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13LIFTINGDIVISIONLink-BeltTCC-750ShowcaseEventEXCITEMENTBUILDSASTCC-750SPOTENTIALISRECOGNIZEDWWiththehotconstructionmarketinOhiocranesareindemand.InrecognitionofthegrowinginterestincranesColumbusEquipmentCompanysLiftingDivisioninvitedcustomerstocheckoutthenewLink-BeltTCC-750tele-scopiccrawlercraneandseethecompanysnewcorpo-rateheadquartersonJuly16.WehavehadalotofinterestinthenewLink-BelttelecrawlerandappreciatethefactsomanycustomerstookadvantageoftheopportunitytoseetheunitsaidBobWebervicepresidentforproductsupportandheadofColumbusEquipmentsLiftingDivision.Link-BeltproductspecialistsandColumbusEquipmentstaffwereonhandatthewell-attendedeventtoanswerquestionsaboutthenewTCC-750aswellasnew30-tonand65-tonroughterrainunitstheRTC-8030andRTC-8065.AllthreecranesarebeingaddedtotheexistingColumbusEquipmentcranerentalfleet.The75-tontelecrawlerisofparticularinterestbecauseithassomanyapplicationsandworksinsomanydifferentmarketsWebersaid.Ourcustomersarejustbeginningtorealizeitspotential.AlongwithgeneralliftingdutiestheTCC-750issuitedforbridgeworkfoundationspowertransmissionlinesandthegasandoilindustry.Itsacrawlersoitcangoany-whereacontractorneedsit.Theunitisdesignedforquickmobilizationandtransportsinjustoneortwoloads.The75-tonistherightsizefortheOhiomarketWebersaid.Someofourcustomerswanttoreplacean80-tonlatticecraneora75-tonroughterraincranewiththe75-tontelescopiccrawlerforalotoftheworktheyaredoing.Heisseeingdemandforcranesinsectorsincludinginfrastructureenergyandgeneralconstruction.DemandforcranesisfollowingtheoverallmarketactivityWebersaid.HoweverColumbusEquipmenthasalsoaddedtobothitsrentalfleetandusedinventoryinthepastfewyearsandcontractorsaretakingadvantageofthegreateravailabilityofmachineshesaid.ColumbusEquipmenthasalonghistoryofsellingandsupportingcranesgoingbacktoLimacranesinthecompanysfirstyear1952.WearehappytobealignedwithLink-BeltWebercommented.Theyareawonderfulmanufacturertoworkwithnotonlyfromthestandpointofthequalityoftheirproductsbutthequalityoftheirpeople.Link-Beltisdefinitelytopoftheline.The75-tontelecrawlerisofparticularinterestbecauseitworksinsomanydifferentmarkets.Ourcustomersarejustbeginningtorealizeitspotential.BobWeberVPProductSupportColumbusEquipmentCompanyLink-BeltManagerofNorthAmericanSalesSkeeterCollinssecondpictureleftandDistrictSalesManagerGaryRiceattendedtheJuly16theventwithmanyColumbusEquipmentCompanylifting-industrycustomers.