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Pictured (left to right): Jennifer Ziegler, Covey Crane Service, Raymond Ziegler, President, Covey Crane Service, Katie Pharaoh, Sales Manager, Empire Crane Co.

November 7, 2018 

Covey Crane Service adds New 45-Ton Capacity Manitex

Covey Crane Service of Spencerport, NY has just added a new Manitex TC45142C, 45-ton capacity boom truck to their fleet. They purchased it from their local Manitex dealer Empire Crane Company, who has sold over 25 Manitex boom trucks in 2018 alone. Raymond Ziegler, president of Covey Crane said “we chose to purchase a Manitex boom truck again, because of our great experience with the 40124SHL and Empire Crane.”

The Manitex TC450 series telescopic cranes are built to be versatile machines that can accomplish a variety of jobs that Ziegler or other owner operators may come across in their day to day work. The crane features a 142’ boom, telematics, significant cab upgrades, and a LMI system. “The twin steer, tandem axles, radio remote outrigger controls, and the fact that it’s a Manitex, make it stand out to me” Ziegler says.

The crane was first used last week to replace the HVAC system at the Penfield, NY library.

Covey Crane Service is a taxi crane company based out of Spencerport, NY and operating in all upstate NY communities. They are proud to say that their fleet is fully made up of American-made equipment. They are fully insured, OSHA trained, NYS certified, and focused on improving safety in their everyday operations. For more information, visit

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Darrin's Crane Service Purchases 2007 National 13110

Darrin Lazorchak of Darrin’s Crane Service in East Hanover, NJ has purchased a used 2007 National 13110 on a Sterling LT9513. Darrin had the crane painted and lettered with his company logo and information. 

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Terex Number Nine for Elmer W. Davis, Inc.

Friday October 5th Elmer W. Davis, Inc. picked up their new 2018 Terex BT28106 boom truck from Empire Crane Company, LLC in Syracuse, NY. The BT28106 will be the 9th Terex (4th BT28106) in their continually growing crane fleet. Elmer W. Davis, Inc. is the largest roofing contractor in NY and have become particulary fond of Terex cranes. Superintendent Damon Runyon expressed the “ease of service” with his Terex machines, “they are reliable cranes with almost no downtime”.

With a 28USt capacity, 106’ boom and 30’-47’ jib, they have found the Terex BT28106 to be the crane for them. It offers a modular, dual-control console for operation from either side of the crane, work area definition, and high-performance hydraulics. Carl Benson, Fleet Manager said “the boom length, and jib length, fits our roofing needs’ ‘the rapid mobility of a boom truck makes things a lot easier and we don’t have to worry about transportation or set-up and take-down time.”

The crane’s first job will be a roofing at the Wegmans Supermarket in Fairmount NY.

Elmer W. Davis, Inc. is a roofing and sheet metal contractor that has been in business for over 80 years. They are the largest roofing contractor in New York State and during peak season have as many as 300 employees working in the field. Elmer W. Davis, Inc is owned and operated from Rochester, NY and they travel to jobs throughout central & western New York

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August 30, 2018 

Empire Crane Delivers 2018 Demag AC 130-5 to Bob Hegarty’s North Jersey Crane Services, LLC

Empire Crane Company’s Mike Andrews has delivered a new 2018 Demag AC 130-5 to Bob Hegarty’s North Jersey Crane Services LLC in Landing, NJ. Hegarty’s chose the Demag AC130-5 because the capacity and reach will allow them to expand their operating capacities, while updating their fleet. They have had a positive relationship with the Terex/Demag team in the past, and look forward to working with them in the future. 

The AC 130-5’s first job was the first two weeks of August working at a 157’ radius, setting trusses on a new apartment building. Currently it is on a 205’ cell tower project. The new Demag AC 130-5 has a 140 US ton capacity, 196’ 4 sheave, fully telescopic main boom, 93,000lbs counterweight, and IC-1 Demag LMI system. Hegarty’s also owns several Manitex boom trucks ranging from 15 tons to 38 tons, as well as a Demag AC 395.

