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Mycrane and Pesco sign MoU

Digital crane rental platform to work with energy industry contractor

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  • October 22 @ 1:35 am

The Crosby Group launches ChainSafe load cell

Load forces in cargo lashing applications can be measured using ChainSafe.

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  • October 22 @ 1:27 am

Irish Cranes supplies Raimondi cranes for work in Dublin city centre

Tower cranes to contribute to build of mixed-use College Square jobsite.

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  • October 22 @ 1:20 am

Enerpac Push-Pull system constructs world’s largest observation wheel

Rotational loads of up to 2,572 tonnes make the wheel the largest load ever handled by Enerpac’s Push-Pull system.

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  • October 21 @ 10:05 am

New rough terrain from Terex

Terex launches 35 tonne capacity rough terrain

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  • October 19 @ 1:06 am

Transformer transport for Allelys

Major bridge closed for transportation of 184 tonne transformer

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  • October 14 @ 1:39 am

Plant investment pays off for Tadano

Tadano says Kozai smart plant is fast becoming its primary production base in Japan.

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  • October 14 @ 1:36 am

Sistermi buys first Grove GMK5250XL-1 in Brazil

250-tonne Grove all terrain bought as part of company’s fleet renewal strategy

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  • October 14 @ 1:30 am

£500k crane simulator training investment

Enermec invests in KraneSIM-6000 training simulators from Drilling Systems for three global locations

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  • October 12 @ 1:18 am

New jacking towers ready for action

Mammoet prepares for increased demand for Mega Jack 800

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  • October 11 @ 6:35 am

Modern Machinery appointed Terex Cranes distributor

Distributor appointment enables Russian equipment supplier to diversify lifting equipment supply in the east of Russia

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  • October 7 @ 5:41 am

Six Wolff luffers work at Mecca

Safety is a priority for six Wolff luffing jib tower cranes working in Mecca.

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  • October 6 @ 3:11 am

Mammoet’s Focus30 in action

First job successfully completed for Mammoet’s Focus30 crane

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  • October 6 @ 3:02 am

Delden expands rental fleet with five new CKE900G-3S

Five new 100 tonne capacity crawlers for Delden

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  • October 5 @ 1:32 am

Loader crane orders for Hiab

Hiab books two separate loader crane orders worth a total of EUR 5.4 million from companies in USA

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  • October 4 @ 7:37 am

Opti self-erector launched

Skyline, an Uperio group company, launched the Opti self-erecting tower crane at the Vertikal Days trade show in Peterborough, UK

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  • September 30 @ 5:54 am

Jaso hydraulic luffer debut

J198HPA from Jaso shown for first time on the Falcon Tower Cranes stand at Vertikal Days

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  • September 29 @ 2:16 am

Two new rigging products from Modulift

Clevis Drop Link and Delta Plate and Trimod launched at UK trade show.

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  • September 27 @ 4:33 am

Autonomous load orientation range launched

Halo load orientation system launched by Torquer.

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  • September 27 @ 4:28 am

Eco work for HSC crawler

Norwegian crane company uses new 275-tonne HSC lattice boom crawler crane for environmental work

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  • September 27 @ 4:22 am

Opti self-erector from Arcomet

Arcomet looks to attract first time crane owners with compact, versatile self-erecting crane.

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  • September 27 @ 4:18 am

Opti self-erector from Uperio

Uperio looks to attract first time crane owners with compact, versatile self-erecting crane.

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  • September 27 @ 4:18 am

Cranes Today at Vertikal Days

‘Europe’s largest lifting equipment’ trade show opens its doors.

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  • September 22 @ 1:39 am

Smooth move from Enerpac

Heavy lift transport system can now carry up to 800 tonnes horizontally Wisconsin, USA-headquartered hydraulic cylinders, jacks and rams specialist Enerpac has enhanced its ETR-Series Trolley System with higher capacity trolleys and swivel plates to accommodate header beams and other lifting systems

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  • September 22 @ 1:28 am

Online rental platform gains ground

Four new franchisees for Mycrane in Western and Central Asia.

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  • September 21 @ 6:31 am

Nine tower cranes on Qatari prestige project

Fast erection and safety were a priority for multiple Raimondi tower cranes working on a Qatari residential project.

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  • September 21 @ 4:27 am

China’s largest crawler exported to Turkey

2000-tonne capacity ZCC32000 crawler crane leaves China for use in Turkey

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  • September 21 @ 3:08 am

LR 1700-1.0 debuts with wind work

Liebherr’s 700 tonne crawler makes debut at German windfarm

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  • September 21 @ 2:51 am

Aparna’s Potain tower crane fleet

Positive experience with its 16 Potain MCT 85s leads Indian real estate  to invest in four of the crane’s successor model: the MCi 85 A.

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  • September 16 @ 12:35 am

Palfinger strengthens service network

Loader crane manufacturer says it is investing in artificial intelligence to further increase the efficiency of its spare parts service.

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  • September 15 @ 7:08 am

Fleet management system for ABA Crane Hire

New fleet management system provides safety and site management benefits for UK crane company

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  • September 15 @ 6:01 am

Cometto supplies parts for Swiss ASTRA project

A Swiss government traffic bridge solution designed to minimise motorway disruption during roadworks is utilising a selection of Cometto products.

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  • September 15 @ 12:30 am

Colibri cranes for Awind

3D motion compensated Colibri cranes comprise part of MacGregor offshore wind turbine vessel equipment deal.

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  • September 13 @ 9:55 am

Refinery work for LTM 1120-4.1

Mintor uses four-axle Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 at Sardinian refinery

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  • September 9 @ 5:19 am

New Tadano RT for JDM

Tadano launches 25 tonne capacity rough terrain for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM)

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  • September 9 @ 1:29 am

Complex bridge job for Ainscough

Three cranes used to assemble and install a bridge in Sugar House Island, east London, UK.

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  • September 9 @ 12:57 am

Two weeks until Vertikal Days

Countdown until ‘Europe’s largest lifting equipment’ trade show takes place in Peterborough, UK

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  • September 8 @ 1:36 am

ESTA in-person meet cancelled

Return to virtual autumn meet for ESTA in face of Covid 19 upsurge in Finland

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  • September 6 @ 5:59 am

Tadano harmonises websites

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has launched new regional websites for customers in Europe and Pan American regions as part of its brand harmonisation strategy.

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  • September 1 @ 2:36 am

King Lifting fleet expansion

Nine new Liebherr cranes enhance UK crane company’s fleet

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  • September 1 @ 2:27 am

Crane replacement work at space station

NASA commissions Sarens for crane replacement work at John F. Kennedy space station

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  • September 1 @ 2:16 am

Logistec Stevedoring increases capabilities and sustainability with purchase of a Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Cr

Dry bulk terminal operator Logistec Stevedoring, which is based at the Port of Montreal, in Québec, Canada, has extended its capabilities with the purchase of a Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Crane made by Finnish company Konecranes.

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  • September 1 @ 1:40 am

Dublin Ferryport Terminals extends handling capabilities with purchase of five additional Kalmar rubber tyred gantr

Irish port operator Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) has bought five new AutoRTG cranes from cargo handling specialist Kalmar, part of the Cargotec group. The new cranes will join four existing Kalmar AutoRTG cranes and will be installed over the next two years. The delivery of the first machines is scheduled to be completed during Q1 […]

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  • August 31 @ 5:34 am

RTGs for Irish port

Dublin Ferryport Terminals extends handling capabilities with purchase of five additional Kalmar rubber tyred gantry cranes

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  • August 31 @ 5:34 am

Long blade transportation system

A manoeuvrable alternative to extendable vehicles for transporting wind turbine blades launched by Faymonville.

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  • August 25 @ 5:40 am

Tadano truck crane for Castell-Autokran

Germany crane company futureproofs with purchase of HK 4.070-1

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  • August 25 @ 4:15 am

Crane rental comparison site goes global

Ex-commercial director of Mammoet Russia expands online crane rental franchise Mycrane internationally.

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  • August 24 @ 3:50 am

Alpine-ready Wolff tower cranes

Designed to withstand avalanches and wind speeds of up to 220 km/h, two freestanding Wolff tower cranes will remain fully erected on an exposed alpine job site for the next four years.

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  • August 24 @ 2:44 am

Schmidbauer claims German lifting and transportation records

German oil refinery Bayernoil, which supplies oil to Bavaria and northern Austria, commissioned Munich-headquartered heavy lift and transport specialist Schmidbauer to transport two heavy reactors weighing 660 and 600 tonnes respectively. With ancillary equipment, the total on-road weight for each reactor was 880 tonnes. In successfully moving the reactors Schmid-bauer claims the record for the […]

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  • August 19 @ 6:38 am

Iconic TV tower dismantled by Marr

Marr Contracting raises a tower crane over 200 metres to dismantle Australian TV tower

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  • August 17 @ 6:08 am

Military grade mini crane

Jekko wins Belgium army contract for military grade mini crane that can be ‘delivered’ by parachute.

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  • August 17 @ 4:29 am

Luffer designed to eliminate oversailing issues

ENG Cranes and Falcon Tower Cranes collaborate to develop a new luffing jib tower crane with a low out of service radius.

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  • August 16 @ 8:51 am

Active heave control winch aids oceanographic research

Scientists utilise a winch with active heave control to conduct deep sea water tests

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  • August 16 @ 8:39 am

Earthquake-proof dockside cranes

Turkish port debuts damping system designed to protect ship-to-shore cranes against hurricanes and earthquakes.

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  • August 11 @ 7:04 am

Sarens lifts and moves heavy powerplant components

Sarens coducts heavy lift and transport work for the Uzbekistan Natural Gas Conversion Power Plant Project using its Demag crawler and Kamag SPMTs.

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  • August 10 @ 5:43 am

Saller showcases telecrawler versatility

Tadano GTC 1800EX used by Saller for warehouse build in Germany

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  • August 9 @ 8:19 am

Mammoet debuts clean fuel SPMTs

HVO-powered SPMTs used by Mammoet to move topsides

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  • August 6 @ 6:29 am

Liebherr fights global warming

Liebherr champions use of HVO fuel on multiple fronts

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  • August 6 @ 6:22 am

Showing Resilience

What is the post-pandemic state of the UK construction and tower crane market? Julian Champkin reports.

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  • July 27 @ 4:27 am

Jekko on barge lifts bridge

Many infrastructure projects are currently under development in the heart of Stockholm.

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  • July 22 @ 6:31 am

Crane lifts cancer charity

John Sutch Cranes of Manchester have just taken delivery of their second Grove GMK5200-1 all terrain crane – and have wrapped it in a custom livery to raise awareness and funds for the nearby Christie cancer hospital in Withington.

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  • July 22 @ 6:22 am

FAD Equipment Store Adds Crane Cameras

FAD Equipment Store has become the first U.S.-based online supplier to stock Crosby’s range of BlokCam camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes.

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  • July 22 @ 6:16 am

Tandem lift on track

Installing a three-span pedestrian and cycle bridge does not sound a particularly hard job, but this one was to pass over the third-busiest set of railroad tracks in the United States with a hundred trains a day passing beneath.

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  • July 22 @ 6:10 am

Manitowoc to increase Potain sales in China

Manitowoc is experiencing high demand for Potain tower cranes in China and is on track to sell significantly more units this year than in 2020.

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  • July 22 @ 6:05 am

New Terex Distributor for Turkey

Terex Cranes has announced the appointment of an official distributor in Turkey. Urcan Makina A.S will represent the full range of its rough terrain cranes for the country.

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  • July 22 @ 6:00 am

Sarens uses new LR 11000 for wind project

Sarens has recently taken delivery of a 1000t Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler crane. The crane’s first job was to erect 4.65 MW Enercon E-136 EP5 wind turbines at the Oostpolder wind farm in the Netherlands.

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  • July 7 @ 1:39 am

Mammoet removes bridge in Florida

Mammoet assisted joint venture Archer Western and De Moya Group with the removal of the westbound State Road 84 bridge over I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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  • July 7 @ 1:34 am

Liebherr extends EC-B series

Liebherr has extended its EC-B flat top tower crane series with the introduction of the 205 EC-B.

