Maxim Crane Works has purchased fifteen large capacity Tadano rough terrain cranes comprising a mix of GR-1000XLs, GR-1200XLs, and GR-1600XLs. The Tadano dealer, with an existing fleet of over 2,500 cranes, decided to expand their fleet largely to meet the needs of the petrochemical industry. "Tadano's longer boom length, capacity, and reliability have historically corresponded to our customer needs," remarked Frank Bardonaro, Chief Operating Officer, Maxim Crane Works. "We don't make these decisions somewhere in a corporate office. Instead, we talk to our team in the field and they know the machines that will be best suited to do the job."
Cranes & Lifts News
DEUTZ AG and Manitou Group are embarking together on the electrification of drive lines - DEUTZ has incorporated prototype electric drives into Manitou equipment for the first time. The keys for the first prototypes will be handed over as part of the ELECTRIP Event Week in Cologne. Manitou Group, the first E-DEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a full-electric drive.
Signifying the importance of the luffing jib tower crane design to the Terex equipment offering, Terex Cranes introduces the new Terex CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane that boasts a 10% increase in jib length over the previous class model. The new Terex model features a 61 m (200 ft) maximum jib length, 270 ton-metre load moment and maximum full-length load of 2.6 tonnes (2.9 U.S. tons). The crane's unique Terex Power Plus feature can temporarily increase the maximum load moment under specific and controlled conditions (e.g. reduced dynamics) by 10%, giving the operator extra lifting capacity.
Link-Belt is bringing a new 100RT (90-mt) rough terrain crane to the market with the longest full-power boom available. "There's not a full power boom out there that carries this capacity chart at radius," said Brian Smoot, product manager telescopic rough terrain cranes. "This will be a dominant player for rental fleets, refineries, and plant work in general, handling longer radius with ease."
Rough-terrain cranes are the workhorse lifters on many jobsites as they provide a combination of reach, capacity and movability which makes them a popular choice for purchase or rental.
COMANSA has introduced a new model designed to work in projects in which it is necessary to lift heavy loads. The new 21LC1050 is offered with versions of maximum load of 25, 37.5 and 50 tonnes and can be erected with reach of between 30 and 80 metres with configurations every 5 metres. In addition, an optional jib configuration is available allowing a special reach of 85 metres.
Terex Cranes distributor for Atlantic Canada, Cropac Equipment, is broadening product offers with new models of Terex tower cranes and expanding its territory to include all of Eastern Canada. Already one of the largest distributors of Terex and Demag cranes in Canada, Cropac Equipment has recently added more than 35 new Terex tower cranes to its inventory. Cropac Equipment's new crane models include a variety of Terex flat top, hammerhead, and luffing jib tower crane models, and are available through any of the dealer's four locations.
Gehl has released four new and improved telehandler models for the North American market. The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and forward/neutral/reverse. The all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all machine functions with one hand while leaving the other hand on the steering wheel.
When an engine fire destroyed a log handler at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), Andrew Moore and his team decided it was a chance to rethink their original purchase decision.
SA Recycling operates over 70 scrap metal recycling yards in the U.S., including close to two dozen ferrous shredder operations. The company, started in Orange, California, has since grown as far north as Fresno, and east to Arizona and Texas. More recently, the company expanded to the U.S. southeast, into Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Originally, SA Recycling was Adams Steel; they merged with Sims about ten years ago to form "SA," which stands for Sims-Adams.
JLG Industries, Inc. has announced the availability of 33- x 16-inch turf tires. These tires are designed to be turf-friendly and provide excellent traction and floatation with minimal ground disturbance. Turf tires will be available as an option for the G5-18A Telehandlers in August 2018.
The new Genie S-80 high float (HF) and S-85 HF telescopic booms are designed to perform heavy-lifting tasks in sensitive ground conditions, such as sand and turf. Engineered to "float" on soft or delicate surfaces, the Genie S-80 and S-85 HF booms protect softer surfaces during operation that could be damaged by the more aggressive tread on regular rough-terrain tires. The Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF models are currently available in North America. Additional Genie HF models will be added, and this product line will be expanded globally in the future.
Champion Crane is one of the latest companies to improve its operations through the enhanced stability and efficiency of a National Crane boom truck. The Des Moines, Iowa-based contractor has been using a 55 USt NBT55 for just over a year on a variety of jobs, including HVAC, roofing, residential trusses and tree work.