Worker hit by crane bucket dies at Tallyrand Dock

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A man was killed while working on a shipping vessel in the Tallyrand neighbourhood on 2nd Jan 2022, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at 1915 Wigmore Street and JSO responded to a fatal industrial accident at a marine terminal around 1 pm. The deceased was already found dead on board a … Read more

First Enerpac JS-500 jack-up system in the US at Engineered Rigging

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When President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law last month, he destined an already booming construction industry to reach new heights.  Before the passing of the bill, projected, “The construction industry in the United States is expected to grow by 15.6% …in 2021.” With the US government’s recent hefty investment in civil … Read more

Konecranes to modernize four polar reactor cranes for major US power utility

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Konecranes was chosen for a $58.6 million modernization project for a major power utility in the United States. The utility has two polar reactor cranes in two different facilities that are in need of upgrades due to plant extensions. The customer is looking to increase lifting capacity and update the controls to variable frequency drives … Read more

Crane rescue cargo plane at Merrill Field Airport

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A cargo plane experienced engine trouble after departing Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last Wednesday morning (8th Dec), prompting an emergency landing at Merrill Field Airport near downtown, an official from the National Transportation Safety Board said. The TransNorthern Aviation Douglas DC-3 landed with wheels upon runway seven around 10:40 a.m., said Clint Johnson, president … Read more

Grove GMK5250XL-1 for NessCampbell

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US crane rental company NessCampbell has taken delivery of the first 250 tonnes Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain in the northwest. Supplied by distributor Western Pacific Crane & Equipment, the five-axle GMK5250XL-1 features an eight section 78.5 metre main boom topped by an 18-metre bi-fold swing-away extension that can be extended to 33.5 metres with additional … Read more

CraneWorks to Acquire Midwest Crane Repair in St. Louis

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CraneWorks, Inc., North America’s premier crane sales, service, parts, and rental dealer, is excited to announce the acquisition of Midwest Crane Repair, LLC. When the deal officially closes on January 4, 2022, Midwest Crane Repair will be rebranded as CraneWorks St. Louis and becomes the company’s ninth nationwide location. Founded in 2002, CraneWorks consistently expanded … Read more

Groves gets 14 new Grove RTs

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Texas-based Groves Equipment Rental has ordered 14 new Grove Rough Terrain cranes from local distributor MGX Equipment Services, which has been working with Groves since the 1990s. The new cranes will replace 10-year-old Grove Rough Terrains, ranging from the RT540 to RT890, with the 51 tonne GRT655, 100 tonnes GRT8100 and 120 tonnes GRT8120. The … Read more

Upwardly mobile: becoming a crane operator has never been such a rewarding career option

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Latest U.S. figures on crane operator salaries show a national annual wage of $64,000, while the top 10% can earn over $117,000/year. The most lucrative states to work in are evenly distributed across the country and employment opportunities are increasing rapidly. 79 percent of the students enrolled in operating courses at Heavy Equipment Colleges of … Read more

GMK5250XL-1 for Mansfield

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US rental company Mansfield Crane Service has taken delivery of a 250 tonne Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain crane. The five-axle GMK5250XL-1 features an eight section 78.5 metre main boom topped by an 18-metre bi-fold swingaway extension that can be extended to 33.5 metres with additional inserts. The crane is the first Grove all-terrain model to … Read more

LOGISTEC USA orders two Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes

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Leading North American terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc. (LOGISTEC) has ordered two new eco-efficient Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for their terminal at the Port of Manatee in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. The order, booked in August, will be handed over by February 2022. LOGISTEC operates 80 terminals in 54 ports across North … Read more

TNT Crane & Rigging purchases new Demag AC 700-9 from CraneWorks

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Demag all-terrain crane dealer in North America, CraneWorks Inc., has sold a unit of Demag AC 700-9 to crane company TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. The nine-axle all-terrain crane is the largest ever sold by CraneWorks. TNT chose the Demag AC 700-9 because of the numerous safety and operational improvements. One highlight is the crane’s … Read more

2 new cranes to be erected at deadly Kelowna crane collapse site

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More than three months after the catastrophic collapse of a tower crane at a Kelowna, B.C., construction site claimed the lives of five people, two new cranes will be erected at the deadly crash site on Tuesday. Mission Group, the developer behind the Bernard Block project, released a statement Friday stating that it is working with Emry … Read more

