Construction News

  • Altec AC40-152S

Dual Crane/Aerial Ratings Speed Setup, Boost Versatility of Altec's New Boom Truck

Altec Inc.'s new AC40-152S boom truck has a dual rating that lets it meet the standards of both the crane and the aerial lift industries.

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  • Photo of Grove GHC75 crane

Grove Rolls Out Trio of Telescopic-Boom Crawler Cranes

Manitowoc has introduced a trio of compact telescoping-boom crawler cranes designed to handle the most unforgiving terrain.

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  • Air-tow Drop-Deck and Dump Trailer

Versatile New Air-tow Trailer Hauls Equipment and Material

Trailer manufacturer Air-tow will unveil a new and versatile trailer at The Rental Show, Feb. 22-25, 2015, at the Ernest N.

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Skyjack to Unveil 86-Ft. Boom Lift at 2015 Rental Show

Skyjack is unveiling the SJ86 T telescopic boom at The Rental Show next month in New Orleans.

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Are Structural Composites Coming?

For some time now, I’ve been wondering about the potential for using carbon composites in the structural components of access and lifting equipment.
The durable, lighter-weight materials are showing up ever more frequently in structural components for a growing variety of other products, ranging from bicycle frames to high-end cars, bridges, and even aircraft fuselages, so do they have a future in aerial lifts, telehandlers, and cranes?
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