Crane Rodeo

By : 
Mike Larson
As I write this column, I am in the midst of evaluating this year’s entries in Lift and Access magazine’s Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) awards. Soon, I’ll be compiling the scores from all of the judges, who include fleet managers, fleet owners, and all of the MCM Group’s editors.
If the health of the powered access, lifting, and material-handling industries can be estimated by the number and quality of LLEAP entries, all three segments are hearty.

Operators Jog for Top Position at Fifth Regional Rodeo Event

Date: 19-10-2012 / Author: kparrish

Sanford, Fla., was the site of the fifth and final Regional Rodeo Qualifier for the National Crane Operator Rodeo Championship. Though there were a few gallon-sized hats and leather boots at the event, sported by the staff of event host Crane Institute of America, the real cowboys in this rodeo were none other than crane operators. All were competing for ther place in the national event, to be held Oct. 27-28 in Davenport, Fla.