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Link-Belt Names Dawson Marketing Specialist

Sept. 23, 2022 – Link-Belt Cranes has named Michael Dawson as product marketing specialist for lattice-boom crawler and telescopic-boom crawler cranes.

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Series of Updates Transforms Manitowoc’s Popular Model 999 Into the New MLC250

Manitowoc Cranes
  •  Legacy 275-USt crawler gains productivity updates drawn from the successful MLC range; boom length and load charts remain unchanged from the 999.
  • Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS) offers a user-friendly interface, full graphic display, and intuitive controls.
  • A wider cab, with up to 20° tilt, and ample access to service compartments improve ergonomics for operators and techs.

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Synthetic Solution

770-USt capacity Manitowoc MLC650 CraneTwo Slingmax high-performance roundslings and synthetic equalizer blocks proved to be the best way to complete the rigging needed to pick and place 100-USt precast concrete beams during fast-track bridge construction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Those slings, used in an inverted basket rigging configuration around the equalizer blocks, formed the last link connecting other rigging to each end of the 154'9" long precast concrete beams that Swank Construction recently placed for the new bridge. 

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Comansa America's Carbeau will Retire October 1

Sept. 20, 2022 - Bill Carbeau, vice president of business development at Linden Comansa America, will retire Oct. 1 after more than 40 years in the North American tower crane and concrete pumping industries.

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Kelly Koberg Now Leads DICA’s Inside Sales Team

Sept. 20, 2022 - DICA has promoted long- time employee Kelly Koberg from sales and administration coordinator to inside sales manager.

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Customized Lifting System Speeds Up Rail-Bridge Rehab

Sept. 20, 2022 - Alongside Walsh Construction, Mammoet recently executed lifts for the historic Merchants Bridge rehabilitation project in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The Basics of Boom Upkeep

Manitowoc convened a panel of experts to discuss the critical aspects of boom maintenance and repair.

Manitowoc CranesTo protect your crane investment, it’s crucial to stick to regular maintenance schedules, especially if your equipment is in constant use. Following some reasonable steps can ensure no downtime and that your crane is always ready for the field. Please note: Always refer to the crane service manual or your authorized local distributor for specific details and instructions on preventive maintenance, checks, and repairs.

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Worker Hospitalized After Crane Collapse in Fort Lauderdale

May 3, 2018 - Emergency crews rushed a worker to the hospital after a crane fell on him in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning.

Officials say the piece of equipment fell just after 9 a.m. at a building located at 1850 South Ocean Lane.

Crews were able to get the man free and take him to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, but would not release details about his injury or how the crane fell.

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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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