New York City has some of the most challenging restrictions on moving heavy. So to move a 130,000-plus lbs, five-axle mobile crane through the busy streets of Manhattan is a challenge. Crane companies working in the metropolis need to combine real skill with a lot of patience in dealing with physical and regulatory constraints imposed by the city.

Manitowoc's product innovation continues, with the latest evolution in its National Crane product line hitting the market: the NBT60XL. The model combines "strong and long", bringing a greater capacity and reach combination in the 60 ton class — both for boom trucks and truck cranes — according to the manufacturer.

For the fifth year in a row, Manitowoc has recognized Lanco Group of Companies (Lanco) as its North America Top Dealer of the Year. The Homewood, Ill.-based group was the largest single purchaser of Manitowoc cranes across all of its brands by dollar amount in 2019.

Manitowoc is honoring 12 Potain dealers for their dedication in providing NCCCO training and certification for self-erecting tower cranes for the industry. Daiane Quinlan, Potain's North American sales director, said that these training programs are crucial for Potain to maintain its high standards when servicing customers, as the self-erecting crane market and demand grows strongly in the region.

When The Manitowoc Company Inc. , implemented a common control system across its diverse line of cranes, it recognized an opportunity to leverage simulators to support the marketing and sales program behind the initiative, as well as for operator training.

The latest Grove all-terrain cranes specially outfitted for the military are departing from Shady Grove, Pa., and setting out to U.S. Army missions throughout the world. The Grove GMK4060HC (HC for heavy crane) are specifically engineered for military use and have features that make them ready for a variety of terrains and activities.

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment: One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only ever really one choice: Manitowoc.

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes, helping operators to interpret diagnostic codes generated by on-board control systems and reduce machine downtime. The app already supports many Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane cranes.

Aspen Equipment announced territory expansions for managers Bruce Harrod and Chris Eggen. Together they have more than 47 years of experience with equipment sales and rentals, and will be representing the Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane lines in Iowa.

We already know that when you need to pick and set large building materials, you get a crane. But what if the item you need to pick and set also is a crane? You'll need a crane in that instance, too — although it might take more than one.

The Manitowoc Company has announced that Aaron H. Ravenscroft, currently the company's executive vice president of cranes, has been appointed president and CEO, and a member of the board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2020. Ravenscroft succeeds Barry L.