May 1, 2009
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Road Closing Updates Save Renters Time and Frustration

Not many things can be more frustrating than trying to get to a rental location only to discover halfway through the journey that the quickest way is closed due to road construction. Some might give up and go elsewhere, and others will continue on perhaps carrying some bitterness at the inconvenience of not having been forewarned of the easiest route, which in turn could rub off on their renting experience. Stowers Machinery Corp. has added a feature on its website at that not only warns its customers of the I-40 highway closing through Knoxville, but also offers users directions to navigate detours. The site also allows customers who have placed rental orders with the effected East Knoxville location to pick up their orders at the more conveniently located West Knoxville store the next day instead. Stowers is No. 69 on the new RER 100.

All Erection & Crane Rental Offers Access to Load Chart Library

If a renter is searching for a load chart of a crane or other lift equipment, they can look no further than the online Load Chart Library at from All Erection & Crane Rental Corp. The company is No. 14 on the new RER 100 and provides a one-stop resource in its nearly complete collection of load charts and specs with no need to visit every manufacturer's website.

Available load charts include the following: hydraulic all terrain cranes by Demag, GMK, Grove and Liebherr; hydraulic truck cranes by Grove and Link-Belt; hydraulic rough terrain cranes by Grove, Link-Belt, Tadano and Terex; crawler cranes by Link-Belt and Manitowoc; lattice boom truck cranes by Grove and Link-Belt; tower cranes by Potain and Peiner; industrial and carrydeck cranes by Shuttlelift and Broderson; forklifts by Gradall, JLG, Lull and SkyTrak; boom trucks by Manitowoc, National, Tadano and Terex; and aerial equipment by Genie, Grove, JLG, Skyjack, Snorkel, Terex and UpRight. Archives of older crane models are also available on the site.

Submit new technology, computer products and websites for consideration in Megabytes to Katie Eagan Ernzen at [email protected].