Grove AT Crane and Innovative Carrier Cab Unveiled at Intermat

According to Manitowoc Crane Group President Glen Tellock, the mentality of lifting needs continues to change, resulting in changes in product development to meet these needs. At Intermat, Manitowoc's new product introductions followed Tellock's sentiment by offering both innovation and technology advancements to enhance operator productivity. Unveiled at the show, the 115-ton Grove GMK4115 features […]

06/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Aichi USA Opens

Aichi Corp. of Japan has opened its new North American headquarters in Glen Burnie, Md. Alan Dotts has been named manager of Aichi USA, Inc., and he will be responsible for the development of sales and support of all self-propelled and truck-mounted aerial lifts throughout the United States and Canada. According to Dotts, the facility […]

06/05/2006 - 05:00 am

CMLabs Delivers Vortex Training Simulator to IUOE Local 721

CMLabs Simulations, a Montreal-based provider of operator training simulation for the heavy equipment industry, recently delivered a Vortex Mobile Crane simulator to the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Vortex Training Simulators, a division of CMLabs, provides reconfigurable, real-time, immersive, physics-based simulators for operator training. CMLabs develops and markets […]

03/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Bobcat Introduces 6,000-Pound Capacity Tool Carrier

Bobcat Co., West Fargo, N.D., has provided specs exclusively to for its new 6,700-pound capacity V638 telescopic tool carrier. Featuring a 38-foot lift height, the V638 offers a 5,000-pound capacity at full height and an 850-pound capacity at the maximum reach of 26 feet. Reach at the maximum height (24” load center) is 77 […]

03/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Kar-Tech Mini Radio Remote Controls Make Industry Debut

Kar-Tech, Delafield, Wis., recently unveiled its new, low-cost Mini line of radio remote controls for mobile hydraulic applications. The Mini packs up to nine momentary or latching, 5A, protected, solid-state outputs that can be used to control many different functions into its small size. Unlike the industry standard relays, solid-state outputs last indefinitely, according to […]

02/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Advisory Panel to Plan Miami Crane Inspection Program

One week after a crane collapsed in downtown Miami, killing one construction worker and wreaking havoc on traffic for days, a county commissioner announced that an advisory panel will be assembled to plan a program for mandatory local crane inspections, according to the Miami Herald. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson said her plan to assemble […]

01/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Haulotte Group Buys Narrow Scissor Lifts, Announces Future Telehandler Plans, Discusses U.S. Growth

To increase its product offerings, the Haulotte Group, L'Horme, France, announced at Intermat an intellectual property sale in which Haulotte will manufacture Holland Lift's narrow electric scissor lift line, which includes three models with 39-, 46-, and 54-foot platform heights, for its worldwide distribution network. In time, Haulotte also will assemble these three narrow electric […]

01/05/2006 - 05:00 am

CCO Calculator Use ‘A Complex Issue’

Responding to a request from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association that calculators should be permitted during written examinations administered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Graham Brent, executive director of NCCCO, recently explained the organization's position. “Because ANSI B30.5 does not interpret calculator use as meeting the standard's requirement, […]

01/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Terex Acquires 50% of Sichuan Changjiang Engineering Crane Co.

Terex Corp., Westport, Conn., recently announced it has acquired a 50% interest in Sichuan Changjiang Engineering Crane Co., Ltd., based in Luzhou, Sichuan Province, China. Changjiang Crane will become part of the global operations of the Terex Cranes operating segment, and Terex expects to consolidate the results of Changjiang Crane with those of the Terex […]

28/04/2006 - 05:00 am

UpRight Acquired by The Tanfield Group

The Tanfield Group, of The United Kingdom, recently announced it has acquired UpRight International Manufacturing Ltd., Dublin, Ireland. Tanfield will take over UpRight's distribution operations in the United States and Japan. With Tanfield retaining distribution rights for the UpRight alloy scaffold towers, the production of UpRight machines will stay in Dublin while the two companies […]

27/04/2006 - 05:00 am

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