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ICUEE Benefit Auction to Support Call of Duty Endowment

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Join Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access magazines in helping the construction community connect military veterans with industry jobs by participating in the ICUEE Benefit Auction.  The auction will take place on Thursday, October 5th from 12-2 pm at the ICUEE Demo Stage.  Bid on a variety of items that include vacation packages, tools,equipment.

Manitex Names Steve Kiefer New President for North America

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announced that Steve Kiefer has been named president, North America, for Manitex International.

Case Study: Digging & Rigging Makes the Switch: Wire to Synthetic

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

September 20, 2017 -  Digging & Rigging, Inc. is a 36-year-old crane and rigging company with six locations in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The family-owned company takes great pride in their reputation as one of the most dependable, qualified, and professional crane and rigging companies in the region. Their equipment is meticulously maintained, and their employees are well trained, highly skilled, and fully certified. They also take great pride in maintaining a safe work environment.

Ritchie Bros. Now Accepting Consignments for February 2018 Orlando Auction

Date: 20-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Ritchie Bros.' February Orlando auction is one of the most anticipated equipment events of the year, as thousands of people from around the world vie for the opportunity to purchase equipment from some of the most well-respected companies from the U.S., Latin America, Canada and abroad. Consignments are now being accepted for the five-day 2018 event, being held on February 19 – 23.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Strong in September

Date: 19-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

September 19, 2017 - The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 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. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.7 in September, easing from the August index of 64.4.

Fassi Unveils Two New Knucklebooms | Construction News

Date: 13-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Fassi recently unveiled two new medium-duty models in its XE range of articulating-boom cranes.

The F345A XE-Dynamic and the F345RA XE-Dynamic cranes belong to the HC1 HD5 S2 class (if fitted on trucks), according to the EN12999:2011 standard, and have a maximum lifting capacity of 33.4 tm (241,582 lb.-ft.), with a maximum hydraulic horizontal outreach of 20.5 m (67’3”), which can be increased to 26.7 m (87’7”) in the version with six telescopic boom sections combined with the L214 hydraulic extension.

Barko Strong-Arm Grapples Optimize Barko Loader Performance| Construction News

Date: 13-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Barko’s new Strong-Arm Grapples provide a highly productive solution for log handling and delimbing applications. Designed to optimize the performance of Barko B-Series loaders – including all trailer/truck mount, tracked, rough terrain carrier and stationary loader models – the grapples deliver superior rotator torque, clamping force and arm speed.

The Strong-Arm Grapple lineup consists of three models. The 4250, 4850 and 5250 grapples have maximum openings of 42.0, 48.1 and 52.1 inches, respectively, with each rated for up to 50,000 pounds of lift capacity.

Liebherr USA, Co., Opening New Facility in Lodi, CA | Construction News

Date: 13-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

September 12, 2017 - Liebherr USA, Co. continues its expansion in the U.S., with the opening of its newest location in Lodi, California to better service customers in the western region.  The Lodi facility operations will include sales, service and repair of new and used mobile, duty cycle and lift version crawler cranes, as well as piling and drilling rigs.

The new Lodi branch will bring Liebherr equipment specialists closer to existing customers and provide localized service to customers in the Western region.  

Aspen Equipment Promotes Todd Foster to President | Construction News

Date: 12-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Aspen Equipment today announced the promotion of Todd Foster to the role of president. According to Steve Sill, owner and chief executive officer of Aspen Equipment, “Foster joined Aspen Equipment more than 20 years ago, and has spent those years leading improvements to Aspen’s engineering, operations, manufacturing, information systems, and most recently sales and marketing. Todd Foster employs a unique ability to work with people to solve problems.