Crawler crane collapse at AdventHealth Orlando

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On the 12th of October, a crawler crane fell onto a 10-story AdventHealth parking garage under construction, injuring one person. The incident happened near East Smith Street and Princeton Street. Orlando fire officials said the victim, described as a worker, suffered traumatic injuries from debris and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable … Read more

Hiab to expand US production with growing demands

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Hiab has received three large orders with a combined value of €12.9 million for Moffett truck-mounted forklifts and Hiab loader cranes in the USA. The orders came from two national builders’ supply companies, one of which ordered Moffett truck-mounted forklifts totalling €7.5 million, while the other placed an order of €3.7 million for higher capacity … Read more

Manitowoc to exhibit latest Shuttlelift crane at The ARA Show

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Manitowoc returns to The ARA Show, which will take place Oct. 17 – 20, 2021 in Las Vegas. Manitowoc will show its SCD15 carrydeck crane that features a redesigned, lighter platform, a larger cab with easy to operate proportional lever controls and full-color, graphical RCL. The crane boasts a compact footprint, long reach and hefty … Read more

ALL erect receive their first “Blue Beast” – Liebherr LTM1650-8.1

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New Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 delivered to ALL Erection & Crane Rental   First lift took place in Cleveland, Ohio, United States The 8 axle crane convinced at first sight  The newly delivered LTM 1650-8.1, called the “Blue Beast” performed its first lift for ALL Erection  & Crane Rental. Delivering outstanding performance at the first job site, … Read more

Markel Corporation Announces Majority Investment in Buckner

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Markel Corporation (“Markel”) (NYSE: MKL) and CBP, Inc. (“Buckner”) announced on Thursday, 19 August, that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire a majority interest in Buckner. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. Additional terms were not disclosed. … Read more

Manitowoc acquires Aspen Equipment

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Manitowoc is to acquire the assets of Aspen Equipment, a crane dealer and truck bodybuilder/installer based in Bloomington, Minnesota – due south of Minneapolis – for around $51 million. Completion is expected in September. Aspen sells and rents Grove mobile and Manitowoc crawler cranes, along with National Crane and Elliot boom trucks, Palfinger loader cranes … Read more

Konecranes wins the first customer for EPA-approved new diesel-to-hybrid conversion technology

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Konecranes has won a contract with South Carolina Ports to supply 12 Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG) retrofit hybrid power packs, a milestone contract for new technology that offers significant carbon emission reductions and lower operating costs – without compromising performance. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Konecranes’ new hybrid technology in April 2021 after … Read more

ALL use duo Liebherr cranes for bridge tandem in Cleveland

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The 450-tonne LTM1450-8.1 and 250-tonne LTM1250-6.1 is used in tandem lift Pedestrian bridge is constructed over railroad track in Cleveland, Ohio, USA Successful run against the time in narrow time frame. Building bridges is never an easy job, especially if this bridge runs over busy railway tracks. ALL Crane, the largest crane rental company in … Read more

Trio Industrial Builders Combined By Rotunda

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Private equity firm Rotunda Capital Partners has acquired American Equipment, Pacific Crane & Hoist and Allied Crane in the USA. Rotunda has combined them to form American Equipment Holdings, claimed as the largest independent provider of overhead crane and hoist solutions and services in the Western United States. AEH will have 14 locations in the … Read more

Tandem Lifting Gone Wrong in Michigan

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Two telehandlers overturned in Traverse City, Michigan, on Monday, while carrying out a tandem lift. The SkyTrak telehandlers were apparently lifting a barge between them using canvas strap type slings looped around the boom. They were lowering it into the river when one of them lost stability, tipping forward and passing the bulk of the … Read more

Link-Belt rolls out new telecrawler TCC-550

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Predecessors to the Link-Belt TCC-550 – the TCC-500 and the TCC-450, were two of the first telescopic crawler models to be introduced by Link-Belt in 2006.  A new 55 US ton (45 tonnes) telescopic crawler, the TCC-550, is new from Link-Belt Cranes. Shipments of the new crane, which will make its debut at the company’s CraneFest event … Read more

Liebherr LR1300 aids Virginia hospital’s parking garage

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Structural Unlimited  was tasked with constructing the parking garage structure for the new CHKD Mental Healthcare facility. The first floor of the parking garage is 19 feet 10.5 inches high to accommodate ambulance needs going to the facility. Structural Unlimited used one of their 330-ton Liebherr LR 1300.1 SX crawler cranes fitted with carbon fiber … Read more