Companies that manufacture, sell, repair and use construction cranes complain that qualified workers, such as welders, machinist maintenance technicians and operators, remain extremely difficult to locate even as U.S. construction and manufacturing joblessness remains high.Read More
Ron Williams didn’t purposely set out to get into the business of repairing damaged cranes. In fact, it was another company’s shoddy work that caused the chairman and chief executive officer of WHECO Corp. to consider getting into the repair industry.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
Cummins dealer Cummins Atlantic Inc., Columbia, S.C., provided the engines, and, working with WHECO, actually repowered the first crane in the project. WHECO performed all of the SLEPs, including the re-power on the second RTC 8040 of the Cranes Inc., machines. Rusty Ulmer of Cummins Atlantic says construction equipment owners in general are running their [...]Read More
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