Show and shine27 March 2023
ConExpo, North America’s largest construction equipment trade show, is almost here. For those attending here’s what’s in store…
There’s something special about big shows. It’s that magic combination of: spectacular new machinery; colleagues from around the world together on one place; new product launches; press conferences; deals being made; official equipment handover ceremonies; and, let’s not forget, the after-show parties where deals are celebrated and friendships forged whilst letting off some steam!
According to ConExpo’s organisers the 2023 show is set to be the largest in its history. In addition to the 1,800 exhibitors, there will be education sessions and trainee operator exams taking place. Whatever your reason for being there we hope you have a successful and enjoyable time and if you wish to meet up with Cranes Today editor Christian Shelton or sales director Joe Woolerton whilst at the show simply drop us an email via: Christian.firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida, USA-based job planning and management software company A1A Software will release a variety of stand-alone lift planning tools in its A1A Product Suite and introduce a new version of its iCraneTrax business management tool.
The lift planning and asset management tools are designed to help people with different roles in the crane supplier’s organisation to be functional at various levels with as little or as much complexity as the role requires.
3D Lift Plan is the foundation of the company’s new lift planning A1A Product Suite. The software is well-known for creating bids, critical lifts, rigging documentation, and lift simulations; it is made even more powerful, says A1A, with the addition of stand-alone tools that can be used by themselves or in combination with 3D Lift Plan.All information from A1A Product Suite apps create digital records that can be imported into the full version of 3D Lift Plan.
The A1A Product Suite will include the following apps: SketchPad; Rigging Designer; Jobsite Designer; Crane Search; Load Chart Viewer; Crane Loads Calculator; and Mat Calculator.
In addition, the newest version of iCraneTrax features improved admin interfaces, greater drag and drop functionality, and better integration with accounting programs, says A1A.
iCraneTrax is designed to help companies best utilise their assets to maximise profits. Designed for owners of heavy equipment fleets in mind, with it crane rental companies can manage customer relationships, create sales forecasting, stay on top of dispatch, fleet allocation, and maintenance, and produce job reports.
ACADEMY TRAINING CENTER
The Academy Training Center provides safety training and certification for operators, inspectors, and trainers for fall protection, confined space, rigging, signal person, aerial lift, lift truck, and first aid.
Its training material is based on ANSI, ASME standards, and OSHA regulations. It offers a blend of classroom learning with real-world hands-on activities.
Air-Weigh provides on-board weighing for the commercial transport industry. Air-Weigh's scale products are designed to help fleets reduce operating costs and improve productivity and can be used on both trucks and trailers with mechanical or air suspensions.
Altec is a provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. A highlight of its stand will be its new 130,000lb (60 tonne) capacity AC65E-155S telescopic boom truck crane.
French anti-collision and zone protection specialist AMCS Technologies will present its range of safety devices dedicated for tower cranes and other lifting machinery and mobiles cranes.
The company says it has become a reference in the industry, taking into account the particular characteristics of each brand and type of crane its systems are being used on and can adapt to suit the specific configurations of any site. AMCS Technologies has a network of customers and dealers worldwide and says its anticollision systems have been proven at thousands of important jobsites around the world.
Recently, its DCS 61-S systems has reached Australia with Liebherr Australia Pty.
AMCS Technologies’ solutions are currently being used in West End Brisbane, where two cranes are working in a close area.
Two Hutchies Allere cranes, a Liebherr 190HC-L and a 280HC-L, are building two residential towers that are about 22 storeys each.
Two other cranes, a 280 HC-L and a 542HC-L, are building the Logan Hospital upgrade, which is a major infrastructure job, located in Meadowbrook Logan. Logan Hospital’s expansion includes 206 additional beds and treatment spaces, four new levels on an existing hospital building, as well as an upgraded and expanded maternity service. This will significantly increase the size of the hospital to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing regions. This is the first time AMCS Technologies’ DCS 61-S units have been installed in Australia.
Construction planning specialist Ameco acquired F&M Mafco, an international supplier of tools and equipment rental, sales and service programmes, in 2022.
The acquisition, Ameco says, has expanded its site services capabilities for construction projects or operating facilities across North America.
Anmopyc, the Spanish Association for Construction, Public Works and Mining, will be promoting its members machines and equipment, including lifting equipment for people and loads, machinery for mining and construction special works, and auxiliary equipment and elements including components, spare parts and accessories.
ARCELORMITTAL TUBULAR PRODUCTS
ArcelorMittal has seven tubular steel facilities in North America. Tubular products include mechanical steel tubing and seamless and welded precision tubes for a variety of markets including industrial and construction equipment.
ASSOCIATED WIRE ROPE & RIGGING
Associated Wire Rope & Rigging produces Sea- Link products which were introduced to the US market in 2001. The Sea-Link products are manufactured in Peru and include products for construction and general lifting and rigging applications, plus many are ap-proved for us by the many US governmental agencies.