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  • July 6 @ 7:49 am

Demag all terrain assists dam construction

A 160t Demag AC 160-5 all terrain was used to lower construction materials at the Zervreila concrete dam in Switzerland.

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  • July 5 @ 5:43 am

Placing explosives with an all terrain

A Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 was used to hoist explosives experts up to a platform on the chimney of a decommissioned coal-fired station in Lünen Germany, as part of the demolition preparation.

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  • July 1 @ 2:53 am

Heritage wall restoration

A Liebherr L1-24 self-erecting crane is being used for the restoration of a collapsed heritage wall on the island of Mainau in Southern Germany.

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  • June 29 @ 4:26 am

Moving power plant components

Edwards Moving & Rigging has transported two turbines and generators from a barge to a power plant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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  • June 29 @ 4:19 am

Scheuerle launches K25 L

Scheuerle has launched the K25 L platform vehicle, a version of the K 25 with low platform height, designed for the transportation of loads with a high centre of gravity.

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  • June 28 @ 5:43 am

Cometto unveils Eco1500

A year after the launch of the Eco1000 self-propelled electronically steered modular vehicle, Cometto has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of the Eco1500.

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  • June 28 @ 5:38 am

Wolff cranes for mixed-use development construction

German General contractor Freundlieb Bauunternehmen is using three Wolffkran cranes, two flat tops and one hammerhead, for the construction of the Kaiserquartier development in Dortmund.

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  • June 23 @ 5:39 am

Jekko launches SPX1280 with lithium battery

Italian crane manufacturer Jekko has introduced to the market a lithium-battery powered version of its SPX1280 spider crane.

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  • June 21 @ 5:40 am

Ainscough performs challenging lifts at railway station

Ainscough Crane Hire has installed a new elevated external walkway at the Luton Airport Parkway Railway Station in the UK.

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  • June 21 @ 5:35 am

All terrains erect the largest statue of Christ in Brazil

Two Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2 all terrain cranes from Darcy Pacheco’s fleet were deployed for the erection of the largest statue of Christ in Brazil.

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  • June 16 @ 2:28 am

Bridon-Bekaert expands offering for crane sector

Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) has expanded its proposition to the crane market by offering end termination design capability for crane ropes and launching Dyform 4 for deck cranes.

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  • June 16 @ 2:26 am

Potain launches Igo T 99

Manitowoc has unveiled the new 6t (6.6USt) Potain Igo T 99 telescopic self-erecting crane.

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  • June 14 @ 7:19 am

CombiMax axle lines for Mozambique gas project

Matola, Mozambique-headquartered special transport company Transportes Lalgy used 18 axle lines of Faymonville CombiMAX to transport large components for a large offshore gas project.

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  • June 14 @ 7:06 am

Demag crawlers lift 410t ship in tandem

Crane service provider Hareket used two Demag CC 2800-1 crawler cranes to lift a 410t Aqua Helix ship into the water for the first time at Damen shipyard in Antalya, Turkey.

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  • June 14 @ 6:59 am

Al Faris handles overflow tanks for solar park

Al Faris Group was responsible for receiving, storing, transporting and lifting 30 overflow tanks, as part of the ongoing construction of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project in UAE.

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  • June 10 @ 3:36 am

DICA and ITI collaborate for education courses

Outrigger pad manufacturer DICA and Industrial Training International (ITI) are collaborating to create education courses focused on ground conditions and preparation when using mobile cranes.

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  • June 9 @ 3:47 am

Link-Belt launches truck crane and telecrawler

Link-Belt Cranes has launched the 55USt (45t) TCC-550 telescopic crawler crane and the 65USt 65|HT truck crane.

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  • June 9 @ 3:21 am

Liebherr scales back French rental business

The Liebherr Group is to sell its tower crane rental business in Ile-de-France, a region in north-central France surrounding Paris, and Northern France to Hexagone Services. The handover is to take place on September 1.

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  • June 8 @ 3:44 am

Collett uses Blade Lifter in UK

Collett & Sons is using a Goldhofer Blade Lifter to  transport  blades to the Windy Rig wind farm project in the UK. The heavy haulage specialist says it is the first transport company to use this equipment in the country.

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  • June 8 @ 3:39 am

Big luffers for Sydney Metro station

Marr Contracting (The Men from Marr’s) has installed two M2480D Heavy Lift Luffers (HLL) for the construction of the new Sydney Metro Crows Nest Station.

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  • June 7 @ 5:50 am

Uperio to change ownership

International tower crane rental and sales company Uperio is to be acquired by investment management firm TowerBrook Capital Partners.

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  • June 7 @ 5:42 am

Delden buys four Kobelco crawlers

Pinxton, UK-based Delden Crane Hire is adding four new Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler cranes to its fleet.

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  • June 7 @ 5:34 am

Tadano all terrain lifts catamaran

A Tadano ATF 130G-5 from the fleet of Dutch company Mick Volendam Group, was used to lift a catamaran out of the harbour at Marina Volendam in the Netherlands.

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  • June 3 @ 1:36 am

Crawler used for parking garage construction

A Liebherr LR 1300.1 SX crawler crane from Structural Unlimited’s fleet was used for the construction of the new Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) Mental Healthcare facility parking garage in Norfolk, Virginia.

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  • June 3 @ 1:30 am

Crosby shackles for arborist

Suffolk, Virginia-based Adaptable Aerial Solutions has added two 18USt Crosby G2140 shackles to its inventory. The crane company specialised on tree care purchased the shackles from the FAD Equipment Store.

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  • June 3 @ 1:21 am

Wolff cranes for challenging project

Contractor Estermann has rented three Wolff flat top tower cranes, two 6031.8 Clear and a 6015.8 Clear, for the construction of the BäreTower in Berne, Switzerland.

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  • June 2 @ 6:41 am

Hovago orders nine Tadano cranes

In the year of its 75th anniversary, Dutch crane service provider Hovago has ordered nine cranes from Tadano: three AC 5.220-1 and two AC 5.250-1 all terrain cranes, two GTC-1800EX telescopic crawler cranes and two CC 38.650-1 lattice boom crawler cranes.

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  • May 28 @ 3:55 am

Yara launches OptiSpray

AdBlue solutions provider Yara has recently launched OptiSpray, a product to prevent deposit formation in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems.

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  • May 28 @ 3:55 am

Wave energy prototype lifted

A custom-made 50 WLL lifting frame designed by Modulift was used for Mocean Energy’s new Blue X wave energy prototype first ever dip in to the cold waters of the North Sea.

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  • May 28 @ 3:54 am

New cab on four- and five-axle Grove ATs

Manitowoc is adding its new driver’s cab to a number of four- and five-axle Grove all terrain cranes with capacity up to 150t.

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  • May 25 @ 1:11 am

Tower crane used for quay construction

A Liebherr 630 EC-H 40 Litronic hammerhead tower crane is being used for the construction of a quay at the Port of Salaverry in Peru.

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  • May 25 @ 1:08 am

Jaso tower cranes for Puebla skyscraper

Jaso tower cranes are being used for the construction of the Helea Tower, a skyscraper with a unique design being built in Puebla, Mexico.

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  • May 25 @ 1:03 am

Ainscough invests £30m in new cranes

UK company Ainscough Crane Hire will be adding 37 new Liebherr all terrain cranes to its fleet by the end of the year, as part of the £30m first stage of its crane investment programme.

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  • May 19 @ 4:17 am

Palfinger launches Smart Control

Loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched Smart Control, a crane control system of the crane tip.

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  • May 18 @ 2:59 am

Flat tops at constricted jobsite

Two Raimondi flat top tower cranes, an MRT189 and an MRT102, are being used for the construction of the Torre Milano residential development in Milan, Italy.

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  • May 18 @ 2:54 am

Potain duo for DUO Towers

Bateg, part of VINCI Construction France, is using a Potain MDT 319 flat top and a Potain MRH 175 hydraulic luffer to complete the DUO Towers project in Paris, France.

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  • May 17 @ 8:09 am

Cometto SPMTs for offshore wind jacket move

Italian heavy transport and lifting company Fagioli was contracted by Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia for the transport and load out operations of several offshore wind farm jackets executed in Northern Spain.

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  • May 12 @ 7:54 am

SC&RA announces new leadership

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced its leadership slate for 2021-2022. The newly-elected officers will serve one-year terms that expire at the conclusion of the Association’s 2022 Annual Conference, to be held April 25-29, 2022 in Washington.

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  • May 12 @ 7:49 am

Liebherr launches 40t telecrawler

Liebherr has announced the introduction of the LTR 1040 telescopic crawler crane series, responding to market demand for 40t capacity machines of this type.

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  • May 12 @ 2:41 am

Five WOLFFs for London development

Four Wolff 166 B hydraulic luffers and one Wolff 180 B luffer were used for the construction of the two residential blocks of the Nine Elms development in London, UK.

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  • May 11 @ 5:03 am

Manitex’s backlog at a five year-high

Cranes and specialised industrial equipment manufacturer Manitex International has reported net sales revenue of $47.2m for the first quarter of 2021, down $1.5m year-on-year.

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  • May 10 @ 3:29 am

Manitowoc reports sales growth in Q1

The Manitowoc company has reported sales revenue of $354.3m in the first quarter of the year, 7.6% higher than the same period in 2020.

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  • May 10 @ 3:27 am

Hiab sees orders surge in Q1

Hiab, the knuckleboom and load handling subsidiary of Cargotec, has reported sales revenue of €287m for the first quarter of the year, down 5% compared to the same period in 2020.

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  • May 6 @ 5:19 am

Palfinger reports revenue growth for Q1

The Palfinger Group reported a revenue of €405.9m for the first quarter of the year, up €12.7m (3.2%) compared to the previous year.

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  • May 5 @ 6:52 am

Goldhofer launches second version of Stepstar

Goldhofer has introduced a second version of the Stepstar self-tracking semi lowloader series, with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new ‘Mega’ gooseneck.

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  • May 5 @ 6:24 am

Three-axle Tadano returns home

A Tadano ATF 50G-3 from Nuremberg crane service provider Gebrüder Markewitsch’s fleet, was used for the construction of crane washing bays at Tadano’s plant in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany.

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  • May 5 @ 6:22 am

Potain expands MDT flat top range

Potain has launched the MDT 489 flat top tower crane, available in 20t (22USt) and 25t versions. The crane has an 80m jib and offers a tip load of 3.5t.

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  • May 5 @ 4:08 am

LG 1750 erects two 170m wind turbines

Dutch crane contractor M. Verschoor has recently used its new Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane with SX3 lattice boom system to erect two Vestas wind turbines in north-east Germany.

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  • May 4 @ 6:21 am

Hydraulic gantry removes 470t generator

Algerian heavy lift company Global Freight Transit SARL used an Enerpac SBL1100 hydraulic gantry to lift a 470t generator at the Koudiet Eddraouch power station in El-Tarf province, Algeria.

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  • April 27 @ 1:57 am

Jekko delivers 80 MPK06 in four months

Treviso, Italy-based crane manufacturer Jekko has announced that it has sold 80 MPK06 minipickers in the first four months of the year.

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  • April 27 @ 1:55 am

Telecrawler for precast panel lifts

Derr and Isbell Construction used a 140USt (127t) Link-Belt telecrawler for the placement of more than 250 precast panels for the construction of The Stack, a 16-storey mixed-use development in Dallas.

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  • April 27 @ 1:53 am

Bauma postponed to October 2022

Messe München, organisers of bauma, have announced that the trade fair will be postponed to autumn 2022, more specifically October 24-30. Initially bauma was to be held from April 4-10 of the same year.

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  • April 23 @ 5:27 am

Hiab to supply 37 rail cranes

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will supply 37 loader cranes to ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), the Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager.

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  • April 21 @ 3:26 am

Hinkley Point tower cranes equipped with DCS 61-S

The tower cranes used for the construction of the building that will house the two nuclear reactors of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK are equipped with DCS 61-S, the latest generation anti-collision and zoning system from AMCS technologies.

