Coast Crane Acquires SI Equipment Services

Coast Crane, Seattle, Wash., completed the acquisition of SI Equipment Services in January. With the acquisition, Coast Crane now operates 14 locations from as far north as Anchorage, Alaska to the southern tip of California in San Diego. Immediate plans call for consolidating SI Equipment's Concord facility into Coast Crane's existing West Sacramento and San […]

02/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Fairfield Manufacturing Acquired by Saurer AG

Fairfield Manufacturing Co., Lafayette, Ind., announced it has been purchased by Switzerland-based Saurer AG, a $1.8 billion global manufacturer of textile machinery and power transmission solutions with 8,800 employees worldwide. Fairfield will become part of Saurer's Transmission Systems segment, which also includes Graziano Trasmissioni, an Italian manufacturer of gears, axles, transmissions, and complete drive line […]

01/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Snorkel to Introduce TB85J Fixed-Axle Boom Lift at The Rental Show

Snorkel International, Elwood, Kan., will introduce the TB85J fixed-axle telescopic boom lift at The Rental Show. Preliminary specs provided to industrialliftandhoist.com show the TB85J fixed-axle boom lift operates at a maximum width of 8'6". Plans do not call for this machine to replace the expandable axle TB85J. The TB85J features an 85-foot platform height with […]

26/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Manitou Unveils Remote Boom Control for New Telehandlers

Waco, Texas-based Manitou recently announced new options for its new MT 6642 and MT 8044 telescopic handlers. Added to the existing options is a new remote boom control option and 180-degree swing carriage. Using frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum (FHSS) technology, the new remote control consists of a wireless hand-held transmitter, which can be used to raise, lower, […]

25/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Big Dig Winding Down

After more than a decade of traffic shifting, detours, and dead ends, Big Dig officials recently opened what they said is the project's last major piece of roadway, said an Associated Press report on www.Boston.com. The opening of the Albany Street off-ramp from Interstate 93 south marks the moment when the $14.6 billion highway project's […]

25/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Teupen Updates Spider Lift

Teupen America, Reading, Mass., recently redesigned its LEO 25T spider lift to include several enhanced features. Improved and faster fly by wire aircraft technology hydraulic proportional controls ensure dependable, smooth movement. The control system monitors lifting 60 times per minute and keeps the operator inside safety parameters, automatically stopping the unit if it detects improper […]

25/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Telehandler Four-Wheel Steering Geometry Improved with New Axle

In recent years, telehandler users have sought after a tighter turning radius to accommodate jobsite restrictions. Older telehandlers offered a 27-degree turning angle while today's telehandlers provide 55-degree turning angles. However, when telehandler manufacturers began reconfiguring machine designs to provide a tighter turning radius, proper wheel steering alignment was sacrificed for this feature. Proper configuration […]

19/01/2006 - 06:00 am

$30 Million Settlement Ends Big Blue Case

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the widows of the three ironworkers who were killed in the July 1999 collapse of the Big Blue Crane at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis., will receive about $30 million under the terms of an out-of-court agreement. In December 2000, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court jury attributed 97% of the […]

12/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Terex Adds to Crawler Crane Product Line, Pre-Sells First Machine

Further expanding its crawler crane product line, Terex Cranes, Wilmington, N.C., introduces the 3,500-ton (U.S.) lifting capacity TEREX-Demag CC 8800 TWIN. Based on the 1,375-ton capacity CC 8800 model, the CC 8800 TWIN achieves an increased capacity through its unique Twin Boom System design in which the boom components are interconnected by the system to […]

12/01/2006 - 06:00 am

The Go-Anywhere Machine: Terex’s TX5519 boasts productivity-enhancing features

Part One Two years ago, only a couple of compact telescopic handlers were available to North American buyers. Today, more than 30 models from at least a dozen manufacturers are being promoted to the construction and rental markets. During 2005, I reviewed several of these machines, including the Ingersoll-Rand VR-518, the Manitou MT 523, and […]

11/01/2006 - 06:00 am

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