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Former excavator operator right at home with purpose-built SENNEBOGEN material handler

Chris Zwicky has spent much of his life operating excavators. But, only a few months after climbing into the spacious cab of a purpose-built material handler, he's already sold on the advantages that the SENNEBOGEN 818 M offers his family's busy earthmoving, processing and biomass production business in eastern Pennsylvania. Zwicky Processing & Recycling, part of W.D. Zwicky & Son Inc., of Fleetwood, PA, has evolved from a legacy of residential excavating and land clearing into a major regional supplier of biomass fuels, and construction and demolition recycling services.

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Volvo Launches 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee

When you need parts most — Volvo delivers. If a machine should go down, Volvo guarantees parts delivery within 48 hours* in Canada and Hawaii, and within 24 hours in the United States, including Alaska. volvoce.com/parts48.

*Guarantee applies to Class 1 parts orders. 24-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in the United States, including Alaska, and a 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in Canada and Hawaii. See website for complete details.

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Link-Belt Field Tests and Introduces TCC-2500

The all new Link-Belt TCC-2500 was already hard at work the same week Link-Belt Cranes formally introduced the crane world to the 250-ton (230-mt) telescopic crawler crane at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. L.R. Willson and Sons, Inc. of Gambrills, MD is field testing the TCC-2500, completing tilt-panel work and steel erection for a 38,000 sq. ft. (3 530 sq. m) warehouse in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Capitol Heights, MD. A 13,000 lb. (5 896.7 kg) spreader bar and six parts line were used to place panels weighing as much as 84,000 lbs. (38 101.8 kg).

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Genie hosts question-and-answer session on hybrid technology

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about hybrid technology in aerial work platforms (AWPs) or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” event, May 22-26. On May 22, Genie will post an AMA prompt on http://aerialpros.genielift.com/2017/05/22/hybrid-technology-ama/, as well as on social media simultaneously, to garner questions. The post will stay open, or “live,” for questions and comments through May 26. The goal of this second Genie AMA event is to educate customers on hybrid technology and related drive systems in articulated and telescopic boom lifts.

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Economical all-rounder on four axles: Liebherr unveils the new economical and versatile LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane

Liebherr has  unveiled a versatile, economic 4-axle machine  the new LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane. The crane combines mobility, performance and economy in a one comprehensive package. The new 90-tonne (110 USt) crane is suitable for global economical mobility as it can travel with an axle load of 10 tonnes (22,050 lbs), 12 tonnes (26,400 lbs) and 16 tonnes (35,300 lbs). It features a 60-metre (197 ft) telescopic boom, a whole 10 metres (33 ft) more than its predecessor, the LTM 1090-4.1. The new crane carries 8.8 tonnes (19,400 lbs) of ballast with a 12-tonne (26,400 lbs) axle load, 2.1 tonnes (4,600 lbs) more than its predecessor. In this configuration the LTM 1090-4.2 is now the most powerful 4-axle crane on the market. ECOdrive and ECOmode make the new 90-tonne (110 USt) crane particularly green with lower fuel consumption and noise emissions. Liebherr innovations VarioBallast and VarioBase® also deliver improved performance, flexibility and safety for this new crane model.

Efficient mobility – independent to local axle load requirements 

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Kinshofer attachments ideal for wide range of materials from scrap to biomass

For forestry biomass, including waste logs or larger branches, KINSHOFER offers specialized wood and timber grabs in the T-series, for excavators with an operating weight from 3 tonnes to 100 tonnes.

KINSHOFER offers a wide range of attachments, from tiny cable buckets for landscaping construction excavators with just 1-t operating weight, up to giant clamshell buckets and monstrous scrap shears for excavators with up to 100-t operating weight. For handling biomass on industrial or harbour sites, choosing the right attachment for the job depends on the kind of “mass” you want to grab. Wherever giant cranes, pneumatic vacuum elevators (grain blowers) or conveyors are not available or possible, classical grabbing devices should be the first choice. Attached to an excavator, their mobility makes them extra attractive. 

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Genie interactive tool aids contractors in calculating capacity

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is participating in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 8-12, by introducing the new Genie interactive tool that calculates aerial lifts' current capacity limits to help educate customers on how the new technology will impact equipment safe use and productivity. Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards in North America are coming within the next year, and one of the more significant equipment changes is the addition of platform load sensing technology. Because Genie Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as Aerial Work Platforms, are manufactured in compliance with the most current standards, it is important for contractors to understand how new aerial lifts, including Genie articulating and telescoping boom lifts, scissor lifts and low-level access lifts, will operate under the updated standards. The tool can be accessed online at www.genielift.com/xc.

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Potain MD 559 Tower Crane takes to the skies

Manitowoc has launched the Potain MD 559 tower crane for the first time in North America. The 20 t (22 USt) crane represents Potain’s MD CCS range, which has the highest capacities of all its top-slewing, trolleying tower cranes. The move comes after the successful introductions of the MDT CCS City range in mid-2015 and the MDT CCS range at bauma 2016 in Germany. CONEXPO 2017 marks the addition of Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS) functionalities to the top end of its Potain tower crane lines.

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Genie launches changes to help raise aerial safety awareness

In support of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction week, May 8-12, Genie has released its Upcoming Changes to ANSI A92 & CSA B354 Standards presentation to help raise safety awareness in the aerial access industry. This overview explains how the ANSI A92 (United States) and CSA B354 (Canada) standards are changing and why.  The changes affect how products are referenced in North America, as well as how subjects such as design, safe use and training are covered. The Genie presentation provides details on the new standards includes changes in design such as platform load weighing and, for owners and operators, requirements to perform jobsite safe use planning and risk assessments.

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Highest tower crane in Canada working in Montréal's Olympic Stadium

Montréal's Olympic Stadium is hosting the highest tower crane in Canada, visible at a distance of up to 12.5 miles (20 km) – Liebherr 710 HC-L and 630 ECH tower cranes,  working together to renovate the Montréal Tower, one of the country’s most recognizable buildings. With the addition of office spaces, its refurbished observatory and state-of-the-art lighting, the Montréal Tower will secure its place as an important destination for years to come. From 2018 on, the renovated building will accommodate more than 1,000 employees of its new tenant Desjardins. 

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Grove GRT880 shown for the first time in North America at CONEXPO 2017

One of Manitowoc's newest rough-terrain cranes: the Grove GRT880, boasts several class-leading capabilities as well as Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS). Paul Cutchall, product manager for rough-terrain cranes at Manitowoc, said theGRT880 marked a generational update in Grove’s rough-terrain crane range,possessing a number of features that make it a new class leader that is able to deliver a better return on investment to owners.

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Potain Hup 40-30 Self Erecting Crane

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.

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Liebherr LH 40 M Industry Litronic provides maximum handling capacity and low fuel consumption

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.

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Wacker Neuson’s new all-wheel steer wheel loader designed for productivity

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.

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