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  • April 20 @ 2:41 am

The Crosby Group acquires BlokCorp

Lifting, rigging and load securement hardware provider The Crosby Group has acquired UK-based BlokCorp, a manufacturer of camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes.

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  • April 20 @ 2:40 am

Liebherr’s annual turnover exceeds €10bn

The Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of €10.34bn in 2020, down €1.41bn (12%) compared to the previous year.

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  • April 20 @ 2:36 am

Grove telecrawler for environmentally sensitive project

A Grove GHC130 was used for the reconstruction of a river embankment and relaying of a gas line in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, USA.

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  • April 16 @ 3:32 am

11 Raimondi cranes for UAE megaproject

Raimondi Middle East has erected 11 flat top tower cranes for the construction of the East Village in Aljada, a district under construction by developer Arada in the city of Sharjah, UAE.

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  • April 15 @ 3:18 am

CC 3800-1 lifts heat recovery steam generators

Al Faris used its Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to install 16 double-wall heat recovery steam generators for a power plant expansion project in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • April 14 @ 2:15 am

I.V. Guindastes upgrades LR 1600/2-W

Brazilian crane contractor I.V. Guindastes has upgraded its two LR 1600/2-W narrow track crawler cranes, enabling their use for the installation of higher and larger wind turbines.

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  • April 14 @ 2:11 am

Manitex Valla launches V36R

Manitex Valla, a subsidiary of Manitex International, has launched the V36R radio controlled electric pick and carry crane.

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  • April 14 @ 2:07 am

Tadano launches European RTs

Tadano has expanded its crane offering for the European market with the launch of a new line of rough terrains, comprising three models.

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  • April 12 @ 5:57 am

SPMTs help install 820t steel bridge

Cometto SPMTs played a key role in the installation of an 820t steel bridge for a railway project in Germany.

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  • April 8 @ 1:24 am

Reaching for the stars

Two 80t Kobelco CKE800G crawler cranes, on hire from Q Crane & Plant Hire, were used for the construction of the new £20.5m First Light cultural centre at the UK’s Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

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  • April 8 @ 1:22 am

Moritsch launches 16t luffer

Moritsch Cranes has expanded its luffing jib tower cranes portfolio with the addition of the RTL 195, which has a reduced out of service radius.

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  • April 8 @ 1:20 am

Scheuerle launches six-axle SPMT PowerHoss

Scheuerle, a subsidiary of TII Group, has expanded its SPMT PowerHoss series with the addition of a six-axle version, offering up to 330t of payload per unit.

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  • April 7 @ 5:38 am

Tadano unveils global strategy, drops Demag brand

Tadano Group has announced a number of strategic initiatives that will transform the company’s global presence. This transformation is part of Tadano’s long-term strategy to become the top lifting equipment manufacturer worldwide.

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  • April 7 @ 5:36 am

Liebherr expands mobile construction crane line

Liebherr has launched the three-axle MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane, designed for one-man operation.

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  • March 31 @ 3:20 am

Modulift launches 2000t modular spreader beam

Dorset-UK based lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has launched the MOD 1100/2000, a modular spreader beam able to lift 2000t.

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  • March 31 @ 3:18 am

Crane trio lifts railway bridges

Three Liebherr eight-axle mobile cranes from Eisele AG Crane & Engineering and Riga Mainz’s fleets were used for the refurbishment of two historic railway bridges at a crossing used by Deutsche Bundesbahn in Darmstadt, Germany.

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  • March 24 @ 1:43 am

Grove GMK6300L-1 for Indonesian bridge project

Indonesian construction equipment rental company PT Superkrane Mitra Utama (Superkrane) used the country’s first Grove GMK6300L-1 for the construction of a flyover bridge across an existing rail line in Jakarta City.

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  • March 23 @ 6:15 am

First Jaso flat tops launched

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Jaso has entered the flat top market with the introduction of two models, the 12t J200.12 and 10t J200.10.

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  • March 23 @ 6:13 am

Tadano introduces 130USt RT

Tadano has unveiled the GR-1300XL-4, a 130USt (118t) rough terrain for the North American market. This is the second highest capacity model the manufacturer offers to the regional market, after the 160USt GR-1600XL.

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  • March 18 @ 5:12 am

Tadano launches two truck-mounted cranes

Tadano has launched two new truck-mounted cranes, the 50t HK 4.050-1 and the 70t HK 4.070-1.

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  • March 17 @ 6:42 am

Pedestal crane lifts wind farm foundation piles

Sarens is using a Demag PC 6800 1 pedestal crane on a barge to install 89 foundation piles for Fryslân wind farm on the Ijsselmeer lake in the Netherlands, on behalf of Van Oord Offshore Wind.

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  • March 17 @ 4:13 am

25 Liebherr tower cranes for new Hamburg district

For the past two years, Liebherr tower cranes have been used for the construction of the Überseequartier, a new district in Hamburg, Germany.

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  • March 16 @ 1:48 am

Potain launches 8t flat top for Asia

Manitowoc has expanded its Potain flat top range for the Asian market, with the introduction of the 8t MCT 185. Like the rest of the models of the range, this model will be manufactured at Manitowoc’s facility in Zhangjiagang, China.

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  • March 15 @ 5:48 am

Crawler-mounted Palfinger knuckleboom at train station

A Palfinger PCC 71.002 crawler-mounted knuckleboom crane is being used for the modernisation of Leipzig main train station in Germany.

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  • March 15 @ 5:45 am

KAHL moves six heat exchangers

KAHL Group transported six heat exchangers for two Russian gas liquefaction plants from Barlage’s assembly plant to the nearby port of Haren, the Netherlands.

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  • March 15 @ 5:43 am

Potain duo used for bridge construction in Peru

Two 16t Potain MC 310 K16 hammerheads are being used for the construction of a 430m (1,410ft) long bridge in Iquitos, in northern Peru.

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  • March 11 @ 1:50 am

All terrain removes 104t tower crane foundation

German crane and heavy haulage specialist Autokrane Schares provided a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 for the removal of a 104t tower crane concrete foundation, which remained under the floor slab of a department store in Herne for over 30 years.

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  • March 9 @ 1:24 am

Wolffkran acquires Czech rental company

Tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran has acquired Czech crane rental company Konstruktiva Lokus.

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  • March 9 @ 1:21 am

Tadano cranes for Tesla’s Gigafactory

Four Tadano all terrain cranes from Hellmich Kranservice’s fleet are being used for the construction of car manufacturer Tesla’s Gigafactory near Berlin, Germany.

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  • March 9 @ 1:19 am

MV Commercial orders 100 Hiab cranes

UK commercial vehicle and truck-mounted cranes supplier MV Commercial has ordered 100 cranes from Hiab to expand its stock for sale or hire.

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  • March 8 @ 6:15 am

Faymonville launches 19-axle Highway Max Dolly&Booster

Faymonville has expanded its HighwayMax trailer range, developed for the North American transport market, with the introduction of the 19-axle class HighwayMAX Dolly&Booster.

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  • March 8 @ 6:09 am

Nooteboom semi low loader with wheel wells

Nooteboom has launched the OSDS-48-03V(EBW) extendible lightweight semi low loader with wheel wells.

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  • March 5 @ 5:25 am

Terex launches TRT 90

Terex Cranes has expanded its TRT rough terrain crane range with the introduction of the TRT 90, the successor of the RT 90.

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  • March 4 @ 6:29 am

Tadano launches 700t all terrain in Japan

Tadano has expanded its all terrain portfolio for the Japanese market with the introduction of the 700t seven-axle AR-7000N.

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  • March 4 @ 1:07 am

New CEO for Hyva

Hyva has appointed Alex Tan as its new CEO, while current CEO Marco Mazzù has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. Apart from loader cranes, Hyva provides tipping solutions as well as machines for container and waste handlings.

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  • February 26 @ 5:13 am

Goldhofer appoints UK dealer

German trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has appointed Specialist Trailer Hire (STH) as its new sales and service partner in the UK.

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  • February 26 @ 5:10 am

FMGru cranes in Indonesia

Italian tower crane manufacturer FMGru has supplied four FM 2760 TLX flat tops to Indonesian industrial company PT Saipem for its Karimun Yard. There are already three units of the same model working there since 2014.

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  • February 26 @ 5:05 am

Böcker trailer crane for organ installation

Black Forest organ builder Claudius Winterhalter and his team used a Böcker AHK 30 KS trailer crane to erect a new organ in the Basilica St. Martin in Ulm-Wiblingen, Germany.

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  • February 26 @ 5:04 am

Palazzani launches 980kg hydraulic winch

Italian aerial work platform, crane and earth moving equipment manufacturer Palazzani Industrie has launched a hydraulic winch with capacity of 980kg for its Spider XTJ 52+ model.

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  • February 25 @ 5:24 am

Tadano appoints new CEO

Tadano has announced that Toshiaki Ujiie—currently its executive vice president and representative director—will succeed Koichi Tadano as the company’s president, CEO and representative director from April 1.

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  • February 22 @ 5:29 am

Creditors approve Demag and Faun reorganization plans

The creditors of Tadano Demag GmbH and Tadano Faun GmbH approved the reorganization plans for both companies at a discussion and voting meeting held in Zweibrücken on February 18.

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  • February 19 @ 12:53 am

Tecno Gru orders 66 Terex rough terrains

Tecno Gru, Terex’s rough terrain dealer for most Italian regions and Balkan countries, has ordered 66 cranes.

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  • February 18 @ 2:30 am

F.lli Ferrari expands New Age line

Italian knuckleboom crane manufacturer F.lli Ferrari has added two 60tm models to its New Age series, the 9601C and the 9661C.

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  • February 17 @ 5:53 am

Broderson introduces 20USt industrial carry deck crane

Broderson Manufacturing Corporation has launched the new 20USt (18t) capacity IC-280-A industrial carry deck crane. It is the first Broderson machine that includes telematics as standard feature.

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  • February 17 @ 5:51 am

Liebherr launches 700t crawler

Liebherr has launched the 700t LR 1700-1.0 crawler crane, which is the successor of the LR 1600/2 and will eventually replace the LR 1750/2.

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  • February 16 @ 12:48 am

Valla launches 11t electric crane

Italin pick and carry crane manufacturer Manitex Valla, subsidiary of US-based Manitex International, has launched the battery-powered V 110 R, which can be operated using a remote-control.

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  • February 15 @ 4:33 am

Effer 1000 loader crane launched

Hiab has announced the expansion of the Effer loader crane range, with the introduction of the 90tm Effer 1000 loader crane.

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  • February 15 @ 4:31 am

New Dana drivetrain for rough terrains

Dana Incorporated has introduced a new drivetrain for rough terrain cranes with lifting capacities from 75t to 100t (83USt to 110USt).

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  • February 15 @ 4:27 am

Crosby invests in Verton

Lifting, rigging and load securement hardware manufacturer The Crosby Group has made a significant investment in Verton Technologies, an Australian-based load orientation technology provider.

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  • February 12 @ 6:30 am

Palfinger acquires Equipdraulic

Palfinger has signed a contract for the takeover of its Barcelona-based distributor Equipdraulic.

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  • February 12 @ 6:27 am

Raimondi luffers at Korean jobsite

Two Raimondi LR 273 luffing jib cranes are being used for the construction of a large-scale development in Dongtan, a newly-built city in the metropolitan area near Seoul, South Korea.

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  • February 9 @ 5:31 am

Hiab sales down, but stronger order book

Hiab, the knuckleboom and load handling subsidiary of Cargotec, has reported reported sales revenue of €1.15bn for 2020, 19% lower than the year before. The orders received decreased by 8% year-on-year to €1.2bn.

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  • February 8 @ 2:30 am

New Comansa flat tops

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Comansa has expanded its 21LC flat top tower crane series, with the addition of the 21LC600 and 21LC650 models.

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  • February 5 @ 4:20 am

New versions of Scheuerle UltralightCombi

Scheuerle, a subsidiary of TII Group, has launched new versions of its UltralightCombi U10/U11/U12 series of modular platform vehicles, which offer higher payloads and allow a combination of 5+7 axle lines.

