Magic Arm Receives OSHA Approval, West Coast Distributor Named

The uniquely designed Magic Arm below-the-hook crane attachment recently received OSHA's stamp of approval. Based on a review of previously submitted drawings and specifications of the Magic Arm by master distributor Nycon International, Westerly, R.I., the government agency indicated in an interpretation letter that it was not aware of any inconsistencies between the Magic Arm […]

22/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Serial Production Begins for Tadano-Brand Chassis

Tadano Ltd. has begun production of the new truck crane carrier at its factory in Shido, Japan. Production began in January, and the first shipments were made this month. Approximately 100 units are scheduled for production in 2006 for the 55-tonne capacity GT-550E truck crane. The new carrier will also be supplied to Tadano's Chinese […]

22/03/2006 - 06:00 am

IMT Offers New Electric Telescopic Cranes

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), Garner, Iowa, recently added Models 2003i, 3203i, 4004i, and 6006i to its line of electric telescopic cranes. Ranging in capacity from 2,000 pounds (7,000 ft-lb) to 6,000 pounds (36,000 ft-lb) and compatible with the IMT Dominator field service vehicles and Diamond Series crane body, the cranes can be configured […]

22/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Aerial Industry Concerns Voiced at Public NIOSH Meeting

In an effort to keep working people, businesses, and the U.S. economy strong by reducing worker injuries and illnesses, NIOSH first joined with employers, workers, and academic institutions in 1996 to establish the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to develop a collaborative blueprint for planning and conducting research to prevent serious, disabling, and fatal workplace […]

22/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Terex Re-Engineers RT1110 to Incorporate Demag Boom

Using similar components between product lines to streamline service and reduce costs is a typical practice for lifting equipment manufacturers. After acquiring Demag in 2002, Terex Cranes consolidated its Conway, S.C., operations into Waverly, Iowa, and centered its engineering expertise for large cranes in Germany, leaving the door wide open to create synergies between the […]

22/03/2006 - 06:00 am

NationsRent Appoints New COO

NationsRent Companies, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announces the appointment of Charles H. Snyder to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Snyder will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, including the six operating regions, fleet and asset management, product support, and transportation. Snyder joined NationsRent in June 2003 as […]

20/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Ideal Crane Acquires Griese & Ross

According to the Small Business Times, Ideal Crane Rental, Inc., Madison, Wis., has acquired the assets of the Griese & Ross crane fleet from Oshkosh, Wis.-based C.R. Meyer & Sons Co. The purchase improves Ideal Crane's position with crane rental and construction equipment dealer markets in Wisconsin. Ideal Crane, which has locations in Madison, Milwaukee, […]

10/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Scanlift XS Series Towable Boom Lifts New to the United States

Specialty Equipment Co., Indianapolis, announces the availability of two new Scanlift XS Series towable boom lifts, which can easily be transported by a 1-ton or larger truck or trailer. The Scanlift XS 240 has a 73-foot platform height and 506-pound platform capacity but weighs only 10,600 pounds. The lessened weight makes transporting easier and allows […]

09/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Scaling Back for Success

Following the closure of UpRight, Inc.'s Madera, Calif., facility in December 2004, UpRight International Manufacturing Ltd., based in Dublin, Ireland, made the decision to approach the North American market with a distributor-type mentality, appointing UI Distribution North America, Inc., as the supplier of its products and spare parts in North America. Based in Fresno, Calif., […]

09/03/2006 - 06:00 am

Driving a Different Path: Hydrostatic drive makes RTC-80100 easy to transport

Part One Among rough-terrain cranes, there are many individually unique features but few cranes that stand out as a whole. One exception is Link-Belt's RTC-80100 Series II rough-terrain crane (Image 1), introduced in 2002. The RTC-80100 was conceived from the desire to build an RT crane in the 90- to 100-ton class that was more […]

08/03/2006 - 06:00 am

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