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March

  • Empire Crane Orders Telescopic Crawlers at ConExpo

    March 22, 2017 - Empire Crane Company has ordered new Tadano Mantis telescopic crawler cranes, including the new 88-ton capacity GTC-800 and the 77-ton capacity 15010 model.


  • Mazzella to Open OKC Branch

    March 22, 2017 - Mazzella Lifting Technologies will open a new branch on April 1 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The branch is centrally located to provide rigging equipment to oil and gas operations, crane rental companies, and general construction.


  • Linden Comansa Finds Luffing Crane Success at ConExpo

    March 22, 2017 - Linden Comansa exhibited a luffing-jib tower crane for the first time at ConExpo. The model LCL310 with 24 tonnes of maximum load (52,910-lb. maximum load unit attracted a number of visitors interested in model and luffing-jib tower cranes by Linden Comansa, which was completed last February with the launch of the LCL700.


  • Ritchie Bros. Holds First Edmonton Auction

    March 22, 2017 - Ritchie Bros. has conducted its first Edmonton auction of the year, selling 5,000+ equipment items and trucks for CA$62+ million (US$46+ million) over three days. 


  • Altec Cranes Offered on Prinoth Panther 22 Tracks

    March 22, 2017 — Altec's largest cranes, the AC40-152S and AC45-127S, are now available mounted on Prinoth's Panther T22 crawler tracks. The tracks provide customers with access to hard-to-reach areas and allow for aerial lift operation with 222 ft. of working height and 1,200 lbs. of platform capacity.


  • IMT's Parent Co. Oshkosh Corp Named to World's Most Ethical Co. List

    March 22, 2017 - Oshkosh Corp., which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. 


  • US Crane and Rigging Buys Eight Liebherr AT Cranes

    March 15, 2017 - US Crane and Rigging has placed an order for eight Liebherr all-terrain cranes. The sale represents the largest order of Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes at ConExpo.


  • Link-Belt Approves Use of Samson K-100 Synthetic Rope on Telescopic Cranes

    March 15, 2017 - Link-Belt has approved the use of Samson's K-100 synthetic crane hoist line for its telescopic cranes. Specifically designed for mobile cranes, the K-100 is the only OEM-approved, commerically operating synthetic crane hoist cable. With the addition of Link-Belt, K-100 is approved for use on select crane models from five crane manufacturers.


  • Manitowoc Unveils Grove GRT655 RT Crane

    March 15, 2017 - Last week, Manitowoc unveiled the Grove GRT655 rough-terrain crane. It is the latest update to the company’s range of next-generation RTs with features that will help companies increase efficiency and return on investment.


  • CM Labs Adds Crawler Crane Module to Vortex Simulators

    March 15, 2017 — CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, has launched a new crawler crane training module, which focuses on providing trainees with the specialized skills required to operate crawler cranes, including traveling with loads, swinging loads, and an overall understanding of load charts and ground conditions. 


  • IMT Introduces New Products at ConExpo

    March 15, 2017 – Iowa Mold Tooling Co. has introduced the new Dominator III mechanics truck, an enhanced Dominator I package, and 12,000-lb. telescopic crane. Jim Hasty, general manager of IMT, said, “Increasing the capacity of the Dominator III and 12,000-lb. crane package is a direct response to our customer’s evolving needs.”


  • iCraneTrax Expands, Now Provides Telematics for Manitowoc CraneSTAR

    March 15, 2017 - A1A Software LLC, developer of iCraneTrax, and Manitowoc have announced that CraneSTAR, Manitowoc’s crane asset management system, will now interface through iCraneTrax. 


  • Two New Demag All-Terrain Cranes Revealed

    March 15, 2017 – Terex Cranes has introduce the three-axle Demag AC 55-3 and AC 60-3 all-terrain cranes. The 60- and 65-ton models are designed to increase productivity and reduce operating costs.


  • Manitowoc MLC300 Crawler Features a Fixed Position Counterweight

    March 14, 2017 - At ConExpo, Manitowoc displayed a new version of the 330-ton MLC300 crawler crane with a fixed position counterweight. The crawler crane has has many of the same features as the original MLC300, but does not feature Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) technology. 


  • Coastline Buys 24 Manitex Cranes at ConExpo

    March 13, 2017 - Manitex International Inc. announced that it has received a new order for 24 Manitex cranes, for delivery in 2017 and beyond, to long-standing Manitex dealer, Coastline Equipment. The order consists of a broad mix of Manitex CM Series and TC Series line of straight-mast boom trucks and truck-mounted cranes, ranging in lifting capacity from 19 to 40 tons. 


  • RaycoWylie to Introduce Wireless Wind Speed Indicator at ConExpo

    March 3, 2017 - At ConExpo, RaycoWylie will introduce the hybrid i4000 wireless wind speed system in its booth, Gold Lot G-3878.


  • Bigfoot Construction Equipment to Show C-Channel Encased Mats at ConExpo

    March 3, 2017 - Bigfoot Construction Equipment now manufactures C-channel encased crane mats.


