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Articulating Crane Selection, Simplified

First Step: Needs Assessment
Selecting an articulating crane is not as complicated as one might think. The decision initially can be approached with just two simple considerations: capacity and reach. How much will typically be lifted, and how far will the crane need to reach?

Capacity and reach, when analyzed together, directly correlate to the base crane model. Some articulating crane manufacturers offer a complete range of crane options to meet exact application needs.


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OSHA to Hold Informal Public Hearing on Crane Operator Certification

April 17, 2014 - OSHA has scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss the proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement and the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. The hearing will be held May 19, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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Crane Rental Corp. Hauls Transformer with Ease

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April 16, 2014 - Crane Rental Corp. recently embarked on a five-day journey in Central Florida to haul a 360,000-lb. transformer for 50 miles. The haul job was accompanied by six police and two civilian escorts.

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Alps Wire Rope Moves Ohio Warehouse to Pennsylvania

April 16, 2014 - Alps Wire Rope Corp. reports it has moved its Columbus, Ohio, to Harrisburg, Pa.

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International Crane Stakeholders Assembly Reviews Important Issues

April 16, 2014 - SC&RA and AEM co-hosted the Annual Meeting of the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) on March 7 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Scheuerle HighwayGiant Trailer Accommodates Different U.S. Road Requirements

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April 16, 2014In the United States, regulations concerning load distribution on roads and bridges varies in each state, stipulating specific load support and regulates wheelbases and the distribution of the load. The Dual Lane Trailer HighwayGiant from Scheuerle has been developed as a flexible vehicle concept to meet the North American market's different road requirements.

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Load Systems International Promotes OEM Sales Manager

Tom Zanone

April 16, 2014- Load Systems International Inc. has promoted Tom Zanone to OEM sales manager. He will serve OEMs in North America offering cable-based and wireless solutions for crane/lifting system instrumentation.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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Crane Accident: Marathon, Fla.

March 24, 2014—A mini sinkhole caused a modular home being set onto pilings to topple and crush a boat on an adjacent lot in Marathon. Half of the three-bedroom, two-bath house was being swung into place by a truck crane, when a pad stabilizing the crane gave way because of the roughly 5-ft.-deep patch of loose soil.

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