Rick Curnutte and Chuck Martz at the Link-Belt booth at ConExpo.

Rick Curnutte and Chuck Martz at the Link-Belt booth at ConExpo.

Crane sales were brisk at the Link-Belt Cranes ConExpo booth. The company announced the sale of six cranes to Southway Crane & Rigging of Byron, Georgia. The order included four of the all-new 100 US ton (91 tonne) capacity HTC-86100 and two 60 ton (54 tonne) HTC-8660 Series II hydraulic truck cranes.

One of the largest independently owned crane companies in the southeastern USA, Southway has locations in Atlanta, Albany, and Columbus, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; and Tallahassee, Florida, among several others. Southway is owned by Jerry Reynolds.

"We are glad to place our new HTC-86100s with one of the fastest growing crane rental houses in the Southeast," said Skeeter Collins, Link-Belt manager, North American sales. "Southway has been a great customer for us over the years and we are ecstatic about helping them grow their business in 2011."

Also on the opening day of the show, Link-Belt sold 14 cranes to All Erection & Crane Rental. The package includes crawler cranes, truck cranes, and all terrain cranes, the company said.

"ConExpo has arrived at a time when the economy is showing signs of an uptick," said Michael Liptak, president, All Erection. "Being able to coordinate a package at the show is indicative of the improving climate and we really appreciate what Skeeter and his team were able to do to help make this happen."

Liptak said his company has a high level of confidence in Link-Belt cranes and is pleased with their technological advances and resale value.

This deal comes on the heels of other recent purchases of Link-Belts by All including 10 TCC-750 and three TCC-1100 telescopic crawler cranes.

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