Lifting & Material Handling News

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National Crane has taken a highly demanded concept to production in just eight months with their newest tractor-mounted version of their popular NBT30H-2 with the NBT30H-2 TM. Making use of their Voice of the Customer feedback program, an integral part of The Manitowoc Way, National Crane’s engineering team created this 30 USt machine with the help of a cross-functional team of experts from Manitowoc’s Lift Solutions team and National Crane’s Truck Modification Center. This new crane features 360° stability and a 69 ft boom, making it ideal for oil field applications and taxi crane work.
October 24, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is enhancing productivity and operational safety with their next generation of hooklifts. The MULTILIFT Ultima series features several industry-first innovations contributing to their increased safety and ease of use. Already the market leader, in thanks to their MULTILIFT XR range - the predecessor to the MULTILIFT Ultima - this newest lineup demonstrates Hiab’s continuation of dedication to innovation.
October 1, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is expanding their portfolio with brand new building material crane models. Hiab will be showcasing the crane’s pioneering features at the upcoming IAA exhibition from September 20th to 27th in Hannover, Germany. The new models will feature the HIAB HiPro, the most advanced remote control system in the industry, as well as other qualities attributing to faster and safer crane operation.
September 19, 2018

Fassi Gru and Volvo Trucks Italia have teamed up to bring the construction world FX-Link technology. The idea behind the tech was to make a crane and a vehicle more of a whole, optimizing the connectivity between the crane and truck to control different truck functions from the crane remote and vise versa. The new tech will be showcased at the 67th annual IAA Hannover exhibition at stand 51 of Fassi Gru S.p.A. in the outdoor area “M”, September 20th through the 27th.
September 19, 2018

Cat’s new 903D compact wheel loader is a powerhouse to say the least, delivering increased performance and enhanced operator comfort, with the ability to run any number of tools, featuring creep control, throttle lock, and a work tool electrical harness. Compared to the machine’s predecessor, the 903D is definitely the optimal machine, with a 25 perfect increase in travel speed and lifting capacity. The new compact wheel loader also delivers powerful efficiency, making it the ideal option for every job from lifting a heavy pallet or sod to traveling from field to farm.
September 17, 2018

Cropan Equipment, a Terex Cranes distributor for Atlantic Canada, is expanding their lineup by offering 35 new models of Terex tower cranes. Already one of the largest distributors of Demag and Terex cranes in Canada, the company is also expanding their territory to include all of Eastern Canada as well. The additions will include models of several varieties, including Terex flat top, hammerhead, and luffing jib tower cranes, all of which can be found currently at any of Cropac’s four locations.
August 29, 2018

Last week, Gehl introduced four brand new DL Gen:3 telescopic handler models to the North American market. The DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3 models have been improved on by the addition of an all-in-one joystick control for boom extension and retraction, auxiliary hydraulics, attachment tilt, and and forward/neutral/reverse capabilities. This comprehensive joystick gives the operator the ability to leave one hand on the steering wheel while still controlling all machine functions with the other.
August 24, 2018

As one of the global leaders in on-road handlings, Hiab, part of Cargotec, has decided to enter an agreement to acquire Effer S.p.A from the CTE Group. Acquiring the Effer loader cranes business speaks to Hiab’s already established ambition to be the global leader in cranes. Hiab obtained the well-known crane manufacturer at 50 million euros.
August 1, 2018

Manitou is now offering an even more expansive lineup of forklifts for their North American market. The new additions include eight internal combustion diesel models joining the Manitou MI Industrial Forklift Range, and four new electric models joining the ME Industrial Forklift Range. This means that Manitou’s line of North American industrial forklifts now consists of 12 MI models and 14 ME models total.
June 21, 2018

JCB's 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler will now be available with a 74hp JCB EcoMAX engine. This is the first 12,000 lb telehandler not to require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or diesel particulate filter (DPF). The elimination of having to deal with engine aftertreatment is meant to save on operating costs, time, and inconvenience.
May 29, 2018