Catherine Hegarty owner of Hegarty’s commented on the long-standing relationship with the Lonergan brothers (owners of Empire Crane). She said “it’s not our first purchase, and it will not be our last. We love how personal their service is from their NJ location; you do not feel like just a number.”

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July 9, 2018

Accurate Crane Service Receives New 2018 Manitex 2892C from Empire Crane Company 

Empire Crane Company’s has sold a brand new 2018 Manitex 2892C to Accurate Crane Service in Wallingford, CT. The 28 ton boom truck is mounted on a Peterbuilt 348 truck and features out & down outriggers, a 92’ boom, single stage jib, and a Greer LMI.

Steve Bishop, owner and operator of Accurate says, “I chose the Manitex 2892C because it is a little bit smaller and will fit my niche and customer needs better than our other cranes. It is going to be a lot more versatile”. He really enjoyed working with Manitex and the Empire team because of the accommodations they made to help him customize the machine. 

Accurate first purchased from Empire 12 years ago and is now trading in that purchase. Over the years he has worked with Jonelle Alberici in our parts department for any parts needs. Steve says, “I really enjoy working with Jonelle because she has all of my cranes on file, can tell me the specific part numbers I need and the parts at my door within two days. That’s really a priority for me”.

Accurate Crane Service, established in 2004, provides quality crane service throughout the Southern New England region.  Family owned and operated, our team brings over 25 years of experience to every job.  With formal crane operating and rigging training beginning in the US Navy, Accurate provides a variety of services including: steel erection, HVAC lifts, sign & billboard erection, flagpole installation, electric pole installation, and work for building contractors.

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June 26, 2018

New Hire, Gene DiCosta Strengthens Empire Crane’s New England Sales Force

Gene DiCosta is Empire Crane’s newest edition to the New England sales team. Gene will be based in Boston, MA and will serve customers in Massachusetts all of New England. He has an extensive background in both internal and external sales and is excited to be joining the team. Gene believes, “communicating effectively with customers to meet their needs is the most important aspect of sales.”

Gene and co-territory salesman Justin Melvin are putting a strong focus on Magni Rotating Telehandlers. The telehandlers are compact and have a multitude of different attachments making them able to go places and do a variety of different jobs that other cranes just can’t do. They also will be representing Empire’s other lines, Terex cranes, Manitex boom trucks, Tadano Mantis crawlers, Kobelco crawler cranes, Wolffkran tower cranes, and Shuttlelift carrydecks.

Owner and Vice President, Luke Lonergan says, “There is infinite potential in the Boston market with the industry booming, and the technology that powers today’s cranes. When I first started, Boston was my territory and I remember it being as busy as can be’ ‘Gene is a bright young salesman with a lot of motivation and drive. We are confident that he will be a great asset to our team and will provide top notch service to our new and existing customers”.

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April 3, 2018

Magni Demo Day

Empire Crane held a demo of their brand new 2018 Magni RTH 6.35SH to show off what a powerful machine it is. The RTH 6.35SH has a capacity of 13,200lbs and a max height of 114ft. There are many different attachements that fit the Magni product including, winches (as pictured), forks, man baskets, hooks, buckets, jibs, etc. making it an extremely versatile product.

CEO, Luke Lonergan said, "We're glad that so many people could come out and see it. There are so many opportunities for the Magni product in New England". Empire Crane thanks everyone who could attend and hopes to do another demo in the near future. 

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March 12, 2018

Empire Crane Harnesses New Business Opportunities.

