Lift Line: Winter 2013 - 2014

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“Today, the legacy of excellence is unstoppable.” Dear Friends,


This year we celebrate our 50th year in business. We celebrate what we have achieved, we remember our beginnings, and we extend our gratitude for your loyalty. ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. is the living legacy of our family. It was 1964 when my father, Michael C. Liptak, Jr., his brothers, Jake and Larry, and my mother, Marvine, first recognized the contractors’ need for lift equipment rental. At that time, contractors usually owned their equipment, including all the headaches and expense of maintaining it. So my father and uncles bought one crane and started renting it out.

1 Letter from Michael L. Liptak

Regional Sales Managers

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US Northeast: Shaune Rados (216) 986-5190 [email protected]

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10 Going…Going…Green! 14 Industrial Cranes 16 Crawler Cranes 18 Shop Focus: Increased Efficiency Gets a Big Lift 20 Boom & Scissor Lifts 22 Standards of Sale: The Investigative Style 24 Material Handlers 26 Trucks & Trailers 27 Solid Equipment Planning Saves Contractor Money

US North & Northwest: Steve Challoner (414) 453-5335 [email protected] US Southeast & South Central: Gail Guthrie (770) 944-3900 [email protected] US Southwest: Steve Salvatore (216) 524-6550 [email protected] Canada: Jason Hanna (905) 795-1090 [email protected] About Lift Line Lift Line is your quarterly guide to used equipment from an industry leader and North America’s largest privately held crane and lift equipment rental and sales company—ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp.

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They didn’t set out to be trailblazers, but they were. The largest privately owned crane sales and rental company in North America started with one crane … one big idea … and a plan to become the best. The plan was the key. For 50 years, the ALL Family of Companies has been growing strategically, east of the Mississippi and to the north in Canada. But growing larger is not, and never was, as important as growing better. We did that by hiring the best people. By recognizing the need for a safety culture long before other crane companies did. By investing in the best equipment and taking care of it ourselves so our customers would never have to worry about downtime or equipment maintenance. And by committing ourselves to never stop improving the ways we do things. The original plan was to achieve excellence. Today, the legacy of excellence is unstoppable. During five decades in this industry, as you can imagine, many things have changed. Modern crane technology allows us to achieve what was once impossible. We can now plan complex lifts in advance with 3D software that enables us to envision the environment and conditions of the jobsite—and thereby achieve ideal outcomes. We have learned that ongoing training and education for our operators, mechanics, and staff at 34 branches is what makes us a family of achievers. So we make training mandatory and a point of pride. What hasn’t changed is our appreciation for you, our valued and respected customers, without whom we could not have earned the reward of reaching this great milestone. Thank you for your business and your loyalty and trust. We hope you will celebrate with us and help us continue on this wonderful journey. Sincerely, Michael L. Liptak

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1 Link-Belt RTC-8040, S/N F7J1-4866, 2001, 40 USt, Cummins Turbo Diesel, 110' Main Boom, 51' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #7654. Located in Knoxville, Tenn. $160,000.00 2 Grove RT640C, S/N 220309, 1999, 40 USt, Cummins B5.9L Turbo Diesel, 105' Main Boom, 51' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #6945. Located in Lima, Ohio. $130,000.00 3 Grove RT750, S/N 87733, 1998, 50 USt, CAT Diesel, 110' Main Boom, 56' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #8931. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $145,000.00 4 Grove RT855B, S/N 87746, 1998, 55 USt, Cat 3116, 115' Main Boom, 60' Jib, Aux Hoist, New Paint. Unit #6456. Located in Charleston, W.V. $220,000.00 5 Grove RT865, S/N 86875, 1996, 65 USt, Cummins Turbo Diesel, 115' Main Boom, 60' Jib, Aux Hoist. New Paint. Unit #7887, Located in Milwaukee, Wis. $175,000.00



6 Link-Belt RTC-8065, S/N D7I9-1245, 1999, 65 USt, Cummins Diesel, 115' Main Boom, 61' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #8301. Located in Milwaukee, Wis. $215,000.00 6 10




7 Grove RT880, S/N 87183, 1998, 80 USt, CAT Diesel, 114' Main Boom, 58' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #6478. Located in Hammond, Ind. $260,000.00 8 Grove RT9100, S/N 222785, 2002, 100 USt, Cummins Diesel, 114' Main Boom, 58' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #7997. Located in Orlando, Fla. $355,000.00 9 Grove RT865, S/N 84592, 1997, 65 Ton, Cummins Diesel, 12Grove RT860, S/N 220290, 1999, 60 USt, Cummins 6C8.3L Turbo Diesel, 115' Main Boom, 60' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #7069. Located in Toledo, Ohio. $225,000.00 10 Link-Belt RTC-8060, S/N E1I8-7941, 1998, 60 USt, Cummins Diesel, 110' Main Boom, 56' Jib, Aux Hoist. Newer Paint. Unit #6361. Located in Madison, Wis. $160,000.00

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n the early 1960s, the United States’ postwar building boom was in full swing. “Suburbia” was taking shape with the construction of outlying communities where homes, shopping malls, and

owned their own equipment, along with all the headaches and expense of maintaining it. The brothers bought a crane in 1964 and began renting it out to customers. They bought and sold

Ironically, railroad tracks—the site of the Liptak brothers’ first office— would play a part in the company’s growth. The nation’s railway tracks were deteriorating, and derailments were common. Suddenly, ALL found itself in the business of picking up derailed trains. It was not unusual for

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Happy 50th Anniversary schools were going up at breakneck speed. Along with them were new transportation and communications systems as well as water and power lines.

cranes and trucks at auctions. Michael Liptak’s wife, Marvine, stepped in to handle the business end of the new company. The rental idea caught on.

At that same time, in a 40-foot trailer next to a railroad—so loud they couldn’t converse until the trains passed—brothers Michael C. Liptak, Jr., Lawrence (Larry) Liptak, and Jake Liptak went into the crane rental business.

A family company was born—ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp.— which today is the largest privately owned crane rental and sales company in North America.

Mike and Jake Liptak had been running cranes in the steel industry in Cleveland, Ohio. Larry Liptak had just returned from serving in the Army. As postwar construction surged, the brothers began to recognize an unfilled need: contractors, until that time, usually 1964–2014


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Timing Is Often Everything. Good Ideas Are Timeless. The Liptak family’s timing was perfect. Steel erectors needed cranes to build the new shopping malls that were springing up to serve the mushrooming suburbs. As highway building increased, ALL cranes were there to build the bridges. The company’s cranes helped set the high-tension wires on the power lines that followed the sprawl.

two or three cranes to be working 24 hours a day.

With their business expanding, ALL built their first headquarters building in 1975. Over the years, the company added its own engine shop, weld shop, paint shop, fabrication shop, hydraulics shop, tire shop, and many more in order to maintain its own equipment. Almost as important as establishing the company as a turnkey solution, the founders, appreciating that smart people can help save time, staffed these departments with master technicians. This resulted in improved uptime and saved money in the long run.

These master mechanics began to call ALL home, and many have raised their children to join the company’s ranks. The shops have become a village of state-of-the-art facilities spanning 40 acres at the original headquarters

location and are reinforced by satellite facilities at each of ALL’s 34 full-service yards spread throughout North America. These service and maintenance shops are at the heart of what made and makes ALL different. By investing in maintenance and not fixating on rental revenues, the Liptak brothers proved they understood Economics 101 and a simple truth: Customers expect to receive what they buy; in this case, a work-ready, hard-working machine. That’s it. Customers know and accept that their own equipment ages and certainly requires maintenance to address occasional downtime. But that is not a transferable expectation. That is, when you rent someone else’s machine, you simply expect it to work. ALL makes sure that employees at every level remember this seemingly obvious customer expectation, which is lost on many companies that cut corners on service or are shortsighted on continuing education for their service staff.

