Tag Archives: Cranes

Narrow Track Crane Delivers for Buckner

Terex® CC 2800-1 NT is the right fit for two Hawaiian wind farm projects More than 2,000 mi (3,218 km) from the continental U.S., residents of the Hawaiian Islands have learned the benefits of being self-sustaining. If a good or service cannot be produced locally, then it has to be shipped in. There is much […]

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Giuffre Brothers Cranes: A Half-Century of Innovation and Service

In 1963, Frank Giuffre and his younger brother Dominic started a small trucking company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with just one dump truck and a lot of grit, determination and originality. Fifty years later, Giuffre Brothers Cranes, Inc. (www.giuffre.com) is the country’s largest supplier of boom trucks for the construction and roofing industry, and its sister […]

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Two Terex® CC2800-1 Crawler Cranes Make Short Work of Hawkeye Wind Farm

As the United States marches toward energy independence, 2012 was a banner year for wind energy projects. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), wind energy projects throughout the country posted their strongest year in 2012, bringing online a record 13,124 MW of power in 26 states and Puerto Rico. In the fourth quarter […]

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Giuffre Cranes Take the Track at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Memorial Day weekend, as over 400,000 spectators and millions of viewers hear those famous words “gentleman start your engines,” alongside the brickyard at the Indianapolis 500 racetrack will be the familiar Giuffre Brothers Cranes’ colors, as the “official recovery vehicle” prepares to make the afternoon go smoothly and safely for America’s elite race car drivers. […]

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ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. Fleet Zooms in Size With Purchase of 66 New Link-Belt Cranes

Major Acquisition Includes Rough Terrain, Crawler, and Truck Cranes ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. has added a total of 66 new Link-Belt cranes to its national fleet. The package deal includes 14 truck cranes, 32 rough terrain cranes, and 20 crawler cranes. Of the package and, in particular, the size of the deal, Michael […]

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Link Belt RTC-8080 Series II Continues to Gain Steam

Demand continues to grow for the Link-Belt RTC-8080 Series II, with over 30 RTC-8080 Series II cranes ordered since Link-Belt’s CraneFest. Prior to Cranefest, ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp. finalized purchase of a dozen RTC-8080 Series II cranes for their rental fleet. This brings the order total to over 40 cranes in the new […]

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Stadium Construction Projects for the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Brazil: Large Fleet of Liebherr-Cranes on the Job

Nine out of twelve stadium construction projects for the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup are being conducted with help of Liebherr Cranes. For this event, which takes place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014, all host cities are engaged to update or establish appropriate stadium infrastructure. A total 64 matches will be […]

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Single Terex AC 500-2 Crane Does Job of Two 250-Ton Cranes

  For Decatur, Ala.’s Solley Crane Service, hoisting a 140-ton (127 t) object previously meant mobilizing multiple cranes. “For a job that size, we would use two of our 250-ton cranes and do a tandem lift,” explained Ray Solley, president of Solley Crane Service. With its recent acquisition of the 600-ton (544 t) capacity class […]

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Saving the Big Ships

If Emma Mærsk, the world’s biggest container vessel collided with a rock and sunk, salvors using traditional cranes would be in over their heads. To prepare for bigger lifts they’re designing new devices. Rich Habib's salvage firm Titan has been contracted to salvage the ultra-large 45,000t cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded off the coast of […]

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Kobelco's Kentucky Lift

Sterett Crane and Rigging of Owensboro, Kentucky, USA carried out reconstruction on a local bridge that had been hit by a cargo boat. The firm used a Kobelco SL4500R, with a lifting capacity of 450t, mounted on a barge to lift a 300t bridge span section. It did a tandem lift with another 600t crawler […]

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NCCCO Makes Changes to Certification Cards

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced that it will issue separate CCO certification cards to CCO-certified crane operators who have also been certified in the CCO Rigger and/or Signalperson categories. Previously, all certifications were listed on one card. The new cards will also reflect the full five-year certification period […]

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How to Buy a Crane

Early Cranes A crane is a piece of machinery that is used to lift and move things. Cranes are an essential piece of heavy machinery used frequently in manufacturing, construction and in the shipping industry. The Ancient Greeks made the world’s first cranes. They were made from wood and powered by beasts of burden, usually […]

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