Barnhart lines up Strate acquisition
Barnhart Crane and Rigging is set to acquire Idaho-based crane service provider Strate Line Crane and Rigging.
The purchase will expand Barnhart’s ability to serve commercial and civil sectors, as well as customers active in heavy industries, in northwestern USA.
Strate Line offers operated hydraulic cranes ranging in capacity from 30 tons (27.2 tonnes) to 175 tons (158.7 tonnes) covering Idaho, Montana and Washington State.
Barnhart will maintain all of Strate Line’s current assets and employees, but will manage operations primarily from its current Spokane, Washington branch location.
David Webster, northwest regional director of Barnhart, said: “This acquisition will allow us to continue to provide the services customers expect from Strate Line while also providing a broader range of solutions. These wider service options could help customers lower their overall costs on many projects.” Webster added that through Barnhart’s coast-to-coast branch network, customers have access to innovative rigging systems and cranes with a capacity up to 1,800 tons (1,632.9 tonnes), as well as project cargo logistics services. 🔴 http://heavy.world/
Two new Liebherr reachstackers
Liebherr has unveiled two new reachstackers at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the LRS 545 - 35 and the LRS 545 Log Handler.
The LRS 545 - 35 has a maximum lifting capacity of 35 tonnes in the second container row. The LRS 545 Log Handler has a maximum lifting capacity of 30 tonnes and a maximum grapple capacity of 8.2 square metres, which it can take out to 8.5 metres with a stacking height of up to 8.9 metres, it is also capable of log handling below ground level.
On both models, the new Topview Camera System is also available, and is also an optional feature available for all of the LRS 545 series. The Topview System offers the operator a rear and side view from a bird’s eye perspective, without any blind spots. Due to the composition of three camera images, the complete rear area is covered by the system throughout 270 degrees.
Sales director Eric Colditz said: “Since the last three years we collected an enormous amount of valuable feedback from our customers. The operators praise particularly the stepless and gearless driving characteristics of our devices repeatedly. Thanks to the individual wheel drive and the excellent panoramic view from the driver's cab, our reachstackers are well known for their high mobility and all round visibility, even on terminals with narrow container rows.”dmills). 🔴 http://heavy.world/