The company also represents RopeBlock – a Dutch manufacturer of crane blocks, overhaul balls, snatch blocks, hooks, and sockets – in North America and distributes its products through three channels: industrial distribution; crane dealers; and crane manufacturers.
The company is also a North American distributor for GN Rope Fittings, another Dutch company specialising in the production of mooring and heavy lifting products.
ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS (AEM)
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is a North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, USAheadquartered shipping and heavy haul trucking specialist ATS Specialized is having a networking event at its booth on Thursday March 16th between 3-5 pm where its experts will be on hand to answer all equipment hauling questions.
AUTEC NORTH AMERICA
Autec designs, manufactures, and markets safety-rated cableless control systems for applications including construction, industrial lifting, automation and more.
Auto Crane is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. It designs, engineers and manufactures a truck-mounted hydraulic and electric cranes, service bodies and accessories. Its experts will be on-hand to explain about its patented NexStar crane management system which can be paired with its patented Titan crane bodies.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA-headquartered B2W Software provides estimating and operations software for heavy construction. It will demonstrate enhancements to its B2W platform designed to give construction employees more and better data and increase their efficiency.
Bailey International is a manufacturer of hydraulic components and electronic controls for mobile equipment. It also provides design, engineering, testing and custom manufacturing services for hydraulic and electronic control systems.
BIGFOOT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Bigfoot manufacturers both wood and custom composite outrigger pads. Its will demonstrate its new ‘American Armor’ steel crane mat. It is made of high-grade American steel, engineer certified, and made in standard or custom sizes supporting cranes from 200-600 tons.
Bigfoot is sharing its stand with Dearborn Companies and on Wednesday 15th there will be after-show drinks with Bigfoot Construction Equipment and Dearborn between 5 and 7pm.
BIGGE CRANE AND RIGGING
International crane dealer Bigge says it buys and sells more new and used cranes than any other independent crane company in the market. It also has a rental fleet of over 1,600 cranes for a variety of projects across the USA!
Mumbai, India-headquartered BKT has five modern manufacturing facilities in India and a product range of over 3,200 high-performance tyres – including for haul train and desert truck applications.
Italian company Bonfiglioli has a wide range of products for applications in mobile machinery including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters.
Drive and control technology specialist Bosch Rexroth says its electrified, electronic and digitally networked solutions can help create the next generation of mobile machines.
Vehicle safety systems specialist Brigade Electronics will present its range of products to reduce the risk of collision and maximise efficiency. These include camera monitor systems, reversing alarms, ultrasonic proximity sensors, digital recorders and a thermal image camera.
At ConExpo it is showcasing its new sensor fusion system: Brigade Fusion. The system uses sensor fusion technology to combine Brigade’s range of safety devices, including its 360-degree camera, radar obstacle detection and M2M RTLS (Real Time Location System) technology. This allows the system to predict high risk events, providing the operator with alerts and, if required, signal the machine to prevent movement, slow down or stop entirely.
Located near Kansas City, USA, Broderson has been designing, manufacturing and marketing USA-made industrial cranes, carry deck cranes, and rough terrain cranes for 50 years. It is a subsidiary of the Lanco Group of companies.
At ConExpo it will reveal three new cranes: the IC- 400-C; the RT-400-B; and the ICe-80. The IC400-C is a 25-ton industrial carry deck crane. The RT-400-B is a 25-ton rough terrain. And the ICe-80 is a nine-ton, allelectric carry deck crane – its first all-electric model!
BRUTUS TRUCK BODIES / NEXT HYDRAULICS
Canadian custom and heavyduty truck body builder Brutus specialises in both steel and aluminium truck bodies. Its truck bodies were originally designed for harsh forestry, construction, mining, and oilfield work in Canada.
Bucher, a specialist in hydraulic drive and control technologies for mobile and industrial hydraulic applications, will hold Fluid Power Hour on Wednesday, between 4-6pm, where it will explain how its products can help move heavy loads.
Stockholm, Swedenheadquartered Caldaro develops joysticks, pedals, and sensors. Its solutions could be the ‘link between man and machine’ you’re looking for!
CARLISLE BRAKE & FRICTION
Medina, Ohio, USAheadquartered Carlisle Brake & Friction provides of high performance and severe duty brake, clutch and transmission applications for a wide range of markets including mobile cranes.
CHINA CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY ASSOCIATION
Representatives from (CCMA) will be happy to explain the Association’s work and how and why it has attracted over 2,300 members.
CM LABS SIMULATIONS
Montreal, Canadaheadquartered simulation specialist CM Labs builds simulation-based solutions designed to help clients design advanced equipment and for operator training use.
At ConExpo it will showcase its new Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) Simulator Training Pack.