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  • February 5 @ 4:19 am

Tadano reports sales drop

Tadano has reported a decrease in sales revenue from both its mobile crane and truck loader crane divisions in the first three quarters of its fiscal year, from April 1 to December 31 2020.

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  • February 5 @ 4:19 am

Doll wind blade transport systems for Bolk Transport

Almelo, Netherlands-based Bolk Transport has expanded its fleet with two more wind blade transport systems from German trailer manufacturer Doll.

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  • February 3 @ 4:21 am

Mobile and tower cranes connect in France

A few weeks ago, an AMCS technologies DCS 61-S anti-collision system was commissioned between a Demag AC55-3 mobile crane and one of the four Wolff 7534.16 tower cranes on the construction site of the operations center for lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express in Aulnay-sous-Bois.

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  • February 3 @ 4:19 am

Ainscough replaces two rail bridges

Ainscough Crane Hire assisted in the removal and replacement of two rail bridges along the Middlewich branch railway line, in works carried out for construction and engineering company J Murphy & Sons on behalf of Network Rail.

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  • February 2 @ 5:58 am

Cometto SPMT transports power plant equipment

Casablanca, Morocco-based Marine Maroc used a Cometto self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) to transport a turbine and generator for the Phase 4 expansion of the Azito power plant in Ivory Coast.

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  • February 2 @ 5:56 am

Terex Cranes appoints GM for Americas

Terex Cranes has appointed Andreas Ernst as its new general manager for the Americas.Ernst will be based at Terex’s office in Wilmington, North Carolina and will be responsible for the rough terrain, tower crane and pick and carry business across the region, including sales, service and business development.

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  • February 2 @ 5:53 am

Demag launches 80t all terrain

Demag has expanded its all terrain crane portfolio under 100t capacity, with the introduction of the 80t four-axle AC 80-4.

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  • January 28 @ 8:19 am

Demag AT lifts heat exchanger

Calabrese Autogru used its 160t Demag AC 160-5 all-terrain crane to lift a heat exchanger in the centre of Turin, Italy.

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  • January 27 @ 6:26 am

AL Faris equipment for UAE power plants construction

Al Faris has recently provided heavy lifting and heavy transport solutions for the expansion and upgrade of two power plants in the UAE.

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  • January 27 @ 2:13 am

Potains build tower in Costa Rica

Two Potain cranes, an MCT 205 flat top and an MC 205 B hammerhead, were used for the construction of the Universal Tower in San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

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  • January 27 @ 2:11 am

Coal conveyor belt dismantling

A Demag CC 3800-1 lattice-boom crawler crane from Vernazza Autogru’s fleet, was used to dismantle the enclosed coal conveyor belt at the decommissioned Vado Ligure power plant in Italy.

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  • January 22 @ 6:06 am

Rope pull technology for LTC 1050-3.1

Liebherr now offers a shorter boom featuring rope extension technology as an alternative option to the Telematik fast cycle technology system for its LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane.

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  • January 19 @ 6:11 am

Monitoring wear on site

Renewable energy and specialty civil construction company IEA Constructors (IEA) used four Manitowoc crawler cranes, two MLC650s and two MLC300s, for the installation of 200 turbines at a wind farm in Texas.

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  • January 19 @ 6:08 am

First Tadano GTC-1800EX handed over

The first unit of the new Tadano GTC-1800EX telecrawler was handed over to Trier, Germany-based crane and heavy haulage provider Steil Kranarbeiten.

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  • January 18 @ 9:11 am

Al Faris in Iraq

UAE-headquartered crane and heavy haulage provider Al Faris has expanded its international presence with a new corporate office in Iraq.

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  • January 18 @ 9:09 am

All terrain installs sky bridge

Murray, Utah-based Wagstaff Crane Service used its 800t (900USt) Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 to install a sky bridge at the new Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at Huntsman Cancer hospital.

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  • January 12 @ 5:48 am

Mammoet installs pedestrian bridge in Colorado

Mammoet moved and installed a 550t pedestrian bridge in downtown Colorado Springs, USA, on behalf of Kiewit Infrastructure.

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  • January 12 @ 5:39 am

Raimondi cranes in Milan

Assistedile, Raimondi Cranes agent for Milan, has erected seven crane for the construction of the Sei Milano development in Sella Nuova, on the West side of the Italian city.

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  • January 12 @ 5:36 am

Samoter postponed to 2023

The 31st edition of Samoter, which was to be held in Verona this March, has been postponed to March 2023 due to the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • January 12 @ 5:30 am

Tower cranes go virtual

Cranes Today’s first Tower Crane Virtual Conference will take place on February 11, 2021. The Exhibition space will open at 11:00 GMT, while the conference will start at 12:00 GMT.

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  • January 11 @ 6:11 am

Uperio completes P&J Arcomet acquisition

North American tower crane rental and service company is now wholly-owned by international tower crane solutions provider Uperio Group, which previously owned a 50% stake in the company.

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  • January 6 @ 9:47 am

Gigantic stone move

A Cometto SPMT self-propelled vehicle was used to move a 5.8m-long, 4.9m-wide and 2.9m-high stone from a field in Hüven to the small town’s centre.

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  • January 6 @ 9:07 am

Demag AC 1000-9 lifts TBM in Mumbai

Indian crane service provider Steel Carriers used its Demag AC 1000-9 to lift a tunnel-boring machine (TBM) at the Bombay Central Metro Station site in Mumbai.

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  • January 5 @ 8:01 am

Anti-collision systems for wind farm construction

AMCS technologies DCS 61-S anti-collision systems will be installed on 18 Potain tower cranes working on the foundations of an offshore wind farm in France.

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  • January 5 @ 7:58 am

Scheuerle upgrades PPUs

Scheuerle has upgraded its Z180 and Z390 Power Pack Units (PPUs), which now feature a new colour display and enhanced electronics.

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  • January 4 @ 7:55 am

Tadano Demag and Faun restructuring plan submitted

Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun submitted their restructuring plan to the Zweibrücken District Court on December 23, an important milestone in the companies’ restructuring process.

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  • January 4 @ 7:53 am

Scheuerle vehicle transports rotor blades 680km

With a vehicle length of 86m, a RotorBladeTransportSystem (RBTS) from Scheuerle negotiated a number of bottlenecks along the 680km route from the German port of Cuxhaven to a wind farm near Erfurt.

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  • December 18 @ 5:41 am

Tadano ATF 200G-5 lifts work of art

Crane service and sales specialist Hellmich Kranservice, based in Germany’s Rhine-Main area, used a Tadano ATF 200G-5 to assemble a work of art sponsored by UNICEF onto the runway at Frankfurt Airport.

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  • December 18 @ 4:56 am

Mammoet Focus30 completes testing

Mammoet’s 2,500t class crane designed specifically for use in confined spaces, the Focus30, has completed testing and is now ready for its first project in the UK.

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  • December 17 @ 9:35 am

Liebherr using SPMTs as ballast trailers

Prompted by a request from crane and heavy haulage contractor Sarens, Liebherr has developed a way to use Kamag SPMTs (self-propelled modular transporters) as ballast trailers.

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  • December 16 @ 5:07 am

Kobelco crawler piling in Dublin

Belfast-headquartered FKL Plant has deployed its new Stage V compliant Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler crane during construction of a two-storey basement for the €350m, 42,000sqm Wilton Park development at Dublin 2, Ireland.

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  • December 16 @ 5:06 am

River and road transport for refinery project

Austrian special transport and lifting specialist Felbermayr along with its subsidiary companies Bau-Trans and Haeger & Schmidt combined efforts to transport 100 components via road and water to a new refinery in Tiszaújváros, Budapest.

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  • December 15 @ 6:27 am

Raimondi flat tops in Cyprus

Three Raimondi MRT111 flat top tower cranes have been deployed for the construction of the Limassol Del Mar beachfront complex in Limassol, Cyprus.

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  • December 15 @ 6:25 am

Building Birmingham in Dubai

Wolffkran Arabia and Johnson Arabia have supplied cranes for the construction of the University of Birmingham project in Dubai.

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  • December 15 @ 6:20 am

Jaso cranes build Sydney’s Ribbon

Titan Group of Companies (Titan) has supplied three Jaso luffers for the construction of the AU$700m Ribbon project in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

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  • December 15 @ 6:12 am

The smallest Giant

As the SGC-90 is ready for its first job, Sotiris Kanaris talked to Sarens’s director of Technical Solutions, Project & Engineering Carl Sarens and R&D engineer Tom Derveaux about the process of developing the new ring crane.

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  • December 14 @ 4:18 am

Nesco to acquire Custom Truck One Source

Nesco Holdings is to acquire Custom Truck One Source (CTOS) for $1.475bn. Both companies are providers of specialised truck and heavy equipment solutions including rental, sales and aftermarket parts and service.

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  • December 10 @ 3:52 am

Sweden’s first Klaas K1003

Stockholm, Sweden-based crane company Edins Kranar has taken delivery of the first Klaas K1003 truck-mounted aluminum crane in Sweden.

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  • December 9 @ 9:24 am

Demag and Tadano ATs used for tandem lift

Dutch crane service provider Wagenborg used two all terrains, a Demag AC 500-2 and a Tadano ATF 400G-6, for a tandem lift of a 138t pressure vessel.

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  • December 9 @ 9:23 am

Cometto SPMT helps relocate 1000t-capacity crawler

Cometto MSPE self-propelled vehicles were used to relocate a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane belonging to Wiesbauer within the Rugendorf wind farm in Upper Franconia, Germany.

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  • December 9 @ 7:52 am

iCraneTrax opens comms

A1A Software’s fleet and business management software iCraneTrax now enables users to transfer telematics data feed to other software programs.

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  • December 9 @ 7:50 am

Installing AC units at 63m

Italian firm Casella Autogrù used a Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane to place air conditioning units on the rooftop of a 63m building in downtown Milan.

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  • December 7 @ 11:19 am

US mobile crane imports investigation terminated

US Department of Commerce has terminated the Section 232 investigation into mobile crane imports, after a request from Manitowoc to withdraw its application and terminate the investigation.

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  • December 7 @ 11:16 am

Terex hydraulic luffer in Sydney

Australian crane rental company Cosmo Cranes has put its brand new Terex CTLH 192-12 hydraulic luffing jib tower crane to work.

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  • December 4 @ 9:34 am

Palfinger acquires Swedish dealer

Palfinger has acquired Sweden’s Hinz Försäljnings, which was previously its second largest independent distribution partner globally.

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  • December 4 @ 9:32 am

Liebherr launches battery-powered crawlers

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing has unveiled the 200t LR 1200.1 unplugged and the 250t LR 1250.1 unplugged, which calls the world’s first battery-powered crawler cranes.

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  • December 1 @ 12:31 pm

Register for our Tower Crane Virtual Conference

Cranes Today’s first Tower Crane Virtual Conference will take place on February 11, 2021.

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  • December 1 @ 8:59 am

Trailer crane helps lighthouse restoration

A Böcker AHK 36 trailer crane AHK 36 is being used for the restoration of the Peck Ledge Lighthouse, off the coast of Norwalk in Connecticut, USA.

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  • December 1 @ 4:57 am

Faymonville modules for African project

Ghanaian heavy haulage specialist MONPE transported six power engines from Ghana ports to Niger over a total distance of 1,285km.

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  • December 1 @ 4:54 am

Collett moves transformer from Slovenia to the UK

UK special transport company Collett & Sons was called on to collect a 68t electrical transformer from the manufacturing facility in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and deliver it via the Port of Vlaardingen to a substation in Tilbury, Essex.

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  • November 30 @ 1:03 pm

Tugboat and pontoons transported into the mountains

UAE-headquartered Al Faris transported a tugboat and pontoons over a distance of 140km from a port to the Hatta Dam high in the Hajar Mountains of Dubai, where a 250MW pumped storage hydropower plant is being built.

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  • November 30 @ 12:59 pm

Jekko launches JF545 V-Max

Treviso, Italy-based Jekko said V stands for versatility and Max for maximum when describing the new version of the JF545 articulated crawler crane.