As a forward-thinking company, Empire Crane knows that keeping up with industry trends and pursuing a philosophy of innovation will create both stability and expansion for the future. The US crane dealership is increasing its fleet and opening new premises, in order to offer customers the best level of service. As part of its expansion plan, the company has bought two new rotating telehandlers by Magni, for rental purposes, due to increased demand. It has also placed an order for seven new Demag AC 45 City cranes, and will be one of the first distributors in North America to offer the units.
"Magni telehandlers are becoming increasingly popular because of their incomparable versatility," says Luke Lonergan, CEO and vice president of Empire Crane. "They have 360-degree continuous rotation and a number of interchangeable attachments, so they really stand out in today's market. They're compact, easy to transport, very technologically advanced, but are still simple to use. We expect them to grow both our revenue and our customer base, as they are a great asset."
The Magni RTH 6.30 SH has a maximum lift capacity of 6 tonnes (6.61 US tons), a maximum lift height of 29.9 m (97.9ft), and capacity at maximum height of 2.49 tonnes (2.75 US tons). Its sister model, the Magni RTH 6.35 SH, has the same maximum and lift-at-height capabilities, but can reach a height of 34.9 m (114.5 ft). Both models feature Magni's patented quick-fit design that allows for easy switching between attachments such as forks, winches, man-baskets and tyre clamps. This makes them multi-functional as they can be operated as aerial platforms and forklifts.
The AC 45 City is the newest model in the Demag line-up and is compact, easy to transport and versatile. The new 3-axle compact crane has a lift capacity of 45 tonnes (50 US tons), is equipped with a 31.2 m (102.4 ft) long main boom and a maximum system length of 44.2 m (145 ft). With its carrier length of just 7.2 m (23.6 ft) and overhead height of 3.16 m (10.4 ft), the Demag AC 45 City crane is well suited for tight working jobsites and many indoor lift projects.

Internationally known dealer

Empire Crane was founded in 2002 by brothers Luke and Paul Lonergan, after working in the industry for more than two decades. The company offers sales and rental contracts of new and used cranes, spare parts sales, and equipment servicing. Originally based in New York with its name inspired by the state's nickname as the ‘Empire State', the company is headquartered in Syracuse (in New York State), and has branches in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Bridgewater, New Jersey. As well as serving customers across the New England region of the US, Empire Crane also has international customers in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Customer service is the number one priority

Empire Crane knows that gaining customers trust and loyalty involves not only supplying the products they want, but also in offering great pre-contract and after-care service.
"Servicing our customers is our number one priority," says Lonergan. "We understand how important it is for our customers to have their cranes up and running 24/7. If the crane breaks or if something goes wrong, we understand the burden that it can become.
"Our teams carry out routine maintenance procedures and thoroughly acquaint operators with the technologies and controls in their machines. If there is ever an issue at a jobsite, our service teams go out to the crane as soon as possible, and we offer any assistance that could help the customer while their machine is out of commission."
Leveraging a new online trading platform

In its vision to support customers and advance its business activities, Empire Crane has joined Krank, a new network trading platform that allows companies to buy, sell and rent equipment online. Krank allows users to create private networks and offer large items equipment such as cranes, wheel loaders, trucks and excavators, either within those groups or through the public marketplace. The platform does not charge the high fees associated with traditional equipment salesrooms and auction houses.
"We joined Krank because it thinks outside of the box," says Lonergan. "It is different from all other listing sites because it allows us to connect personally with the people who are interested in our listings, as well as those whom we have done business with for decades. In allowing 1,000 free listings, there is no risk to us, only reward. It is a great tool to keep in touch with our fellow dealers to see what machines they have for sale, and to find out what our customers may be looking for.
"Krank also allows us to connect with people that we have never met before if they are interested in one of our listings. Meeting new people and making connections is vital to sales and can only help our business grow more."

Article By Susannah Wright, SE10

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March 5, 2018

Empire Crane Places Order for 14 New DEMAG CRANES

ZWEIBRÜCKEN – March 5, 2018 – Customer demand for strong, compact all terrain cranes rises in North America. Terex Cranes distributor Empire Crane Co. in North Syracuse, NY therefore placed an order for new models including seven AC 45 City cranes. An uptick in the construction industry, and customers’ interest in crane models that are compact in size, easy to transport and versatile is helping to drive Demag sales in Empire Crane’s Northeastern U.S. territory.

The Demag AC 45 City crane is the newest model in the Demag product line-up, and Empire Crane will be among the first distributors in North America to carry it. The new 3-axle compact crane has a 50-US ton (45 tonnes) lift capacity classification, is equipped with a 102.4 ft (31.2 m) long main boom and a maximum system length of 145 ft (44.2 m). With its compact carrier length of just 23.6 ft (7.20 m) and overhead height of 10.4 ft (3.16 m), the Demag AC 45 City crane is well suited for tight working jobsites and many indoor lift projects.