CM Labs claims it is the only solution that accurately replicates machine stability and engine behaviour, resulting in effective, efficient operator training.
Houston, Texas, USAheadquartered Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) provides training, inspections, and support services.
At ConExpo it will have a CM Labs simulator available for visitors to test their skills in a variety of weather conditions.
Italy-headquartered power transmission specialist Comer is looking to focus its growth and innovation in the electrification sector.
In the construction arena it has products suitable for use in crawler cranes, mobile cranes and tower cranes.
Montichiari, Italyheadquartered lorry crane manufacturer Cormach will present its latest developments including the 50000E7F134, the 240000AXE9J404 and the 30000WB66 crane models.
CRANE INDUSTRY SERVICES
Crane Industry Services (CIS) was established in 2008 to provide the construction industry with safety and operation training specifically targeted for crane operators and riggers, additionally offering equipment inspections and consulting.
On its stand it will demo the new Vortex Edge Max Simulator, provided by CM Labs.
Bellingham, Massachusetts, USA-based safety training specialist Cranes 101 says it has been hard at work updating and adding classes to its roster. Pop by to find out what’s new. CRANETRADER F9752 CraneTrader is published monthly and features details and full-colour photos of crane and lifting equipment for sale across the United States – from large cranes to small specialty parts.
St Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based wireless load monitoring systems manufacturer Cranesmart will present its load moment Indicators, anti-2-blocks, boom angle indicators and other winch line applications for all crane types — both on and offshore.
CURTISS-WRIGHT INDUSTRIAL DIVISION
Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division designs and manufactures components and sub-systems for on- and off-highway vehicles.
Its solutions include electronic throttle controls, transmission shifters and sensors for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Maumee, Ohio, USA-based Dana makes propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in mobility markets across the globe, including crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes, and heavy haul vehicles.
DANFOSS POWER SOLUTIONS
Danfoss Power Solutions provides mobile hydraulic and electrification products for off-highway vehicles. It also makes drives for industrial crane and hoist movement
Dearborn is a civil / heavy lift / structural engineering consultant. It specialises in: ground condition surveys and ground stabilisation design for heavy lift and transport; tower crane foundations and tiebacks; engineered lift planning; rigging engineering; engineered heavy transport studies; route clearance surveys for OS/OW transport and clearance/structural survey for rail and road transport; engineered erection and site logistics planning; plus civil construction engineering, including access roads, crane pads, earth retention systems and SWPPP preparation.
The company is sharing a stand with Bigfoot Construction Equipment, where they will host drinks on Wednesday between 5-7pm.
DE HAAN SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
De Haan SE makes standard and customised lifting blocks and wire rope and chain end terminations for offshore and onshore industries.
Dica specialises in high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, cribbing blocks, ground protection mats, access mats, temporary worksite roads, wheel chocks and magnetic sling protectors.
At ConExpo Dica will unveil several new products. Complementing its FiberMax Crane Pad product line will be its next generation of engineered crane pad. The new crane pad has been designed to meet demand for durable, long-lasting support at at a lower price.
Following the company’s announcement in November of the acquisition of SlatTrax Ground Protection and Temporary Access Road products, Dica will introduce additional products in its ground protection and cribbing product lines.
In addition, it will debut its new Cross Lock outrigger pad system, which is designed with the challenges concrete pump operators face.
DINAMIC OIL NORTH AMERICA
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA-based Dinamic specialises in manufacturing planetary gear products. Its core products include gearbox, hoists, winches, and anchor drives and torque management systems.
EATON / EATON CUMMINS AUTOMATED TRANSMISSIONS
Eaton’s Vehicle Group provides vehicle manufacturers with products and systems designed to improve a vehicle’s overall efficiency, performance, and safety. Its broad portfolio of technologies covers all propulsion systems – from internal combustion to hybrid, to pure electric.
Material handling and personnel lifting equipment company Elliott will showcase a range of material handling aerial work platforms, cranes and digger derrick products including: its 1881 Tractor Mount Crane with an 18-ton lifting capacity and a 91-foot tip height; its high-visibility tilting crane cab; and its DockMaster pedestal mounted hose handling marine cranes.
Baltimore, Maryland, USAbased Fascan is a familyowned company and is the exclusive US distributor for Fassi articulated cranes, Jekko mini cranes, and Almac Almacrawlers.
Fascan now offers the full line of Almac Almacrawlers to the United States market under an exclusive agreement with Almac of Viadana, Italy, and has already delivered AlmaCrawler tracked carriers via its new company, Multiloader USA.
Faymonville manufactures trailers for heavy-duty haulage and oversized cargo transportation. At ConExpo it is presenting a world premiere of its new HighwayMAX All-In- One modular trailer concept.
