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American Cranes & Transport presents its 14th yearbook ACT100 Index of leading North American companies that own cranes.

The ACT100 is based on total fleet hub capacity and the North American market has grown significantly over the past year.

Between 2017 and 2018, the number of caterpillars decreased by 111 units. This year, however, it increased by 85 units for a total of 3,198 cranes. An indication that crawler sales have improved over the past twelve months.

The number of mobile cranes with wheels increased again this year from 15,944 in 2018 to 16,347 in 2019 and the combined lifting capacity of the ACT100 Companies also rose 182,792 US tons. But how did the companies fare separately?

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Top 10 North American Crane Companies 2019

10. Deep South Crane & Rigging

With global services ranging from the rental of raw cranes to turnkey heavy duty and heavy haulage solutions, Deep South uses its 241 wheel and 26 crawler cranes. The family-run company has been in operation since 1986 and now has a fleet with a load capacity of 57,525 tons ACT100 as last year.

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A WO Grubb crane in operation

9. WHERE Grubb

WO Grubb’s fleet of 76 crawlers and 284 wheeled mobile cranes holds the number nine and can lift up to 58,199 tons. Founded in 1962, the company operates 15 branches across the country and employs more than 450 people.

8. Buckner heavy duty cranes

Buckner is again in eighth place this year. The 70-year history includes projects such as the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Arthur Ashe Stadium and the test stands of the Stennis Space Center. Together, Buckner’s 141 crawler and 12-wheel mobile cranes have a lifting capacity of 70,834 tons.

7. Barnhart Crane & Rigging

The family-run company was founded in Tennessee and has more than 40 locations in the United States, offering everything from crane rental to freight logistics. With a fleet of 466 mobile and 45 crawler cranes, Barnhart has a total lifting capacity of 72,512 tons and a Demag CC 8800 is the largest crane.Full info button for premium content

6. TNT Crane & Rigging

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A TNT crane in an industrial plant

With a total load capacity of 89,911 tons, it is clear that the 1,700 TNT employees make good use of the company’s 621 wheeled and 49 caterpillar units. Operating nationally, the company has grown rapidly over the years and has gained expertise and reach through mergers with companies such as RMS Crane, Allison Crane & Rigging, and Greenergy, to name a few.

5. Mammoet Americas

Mammoet was again in fifth place and thanks to its heavy haulage and transport services, it became the largest crane company in the world. The company’s fleet of 136 crawlers and 528 mobile units on wheels operates in a wide variety of markets, from petrochemicals to energy and civil infrastructure to nuclear, ports and mining. A 5,000-ton Mammoet PTC 200 ring crane completes the company’s fleet and contributes well to its lifting capacity of 99,689 tons in North America.

4. Lampson International

Another non-mover on the ACT100Lampson’s global business is based on its expertise and a fleet of 438 cranes. The 389 caterpillars and 69 mobile wheeled units have been used for all types of projects, from ports to power plants to infrastructure, and have a total lifting capacity of 125,615 tons.

3. ALL corporate family (ALL assembly and crane rental)

This year ALL Family has slipped one place to third place ACT100. ALL Family is one of the largest private crane rental and sales companies in North America with 36 offices and a fleet lifting capacity of 173,733 tons. The 341 crawler and 1,903 wheeled mobile units operate under the trade names ALL, Central, Dawes, Jeffers and ALT.

2. Bigge Crane and Rigging Company

Bigge has been in operation for more than 100 years and is now the second largest crane company in North America, having moved up one place last year. With 927 mobile wheels and 224 track units, crowned by a 1,100-ton Liebherr LR 11000, the company has a total lifting capacity of 180,858 tons. Bigge’s 1,100 employees provide the company’s nationwide services in 18 offices across the continent.

1. Maxim Crane Works

As in doubt, Maxim takes first place ACT100 once again. The company with 55 branches and 3,615 employees has a breathtaking total capacity for fleet lifts of 698,535 tons. This enormous lifting weight comes from the company’s 505 crawlers and 2,715 mobile cranes.

To view the full list of ACT100 Download the June issue of ACT magazine here or download the June issue of ACT magazine.

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A branch of Maxim Crane Works

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