Empire Crane is also adding a 4-axle Demag AC 100-4L 120-USt (100 t) capacity class crane, a 5-axle, 140-USt (130 t) capacity class AC 130-5 crane, a pair of 5-axle, 180-USt (160 t) capacity class AC 160-5 cranes and a pair of 5-axle, 300-USt (250 t) AC 250-5 all terrain cranes to its inventory.

Empire Crane has also ordered an AC 500-8 all-terrain crane which is for the Hallamore Corporation. Hallamore Corporation currently owns and operates an AC 500-1 machine. After comparing the competition in this class machine, Hallamore Corporation easily chose the AC 500-8 based on its updated performance of the main boom and luffing capacities as well as the enhanced safety features that have been introduced for the assembly of the machine.    

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February 7, 2018

Upgraded space for Empire Crane in Bridgewater, NJ

Empire Crane’s Bridgewater New Jersey branch has just finished a complete office makeover. The 2,000 square foot facility’s office is now warm and welcoming for everyone stopping through. The renovation included fresh paint, hardwood floors, crane décor throughout, and comfortable seating area for visitors to feel at home.

Branch Manager Karl Pitre and his team completed the remodel on February 7, 2018, and are excited to show it off to their customers. Karl says “it’ll be a much more comfortable space for us to work in and for our customers to visit”.

The Empire Crane branch in Bridgewater offers full equipment sales, parts sales, service and rentals. Stop by the office sometime to check it out and grab a coffee with the team; they’re always ready to talk cranes.

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January 29, 2018

Empire Crane Adds New Magni Rotating Telehandlers to New England Rental Fleet

Empire Crane Company has purchased two new 2018 Magni Rotating Telehandlers at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV. The two newest models, RTH6.30SH and RTH6.35SH are going to be added to Empire’s New England rental fleet and will be available immediately. Empire owner and CEO Luke Lonergan says “people love the Magni units that we currently offer and can’t say enough good things about the ease of use. My brother and I are confident that these machines will be extremely busy and will only begin to satisfy the craving for Magni Telehandlers in New England.”

The 2018 Magni RTH6.30SH has a lift capacity of 6.6 US tons. It’s max lift height is 97.9 feet where it can carry up to 5,500lbs. The 2018 Magni RTH6.35SH also has a lift capacity of 6.6 US tons but a max lift height of 114.5 feet. At that height, it also can carry a maximum of 5,500lbs. Both models feature Magni’s patented quick-fit design that allows for easy switching between attachments. This makes them multi-functional tools including aerial platforms and forklifts. They both have 4 cylinder engines, 360° continuous rotation, and high tension steel booms which greatly improves lifting performances.

“When speaking with Mr. Riccardo Magni himself, [the inventor and founder of Magni Telescopic Handlers] and other eastern United States Magni dealers, there are only high hopes and total confidence in the product” Luke says. “We expect the new higher capacity Magni Telehandlers to be a real asset to our customers and to be a part of the construction boom that we all are hoping to see happen in 2018.”


December 10, 2017

Custom Products Can Help Both Ways

Many of the St. Michael's Woodshop standard products are old favorites that they make each year, like cheese boards, toys, and one-piece nativity sets. But custom wood products are also a major part of their output, helping both our clients and our own program. Meeting new people at our sales often leads to both friendships and custom work for our new friends. 

One such friendship came about in 2014 when a photography student at Rochester Institute of Technology decided to take an independent study course. Jayna Labrie wanted to do something meaningful, and through various contacts she found her way to the Woodshop. She got to know the then-current students and volunteers and ended up producing a beautiful book of photographs interspersed with student quotations about what the Woodshop meant to them. 

Jayna graduated and now works as marketing coordinator at Empire Crane Company in North Syracuse, NY. For a holiday corporate gift, Jayna designed six-by-six-inch 2018 calendars, using historic images of cranes from the Library of Congress. She asked the Woodshop to make wooden stands for the calendars, so that customers could set them them on their desks. 

