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Big B adds Terex lift

October 29 - Texas headquartered Big B Crane & Rigging has purchased a new 285-ton (260-tonne) lift capacity Terex HC 285 lattice boom crawler crane - the highest capacity crane in its fleet and the first of its kind operating in the USA.

Jim Strobush, senior product manager - crawler cranes for Terex Cranes North America, said regional crane demand is expanding beyond the 250-ton (226.7 tonne) class, but the jump to the 300-ton (272.1 tonne) class represents a "significant additional capital investment".
"The new HC 285 crane is a good in-between crane that gives customers virtually the capacity of a 300-ton (272.1 tonne) class crane but at a price similar to that of a smaller crawler crane, so a company can receive a high return on investment," Strobush observed.
The primary markets for Big B's new crane will be Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. It comes equipped with a maximum main boom length of 91.4 m, and a standard 23.1 m jib offering a maximum tip height of 114.6 m.
"Our bread-and-butter market for the HC 285 crane is construction," explained Big B Crane's president, Daniel Basden. "Concrete precast panels are getting bigger and heavier and steel is getting longer, so we needed a higher capacity crawler crane than the two 250-ton models we have in our fleet."

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USA ends steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada and Mexico

May 24 - The USA is removing steel and aluminium tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, with all retaliatory tariffs on US goods and any pending litigation also coming to an end.
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Maxim names duo for Pacific Northwest

May 24 - Maxim Crane Works has appointed Travis Wilt and Alex Clark to lead the expansion of its services in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. 
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PPG restructures training course

May 24 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) has restructured its project cargo forwarding training course into a one-day format.
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