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WHECO has been a major player in the product support realm of cranes for many years, and yet the company’s management team spends a lot of time explaining what they do. But when it comes time to repair an accident-damaged crane or restore and give new life to an older unit, WHECO is most often the company name that comes up. “We specialize in the repair and remanufacture of equipment, with an emphasis on cranes,” said Dave Wood, WHECO president.  “We provide both engineered structural repairs to meet Federal OSHA requirements, and we have working relationships with many of...

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Standfast USA Signs Aftermarket Dealer Agreement with WHECO for TRAM Fall Restraint Systems

“While we are working with the OEMs to make our systems available factory direct, we also needed a way to address the aftermarket for existing cranes that don’t currently meet the OSHA standards” said Cameron Baker, CEO of Standfast.  “WHECO was the logical choice. WHECO has over 33 years of experience working on all types, makes and models of cranes and the technical expertise to do the installations.” Baker said WHECO’s five service facilities in North America provide crane owners with convenient installation locations. “TRAM is a patented, world-class fall protection system with so many advantages over other systems.”...

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Understanding customer needs is vital in crane refurbishment and repair

Wheco Corporation in the USA sees many lattice, hydraulic boom and jib repairs through its workshops, with structural repairs being its speciality. “Increasingly though, customers are coming to understand that we can repair even the most heavily damaged components, including outrigger boxes and beams, as well as superstructures and frames,” says Jay Shiffler, Wheco vice president.

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Crane almost misses starring role in Terminator 3 “machines” movie!

Chase scenes are among the most entertaining aspects of action movies, and movie makers work diligently to “one up” each other to create spectacular chases that involve rapidly moving vehicles, stunning crashes and explosions. Such was the case with last summer’s “Terminator III – Rise of the Machines” movie, which featured a remarkable chase scene involving a Demag crane supplied by Champion Crane of Hollywood, CA. In the crane chase scene, the evil robot T-X, played by Kristanna Loken, drives off in the 165t Demag AC 395 in an attempt to capture and kill good guy robot T-3, starring...

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WHECO Relocates to New Houston Repair Facility

WHECO Corp., a crane and capital equipment structural repair and restoration services company has relocated to a new facility in Houston, TX. The new repair facility will expand WHECO’s reach in Houston to better serve the growing market of customers needing crane repair in the Southwest and Gulf Coast region. “We knew going into Houston 2 years ago that we would soon outgrow our facility,” said Ron Williams, CEO of WHECO Corporation. “This new facility provides us with a larger lay-down area, easy access and a central location more convenient to our customers.” “The bigger yard offers us a lot more...

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