“It’s a win-win-win situation,” said Woodshop Director James Smith. “Our students work on a real-world product, Jayna’s company gets to deliver a custom-made holiday gift to its clients, and we get to reconnect with Jayna!” 

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November 10, 2017

WolffKran Being Put to Work at Hospital of UPENN

American Crane and Rigging Has purchased a WolffKran W8033.20 from Empire Crane Co, LLC, based in Syracuse, NY. For it’s first job, it has been rented by American Iron Inc. to build the 2100 ton structural steel, $120 million dollar addition to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania located in West Chester, PA. They expect the addition to be completed sometime in 2018.

On October 26th, American Iron assembled the WolffKran W8033.20 on the site in Westchester. A crawler crane was not an option for the job because of the tight jobsite. The W8033.20 also provides a quick setup (only 2 days), has over 300’ height and 262’ jib. For their current job, they only needed to set the crane up to have 151’ of tower. Mike Hoy, owner and founder said, “the Wolffkran tower crane is by far the best tower crane ever built…they actually invented the tower crane’ ‘their tower cranes are the most erector friendly on the market, their assembly is simple and very stream lined.” 

American Crane & Rigging (est. 2006) and its sister company, American Iron Inc., (est. 2003) and New England’s premier steel erectors. They specialize in setting steel at hospitals, schools, jails, convention centers, etc. Both companies were founded by Mike Hoy are located in Schenectady, NY.

Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift carry deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes, and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA.

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November 2, 2017

Benson Crane Service Purchases New 2015 Terex Explorer 5500 from Empire Crane Co.

Benson Crane Service has taken delivery of a brand new 2015 Terex Explorer 5500 from Empire Crane Co. based in Syracuse, NY. The Terex Explorer 5500 is an all-terrain crane with a maximum lift capacity of 140 tons, with a max boom length of 196.2’ and jib height of 283.8’. Jim Benson, general manager of Benson Crane Service said “The reach was impressive for the size of the crane’ ‘to have a mobile crane with that much boom easily puts our business into a more competitive category.” 

This crane is Benson’s 2nd crane purchase from Empire Crane. Jim says, “Their team is above and beyond’ ‘they’re just a phone call away”. The crane is already to work and currently erecting steel for the Queens City Lofts project in Poughkeepsie NY. That job is expected to continue through the winter.

Benson Crane Service is located in Saugerties, NY and has been proudly serving the Northeast for almost 10 years. They have equipment ranging from 15 to now 140 tons so they are able to handle almost any task. All of their operators are OSHA certified, NYS licensed, and NCCO licensed and trained. Benson Crane Service provides 24 hour emergency service as well.

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October 16, 2017

Empire Crane Company Sells Tadano Mantis GTC1200 to ACK Marine & General Contracting, LLC 

Empire Crane Company representative Justin Melvin has sold a 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 to ACK Marine & General Contracting, LLC in Quincy, Massachusetts. Vice President and Chief Estimator, John McNulty said “We chose the 2017 Tadano Mantis GTC1200 because it fits the niche that we work in.” ACK Marina is often working on barges and many of their upcoming jobs are bridge or demolition work which requires cranes to be working in low clearance areas. “The GTC1200 doesn’t require you to break down, the boom easily retracts and can get into tight areas.”

The GTC1200 is a 130 ton crane and has the strongest barge chart of all hydraulic boom crawler cranes. With the 2.5 degree barge load chart, it is a strong crane on land and on a barge.

ACK Marina does a lot of work for Mass Port which has very strict height restrictions near air ports. “This crane has the versatility so I don’t have to worry about exceeding height restrictions with the crane setup” McNulty said. He did his homework and was very impressed with the durability and capability of Tadano Mantis products. It’s first job will be a land based bridge job where 2 GTC1200’s will be working together.

ACK Marine & General Contracting is located in Quincy, Massachusetts and specializes in marine construction, barge, tugs, & equipment rentals. They also provide, marine transportation, heavy equipment transportation and project cargo servicing international and domestic inland and offshore waterways. ACK is proud to be a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business.

Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift carry deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes, and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA.

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July 6, 2017

Empire Crane Sells Terex RT555 to Keith Grimes, Inc.