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  • November 30 @ 8:05 am

First HSC SCX550-3 in Europe

Dutch crane rental company Cluysenaar Kraanverhuur has taken delivery of Europe’s first Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC) 55t SCX550-3 crawler crane with EU Stage V engine.

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  • November 27 @ 10:52 am

Mammoet launches 6,000t capacity crane

Mammoet has enhanced its SK crane line with the addition of the SK6,000, which has a maximum capacity of 6,000t and an outreach with jib up to 200m. The heavy lift specialist says the crane will allow for the construction of bigger FSPO and FLNG modules onshore.

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  • November 25 @ 1:17 pm

Jekko launches German subsidiary

15 years after the first Jekko mini crane was delivered to Germany, the Italian crane manufacturer has established subsidiary Jekko Deutschland to give a wider presence in German speaking countries.

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  • November 25 @ 1:13 pm

First Demag AC 450-7 goes to Wiesbauer

Thomas Wiesbauer signed a “letter of intent” on a napkin in 2019 to ensure he had the very first seven-axle 450t Demag AC 450-7 all terrain crane. On May 27, he executed the official purchase agreement.

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  • November 24 @ 5:55 am

New Alimak construction hoist

Alimak has launched the new LSH construction hoist, designed for use inside lift shafts during building construction.

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  • November 24 @ 5:53 am

Tamimi acquires 50 Grove rough-terrain cranes

Saudi Arabia-headquartered crane and heavy equipment rental company Fahad S Al Tamimi & Partners Co (Tamimi Rentals) is adding 50 new Grove GRT8100 rough terrain cranes to the its rental fleet to support expansion in the oil and gas sector.

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  • November 24 @ 5:51 am

Floating a Liebherr five-axle crane

Crane contractor Movitram Grúas delivered an LTM 1220-5.2 to the mountainous and forested coffee region in Columbia to install a bridge, with the 220t Liebherr all terrain crane travelling 8km on the Rio Cauca on a barge.

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  • November 24 @ 5:49 am

LR 1800-1.0 installs Berlin bridge

Crane and heavy haulage contractor MaxiKraft used its new 800t Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane to install a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, connecting the previously divided neighbourhoods of Moabit and Mitte.

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  • November 24 @ 5:46 am

Cometto vehicles for German bridge move

German contractor Schares used two new Eco1000 transporters from Cometto to move a bridge in Oberhausen, Germany.

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  • November 18 @ 5:37 am

F.lli Ferrari adds 14 New Age models

Italian manufacturer F.lli Ferrari, has boosted its New Age Line with the launch of an additional 14 crane models with five different boom configurations.

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  • November 18 @ 5:33 am

UKs first Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1

UK rental company ABA Crane Hire has a number of Liebherr cranes in its fleet but has recently purchased its Stage V emissions compliant LTM 1110-5.1 all terrain crane.

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  • November 18 @ 5:24 am

New 450t Demag all terrain

Tadano Demag has launched the new seven-axle, 450t AC 450-7 all terrain crane, featuring the new Sideways Superlift System.

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  • November 17 @ 8:54 am

Hyva extends FFB range

Hyva has added two new models and updated two existing cranes in its FFB crane range, designed for agricultural applications.

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  • November 17 @ 5:51 am

Potain self-erector used to build houses in Minnesota

US contractor Link Construction, based in Shakopee, Minnesota, cut the construction time of two new homes by three weeks by using one Potain Igo MA 21 self-erecting crane which could reach the entire jobsite.

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  • November 17 @ 5:44 am

First Tadano ATF-100-4.1 in England

Crane service provider Sangwin Plant Hire, based in Hull, East Yorkshire, has taken delivery of England’s first Tadano ATF-100 4.1 all terrain crane.

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  • November 17 @ 5:40 am

UltraWis system to control tower cranes from ground

Israeli technology company, UltraWis, has introduced a crane control system which allows full control of a crane from the ground.

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  • November 17 @ 5:36 am

Modulift Spreader Beam for storage tank lifting

A Modulift spreader beam was used for lifting four 17m-high storage tanks, each weighing 25t, for Icelandic fishing and processing company Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja.

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  • November 11 @ 7:18 am

Sarens launches electric Giant Crane

The Sarens Giant Crane (SGC) series has been expanded with the addition of the SGC-90 electric ring crane, also known as “The Little Celeste”.

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  • November 11 @ 4:35 am

ProLift Rigging acquires Entrec in US

Full-service rigging and transport company ProLift Rigging has acquired the US operations of Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul, which serves the oil and gas industry from its headquarters in Dickinson, North Dakota and other locations in Colorado and Texas.

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  • November 10 @ 5:08 am

Stage V Magni telehandlers for Beyer-Mietservice

Beyer-Mietservice, headquartered in Westerwald, Germany, has added 40 Stage V Magni rotating telescopic handlers to its rental fleet, with a load capacity of 7t and lifting height of 29.8m.

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  • November 10 @ 5:05 am

Krank to offer virtual viewings

B2B online equipment platform, Krank is offering virtual walk-arounds of construction plant and equipment so that auctions can continue as normal during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

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  • November 10 @ 5:00 am

Stronger Q3 for Palfinger

The Palfinger Group’s revenue stood at €1.1bn for the first three quarters of 2020, down 15.2% year-on-year.

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  • November 9 @ 6:40 am

Wolffs in Downtown Dubai

Two Wolffkran Arabia luffing jib cranes – the Wolff 224B and Wolff 180B – have been involved in the construction of Emaar Development’s Burj Royale in Downtown Dubai since January 2019.

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  • November 9 @ 6:37 am

Baumann transports heat exchangers

Linde Engineering in Bavaria, contracted Baumann heavy haulage company to transport two heat exchangers to the Danube port at Passau, Germany.

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  • November 6 @ 9:56 am

Demag CC 2800-1 at Port of Magdeburg

Logistics company Spedition Bender, from Freudenburg, Germany, used its newly acquired, but ten-year-old, Demag CC 2800-1 to lift two 93t slag pot carriers onto a barge at the Port of Magdeburg.

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  • November 5 @ 5:54 am

Manitex launches TC65159 truck mounted crane

Manitex International has launched the 65USt TC65159 truck mounted crane, which features a five-section 159ft (48.5m) full power, proportionally extended boom with maximum tip height of 168ft.

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  • November 4 @ 7:19 am

Raimondi cranes help bridge the Danube

Four Raimondi MRT294 topless tower cranes have been deployed on a project building a suspension bridge over the Danube, linking the two Romanian cities of Brăila and Jijila. The bridge will be the third biggest in Europe once completed.

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  • November 3 @ 11:15 am

Faymonville expands ModulMAX range

The ModulMAX range from Faymonville now includes twin-tyre, self-propelled trailers with electronic steering.

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  • November 3 @ 10:09 am

Five Wolff cranes in Vienna

Handler Bau, under contract from BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien, is using five Wolff cranes for the Donaumarina residential complex on the banks of the Danube.

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  • November 2 @ 1:37 pm

New Accessories for Enerpac Jack-Up System

Enerpac has announced new accessories for its JS-Series jack-up multi-point lifting system, including a new adjustable top barrel, bracing kits, and Base Frame Trolley System. The manufacturer says these accessories enhance the capabilities of the system.

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  • October 29 @ 2:13 pm

Taking advantage of removable boom

German construction company Giersbach und Stoll took advantage of Tadano’s ATF-220-5.1 removable boom in order to drive the crane to a jobsite in Cologne-Kalk, Germany, within the local axle load limits.

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  • October 29 @ 2:02 pm

Kobelco cranes for Arctic job

Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy (MRTS) recently acquired two 250t Kobelco CKS2500 crawler cranes for pipe laying and foundation works for the Arctic 2 LNG.

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  • October 28 @ 3:26 am

NFT deploys Potains in Hong Kong

Tower crane specialist NFT is using five Potain tower cranes cranes, two MCT 565 and three MCT 385, to construct public housing in Hong Kong. All the cranes belong to the range of Potain topless cranes built in Zhangjiagang, China.

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  • October 27 @ 9:18 am

Four Liebherr self-erectors for bridge project

Two Liebherr 81 K.1 and two 53 K self-erecting tower cranes are currently being used for a bridge project in Meppen, in north-west Germany.

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  • October 26 @ 12:42 pm

Demag IC-1 Remote officially launched

Tadano has officially launched the Demag IC-1 Remote cloud solution for location-independent crane and fleet management.

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  • October 26 @ 12:38 pm

Link-Belt crawler builds parking garage

Davis Erecting of South Carolina, USA, is using its 300USt (272t) Link-Belt 348 Series 2 lattice crawler crane for the construction of a four-storey, 250,000sqft (23,225sqm) parking garage in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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  • October 26 @ 12:33 pm

Cometto self-loader for Rave group

French transport and logistics specialist the Rave Group has acquired a Cometto ETL 5/4E self-propelled five-axle transporter from SNM Heavy Handling, Cometto’s distributor in France.

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  • October 26 @ 12:29 pm

Liebherr unveils new 150t all terrain

After manufacturing around 1,500 LTM 1130-5.1, Liebherr has unveiled its successor, the LTM 1150-5.3, with a maximum capacity of 150t and a 66m telescopic boom.

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  • October 21 @ 4:47 am

First Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 delivered

Dutch global crane and heavy haulage contractor, Mammoet has taken delivery of the first ever Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1.

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  • October 21 @ 4:45 am

LASO lifts 160t presses

Portuguese heavy lift and specialist transport contractor, LASO Transportes used an Enerpac SBL500 telescopic hydraulic gantry and side shifts to lift two presses weighing up to 160t.

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  • October 21 @ 4:38 am

Anti-collision for mobile and tower cranes

After several months of development and testing in real conditions, AMCS technologies has launched its DCS 61-S anti-collision solution between tower cranes and mobile cranes.

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  • October 19 @ 3:58 am

Tadano GTC-1800EX telecrawler officially launched

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  • October 19 @ 3:55 am

First Kato SR-500LX in Singapore

Singapore-headquartered Sin Heng Heavy Machinery has sold to Mun Siong Engineering, the first Kato SR-500LX rough terrain crane in the country.

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  • October 14 @ 7:43 am

Hyva launches 60tm cranes

Hyva has added a 60tm family to its new Edge Line of truck-mounted cranes comprising four models.

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  • October 14 @ 7:39 am

Demag AC 500-8 for bridge replacement

W.O. Grubb Crane Rental based in Richmond, Virginia, has operated its Demag AC 500-8 all terrain crane for nearly two years, most recently on a bridge replacement project in Lockhart, South Carolina.

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  • October 14 @ 6:30 am

Manitowoc launches NBT60XL boom truck

Manitowoc has launched the new 60USt National Crane NBT60XL boom truck, which the manufacturer says has the highest load capacity and longest reach of any 60USt class boom truck and truck crane.

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  • October 14 @ 6:27 am

Thyssenkrupp chooses Scheuerle SPMTs

The marine division of Germany’s Thyssenkrupp Group has acquired SPMT axle lines from Scheuerle to handle the in-house transportation of boat sections.

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  • October 14 @ 6:25 am

Tadano starts German operations restructuring

Tadano has announced the start of a strategic restructuring program for its two German subsidiaries, Tadano Demag GmbH and Tadano Faun GmbH.

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  • October 8 @ 10:40 am

New HQ for Wolffkran

Tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran Schweiz AG (Wolffkran) has held the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters.

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  • October 6 @ 2:58 am

Tadano to unite UK operations

As of January 1, Tadano Demag UK Ltd will be integrated within Tadano UK Ltd, with the latter becoming the sole representative of the Tadano and Demag brands for the UK and Republic of Ireland markets.

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  • October 5 @ 10:56 am

Cometto moves 70m column

A Cometto SPMT was used to transport a 70m deisobutanizer column, a fractional distillation column used to separate butane during the refining process, in Russia.

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  • October 5 @ 10:53 am

Johnson Arabia expands RT fleet

Johnson Arabia has expanded its fleet of rough terrain cranes with the addition of ten new Grove RT550E cranes, destined for projects in the oil and gas sector and other industries in the UAE.

