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Why Buying a Refurbished Crane could be Beneficial

In its February issue, American Cranes & Transport Magazine (ACT) posted an article about the potential advantages of purchasing a refurbished crane. If a company is financially unable to acquire a brand new crane but needs to add one to their selection of equipment, buying a second-hand model could be a wise investment. The author outlined six […]

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Link-Belt to Debut New All Terrain Crane 

Lexington, Kentucky crane manufacturer Link-Belt will be introducing a new crane platform at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 show next month in Las Vegas. The 300-ton, five-axle, 300 AT crane features a seven-section boom that extends from 46 to 238 feet with a maximum boom tip height of 369 feet. Need more reach? A two-piece 42 to […]

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Sims First to take Delivery of Liebherr Unplugged

Sims Crane & Equipment has taken delivery of Liebherr’s new LR 1250.1 Unplugged crawler crane. The battery-powered model is the first in the Unplugged series to be sold in the U.S. East Coast region. It offers the same performance as the conventional version, while putting off zero emissions and minimal noise. Like the other models […]

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YouTuber Creates Impressive LEGO Liebherr Crane

LEGO® Technic™ has offered several fun and detailed mobile crane sets over the past four decades including standard and compact crawler cranes, rough terrain crane, cherry picker, and the Technic Mobile Crane MK II. We have featured articles on the Sims news page for the 42108 Mobile Crane and 42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. These and […]

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Caterpillar Partners with Major League Soccer

The creative minds in the marketing department at Caterpillar are at it again. Back in October 2020 we shared a post about how the company built a massive Pac Man board to showcase their equipment’s capabilities while celebrating Caterpillar’s 95th anniversary. A promotional video (part of their Cat Trials series) was produced and can be […]

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The Howard Frankland Bridge Expansion – No Small Task

Most people who live in the Tampa Bay area have driven over the Howard Frankland Bridge at least once. For many, the bridge is a vital part of the commute if they live in Tampa and work in St. Petersburg or vice versa. According to Florida Traffic Online, the Howard Frankland Bridge carries 3.5 times […]

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Forklift Types & Applications – Which is Best for You?

Forklifts play an important role in the operation and success of so many industries. From warehouse to retail to construction, these powerful machines serve as workhorses to safely move products and payload quickly and efficiently. Are you considering the purchase of a forklift for your business or warehouse? Do you have a model in mind […]

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Longtime Career Inspires Retiree to Create Art

Don Weisel didn’t adapt to retirement very easily at first. The former heavy equipment operator from Ohio spent his career primarily behind the controls of Caterpillar machines as well as a John Deere tractor, Gradall excavator, Link-Belt crane, and Peterbilt tractor trailer. He retired in 2000, but after two weeks of relaxation decided that leisure […]

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FHP Uses Semi Trucks for Traffic Stops

Last week an article was posted at thedrive.com to warn drivers that the Florida Highway Patrol has three semi-truck units in use to monitor traffic for violators and even pull over offending vehicles. FHP started this program back in 2014 by outfitting a former Florida Department of Transportation semi in FHP colors, branding, and patrol […]

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FHP Uses Semi Trucks for Traffic Stops

Thedrive.com posted an article last month to warn drivers that the Florida Highway Patrol has a fleet of three semi-truck units in use to monitor traffic for violators and even pull over offending vehicles. Similar highway patrol trucks have been spotted in Tennessee. FHP started this program back in 2014 by outfitting a former Florida […]

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