Faymonville says the concept is unique enabling operators to configure different trailers from a single modular kit. The concept allows use as a 3+6 double drop combination, as an extendable single drop trailer with nine axles or – with additional nitro booster – as a 12-axle vehicle. A configuration as a tower adapter vehicle is also possible. And the entire range such as excavator decks, transformer decks, perimeter decks etc. can be integrated in the double drop version.
Faymonville is also showcasing its steerable six-axle (3+3) singledrop MultiMAX trailer for heavy haul projects and its MegaMAX double drop low bed trailer.
For greater versatility moving between states in the USA the three-axle MegaMAX Faymonville offers an additional fourth steerable pin-on flip axle. This enables the legal payload to be increased.
Under its Cometto brand the company will show the sixaxle Eco1000, the Eco1500 and an electronically-steered self-propelled six-axle MSPE.
GEDA USA ELEVATOR & MATERIAL
Geda's USA operation will present its rack and pinion elevators, transport platforms, and hoists for both personnel and materials.
Geda’s product range applies to four major areas of the industrial and construction elevator sector: temporary installations; permanent installations; special products; and industrial elevator service.
Memmingen, Germany-based manufacturer of heavy and specialised transport vehicles will present its P12 Plus highway trailer which comes in 6-, 9- or 12-axle versions. .
Also being showcased is: the STZ-VL4 (3+1) lowboy trailer with flip axle; the STZ-P 9 Semitrailer; the modular P12 Plus Semitrailer; the THP/DC Dual Lane Trailer with double-rotating wheelsets; the Addrive heavy-duty self-propelled module, which can also be used as a towed unit; flatbed semitrailers, for transporting heavy-duty and longer goods; PST self-propelled modules, for precision positioning; FTV 550 and FTV 850 wind blade transporters; plus Goldhofer’s Dual Lane heavy-duty modular systems.
German radio control manufacturer HBCRadiomatic’s USA division was established in Cincinnati in 1998. Its purpose-built headquarters is located adjacent to the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati airport.
Hetronic provides radio remote controls, machine controls, standalone HMIs, battery disconnect units and other devices designed to enhance operator control.
Hilman Rollers is a Marlboro, New Jersey, USA-based manufacturer of low profile, high-capacity rollers and skidding systems for moving heavy weights.
It also provides steel fabrication, integrated hydraulic systems and steel tracks.
HOISTCAM BY NETARUS
HoistCam is a high-definition wireless camera system designed to be adaptable and rapidly deployable anywhere on a jobsite.
It provides operators with a direct video feed and the cameras can be safely attached to any surface with magnets in seconds, says Netarus.
HookCam is a US based manufacturer of specialty safety camera equipment for the manufacturing and construction industries.
With wireless technology HookCam transmits a real time video image to the operator and/or remote viewing to authorised third parties.
Sister company HookCam Analytics provides crane productivity metrics. These include pick count, pick duration, image identification, streaming video and archival video storage.
HTS Direct is the North America branch of HTS Direkt, Germany. HTS produces and distributes load moving skates and hydraulic toe-jacks.
Imet has designed and manufactured safety radio remote controls for mobile and industrial applications since 1988. Its radio remote controls are made near Venice, Italy.
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL
Industrial Training International (ITI) designs and delivers learning solutions for organisations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities.
Founded in 1986 the company originally specialised in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to also produce live online, and on-demand courses delivered via its ITI Learning Hub.
IOWA MOLD TOOLING (IMT)
Of most relevance to Cranes Today readers will likely be IMT’s line-up of truckmounted cranes, although the company also makes mechanics trucks, lubrication vehicles, air compressors, and tyre manipulator attachments for everything from on-site service to heavy lifting to material handling.
JASO TOWER CRANES
Spanish top slewing and luffing tower crane manufacturer Jaso will be happy to discuss its recently launched J390 – a low top crane with a maximum load of 24 tonnes and a tip load of 3.8 tonnes, or its new J235.12 – a flat top crane with a maximum load of 12 tonnes and a tip load of 2.6 tonnes. It also has launched the JL25 hoist equipped with Jaso’s rack-and-pinion system.
Alternatively, the company will be happy to explain how it has worked with Australian company Titan Cranes to develop the Lift Shaft system – a three-beam climbing system designed to facilitate the construction of ever taller skyscrapers in cities with limited usable space.
JMG says its pick and carry cranes allow both lifting and moving the load. They are 100% battery-operated and can work up to eight hours non-stop.
They provide an alternative to forklifts and can also replace cranes or carry deck cranes with their compact size, precise manoeuvring and fast setup time, the company claims.
Jomac is a manufacturer of aluminium truck bodies consisting of utility and service bodies, mechanics bodies, canopy bodies, flatbeds and crane trucks as well as a full custom shop.
Jomac also builds telescopic and knuckleboom articulating cranes to offer full turnkey packages.
KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY USA
Kobelco USA will be showcasing three new crawler cranes: the CK 1600G-3; the CK 2000G-3; and the CK 2750G-3. They all have a new Isuzu engine system to meet EPA 2021 Engine Certification requirements.
The range-topper, the CK1600G-3, has an Isuzu Model 6UZ1 engine – a sixcylinder, turbocharged, Tier 4 final engine that makes 362hp. It can lift 160 tons at a radius of 15ft and has a maximum boom length of 250ft. This can be extended with a fixed jib. A luffing jib is also available. All boom and jib components are interchangeable with the previous model.
The new versions also have an operator cabin that incorporates Bluetooth and is USB ports. They look good, too, with a new paint job!
Lampson International has been active in the heavy lift and transport industry for over 75 years. It originally started as a small drayage company but quickly grew into a global leader with offices located in North America, Canada and Australia.
Marysville, Kansas, USAbased trailer manufacturer Landoll will outline its range of haulage trailers to interested visitors. Did you know the company also has 12 dedicated drivers, 11 travelling technicians, seven internal technicians, five fully equipped mobile service trucks, four warranty personnel, and its Parts Distribution Center has over 31,000 parts?
Leavitt Cranes is the master North American distributor for Butti Crane attachments. This will be the company’s 3rd ConExpo displaying Butti Crane attachments and, at the show, it will be offering special pricing on its attachments.
(Components: S80821) Manufacturer Liebherr is showcasing over 30 exhibits from seven product segments. New in its crawler crane offering is the LR 1400 SX. For the show the crane will be fitted with a 134,514 ft (41 m) main boom and a 144,357 ft (44 m) luffing jib. It has a transport weight of 50,706 USt (46 t) and Liebherr describes it as a very versatile machine.
On the mobile crane side Liebherr will show the LTM 1100-5.3. It has a 203 ft (62 m) telescopic boom and carries up to 37,250 lbs (16.9 t) of ballast with a 26,450 lbs (12 t) axle load on public roads.
Also on display will be the two-axle LRT 1130-2.1 rough terrain which Liebherr says is adapted to the needs of the US-market. The LRT 1130- 2.1 has a maximum lifting capacity of 140 USt (130 t).
For the first time at a trade show in North America Liebherr’s tower crane division will present the 470 EC-B, its largest flat-top crane in steel rope design.
From Liebherr’s fasterecting K crane series it is showcasing its 125 K. It has a radius of 180 ft (55 m) and a hook height of up to approx. 217 ft (66 m).
Liebherr Tower Cranes is also presenting its new digital service portfolio for the first time in North America.
LINDEN COMANSA AMERICA
Spanish company Comansa has facilities in China and North America. Linden Comansa America is the exclusive North American distribution and service company responsible for sales, engineering, training as well as parts and service for the North American market. Linden Comansa America offers a Northwest Rental Division, in Washington, to service Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Lifting Technologies, a Montana, USA-headquartered manufacturer of cranesuspended and forklift man baskets and material platforms, says it was one of the first to produce an OSHAcompliant man basket.
Since then it claims to have built thousands of highquality, durable platforms for lifting personnel and equipment and sold them all over the world.
Lexington, Kentucky, USA-headquartered crane manufacturer Link-Belt Cranes will use ConExpo to debut its 300 ton 300|AT all terrain crane.
The 300|AT is a fiveaxle crane built with transportability in mind meeting all North American transportation requirements. Its single engine platform is HVO fuel ready and EPA On-Highway and CARB On-Road compliant.
The 300|AT has a seven section 46 - 238 ft. (13 – 72.5 m) pin and latch greaseless formed boom, plus optional fly or lattice extensions
Maximum attachments achieve a tip height of 369 ft. (112 m), while a modular counterweight configuration is designed to add to the 300|AT’s versatility.
It is powered by a 554 hp (407 kW) Cummins X15 diesel engine with ZF Traxon automated manual transmission. The transmission features improved shifting performance and offers integrated braking with paddle shift controls. The 300|AT also has a new power transmission system for powering upper hydraulic functions. This uses a 24 volt electrical system with an CANBUS communications.
The 300|AT is equipped with same purpose-built twoperson carrier cab seen in the 175|AT. It includes amenities such as automatic climate control, Bluetooth radio, cell phone charging, LED lighting. and an air-ride seat with lumbar support.
The control system is Link- Belt’s Pulse 2.0 with a teninch (25.4 cm) touch display.
The crane also has Link- Belt's V-CALC variable outrigger which allows for setup in tight jobsites where outriggers require being unevenly extended.
Link-Belt will also be promoting its 218|V lattice boom crawler crane that succeeds the 218 HSL. It has a Cummins QSB6.7 Stage V engine and repositioned counterweights, amongst other developments.
