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UpRight of Fresno, Calif., manufacturer of aerial lifts, recently supplied three of its SL30SL (Circle 907) machines to a TV production company filming an advertisement at the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. The iconic bridge is heritage-listed and law forbade the TV crews to touch the structure. Instead, a special effects team “dressed” one of the SL30SLs to look like part of the bridge, and camera crews used the other two lifts.

Cranes were even celebrated in mid-October, as Link-Belt Construction Equipment hosted CraneFest ’06 at its world headquarters in Lexington, Ky. Over 700 crane customers, executives, distributors, press and local guests attended the two-day event.

Attendees were treated to a tour of Link-Belt’s 500,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, while the highlight of the event was a live product demonstration of 26 cranes, including the unveiling of four new cranes. Attendees saw a choreographed show that illustrated new key features and benefits of the Link-Belt crane lineup. After the demonstration, customers were given the opportunity to operate the cranes.

During the show, Link-Belt introduced:

  • The 298 HSL, 230-ton capacity crawler crane;
  • The RTC-8090 Series II, 90-ton capacity, rubber-tired, rough-terrain crane;
  • The RTC-8080 Series II, 80-ton capacity, rubber-tired, rough-terrain crane;
  • The ATC-3250, 250-ton capacity, all-terrain, truck-mounted crane; and
  • A new angle-boom attachment for the 218 HSL crawlercrane.
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