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April

  • WIKA Announces Mobile Control Service Training Program Schedule

    April 23, 2019 - WIKA has announced mobile control training courses that are structured to meet the requirements of mechanics and operators regardless of their level of experience.


  • Scott-Macon Equipment Adds Four Tadano Mantis Cranes

    April 23, 2019 - Scott-Macon Equipment has purchased four new Tadano Mantis telescopic boom crawler cranes at Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. The Scott-Macon Equipment fleet will be bolstered by two new GTC-800s (88 U.S. ton capacity), a GTC-600 (66 U.S. ton capacity) and a GTC-350 (35 U.S. ton capacity).


  • Straightpoint Releases Bluetooth Alternative to Mechanical Load Cells

    April 22, 2019 - Straightpoint (SP) has unveiled its new single capacity Bluelink load cell that introduces Bluetooth technology to customers still using outdated mechanical force measurement products. Bluelink is a 6.5 t. (14,300 lb.) capacity load cell, targeted at end users who might be receptive to enhanced technology and the advantages of reading data on an iOS or Android smartphone installed with SP’s free HHP app.


  • Honnen Equipment Opens New Wyoming Facility

    April 22, 2019 - Honnen Equipment has relocated to a new facility in Gillette, Wyoming, to accommodate growth, while increasing space to provide even more service for customers. The new facility allows Honnen to provide in-shop service for all makes and manufacturers, and the increased parts warehouse allows for better parts fill on wear parts and repair parts.


  • Terex Finalizes Multiple Sales at Bauma

    April 22, 2019 – Select Crane Hire from Kent, England, finalized a deal with Terex Cranes for nine tower cranes. The building services provider selected four new Terex CTT 202-10 flat top tower cranes, unveiled the first day of Bauma, and five Terex CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower cranes.


  • Mammoet Moves 760-Ton Rock Crusher

    April 19, 2019 - Mammoet has successfully transported a 690-metric-ton (760-U.S.-ton) granite rock crusher and primary conveyor inside the A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, California. Both pieces of equipment needed to be relocated from the top of the quarry to a new work site further down in the mine.


  • Fascan Unveils New Wallboard Crane

    April 17,  2019 - Fascan International has unveiled the Fassi F375SE.14, the company’s newest wallboard crane, at a dealer demo at Fascan’s headquarters in Baltimore. Fascan is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Fassi articulating cranes. 

    Dealers and technicians from across the U.S. had an opportunity to operate the new crane and inspect the features of the machine, which arrived in the U.S market in March 2019. 

    The seven-story F375SE.14 has a maximum lifting capacity of more than 7,900 lbs., a vertical reach of 84’ and a horizontal reach of more than 72’.  One extension on the main boom and four extensions on the outer boom let operators extend the boom vertically to 38’ with a load before knuckling over and extending it to full horizontal reach. 


  • Raimondi Displays its Largest Crane at Bauma 2019

    April 15, 2019 - Raimondi Cranes SpA showcased three cranes onsite at Bauma 2019. The cranes included the new LR273, the LRH174, and the MRT573’s slewing unit, cabin mast, and counterjib. 


  • Manitowoc Previews First Mobile Potain Hup Self-Erecting Crane at Bauma

    April 13, 2019 - Potain has previewed its first mobile Hup self-erecting crane, the Hup M 28-22, at Bauma 2019.

    The Hup M 28-22 is Potain’s third Hup self-erecting crane, but the first to prioritize mobility.

    The compact Hup M 28-22 is only 11.5 m (38’) long when folded, so it can work in tight job sites and is easy to transport from site to site.


  • Manitowoc Introduces Grove GHC140 Telescopic Crawler Crane

    April 11, 2019 - Manitowoc has released its biggest Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane in North America, the new GHC140. 

    “The Grove GHC line has grown in popularity over the years due to its reliability on the jobsite and best-in-class features,” said JJ Grace, Manitowoc’s product manager for GHC cranes. “This latest model stems from discussions with customers who liked using our telescopic crawler cranes, but needed improved load charts.” 


