Manitowoc Cranes has appointed Mi-Jack Canada as the newest dealer of Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. The Leduc, Alberta-based company offers full sales, rental purchase options, aftermarket parts and service support in both provinces. The move strengthens Manitowoc's dealer network in the region.
Lifting & Material Handling News
Luff Industries, a Canadian manufacturer of conveyor components, is the first original equipment manufacturer in North America to achieve SKF Equipped status. The SKF Equipped program places strict quality standards on the design, manufacture and assembly of rotating equipment to achieve highest performance.
When Manitowoc introduced the Grove TMS9000-2 in February of 2017, it also revealed the mantra behind the crane's design: lighter, longer, stronger. It was these very same attributes that led R&D Crane Rental (R&D) to be the first company in Canada to take delivery of the new-model truck crane.
To assist employers in evaluating and documenting crane operator competency, Crane Industry Services, LLC introduces a new and efficient process called Qualified Crane Operator Evaluations (QCOE). The process gives employers valuable insights not available in certification testing by identifying specific operator strengths and skills that need to be improved.
An affiliate of Stratford-Cambridge Group (SCG) has acquired Custom Equipment. Founded in 1981 as a welding and fabrication business, Custom first developed lifts for the cemetery and mausoleum markets which evolved into a full product range of scissor lifts and aerial work platforms for the construction and industrial markets featuring an electric drivetrain, low weight and high maneuverability.
Terex Cranes announces Bill Cox as the new sales director for Terex Cranes North America. In his role, he will work with Terex Cranes' senior management to set and drive equipment sales strategy throughout the United States and Canada, lead the Terex Cranes internal and field sales teams, and interact with Terex Cranes distributors and customers. He replaces Mark Phillippi, who will retire at the end of the year.
The Manitou group has won the "Étoile du Design Made In France" prize at the Étoiles du Design ceremony held at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Awarded by APCI (Agency for the Promotion of Industrial Creation), this prize recognizes the work done by the Design and R&D teams in stylistic, ergonomic and functional terms on the MLT NewAg range of agricultural telehandlers.
Production models of Link-Belt's 75-ton (70-mt) 75RT have begun to ship from the company's headquarters in Lexington, KY. September shipments of the newly announced rough terrain crane have already been delivered with additional orders scheduled for customers across the U.S. and Canada through 2017.
New construction projects always come with a set of challenges, but the site and lifting needs are usually straight forward enough that several different crane options fit the requirements. Building reconstruction, on the other hand, typically comes with its own unique challenges. Often, there are obstacles in the way that make selecting the right crane much more difficult, and bidding the right crane can be the difference between getting the job and moving on to the next opportunity.
Standard on SENNEBOGEN machines, the updated version of the Maxcab is about 3" (70 mm) longer than the previous generation. The resulting cab expansion not only provides more space for the operator to work comfortably. It also offers additional room for an optional electric cooler behind the seat, as well as additional storage space for other necessities.
DICA's new ProStack Cribbing products have been expanded to include smaller Medium Duty interlocking blocks and pad sizes. The reduced size is specifically designed for aerial bucket trucks and digger derricks where additional cribbing height is needed to support and stabilize the equipment in un-level environments.