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New Genie high float booms perform heavy lifting tasks on sensitive ground

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.

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Crane contractor improves efficiency and operator confidence thanks to National NBT55

One of the leading contractors in the Midwest has increased its efficiency with the National NBT55, completing two more jobs a day on average.

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.

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New Grove RT crane offers longest reach and highest capacity in line

The new GRT9165 from Grove includes features demanded by customers.
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Manitowoc has just unveiled the latest in its line of class-leading rough-terrain cranes: the Grove GRT9165. The crane offers the longest reach and highest capacity of any model in Grove's rough-terrain lineup, and it has a host of features that will help companies increase efficiency while maintaining a low total cost of ownership. The new crane made its debut at Manitowoc's Crane Days event in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania.

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Citizen Crane handles materials for demolition and rebuild at Vancouver Public Library

The Terex CTL 430-24 luffing jib tower crane used for the rebuild of the Vancouver Public Library's upper floors was named

New construction projects always come with a set of challenges, but the site and lifting needs are usually straightforward enough that several different crane options fit the requirements. Building reconstruction, on the other hand, typically comes with its own unique challenges. 

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Liebherr showcases latest crane innovations at Customer Days 2018

Liebherr has successfully wrapped up it's impressive 2018 Customer Days event at its mobile crane facility in Ehingen, Germany. Established in the early 1990s and taking place every three years, the Customer Days event has grown substantially. This year 3,000 customers from over 80 countries descended on the sprawling factory grounds to see first-hand the impressive range of cranes on display. 

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Series 2 of popular Link-Belt 348 cranes launching this year

Series 2 of popular Link-Belt 348 cranes launching this year

Link-Belt Cranes introduces the all-new 348 Series 2 300-ton (273-mt) lattice crawler crane. Over the years, Link-Belt's 348 class of lattice crawler has been job proven on projects from Prudoe Bay, Alaska to Miami. Crane owners and operators will have a lot to like about the new 348 Series 2 300-ton (273-mt) lattice crawler crane. First shipments of the new 348 Series 2 will begin fourth quarter 2018 following final testing in Lexington, KY.  

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Manitou adds eight diesel and four electric models to industrial forklift range

Manitou is expanding their offering of industrial forklifts for the North American market. Diesel machines make their debut with eight internal combustion diesel models joining the Manitou MI Industrial Forklift Range. An additional four new electric models are also now available, expanding the Manitou ME Industrial Forklift Range. With the addition of these 12 new machines, Manitou's industrial forklift line for North America now includes 12 models in the MI Industrial Forklift Range and 14 models in the ME Industrial Forklift Range.

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Grove GMK4040 makes North American debut at Manitowoc Crane Days

The 90 t (100 USt) capacity taxi crane has the strongest taxi load chart in its class and can easily maneuver on narrow job sites because of its compact design.

Visitors to Manitowoc's Crane Days 2018 event are the first in North America to see the new, best-in-class Grove GMK4090 all-terrain crane. It's one of several cranes debuting at the Crane Days event, which highlights the innovation and velocity that comes with following The Manitowoc Way, and has resulted in several new crane models for 2018.

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Radio remote control offered for J D Neuhaus hoists and cranes

J D Neuhaus (JDN) has further enhanced their remote control capabilities. This innovation will bring exceptional ease-of-use and convenience to users across all industries. Three remote control models are now available, RC-X, RC S and RC-SP, each comprising of a transmitter and receiver and all can either be integrated in existing JDN solutions or directly combined with a new JDN hoist.

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Kobelco, Manitowoc end OEM supply agreement

Kobelco, Manitowoc end OEM supply agreement

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (or KCM) of Tokyo, Japan, one of Japan's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, and The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions, will not renew their OEM supply agreement, under which KCM supplies Manitowoc-branded lattice-boom crawler crane models with lift capacities under U.S. 150 tons to the worldwide Manitowoc distribution network, and Manitowoc supplies Kobelco -branded all-terrain crane models for marketing in Japan. The global alliance began in November 2003 and will end on November 9th, 2018. KCM will continue to support Manitowoc and its customers, and Manitowoc will continue to support KCM and its customers, with service parts for a period of ten (10) years.

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Arrow Material Handling Products's Fork Shield protects forks from damage

Arrow Material Handling Products's Fork Shield protects forks from damage

Forklift fork design and construction has developed immensely over the last 100 years. However, the most common fork damage occurs at the heel of the fork. "While we continue to develop and improve the design of our forks to increase durability, the fork heel still remains the most susceptible to breakage," says Terry Melvin, CEO of Arrow Material Handling Products. "We believe the Fork Shield is the answer. By administering fork shields across an entire fleet, companies should expect a significant increase in the lifespan of their forks."

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