  • EU Commissioner Congratulates TII Group on Anniversary

    April 11, 2019 - The EU Commissioner and former prime minister of Baden-Württemberg, Guenther Oettinger, congratulated Susanne Rettenmaier, owner of TII Group, and Dr. Gerald Karch, CEO of the heavy transport specialist, on their companies’ anniversaries: Scheuerle in Pfedelbach (150 years) and Kamag (50 years). 


  • Manitowoc Unveils Potain MDT 809 Topless Crane at Bauma 2019

    April 11, 2019 - Manitowoc has released the Potain MDT 809, the largest topless crane ever built by the manufacturer, at Bauma 2019. While delivering increased lift capacity and reach, the new crane also boasts an advanced design that provides reduced operating costs and easier assembly for owners.  


  • Elliott Introduces DockMaster Pedestal Cranes

    April 11, 2019 - Elliott Equipment Company has introduced its new DockMaster pedestal mounted cranes. Designed with customer input, Elliott DockMaster cranes are engineered to withstand the rigors of dock and marine applications. 


  • Liebherr Releases LTM 1110-5.1 at Bauma

    April 10, 2019 – Liebherr has released the new LTM 1110-5.1 five-axle crane at Bauma 2019.

    The LTM 1110-5.1 features high load capacities with a long telescopic boom. The five-axle crane achieves axle loads of 12 tonnes (13.2 U.S. tons) with 13.1 tonnes (14.4 U.S. tons) of ballast, but can also be driven with a gross weight of less than 48 tonnes (52.9 U.S. tons) with a maximum axle load of 10 tonnes (11.0 U.S. tons).  


  • Liebherr Delivers 16 Crawler Cranes to Bigge

    April 10, 2019 - At Bauma 2019, Liebherr has handed over 16 crawler cranes to its long-standing customer, Bigge Crane and Rigging: 15 LR 1300s and one LR 1800. Bigge’s fleet already includes over 100 crawler and mobile cranes from Liebherr. 


  • JT Bates Insurance Group Rolls Out New Website

    April 10, 2019 - JT Bates Insurance Group, of Georgetown, Texas, has launched its newly designed website. The completely redesigned website features new functionality including obtaining a quote for each product line, improved user experience, and enriched content areas to help equipment dealers and material handling companies make well-informed decisions about their risk management needs and business profitability goals.


  • APEM Introduces New Configuration Options for XD Series Joystick

    April 9, 2019 - APEM Inc., Vista, California, has introduced new configuration options for their XD series joystickincluding single axis operation, higher operating torques, and dual Hall effect rollers. 


  • Manitowoc Releases Three Grove All-Terrain Cranes at Bauma 2019

    April 9, 2019 - Manitowoc has launched a new unit in the five-axle category, the GMK5250XL-1 and two new three-axle models, the GMK3050-2 and GMK3060L, at Bauma 2019.  


  • Milwaukee Cylinder Launches Quick Ship Program

    April 8, 2019 – Milwaukee Cylinder, a Cudahy, Wisconsin, company in the hydraulic and pneumatic actuation field, has launched its new Quick Ship Program for high-quality NFPA-style tie rod cylinders.


  • Potain, Stirnimann Celebrate Hup C 40-30 Crane at bauma 2019

    April 8, 2019 - At bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany, representatives from Potain and Stirnimann celebrated the Potain Hup C 40-30 crane. The two companies collaborated to develop the crane, and Stirnimann has since purchased six of them. During a champagne toast at the Manitowoc Cranes booth, Reudiger Boeck, director of sales for Potain tower cranes in central Europe, presented Stirnimann with an award for its efforts. 


  • Sims Launches Training Course for Crane Operators

    April 8, 2019 – Sims Crane, a Medley, Florida, crane rental and rigging service company, has launched Sims U, a paid, hands-on crane operator training school based in Tampa. 