  • Tadano Mantis to Unveil Two New Cranes at ConExpo

    March 3, 2017 Tadano Mantis will unveil two new telescopic-boom crawler cranes at the ConExpo-Con/Agg. The GTC-600 (66-US-ton capacity) and GTC-800 (88-US-ton capacity) telescopic boom crawler cranes will be shown in the Tadano booth, Gold Lot, booth G4137.


  • Maeda to Show New Mini-Crawler at ConExpo

    March 3, 2017 - Maeda USA and Maeda are preparing to introduce Maeda's newest mini crawler crane in ConExpo booth Gold Lot G-4017. The new CC1485, the only small telescopic-boom crawler crane marketed in North America, according to the company.


  • Hydra-Slide Video Highlights Hydra-Pac Synchronous Power System Features

    March 1, 2017 - A new video from Hydra-Slide looks at the features of the Hydra-Pac Synchronous Power System. Some of these features include: synchronized control of 4, 6, or 8 lifting points; simultaneous raising/lowering of multiple cylinders; and no end-to-end jacking.


  • Sims Crane Appoints Senior Manager of Business Affairs

    March 1, 2017 Sims Crane has named Richard “Rick” DeCarlo as senior manager of business affairs.


  • Enerpac Changes Company Name

    March 1, 2017 - Enerpac Integrated Solutions has changed its name to Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology. According to the company, the new name better represents the heavy lifting solutions that it provides to customers.


  • Vortex Trainer Adds Desktop Option for Classroom Simulation

    March 1, 2017 - CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, now offers the Vortex Trainer. Designed for a classroom environment, the Vortex Trainer mounts on a desktop and makes it easier for training organizations to deploy CM Labs’ range of construction equipment training modules and maximize operator seat time.


  • IEDA Updates Used Equipment Sales Website

    March 1, 2017 - The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has redesigned its IEDAUsed.com website, making it even easier to shop for quality used equipment. 


  • New Shuttlelift Carrydeck Crane Introduced for Rental Market

    March 1, 2017 - This week at The Rental Show, Manitowoc introduced the 15-ton Shuttlelift SCD15 carrydeck crane. The crane was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the rental market.

     


  • More Than $188M Sold at Ritchie Bros.'s Orlando Auction

    March 1, 2017 - In just five days, 10,000 pieces of equipment were sold at Ritchie Bros.'s Orlando auction last week, bringing in more than $188 million in sales. 


  • February

    • Aspen Equipment Names Iowa, Nebraska Territory Manager

      February 27, 2017 - Aspen Equipment has hired Kelly Griffith as its territory manager for Iowa and Nebraska.


    • Sarens Buys Large Package of Demag AT Cranes

      February 27, 2017 - Sarens will add 18 new Demag all-terrain cranes to its fleet, including eight AC 100-4L, three AC 130-5, and seven AC 220-5. The new cranes will join a fleet of more than 1,500 machines, including about 500 Terex and Demag cranes.


    • DICA Receives Patent for SafetyTech Outrigger Pad Handle

      February 27, 2017 - DICA has received U.S. patent No. 9,550,657, issued in January 2017, for its unique handle system on SafetyTech outrigger pads. This is the sixth patent to be awarded for integrated SafetyTech and TuffGrip designs.


    • Elliott to Show Redesigned 1881TM Tractor-Mounted Boom Truck at ConExpo

      February 27, 2017 - Elliott Equipment Co. will launched a major redesign of its 1881TM tractor-mounted boom truck at ConExpo. The redesigned 1881TM boom truck features an 18-ton lifting capacity and Elliott’s five-section, 81-ft. telescopic boom with a compact stowed length and a 91-ft. tip height.


    • NCCCO Joins with ADSC to Develop Foundation Drill Rig Certification

      February 27, 2017 - The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and and ADSC, the International Association of Foundation Drilling, have announced plans to jointly develop a certification program for operators of foundation drill rigs.


    • IronPlanet Launches Marketplace Direct Platform

      February 27, 2017 – IronPlanet debuted its new Marketplace Direct platform, which offers self-listing functionality for larger-scale equipment sellers. 


    • H&E Equipment Services Reports Decreased Revenues, Increased Net Income in Q4 2016

      February 27, 2017 - H&E Equipment Services Inc. reported that revenues decreased 10.6% to $244.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, versus $273.2 million in Q4 2015. However, net income was $12.4 million in the fourth quarter compared to net income of $12 million a year ago. EBITDA was $78.9 million in the fourth quarter compared to EBITDA of $81.3 million a year ago, yielding a margin of 32.3% of revenues compared to 29.8% a year ago.


    • Terex Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2016 Losses

      February 27, 2017 – Last week, Terex Corp. announced a fourth quarter 2016 loss from continuing operations of $313.9 million on net sales of $1 billion. For the full year 2016, Terex reported a loss from continuing operations of $193 million on net sales of $4.4 billion.


    • Dana Rolls Out Rhombus TireAnalytics Solution for Lowering Tire Costs

      February 27, 2017 - Dana Inc. has introduced the Rhombus TireAnalytics solution, a cloud-based platform that enables commercial truck owners and fleet maintenance managers to identify best practices for tire maintenance and optimize tire lifecycle management.



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