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Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm prototype for slab scissor and vertical mast lifts to be shown during OSHA National Safety Stand-Down week

The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissors and vertical mast lists is designed to activate when an activation whisker is deflected by an obstruction, triggering the limit switch in the base of the assembly.

Genie protective solutions continue to evolve. Highlighting a new generation in innovative solutions, a prototype of the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for Genie GS slab scissor lifts and Genie GR, GRC and QS vertical masts will be shown to customers in North America during the OSHA National Safety-Stand Down, May 7–11. This system is an electronic secondary guarding solution designed to activate when an obstruction makes contact with an activation whisker mounted to the lift's platform guardrails, alerting operators, occupants and ground personnel to a potential hazard. The prototype will also be shown to Genie customers during Vertikal Days in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, May 16–17, and at HIRE18 in Brisbane, Australia, May 30–31.

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Founder of Recom Moritsch Cranes visits Toronto to meet with contractors and industry leaders

Founder of Recom Moritsch Cranes visits Toronto to meet with contractors and industry leaders

Mariano Moritsch, Managing Director and founder of Recom Moritsch, made his return to Toronto last week to meet with forming contractors and other industry leaders in the Greater Toronto Area. Moritsch first visited Toronto back in 1989 on his first business trip representing the tower crane company his late father, Ferruccio, founded back in 1962. 

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Manitowoc announces new extended warranty program for Grove cranes

Manitowoc has introduced a new extended warranty program for Grove's GRT series of cranes.

Manitowoc Cranes has announced a new, extended warranty program for the Grove GRT series of rough-terrain cranes. The program consists of a two-year standard warranty on newly ordered cranes, complemented by three additional tiers of total extended coverage for three, four and five years. 

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Unique access solution from SPG on site at Muskrat Falls

The Special Projects Group (SPG), a division of Canadian-owned AGF Access Group, Inc., has been selected by Andritz Hydro as a key subcontractor for construction of the Muskrat Falls generation facility in Newfoundland and Labrador. Once constructed, it will be the second largest hydroelectric generating facility in Atlantic Canada. The Muskrat Falls project will produce 824-megawatts of long term clean, renewable energy.

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Linden Comansa brings first LCL700 crane in America to Seattle

Model LCL700 is the largest luffing-jib tower crane from manufacturer Linden Comansa. It was launched in April 2017 with two versions of maximum load (50 and 64 tonnes / 110,230 and 141,090 lb) and designed to be used mainly in jobsites with reduced space, like in very large and congested cities. Throughout the last 12 months a few units have been sold in Asia, and the very first unit in America (both North and South) has just been erected in downtown Seattle, Washington.

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Sennebogen machines at work on super-metro construction sites in Paris

The Sennebogen 850 E loading and unloading barges on the Seine.

The Grand Rapid Express is a group of six fully automated metro lines in Greater Paris to be completed by 2030. The project is planned to include 72 stations along its 205 km of tracks. Construction work commenced two years ago. The already existing fully automated lines will be upgraded and extended, and four completely new lines will be added. Many Sennebogen cranes and handling machines are already being used at the construction sites.

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Manitowoc releases free diagnostic mobile app to increase crane uptime for customers

Manitowoc Cranes has announced a new smartphone app that will help customers to diagnose technical issues on their cranes much faster. The free app will be available on iOS and Android devices, and will enable users to understand the numeric diagnostic codes that are generated by their on-board control systems. Manitowoc is the first manufacturer in the crane industry to release an app of this kind.

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Skyjack’s StackEm Stands raise audiences to all new levels

Skyjack’s SJ46250 and SJ68250 scissor lifts have respective overall lengths of 23 feet and 30 feet and personnel capacities of 15 and 18 both indoors and out.

Skyjack helps stadiums across the globe prepare for larger audiences for concerts, soccer matches and American football games with their new lineup of aerial lift stadium seats. Skyjack's newest rental line, which is offered directly to stadiums, StackEm Stands, will hit the market end of Q2 2018 starting with Sloof Lirpa Stadium – just in time for the world's largest round robin soccer tournament.

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