  • Industry Vet Founds Vertical Tower Cranes, North America's Exclusive Recom Dealer

    April 8, 2019 - Bill Brandt, a tower crane industry veteran with more than 40 years’ experience, has founded Vertical Tower Cranes (VTC) in Austin Texas.

    Brandt announced the company at Bauma 2019 in Munich Germany, where he also broke the news that VTC is the exclusive Recom tower crane dealer for North America.

    “I have partnered with Mariano Moritsch to become the exclusive North American Recom crane dealer.” The Recom tower crane is a new product engineered and built by Mariano Moritsch of Recom Cranes.


  • BigRentz Appoints Jennifer Leuer to Board of Directors

    April 5, 2019 – BigRentz has appointed Jennifer Leuer to its board of directors. Leuer is currently president of Experian Partner Solutions and has experience in a variety of operating roles across the online financial services and real estate transaction markets.


  • Faymonville to Show Many New Products at Bauma

    Faymonville BladeMAX

    April 5, 2019 - Heavy-haul trailer and modular transporter manufacturer Faymonville, Weiswampach, Luxembourg, will present 13 exhibits booth FN 829 at the Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, April 8-14, 2019.

    "We bring precisely those transport solutions onto the market that really help the user with his special transport tasks. And we do that both for the small payload range and for the heaviest off-road segment," says product manager Rainer Noe.


  • New Business in Equipment Leasing and Financing Down 24% in February

    April 5, 2019 - The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) shows that surveyed members’ overall new business volume for February was $5.9 billion, down 24% from new business volume in February 2018. Volume was down 18% month-to-month from $7.2 billion in January. Year to date, new business volume was down 10% compared to 2018.

    Receivables over 30 days were 1.80%, up from 1.70% the previous month and up from 1.60% in the same period of 2018. Charge-offs were 0.35%, unchanged from the previous month, and up from 0.28% a year earlier.


  • Dana to Supply Winches for Four Models of Link-Belt Cranes

    April 4, 2019 - Dana Incorporated announced that it will supply Brevini winches to Link-Belt Cranes for its 100 RT and 120 RT rough-terrain cranes, the TCC-2500 telescopic crawler crane, and the 175 AT all-terrain crane. Link-Belt Cranes will exhibit these models at the upcoming Bauma construction and mining tradeshow in Munich this April.


  • Hatton Crane & Rigging Adds Two Liebherr Rough Terrain Cranes

    April 4, 2019 – Hatton Crane & Rigging has recently been using a Liebherr LRT 1100-2.1 rough terrain crane for their jobs. Company president Gary Hatton was so impressed with the crane’s performance, he added a second one soon after taking delivery of the first.


  • Jaso to Feature Two of its Newest Cranes in Bauma Exhibit

    Jaso J1400

    April 4, 2019 - At Bauma 2019, April 8-14, tower crane maker Jaso will feature two of its newest and largest models: the J780PA and the J1400, which have respective maximum capacities of 165,345 and 141.094 lbs.


  • Mammoet Executes Replacement of 40-Year-Old Generator

    April 3, 2019 - Mammoet crews have safely and successfully replaced a 40-year-old main electric generator at a nuclear power facility in Minnesota. The exchange meant that the plant would likely meet the set license extension requirements and prove it was a profitable asset, ultimately allowing it to continue operations. Each of the two pressurized water reactors can generate about 550 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power about one million homes.


  • Dielco Crane Service Adds Liebherr LR 1500 Crawler Crane

    April 3, 2019 – Dielco Crane Service has added a second Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane to its growing Liebherr fleet. The company chose the crane as the best solution for a recent project – supplying equipment for steel lifts on a multi-million dollar expansion project at a famous resort on the Las Vegas Strip.