Every member of the ALL team must understand that the company is more than a crane rental company; rather, it is a fleet maintenance company. The difference was understood by the company’s founders and holds true today. In short, vigilant maintenance positively affects customers’ productivity and the value of the ALL brand. These differences have made ALL grow — and grow better. They are

always prepared, both before rental with properly maintained machines and in eventuality with the best mechanics and a war chest of parts on the ground ready to take flight in the event that downtime occurs. These parts, the service, and even the equipment itself are delivered along an established supply route, which also took great planning. This is ALL, and the legacy is now unstoppable.

Acquisitions Grow the Family ALL never expanded until its core service model was in place; however, once it was, the mechanism for growth was in motion. ALL began to acquire other crane companies to help serve their growing customer base, and the family company became known as the ALL Family of Companies. Many branches were startups; that is, the company saw geographic or market-related opportunities and decided it would be prudent to shorten its supply route to that region by opening a new branch. In other cases, solid companies with solid reputations were acquired, with the ALL name and resources extended to the new member of the ALL Family. In still other cases, established brands in tight, competitive geographic areas retained their brands. Examples include the Central, Dawes, and Jeffers brands that make up ALL’s Midwest corridor. Central Contractors Service Inc., with two locations in Illinois and



two additional yards in Indiana that operate as Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc., joined in 1977. Central, itself an early pioneer of the local rental concept, was originally founded in 1946. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc. was the next major acquisition, joining the ALL Family of Companies in 1978. With four branches in Wisconsin, Dawes was one of the founding members of SC&RA and was originally founded in 1945 as a specialized transport and rigging company. Jeffers, also founded in 1948, was purchased in 1995. Today, Jeffers

“We take pride in the depth, diversity, and quality of our lift equipment,” explains Michael L. Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies. “Our vast fleet means you get the right crane for the job—nothing less. Most important, we become a partner on your site, delivering smarter, safer employees who have shared in an industry-leading 50,000 hours of annual operator and service training. That should matter to customers. It should also matter that we aren’t done. We measure ourselves against ourselves and get better by hiring pros who propel us.” Concludes Liptak, “The next 50 years will be even better.”

Crane Service, Inc. has locations in Oregon and Lima, Ohio, and Detroit, Mich., and operates a fleet of more than 300 pieces of equipment consisting of cranes, aerials, and forklifts. At times, the company’s growth was born not of hard work in the face of opportunity, but rather of resiliency when the company needed it most. ALL’s original headquarters was built (continued on page 7)


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1 1 Link-Belt HTC 8675LB, S/N 1F9F2J4714L028379, 2004, 75 USt, Detroit Series 60, Roadranger RTO Transmission, 127' Main Boom, 67' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #8598. Located in Orlando, Fla. $425,000.00 2 Grove TMS540E2, S/N 224534, 2005, 40 USt, Cummins Diesel, Eaton Transmission, 95' Main Boom, 45' Jib. Unit #9213. Located in Hammond, Ind. $255,000.00

alongside the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Because of its low-lying position along the canal corridor, the company has seen flooding over the years. But in the summer of 2006, an unprecedented flood damaged the headquarters. No one was hurt, though much was lost. Still, the company never missed an order. And, although there was a mandatory evacuation, not a single customer ever knew what had happened or was affected. Like a family, everyone rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to help rebuild. The company has reclaimed the yard and rebuilt for the future. Further, the company moved core sales, finance, IT, and management disciplines into a new headquarters building—this one significantly up and away from the canal—in January 2009. The previous headquarters building remains home to logistics and the company’s main service shop.

3 Grove TMS900E, S/N 223571, 2003, 90 USt, Cummins Diesel, 142' Main Boom, 56' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #C235CN. Located in Mississauga, Ont. Unit #C235CN. $450,000.00 4 Terex T 340-1 XL, S/N 13644, 2005, 40 USt, Cummins Diesel, Allison Auto Transmission, 105' Main Boom, 49' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #DL1008MLW. Located in Milwaukee, Wis. $255,000.00



And, it would seem, its legacy of excellence is unstoppable. Begun by three brothers with one crane, the company’s business values three generations later echo the family values handed down by its founders. ALL bases daily operations on its founders’ unshakable code of conduct and their vision of unequaled service. The return on this investment is measurable. Today ALL is one of the leading suppliers of cranes in North America, building small cities in some cases and providing unparalleled expertise and service in all cases.

24/7 service and further helps the company deliver its own cranes to jobsites without depending on outside carrier fleets. ALL’s tractor and trailer fleet rivals most dedicated trucking companies in terms of its size. ALL’s world-class crane fleet is North America’s most technologically advanced. ALL equipment buyers measure market need and keep each branch flush with appropriate capacities to meet local and regional needs. However, particular pride is taken in its tradition of buying first-off-the-line new crane models, a practice that helps to demonstrate their commitment to new technologies. For example, ALL has received Serial #1 on all major Manitowoc introductions, including the Manitowoc 21000 in 1999, Manitowoc 18000 in 2003, Manitowoc 16000 in 2006, and Manitowoc 14000 in 2007. ALL also took the first 10 production models of Link-Belt’s game-changing TCC-750 in 2009.


The Liptak brothers’ dedication to their business and their pride in being reliable and offering exceptional customer service did not go unrewarded. Founders Larry Liptak and Mike Liptak remain active in day-to-day operations, and secondand third-generation family members work throughout the company, including Mike Liptak’s son, Michael L. Liptak, who was named president of ALL in December 2006. 3

locations in 14 states, as well as four branches in Canada.

A Fleet Without Equal Today, ALL is more than 1,500 employees spread throughout 34

The company fleet includes over 3,500 pieces of lift equipment—and its crawler and mobile truck crane fleet both consistently rank #1 in American Cranes & Transport magazine’s annual ranking, published each June. ALL rents equipment from 2-1/2-USt to 1,000-USt capacities. They are specialists in every category—crawler cranes, tower cranes, mobile truck cranes, and aerial lifts. ALL has them all. This ensures that when customers call with a specific need, ALL delivers the right crane and the right capacity to satisfy specific requirements for value, safety, and productivity. To support this fleet, ALL owns and operates 350 tractors and over 2,000 trailers to ensure faster delivery across a broader geographic area. This enables them to maintain

Contact information: ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. 4700 Acorn Drive Cleveland, OH 44131 800-232-4100 (toll free) Website:





The Liptak brothers believed that hard work, reliable products, and outstanding customer service would lay the foundation for a company that would stand the test of time. They were right.

