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Terex Cranes upgrades Demag all terrain crane for North American sales

Terex Cranes has “treated” its Demag AC 500-8 all terrain crane to an upgrade that has greatly enhanced the machine’s technical characteristics. The latest version of the crane complies with the United States’ Tier 4 emission standards, which means that the unit now has access to the US market. In fact, the first order from the USA has already been placed, and the new Demag AC 500-8 will be delivered mid year. As for the European markets, the crane also has  boundless access as it complies with Euromot 4 standards.

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Ontario crane service adds all terrain Demag

Kerr Crane Service of Timmins, Ontario, Canada, recently expanded its crane fleet with the addition of a new Demag AC 250-6 all terrain crane. With a 262 ft main boom and impressive load chart, the Demag AC 250-6 crane is the most compact 6-axle crane, which will give Kerr Crane’s better maneuverability in confined working areas and easy over-the-road transportation. The new unit joins an extensive fleet of mobile cranes ranging in size from 28-ton to 400-ton capacity. 

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Crane Power: Infrastructure Project at the Suez Canal

A total of ten Liebherr duty cycle crawler cranes and crawler cranes are currently in operation at the Suez Canal as part of a multibillion project. A HS 8100 HD duty cycle crawler crane of the newest generation belonging to the German company Züblin is among the machines deployed to assist in the construction of two road tunnels under the Suez Canal near the city of Port Said in North Egypt. 

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JCB Enters Powered Access Market

JCB has announced its intention to become a major player in the $8 billion powered access market by entering the sector for the first time with the launch of a brand new range. The company has been developing and engineering a line-up of powered access machines in secret for the past two years. The first products announced are nine all-new electric scissor models. By the end of 2017 the newly-launched JCB Access business will be offering a total of 27 new platforms, including scissors, articulated booms and telescopic boom machines.

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GENIE Introduces Lift Guard Contact Alarm System — A New Generation of Secondary Operator Protection

The first in the next generation of innovative accessories, the new Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system offers a contemporary accessory that can, in some circumstances, provide additional operator protection. The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm is engineered as an electronic secondary guarding system, designed to immediately activate and alert others that the operator may need help. This new accessory is configured as a standard accessory on most new Genie Z™ (articulated) and S™ (telescopic) boom lifts. It is active whenever the foot switch on the boom is enabled.

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Genie to host "Ask Me Anything" event in late January

Ask questions, get answers — the Genie“Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event makes it possible for customers to do just that. Expanding on the company’s popular education-focused website, Genie Aerial Pros, its new AMA webpage gives Genie another opportunity to provide information to customers on topics influencing the aerial industry, including the most up-to-date information available from manufacturers on how changes to the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards will affect equipment, service and training. The first Genie AMA event will be January 23-27.

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Elliott Equipment Companies Boom Trucks Now Feature Industry’s Best Warranty

Elliott Equipment Company is excited to announce that all new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty. This new warranty, which is the longest standard warranty in the crane industry, is effective for all new Elliott boom trucks shipped in North America after January 1, 2017.

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Tier 4 mandates driving demand for used non-Tier 4 equipment market

According to a recent survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members, the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates are driving up the demand of non-Tier 4, used construction equipment and predicts this trend will continue for the next several years. For many equipment categories, used equipment availability is outpacing demand, but for other categories, including excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, dump trucks dozers and compact equipment, IEDA members are seeing resale pricing increase by as much as 20 percent. Also, more than 50 percent of survey respondents noted that quality used equipment is getting harder to find.

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KOBELCO Construction and Cranes businesses announce plans to merge in 2017

KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A. and KOBELCO Cranes North America announce plans to merge under KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A., effective January 1, 2017. The union of these subsidiaries in the North American market takes place following the KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. global construction machinery excavators and cranes merger that was announced in April 2016.

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LiftWise high-capacity remote-controlled tire handler

The SideWinder can lift a tire from a flat position and rotate it continuously to vertical for installation.

LiftWise has introduced the new SideWinder, a hydraulic tire handler designed to assist with moving and mounting larger tires. The SideWinder has a capacity for tires with diameters from 58 to 75 inches and up to 2,200 pounds, making it ideal for everything from tractors and agriculture equipment, to construction equipment and material handlers.

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ALL Erection adds new Link-Belt TCC-2500s to rental fleet

Link-Belt TCC-2500 Telescopic Crawler Crane.

ALL Erection & Crane Rental (ALL Erection) has announced the purchase of six Link-Belt 250-ton (227 mt) TCC-2500s, with initial machine delivery in March 2017 and remaining deliveries spread through mid-2018. A longtime Link-Belt customer and one of the world’s largest crane rental companies, ALL Erection is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and offers an extensive, technologically advanced fleet of lifting equipment that services jobs all over North America.

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National Crane launches dual-rated NBT40-1 Series boom trucks

The NBT40-1 Series replaces the former NBT40 Series that included the NBT36, NBT40 and NBT45.

New from National Crane is the NBT40-1 Series of boom trucks that are available with an aerial lift configuration. When equipped with this aerial package, this series of three new models – the NBT36-1, the NBT40-1 and the NBT45-1 – is aimed at the utility market and will enable companies to perform both crane lifting and aerial lift projects more efficiently with just one machine. For the core crane markets, this updated series of cranes will continue to provide the performance customers expect from National Crane.

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Link-Belt TCC-2500 is highest-capacity telecrawler available

Link-Belt TCC-2500 telescopic crawler crane.

For customers across the globe, Link-Belt is announcing a solution for expanding the top end of telecrawler fleets with the highest capacity telecrawler currently available in the market. Link-Belt is unveiling the all-new TCC-2500, a 250-ton (227-mt) telescopic crawler crane to its lineup. The TCC-2500 will make an ideal addition to any general construction, power transmission, wind farm, power industrial or large crane rental fleet.

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