  • WIKA Mobile Control Offers Regional Service Training Courses

    April 3, 2019 - WIKA Mobile Control, a supplier of crane operator aids including load moment indicators, has released a new regional service training schedule for 2019. WIKA Mobile Control’s new service training courses feature classroom training along with actual hands-on experience using system simulators. 


  • Empire Crane Adds Terex RT 100US Rough Terrain Crane

    April 3, 2019 – Empire Crane in North Syracuse, New York, added its first Terex RT 100US rough terrain crane. The recently introduced 100-U.S.-ton crane offers a five section, fully hydraulic boom that extends up to 154’ (47 m). 


  • Manitex Names Vice President of Articulating Cranes

    April 3, 2019 - Manitex International has hired Randy L. Wingenroth as senior vice president of articulating cranes.

    Wingenroth was most recently senior vice president of operations for Palfinger Americas, leading the company's vision, footprint management, planning, and growth management.


  • CWI Crane & Rigging Adds Demag AC250-5 to Fleet

    April 2, 2019 - CWI Crane & Rigging has purchased a new 300-ton capacity 2019 Demag AC250-5 from Empire Crane Company’s New England branch. Owner Chet Chludenski had several reasons for choosing this model including its safety features, IC-1 Plus variable outrigger flexibility, and the Demag and Empire Crane product support teams. Chludenski also said, “The road ability of the carrier for Massachusetts being under 130,000 lbs. with no counterweight is a huge plus for us because we won’t need to get new permits every time we move to a different job.”  


  • Trand Purchases First U.S. Liebherr LG 1750 Crane

    April 2, 2019 - Trand took delivery of the first Liebherr LG 1750 in the U.S. in late March at the Port of Galveston, Texas. It took an estimated 52 trucks dispatched from the Port of Galveston to deliver the crane to its final destination.


  • Teufelberger Launches soLITE Fiber Ropes into Production

    April 3, 2019 - Unlike other manufacturers that offer conventional fiber ropes for lifting applications, Teufelberger, in cooperation with Liebherr, has chosen a different approach, especially when it comes to mobile, crawler, and tower cranes. The key is a unique kernmantle construction called soLITE.


  • Pure Lifting Buys Lightweight Crane Maker Reid Lifting

    Nick Battersby (l)
    Simon Luke (r)

     

    March 30, 2019 - Reid Lifting, Chepstow, Wales, a manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, has been purchased by Pure Lifting, a holding company formed to create a global portfolio of portable equipment businesses.

    The value of the transaction was not disclosed. At the center of the growth strategy is penetration of markets where the Reid brand is a relative newcomer at the time of acquisition, with North America a primary target.

    The acquisition includes all staff and assets, but not the company’s buildings and land, located on the Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate, which will remain in the ownership of Nick Battersby, former owner of Reid and the company’s outgoing managing director.


  • Pintsch Bubenzer USA to Present at AIST Crane Symposium

    Pintsch Bubenzer USA
    Drum Brake

    April 1, 2019 - Pintsch Bubenzer USA, a manufacturer of high performance disc and drum brakes for steel cranes and other severe duty applications, has been invited to deliver a presentation at the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Crane Symposium, June 2-4, 2019, at the Hilton Seelbach in Louisville, Kentucky.

    The 30-minute paper, titled “Crane Emergency Brakes in Critical Lift Applications,” will be given by Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA, at 8:45 a.m., June 2.


  • APEM Releases Line of RGB Illumination Lens

    April 1, 2019 - APEM has released, based on user input, new RGB indicators that are customizable and offer an array of colors and tones. With the mixing of primary colors (red, green, and blue), additional colors are available such as cyan, magenta, yellow, and white, creating the custom color options for applications. 


  • Crosby Group Partners with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

    April 1, 2019 - The Crosby Group of Dallas will donate up to $25,000 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation via Q2 2019 sales of its wire rope clips. The charity serves to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. 


