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Link-Belt recognizes top five North American crane distributors

“This crane has the small footprint and long boom needed for this facility,” said North Anna Facilities Support Superintendent, Kenneth Boyd.

Mike Ogle, Link-Belt's manager of North American Sales, has announced the company's top five distributors for 2018. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.

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Genie Lift Pro training courses updated to meet new ANSI requirements

In addition to the updated operator training courses, a supervisors' training course is being developed — and, it will satisfy the training requirements for anyone who directly supervises a MEWP operator. We will notify you when this course is available.

The new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training published on December 10, 2018, and everyone must be fully in compliance within one year. To help equipment owners and operators be in compliance by December 10, 2019, Genie has updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new standards:

  • Genie Lift Pro Online Operator Training Program
  • Genie Lift Pro Train the Trainer courses 
  • Genie Lift Pro classroom-based operator training courses 

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National Crane unveils new Rapid Attach Platform for NBT series

The two-person, steel, non-insulated, yoke-style platform is extremely efficient to attach thanks to its one pin system and innovative self-centering boom nose adapter.

National Crane has announced a new Rapid Attach Platform for its NBT boom truck series previously unveiled at Crane Days 2018. The completely redesigned platform will replace previous iterations and comes in two styles: yoke style (Y-RAP2) and rotating style (R-RAP2). The yoke style is available now and the rotating style will be available this year.

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CraneWorks expands inventory with addition of several Demag and Terex models

The Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck with a maximum lifting capacity of 80 US tons and a 126 ft main boom, offers contractors versatility that is cost-effective and productive in a wide range of lifting applications.

CraneWorks, Inc. is adding three new Demag AC 100-4L, one AC 300-6, four AC 160-5 and three AC 220-5 all terrain cranes and eight new Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck cranes to its inventory. This fleet addition will allow CraneWorks to meet the needs of its customers by helping them be more productive on the job. The company has seen a significant increase in demand for Demag all terrain cranes since the brand was reintroduced to the marketplace in 2016, and steady demand for Terex boom truck cranes.

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Manitowoc launches internal mast operator lift for Potain top slewing cranes

The Potain Cab-IN is the new internal mast operator lift from Manitowoc. It fits inside all K-mast systems and allows simultaneous ladder and elevator access to the crane.

Manitowoc has officially launched an internal mast operator lift for Potain top slewing cranes. The Potain Cab-IN allows for fast, easy and safe travel to and from the crane cab, while retaining regular mast ladder access. It fits inside all K-mast systems of 1.6 m, 2 m and 2.45 m sections. The system is also compatible with all Potain bases/chassis, meaning it can be fitted into both existing and new crane models.

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SkyGuard SkyLine control panel protection now available on JLG boom lifts

From November 2018 through early 2019, SkyGuard SkyLine will be phased into most boom lift models as a standard feature, however, interested customers will have the option to purchase the original bar style SkyGuard system.

JLG Industries, Inc. has announced the release of SkyGuard SkyLine enhanced control panel protection system as the new standard for the company's North American boom lifts. The new safety innovation is the result of customer feedback stemming from the release of SkyGuard in 2012.

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A1A Software expands features of 3D Lift Plan

New features expand the options for users as they plan which type of crane pads or mats are best for the ground conditions. Ground bearing calculations can now be made for steel mats with an option for layering steel mats over timber for better distribution of outrigger loads.

A1A Software LLC continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation.

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Genie expands its used equipment team in North America

“Used equipment is critical to the growth and sustainability of the aerial market, and we are forecasting increased trade cycles in North America over the next few years.

Anticipating an increase demand for used aerial equipment in North America, Genie has expanded its used equipment team to support customers' needs and market growth. Led by Mitch Ely, Genie Director of North American Services, Terex AWP, the team includes Kevin Spencer, Marcy Lemin and Scott Sensenbrenner in the field and is supported by a dedicated used equipment inside sales team at the factory.

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Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app for Grove and National Crane

The free smartphone app is available for iOS and Android devices, and helps crane operators to interpret diagnostic codes that are generated by on-board control systems.

Manitowoc Cranes smartphone app that helps customers to diagnose technical issues on their cranes has been updated. The free app enables users to understand the numeric diagnostic codes that are generated by their on-board control systems.

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Skyjack helps veterans STEP back into the workforce

Skyjack is working with their partners to help veterans step back into long-term permanent positions. The Service to Employment Program (STEP) is catered to helping U.S. veterans transition from active duty into rewarding careers as service technicians.

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New member added to Link-Belt all-terrain crane line

The Link-Belt 175|AT is compact and versatile in many situations.

Link-Belt introduces the newest member to its all-terrain crane lineup, the 175-ton (150-mt) 175|AT. Building on the success of its predecessors and designed with a philosophy of continuous improvement, this five axle 175|AT is Link-Belt's most versatile and compact design yet. Loaded with features and a dramatic new look to match, the 175|AT is positioned to meet the demands and expectations of customers in all markets across the globe.

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Wika Mobile Control installs qSCALE I2 LMI on Xtreme telehandler

Wika Mobile Control installs qSCALE I2 LMI on Xtreme telehandler

Alden Equipment was recently awarded a government contract to deliver 60 Xtreme XR5919 telehandlers. Alden Equipment partnered with Wika Mobile Control (WMC) to install a qSCALE I2 load moment indicator (LMI) on each of the telehandlers. This system provides the operator with a display of the current load and geometric information, including the actual and allowable load, boom length, boom angle and load radius.

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Tractor-mounted version of National Crane NBT30H-2 released

National Crane has developed a tractor-mounted version of its popular NBT30H-2, the NBT30H-2 TM. The 30 USt machine was created as a response to the company's Voice of the Customer feedback program, an integral part of The Manitowoc Way. It went from concept to production in just eight months and was designed by a cross-functional team of experts from Manitowoc's Lift Solutions team and National Crane's Truck Modification Center, as well as the company's engineering team. The primary application for this machine will be oil field applications, but it will also be viable for everyday taxi crane service. 

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Secondary guarding offered on Skyjack scissor lifts

Skyjack's SGLE system improves operator safety on scissor lifts.

Linamar Corporation's Skyjack division introduced their Secondary Guarding Lift Enable (SGLE) as an option for use on vertical mast, DC scissor, and rough terrain scissor lifts. The system is designed to reduce the risk of entrapment caused by inadvertent machine operation.

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