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By : 
Rick Raef

Regardless of the mobile equipment being operated, all too often operators fail to wear the seatbelts provided in the cabs of their telehandlers, cranes, and other equipment. Even among those who do a good job of making seat belt usage a wear-it-or-work-someplace-else issue, there is still that occasional buckle that can be seen dangling and reflecting in the sunlight.

By : 
Howard Kaplan

A few weeks ago I was telling a friend about my company and how proud I am to work here. It's a company that fosters a safe, productive environment for its operators. In 30 years, we've never had a crane accident, and I never thought for a second that we would ever turn a crane over • yet, as hard as it is for me to say • we did just that.

By : 
Dave Sleightholm

Thousands of wire ropes of all different types, sizes, and construction are manufactured throughout the world, and the differences in these ropes have a dramatic effect on strength and operating characteristics. Because of their differences, wire rope selection can be a very difficult task for someone without basic wire rope knowledge.