The Tadano GR-1000LX will be available on the ITI VR Mobile Crane Simulator.
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Volume 2, Issue 3

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Photo: Class photo from the first a recent NCCCO Rigger I & II Prep Course at the ITI Houston Training Center. Instructor: Amanda Jordan.


Hi Friend, 
Crane Model Spotlight - Tadano GR-1000LX

The Tadano GR-1000LX is one of two initial crane models that will be available in the new ITI Virtual Reality (VR) Mobile Crane Simulator. The highest capacity model from Tadano's GR-XL Rough Terrain Series, the XL1000, embodies the manufacturer's goal, "to provide the safest, most innovative and reliable cranes in the industry that are able to handle all aspects of your job." Informally referred to as the "new generation of cranes," Tadano's GR-XL Rough Terrain Cranes offer 35, 55, 75, and 100 Ton options. 


GR-1000XL Specs

  • Max Lifting Capacity - 100 Tons
  • Max Lift Height - 212'
  • Boom Length - 39.4' to 154.2'
  • Number of Axles - 2
  • Jib Length - 33.2' to 58.1'
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - 115,610 lbs.
  • Length - 565.9"
  • Width - 130.5"
  • Height - 149.4"
  • Max Traveling Speed - 22 MPH


 In case you missed it...


Bechtel to Host ITI Customer Advisory Open-House Focusing on Crane & Rigging Technology & Innovation

Houston, Texas

Industrial Training International (iti.comwill be hosting customers at Bechtel's Oil, Gas & Chemicals Offices in Houston, Texas on Friday, February 10th, 2017, from 8AM to 5PM for an open-house featuring an incredible lineup of innovative solutions regarding cranes, rigging, industrial training and safety.VRCraneSim2.jpg

There is very limited space at the event which will allow participants to demo four innovative products in 15-minute intervals. To request a demonstration time slot visit, space and availability is very limited.

Bechtel subject-matter experts have participated in the Technical Advisory Group for ITI's development of its virtual reality mobile crane simulator project along with several other organizations ( given its strong culture of innovation and desire to leverage technology to enhance its operations. 



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Person of the Week

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James "Red" Ronduen

Corporate Master Safety Trainer, United Rentals

James "Red" Ronduen became a certified Mobile Equipment - Train the Trainer in 2002. In 2011 he was awarded the position of Regional Safety Trainer and shortly thereafter promoted to the position of Corporate Safety Trainer. 

Mr. Ronduen is also an OSHA Authorized Trainer in General Industry and Construction; an approved MSHA Instructor as per the provisions of 30 CFR, Part 48, subpart B. 

Red's safety education accomplishments and 10 plus years of training experience have resulted in his thorough understanding of the various safety regulations and the challenges operators face in the field on a daily basis. 

United Rentals offers hundreds of construction training courses through United Academy, which recently partnered with ITI to expand their offerings to include courses ITI Crane & Rigging Courses at ITI Training Centers across North America. 

Learn More here


Once every three years, the construction leaders gather in Las Vegas for the industry's biggest event. With over 2,500 exhibitors, and hundreds of thousands of attendees, the 2017 version of CONEXPO will be no different. Visit ITI at the show at booth #G71407, and reserve time on one of three Virtual Reality Simulators in the booth by visiting the link below! Hope to see you there!!

Crane Situational Awareness [Webinar]

Situational Awareness: Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Overhead Cranes, and You

Wednesday, February 22 | 10 AM PST/1 PM EST | Free!

Presenter: Chris Machut, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Netarus

Register for the Webinar

Model Rigging Training Kit [New Product Alert]

New from the ITI Bookstore!
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Rigging a load is not academic. It is real work with real consequences. Rigging training should be just as real with hands-on experience and tangible results. 

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Does your organization use a learning management system (LMS)? Did you know that ITI can help you implement an LMS or even upload ITI content into an existing LMS? 

Learn More!

Warm Regards,

Team ITI


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