Empire Crane Company has sold a 2017 Terex RT555 to Keith Grimes, Inc. located in Bridgehampton NY. David Grimes, Vice-President says “this crane upgrade for our company will allow us to take on larger jobs than we have previously with a far greater margin of safety. Our new Terex greatly exceeds the limitations of our old crane when it comes to safety and maneuverability”.

The 2017, 55 ton rough terrain crane is equipped with a 110’ full power mechanically synchronized boom and three steering modes. Keith Grimes, Inc. is excited for the addition of this Terex crane to their fleet. The crane will be used primarily for marine construction, bulkhead, dock and steel sheet pile installation. Empire Crane and Keith Grimes, Inc. look forward to continuing their business relationship. David says that Empire is a very easy company to work with and they are “very attentive to details and our business’ needs”.

Keith Grimes, Inc. is a full service site development, marine construction and crane service company operating primarily from Montauk to Riverhead on Long Island NY. They have been in business for over 30 years which has given them extensive experience working with common site problems, difficult excavations, tight spaces, deep excavation septic systems and all aspects of erosion control and remediation. You can visit their website at to see the exceptional quality of work 30 years in the business provides.

Empire Crane was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift cary deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ and Boston MA. You can see their full inventory at

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May 15, 2017

Empire Crane Delivers New 2017 Tadano GTC800 Cranes to American Crane & Rigging 

Empire Crane Company has delivered a new 2017 Tadano GTC800 to American Crane & Rigging to erect steel for the new Sullivan County Jail. The 88-ton telescoping-boom crawler features a 141’ boom, 58’ bi-fold jib, load charts that allow for operation up to 4 degrees out of level, and new Opti-Width Technology. 

Mike Hoy, owner of American Crane & Rigging says “having this crane is a huge advantage over other cranes in the market because the set up time is a fraction of the time as a crawler”. American Crane & Rigging is a repeat customer at Empire Crane because of the “great response on anything we need: parts, service, and sales. My salesman Jonathan Shufelt has been very knowledgeable on the crane and made the transaction smooth”. 

Mike Hoy established American Crane & Rigging in 2006 and its sister company, American Iron Inc., in 2003. Both Companies are located in Schenectady, NY.

Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. They are an authorized dealer for Terex, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Shuttlelift carry deck cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Wolffkran Tower Cranes, and Magni Telehandlers. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, and service at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA.

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April 20, 2017

With Earth Day just around the corner and more and more cranes going out to work, remember that the little things make a big difference in this planet.

The conversion from Tier 3 to Tier 4 Final engines is a huge step in helping the planet. It reduces 45% of nitrogen oxide emissions as well as 80% of particle emissions. If you are purchasing a used crane, try to find one that has been built in the last few years with the Tier 4 Final engine. That way we can all breathe easier.

Another way that your cranes can become more environmentally friendly, is by using an auxiliary power unit (APU) like on the new Kobelco CK2750G. APUs reduce engine wear that is created by idling time, and in turn, reduce fuel waste.

Other simple things will help as well. For example, reducing waste at construction sites, recycling tree trimmings for mulch or other usages (arborists I’m talking to you!), or choosing an efficient transportation method when traveling from site to site. We all have to do our part, at home, and at the office, (well, our crane cabs!)

Happy Earth Day!

Americas Cup

March 28, 2017

Empire Crane Company's Cranes Ready Yachts at America's Cup

Empire Crane Company has cranes rented to Correia Construction Company Ltd. for lowering yachts into the water for the America’s Cup in Bermuda. Empire’s 2015 Terex HC110 lifted the yacht for Team Japan. Empire’s 2015 Terex RT780 lifted the yacht for Team France. Correia Construction decided to rent the cranes from Empire Crane because they’ve purchased cranes from Empire in the past, and the two companies have developed a great working relationship over the years.

The 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton will be held on May 26th – June 26th 2017. There will be teams competing from 6 countries, USA, who is defending the cup, Sweden, New Zealand, France, Britain, and Japan.

