A Bloomberg administration plan to open the New York construction scene to out-of-town crane operators — long tangled up in litigation from the city’s crane operators’ union – may be further hindered by a new bill that would require two years of experience for operators to become licensed.
Following the January jib collapse on a Jost JTL 158 tower crane in the UK, the manufacturer told IC that it is investigating the cause and will produce a report containing its findings.
New higher capacity Roto-Mate Jib Crane Motorization Kits have been announced by The David Round Company.
Crane Institute Certification announces that all annual reports submitted for 2012 have been reviewed and accepted by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Potain supplied two cranes, including a giant MD 1100, to work on the recently-completed, record breaking, Russky Island Bridge in Vladivostok.
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing has won Austria’s State prize for Environmental & Energy Technology, for its Pactronic hydraulic hybrid drive for cranes.
A crane which collapsed killing two people was loaded with four extra tonnes of weight because the owners used the wrong manual, an inquest heard yesterday.
Manitex is introducing a sleek, new cab for its boom truck line this week at ICUEE, October 4-6 in Louisville, Kentucky. The cab features curved glass for better visibility, a 0 to 20-degree cab tilt, a mini-van style automotive door and sliding windows on both sides of the cab.
The new Effi-Plus system increases hoist and lowering speeds with light loads up to 70%, so that the hoist cycle time is significantly shortened, the company says. Effi-Plus has been applied to the 24 kW, 37 kW, 50 kW and 65kW drives of its LC1100, LC2100 and LCL series cranes at no extra cost to customers.
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