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ALL-Terrain Cranes

1 Krupp KMK4070, S/N 4070-8087, 1994, 85 USt, Mercedes Diesel, Allison Auto Transmission, 125' Main Boom, 52' Jib, Two-Axle Boom Dolly, Newer Paint. Unit #C064CN. Located in Mississauga, Ont. $250,000.00



2 Demag AC40, S/N 70496, 2003, 40 USt, Mercedes OM906LA, Allison Auto Transmission, 104' Main Boom, 42' Jib. Unit #9228. Located in Milwaukee, Wis. $250,000.00 3 Grove GMK5120B, S/N 5100-9405, 2004, 120 USt Capacity, Mercedes Diesels, Mercedes Auto Transmission, 167' Main Boom, 112' Jib, Aux Hoist, New Paint. Unit #8400. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $750,000.00 4 Demag AC180, S/N 24072, 2000, 200 USt, Cummins Diesels, 197' Main Boom, 48' Jib, Aux Hoist, Newer Paint. Unit #7341. Located in Knoxville, Tenn. $750,000.00







5 Liebherr LTM1080-1, S/N 061075, 2000, 90 USt, Liebherr Diesel, ZF Auto Transmission, 157' Main Boom, 62' Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #7467. Located in Chicago, Ill. $400,000.00 6 Demag AC 1200, S/N 79022, 1996, 500 USt, Mercedes Diesels, ZF Transmission, 190' Main Boom, 177' Fixed Jib, 256' Luffing Jib, Superlift, Aux Hoist, New Paint. Unit #7522. Located in Fort Wayne, Ind. $1,000,000.00 7 Demag AC 155, S/N 73154, 1995, 60 USt, Mercedes Diesel– Replaced in 2012, ZF Auto Transmission, 131' Main Boom, 57' Bi-Fold Jib, Aux Hoist. Unit #C265. Located in Mississauga, Ont. $265,000.00 8 Demag AC 1600, S/N 88040, 1996, 650 USt, Mercedes Diesel, ZF Transmission, 164' Main Boom, 295' Luffing Jib, 223' Fixed Jib, Superlift, Aux Hoist. Unit #7538. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa. $1,500,000.00

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reen facilities are more than a growing trend. They are investments in reasonable and cost-effective ways to protect our environment and conserve resources while returning to the investor a value that is both measurable and sustainable. True green facilities go beyond government environmental regulations. They examine their front-office processes, parts-management programs, housekeeping, parts cleaning and degreasing, fluid recycling, and energy-use policies to reduce or prevent pollution. The greening of the ALL Family of Companies has been, like almost everything at ALL, farsighted and thorough. Consider that there are 34 ALL branches spread over two countries and 14 states, with each of the myriad standalone facilities charged with maintaining their share of thousands of pieces of lift equipment and a trucking fleet that rivals many of the largest players in the dedicated trucking industry. On this scale, even minor green policies have a broad impact. Petroleum Reclamation Policies At ALL, petroleum products are recycled. Oil, oil filters, hydraulic and transmission fluids, gear oils—everything that has a petroleum base. The used product, once extracted from its source system, is collected and reclaimed. Many of the ALL facilities go a step further. Used petroleum is stored in 4,000-gallon, double-walled tanks that are directly plumbed to a Clean Burn heater—a waste oil furnace that generates free heat by recy-

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cling used oil on site. The partnership with Clean Burn, a world leader in waste oil heating systems headquartered in Lancaster County, Pa., has been one of the most important in the ALL Family of Companies’ advancing green policy. “The scope of this recycling effort alone is enormous,” says Larry Jeppe, parts manager at ALL’s corporate service campus in Cleveland, Ohio, who spearheads the company’s conservation effort. “We have 3,500 pieces of lift equipment and hundreds of trucks and tractors, not to mention fleet cars and pickups. The amount of oil reused is staggering.” Jeppe explains that the feed lines from the used-oil holding tanks feed the fire, and the entire system is automated. The whole system is very low maintenance and offers very clean heat. “We have likely cut our natural gas usage in half for our cold-weather branches, from Canada down to West Virginia. Every Clean Burn unit we’ve installed has paid for itself in its first year.”

posal service headquartered in Cleveland that specializes in collecting hazardous or toxic waste.

located throughout the country. But, always innovating, their paint facility in Milwaukee, Wis., tried something new. A grated flooring system was installed with an engineered downdraft suctioning system that pulls in excess sand from sandblasting operations. The used sand is then filtered in order to qualify for reuse. It may seem like a minor effort, but ALL’s analysis shows that it pays.

“EnviroServe is another great partner for us. We learn a lot from them. They bring 20 years’ experience to our hazardous waste removal, transportation, and disposal program,” says Jeppe. “They help us find the right-priced and right-sized solution for our waste and disposal needs.”

Bulk purchasing is another key way to manage raw material Raw Materials Management costs, but ALL touts this as part of their green policy as ALL segregates and separates all metal scrap including well. For example, Jeppe notes, “We buy our lubricants in aluminum, steel, copper, and brass. The separation bulk. Instead of employing aerosol cans, we now purchase process is a win-win solution. First, the policy is a lubricants in 55-gallon drums, creating a bulk purchase savthoughtful reminder that waste should be manings.” Technicians then utilize backpack pumps for lubricant aged. In a greener world, application. Says Jeppe, “It’s hard separating waste creto imagine how many aerosol cans ates value. By providing We have likely cut our natural gas we used to go through. And even bins for the small stuff though the cans no longer use and yard space for usage in half for our cold-weather CFCs as a propellant, the cans the many thousands themselves were a huge hazardous branches, from Canada down to of pounds of heavy waste. The smaller the can, the metal that has outlived more likely it would end up in the its original usefulness, the West Virginia. Every Clean Burn wrong place. Now, we save on ALL team remains mindful of bulk buys and recycle the the potential value. The second unit we’ve installed has paid for 55-gallon drums.” win is simple and more practical. itself in its first year. Separated bulk metals return a Energy-Efficient Strategies higher sale price when scrapped. Nothing happens without lighting and power, yet the waste that ALL’s raw materials reclamation policy extends to the accompanies both is often overlooked. That’s not the case at little things as well. Light bulbs are returned to their ALL, where they’ve devised numerous methods of reducing original boxes when their effective life has expired so usage by employing occupancy sensors. they can be reclaimed. The same policy exists for batteries. In both cases, a service picks up and pays for the Jeppe describes the proud feeling he got when he was evalubulbs and batteries. ating green initiatives at an ALL branch in Indiana. “We were there to find out what more could be done, and I was entering When it comes to raw materials management, each day one of their service shops. No one was there and all the lights can bring new ideas to light. For example, ALL has long were off. The thought we all get went through my head: ‘Find enforced policies on recycling paint, the switch. It’s pitch black in here.’ Right then, all the lights paint thinners, and the like at its started coming on. As I walked down the hall, ceiling lights multimillion-dollar paint switched on above me with every step I took. It was kind of shops strategically (continued on page 12)

Oil-containment products, such as filters, are compressed in order to withdraw remaining oil residue before being crushed. ALL then safely discards used filters through EnviroServe, a waste dis-


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incredible—like moving into the future,” he said. “Occupancy sensors do more than save energy—they’re pretty cool technology.” In addition to energy-saving sensors, natural sources of light are utilized as much as possible. Skylights are a part of any new shop design, and they are washed regularly, permitting the maximum amount of daylight to brighten shops and other facilities, reducing the reliance on electricity. Equipment upgrades are also included in the effort to conserve energy. Explains Jeppe, “All of our branches are full-service shops. But one might do more welding while another is outfitted with a paint shop. Still another might have more room for parts warehousing. The shop that spends the most time welding, for example, is targeted for that specialty, and we invest in the most modern, efficient equipment available. This saves energy. It’s all strategically managed, like everything else we do at ALL.” ALL’s offices are another area in which improvements are being made. Appliances, office equipment, even water dispensers—everything is an Energy Star product. In fact, the company’s main service shop in Cleveland has a program in place to eliminate plastic water bottles. Bottled water costs $1.50 per bottle, which is why bulk water programs make good financial sense. Consider what buying bottled water costs at $1.50 per bottle. At that price, a 20-oz. bottle of water breaks down to 7.5 cents per ounce. That doesn’t seem like a big deal until you compare it to gasoline. If you paid the same cost per ounce, gas would be $9.60 per gallon. Then consider that it takes 700 years for a single plastic bottle to break down in a landfill. Jeppe says, “With the implementation of a Pure Water Technology system—think the old-fashioned office water cooler but on steroids—we try to do away with plastic bottles completely. The machines document usage, too. Eight thousand gallons of water were dispensed from a single machine in three years, and that includes both hot and cold availability. It’s a tremendously successful changeover.”

