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Many might not know that the Liebherr Group has roots dating back 70 years ago during the rebuilding of Germany and Europe. On August 19th, 1949, Hans Liebherr was issued a patent for the first mobile tower crane by the German Patent Office. This invention paved the way for the success story that followed.
August 20, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is extending their standard warranty globally to now encompass two years for all LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling crane models. Terms and conditions will remain the same as before, with the three year warranty still applying to steel components. The warranty will be valid for any cranes ordered after August 1st of 2019.
August 12, 2019

John Deere is taking its 344L compact wheel loader to new heights with the addition of a high-lift option. This new feature will allow operators to reach further for more accessible dumping, stacking, material handling, landscaping, snow removal, or general construction tasks. 
August 5, 2019

Pettibone’s newest jobsite workhorse, the Extendo 1246 telehandler, is a powerhouse built to deliver an impressive 12,000 pounds of load capacity. This machine is built on the company’s next generation X-Series platform, made for demanding applications ranging from construction to masonry to oil and gas. The 1246 telehandler is ideal for contractors and rental users that could use enhanced visibility on the jobsite, as well as increased fuel efficiency and accuracy.
July 12, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is making exciting updates and changes to the interconnectedness of their equipment. Starting the second half of 2019, they will be connecting a majority of their equipment as a standard factory feature. This means customers buying equipment can rest assured that their products are enabled for any future connected services, such as Hiab’s HiConnect.
June 20, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will be launching their next generation of popular column lift for light duty vehicles. To be showcased at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the new DL500 will be on display at Hiab’s UK stand 4C10 at the CV Show. This new, lighter model, which will be introduced through the remainder of 2019, is easier to install and comes equipped with new safety features.
May 1, 2019

Haulotte is introducing their most compact telescopic handler to date, the HTL 3207. This new model offers excellent maneuverability and provides maximum efficiency on job sites with tight working spaces. The HTL 3207 also features superior work autonomy under optimal conditions of safety and comfort. 
April 29, 2019

Liebherr will be one of the many companies attending this year’s Bauma 2019 in April, and they will be presenting their brand new 125 K fast-erecting crane. Featuring a maximum hook height of 65.5 meters and a radius of 55 meters, this will be the fastest erecting crane on the market to date. The 125 K will be available for purchase worldwide beginning in March, preceding its appearance at the expo.
January 30, 2019

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

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