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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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Bobcat’s Impressive Compact Telehandler Debuts

Bobcat has introduced its most compact telehandler yet… the TL519. The company’s newest vehicle is only 6 feet wide but brings a lot of power to construction and agricultural jobsites. It boasts a turbocharged 74-hp engine, 2-speed hydrostatic transmission, has a lifting capacity of 5,500 pounds, and is able to extend the boom more than […]

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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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Manitowoc Introduces New Grove 4-Axle AT Crane

Crane manufacturer Manitowoc recently added a new 4-axle offering to its all terrain crane lineup. The 70-ton Grove GMK4070L made its debut at the Bauma 2022 show in Munich, Germany in October and features the longest boom and strongest load charts in its class. Additionally, the GMK4070L is one of the company’s first cranes to […]

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Protecting Older Workers – a Valuable Asset in Construction

During the last two decades the average age of an American worker has increased by almost three years from 39.3 to 42, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This trend is even more apparent in the blue-collar industry with plumbers, electricians, and miners working well into their 40s, construction workers at 42.5 years […]

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Crane Safety Heightened in Threatening Weather

Keeping an eye on the weather is a wise decision for anyone who works outdoors. This is especially important for those with careers in construction and heavy equipment operation. A responsible crane operator should be cognizant of when the weather turns threatening and how to act accordingly. American Cranes & Transport Magazine (ACT) recently posted […]

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Sims Provides New Crane for ZooTampa Manatees

ZooTampa recently purchased a new Shuttlelift SCD09 crane for its manatee rehabilitation program, and Sims Crane was instrumental in helping choose and deliver the best model. The SCD09 replaces an old Shuttlelift 3330E that yielded exceptional service to the zoo for over 20 years. That crane was also provided by Sims Crane. Heavy patients The […]

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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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Choosing the Best Trailer for Heavy Equipment

Transporting heavy equipment to the construction site can sometimes be a challenge. In most cases a trailer is needed for the task, but with so many options how do you make the right choice? The CONEXPO-CON/AGG website posted a helpful article with ideas to consider. The author interviewed experts from three trailer manufacturers and consulted […]

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