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Shipping and Transport Less obvious but just as effective in creating savings are the efforts toward eliminating unnecessary travel. “There isn’t an empty truck traveling between locations,” Jeppe states. “All transports are transparent—made available for everyone to see using Outlook and other communications tools. So if a truck is going from one of our branches in, say, Tennessee to another in North Carolina, anyone who needs to send something along that route can add it to the current load. It’s called ‘packing a better lunch.’ There is constant communication between departments to fulfill this directive.” Smaller parcel shipments not handled by ALL’s own fleet also provide opportunities for conservation and savings. A consolidation service called Unishippers now handles small-package transport for ALL across its entire North American footprint. Because the whole company is enrolled in the program, Unishippers offers ALL a healthy discount. It successfully locates the best rates and arranges pickup and delivery, eliminating numerous separate accounts with companies such as UPS, DHL, and FedEx. Instead, Unishippers disperses business from under its own umbrella, saving ALL both time and money in the process. Transport costs can also be reduced for day-to-day purchasing, using a simple and logical idea called sourcing local. “Buyers for ALL consider every classification of products that fuel the business: safety supplies, office supplies, even hoses and shop accessories,” Jeppe says. “Shop buckets are a great example. We used to buy our buckets over the Internet, but we’ve found a company near our main shop that sells the exact same thing. Our trucks routinely roll past their facility. It’s a ‘Why not?’ concept. And, again, the savings are notable.” Fuel Finally, there’s that unavoidable expense every company engaged in engine-powered equipment operation incurs: fuel. Because they have perhaps the most modern, technologically advanced fleet, many of ALL’s cranes are equipped with Tier 4 engines—an EPA-mandated upgrade that ensures dramatically cleaner-burning diesel engines. ALL is proud that its equipment already emits significantly cleaner air, which benefits everyone. And despite the higher initial purchase cost and maintenance costs, which

are real considerations, the new engine technology offers improved fuel economy. ALL has also made it policy that all new tractors purchased must be equipped with automatic transmissions. Although it’s an expensive undertaking and is not mandated by the EPA or the industry itself, it does pay off in fuel savings. Recent reports on new transmission technology indicate

“ For 50 years we’ve worked to achieve excellence at every level. Each time we exceed an industry standard it becomes our normal operating procedure.

” that an automatic transmission’s ability to match gear ratio to operating conditions does a better job of creating fuel economy. While previously it was left to the driver to assess proper gear usage, new automatic transmissions remove the guesswork, thanks to the seamless communication between the engine and the transmission. “This is huge,” says Jeppe. “No one demanded that we make the change, but we believed it would have a positive effect, so we invested accordingly. And we were right to do so.” ALL also saves fuel by equipping all long-haul sleeper trucks with an auxiliary 10-hp motor to run the heat, air conditioning, and any other electronics that drivers may need in their sleeping quarters. No longer needing to tap a 600-hp motor for basic comforts creates huge efficiencies while still ensuring operators’ comfort. Trucks also are equipped with engine-idle shutdown software that automatically kills the engine when trucks are left standing for prolonged periods of time. Software to facilitate diagnostics is

also standard on all newer trucks. “This analytical software helps us understand if a truck is running rich or lean—thus building efficiencies,” explains Jeppe. Finally, fuel and peak performance go handin-hand. Cranes are expertly maintained both when they come off rent and at predetermined maintenance intervals—even if the unit is on a long-term rental. And, beyond cranes, ALL has a fully dedicated Truck Shop. “We keep every single vehicle in top condition,” says Jeppe. “Every unit is on a regular maintenance schedule. A road vehicle, which travels to other sites for repair assistance or other needs, is inspected every 15,000 miles. A city vehicle, one that remains at a job site, is checked every 10,000 miles. They’re inspected at different intervals because it’s our job to keep customers going no matter what, but it keeps the machines running more efficiently as well,” he explains. The same goes with tires. ALL’s dedicated Tire Shop is specifically tasked with confirming that every vehicle operates at the optimum level. “Fuel consumption is measurably affected by tire inflation levels, and at a place like ALL, where so many vehicles are in use, the savings we achieve by maintaining proper pressure are easily quantifiable,” Jeppe says. Leading the Future The fact is, when it comes to the “reuse, renew, recycle” philosophy, most companies are perpetually playing catchup. ALL has tried to keep sharing new ideas from branch to branch instead of forcing umbrella policies from the top down. This has ensured right-sized and right-timed solutions. And because ALL has such a thorough and consistent maintenance philosophy, green policy goes hand in hand with keeping the fleet running more efficiently. “For 50 years we’ve worked to achieve excellence at every level. Each time we exceed an industry standard it becomes our normal operating procedure,” says Jeppe. “The same goes for our green policy. We’ve always worked smart and been receptive to better ideas. We embrace change here at ALL. We believe that employing an active green policy and continually striving to achieve energy savings is a two-fold win We save money, making ourselves a more efficient provider of cranes and crane-related services for customers. But doing the right thing for sustainability purposes is a massive challenge with very rewarding results. When we implement a new policy or just get better at existing ones, we go home better people because we’re helping to create a better world.”


Industrial Cranes

1 Broderson IC-200-3F, S/N 158435, 2006, 15 USt, Dual Fuel, 50' Main Boom, 15' Jib, 2-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Steer, Headlight and Taillight Grilles. Unit #9556. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $85,000.00 2 Shuttlelift 7755, S/N 320705, 2007, 22 USt, Cummins QSB5.9L Turbo Diesel, 67' Main Boom, 17' Jib, 4-Wheel Steer. Unit #9788. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $240,000.00

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3 Shuttlelift 5540F, S/N 320881, 2008, 15 USt, GM 4.3 D/F Engine, 41' Main Boom, 15' Jib. Unit #DL1118MLW. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $110,000.00 4 Broderson IC-80-3G, S/N 545046, 2006, 9 USt, GM Dual Fuel, 30' Main Boom, 10' Jib, 4-Wheel Steer. Unit #9294. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $60,000.00 5 Broderson IC-80-3F, S/N 374296, 1999, 15 USt, Confidential D/F Engine, 37' 5" Main Boom, 10' Jib. Unit #9144. Located in Marietta, Ohio. $28,000.00 6 Shuttlelift 5540, S/N 130807-05, 2005, 15 USt, GM Dual Fuel, 41' Main Boom, 15' Jib. Unit #9235. Located in Atlanta, Ga. $75,000.00 7 Broderson IC-35-2B, S/N 33619, 1999, 4 USt, Ford Dual Fuel, 19' Main Boom, 8' Jib. Unit #9118. Located in Wilmington, N.C. $30,000.00 5




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5 Mantis 14010, S/N 140-150, 2005, 70 USt, Cummins Diesel, 111' Main Boom, 50' Jib, Aux Hoist, Air Conditioned, LMI and Anti-Two-Block. Unit #9086. Located in Milwaukee, Wis. $415,000.00