Lube-a-boom claims to be an industry leader in friction reducing lubricants for the lifting industry.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Maeda America is a subsidiary of the Japanese mini crane manufacturer Maeda Seisakusho. It supplies North and Central American clients with a range of crawler and mini cranes.
There will be live product demonstrations during the show and visitors can talk with the company’s leadership team, manufacturing engineers, dealer partners, and European sister company.
Magnetek's wireless radio controls are designed to bring precision control and enhanced safety to tough mobile hydraulic applications. Its full line of wireless controls can be customised for a variety of applications including truck mounted cranes.
Manitex International provides engineered lifting solutions including boom trucks, truck mounted cranes, powerlifts (wall board), articulating cranes, and special mission oriented vehicles.
The NCCCO is a non-profit organisation. Its stated aim is to: develop effective performance standards; provide fair, valid, and reliable assessments; act as an industry resource; and be a leader in providing certifications for those who work in and around load handling equipment. NCCCO is accredited to international standards by ANAB and recognised by OSHA.
Certification is available for operators of mobile, tower, overhead, and articulating cranes. Certifications are also available for signalpersons, riggers, crane inspectors, and lift directors.
In 28 years, NCCCO has administered more than 1.75 million exams and issued more than 880,000 certifications.
NBB, which was established in 1977 in Germany, manufactures radio, cable and infrared control systems. Applications include crane lift systems.
At ConExpo the company is showcasing its new 2.4 Ghz HF range which it says enables its belly-boxes to be used anywhere in the world.
Nelson Manufacturing is a North American manufacturer of custom semi-trailers, boom dollies, and boom launch trailers. It has a full line of heavy haul trailers and its fully galvanised low step deck stretch will be on display.
Also on display will be the Nelson CBC-40WS West Coast boom dolly with self steer axles and electronic stability control. It is designed to provide a safe and stable ride particularly for large all terrain crane booms.
NEWPARK MATS & INTEGRATED SERVICES
Newpark Mats & Integrated Services delivers a full suite of services together with composite mat manufacturing.
At ConExpo it will present its Dura-Base Advanced Composite Mat System designed to provide a solid yet temporary base for cranes and transport vehicles.
OPERATING ENGINEERS TRAINING INSTITUTE ONTARIO
The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) describes itself as 'an organisation dedicated to the provision of quality training consistent with evolving industry needs and government standards in order to ensure a safe, efficient, and effective workforce in support of the construction industry'.
Pick and carry crane manufacturer Ormig says its compact, electric-powered cranes are perfect for those looking to comply with environmental and acoustic anti-pollution rules – especially for indoor work.
Its product range covers cranes with capacities from 5.5 to 100 tonnes.
PALFINGER NORTH AMERICA
Loader crane manufacturer Palfinger will showcase its latest product innovations including its new TEC range which comprises nine new models in the ranging from 25 metre tons to 100 metre tons. The TEC range is controlled via Palfinger’s Paltronic 180 control electronics with smart functionality.
Sensitive control is made possible by the LX-6 control valve, says Palfinger, and the TEC range comes with Palfinger’s specially developed PALcom P7 radio remote control.
PFEIFER WIRE ROPE AND LIFTING TECHNOLOGY
Pfeifer Wire Rope and Lifting Technology offers a range of ropes for mobile cranes, as well as fabrication options, tailor-made end terminations, and high performance synthetic fibre ropes and slings.
Pix4D offers photogrammetry software technology. Its products are designed to enable users to digitise reality and measure from images taken from planes, drones, phones, or any other camera.
At ConExpo the company will present its handheld site scanner – the viDoc RTK rover – for digitising and documenting jobsites.
Poseidon Barge is a portable sectional barge manufacturer located in Berne, Indiana, USA. It rents and sells portable sectional barges that are used in bridge construction, general marine construction, dredging, and other projects where it’s necessary to float heavy construction equipment, materials or men.
POWERBULLY / KASSBOHRER ATV
PowerBully tracked carriers have low ground pressure and off-road capabilities, making them suitable for use in hard to access, or remote areas. Depending on the application, PowerBully tracked vehicles can be equipped with attachments such as digger derricks, aerials, cranes, and dump bodies.
PRINOTH / PRINOTH RENTALS
W40367 / F8851
Prinoth is a global supplier of crawler carriers. Its Panther crawler carriers have a large payload, rubber trcks, and a truck-style chassis enabling them to be equipped with a range of specialised attachments.
Since 1946 Raimondi has focussed on manufacturing tower cranes and heavylifting solutions for a global market. Representatives from the company will be happy to explain to visitors how its core values have enabled it to be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the construction industry.
ComExpo will be a good chance for USA-based visitors to find out about the company’s two new cranes, the T187 and T357, alongside its new extended crane cab: the Raimondi Lumina X.
