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Three new Grove all-terrain cranes at bauma 2019

At bauma 2019 Manitowoc launched an impressive new unit in the five-axle category and two new three-axle models. Andreas Cremer, global product director for all-terrain cranes at Manitowoc, said the launch of the new models underlines the company's increased speed of product development under The Manitowoc Way and its ongoing commitment to building cranes that offer outstanding return on investment.

Skyjack showcases new models and new technology at bauma

Linamar Corporation's Skyjack division changed things up a bit at this year's bauma. The leader in aerial access took the show indoors and brought a taste of Canada with them to their first two-story indoor booth. With their new full-size rough terrain scissor lift at the helm and the first of their redesigned DC electric scissor lifts on stand, there was a lot of traffic to hall C4 to see what Skyjack had to offer.

The heights of safety

Cramped jobsites are becoming the norm for construction projects, especially in busy urban areas. The combination of multiple machines, workers, material and everything else is a challenge in itself, and the addition of lift equipment to the mix means that safety must be top of mind.

Milestone reached on new Liebherr USA Co. headquarters construction project

The final piece of structural steel was recently installed at the Liebherr USA, Co. new headquarters building - a significant construction milestone. Work is on schedule for completion in 2020. The project will house Liebherr USA, Co. employees working in administration, finance, marketing, human resources, sales and service, product support, production and distribution for nine product units.

Work at height showdown: MEWPs vs. scaffolding

Prior to the introduction of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the 1970s, construction industry professionals relied almost exclusively on ladders and scaffolding to access major work at height projects. In the decades since their introduction, MEWPs have become increasingly common, but the question still surfaces: is a MEWP or scaffolding the right choice for my jobsite?

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Genie positive air shutdown system now available for booms and telehandlers equipped with Deutz Tier 4 Final engines

Genie booms and telehandlers are now available from the factory "rental-ready" for industries and applications requiring positive air shutdown, including uses on oil and gas, mining and indoor factory jobsites. To prevent diesel engine runaway in sensitive work environments, the new modern Genie positive air shutdown system meets the strictest jobsite requirements and global environmental standards. 

CraneWorks receives North America's first Demag AC 45 City

Already popular in other parts of the world, the new Demag® AC 45 City crane has now made its way to North America. CraneWorks, a prominent crane distributor throughout the United States and Canada has recently taken delivery of the newly introduced Demag crane. With an overall length of just 28.6 feet (8.69 m), a width of 8.4 feet (2.55 m) and a height of 10.4 feet (3.16 m), the Demag AC 45 City has the most compact dimensions in its class, and is well suited for working indoors, as well as in tight urban environments.

Genie to launch high-reach electric scissor lift at bauma

As part of its bauma 2019 product lineup, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) will be showcasing the new Genie GS-4655 scissor lift. The latest addition to the brand's large electric slab scissor lift family, this new eco-friendly machine comes in a compact, lightweight package and combines maximized productivity with increased battery runtime and reduced service costs. Equipped with the latest generation of fully sealed AC electric drive motors for excellent efficiency, it is suitable to meet the demands of indoor and outdoor access tasks. This new model will be available globally in Q3 2019.

Elevating Efficiency: an in-depth look at high-capacity telehandlers

High-capacity telehandlers offer high lift and lifting capacity and are a more maneuverable option than cranes for moving and lifting materials around the jobsite. With a wide variety of attachments for handling materials from pipes to pallets, these machines are primed for work on construction sites, industrial applications, working in the oil and gas and mining industries, and stockpile management.

JCB's new subcompact telehandler features low boom profile for exceptional visibility

JCB today launched the 504-13 Loadall subcompact telescopic handler in response to growing demand in North America for telehandlers in the sub-6,000-pound category. With a 4,000-pound lift capacity and maximum lift height of 13 feet 3 inches, the new JCB 504-13 telehandler is well-suited to maintenance applications, jobsite cleanup and material handling within confined worksites. 

  • The new 504-13 telehandler builds on the design and capability characteristics of the company's earlier JCB 520-40 Loadall, with the addition of a new 39-hp Perkins Tier 4 Final–compliant diesel engine. Other features include:
  • All-steel bodywork
  • Permanent 4-wheel steering for enhanced maneuverability
  • Low boom profile for exceptional visibility, enabling improved productivity and safety
  • Compact tool carrier or skid-steer coupler for attachments to accommodate a wide array of attachments and applications
  • Two-speed hydrostatic transmission
  • Two-year/2,000-hour warranty
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Bauma 2019 to get first glimpse of new 120-ton Link-Belt RT

Link-Belt Cranes will introduce the never-before seen 120|RT 120-ton (110-mt) rough terrain crane to the world at Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany, booth number F903/3. Owners will appreciate their return on investment with this 120|RT for its true 120-ton lift chart and operating efficiencies, while operators will continue to reap the benefits of Link-Belt's continued crane design innovations providing greater efficiency and comfort. 

Custom Equipment's next generation of Hy-Brid lifts offered in three series for variety of jobsite needs

Custom Equipment LLC, an industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, announces the next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts to better align with individual user needs. The line is being divided into three series – the Push-Around Series (PA Series), Pro Series (PS Series) and Zero-Turn Series (ZT Series) – to simplify the selection process. This includes a number of safety and productivity enhancements to the existing products, as well as the introduction of two new models: the PA-1030 and ZT-1630.