6 Link-Belt LS218, S/N B6L18-8941, 1998, 100 USt, 160' Main Boom, 30' Jib, New Paint. Unit #8078. Located in Raleigh, N.C. $360,000.00 7 Manitowoc 3900W, S/N 395123, 1975, 140 USt, Cummins Diesel, 180' Main Boom, 30' Jib. Unit #2793. Located in Chicago, Ill. $285,000.00 8 Link-Belt LS 248H SII, S/N H318-9629, 1998, 200 USt, Isuzu Diesel Engine, 200' Main Boom, 30' Jib, Two Drums, New Paint. Unit #8968. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa. $800,000.00 5


9 Manitowoc 222, S/N 2221048, 2000, 100 USt, Cummins 6CTA8.3L Turbo Diesel, 160' Main Boom, 30' Jib. Unit #7397. Located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. $375,000.00 10 Manitowoc 222 Luffing Jib, 120' of luffing jib available for Manitowoc 222. $75,000.00 7


1 Link-Belt LS 138H5, /N N9J4-7425, 2004, 80 USt, Mitsubishi Diesel, 150' Main Boom, 30' Jib. Unit #8638. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $425,000.00


2 Manitowoc 111, S/N 1180507, 1998, 80 USt, Cummins 6CTA8.3L Turbo Diesel, Third Drum, 160' Main Boom, 30' Jib. Unit #8324. Located in Mississauga, Ont. $250,000.00 3 Mantis 20010, S/N 200-101, 2008, 100 USt, Cummins Diesel (875 Hours), 128' Main Boom, 35' Extension Jib + 25' Jib = Total Jib 60'. Full-View Cab provides up to 20-degree operator tilt, Rear and Winch View, Cameras and Electronic Control Module, Remotely Controlled Lighting Package, Aux Hoist. Unit #10299. Located in Tampa, Fla. $925,000.00



4 Terex HC110, S/N AC4362, 2008, 110 USt, Cummins Diesel, Three Drums, 150' Main Boom. Unit #10283. Located in Elkhart, Ind. $650,000.00

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Where: The ARI-HETRA HDML Mobile Lifting System is being rolled out at all of the ALL Family of Companies’ yards. Rollout has been completed for about half of the company’s North American footprint. Five sets were added in 2013 alone. Why: “Our technicians are the heart and soul of this company,” says Michael L. Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies. “Our customers expect a perfect lift when they call ALL. What makes that possible is a perfectly maintained fleet.”

Shop Focus:

The company reports that it constantly challenges itself to find ways to build a bridge between inspection, service, and maintenance and a safer, easier, and more pleasurable work experience for its employees. The ARI-HETRA system is just part of this connection. How: ALL ensures that its newest shop equipment meets everyone’s approval, especially the staff for which it’s intended. New equipment is brought into the shop, including all the options, and technicians are encouraged to test it over the course of a few days. For oil changes, brake work, whatever is on the standard docket— service personnel are encouraged to integrate the sampling of new equipment into their normal workday, and then they are asked to share feedback.

Increased Efficiency Lift Gets a


Customer efficiency, safety, and overall satisfaction are the hallmarks of any ALL Family of Companies lift. But they don’t end with the customer’s experience. ALL is investing in new lifting technology within its service shops and, in so doing, has improved not only the performance of their service technicians, but their workplace experience as well. What: ARI-HETRA Lifts eliminate on-your-back maintenance, a critical factor in shop safety and fatigue. The ARI-HETRA HDML Mobile Lifting System, which replaces towmotors and permanent, fixed jacking systems, is a series of 100% portable mobile column units that can be rolled into and out of position easily. In a matter of seconds, cranes and trucks are elevated above service technicians’ heads, allowing easy walk-under maintenance or inspection. A second parts-lift jacking system lifts parts, tools, components, and/or needed assemblies to the elevated undercarriage, dramatically reducing technician fatigue and stress. All lift systems include numerous safety features, such as weight gauges and overload protection. 18 | 800-232-4100

Larry Jeppe, parts manager with ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. and designated champion of the ARI-HETRA system rollout, says the hands-on involvement of service technicians has facilitated the integration of new technologies. “It breaks down barriers. We don’t push new technologies down the line; rather, we are asking our staff to try everything out and tell us what they like and why. When our guys see labor savings, they want the equipment and take care of it. We get efficiencies and the company saves money. We get less turnover because we eliminate the pain points that wear down some really smart men. Frankly, their time is better spent working faster and smarter versus harder and longer.” “We recently put in ARI-HETRA lifts at our ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp. location in Apopka, Fla.,” Jeppe says. “We provided day-long demonstrations and actively solicited the opinions of the guys intended to use them. In this case, guys were used to having to roll under vehicles, getting up and down, rolling back and forth as they worked. But with the ARI-HETRA lifts in place, they can actually walk under the vehicle, and repairs are easier, faster, and a lot more comfortable. They love it!” The key was getting people involved. Jeppe offers a scenario for the new lift system in action. Four jacks, each with a 15,000-lb capacity, are rolled into place, and within seconds, a tractor weighing nearly 25,000 lbs is lifted above the heads of service technicians. A hydraulic lift then moves an oil pan up to and below the engine. When the oil drains into this pan, it flows immediately to a wheeled cart waiting below. This cart is then rolled to a standing oil containment tank where the used oil is pumped into the tank. The tank is directly plumbed to a Clean Burn heating system that pulls the newly acquired fuel into its system to heat the shop. This is the modern shop. And ALL is proud to be a driver of change. 19

Boom & scissor lifts




1 Grove T60, S/N 256003, 2000, Deutz Diesel Engine, 60' Telescopic Boom, 4x4. Unit ZAM757. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $13,000.00 2 Grove A60J, S/N 257115, 2001, Cummins Diesel Engine, 60' Articulating Boom, 4x4. Unit Z9117. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $21,000.00 3 Snorkel TB42, S/N 982977, 1998, Deutz Diesel Engine, 42' Telescopic Boom, 4x4. Unit #J9029TOL. Located in Toledo, Ohio. $8,500.00


4 Grove A125J, S/N 255100, 2000, Cummins Diesel Engine, Foam-Filled Tires, 125' Articulating Boom, 4x4. Unit #ZAM674. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $34,000.00 5 Snorkel TB60, S/N 983037, 1998, Deutz Diesel Engine, Foam-Filled Tires, 60' Telescopic Boom, 4x4. Unit #Z6719. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $13,000.00


6 Snorkel ATB60, S/N 993971, 1999, Ford Dual Fuel Engine, FoamFilled Tires, 60' Articulating Boom, 4x4. Unit #ZA7433. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $14,500.00


7 JLG 150HAX, S/N 0300024038, 1996, Cummins Diesel Engine, Foam-Filled Tires, 150' Articulating Boom, 4x4. Unit #K2520. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $85,000.00





5 1 Skyjack SJ 7127, S/N 343034, 2006, Diesel Engine, 27' Scissor Lift, 4x4. Unit #K1642. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $14,500.00 2 MEC 3247ES, S/N 10001763, 2008, Battery Powered, 32' Scissor Lift, 2x4. Unit #K2396. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $13,000.00


3 Genie GS-3268 RT, S/N GS6805-43475, 2005, Kubota Dual Fuel Engine, 32' Scissor Lift, Non-Marking Tires, 4x4. Unit #K2153. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $10,000.00 4 Skyjack SJ 7135, S/N 341113, 2005, Kubota Diesel Engine, 35' Scissor Lift, 4x4. Unit #G403ATL. Located in Atlanta, Ga. $14,000.00 5 Snorkel S1930, S/N JU05406, 2005, Battery Powered, 19' Scissor Lift, 2x4. Unit #G418ATL. Located in Richfield, Ohio. $3,500.00

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Equipment from a rental fleet is also typically well-maintained, as the expectation of rent-ready condition is part of their daily business model. When considering equipment from a rental fleet, consider the service philosophy within the service philosophy. Is the rental house constantly running thin on capital, an important consideration as the industry recovers from the financial crisis? Do they have shareholders in need of annual distributions? This need for short-term capital and the appearance of a “cash-rich” business makes investing in expensive service secondary. Ask other questions. Does the seller “own” ongoing service superiority with full documentation? Do they sell exclusively from their own fleet? Do they know every detail about the condition of each piece of available equipment?

