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Gehl GEN:3 telehandlers boast all-in-one joystick, three types of attachment systems

Gehl has released four new and improved telehandler models for the North American market. The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and forward/neutral/reverse. The all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all machine functions with one hand while leaving the other hand on the steering wheel.

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Demo of Cat material handler provides SA Recycling with opportunity to make the right equipment investment for feeder yards

On site at SA Recycling, Las Vegas, from left: David Brown, Jose Fuentes, Erasmo Hernandez and John Vega.

SA Recycling operates over 70 scrap metal recycling yards in the U.S., including close to two dozen ferrous shredder operations. The company, started in Orange, California, has since grown as far north as Fresno, and east to Arizona and Texas. More recently, the company expanded to the U.S. southeast, into Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Originally, SA Recycling was Adams Steel; they merged with Sims about ten years ago to form "SA," which stands for Sims-Adams.

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New Genie high float booms perform heavy lifting tasks on sensitive ground

The new Genie S-80 high float (HF) and S-85 HF telescopic booms are designed to perform heavy-lifting tasks in sensitive ground conditions, such as sand and turf. Engineered to "float" on soft or delicate surfaces, the Genie S-80 and S-85 HF booms protect softer surfaces during operation that could be damaged by the more aggressive tread on regular rough-terrain tires. The Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF models are currently available in North America. Additional Genie HF models will be added, and this product line will be expanded globally in the future.

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Crane contractor improves efficiency and operator confidence thanks to National NBT55

One of the leading contractors in the Midwest has increased its efficiency with the National NBT55, completing two more jobs a day on average.

Champion Crane is one of the latest companies to improve its operations through the enhanced stability and efficiency of a National Crane boom truck. The Des Moines, Iowa-based contractor has been using a 55 USt NBT55 for just over a year on a variety of jobs, including HVAC, roofing, residential trusses and tree work.

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New Grove RT crane offers longest reach and highest capacity in line

The new GRT9165 from Grove includes features demanded by customers.
(Photo is not a true job site depiction. Crane has been added to a job site background. Crane is not configured in a true working condition and decals are not included.)

Manitowoc has just unveiled the latest in its line of class-leading rough-terrain cranes: the Grove GRT9165. The crane offers the longest reach and highest capacity of any model in Grove's rough-terrain lineup, and it has a host of features that will help companies increase efficiency while maintaining a low total cost of ownership. The new crane made its debut at Manitowoc's Crane Days event in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania.

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Citizen Crane handles materials for demolition and rebuild at Vancouver Public Library

The Terex CTL 430-24 luffing jib tower crane used for the rebuild of the Vancouver Public Library's upper floors was named

New construction projects always come with a set of challenges, but the site and lifting needs are usually straightforward enough that several different crane options fit the requirements. Building reconstruction, on the other hand, typically comes with its own unique challenges. 

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Liebherr showcases latest crane innovations at Customer Days 2018

Liebherr has successfully wrapped up it's impressive 2018 Customer Days event at its mobile crane facility in Ehingen, Germany. Established in the early 1990s and taking place every three years, the Customer Days event has grown substantially. This year 3,000 customers from over 80 countries descended on the sprawling factory grounds to see first-hand the impressive range of cranes on display. 

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Series 2 of popular Link-Belt 348 cranes launching this year

Series 2 of popular Link-Belt 348 cranes launching this year

Link-Belt Cranes introduces the all-new 348 Series 2 300-ton (273-mt) lattice crawler crane. Over the years, Link-Belt's 348 class of lattice crawler has been job proven on projects from Prudoe Bay, Alaska to Miami. Crane owners and operators will have a lot to like about the new 348 Series 2 300-ton (273-mt) lattice crawler crane. First shipments of the new 348 Series 2 will begin fourth quarter 2018 following final testing in Lexington, KY.  

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Manitou adds eight diesel and four electric models to industrial forklift range

Manitou is expanding their offering of industrial forklifts for the North American market. Diesel machines make their debut with eight internal combustion diesel models joining the Manitou MI Industrial Forklift Range. An additional four new electric models are also now available, expanding the Manitou ME Industrial Forklift Range. With the addition of these 12 new machines, Manitou's industrial forklift line for North America now includes 12 models in the MI Industrial Forklift Range and 14 models in the ME Industrial Forklift Range.

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Grove GMK4040 makes North American debut at Manitowoc Crane Days

The 90 t (100 USt) capacity taxi crane has the strongest taxi load chart in its class and can easily maneuver on narrow job sites because of its compact design.

Visitors to Manitowoc's Crane Days 2018 event are the first in North America to see the new, best-in-class Grove GMK4090 all-terrain crane. It's one of several cranes debuting at the Crane Days event, which highlights the innovation and velocity that comes with following The Manitowoc Way, and has resulted in several new crane models for 2018.

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