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First Potain Hup 32-27 Self-Erecting Crane Delivered in Iceland

Date: 02-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

BYGG has taken delivery of a Potain Hup 32-27, the first one delivered to its home country of Iceland.

The company has already placed the newest-generation, self-erecting crane on a job site in Reykjavik, where it is helping to build a residential development.

BYGG specializes in building residential real estate and chose the Hup 32-27 for its 4 t capacity and 32 m maximum radius. The Hup range has been especially beneficial for these types of construction projects due to its ease of transport, quick set up time and easy-to-use, remote-controlled operating system. 

Mowbray's Tree Service Answers Call for Tree Removal in High Hazard Zones with the Aid of Demag

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

An estimated 112 million dead trees perilously populate the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The combination of unprecedented drought over the past four years coupled with significant bark beetle infestation has decimated trees throughout the mountain range in California. The severity of the problem pressed Governor Brown of California to issue an Emergency Proclamation in October of 2015 for the removal of dead/dying trees in High Hazard Zones.

Palfinger Inc. President Woody to Retire, be Succeeded by Arkilander

Date: 05-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Mark Woody, Palfinger Inc.’s president and vice president of sales and marketing – Americas, will retire March 31 after 25 years of service to the company. 

Woody joined Palfinger Inc. in 1993, when the company’s Niagara Falls facility had about 11 employees. Today the company has about 1,000 employees across North America, including a core group that Woody has mentored since the beginning. 

Manitowoc to showcase the Shuttlelift SCD15 at The Rental Show 2018

Date: 16-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

Manitowoc Cranes will showcase the Shuttlelift SCD15 at the 2018 edition of ARA’s The Rental Show, which will take place in New Orleans from February 18 – 21. The crane manufacturer will occupy booth #3021 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Manitowoc debuted the 15 USt carrydeck crane at last year’s The Rental Show, and in 2018, the company aims to once again show customers how the SCD15 was designed with the rental market in mind.

When most people think of the massive San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, few even consider it could have tight working spaces. But Golden State Bridge Inc. and Bigge Crane & Rigging knew working underneath the 30 acre bridge spanning from San Francisco to Oakland would present certain lifting space and access challenges. That's why they chose the Maeda MC285-2 Mini Crane to work on an elevated platform 160’ off the ground.

 

PRINOTH Expands its Distribution to West Virginia

Date: 10-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

PRINOTH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tracked vehicles, has just signed an agreement with Leslie Equipment Company to represent the Prinoth Panther line of vehicle in the state of West Virginia.
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New Maeda CC1485 Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane Now Available

Date: 08-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

After making its American debut earlier this year at ConExpo 2017, Maeda USA is pleased to announce that its new Maeda CC1485 Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane model is finally available for sale and rental in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

The CC1485, which replaces Maeda’s LC785 model, features a 6.6 ton (6.0 mt) max lift capacity, 98“ (2.49 m) width, heavy duty steel undercarriage, hydrostatic transmission, no-outrigger design with a 72.2' (22.0 m) maximum hook height and near-zero tail swing.

Canada’s First Grove TMS9000-2 Saves Hours on the Job for R&D Crane Rental

Date: 08-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

When Manitowoc introduced the Grove TMS9000-2 in February of 2017, it also revealed the mantra behind the crane’s design: lighter, longer, stronger. It was these very same attributes that led R&D Crane Rental (R&D) to be the first company in Canada to take delivery of the new-model truck crane.

For the Burnside, Nova Scotia-based rental company, the TMS9000-2 represented an opportunity to grow its business and outperform the competition.

Grove GRT8100 Streamlines Operations on Pennsylvania Energy Projects

Date: 21-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

December 21, 2017 - B&K Equipment and Crane Service (B&K) is one of the latest North American companies to discover the benefits of Grove’s new lineup of rough-terrain cranes, which have been designed and tested at Manitowoc’s Product Verification Center (PVC) to ensure dependability in a wide range of working environments. Wyalusing, Pennsylvania-based B&K has been renting two Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain cranes for over a year. The 100 USt cranes have helped to streamline operations on several of the company’s projects, including the construction of a gas-fired power plant.

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