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  • October 5 @ 5:51 am

World’s first new HSC crawler in New Zealand

New Zealand-based civil construction company HEB Construction, part of Vinci Construction, has taken delivery of the first unit of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC) SCX1800A-3 crawler crane.

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  • October 5 @ 5:48 am

ESTA 2020 award winners announced

The ESTA awards ceremony was held online for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic on September 24.

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  • October 5 @ 5:44 am

Aertssen and Michielsens JV

Crane companies Aertssen Kranen and Michielsens have been jointly contracted by Total Antwerp for lifting work during turnarounds and maintenance works on a five-year contract. The joint venture will be operated by a new company called AMI.

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  • October 5 @ 5:31 am

Cargotec and Konecranes merger

Cargotec and Konecranes have agreed to merge creating a global business with €7bn turnover.

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  • October 2 @ 8:24 am

Palazzani enters mini crane market

Specialising in earth movers and aerial work platforms, Italian firm Palazzani Industrie has introduced the RPG range of mini cranes, with the RPG 2900 being the first model launched.

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  • September 30 @ 7:48 am

Fourth 1,600t Demag crawler for MIC

Japan’s MIC Co. has taken delivery of its fourth Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane, the first new crawler crane for Japan since Tadano acquired Demag in 2019.

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  • September 30 @ 7:42 am

Liebherr AT lifts telescopic platform from river

Wilden Kran – Vermietung used its Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 to hoist a telescopic work platform out of the river in front of the 120 year old Wuppertaler suspension railway in Germany.

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  • September 30 @ 7:39 am

MAX Trailer’s low bed with pendle-axles

MAX Trailer now offers its customers the opportunity to configure the MAX510 low bed trailers with pendle-axles.

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  • September 30 @ 7:31 am

Mammoet moves mining plant

Mammoet has transported Kenmare Resources PLC’s mining plant from its previous location at Namalope, Mozambique to Pilivili—a new high-grade ore zone at the Moma Mine— in one piece. The transport consisted of a wet concentrator plant (known as WCP B) and its dredge.

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  • September 30 @ 7:24 am

New CTO for Wolffkran

Tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran has appointed Thomas Heidrich as its new chief technical officer.

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  • September 30 @ 7:17 am

RFID for NFT fleet management

Abu Dhabi, UAE-based tower crane specialist NFT finalised a deal with a UK company in December 2019 to track its fleet of tower cranes using Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) solution. From July to September 2020, 200 tower cranes have been successfully tagged.

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  • September 30 @ 7:12 am

PM appoints new sales directors

Italian knuckleboom manufacturer PM has appointed Stefano Ghesini as sales director for Italy and Marco Castiglione as export sales director.

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  • September 22 @ 11:24 am

Potains in Shenzen

China Construction Seventh Engineering Division has deployed two Potain MCH 175 cranes (badged as MCH 170 in China) to projects in Shenzhen.

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  • September 22 @ 11:21 am

Hareket moves 6,200t ships

Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation successfully completed the transporting of two passenger ships, weighing 6,200t each, from the shipyard zone to the floating docks.

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  • September 22 @ 11:17 am

Valla’s largest single order

Manitex International has outlined the details of an order for Valla electric cranes valued at $2.5m by Collè Rental & Sales, of Sittard, Netherlands.

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  • September 22 @ 11:13 am

1,000t on 800t Liebherr

A 1,000 tonne test load was suspended from the hook of the LR 1800-1.0 at the Liebherr test site in Ehingen, Germany using the new 800t heavy duty head and a new hook block.

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  • September 21 @ 2:13 am

First ATF-120-5.1 in Australia

Queensland, Australia-based Xtreme Engineering has taken delivery of the Tadano ATF-120-5.1. This is the first crane of this model to be delivered in Australia and the first brand new crane put into operation by Xtreme Engineering.

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  • September 21 @ 2:12 am

2,000th delivery on 20th birthday

Italian crane manufacturer Jekko delivered its 2,000th crane to French dealer ATN Platforms, exactly 20 years after developing its first mini crane prototype.

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  • September 20 @ 6:04 am

Mammoet launches Focus30

After years of development, Mammoet has launched the Focus30, a high capacity crane designed for lifting in confined spaces.

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  • September 16 @ 10:05 am

880t load test

The main deck crane on the DP3 Pipelay & Construction vessel Telford 34 in Mexico underwent an 880t proof load test.

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  • September 16 @ 6:10 am

Hofmann delivering blades

German heavy transport firm, Hofmann Kran-Vermietung is now using Goldhofer’s ‘BladeS’ trailing dolly solution to handle the latest generation of wind turbine blades.

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  • September 16 @ 4:02 am

First LRT 1100-2.1 in Australia

Australian company Norwest Crane Hire has invested in two new Liebherr cranes: an LTM 1300-6.2 all terrain and a 100t LRT 1100-2.1 rough-terrain, the first of its type in Australia.

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  • September 16 @ 3:56 am

SNM opens France for Terex towers

Terex has appointed SNM (SAS Société Nantaise de Manutenton) as official distributor for the sale, support and aftersales of its tower cranes for France and French overseas territories.

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  • September 11 @ 5:05 am

Heavy roadtrip with Faymonville lowbed

Van Grinsven transported a 38t steel housing 1,250km from Zagreb, Croatia to the Dutch town of Schaijk with its new three-axle MegaMax lowbed from Faymonville.

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  • September 11 @ 5:02 am

Liebherr tower at Peruvian port

A Liebherr 630EC-H 40 Litronic crane hammerhead crane was used for a modernisation project at the Port of San Martin in Peru. The project includes the construction of a warehouse, a desalination plant and a liquid waste plant.

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  • September 10 @ 3:18 am

Three Barking Wolffs

Three Wolff hydraulic luffing jib cranes have been delivered to the Gascoigne Road housing project in Barking, East London, UK.

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  • September 8 @ 10:31 am

TRT expands Kobelco distribution in Australia

Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT) has expanded the Kobelco sales and customer service network in Australia with the appointment of Baden Davis Crane Connection (Crane Connection) as sub-distributor for New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

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  • September 7 @ 5:35 am

Maxim acquires NCSG’s Montana business

The latest expansion for North American company, Maxim Crane Works, comes after the acquisition of the assets and locations of NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul in Montana.

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  • September 7 @ 5:31 am

Liebherr self-erectors for Japan motorway project

Five Liebherr 42 K.1/J cranes are working on the construction of a motorway bridge close to Mount Fuji in the south east of Japan.

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  • September 7 @ 5:29 am

Tadano hosts Roar Wilhelmsen

Norwegian crane services company Roar Wilhelmsen recently visited Tadano’s manufacturing facility in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Bavaria after purchasing three all-terrain cranes to learn more about the brand and its products.

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  • September 7 @ 5:26 am

Building for the future

Wolffkran Arabia has supplied six Wolff tower cranes for the construction of the Museum of The Future in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • September 4 @ 5:47 am

Manitex adds two new distributors

Manitex International has expanded its distribution network with the addition of Atlantic & Southern Equipment and Keystone Crane Services.

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  • September 2 @ 7:05 am

First fully electric Maeda

Japanese mini crane manufacturer Maeda has launched its first fully electric mini crane, the MC285CB-3.

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  • September 2 @ 7:01 am

New CANZ executive officer

Sarah Toase undertook the role of executive officer for the Crane Association of New Zealand following the resignation of chief executive officer, Sally Dunbar.

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  • September 2 @ 6:58 am

Orders and deliveries

Recent fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Liebherr, Tadano, Demag, Grove, Link-Belt, Klaas, Sennebogen, National Crane and Fassi cranes.

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  • September 2 @ 3:22 am

Saller lifts Bavarian bridge

Deggendorf, Germany-based Kran Saller, used two Liebherr all terrain cranes to carry out a tandem lift of a 60t component of a pedestrian bridge over a railway track. The cranes were position very close to each other for the overnight job in Munich and were within 20cm of touching during the lift.

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  • September 1 @ 4:40 am

NCCCO Foundation’s OSHA directory

The NCCCO Foundation has launched a web-based directory designed to help employers navigate OSHA’s rules on crane operator qualifications.

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  • September 1 @ 4:34 am

Next generation Comansa 11LC

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Comansa has announced improvements across the entire 11LC range, which will soon be incorporated to the 16LC range as well.

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  • August 26 @ 5:12 am

Heavy lifting in Paris

Italian crane service company Vernazza Autogru used a Grove GMK7450 all-terrain crane to install a new fume treatment system at the Syctom waste-to-energy plant in Saint-Ouen, Paris.

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  • August 26 @ 5:04 am

New Rocol grease for booms

Industrial lubricant firm Rocol has launched Tuflube Extreme, a new heavy duty grease for crane boom maintenance.

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  • August 25 @ 4:30 am

The largest crane on Réunion Island

Based on Reunion Island to the east of Madagascar, Société Réunionnaise de Transports INCANA (S.R.T.I.) has a new Demag AC 500-8, not only the largest crane in the INCANA fleet, but on the entire island.

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  • August 25 @ 4:25 am

Manitex introduces TC450U Utility Crane

Manitex International has announced the production launch of the TC450U utility crane.

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  • August 25 @ 4:20 am

Six cranes install 71m skywalk

Hanover-based Nolte Autokrane installed a 70m cantilever connection bridge made up of four components and a number of connecting elements which had to be assembled in the air between two buildings of the newly erected headquarters of Continental AG (Conti).

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  • August 25 @ 4:13 am

New 1550t Green Pin shackle

Green Pin, a Van Beest brand, has introduced size WLL 1550T for its flagship heavy lifting shackle The Power Sling Shackle.

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  • August 19 @ 4:24 am

Collett delivers turbine and generator

UK special transport company Collett & Sons delivered a 160t turbine and a 120t generator from the Port of Tilbury to the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Stewartby, Bedfordshire.

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  • August 18 @ 10:04 am

Sarens lifts 210t roof in Poland

Sarens used a Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane to lift a 210t roof onto a new diesel storage tank at the PERN fuel depot in Koluszki, Poland.

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  • August 18 @ 9:54 am

Ainscough adds MK88-4.1 to fleet

Ainscough Crane Hire has added a Liebherr MK88-4.1 with Euro Stage V engine to its fleet of mobile tower cranes.

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  • August 17 @ 3:17 am

UK’s highest freestanding luffer?

Bennetts Cranes has begun the process of erecting a Raimondi LR 213 luffer at a site in Fulham, UK, that will reach a freestanding height of 105m. The tower crane rental company claims that when that height is reached, it will be the tallest freestanding luffer in operation in the country.

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  • August 17 @ 3:14 am

Mammoet sets bridge spans in Texas

Mammoet’s crew successfully set four precast box-girder bridge units into place as part of the construction of the ‘Signature Bridge’ in Irving, Texas, USA.

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  • August 17 @ 3:11 am

CombiMAX trailer for Wipfli

Swiss transport company Wipfli has added a CombiMax trailer from Faymonville to its fleet.

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  • August 14 @ 6:43 am

Klaas crane for Coppard

UK rental company Coppard Plant Hire has expanded its fleet with the addition of a 6t Klaas K1003RSX aluminium truck crane. The crane was supplied by the German manufacturer’s local dealer Kranlyft UK.

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  • August 13 @ 11:21 am

Select to distribute Terex towers in Ireland

Select Plant Hire has signed a new agreement with Terex Tower Cranes, through which it remains the distributor for the UK but also becomes the distributor for the Republic of Ireland.

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  • August 12 @ 4:48 am

Crosby|SP load cell weighs Christmas trees

Heavy lifting specialist Sarens is using a 100t capacity Radiolink plus load cell from Straightpoint (Crosby|SP) to complete delivery of seven 85t Christmas trees for an oil and gas company.

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  • August 12 @ 4:44 am

Link-Belt duo working on Canadian expressway

Two 145t Link-Belt RTC-80160 Series II rough terrain cranes are being used for the restoration of an expressway in Toronto, Canada.

