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JekkoUSA wins Best in Show at Glass Build America
JekkoUSA was one of two companies selected from 350 exhibitors to receive the "Best in Show" award for "Best Product Handling Machinery Booth" at the 2012 Glass Build America in Las Vegas, September 12-14. Voting for the award was cast by the attendees of GlassBuild America over the first two days of the show.
Jekko Crane Assists with Statue of Liberty Restoration
Visit Jekko USA at the Electric Power Conference
On May 15-17, Jekko USA will be displaying three of its compact Jekko Minicranes at the Electric Power Conference in Baltimore.
Jekko Minicranes are compact crawler cranes designed to provide lifting and maneuvering capabilities in confined work areas. Each of these versatile cranes is ideal for operating in interior project spaces while still giving operators lifting capacities ranging from 1.2 to 4.0 tons.
In addition to their surprising lifting capacity, the Jekko Minicranes' man-machine interface system gives operators precision control, which offers some of the highest safety measures available in the industry. Applications for these cranes include glass handling and installation, HVAC, infrastructure repair, utility maintenance, precast concrete installation and more.
Come visit Jekko USA at Booth 905, take a closer look at the Jekko models on display and talk with the team of Jekko experts. Jekko is proud to be both a Beverage Station sponsor, and one of the Harley Davidson giveaway contest sponsors.
For more information, click here to visit the Electric Power Conference site.
JekkoUSA announces partnership with United Rentals
JekkoUSA is pleased to announce it has finalized a partnership with Greenwich, Connecticut-based United Rentals for the retail sale and rental of its Jekko minicranes. United Rentals is a leader in the field of equipment rentals, with more than 850 locations across the United States.
"United Rentals is now a primary source of Jekko minicranes for the glass handling, automotive, aviation, municipal, power generation and other markets," said JekkoUSA CEO Bernie Faloney.
This new partnership adds an important component to the United Rentals crane fleet to be able to handle facilities management, maintenance and industrial projects.
Jekko and Fassi featured in American Crane & Transport
The Jekko man-machine interface (JEMMI) and Fassi's radio remote control were featured in an article about remote control technology in the May 2012 issue of American Crane & Transport. The article outlined the different ways in which remote control technology improves the function and safety of crane operation.
Jekko and its exclusive distributor JekkoUSA was featured in this April 2012 Crane & Rigging Hot Line Spotlight column on mini cranes. The magazine interviewed JekkoUSA president Bernie Faloney at the November 2011 Lift & Access Showcase in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Fascan Enters Exclusive Agreement to Distribute Jekko Minicranes, Creates New Company, Jekko USA, to Market Line
Fascan International, exclusive U.S. distributor of Fassi Cranes, announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Ormet SpA of Italy to supply Jekko Minicranes to the U.S. market through a new company, Jekko USA.
Jekko USA, which will be managed as a partner company to Fascan International, will assume the former sales and service functions of Minnesota-based C4 Cranes, which will no longer carry the line.
Jekko Minicranes are compact crawler cranes designed to provide lifting and maneuvering capabilities in confined work areas. The Jekko crane's unique design allows for a higher load capacity and lighter boom than similar-sized cranes. Jekko 's integrated CAN-BUS microprocessor system gives operators precision control, which offers some of the highest safety measures available in the industry.
Each crane is equipped with retractable, stabilizing outriggers and is ideal for operating in interior project spaces. These versatile machines give operators lifting capacities ranging from 1.2 to 4.0 tons.
Applications for Jekko minicranes include glass handling and installation, steel erection, HVAC, infrastructure repair, utility servicing, precast concrete installation and more.
"The addition of Jekko products complements our substantial line of small-, medium- and heavy-duty equipment," said Bernie Faloney, Fascan's president and CEO. "By creating Jekko USA to market these unique cranes, we will broaden the choices we offer our customers and gain access new markets."
When Mark Hawry with Ambius saw the Jekko minicrane at a trade show nearly a year ago and met Keith Shank of Jekko USA they came up with a lifting solution that Ambius was trying to work out. Royal Caribbean was building a 1.5 billion dollar cruise ship, the largest in the world, and in the middle of the ship a "Central Park" with 52 trees and over 1500 plants were to be installed in the park. The plants could be manhandled but the trees could weigh up to 1,000 pounds. Royal Caribbean would not allow any flammable liquids onboard and with limited room to work and areas to set up left only one solution. The Jekko SPD360C+ with its 4,000 pound capacity, multiple outriggers settings and 100% battery powered, it was the easy choice. When Oasis of the Seas arrived in Florida Anthony Crane had there 650 ton Demag to do the lifting of all products into Central Park including the Jekko. Keith Shank with Jekko USA stated "The Jekko minicrane worked perfect. The hardest part was with all the different lifts not once could we put the outriggers in the same position. We had to set the minicrane up in walkways of the park that Ambius had covered with non-flame plywood to protect the tile walkways. With about 40 other people and carts loaded with plants all in the same area, this was definitely one of the most unique and tightest jobs we have ever done. We would not have wanted to miss it for the world". Mark Hawry with Ambius stated "We had realized early on that it was going to take an innovative approach to fulfill our clients' wishes that we install 52 large specimen trees in a single day to create their centerpiece Central Park on this landmark ship. This would simply have been impossible to achieve without the Jekko crane and your adept handling of it. The Jekko crane was small enough with the legs retracted to move easily through the tight walkways in the park, yet was perfectly capable of lifting our largest 25 foot trees". Keep watch as National Geographic was there filming all of this for an upcoming show.
Mark Hawry with Ambius Global
Mark, responsible for the project Oasis of the Seas, works with Ambius Global since 1995 in the Project Development division . Ambius is the global expert in providing interior landscaping for almost any environment, from boutique hotels to shopping centres and international corporate headquarters, hospitals, schools and even cruise ships. Their vision is to enhance the total workplace by engaging all the five senses to create harmonious environments that are more creative and productive. Ambius is the largest tropical plant provider in the US (and the world) having 45 branch offices in the US alone.
The vessel was ordered by Royal Caribbean International in February 2006. Her keel was laid down on 12 November 2007 at STX Europe (formerly Aker Yards) in Turku, Finland. The ship was completed and turned over to Royal Caribbean on 28th October 2009.The Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world, the record was previously of the Freedom of the Seas owned by the same company.
When Royal Caribbean built the Oasis and Allure of the seas, in there "Central Park" they planted over 100 trees and 1000 plants. Many of the trees weighed as much as 1,000 lbs. and could not be lifted by the workers planting. Being they do not allow any flammable liquids on there ships the ONLY choice was the Jekko SPD360C+ with it's 100% battery power and the ease of setting up the outriggers in multiple positions, made the job easy to handle and we were able to help the planting crew get done ahead of schedule.
Class and type
Oasis class cruise ship
225,282 Gross Tonnage
360 m (1,181 ft)
47 m (154 ft)
60.5 m (198 ft)
72 m (236 ft) above water line
9.3 m (31 ft)
22.55 m (74 ft)
16 passenger decks
3 x Wärtsilä 12V46D engines (13,860 kW/18,590 hp each) 3 x Wärtsilä 16V46D engines (18,480 kW/24,780 hp each)
3 x 20 MW ABB Azipod, all azimuthing
22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)
5,400 passengers double occupancy; 6,296 total
Oasis of the Seas Photo Gallery
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