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March 17, 2017

Empire Purchases Multiple New Tadano Mantis Crawlers at ConExpo 2017 

Empire Crane Company purchased new Tadano Mantis Telescopic Boom Crawlers at ConExpo 2017, including the new GTC-800 and 15010 models. Yo Kakinuma, President & COO of Tadano America, Luke Lonergan, Vice President of Empire Crane, and Shiro Morita, Chief Operating Officer of Tadano America, celebrated the exchange made at ConExpo 2017.

Empire Crane owners, Luke and Paul Lonergan are confident that the features in the new GTC-800 (such as the cutting edge OPTI-WIDTH™ and out-of-level charts) make the model a “definite winner” among the competition. This will position Empire Crane to better meet consumer requirements in the Northeast.

Other features of the new GTC-800 include a five-section, 141.1-foot main boom, plus a 58.1-foot bi-fold jib. The crane has the capability to operate at up to four degrees out-of-level slopes up to 1.5 degrees and boasts the Tadano AML-C rated capacity indicator with OPTI-Width™ (allowing asymmetric track positioning in reduced width configurations) technology.

The new 15010 has four-section main boom reaching heights of 111’6”, plus a 50-foot bi-fold jib. It also has Tadano’s AML-C rated capacity indicator system, uses Tadano Mantis’ improved performance swing system, and is approved for use in New York City.

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February 2, 2017

Empire Crane Company hands over keys to a 2017 Manitex 30102C to SL Chasse Steel

Empire Crane Company hands over keys to a 2017 Manitex 30102C Mounted on a Kenworth 880 truck to SL Chasse Steel of New Hampshire. Steve Chasse of SL Chasse Steel worked with Empire Crane Sales Rep, Justin Melvin as he looked to upgrade from a 1989 model to a 2017.

The Manitex 30102C is SL Chasse Steel’s first purchase from Empire Crane. The Manitex 30102C 30 ton capacity met the specifications SL Chasse Steel was looking for and Empire Crane was able to offer customized paint to match Chasse Steel’s company colors. Empire Crane is looking forward to working with SL Chasse Steel for any future crane needs.






November 11, 2016

Empire Crane Company Promotes Katie Pharoah to Sales Manager

Empire Crane Company announces the promotion of Katie Pharoah to Sales Manager. Her primary focus will continue to be within the sales department with the added responsibility of managing the sales team and strengthening customer relations.

Katie has worked at Empire Crane Company since 2007 when she started as a temporary receptionist after receiving her BA in Philosophy from Buffalo State

University. She quickly moved into the sales department where she has continued to increase her responsibilities.

 Katie said “My role in the company has naturally evolved to where it is now. I’m honored to be named Sales Manager of this fantastic team.” With the recent increase in Empire Crane’s sales force the role of Sales Manager will play an integral part in motivating the team and increasing sales within the company.








September 12, 2016

Empire Crane’s Tadano Mantis 15010 Working on Wynn Casino Resort

New York – Two of Empire Crane Company’s Tadano Mantis 15010 are currently working on the site of the future Wynn Casino Resort. Empire Crane rented both Tadano Mantis 15010 to Treviicos to kick-start the foundation work at the Boston Harbor site.

Treviicos rented the Tadano Mantis 15010 for their exceptional flexibility onsite. The Tadano Mantis 15010 crane has a 111’6” main boom making it a superior choice for foundation work. Empire Crane looks forward to assisting Treviicos in the future and continuing to work with them on projects in the Greater Boston area.

The Wynn Casino Resort is expected to open in June of 2019.

July 29, 2016

Empire Crane Strengthens Sales Force 

Empire Crane Company strengthens it’s sales force in the Northeast with the addition of four new hires. Each will provide strong customer service within their assigned territory as well as a voice for the manufacturers Empire Crane Company represents.

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Mike Andrews—Sales Representative

Mike Andrews brings to Empire Crane over 20 years experience in the Heavy Equipment industry. Mike will be the territory sales representative for NYC, Long Island, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey markets. He brings with him an extensive background in account management.





Justin Melvin - New England Sales Representative

Justin Melvin a 2012 Graduate of SUNY Oswego comes to Empire Crane with a strong sales and account management background. Justin will be the territory sales representative for the New England market.