Ramsey Winch is a subsidiary of Ramsey Industries and manufactures winches and hoists in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
RAYCO WYLIE SYSTEMS
Quebec, Canada headquartered RaycoWylie makes crane monitoring systems. Its key areas of expertise lie in the development and installation of load moment indicators, rated capacity indicators, and safe load indicators.
In 2014 Rayco launched a new subsidiary, Syscomak Technologies, for on-board instrumentation for heavy machinery and trucks, such as rated capacity indicators, weighing systems, automated lubrication, radar blind spot monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring, and multipurpose indicators.
Ritchie Bros. was established in 1958. It is a global asset management and disposition company offering customers solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets.
Since 2006 Sany America has developed manufacturer Sany’s business in the USA.
It has a 272-acre facility in Peachtree City, Georgia, where it employs over 150 employees, and its growing dealer partner network stretches from Maine to Washington. Sany says visitors to its stand can enjoy its portfolio of heavy equipment combined with southern hospitality. It says it's got crawler cranes, excavators, earth moving equipment plus tasty BBQ, bluegrass music, and cold beer!
Scanreco has been developing and supplying radio remote control systems to all parts of the world since 1984.
At ConExpo representatives from Scanreco USA will be happy to explain the advantages of the company’s new G6 Platform, available in two sizes, Micro and Mini, which can be tailored specifically to meet users exact requirements.
Germany headquartered manufacturer Sennebogen established its US division in the year 2000. The company says it has a growing network of sales and service distributors across the Americas, ensuring machine support and parts availability.
Rubber-tyred mobile gantry crane specialist Shuttlelift says its gantry cranes and customised spreaders are for long-term, heavy-duty cycle use. Its portfolio includes its rubber-tyred SB Series of industrial cranes, its DB Series, and its SL Series line of overhead cranes.
SMH GROUP US / ATLAS
SMH Group US provides specialised material handling solutions for recycling and scrap metal yards, demolition, log-handling, port solutions and waste facilities. It has a growing network of dealers throughout North America to provide support in material handler applications and ongoing maintenance, repairs, parts, and service support SC&RA WL2014 The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,350 members from 46 nations. Members are involved in crane and rigging operations, specialised transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, concrete pumping, manufacturing, and rental. SC&RA helps members run more efficient and safer businesses by monitoring and affecting pending legislation and regulatory policies at the state and national levels and researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices.
At ConExpo the SC&RA will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and it invites visitors to come to its booth to explore new resources for crane and rigging professionals and view footage of the Jobs of the Year winners from across the globe. In addition, as a member of the Education Committee, SC&RA is sponsoring a whole range of industry-specific training for the crane, rigging and specialised transportation industry. See the February 2023 issue of Cranes Today for full details of the training schedule.
Spydercrane mini-crawlers are mini cranes built for working in low access confined areas, both indoors and outdoors, manufactured by the Furukawa Unic Corporation of Japan. In the USA it is distributed by Smiley Lifting Solutions of Phoenix, Arizona, who offers nationwide rentals, sales, and service.
Tiger Cranes has been building high performance telescoping service cranes since 1990.
Tiger Cranes are standard equipment on Service Trucks International crane bodies. Based in Sioux Center, Iowa, Tiger Cranes markets equipment through direct, distributor, and OEM channels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, as well as international markets.
STROS / UCEL
Czech Republic headquartered manufacturer of rack-andpinion construction hoists and industrial elevators Stros will be at ConExpo with its business partner UCEL who sells and rents Stros hoists (and elevators) across the United States and Canada.
SUNWARD INTELLIGENT EQUIPMENT
Sunward was founded in 1999, led by Professor He Qinghua of Central South University, China. The company is currently looking for dealers worldwide so, if you are unfamiliar with the company’s range of cranes, or other construction equipment, its representatives will be happy to speak to you.
Tadano will have a number of new products which will be revealed at the beginning of the show so make sure to check it out once you arrive.
In addition, Tadano will showcase its new AC 4.070-2 all terrain. It has a main boom length of 164 feet and can lift eight tons at a radius of 32.8 feet.
Tadano’s GTC-2000 will be making its American trade show debut. With a lifting capacity of 172 tons and a 196.9-foot main boom, this telescopic boom crawler crane closes the gap between the 150-200 ton capacity classes.
Additionally, Tadano’s GTC- 1300 telescopic boom crawler crane will be displayed with a couple of new features: a third winch and power pack.
Tadano will also promote its green solutions and, especially, the Tadano E-Pack. It can be used to provide zero-emission, low-noise, environmentally friendly operation – especially in tight urban spaces, at night, and in indoor areas.
Indiana, USA-based Talbert has been building heavyhaul and specialised trailers since 1938. Its trailers and equipment are used in applications including renewable energy and heavy construction.
