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.
Cranes & Lifts News
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.