Terex to unveil CTT 202-10 flat top tower crane at bauma 2019

Terex Cranes will officially launch the new 10-tonne (11-U.S.-ton) class Terex CTT 202-10 flat top tower crane at Bauma 2019. Delivering increased jobsite versatility, the new Terex crane offers three chassis options, budget to performance, with 3.8-m (12.5-ft), 4.5-m (14.8-ft) and 6-m (19.7-ft) base selections. the new crane can be configured with H20, TS21 and TS16 masts, offering from 1.6- to 2.1-m (5.2- to 6.9-ft) widths, so customers can efficiently manage component inventory while cost-effectively meeting tower height needs. 

Terex to sell Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano

The Terex Corporation is announcing that it has agreed to sell its Demag Mobile Cranes business to Tadano Ltd. for an enterprise value of approximately $215 million.  The Demag Mobile Cranes business manufactures and sells all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes.  Included in the transaction are the manufacturing facilities in Zweibrucken, Germany and multiple sales and service locations.  The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in mid-2019.

Smartload technology spreading across JLG telehandler line

Currently available for the 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers, SmartLoad Technology - featured by JLG Industries, Inc. at the ARA Showin Anaheim, California - will be available as an option on all JLG telehandlers over the next 12 months. SmartLoad is an advanced bundle of three integrated technologies that work together to increase operator confidence and optimize productivity. This award-winning system includes automatic attachment recognition, a load management information system and a load stability indicator.

Skyjack unveils new range of full size rough terrain scissor lifts

Skyjack has displayed their newest rough terrain scissor lift to The ARA Show in Anaheim. The SJ9253 RT is Skyjack's largest scissor lift to date with a working height of 59 feet (17.98 m) and is the first model in the industry leader's new full size rough terrain range. This new range replaces Skyjack's existing 88" and 92" models and consists of the SJ9233, SJ9243, SJ9253, and SJ9263 RT.

COMANSA to show new 21LC1050 at Bauma

Tower crane manufacturer COMANSA will be displaying its latest high capacity crane at Bauma. The 21LC1050 flat-top crane can load up to 50 tonnes (110,230 lb), has a maximum radius of 80 metres (262.4 ft), and was designed to provide great performance in large industrial or infrastructure projects as well as in construction with heavy precast or steel structures, including PPVC.

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen celebrates 50-year anniversary

Whether an air-conditioning system is to be lifted on a high-rise roof or whether it is a question of extremely heavy parts of bridges or wind turbines—wherever loads have to be lifted and positioned with great precision, mobile and crawler cranes from Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH are used. The approximately 3,600 employees in the company produce around 1,800 machines every year. The diversity of variants is huge. The current product range includes forty different crane types which were developed by roughly 300 engineers. Every customer, every application, every country has its own requirements of the complex machines. The cranes manufactured in Ehingen can be roughly divided into two product lines. On the one hand, there are the wheeled mobile cranes, which include all-terrain mobile cranes, compact cranes, truck-mounted cranes and rough-terrain cranes. On the other hand are the crawler cranes with lattice jibs or telescopic booms. The most powerful crawler crane towers over the famous Ulm Minster church located a stone's throw away from Ehingen. It is 240 metres high and lifts loads up to 3,000 tonnes.  

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Pettibone introduces 12,000-pound telehandler that can move loads by travelling horizontally

Marking its entry into the 12,000-pound capacity market, Pettibone has introduced the Traverse T1258X telehandler. The new Traverse model becomes part of the industry's only new telehandler product line with a traversing boom carriage that can move loads by travelling horizontally. By providing up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, the Traverse allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions.

Genie offers new fleet management solutions with Genie Lift Connect Telematics

Developed in direct response to rental customers' unique business needs, the new Genie Lift Connect program is a telematics offering focused on actionable information, flexibility and transparency. No matter what size of aerial equipment fleet – from 10 to 10,000 machines – equipment management is something that rental stores do every day. From knowing how equipment is performing or how often a piece is being utilized to where each unit is or when it is ready for maintenance, machine data can provide a lot of insight to rental businesses. Genie Lift Connect solutions will be available in North America in early 2019, in EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) by mid-2019 and globally in 2019-2020.

Cropac orders Crossover 8000 boom trucks

Cropac Equipment is adding seven new Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck cranes to its equipment inventory. As a top performing Terex Cranes distributor, Cropac has received significant interest from customers for versatile boom trucks and the Terex Crossover 8000 model is the preferred unit for many of those contractors. The new boom truck cranes will be available at Cropac's locations in Ontario, Québec and Alberta, Canada. 

Manitowoc plans bauma unveiling of six cranes and new lifting technologies

Manitowoc will debut six new models from its Grove and Potain lines at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. It will also present a technology pavilion that highlights a significant number of customer-focused innovations. While six cranes will be unveiled at the show, several additional models on display will give visitors the chance to see more than 10 new cranes. 

Genie AMA event to discuss leveraging data to drive rental business growth

The world is changing; rental businesses are using data to operate faster and more efficiently than ever before. As time goes on, data will become more and more powerful in the rental industry. To help rental stores better understand how data can create value and drive business growth, Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about accessing, utilizing and leverage data during its upcoming "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) event, January 29 to February 1, 2019. The event will start with a special announcement on January 29th at 1:00 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, streaming on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, with the AMA following immediately after. Ahead of this event, Genie encourages customers and key stakeholders to watch a brief video presentation, which can be accessed through the Genie AMA Event Presentation.

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