In Florida Power Line Erection, Grove GHC75 Boosts Efficiency To Shorten Schedule by Two Weeks

Date: 12-07-2017 / Author: fmotz

North American companies are reaping the benefits of using Grove telescoping crawler cranes on a variety of jobs. Their combination of crawler maneuverability, telescoping boom versatility and 100 percent pick-and-carry capability is helping lifters increase efficiency on a wide variety of projects.

Fast and Easy Crane Folding with Hiab's New Semi-automatic Folding (SAF)

Date: 05-07-2017 / Author: fmotz

Hiab, part of Cargotec launches semi-automatic folding (SAF) feature for folding and unfolding the crane with a single control level. The new feature makes the crane operation fast and easy for operators when parking the crane in a safe and controlled way. 

Central Mass Crane Service Purchases Tadano ATF100G-4 | Construction News

Date: 05-07-2017 / Author: fmotz
ATF 100

A new Tadano ATF 100G-4 has been delivered to Central Mass Crane Service, sold by Flaherty Equipment in Massachusetts. The 110-ton capacity all-terrain crane is the first Tadano in the company’s fleet of nearly a dozen hydraulic cranes. Jack Daige, president of Central Mass, said the company looks forward to putting the new crane to immediate use in industrial, commercial, and highway projects. 

Scott Powerline GTC-600 is First in Field

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz
GTC 600

Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment has been the first to introduce several new Tadano Mantis models over the years. And the latest telescopic boom crawler crane for Scott Powerline is the GTC-600, which is the first of this model to be received by a dealer, placed in a rental fleet and now put on a job site. The 66-ton machine is currently working on a 20-mile powerline transmission construction project in Texas for Can-Fer Utility Services LLC, a Quanta Services company.

Houston Heats Up as Ritchie Bros. Sells US$46+ Million of Equipment in June Auction

Date: 27-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

Summer officially kicked off in Texas as Ritchie Bros. conducted its third Houston auction of the year this week, selling 4,700+ equipment items and trucks for US$46+ million—making it the largest June auction ever for the site.

Bloomberg Reports Construction Groups Split on Extending Crane Safety Deadline | Construction News

Date: 21-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

June 21, 2017 - More than six years after OSHA’s construction crane rule was issued in late 2010, the agency is again asking if delay of the certification mandate should continue.

This time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is thinking of postponing enforcement for one year, making Nov. 10, 2018, the new deadline.

Manitex International, Inc. Welcomes Crane Sales & Service to North American “Knuckleboom” Dealer Network | Construction News

Date: 14-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, has appointed Nebraska-based Crane Sales & Service as a Manitex-PM knuckleboom dealer for Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota & Iowa.

Giuffre Bros Cranes Celebrates Major Milestone Wtih Delivery of 5,000th Unit

Date: 07-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

In 1963, you could rent Frank and Dominic Giuffre and their dump truck for $12.50 an hour. Today, Giuffre Bros. Cranes, Inc. is celebrating a major milestone: production of their 5000th unit. Giuffre took delivery of their 5000th unit to start 2017, a Terex BT 4792 mounted on a 2017 Freightliner 108SD.

IMT Introduces New 11-Foot Dominator III Mechanics Truck, 25-Foot Telescopic Crane | Construction News

Date: 07-06-2017 / Author: fmotz

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), is pleased to introduce the new Dominator® III 11-foot mechanics truck and 25-foot 12000-lb telescopic crane.

“We took the same approach with the 11-foot version of the Dominator III as we did with the 14-foot — provide a reliable, durable service truck with high-performance capabilities,” said Jim Hasty, general manager of IMT. “We aimed to meet our customer’s needs while offering a lighter, maneuverable body paired with increased lifting capacity from the 25-foot 12,000-lb crane.”