Founded in Sweden in 1955 Tele Radio develops, manufactures and markets radio control systems for industrial use. It says it provides end-to-end product solutions, technologies and services in the field of wireless equipment control and machine communication where reliability and safety are the key decisive factors.
Terex will display its new TRT 40US rough terrain crane. The new model, which follows the launch of the TRT 80US and the TRT 100US, is designed to be a flexible, durable, off-road crane. It has a synchronised, four-section boom, Terex’s TEOS operating system, compact dimensions (with a width of 8.2ft), a proportional telescopic boom, LED lights and it comes equipped for Terex’s T-Link telematics.
Manoeuvrability is enhanced by four steering options. The TRT 40US is equipped with a Cummins four-cylinder engine, with an Eco Mode function.
The TRT 40US has Powershift (permanent fourwheel drive) with two modes to satisfy operators driving style. Terex’s T-Link telematics come as standard.
The new TRT models come with a 36-month warranty in the United States and Canada.
Austria-headquartered steel wire rope manufacturer Teufelberger-Redaelli says it attaches great importance to developing successful, long-standing business relationships. As such, it is looking forward to seeing you on its stand at ConExpo.
THE CROSBY GROUP
The Crosby Group manufactures accessories used in lifting, rigging, mooring, and securement applications. Based in the USA, its products include wire rope clips, hooks, shackles, lifting clamps and magnets, hoist rings, overhaul balls, snatch blocks, crane blocks, sheaves mooring components, and load monitoring solutions. The Crosby Group also provides a training programme, including on-site seminars, safe rigging clinics and online training. TII GROUP N12848 This year the TII Group’s Scheuerle brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Marking the occasion the company is launching the TII Connect telematics system for use on all its SPMT vehicles.
According to TII the Connect telematics system facilitates advanced predictive maintenance and service management.
TII Scheuerle’s SPMT line-up will be represented by two PowerHoss models, each with two axle lines. The PowerHoss series is now available with two, four, or six axle lines, offering up to 80, 180 and 330 tonnes of payload respectively, per module. To meet higher payload requirements, individual PowerHoss modules can be operated either mechanically or electronically in a loose coupling mode or coupled to each other laterally or longitudinally. Hence, a vehicle combination of four PowerHoss 330s is able to move loads with a unit weight of up to 1,320 tonnes.
TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES
Mitchell, South Dakota, USAbased trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries designs, engineers, and manufactures construction and specialised hauling trailers.
Transaxle is a remanufacturer of on and off highway drivetrain and hydraulic components including transmissions, differentials, transfer cases, final drives, pump drives, PTO's, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motors and cylinders, including brands such as Eaton, Dana, Funk, ZF, Axle tech, Hitachi, Kawasaki, Danfoss, and Parker.
VAN BEEST USA
Van Beest is a manufacturer of shackles and hooks. The company has a wide range of other steel wire rope and chain accessories to complement its range of lifting products.
Verope provides special wire ropes for construction and heavy industry, mining, as well as offshore and port applications to the world market.
VITA INCLINATA TECHNOLOGIES
Vita Inclinata Technologies develops load stabilisation technology to help increase safety. Visitors to the company’s stand can also find out more about Vita Inclinata’s new qualified training programme for North American riggers and crane operators under its Vita Industrial Training Academy. This training programme also provides students with guidance on how to use its flagship product: the Vita Load Navigator.
WCS PERMITS & PILOT CARS
WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is the oversize load authority providing OS/OW and trip and fuel permits, logistics consulting, route surveys and pilot car dispatching in North America. It also offers tools for drivers and dispatchers.
WIKA MOBILE CONTROL
Wika Mobile Control (WMC) provides consoles, controls, and sensors that are used to monitor standard to custom control solutions lifting applications. WMC’s product line also includes load moment indicators, wireless / wired load, angle, and antitwo block systems for lifting equipment.
At ConExpo WMC will have several new products on display including the new CTL-S700 safety controller and cSCALE Compact controller for mobile machines. These systems and sensors meet OEM and retrofit requirements in lifting applications.
WIRECO WORLD GROUP
Wire and synthetic rope manufacturer WireCo says it provides a consultative approach to offer customers a single, reliable source for performance matched solutions to fit their specific application and budget needs.
Chinese machinery manufacturer XCMG says that, stimulated by the recovery of China's economy, construction machinery is experiencing a new chapter with stabilisation and improvement. It believes that ConExpo provides a good opportunity for it to create lasting connections within the construction community
ZF NORTH AMERICA
ZF has developed and manufactured driveline systems and axles for a wide range of construction machinery for more than 60 years. The company operates 188 production locations in 31 countries.
Founded in 1992, Zoomlion’s key products cover 11 categories, 70 product series, and include more than 568 varieties. Of most interest to readers of Cranes Today will be its mobile cranes and tower cranes.