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Lifting & Material Handling News
The PotainHup 40-30 self-erecting crane was first previewed as a prototype at Bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany, and officially launched at the Manitowoc factory in Niella Tanaro, Italy in September 2016, it was show in North America at CONEXPO 2017. The Hup 40-30 excels in both versatility and agility, with several configuration options, a high-performance slewing radius and the best transport package ever designed for a self-erecting crane. Its launch follows the introduction of the Hup 32-27 in mid-2016, and it becomes the second model in the innovative new Huprange.
Liebherr's latest, the LH 40 M Industry material handler, is available both with a wheeled and a crawler undercarriage, and provides maximum handling capacity and low fuel consumption. The machine, recently shown at Conexpo 2017, is equipped with a straight boom measuring 28’ 3’’ ft in, a 19’ 8’’ ft in long stick with angled stick-end and a Liebherr four tine grapple, type GM 69 semi-closed tines with a capacity of 1.44 yd³. Other elements of the machine configuration are the hydraulic cab elevation as well as 4-point outriggers.
Wacker Neuson’s newest all-wheel steer loader is the 8115L, offering the power and capacity for larger jobs, but has a compact design to access hard to reach areas. Wacker Neuson offers the broadest selection of all-wheel steer (AWS) compact wheel loaders in North America. The unique feature of the AWS wheel loader includes a rigid one-piece chassis that prevents shifts in the center of gravity even at full turn. This ensures unparalleled stability, even when working on uneven ground and maintains a constant payload. The AWS has a 40-degree steering angle on each axle that allows the high degree of maneuverability which helps to reduce transit and cycle times.
Manitowoc's all-terrain cranes the GMK5150L and GMK5250L possess groundbreaking technologies that aim to generate a higher return on investment. Notably, a single Tier 4 Final engine powers each crane, a concept pioneered by Grove on its highly successful Grove GMK6400. The engine drives both the carrier and superstructure, reducing overall weight and lowering fuel consumption, which leads to lower operating and maintenance costs.
In a market which continues to demand high-performance models, Fassi Gru is responding by expanding its SE range with a new, cutting-edge high-performance model, especially designed for the U.S. market. The F600SE.44 was designed not only to accommodate those who want to undertake demanding lifts, but to perform intensively over time and to withstand the most severe working conditions.
Updating the legacy Genie S-105 and S-125 telescopic boom lifts, the new Genie SX-105 XC and SX-125 XC booms are engineered to work in more applications that require higher capacities. With industry-leading dual lift capacity — 660-lb (300 kg)/1,000-lb (454 kg) — and a smooth operating envelope, these new XC boom lifts are a perfect fit for heavy lifting in the construction and maintenance of stadium and sports arenas, gas and oil refineries, industrial and telecommunications applications.
Built during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the nearly 55-year-old Champlain Bridge and approaches have been in a constant state of repair, costing hundreds of millions of dollars. In 2008, Transport Canada, the Canadian federal ministry of transportation, commenced studies for a replacement to the failing bridge. The new bridge would be built to modern standards, complement the City’s skyline, accommodate multiple modes of transport – vehicular and commercial traffic, public transportation, and foot traffic – and be built to last more than a century.
JCB has introduced telehandler models of specific industry applications, the new 514-56S Energy Master is geared specifically to oil and gas and windfarm industry operators with its 14,000lb max lift capacity and 145hp engine, matched to a DualTech Variable Transmission, to enable road speeds of up to 25mph. Similarly, 512-26 Waste Master is designed to meet the unique needs of the waste and recycling industry, and the 508-66 Tool Carrier, with its 66ft lift height, is the perfect solution for operators in urban environments who require telehandler capability and mobility along with small crane functionality.
Continuing to offer industry-leading versatility in the self-propelled large articulated boom market — 120 ft (36.6 m) to 135 ft (41 m), the Genie ZX-135/70 articulating boom has been updated to offer customers the latest advancements in engineering design and technology. This new generation of the Genie ZX-135/70 includes the new Genie mini XChassis axle design, a platform load sensing system and a simple 2-point calibration process to set up the primary boom, secondary boom and jib bell crank in as little as 15 minutes.
Snorkel, a leading global manufacturer of aerial lifts, unveiled a new line of six material lifts at ConExpo 2017, along with the first Snorkel telehandler and a new self-propelled telescopic mast lift. In addition, the company showcased a prototype electric drive slab scissor lift.
The key to any aerial rental business’s success is keeping equipment ready to work. Equipped with the new Genie Tech Sight application, the Genie Technical Services & Support team can now troubleshoot technical issues in the field using online video guidance for real-time visual assistance. The app enables Genie to engage in “live” interactions with field service technicians using video-enabled mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets — Android or Apple (iPhone and iPad) powered systems.
The most important fairs in each sector tend to be a thermometer of the market situation. The ConExpo trade show in Las Vegas was no exception, and the 2017 edition was a true reflection of the thriving sector of construction machinery in the United States and Canada, including the tower crane market.
At the Liebherr exhibition stand on Thursday, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated the 101-year anniversary of Bigge Crane & Rigging, one of its biggest crane customers, with the official handover of another LR 1300 crawler crane. The American crane hire company ordered its first crane, a crawler crane type LR 1160, in 2001. The ideas from the company had a strong impact on the design of the LR series in subsequent years.
Cropac Equipment is the proud owner of a new Potain Igo T 85 A tower crane, which it has just purchased at CONEXPO 2017. The Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based company celebrated the purchase of the 6 t (6.6 USt) self-erecting tower crane during a ceremony at the Manitowoc booth, which featured a champagne toast between Manitowoc Cranes and Cropac.
With a main boom length of 255.9 ft (78 m), the new Demag AC 220-5 has the longest main boom reach of any 5-axle crane on the market and that reach can be extended to a full 324.8 ft (99 m) with boom extensions.