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Construction Equipment Among Top 5 Most Financed Equipment Types | Construction News

Date: 12-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

New business volume grew 2.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2016, according to the 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).  The rise in new business volume marked the seventh consecutive year that businesses increased their spending on capital equipment. The SEFA report covers key statistical, financial and operations information for the $1 trillion equipment finance industry, based on a comprehensive survey of 115 ELFA member companies.

Grove Crane Brings Mobility and Smooth Operation to Challenging Airport Lift

Date: 06-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

La Grange Crane used a Grove GMK5275 all-terrain crane to build an underground water detention system in Rosemont, Illinois, near O’Hare International Airport. The 275 USt crane lifted a series of 9 USt precast segments to construct the system, which will keep stormwater runoff under control for a planned commercial development. 

Hiab introduces the HIAB X-HIPRO 232 at 2017 ICUEE

Date: 06-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Just as the classic Swiss Army knife is synonymous with quality, ingenuity and above all, versatility, the HIAB X-HIPRO 232 is the solution for customers who wish to boost their business’s productivity with a versatile crane. 

Hiab continues its leadership in articulated cranes with cutting- edge technology aimed to make deliveries faster, safer, more reliable and easier than ever before.  The HIAB X-HIPRO 232 showcases these innovations recently introduced by Hiab:

Grove and National Crane to show utility prowess at ICUEE 2017

Date: 06-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitowoc Cranes will showcase a trio of cranes that thrive in utilities applications at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2017 (ICUEE). At outdoor booth N2021, the company will highlight the Grove GHC30 telescoping crawler crane and a pair of National Crane boom trucks: the NBT45-1 and 890D. All three machines will be outfitted with special attachments to better show their effectiveness in the utilities market, and two of them — the GHC30 and NBT45-1 — will be shown at ICUEE for the first time. 

ICUEE 2017 Opens Online Bidding for The Demo Expo ‘Industry Give-Back’ Auction

Date: 05-09-2017 / Author: fmotz

Online bidding is now open for the ICUEE 2017 benefit auction, which will help connect military veterans with industry jobs.

ICUEE, The Demo Expo invites all utility and construction professionals to participate in the event: 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Call of Duty™ Endowment, the nonprofit organization founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.

Tadano Mantis Unveils New 35-Ton Crane

Date: 01-09-2017 / Author: mlarson

Tadano Mantis Corporation has unveiled a new, 35-ton-capacity GTC-series telescopic-boom crawler crane.

The new model carries the GTC-Series’ typical features and benefits.

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements | Construction News

Date: 30-08-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018.

OSHA issued a final rule in September 2014, extending the deadline by three years for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The final rule also extended by three years the employer's responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely.

Ritchie Bros. Sells US$49+ Million of Equipment in August Houston Auction | Construction News

Date: 29-08-2017 / Author: fmotz

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducted its fourth Houston auction of the year this week, selling 3,700+ equipment items and trucks for US$49+ million over two days (August 23–24, 2017), and setting a new site record for online sales.

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