  • ZF Signs Agreement to Acquire WABCO

    April 1, 2019 - ZF Friedrichshafen AG announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WABCO for $136.50 per share. The planned acquisition has been approved by ZF’s management board and supervisory board, as well as WABCO’s board of directors. Together, ZF and WABCO will form a global integrated mobility systems provider for commercial vehicles, creating added value for ZF’s commercial vehicle customers. 


  • March

    • Terex to Unveil Flat Top Tower Crane at Bauma 2019

      March 29, 2019 - Bauma 2019 attendees will be the first to see the new 10-tonne (11-U.S.-ton) class Terex CTT 202-10 flat top tower crane. Delivering increased jobsite versatility, the new Terex crane offers three chassis options, with 3.8-m. (12.5-ft.), 4.5-m. (14.8-ft.), and 6-m. (19.7-ft.) base selections. Using Terex transfer masts, the new crane can be configured with H20, TS21, and TS16 masts, offering from 1.6- to 2.1-m. (5.2- to 6.9-ft.) widths, so customers can efficiently manage component inventory while cost-effectively meeting tower height needs. 


    • Comansa Hires New North American Sales Manager

      March 27, 2019 - Joseph Patton has joined Comansa's branch in North America as sales manager for tower and luffing-jib cranes. Patton will work with Bill Carbeau, vice president of business development. He will be primarily based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but travelling throughout the United States and Canada.


    • ALL Family of Companies Acquires New Trucks, Trailers

      March 27, 2019 - The ALL Family of Companies employs its own fleet of 2,500 trucks and trailers to transport cranes throughout North America, and ALL Crane has acquired 212 new trucks and trailers. The purchase broadens the company’s ability to offer complete door-to-door crane service.


    • Three More Companies Join SEAA Training Network

      March 27, 2019 - Three more companies have joined the nationwide network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites.

      They are ASPE-South of North Carolina, Trivent Safety Consultants of Colorado, and Monterey Structural Steel of California.

      In addition, Deem Structural of Texas and CSE of Virginia, which joined the network in late 2018, have completed all assessments and audits.


    • Construction TV Personality to Headline SEAA Convention

      Kayleen McCabe

      March 27, 2019 – DIY Network personality Kayleen McCabe will headline the Steel Erectors Association of America’s 47th Annual Convention and Trade Show, April 24-26 in Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina.

      McCabe is a licensed contractor and industry ambassador who won DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and is the longtime host of Rescue Renovation. Her work focuses on tightening the skills gap, encouraging women to enter a male-dominated field, and showing alternative paths to the traditional college route.


    • Manitowoc Names Leavitt as New Dealer for Potain Self-Erecting Cranes

      March 27, 2019 - Manitowoc Cranes has appointed Leavitt Cranes, Tacoma, Washington, as a new dealer for Potain self-erecting cranes.

      Leavitt will sell and support the cranes in Washington and Oregon, and will also provide consultation and training.


    • Lube-A-Boom Adds Vice President and General Counsel

      March 26, 2019 - Lubricant maker Lube-a-Boom, Indianapolis, is adding attorney Jonathon Roberts as vice president and general counsel.

       

       

       


    • Empire Crane Trains Service Techs on Demag Five-Axle Mobile Cranes

      March 26, 2019 - Empire Crane Co. recently held a week of Demag service and maintenance training for its service technicians.

      Taught by training instructor Robert Ourt, the school focused on technical components of the Demag five-axle family of all-terrain cranes, including the AC 130-5, AC 160-5, AC 220-5, and AC 250-5.

      The school included classroom teaching and hands-on learning with the IC-1 Plus control system.


    • Manitowoc will Unveil Six New Cranes, New Technologies at Bauma 2019

      March 26, 2019 - Manitowoc will debut six new models from its Grove and Potain lines at Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany.

      It will also present a technology pavilion that highlights several customer-focused innovations. In addition to the six cranes unveiled at the show, other models on display will give visitors the chance to see a total of more than 10 new cranes.



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