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FiberMax Crane Pad Case Study for 265-ton All-Terrain Crane

The Customer’s Business Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Detroit Mich., is a 75-year-old regional crane rental company serving Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Its fleet includes boom trucks, RT cranes, AT and truck cranes, and crawler cranes. For years the company has used timber mats and steel plates for…
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All in the Safety Chain

The September-October 2016 Telecom and Utility Construction supplement provided an excellent article on understanding the safety chain. The supplement is included with recent Crane Hotline and Lift & Access issues. Written by Rachel Abel of Altec Inc., “All-in Safety,” contained several important…
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AlturnaMATS Deliver Savings to WCP

Savings is one of the great benefits AlturnaMATS can deliver to your business. We recently received a note to that effect from Caleb Bradbury of Washington Commercial Painters of Kirkland, Wash. Caleb purchased a set of 12 AM48 (4'x8') in June of 2016 and immediately put them to work. The site was a…
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DICA Receives New Canadian Patent for Outrigger Pads

July 28th, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA recently added a fifth patent to its SafetyTech® outrigger pad patent portfolio. This most recent patent, issued in Canada (2,860,490) on July 12, 2016, is for C- or U-shaped TuffGrip handles used with any size or shape of SafetyTech outrigger pad. “DICA's…
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How to Use MEWPs Safely in Tree Care Applications

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) recently released an important set of safety tips for the tree care industry regarding the use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs). IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the…
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NEW Yellow and Orange Outrigger Pads

July 8, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA, manufacturer, of SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads, has introduced a new product line designed for the high visibility needs of the electric utility and tree care industries. "Yellow and orange SafetyTech outrigger pads have been available from DICA as a custom…

ITI & Barnhart Crane and Rigging Expo

More than 150 personnel from construction, heavy industry, and manufacturing sectors recently joined together in Memphis, Tenn., to get practical instruction on rigging techniques. Participants experienced 12 Training Stations featuring Barnhart Crane & Rigging lifting innovations and ITI Training…
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Outrigger Pads Advised by Runnion

Runnion Equipment Company, located in Lyons IL., published an excellent article on their site regarding the need to always use outrigger pads when operating boom trucks. The article published under the title, Outrigger pads - you better have then when you need them! was originally published in 2010…
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Check Your Ground Conditions

All outrigger-enabled equipment must be set-up on firm, stable ground, and always using outrigger pads can be instrumental in establishing consistently safe set-ups. According to a North Carolina Department of Labor report, half of all equipment incidents occur because the vehicle or outriggers were…