Standards of Sale: ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. has tremendous experience in the sale of the highest quality used equipment. Encouraging buyers to do their homework before making what might seem to be a wise purchase is a business practice they not only support, but also fully endorse.

Market Trends

Many factors contribute to the value and excellence of any piece of equipment, details that cannot be overlooked when considering any large equipment purchase. Conversely, many factors can negatively impact the value of equipment. This is where the homework approach can save a buyer time and trouble.

Equipment appearances can be misleading, as can sellers—even those with whom you have worked before. Starting fresh—meaning evaluating each purchase, no matter where or from whom—is absolutely paramount. “Approximate value” can be misleading; age, condition, and current market trends are the real hallmarks of price and value for the customer. Provable Service Doesn’t Lie; Promises of Service Can Without a doubt, service history is the greatest indicator of a machine’s value. A smart buyer considers the maintenance

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philosophy of the seller as the most important factor in evaluating value, period. There are many types of equipment owners from whom customers can buy, and each has a specific service philosophy. Auction houses and brokers, for example, have tremendous supply, but as receivers of equipment with the sole intention of making a quick resale, the burden of service does not rest with them. By contrast, owner/operators, for example, tend to baby their equipment. It is an important asset and they take care of it. But they can’t offer selection, so the perfect meeting of a buyer with a specific need and an owner/operator meeting that need is a rare moment.

Make a House Call Nothing should make you, the buyer of a crane, happier than if you can talk with the service manager who has been charged for years with keeping your potential new crane working like, well, new. The guy who did the work— or paid for it—should always have maintained records. Seeing for yourself the paperwork for oil changes, filter

The Investigative Style

Don’t Rely on Past Experiences Relying solely on trust is an unreliable way to make the best purchase. Sadly, a familiar seller’s circumstances can change, as can his maintenance style, and thus, his ethics. Particularly in a down economy, a seller may have to cut corners by selling off portions of initially intact equipment, such as a proper block and ball, load pins, cables, and counterweight, all of which have individual value and can be sold off independent of the machine they’re meant to accompany. A buyer needs to study the original equipment list and thoroughly inspect the machine to be sure what they expect to receive is truly what is for sale. Also, be aware that current market values can and do fluctuate according to the health of the industry. A crane valued at $600,000 in a down economy may nearly double in worth within as little as three years, depending on economic indicators. Sellers can do little or nothing to change this, though a reliable seller will continue to maintain his equipment, regardless of market conditions.

changes, transmission repairs, and brake jobs, among other maintenance tasks or repairs, is the surest guarantee of a indicator of condition. And when you talk to service managers, you will know the good ones from the bad almost immediately. Do they take pride in their shops? Are the tools of their trade stateof-the-art or vintage? And, of course, do they know the machine you are considering buying? Even when a fleet is vast, a service manager knows which equipment they have taken care of—it is just part of who they are. Finally, if for some reason you, the buyer, are not wholly familiar with the equipment you’re considering, bring along an expert. The money you’ll save by having his invaluable advice will be worth the price you’ll pay for his time. Consider also spot-checking the original manufacturer’s list of parts—is everything there that should be? At ALL, we know that the life of a crane depends on its care. Gaining ready access to that information is what will determine whether you receive value equal to the price you pay. In the world of used equipment, it’s the only way to go.



1 Lull 844C-42, S/N 99W20P22-1836, 1999, 8,000-lb Capacity, John Deere Turbo Diesel Engine, Enclosed Cab, 42' Telescopic Reach. Unit #8456. Located in Raleigh, N.C. $16,000.00 2 Gradall 544D-10, S/N 0160002417, 2003, 10,000-lb Capacity, John Deere Diesel Engine, 54' Telescopic Reach. Unit #G381ATL. Located in Atlanta, Ga. $34,000.00 3 Lull 944E-42, S/N 0160015311, 2005, 9,000-lb Capacity, Cummins Diesel Engine, Foam-Filled Tires, Enclosed Cab, Work Lights, 48” Tilt Carriage, Strobe Light, 42' Telescopic Reach. Unit #9205. Located in Chicago, Ill. $42,000.00 4 SkyTrak 8042, S/N 0160036210, 2008, 8,000-lb Capacity, Cummins Diesel Engine, Enclosed Cab, Light Kit, Block Heater, Beacon, Tilting Carriage, Foam-Filled Tires, 42' Telescopic Reach. Unit #10122. Located in Marietta, Ohio. $64,000.00

6 Gradall 534C-6, S/N 00AL25W24-1378, 2000, 6,000-lb Capacity, Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine, 34' Telescopic Reach, 50" Tilt Carriage, Open Cab, 48" Pallet Forks. Unit #7530. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa. $30,000.00



7 Gradall 534D9-45, S/N 0644364, 2001, 9,000-lb Capacity, Diesel Engine, 45' Telescopic Reach. Unit #361ORL. Located in Toledo, Ohio. $30,000.00 8 Gradall G6-42P, S/N 0160013877, 2005, 6,000-lb Capacity, John Deere Diesel Engine, 42' Telescopic Reach. Unit #G433ATL. Located in Atlanta, Ga. $42,500.00 9 Lull 1044C-54, S/N 00AB19P19990, 2000, 10,000-lb Capacity, John Deere Diesel Engine, 54' Telescopic Reach, 50" Tilt Carriage, Engine Block Heater, 48" Pallet Forks. Unit #7570. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa. $30,000.00 4

5 Gradall 534C-6, S/N 0388258, 1996, 6,000-lb Capacity, Diesel Engine, New Engine, New Radiator, 34' Telescopic Reach. Unit #Z9542. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $20,000.00





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Solid Equipment



Saves Contractor Money

Thanks to ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp.’s good advice, the iCON Building and Maintenance Company, LLC was able to shave weeks off a job, saving money and thrilling the client.


iCON, which was tasked with the building of a new 234,000-sq-ft warehouse in Ashland, Ohio, had initially inquired about renting a less expensive 40-USt rough-terrain crane. As a repeat customer who’d always been happy with ALL, iCON was amenable to the possibility of pairing a larger, 50-USt capacity RT crane with an MEC Titan Boom™ 40-S self-propelled boom lift. The Titan offers a 4,000-lb capacity (four riders plus a 3,000-lb load), 40-ft extension capability, 8 x 22-ft platform, and three steering modes: 2-wheel, 4-wheel, and crab steer. The MEC Titan Boom™ 40-S easily outperforms even the largest rough-terrain scissor lift.