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  • August 12 @ 4:19 am

Liebherr AT places dome in Berlin

A Liebherr all terrain crane owned by Mobile-Hubtechnik Kranarbeiten und Transporte (Mobi-Hub) was used to place the elaborate cupola on the new Humboldt Forum in the centre of Berlin, Germany.

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  • August 12 @ 4:15 am

Ainscough lifts new bridge in Stockport

Ainscough worked with CTS Bridges to help install a new bridge over the River Goyt in Stockport, as part of the local Council’s £73m Town Centre Access Plan.

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  • August 11 @ 8:30 am

UK’s first stage V Kobelco crawler

Tower crane rental and sales company Bennetts Cranes has taken delivery of the UK’s first Kobelco Stage V/Tier 5 compliant Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler crane.

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  • August 11 @ 8:28 am

Trailer Power Assist saves on trucks

Mammoet was able to transport 430t components for a nuclear fusion reactor using only two tractor units thanks to the Trailer Power Assist (TPA), which was co-developed with Scheuerle.

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  • August 7 @ 9:10 am

New Manitowoc CEO

Aaron Ravenscroft—currently the executive vice president of Cranes at Manitowoc—is succeeding Barry Pennypacker as the manufacturer’s new president and CEO, as well as becoming a member of the board of directors.

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  • August 7 @ 9:07 am

ESTA calls for greater onshore wind safety focus

Tom Klijn, the director of the European mobile crane and special transport association ESTA, has written to Wind Harmony to call for greater emphasis on lifting and transportation safety during the construction of onshore wind farms.

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  • August 7 @ 9:06 am

Jekko unveils the SPX650

Italian mini crane manufacturer Jekko has officially launched the 5t battery-powered SPX650.

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  • August 6 @ 5:52 am

Tower crane dismantling at 300m

As the Crown Sydney construction project topped out, the Men from Marr’s (Marr Contracting) had to dismantle their bespoke M390D crane, which was working on site for the past 27 months.

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  • August 3 @ 11:51 pm

114-year-old bridge lifted back into place

Illinois, USA-based Stevenson Crane Service (SCS) provided the lifting capabilities for the recent Robert Parker Coffin Road Bridge project in Long Grove, Illinois.

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  • August 3 @ 4:02 am

Moving blades in Greece

Greek special transport company Anipsotiki has been using its units of Goldhofer’s FTV blade lifter to transport wind turbine blades.

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  • August 3 @ 4:00 am

Potain expands flat top range

Manitowoc has expanded its MCT range of flat top tower cranes, manufactured at its plant in China, with the addition of the MCT 275.

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  • July 31 @ 5:15 am

AMCS technologies launches telematics solution

AMCS technologies has developed its own telematics solution called IoT Lifting, comprising a web platform and a mobile application.

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  • July 31 @ 5:12 am

Debt reduction for Manitex

Manitex International has reduced its European bank debt by approximately €4.96m ($5.5m). The European bank debt was retired at a 15% discount to its face value.

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  • July 28 @ 3:24 am

Obituary: Otto Rettenmaier

We regret to report that Otto Rettenmaier, the founder of TII Group, has died at the age of 93.

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  • July 28 @ 3:21 am

Liebherr crawler erects 160m wind turbine

German firm Colonia Spezialfahrzeuge deployed its new 800t Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane to tackle a job in a wind farm.

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  • July 27 @ 4:55 am

Ainscough assists with wind turbine removal

Ainscough Crane Hire was employed by Keltbray Lifting Services to safely remove a fire-damaged turbine in Billingham, UK, on behalf of the client EDF.

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  • July 27 @ 2:30 am

Demag CC 8800-1 at Russian oil refinery

M-Kran, used its new Demag CC 8800-1 crawler to lift the heavy components for four coke drums at the Kstovo oil refinery in Russia.

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  • July 24 @ 4:51 am

MaxiKraft orders 17 Grove all-terrains

Germany’s MaxiKraft Group has placed an order with Manitowoc for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes, the first six of which – a GMK3060Ls, three GMK4090s and a GMK5150L – were delivered at the end of June.

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  • July 24 @ 4:45 am

Self-erector for Sparrow Crane Hire

Bristol, UK-headquartered Sparrow Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new Potain Hup 40-30 self-erecting tower crane, to cope with increased demand on restricted urban job sites.

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  • July 21 @ 6:48 am

Mammoet completes Nigerian petrochemical project.

With the installation of the final 1,240t propylene mounded bullet at the Dangote refinery in Nigeria, Mammoet is now demobilising the equipment that has been deployed there for two years.

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  • July 21 @ 3:24 am

New Demag and Tadano cranes for Cranecorp

Western Australian crane hire company Cranecorp, has added two five-axle cranes to the fleet: a Demag AC 160-5 and a Tadano ATF 220G-5.

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  • July 21 @ 3:14 am

1,000th Liebherr 81 K.1 delivered

Liebherr’s tower crane division has delivered its 1000th 81 K.1 self-erecting crane since its launch back in 2016.

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  • July 21 @ 3:11 am

Fagioli transport four 80m-bullets

Fagioli was contracted for the transport of four industrial bullets from Italy to Croatia. The load-out operation onto a dedicated barge utilised Cometto MSPE 40T self-propelled trailers.

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  • July 21 @ 3:01 am

Stage V engines transition deadline extended

The European Parliament has backed the extension of the transition deadline for the adoption of Stage V engines for non-road mobile machinery and tractors by 12 months.

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  • July 17 @ 7:20 am

Elliott launches new crane cab

Crane and truck-mounted aerial work platform manufacturer Elliott has launched a new crane cab and control system. The new cab for its crane models with capacity of 30USt or higher.

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  • July 17 @ 5:50 am

Liebherr ATs erect monument to the “Tailor of Ulm”

Two Liebherr all terrains were used to erect a monument to German aviation pioneer Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth.

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  • July 16 @ 6:08 am

Terex becomes Fassi dealer

Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products.

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  • July 15 @ 3:37 am

Terex Services becomes Fassi dealer?

Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products.

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  • July 15 @ 3:37 am

Focus 30 closer to completion

Mammoet’s Focus 30 crane has moved a step closer to completion, after the fabrication of its main boom.

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  • July 14 @ 10:51 am

XXL Wolff tower section

Developed to meet the requirements of the dam project Spitallamm in Switzerland, Wolffkran’s new TV 60 tower section measures 6m x 6m. Installation of the new XXL tower in combination with two Wolff 1250 B luffers at the Grimsel Pass is estimated to take place in late summer.

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  • July 14 @ 5:29 am

Sennebogen lays foundation stone at new site

Construction of the new 87,000sqm, €25m ($28.4m) customer service center at Steinach, Germany, began in April and is scheduled to open by May 2021.

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  • July 14 @ 5:25 am

ALL named Load King service centre

Load King has appointed The ALL Family of Companies as an authorized service center for its boom trucks and truck cranes, as well as Terex legacy products.

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  • July 14 @ 2:47 am

Moritsch cranes in Amsterdam

Italian general contractor Rizzani de Eccher is using its four new Moritsch Cranes luffers for the construction of the Y-Towers building complex in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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  • July 13 @ 5:25 am

Bauma China 2020 going ahead

Bauma China’s organiser Messe München announced that the trade fair will take place as planned at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 24 to 27, 2020.

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  • July 10 @ 5:34 am

Potains for Birmingham’s tallest tower

Two Potain MR 295 luffing jib cranes are being used for the construction of the 103 Colmore Row, the tallest office building in Birmingham, UK.

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  • July 9 @ 11:39 am

Hans Frey Mobilkran chooses Tadano HK 70

German firm Hans Frey Mobilkran has been a Tadano customer since 2002, previously opted for used machinery but has recently taken delivery of a new 70t Tadano HK 70.

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  • July 9 @ 11:34 am

Fatal crane accident in London

One person has died and four were injured after a tower crane collapsed on a construction site in London, UK, yesterday afternoon.

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  • July 9 @ 3:30 am

Romanian dealer for Terex RTs

Terex Cranes has added Romanian firm RET Utilaje to its growing dealer network to offer Terex’s line of rough terrain cranes throughout Romania.

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  • July 8 @ 3:37 am

New testing center for Pintsch Bubenzer brakes

Brake products supplied by Pintsch Bubenzer USA will be tested by two new dynamometer test stands at the manufacturer’s research and development center in Betzdorf, Germany.

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  • July 7 @ 9:12 am

Strategic alliance for Modulift and Pewag

UK spreader and lifting beam manufacturer Modulift and Austrian chain manufacturer pewag group have announced a “strategic alliance.”

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  • July 7 @ 4:24 am

Airpes spreader beam for wind farm lifts

Lifting, weighing and below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Airpes has shipped the first in a series of 75t adjustable spreader beams to a wind turbine manufacturer. Airpes says the beam can also be used beneath the hooks of mobile cranes in the field.

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  • July 7 @ 4:20 am

Seven Wolffs in Amsterdam

Seven Wolffkran cranes are currently being used for the construction of the ODE development in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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  • July 6 @ 6:49 am

Two Demag cranes for Weiss Kranservice

Mindelheim, Germany–based Weiss Kranservice has added a Demag AC 220-5 and a Demag AC 300-6 to its fleet. The new all terrain cranes will be used for the assembly of the company’s 280 tower cranes.

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  • July 6 @ 6:43 am

Dumberger orders six Liebherr self-erectors

Dumberger Bauunternehmung recently took delivery of the first three of six Liebherr 125 K fast-erecting cranes, it also ordered a LiTRAX high-speed axle.

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  • July 6 @ 6:39 am

Terex to manufacture cranes in India

Terex has announced that it will start manufacturing cranes at its plant in Hosur, India, from 2021.

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  • July 2 @ 10:26 am

Manitex updates CD4430R

Manitex International has updated its 27t (30USt) CD4430R rough terrain rail crane.

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  • July 1 @ 10:53 am

New French dealer for Jekko

French aerial work platform manufacturer ATN Platforms, part of Fassi Group, has replaced Fassi France as the official Jekko distributor in France.

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  • July 1 @ 10:45 am

Terex tower crane dealer for Sweden

Terex Corporation has appointed Cranbalt as its distributor for tower cranes in Sweden.

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  • June 29 @ 3:15 am

Liebherr launches Remote Service App

Liebherr has expanded its digital product portfolio for crawler cranes, deep foundation equipment and maritime cranes with the development of a Remote Service App.

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  • June 29 @ 3:10 am

F&M Mafco’s online auction

F&M Mafco will host an online auction in July using the new feature from the industrial networking platform Krank.

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  • June 29 @ 3:06 am

New board members for NCCCO Foundation

The NCCCO Foundation Board of Directors has announced the election of two new members to its Board: Garry Higdem, CEO of Mario Sinacola& Sons, and Ingo Schiller, president of Tadano America.

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  • June 29 @ 2:59 am

Morrow appoints COO and CFO

US tower crane company Morrow Equipment has appointed Peter Juhren as the new president and COO, and Mark Beals as vice president and CFO.

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  • June 29 @ 2:55 am

Tadano AT for church renovation

A Tadano ATF 220G-5 was used for tower renovation at the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Oberwesel, Germany.

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  • June 23 @ 1:27 am

Sennebogen telecrane for well projects

OCHS Bohr is using its new Sennebogen 613 telescopic crane for a well regeneration project in the district of Roth.

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  • June 23 @ 1:24 am

Falcon Freight expands crane fleet

Falcon Freight, the haulage arm of Falcon Tower Crane Services, has taken delivery of eight Volvo trucks, three of which with truck mounted cranes, and 27 45ft flat bed trailers.

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  • June 23 @ 1:21 am

SPMTs for bridge replacement

Riga Mainz has used Scheuerle SPMT axle lines and a unique lifting system to replace several ageing Deutsche Bahn railway bridges in Germany.

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  • June 23 @ 1:17 am

First Grove GMK5250XL-1 in the UK

West Sussex-based Southern Cranes & Access became the first Manitowoc customer in the UK to receive a new Grove GMK5250XL-1.

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  • June 23 @ 1:09 am

Sarens launches new climbing system

Sarens has enhanced its new generation of bottom-feeding jacking systems with the launch of the CS350 climbing system. The series also includes the CS5000 and CS1000 systems.

