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A digger derrick truck, also referred to as a radial boom derrick, is a specialized vehicle often used to dig holes and set poles for electric power transmission and distribution systems. Equipped with augers, it can drill holes for utility poles and set the poles in place with pole clamps. If you are in the market for a digger derrick truck, Construction Equipment Guide carries several manufacturers from which to choose, including: Altec, Case, Volvo and many more. You can find new and used digger derricks for sale from the leading equipment manufacturers right here.



Upgrading the Office: Today's Crane Cabs Cater to Operators' Comfort Levels

The condition of a crane cab says a lot about not only the crane owner but the crane operator. Crane owners can make running a rig a better experience with state-of-the-art operating systems and controls in the cab, but it's the operator's responsibility to ensure his or her "office" is tidy and uncluttered....


Looking Back: Manitowoc

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look back at Manitowoc cranes. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the historyof the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries....


Grove Boosts Telecrawler Portfolio With Launch of Mid-Size GHC85

Manitowoc has added an eighth model to its telescoping crawler crane range in the Americas. Featuring a capacity of 85 tons and the longest boom of its class, the Grove GHC85 is positioned in the middle of Grove's range of telecrawlers....


Grove GMK5250L-1 Disassembles Potain MDT 132 G8 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, in Just One Day

In the inner harbor of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, three Potain tower cranes have been constructing residential buildings for the Wiesbadenbrücke development, which will have 300 apartments and the promise of "maritime and urban living in the center of Wilhelmshaven."A Potain MDT 132 G8 and an MDT 189 were assembled in October and November 2019, respectively, and a second MDT 132 G8 was added to the job site in September 2021....


Grove Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Grove is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, a significant milestone for one of the world's most renowned and prolific crane manufacturers. Grove was launched in 1947 in a garage in Shady Grove, Pa....


National Crane Marks Its 75th Anniversary

National Crane is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, highlighting a legacy of dependability, innovation and support that sets the global standard for boom trucks. National Crane was founded in 1947 as Burg Manufacturing by Marlo Burg in Nebraska....


Allison Transmission Announces Collaboration with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation on Walk-In Van Program

Allison Transmission announced that uprate variants of the Allison 1000 Series and 2000 Series transmissions will be integrated into Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's (FCCC) new powertrain combination for its MT walk-in van chassis....


Stellar Introduces TMAX 16K Aluminum Service Body

Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, roll-off cable hoists, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, has introduced the TMAX 16K aluminum service body....


Stellar Introduces TMAX 1-11 Welder Body

Stellar has launched the TMAX 1-11 welder body to the market. The TMAX welder body is ideal for utility, mine and construction job sites. The TMAX 1-11 welder body provides numerous features to increase productivity....


French Transport Specialist Groupe Cayon Adds Grove Cranes to Fleet

French transport specialist Groupe Cayon took delivery of three new 66 ton capacity Grove GMK3060L-1 all-terrain cranes in 2021 and one GMK5150L-1 in February 2022. "The compact size, long boom and strong load charts on the GMK3060L-1 are perfect for our fleet and will help us improve our productivity," said Julien Cayon, director of Groupe Cayon....







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