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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.

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

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    •  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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SC&RA Forms Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force

    Sept. 13, 2022 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has formed an Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force to advance awareness of mat standards and regulations and to provide information about best practices. Dica's Kris Koberg chairs the group.

  • Historical Equipment Exhibition Happens Sept. 23-25

    Sept 14, 2022 – The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 2022 International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition at the National Construction Equipment Museum in Bowling Green, Ohio, Sept. 23-25.

  • Hiab’s New 90-tm Loader Crane Features Advanced Operating System

    Sept. 14, 2022 – Hiab’s newly launched Hiab iQ.958 HiPro heavy loader crane has a maximum moment of 90 tonne meters (650,970 ft. lbs.) and features the advanced SpaceEvo operating system.

  • Benchley Adds Its First Tadano Crane to Fleet

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    Sept. 14, 2022 - Benchley Contracting & Rental Corp. has added a Tadano GR-1000XLL-4 crane to its fleet. The 100-USt rough-terrain crane is the first Tadano that Benchley has owned.

  • Crosby Rigging for the Troops 2022 Supports Children of Fallen Patriots

    Sept. 6, 2022 - From Sept, 1 through Oct. 31, the Crosby Group will donate $500 to the Children of Fallen Patriots for every Crosby and ACCO training event it hosts in the U.S.

  • Fil Filipov has Passed

    Sept. 7, 2022 - Fil Filipov, current owner of crane and excavator maker ATLAS GmbH and former president of Terex Cranes, died on Aug. 26, 2022, at age 75 after a brief illness.

  • Grove’s New Heavy-Duty Jib Equips GRT9165 Rough-Terrain Crane for Precast Work

    Grove introduced a new heavy-duty jib option for its GRT9165 rough-terrain crane. It provides a competitive edge for setting precast concrete panels due to its faster setup and more economical transport.

    Grove is now offering a new heavy-duty jib extension for the Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain crane that increases the 165 USt (150 t) crane’s utilization abilities. It provides a competitive edge for setting precast concrete panels, as its easier to transport and faster to set up than crawler cranes for tilt-up work.

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