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  • June 16 @ 1:27 am

Demag crawler for stadium construction

Sarens used a Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler to lift enormous steel structures for the new south stand at the Saint Symphorien stadium of FC Metz in France.

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  • June 16 @ 1:24 am

Big Asian orders for PM

Cranes and specialised industrial equipment manufacturer Manitex International has received orders for PM branded articulated cranes worth approximately $1.8m from customers in Asia.

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  • June 16 @ 1:20 am

Liebherr USA’s expanded HQ opens

Liebherr USA headquarters have moved into newly expanded facilities in Newport News, Virginia.

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  • June 16 @ 1:18 am

Towers for tower

Four Wolff cranes are being used for the construction of five pyramid-like levels on the roof of the Flak Tower in Hamburg, Germany.

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  • June 12 @ 12:02 pm

WingMax for 70m+ blades

Faymonville has launched WingMax, part of the TeleMax flatbed semi-trailer series, for the transportation of wind turbine blades with length exceeding 70m.

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  • June 9 @ 1:09 am

Factory to wind farm

Bremen, Germany-based SommerKranverleih drove its new Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane from the manufacturing plant straight to its first job at the Vier Berge wind farm in Saxony-Anhalt.

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  • June 9 @ 1:04 am

New Tadano Oceania head office

Tadano has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting customers across the Oceania region with the opening of a new, purpose-built head office in Brisbane, Australia.

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  • June 9 @ 12:49 am

Ainscough appoints chairman and executives

UK company Ainscough Crane Hire has appointed a new chairman, CEO and CFO.Andrew Taylor takes the role of chairman at the company. He previously held C-Suite positions at Algeco Group, Northrop Grumman (Europe), and the Ministry of Defence.

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  • June 9 @ 12:42 am

Caldwell beam for highway project

The Caldwell Group supplied a custom 75ft (23m) long, 50,000lbs (22.3t) capacity beam for lifting 60 rebar cages at a highway project in Philadelphia, USA.

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  • June 9 @ 12:38 am

First Jekko SPX1280 in the UAE

The latest 8t Jekko mini crane, the SPX1280, has arrived in the UAE for the first time and has been delivered to Jekko’s dealer AJI Heavy Equipment Rental in Dubai.

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  • June 2 @ 1:45 am

Potains for Tampa development

Eight Potain tower cranes are busy at work in downtown Tampa, Florida, where an entirely new neighborhood is being built from the ground up.

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  • June 2 @ 1:38 am

Spierings delivers 250thSK1265-AT6

Dutch mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings Mobile Cranes has delivered its 250th unit of the six-axle SK1265-AT6 Mighty Tiny. The purchaser of this unit was Wiesbauer, one of the first Spierings customers in Germany.

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  • June 2 @ 1:34 am

Spierings delivers 250th SK1265-AT6

Dutch mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings Mobile Cranes has delivered its 250th unit of the six-axle SK1265-AT6 Mighty Tiny. The purchaser of this unit was Wiesbauer, one of the first Spierings customers in Germany.

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  • June 2 @ 1:34 am

Liebherr becomes certified ECOL training provider

The training centre at Liebherr-WerkEhingen has been awarded a certificate that officially enables it to train crane operators for the new European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL).

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  • June 2 @ 1:29 am

Mammoet installs safety lanes

Mammoet has installed the remaining 72 shoulder spans on the northbound lanes of the New Orleans Causeway in Louisiana by means of SPMTs atop a barge.

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  • June 2 @ 1:25 am

Enerpac expands SCJ series

Enerpac has expanded its Self-Locking Cube Jack product series with the addition of the 100t (110USt) SCJ-100 portable hydraulic system.

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  • June 2 @ 1:18 am

New Wolff luffer

Wolffkran has launched the Wolff 235B luffer, developed with a focus on assembly and maintenance.

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  • May 27 @ 6:36 am

Palazzani spider installs 5G systems

A Palazzani XTJ 52+ crawler spider lift is being used by Di PrimioNoleggi for the installation of 5G systems in Chieti, Italy.

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  • May 27 @ 6:31 am

Shop floor lifts

German crane service provider Merkel Autokrane used its new Demag AC 45 City to install a noise barrier inside a production facility for precast concrete elements run by FTO Fertigteilwerk Obermain.

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  • May 27 @ 6:26 am

A giant for Titan

Russian energy company Titan-2 has added a 3000t Liebherr LR 13000 crawler to its fleet.

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  • May 27 @ 6:16 am

Kato for Davies

Davies Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 25t Kato CR-250Rv City Crane from the Japanese manufacturer’s UK distributor Rivertek Services.

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  • May 27 @ 6:11 am

AMCS technologies’ systems for training

Four AMCS Technologies’ anti-collision and zoning systems DCS 61-S have been installed on cranes of the AFPA training center at Egletons in Corrèze, France.

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  • May 27 @ 6:06 am

New Jaso low top

Jaso has expanded its portfolio of low top tower cranes with the addition of the J800.48. It is the second largest crane of the low top range, with the largest one being the J1400, which was launched during Bauma 2019.

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  • May 20 @ 5:18 am

HSC launches 175t crawler

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC) has expanded its hydraulic crawler crane range with the addition of the 175t SCX1800A-3.

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  • May 18 @ 6:42 am

HiConnect for free

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched a free version of the connected service HiConnect, while the full, subscription version is now rebranded as HiConnect Premium.

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  • May 18 @ 6:37 am

Unic cranes for Danish Defence

Unic Cranes Europe, the European master dealer for Unic mini spider cranes, has delivered 12 units of the URW-1006+ model to the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO, or in Danish Forsvarsministeriets Materiel- ogIndkøbsstyrelse, FMI).

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  • May 18 @ 6:34 am

Jekko to launch 5-tonner

Jekko is going to launch a 5t mini crane, the SPX650, at a live streaming event in July.

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  • May 15 @ 4:47 am

US to investigate mobile crane imports

The United States Department of Commerce announced that it will initiate a 232 investigation of mobile crane imports, in response to a petition Manitowoc filed in December.

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  • May 12 @ 7:13 am

Piling duties for Kobelco crawlers

Two Kobelco CKE800G crawler cranes, part of the Cementation Skanska plant fleet, are providing piling assistance at a build-to-rent development in London, UK.

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  • May 12 @ 7:09 am

Palfinger launches two models

Palfinger has expanded its offering in the 40-50tm loader crane segment, with the introduction of the PK 45.002 TEC 5 and PK 48.002 TEC 7 models.

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  • May 12 @ 7:02 am

GGR social distancing assistance

Lifting specialist GGR Group has been assisting construction sites across the UK that remained open or are due to open in the coming weeks by providing equipment to maintain social distancing and ensure safe methods of work.

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  • May 12 @ 6:25 am

Crawler-mounted self-erectors at work

The first PotainHup C 40-30 crawler mounted self-erecting cranes have been put to work on a railway project in Switzerland.

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  • May 12 @ 6:22 am

Greek job for Goldhofer

Kroustalelis Special Transport has used Goldhofer heavy-duty modules to transport refinery equipment in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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  • May 12 @ 6:19 am

Straightpoint enters Thailand

Straightpoint, part of The Crosby Group, has named Thunder Oilfield Services (TOS) a distributor of its full range of force measurement equipment in Thailand.

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  • May 12 @ 6:16 am

Tadano reports sales growth

Tadano sales revenue for its fiscal year 2019, the twelve months ended March 31, stood at ¥227.9bn ($2.1bn), up ¥39.5bn year-on-year. Over the same period gross profit increased by ¥6.1bn to ¥57.1bn.

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  • May 5 @ 5:29 am

ALL launches shared equipment programme

The ALL Family of Companies has launched its Shared Equipment Program (SEP), which the company says can reduce costs and time for construction projects.

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  • May 5 @ 5:26 am

First Hup M 28-22 in North America

Davis Company, a general contractor in Reno, Nevada, has purchased the first PotainHup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America.

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  • May 5 @ 5:11 am

Palfinger sees revenue drop

The Palfinger Group’s revenue stood at €393.2m in the first quarter of 2020, down 10.8% compared to the record-breaking quarter in the same reporting period in the previous year.

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  • May 5 @ 5:07 am

Showing its reach

BKL has used its Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane to install air conditioning units on the roof of a new industrial building in Kösching in Bavaria, Germany.

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  • May 1 @ 7:19 am

Spider cranes for Johnson Arabia

Johnson Arabia has added spider cranes to its fleet for the first time, responding to growing demand for this crane type by its clients.

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  • May 1 @ 7:15 am

Enerpac’s new gantry accessories

Enerpac has introduced new accessories to boost the capabilities of its gantry range, including increased side shift options, skid track end stops, header beam sling guides and a power distribution unit for simpler power connectivity.

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  • April 29 @ 1:19 am

Hareket installs nine LPG bullet tanks

Hareket has completed the installation of nine LPG bullet tanks in the Duqm Refinery in Oman.

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  • April 29 @ 1:14 am

Coronavirus hits Hiab sales

Hiab, the knuckleboom and load handling subsidiary of Cargotec, has reported sales revenue of €302m for the first quarter of the year, down 5% compared to the same period in 2019.

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  • April 29 @ 1:06 am

Prangl installs airport pedestrian bridge

Prangl was tasked with installing a new pedestrian bridge at Vienna’s International airport in Austria.

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  • April 29 @ 12:55 am

Manta’s new Potains at work

Manta Equipment has received two brand new Potain MCT 565 M25 topless cranes in Singapore; both have been put to work.

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  • April 29 @ 12:48 am

Secretariat statue placed

Wilhite Crane & Rigging of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, lifted a bronze statue of famed racing horse Secretariat with its 60USt (50t) HTC-8660 Series II hydraulic truck crane.

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  • April 21 @ 1:04 am

Gas plant expansion work for Sarens

Sarens recently completed Phase II expansion work at the Wapiti Gas Plant, a liquid handling and gas processing facility in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada.

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  • April 20 @ 6:30 am

Mammoet completes scope for Calgary Ring Road

Mammoet has completed the heavy lift and transport scope for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) Project in Canada, which began in 2017.

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  • April 20 @ 6:26 am

New dealer for Spierings

Dutch mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings Mobile Cranes has appointed Kanoo Cranes as its distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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  • April 20 @ 6:22 am

Travelling 1,400km

Australian heavy-duty specialists from Doolan’s Heavy Haulage have transported two 160t crusher components using WideCombi axle lines made by Scheuerle, a subsidiary of TII Group.

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  • April 15 @ 5:28 am

Talbert’s fixed-neck drop deck trailer

Talbert Manufacturing has introduced the 35FG-BVTL—a fixed-neck, drop deck trailer for small- to mid-size equipment machinery movers operating in oil fields, agriculture and construction and demolition.

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  • April 15 @ 5:25 am

Another record year for Liebherr

Liebherr Group has recorded a new record in turnover, as the figure for 2019 stood at €11.75bn. This represents an increase of €1.2bn or 11.4% compared with the previous year.

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  • April 7 @ 4:29 am

First two LG 1750 SX in North America

Canadian crane and heavy haul contractor Myshak Crane and Rigging took delivery of their first Liebherr LG1750 SX mobile crane in December 2019 and their second upcoming this month. They are the first two LG 1750 with the powerful SX boom system in North America.

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  • April 6 @ 5:42 am

Huisman to deliver 1,600t crane

Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600t leg encircling crane.

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  • April 3 @ 12:55 am

Through the roof

German crane contractor Herrmann & Wittrock has used a Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 truck-mounted crane from its branch in Gross Kienitz to hoist a work platform through a gym roof.

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  • April 2 @ 7:41 am

Tadano AT for Erregi

Italian crane service firm Erregi from Pisogne has expanded its fleet with the addition of a 220t Tadano ATF 220G-5.

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  • April 1 @ 7:44 am

New Scanreco president and CEO

Peter Lageson, currently member of the board of Scanreco, has been appointed as president and CEO of the radio remote control manufacturer.

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  • March 30 @ 5:52 am