Because the job involved a large amount of material transport, Eric Wegner, a sales representative for ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. in Cleveland, felt the company would benefit from the Titan Boom, far larger than a scissor lift. 6


1 Air Support Industries 4065 Extendable, S/N 1074144, 1974, Two-Axle, High-Flat Extendable. Unit #CL1276. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $20,000.00


4 Talbert T3BDW45, S/N 40FWK6138K1007840, 1989, Three-Axle, Open Well, Beam. Unit #CL1036. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $36,000.00 5 Talbert 13348A00, S/N 40FSK163XY1019846, 2000, 48 USt Capacity, Three-Axle, Open Well, Beam. Unit #X852. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $38,500.00

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“On jobs like this, builders generally use a smaller crane and two man-lifts,” Wegner says. “Because the iCON team was bridging the roofing joists, I felt that the reaching capacity of a bigger crane, plus the strength of the Titan, would enable the bridging guys to keep pace with the joist setters.” Wegner was right. Typically, a regular man-lift requires multiple trips up and down throughout the day, loading and reloading. With the Titan, however, loading was reduced to two trips per day instead of the previously predicted four.

2 Talbert T3BDW45, S/N 40FWK523XJ1007249, 1988, 45 USt Capacity, Three-Axle, Open Well, Beam. Unit #CL1025. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $25,000.00 3 Talbert T(4)DW-45-HRG1-T1-RC, S/N 40FSK584841022851, 2003, 45 USt Capacity, Three-Axle, Open Well, Lowboy, Drop Side. Unit #CL654. Located in Columbus, Ohio. $48,000.00

ALL currently has two MEC Titans in its fleet, rotating between West Virginia, Canada, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.

6 Transcraft, S/N TC8998, 1976, Four-Axle, Open Well, Step Deck. Unit #CL1531. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $28,500.00 7 Talbert, S/N 401SK5843Y1019829, 2000, 45 USt Capacity, Three Axle, Drop Side, Open Well, Lowboy. Unit #CL237. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $40,000.00 8 Talbert T4DW-45-HRG-1T1-RC, S/N 40FSK584641022850, 2003, 45 USt Capacity, Three-Axle, Drop Side, Open Well, Lowboy. Unit #CL653. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. $40,000.00

Jason Chio is co-owner of iCON Building and Maintenance, LLC in Ashland, Ohio. “I figure we saved two men’s salaries for two weeks,” he says. “The Titan completely paid for itself, and the guys loved it. The first day it arrived on the job, I walked in and found them already in the air. ‘We love it!’ they were telling me. It freed them up to do other work.” Thanks to ALL and the innovative employees at iCON, the job, which was initially planned for five weeks, instead took a mere 10 days, a remarkable savings in time and labor—a perfect example of how true partnership between experienced planners and knowledgeable equipment leaders gets a job done with measurable benefits, including increased productivity and money saved.

DIMENSIONS Length 22 ft 6 in (6.9 m) 22 ft (6.7 m) with ladder removed Height Working: 46 ft (14.2 m) Maximum Drive: 30 ft (9.1 m) Loading: 69 in (1.75 m) With Rails Folded: 79 in (2 m) Width 96 in (2.44 m) 90 in (2.28 m) shipping Weight 23,950 lbs. (10,860 kg) Ground Clearance 18 in (46 cm) Wheelbase 152 in (3.85 m) Turning Radius Inside: 8 ft (2.4 m) Outside: 19 ft (5.8 m)

PERFORMANCE Travel Speed Stowed: 4 mph (6.4 km/h) Elevated: 0.5 mph (0.8 km/h) Gradeability  40% / 22°  Capacity Total: 4,000 lbs. (1,800 kg) Material Load: 3,000 lbs. (1,350 kg) Personnel & Equipment: 1,000 lbs. (450 kg) Platform Height  40 ft (12.2 m) Platform Size Length: 22 ft (6.7 m) Width: 90 in (2.28 m) Horizontal Reach Translation: 55 ft @ 22 ft (16.7 m @ 6.7 m) elevation Raise/Lower Time Boom Lift/Lower: 50/50 sec. Boom Extend / Retract: 30/30 sec.  Rotation Platform: 180° (+90°, -90°)


find yourself out in front of the pack. We invest in the men and women who work at all of our yards because that puts them out in front. They become leaders for the company and leaders for the industry.”

Slow Boat From Germany,

New Ride

Picked Up at Port

On December 10, 2013, Brian Meek, crane operator for ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., picked up his newest ride from the Port of Maryland and proudly drove her home to company headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

This is going to

become a very popular AT once people recognize

what it can do...


North America’s top-ranked fleet by capacity had just received what now has become its new capacity leader, the Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 (900 USt). The crane, ordered six months in advance and anxiously awaited by the ALL Family of Companies, had just arrived at port from Germany, and Meek was excited to collect the machine. While ALL was waiting, for Meek, it was more of a reunion. Meek had already become well-acquainted with the LTM 1750-9.1 as he, along with Jeff Wilkins of Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc. of Hammond, Ind., and Gary Smith, of ALL Crane & Equipment Rental Corp. of Nitro, W.V., had recently returned from Ehingen, Germany, where they recieved two weeks of intensive on-site training. ALL invested in this training and in its team members, because, says Michael L. Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies, “When you hit the ground running, you usually

Meek reports, “We were very fortunate to have the chance to work with the designers, assemblers, and test operators at Liebherr. Learning from them directly was the chance of a lifetime. We spent most of our time on assembly and disassembly. It’s amazing how easily the LTM 1750-9.1 can be broken down for transport,” says Meek. In the past, a job requiring a load chart even approaching a 900-USt capacity meant only a major crawler could do the job. However, that also meant the added cost of the truckloads needed to bring it to the jobsite and, of course, the associated assembly/disassembly effort required. These costs, when added to a customer’s rental costs, are just a normal cost of business when dealing with heavy lifting. Now, however, with the addition of the LTM-1750-9.1 to its fleet, ALL offers a maneuverable, highway-ready AT truck crane that can heft 900 USt and then turn right around and head home. Traveling on a chassis no longer than current 600-USt machines, the LTM1750-9.1 is just 155,000 lbs GVW once the telescopic boom, upper engine, and rear outriggers are removed. An assist crane is needed only for the front outriggers. With the quick-disconnect option, it has a GVW of less than 90,000 lbs. These innovations mean substantial savings in travel costs. And reduced travel costs are sure to please customers. “This is going to become a very popular AT once people recognize what it can do,” notes Meek. “It was the chance of a lifetime to go to Germany and learn firsthand about this great machine. Now John, Jeff, and I will be sharing what we know with other operators. Training is going to be important, since we anticipate great demand. We all felt so fortunate to be chosen by the company to have this opportunity.”

PUTTING 150 FT WITHIN REACH You’re first in line to hear about your customers’ work and the kinds of machines they need to be productive. So when a contractor says they’ve got a big job that needs height, reach and power, we’ve got just the machine they’re looking for. The 1500SJ is the first self-propelled telescopic boom lift that can take operators 150 ft and doesn’t require an oversized load permit. A telescoping jib provides greater work envelope flexibility while 100,000 psi steel provides strong support for work at heights.

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1 New Manitex 40124SHL, Heavy-Lift 40 USt, 124' Boom, Two-Piece Jib, SFO, ready to mount on one of our new Freightliners or Peterbilts or chassis of your choice!






