output of 368kW each (equipped with the new Scania engine). Besides the impressive payload capacity, this self-propelled trailer excels thanks to the versatility in configuration and its maneuverability. The MSPE 48t also offers the best compromise between platform dimension, load performance and investment.

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