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News from below the hook

Technologies in below-the-hook rigging gear are constantly advancing.





Berry Contracting names new CEO and president

Edward Martin has announced his retirement from Berry Contracting, Inc., as Keith Ackley is named new CEO and president. 

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North America’s top tower crane companies

The annual ACTTOWERCRANE50 top list continues to mature. Hannah Sundermeyer reports.

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Return of the RT

As the market starts to recover, Hannah Sundermeyer breaks down the market for rough terrain cranes.

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Precision planning is crucial for rigging

Modulift’s Harshal Kulkarni discusses the importance of precise rigging calculations when using spreader bars and other lifting devices.


Self-erectors aid Texas market

R&J Lifting Solutions is introducing the efficiencies of self-erectors to the Central Texas market.


How The Right GPS Can Prevent Bridge Strikes

Bill Smith discusses how GPS navigation can prevent bridge hits.



Bill Smith discusses the hazards of wind pressure. 

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Lightning Safety For Crane Operators

Bill Smith discusses four lightning safety tips.


ACT rounds up innovative power plant projects

Hannah Sundermeyer rounds up a variety of power plant projects around North America. 

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Link-Belt and Kobelco cranes aid space training

Julian Leek and Mary Kanian report on how cranes are assisting with astronaut rescue training. 

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First U.S. Demag AC45 hard at work

Steel Giraffe took delivery of the first Demag AC45 City in the United States.

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Crawler crane market update

By most accounts, the conventional crawler crane market is gaining momentum. D.Ann Shiffler reports.



Operator sidekick technologies

Refresh your knowledge of the latest LMI/RCL technologies.

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Top 100 largest North American crane companies

American Cranes & Transport presents its 14th annual ACT100 Index of North America’s top crane-owning companies.

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NBIS RISK MANAGEMENT: A firm commitment

It starts with culture: Chris Nelson discusses nine steps to award-winning safety.


Munich musings post Bauma

ACT presents a plethora of key take-aways from Bauma 2019.

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Boom trucks serve as supreme machines

Hannah Sundermeyer reports on the top and growing markets for boom trucks

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Link-Belt lifts 120,000-pound pilot house

Building a new tractor tug on a tight schedule was hastened by the use of a new Link-Belt 298 Series 2. 


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News from below the hook

Technologies in below-the-hook rigging gear are constantly advancing.


Benefits of triangular rigging tools

In rigging applications, it’s often the triangle shape that is the most useful. Chad Fox reports exclusively for ACT.

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ICUEE: What’s New Review

D.Ann Shiffler provides an overview of the new lifting equipment, rigging gear, safety products and services that will debut at ICUEE.

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Exclusive SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop show guide

Join the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association for its annual Crane & Rigging Workshop in Glendale, Arizona, USA


Building bridges across North America

The ACT team rounds up some of the latest in innovative bridge projects, 


TNT tackles lift project

Before its primary job installing a transmission pole could be performed, TNT Crane & Rigging had to solve several problems. D.Ann Shiffler reports.

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Remote controls offer operator solutions

A roundup of the lateset remote-control systems for setup, rigging and operating cranes.

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BAUMA REVIEW: A North American perspective

Attracting a record 620,000 visitors, Bauma 2019 was a huge success, especially for American OEMs and customers.