2 2000 National 13105, 30 USt, riding seat crane, 105' Main Boom, mounted on 2000 Freightliner FL-80 chassis. R-1739. 3 2001 Sterling LT9000 Series, Cat Diesel, 9-Speed Transmission, 20 Front and 40 Rear Axles with Locking Rear, A/C with a Manitex 1770C 17 USt mounted on it, 20' Steel Deck. R1744. 4 New National NBT45-127, 45 USt, riding seat crane, 127' Main Boom with 55' telescoping Jib, could be mounted on any of our in-stock chassis. 5 New Manitex 30100C, 30 USt, 100' Boom, Two-Piece Jib, SFO, 20' Structural Steel Bed with Apitong Hardwood Deck, ready to mount on one of our stock chassis or chassis of your choice!


6 1997 Terex 3874, 19 USt, crane 74' Main Boom, mounted on 1997 Ford LT8501 Chassis R-1781. 7 New National NBT30H110, 30 USt, 110' Boom, Two-Piece Jib, SFO 22' Structural Steel Decking with Apitong Hardwood, ready to mount on one of our stock chassis or chassis of your choice!


ALL Crane Rental of Pennsylvania, LLC Uses Grove TMS9000E to Lift Giant Rubber Duck in Pittsburgh

Duck and crane don’t flounder In late September, ALL Crane Rental of Pennsylvania, LLC, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, was on the spot on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pa., for the first U.S. visit of artist Florentijn Hofman’s globe-hopping giant rubber duck. The duck, which was custom built under Hofman’s supervision for each city it visits, required the assistance of a Grove TMS9000E hydraulic lift to be set afloat. Thus far the duck has toured New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Holland, Hong Kong, and France on its goodwill tour of the world. Because the duck is customized for each location it visits, the lift equipment required can vary. In Pittsburgh, the duck was inflated to a height of 40 ft, demanding the services of the TMS9000E, a 110-USt hydraulic crane. Set on 14,000-lb pontoons with a generator that kept it inflated, the duck remained in Pittsburgh for a month. “It’s definitely one of the more unusual lifts we’ve accomplished,” says Michael L. Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies. “We always say we’re prepared for any type of job, and we are. I’m so glad we had the chance to participate in an event that is bringing joy to so many people. We’ve done a lot of lifts over the years, but this was one of the most fun, by far.”

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While other cities around the country vie for the duck’s attention, Pittsburgh enjoyed a little extra attention. Thousands attended its inaugural launch on Friday, September 27, 2013. The duck was meant to promote peace, and Hofman himself says, “The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate between people and doesn’t have a political connotation … The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”


Seeing Is

LTC 1045-3.1 Manufacturer: Liebherr Max Capacity: 45 USt Max Lifting Height: 157 ft (48 m) Max Radius: 128 ft (39 m)

LTC 1045-3.1 at Work:

Carr Industrial Region of Peel Waste Plant — 03/05/13 Carr Industrial was installing three jib cranes on columns, and each of the three hoisting locations required three parts to be initially picked from a lay-down location and then placed. Russ Sutherland, ALL Canada Crane Rental Corp.’s operator, first had to scope out and boom down to pick; second, scope in and boom up to swing each load; and third, scope out and down to place at each set location.


As you can see from the pictures, there was a 15-ft-high concrete wall surrounding the crane and pick/ hoisting locations. With the telescopic cab, Sutherland was able to place himself in a position to allow a bird’s-eye view of all the hoisting locations.

Product profile: LTC 1045-3.1 In late 2012, Liebherr launched the first of what many in the industry call a “city crane.” Compact and nimble, the LTC 1045-3.1 (45 USt) all-terrain crane is uniquely designed to make it a go-to solution in narrow spaces and when a pick’s sight lines are limited. The ALL Family of Companies has three city cranes, two of which are the LTC 1045. Jason Hanna, General Manager of ALL Canada Crane Rental Corp. and ALL Canada Aerials Ltd., has been impressed. They received the company’s first city crane in May 2013 and, according to Jason, “My operators love it. One of my guys, who has 12 years left until retirement, told me he hopes to finish his career on this crane.” What makes the LTC 1045 special is its unique one-cab design. The compact all-terrain crane differs from traditional all-terrain crane design, which, by necessity, has two cabs—one set at the front of the chassis for driving to the job site and the other positioned near the superstructure and utilized for crane operation. The single cab of the LTC 1045 telescopes forward or back for either driving or crane operations. In addition, while performing crane operations, the cab can be boomed up to elevate the operator to over 25 ft (7.8 m), providing the crane operator with an unparalleled view of the work site. In many cases, the improved vantage point eliminates the need for a second signalperson since the pick and place points are in full view. In still others, it allows the operator a direct view of the signalperson, eliminating the need for radio communications or a

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second spotter at ground level. For example, consider the benefit for an operator when working on a one-or two-story building. With the LTC 1045, they can elevate themselves to roof height and easily see a hand signalperson on the roof. More than just offering a better view, the unit is known as a “city crane” because of where it can go. In fact, “compact” is an understatement. Its chassis length can be reduced to 29.25 ft (8.91 m). Add to that its crab steering, and the LTC 1045 becomes perhaps the most maneuverable crane in its class. Ideal for tight city conditions or crowded job sites, the LTC 1045 can offer a minimum turning radius of only 20 ft (6.1 m). It is also low enough to pass through 10-ft-high doorways. “Once customers find out how versatile this crane is, they want to re-rent it to finish the job or use for other jobs,” says Hanna. “It’s deep on features that they love: A long telescoping boom, high capacities, compact dimensions, and extraordinary maneuverability.” The 45-ton crane offers state-of-the-art technology for more practical operation. Its telescoping cab offers the best visibility for road driving positions and crane operations when compared to any two-cab crane. And, for rental customers, the increased productivity and job site safety result in measurable savings.

xpo e n Co 2155 No matter what the application, the t a e LTC 1045 offers the operator a th ran t boo superior view of the work c his ld lo site and of workers t e around the crane. Se Go Liebherr

“We had the LTC 1045 pinned into a recovery pit that had just enough room for the outriggers to be at full extension,” explains Jason Hanna, General Manager of ALL Canada Crane Rental Corp. “Before the crane went to the site, I had the second winch and jib removed from the crane. Because the counterweight swings inside of the outriggers, we were able to rotate 360 degrees (minus the second winch), even with a protection bollard inside the outrigger stance. There was a conveyor that was impeding the boom for one of the hoists, but with the jib removed we gained the clearance required to make the lifts.” The ceiling was 42 ft high at the best spots and only 36 ft where water pipes and air vents were routed. “She fit like a glove,” jokes Sutherland about the tight spot. Carr Industrial was more than happy to use this crane for its ability to get in tight, spot up high, and reduce labor costs by eliminating the secondary signalperson who would have been required to signal the crane.

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Kenneth Bowyer of ALL Crane Rental of Florida Wins Annual Crane Rodeo Competition Will advance to National Competition at ConExpo 2014 The ALL Family of Companies is proud to announce that Kenneth Bowyer, a crane operator from ALL Crane Rental of Florida, LLC, won the 2013 Regional Crane Rodeo competition held in Orlando, Fla., on November 9.

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The rodeo, hosted by the Crane Institute of America and the Florida Crane Owner’s Council, is now in its third year. Officially known as the MCM & CIC Crane Operator Rodeo, the competition was developed by Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Crane & Rigging Hot Line magazine, and Crane Institute Certification, a nationally accredited crane operator certification provider, to underscore the need for safe crane operation. Ken will advance to the National Championship in Las Vegas in March 2014. Prize money totaling approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the winner, as will a special belt, similar to that given more traditional rodeo champions. “It’s not really my thing,” Ken says, “but I am going to wear my special Stetson for the occasion.” Congratulations, Ken! We’re all rooting for you. © ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., an Equal Opportunity Employer