All Cranes Articles

Truck crane popularity growing
Has the truck crane market been rejuvenated? A resounding “yes” appears to be the answer. ACT reports
500 US ton Liebherr does duty in a hole
After nine months of planning, All Crane Rental of Pennsylvania used its 500 US ton capacity LTM 1400-7.1 Liebherr to help a general contractor retube a major boiler to restore power at a power plant in Masontown, PA, in the US
adjustable beam from MSB
The new Modular Spreader Beam available from Construction Lifters, a division of the Caldwell Group, is adjustable and durable yet lightweight, providing maximum versatility along with quick and easy assembly, according to the company. The beam is configurable to various spreads from 10 to 22 feet with capacities of 1 or 2 tons.
Another fine year: a good year for large rental yards
Larger rental yards continue on a path of prosperity with good utilization and further investments in equipment. John Wyatt reports
China’s world-beating gantry
The world’s first fixed dual-beam gantry crane has been “christened” during a launch ceremony at the Yantai shipyard in China.
Heavy lifters: Rigger trucks offer a heavy duty option for lifting and moving heavy machinery. ACT reports
Described as “a forklift on steroids,” today's rigger trucks fill an important and growing gap in the heavy lift sector, especially in industrial and plant settings where machines and supplies continue to increase in weight.
Bay Cranes takes large Liebherrs
Six of 10 new Liebherr cranes have been delivered over the last few months, ordered by New York-based Bay Cranes, according to its president, Kenneth Bernardo.
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.
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.
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.
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