While repairing booms by welding in a new section was relatively easy on older cranes, on the modern generation of machines things are less straightforward. Gone are the old mild steel box section telescopic booms and in their place are half-round…Read More
Category: Crane Restoration (SLEP)
The cab-down crane has long been used as an application specific crane. However, with the market being relatively small most of the manufacturers have ceased production of these cab-down units. Despite this, there has remained a pretty steady demand for good used or restored cab-down machines.Read More
Today, rough terrain cranes out number crawler cranes by 3-1 on many job sites and range in capacity from 25 tons to 150 tons. And, RT’s play vital roles on many construction projects. So how do you determine if your RT’s are good candidates for a remanufacture? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before considering purchasing a new crane or extending the service life of your aging rough terrain crane.Read More
A weak economy and government mandates are forcing crane owners and fleet managers to make tough decisions about aging machines. These days, many companies don’t have the luxury of letting even ancient machines go for pennies on the dollar on the used equipment market. Luckily, there are alternatives that not only meet green standards, but lengthen the life of a major capital investment.Read More
Because economic uncertainty continues to exist in the crane market, crane manufactures have been cautious about ramping up production and building up inventories. One result has been that crane availability or lack of it, helps the manufacturers to maintain prices. The other is that it serves to buoy the used crane markets.Read More
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