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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

Mammoet has placed an order for 14 new cranes comprising Demag and Terex vehicles. The fleet will take on 10 Demag all-terrain cranes including the AC 500-8 crane, three Terex models including the Mac 25-4 pick-and-carry crane, as well as one Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane.
December 15, 2017

Typical warehouse equipment like telehandlers, order pickers and forklifts could be replaced by warehouse robots sometime in the future, experts say. The official term is called “warehouse automation solutions”, but are we ready for a robotic warehouse to become the norm, can all businesses successfully make the switch, and what does this mean for the average warehouse worker?
November 29, 2017

Pettibone has rolled out the new Cary-Lift 254i, built for heavy pipe, pole, log, and material handling, whether it be in a stock yard or construction site. The Cary-Lift 254i features a unique overhead lift arm design, giving the operator full front visibility when lifting or transporting loads – a sharp contrast to the lift arms on wheel loaders, which are located directly in front of the vehicle. Additionally, Cary-Lift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks, such as unloading pipe from railroad gondola cars.
November 7, 2017

The new Demag AC 45 City is the most compact crane in its class, with a length of 8.69 m, a width of 2.55 m, and a height of only 3.16 m. The Demag AC 45 City's IC-1 Plus control system calculates the crane's maximum available lifting capacity for every boom position in real time even when working with asymmetrical outrigger setups. And to top it all off, it has a maximum weight of 34 tonnes, so it can travel on the roads without any additional transport vehicles.
October 31, 2017

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT) has rolled out four new articulating crane models, the 610, 710, 810 and 910, and revisions to its current lineup. The new articulating cranes offer increased lifting capacities in the 40,000 ft-lb to 70,000 ft-lb range. The new models share the same tried-and-true features offered on all IMT articulating cranes, such as over-bending, which ensures the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195°.
September 22, 2017

Terex Cranes has introduced the newest addition to its tower crane family, the Terex CTT 472-20 flat top tower crane. This new Terex 20-tonne (22-U.S.-ton) class crane expands maximum jib length to 80 m (262.5 ft) and increases load charts over previous models offering the same lift capacity on the whole jib length, with a maximum load at the full length of the jib tip of 4 tonnes (4.4 U.S. tons).
September 21, 2017

Genesis Attachments has rolled out their latest excavator attachment for the demolition, excavation and trenching, tunneling/mining and concrete grinding industries with its GCG Cyclone rock and concrete grinder, featuring a two-hose hydraulic system that eliminates the need for a case drain line and simplifies installation.
September 19, 2017

In direct response to customer demand, JCB has developed and introduced the new 510-42 Loadall, a telescopic handler with a 10,000 lb maximum lift capacity and 42-foot lift height that requires no outriggers. The 510-42 is available with a JCB EcoMAX109 hp engine requiring no diesel particulate filter, or a 74 hp engine requiring no diesel particulate filter (DPF) and no Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF). The 510-42 has already earned more than 25 orders from customers in North America.
August 30, 2017

The Bronto Skylift SI 219 HDT-C shown at ICUEE is a telescoping insulated aerial device rated to 765kV that features a whopping 219-foot (67m) working height with 89-feet (27m) of horizontal outreach and up to 1,000-pounds (454kg) capacity in the spacious 7-foot platform.
August 18, 2017

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