American Crane Equipment News

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ICST Transport 50 call for entries

International Cranes & Transport is now accepting forms for the Transport 50 (T50) listing of the world’s largest specialized transport companies



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Daru Unio expands fleet with Demag AC 45 City

The Hungarian crane service provider has grown their team of Demags with the purchase of a new AC 45 City crane. 


Sany America sponsors J.D. Motorsports as NASCAR returns

Sany America and its dealer partner, Ironpeddlers, have signed on as co-sponsors of driver Colby Howard and car #15 as part of the J.D. Motorsports team.


New Jekko mini crane to be unveiled during live stream

The SPX650, the latest Jekko 5-ton crane will be introduced next month. 

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Mammoet offering bare rental of select crawler fleet in U.S.

Mammoet will rent crawler cranes from its MidAtlantic fleet.



Virus hits Cargotec

First quarter sales flat but orders decline at global crane and materials equipment manufacturing group Cargotec


Irving Equipment serves petrochemical market with new Liebherr

A Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 joins the Irving Equipment fleet at the new depot in Texas


RopeBlock on Orion crane collapse

Hook company comments on the collapse during testing of the 5,000 tonne Liebherr crane on Orion


KHL showcases ConExpo new product videos

KHL’s ConExpo Product Showcase highlights videos of products and service launched in Las Vegas




ConExpo 2020 sets the stage for more equipment debuts

ACT continues its post-ConExpo coverage with more showstopping equipment reveals from the March tradeshow.

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Lift planning technology supports project execution

Innovations in lift planning software give crane companies more leverage planning and executing a project.


Lift Systems navigates the Covid-19 crisis

ACT Editor D.Ann Shiffler talks with Ben Forster of Lift Systems, about their response to coronavirus. 

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New all terrains showcased at ConExpo 2020

Grove, Demag, Liebherr, Link-Belt and Tadano showed off a wide range of all terrain cranes at ConExpo. 

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Electronic gantry technology expands market reach

Gantries are simple machines, but new technologies are giving them further versatility for more complex projects.

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INTERVIEW: Custom Truck’s Fred Ross talks business, success and growth

Hannah Sundermeyer sits down with Fred Ross, CEO and co-founder of Custom Truck One Source to talk success and vertical integration.

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SPMTs are wheeled wonders

Using an elaborate configuration of SPMTs, Deep South completed a large-scale vessel transport to a major refinery.

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Wind power serves as epic energy source

Will the wind power market meet original projections for 2020? The answer is blowing in the wind.

Latest Videos


Five challenges facing Maxim during the Covid-19 outbreak

D.Ann Shiffler Editor of ACT talks to Frank Bardonaro Chief Operating Officer, Maxim CraneWorks


Work Smarter Not Harder with Yale Synthetic Rope Solutions

Yale Cordage doesn’t just manufacture rope - we engineer synthetic rope constructions that increase safety and efficiency worldwide. Watch this video to learn how our expertise provides value for customers’ most challenging projects.


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The International Tower Cranes Conference (ITC) will be held on 26 and 27 June 2019.

The event for everybody involved in the tower crane industry, from crane rental companies and contractors to manufacturers and distributors.


TCNA 2018: The evolution of construction and its impact on tower crane engineering

Dr.–Ing. Mohamed Abouelezz, senior technical sales manager, Wolffkran - co-presented with Randy Huffman, vice president, Custom Service Crane, Inc.



Kirby-Smith Machinery opens seventh Texas location

The new Waco facility provides additional coverage for new and existing customers in central Texas. 

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Link-Belt crawlers for convention center expansion

Garco Construction acquired a TCC-1100 and 248-HSL to lift rebar and forms on-site.