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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Gary Boyd to Dallas Service Manager

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz
Gary Boyd

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced the promotion of Gary Boyd to service manager in Dallas. Boyd, who joined the company in 2009, will manage the branch service operations for Kirby-Smith Machinery’s Dallas facility. He was promoted from his role as product service manager. Boyd brings more than 40 years of heavy equipment service experience to the position, including previous experience as a branch service manager in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

M-L Holdings Company Crane Group Acquires Chellino Crane

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

M-L Holdings Company Crane Group announced that is has acquired Chellino Crane, a premier crane services company in the Chicagoland area. Founded in 1947 by Sam Chellino, the company has grown to become one of the largest crane companies in the Midwest.

Fecon Launches its Own Brand of Oil Analysis Kits

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Fecon Inc. is proud to announce the introduction of its own brand of Oil Analysis Kits. The launch signifies Fecon’s continued commitment to offer important value added services to our  customers. These kits can be utilized on a wide range of equipment.  This service is not limited to just Fecon branded mulchers or tractors.

Our oil analysis kits offer many advantages for our customers who seek to protect their valuable assets. Some of those advantages include:

·         Same Day Results

·         Critical Alarms Reported Via Phone

Smith Erectors Takes 75RT ‘to the limit’

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Smith Erectors, Inc. of Markle, IN recently spent four days working around the clock to service Steel Dynamic, Inc.’s (SDI) Columbia City, IN plant. SDI fabricates structural, rail, and engineered steel as part of their New Millennium Building Systems in a multi-building complex. Plant shut downs are required to maintain heavily used equipment in adverse conditions.

Grove Launches New Best-in-Class GMK4090 All-Terrain Taxi Crane

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitowoc has introduced a new all-terrain crane, the best-in-class Grove GMK4090. The new taxi crane features a modern, compact design that puts emphasis on roadability and maneuverability.  

The new crane comes in response to customer demand for lightweight, flexible taxi cranes in the 90 t (100 USt) capacity class. It represents a generational upgrade over the previous GMK4080-1/GMK4100B, a popular all-terrain crane in Europe due to its versatility in applications, especially with rental companies.  

Link-Belt Cranes Vice President of Engineering Don Moore Set to Retire, Richard Shultz to Succeed

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Effective December 31, 2017, Vice President of Engineering, Don Moore has announced his decision to retire from Link-Belt Cranes.

Moore began his career at Link-Belt in 1977, accepting a position as an associate design engineer in the Tower Gantry Crane Product Group at Link-Belt in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He then moved to the Lattice Boom Crawler Product Group, eventually being promoted to senior design engineer.

New DEMAG AC 45 City: Fits Everywhere

Date: 31-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

When Demag showcased its AC 25 City in 1996, heads turned everywhere in the industry: It was more compact than any other mobile crane before it, and yet it featured powerful performance characteristics and only needed one single cab for both traveling and crane work. The industry quickly realized that the new crane was simply unbeatable inside narrow buildings and in urban environments.

Tadano Delivers First Two GR-1200XL Cranes to Bigge

Date: 26-10-2017 / Author: mlarson

The first two Tadano GR-1200XL rough terrain cranes arrived in the United States and were delivered immediately Bigge Crane and Rigging Co.’s Houston branch.

The 120-ton-capacity GR-1200XL is the largest two-axle rough-terrain crane in the Tadano RT range. It was launched in March at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

The GR-1200XL features a 183.7-ft. telescopic boom. Adding the 58.1-ft. bi-fold jib gives a maximum lifting height of 241'4".

Hoist and Rigging Training Made Easier with Columbus McKinnon’s New Website

Date: 25-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

Whether you need to meet OSHA or ASME requirements, receive overhead crane and rigging certification or simply gain the peace of mind that comes from having a safer work environment, Columbus McKinnon can help. Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, launched its new training website, putting all of the information professionals need to get trained and do their jobs safely right at their fingertips.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Holds Firm in October

Date: 24-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector.