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.
Lifting & Material Handling News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Liebherr has released aerial footage from the construction site of the world’s largest airport in Turkey. The new Istanbul Airport is to be built on a site of 7650 hectares in four phases by 2028, making it the largest airport in the world. The floor area of the main terminal alone is 130 hectares. The construction costs are estimated at over 10 billion euros.
Terex Cranes has introduced the new Terex LC 330US lattice boom crawler crane, offering contractors high lift capacities in a design that is efficiently transported to the project site and quickly ready for work. Offering a 330-ton maximum lift capacity and impressive 1,810 mt maximum load moment, the new LC 330US crane is the largest crawler crane in this product range. For contractors operating in the heavy civil infrastructure – especially bridge construction – petrochemical, power plant and wind turbine industries, this new Terex crane delivers power, flexibility and options for efficiently completing projects on schedule.
Accès Location d’Équipement, headquartered in Quebec, Canada, will take delivery of the first new Genie SX-135XC self-propelled telescopic boom lift, a model designed to deliver industry-leading outreach and capacity throughout the full working envelope for incredible operational accessibility. This new telescopic boom is packed with features, including 90 feet (27.43 m) of outreach, 660 pounds (300 kg) of unrestricted lift capacity and the ability to work 19 feet 8 inches (6 m) below grade, offering Accès Location customers the ability to work in more applications that require heavier load capacities.
Liebherr has extended its mobile crane product range with an additional series of rough-terrain cranes in the 90-tonne (100 USt) and 100-tonne (110 USt) classes. The Liebherr Rough-Terrain cranes LRT 1090-2.1 and LRT 1100-2.1 will be unveiled to the public at the Conexpo in Las Vegas in March 2017.
For its 50th Anniversary, Genie is not merely content to sip champagne. The company has popped the cork on a new innovation, the first in a new line of Xtra Capacity boom lifts. Genie has been marking its anniversary throughout 2016 with customer and employee appreciation events and those celebrations culminated on September 14 with Genie’s 50th Anniversary celebration held in Seattle, Washington. More than 300 customers from 47 countries had the opportunity to tour Genie facilities in nearby Redmond, check out new equipment and celebrate the company’s legacy.
“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Ryan Hollingshead learned there’s some truth to that old saw, ever since he took delivery of his “better mousetrap” late last year.
The recently released Cat F Series Wheeled Excavators (M314F, M316F, M318F, M320F and M322F) and Wheeled Material Handlers (MH3022 and MH3024) are designed to meet high standards for initial quality, reliability, low operating costs, operator comfort and safety, simplicity of operation and maintenance, and environmental friendliness. To further enhance overall value for the machine owner, Caterpillar has further refined these product lines’ design for the 2017 model year to provide increased fuel efficiency, versatility, and operator safety and convenience.
After the closing of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton, Ohio, a Grove GMK5240 became the star of the show. Canton Erectors, a rigging and heavy haul trucking company also based in Canton, used the 240 USt all-terrain crane to disassemble the stage following the prestigious ceremony, which took place on the field of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.