Manitou recently introduced their three brand new North American MTA Easy74 telescopic handler models. These consist of the MTA 6642 Easy74, MTA 8044 Easy74 and MTA 10055 Easy74, all of which come with 74-horsepower and the same reliability customers have come to know and love. Each handler also comes with a turbocharged diesel engine and three steering modes.
May 24, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has recently announced that they are upping their game when it comes to their portfolio of light range loader cranes. Combining strength with reliability and ease of use, this lineup of cranes now comes with an increased capacity of 11 tonne meters, which is 7 more tonnes than previous models. Additionally, the machines now come with four options for remote and manual control systems, giving ultimate customizability and control to the operator in order to meet their exact level of precision during operation.
May 18, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, just launched their new MOFFETT M5 NX truck mounted forklift as an addition to their already established line. This latest model in a series of next-generation machines will be showcased at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Show on April 24-26th in Birmingham, UK. There, customers can learn more about the machine’s multiple efficiency enhancements, including it’s impressive power to weight ratio, superior flexibility on small job sites, and improved safety and comfort features.
April 13, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has recently launched their solution to the problem surrounding efficient container handling in locations where no infrastructure exists to load and unload containers from a truck - the Multilift Commander. While this unprecedented handling unit was originally created for the logistic needs of government organizations, it is now at the everyday consumer’s fingertips. For use with the ever popular Multilift XR21 hooklift, he Multilift Commander is a super useful application that enables both ISO 1C and 1CC freight containers, as well as DIN standard demountable flatracks, to be handled by the same truck with astounding ease.
March 23, 2018

As a continuation of their commitment to being an industry leader for providing attachments to customers for all kinds of applications, John Deere has stepped up their game by redesigning its Worksite Pro pallet forks to be more durable than ever. These 45-inch and 60-inch frame attachments can be utilized for jobs of any scale, whether it is for landscaping, construction, agriculture, or anything in between. The new design is optimized to work with John Deere G- and E-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders, as well as L, K-II, and K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders, in addition to competitive models.
March 22, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has invited the world’s best crane operators to toss their hat into the ring for the upcoming third World Crane Championship. The winner will be announced at the finals, which will take place at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany on September 22-23 of this year. Operators are being asked to submit their entries now, and local heats will be beginning soon.
March 19, 2018

Manitou has announced its new lineup of both diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (or MEWPs) for its North American market. This squad of platforms features two electric models, the AETJ 49 and the AETJ 43, as well as three diesel models, the ATJ 46, ATJ 46+, and the MAN’GO 33. These models were debuted for the first time at the recent ARA Rental Show in New Orleans earlier this month.
February 22, 2018

The new Traverse T944X telehandler is sure to be an exciting update to Pettibone’s already existing arsenal of heavy duty machinery for those who have been seeking more safety and precision. This telehandler is the first in the industry to have an extendable, traversing boom that travels horizontally in order to move loads more precisely without having to coordinate multiple boom functions. This industry-exclusive boom has up to 70 inches of horizontal reach and allows for navigation through tight openings at full lift height.
February 8, 2018

If you’re looking for a rotating telehandler in the North American market, Maritou’s introduction of three new models to its already existing MRT series is great news for you. The MRT2470, MRT 3050 and MRT 1840 bring the full series to six models to choose from in order to handle up to 15,400 pounds of capacity with a reach of up to 103 feet and 4 inches. This overall variety of powerful machines puts you in control of the most efficient way to get the job at hand done.
February 7, 2018

Wasel GmbH Schwerlastlogistik has accepted two LRT rough-terrain crane models from the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. The company now owns the first of the LRT 1090-2.1 and the LRT 1100-2.1 series. The firm plans to deploy both rough-terrain cranes in opencast mining as well as on major construction sites with long periods of use.
December 15, 2017

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