Crane Equipment News

Booming business
Dave Marcason of Superior Crane & Rigging in Norwood, NJ expects superior performance from his Altec boom trucks. Marcason and his son Brian serve a range of clients throughout the New York City/New Jersey area.
Elliott introducing new track-mounted crane and digger
In its 26-ton and 30-ton boom truck category, Elliott Equipment Company has developed a track-mounted crane and digger unit that can be seen at ConExpo Con/Agg 2008 in Las Vegas.
Grove GTK1100 makes debut lift
Manitowoc's Grove GTK1100 crane recently completed its inaugural lift for Repower Systems, which was installing a 2 kW wind turbine in Ilshofen, Baden Würtemberg in Germany.
Used Krupp goes for big bucks at Ritchie Bros. auction
Ritchie Bros. finished the year with a cash infusion, selling more than 2,700 trucks and other construction equipment at an auction in Fort Worth, TX in early December.
Potain performs at Piatt Place in Pittsburgh
A Manitowoc Potain HDT 80 working for sub-contractor Century Steel Erectors helped add two stories to Piatt Place in Pittsburgh, PA.
PM presents new models at SAIE
The PM Group presented several products at the SAIE 2007 in Bologna, Italy last fall, including numerous product innovations.
Wilbert celebrates 100 mark production
In the first week of December, two new Wilbert tower cranes left the factory – number 99 and 100.
Three John Deere models receive EPA/EU certification
John Deere Power Systems announced that three new models of its 4.5L engine have received Tier 3/Stage III A certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Union (EU).
Line of metal knobs introduced by Jergens
A large inventory of metal knobs for clamping, fastening, operating control, and other applications is now offered by Jergens Inc. Materials include cast iron, steel, and aluminum.
The lady and the clamp: a woman in the rigging world
Anne Renfroe could be considered an anomaly in the business of rigging products. First of all she is a woman in what has been pretty much considered a man's line of work. Secondly, she is every bit the lady impeccably dressed, well versed and her beautiful Southern drawl a pleasure to hear.
The right truck
Hauling loads above 110,000 pounds GCW requires trucks that have been carefully spec'd. They must have the right gearing and power to pull the weight, and they must be durable. But if they are over-spec'd, they may end up costing the operator more in fuel mileage and maintenance.
Trailer offers Miller Transfer new options in hauling
Miller Transfer recently put into service a new 2007 Nelson nine-axle trailer.
Manitex introduces 30112S boom truck
The newest addition to the Manitex S-series boom truck line is the 30112S, which features a 112 foot main boom with a 46 foot two-section jib option, offering the highest tip height of any crane in the company's product range.
Asian high rise
Lifting tests have been carried out on what is claimed to be the world's biggest gantry crane at the Yantai Raffles Shipyard (YRS) in China.
Hiab's largest knuckle boom
Hiab launched its latest range-topping knuckle boom loader crane at the end of October.
Manitowoc debuts National, Grove units
Manitowoc Crane Group showcased the National Crane 1400A boom truck at ICUEE. The crane has a 33-ton capacity rating and features a 27-foot, five-section boom, which, the company said, is the longest in its size range.
Ideal Crane Liberator line
At ETI's booth Ideal Cranes showcased its range of electric hydraulic cranes, known as the Liberator line, which spans from 2,000 to 6,000 pound machines.
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