Jonathan Shufelt - Sales Representative

Jonathan Shufelt brings to Empire Crane over 15 years in the Heavy Equipment Industry. Jonathan has worked within the industry in roles including business development and territory management. Jonathan will cover Albany, NYC, Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley.







June 23, 2016

Empire Crane Company’s Chloe Lonergan Receives Multiple Scholarships

Empire Crane is proud to announce that Chloe Lonergan received a scholarship from the SyracusBuilders Exchange Foundation, is a recipient of the Frank Bardonaro Sr. Memorial Scholarship awarded by the SC&RA Foundation and received the SUNY Oswego Presidential Scholarship.

Chloe Lonergan has been a summer intern at Empire Crane since 2014 working in the Accounts Payable Department. She is a sophomore at Oswego State in the School of Business. Chloe is majoring in Operations Management with a minor in International Business. She has excelled in her studies ending her freshman year with an overall GPA of 3.95. She recently accepted a Teaching Assistant position and will be working alongside her business communications professor helping incoming freshman this fall.

In addition to academics Chloe is a member of the NCAA Division III Woman’s Soccer team at SUNY Oswego. Last year she started in all 18 games as Center Defender. Her team won the first ever SUNYAC playoff game in school history. She was named SUNY Woman’s Rookie of the Year for all division III SUNY Schools and named 3rd team all-conference. In addition, Chloe was named to the Scholar Athlete List and also received the SUNY Chancellor Scholar Athlete Award for Division III Woman’s Soccer.

Chloe Lonergan plans on graduating from SUNY Oswego in the spring of 2019 and continuing her education to obtain her MBA. When asked what her future plans are Chloe said “I hope to have the opportunity to go into the crane industry with my father. I have always been interested in the business and hope to follow in my father, uncle and grandfather’s footsteps”

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June 2, 2016

Michael Bigg Takes Delivery of a T780 from Empire Crane Company

 New York – Michael Bigg recently took delivery of a 2016 Terex T780 sold by Chet Zerrillo of Empire Crane before his passing. This is the third new crane sold by Chet Zerrillo to Michael Bigg who has been a longtime customer of Empire Crane. Luke Lonergan of Empire Crane said “the 2016 Terex T780 will prove to be a reliable crane for the 24 hour demand of their business”. The T780 truck crane offers proven performance and ease of use. Designed to set-up easily on the job site and travel down the highway at maximum allowable speeds, this crane makes an excellent addition to any taxi-crane fleet.

  • 80 US t maximum capacity
  • 126 ft maximum boom length
  • 133 ft maximum tip height
  • Travel speeds up to 65 mph

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May 20, 2016

Empire Crane Company Becomes First Magni Authorized Dealer in the Eastern US

New York – Empire Crane Company has expanded their offering within the New York and Northern New Jersey market as an authorized dealer for Magni Telescopic Handlers. Empire Crane Company was selected by Magni and Paramount Equipment as the first Eastern US Dealer of the Magni product line. Paramount Equipment is Magni’s exclusive importer and master distributor for the 23 Eastern States.

The Magni product line is well known in Europe. They are the next generation of machines and offer superior height, lifting capacity, safety and efficiency. Offering integrated diagnostics, remote control operation, asymmetrical outrigger positioning and R.F.I.D attachment System are some of their various features.

Empire Crane has placed an initial order for two rotating units, model RTH 5.25 Smart and RTH 5.35S. The RTH 5.25 Smart has a maximum lifting capacity of 11.020 lbs and maximum lifting height of 81 ft. The RTH 5.35S has a maximum lifting capacity of 11.000 lbs and a maximum lifting height of 113,10 ft.

The Magni line will be well suited for Empire Cranes metro NYC market as well as general contractors and those with projects consisting of bridge, framing or anywhere a telescopic handler is currently utilized. They are also ideal for masonry & concrete work.

Magni offers the most extensive line of rotating and fixed boom telehandlers in the world today with lift heights up to 128 feet. Magni Telescopic Handlers provide incredible productivity as they can take the place of a telescopic forklift, rough terrain crane, and man lift along with other features.

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