Miscellaneous Cranes News, Videos, and Information


Crane Safety by the Numbers — Lifting Projects Dictated by OSHA Rules, ASME Standards

The list of rules and regulations governing lifting and rigging procedures is long and varied. The applicable guidance depends on the type of lift and whether it's being performed as part of a construction, general industry or military project....


Looking Back: Cranes From Around the World Circa 1980s

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look at Cranes from the 1980's. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries....


Link-Belt TCC-550 to Debut at CraneFest

Link-Belt Cranes has announced production of a new 55-ton (45-t) TCC-550 will begin soon, with shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. The TCC-550 follows a long line of product improvements and introductions in Link-Belt Cranes' telescopic crawler crane family....


Link-Belt Launches New 65|HT

Link-Belt Cranes has unveiled the new 65|HT, a 65-ton (55-t) capacity truck crane to replace its HTC-8660 Series II. The 65|HT comes with a new four-section 36.5 to 115 ft. (11.2 to 35 m) full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 125 ft....


Steel Giraffe LLC's Demag AC 45 City Still Going Strong

When Steel Giraffe LLC owner Stephen Kelly began looking to expand his fleet, he knew he needed a crane that was adaptable to many different environments and capable of tackling a wide variety of projects....


HEC Students Engage in MLC100-1 Assembly Safety Class

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) students in Stonecrest, Ga., took part in an assembly safety class on May 19 that used a new Manitowoc MLC100-1. Students spent the day watching the unit being assembled and tested at the school's field-testing site shortly after HEC took delivery of the new crane....


Steel Erectors Contribute to Community Revitalization Projects

Seven steel erection companies have been named as recipients in the annual project of the year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract....


Utah-Based Wagstaff Crane Acquires Potain Self-Erecting Tower Crane Dealership Bronson Crane

With the acquisition of Utah-native Potain self-erecting tower crane dealer Bronson Crane, lifting specialist Wagstaff Crane is poised to offer an expanded range of services to customers in Utah. The purchase of the self-erecting tower crane specialist sees Wagstaff take over all its assets and business functions, although Bronson Crane will continue to trade under its existing name, and operate from the Wagstaff building in Murray, Utah....


Cunzolo Expands Fleet With New Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain Crane

Brazilian crane service provider Cunzolo recently acquired a brand new Tadano ATF 400G-6 with all the bells and whistles: Among other equipment, the crane features a luffing jib and the "Power System" boom suspension system, which will enable the unit to safely tackle jobs involving complex lifts, cumbersome and heavy loads, and impressive heights all by itself....


Inversiones Farías Puts Pair of New Grove GRT8100s to Quick Use in Chile

Based in Antofagasta, Chile's mining capital, Inversiones Farías has deployed two new Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain cranes to projects that serve the region's vibrant extraction economy. The cranes have already helped assemble mining infrastructure, and soon will go on to complete jobs in mineral processing plants and large-scale construction and manufacturing projects....







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