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Mammoet has recently used 21-axle lines of Nicolas MHD G II to transport a 420t nacelle. The Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field in Denmark is used for testing of wind turbines with an overall height...Read more
Enercon used a Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic tower crane to erect a 149m wind turbine at an altitude of around 800m in the Prechtaler Schanze wind farm in the Black Forest.Read more
Mammoet has recently used 21-axle lines of Nicolas MHD G II to transport a 420t nacelle. The Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field in Denmark is used for testing of wind turbines with an overall height up to 250m. Blades with up to 110m can also be tested there.
Enercon uses Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic tower crane to erect 149m wind turbine
Enercon used a Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic tower crane to erect a 149m wind turbine at an altitude of around 800m in the Prechtaler Schanze wind farm in the Black Forest.
Danis Building Construction deploys a Grove 7550 mega wing crane to build a 170ft skywalk
Danis Building Construction used a Grove 7550 mega wing crane to construct a 170ft skywalk that connects Kettering Health Network’s existing main campus hospital to the new 120,000sq ft five-story Cancer Center across Southern Boulevard in Kettering.
Damen builds vessels for stock in anticipation of continuous market demand
Damen has started building two identical crane barge 6324 vessels, designed as a low transshipment platform for ship-to-ship or ship-to-quay operations.
Böcker introduces new multipurpose crawler crane
Böcker has launched a new crawler crane, the RK 36/2400, which will not lose its grip, even on soft.
New Ron Crane Scales PRR features Bluetooth compatibility with iPhones / iPads (no WiFi required)
Richard Marcotte, an instructor at ITI, argues that rigging skills are too often taught with specific trades in mind, rather than in their own right.
Jack up systems and strand jacks offer a powerful way to lift huge loads, yet are often easier to deploy than large cranes. Rhian Owen looks at recent projects that demonstrate the flexibility of these systems, and considers their limits and potential.
High winds pose a significant threat to all cranes. This month, Rhian Owen considers the risk to tower cranes, finds out how manufacturers design them to minimize risk, and asks what users should do to prepare for high winds. Next month, we look at the risks for crawler cranes.
Ten years of Vertikal Days
Vertikal Days celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016. The UK show has built a strong reputation as a venue for crane buyers and sellers to meet.
This year's Bauma showed some positive signs, for the first time in almost a decade. We saw some exciting new products, heard good sales reports from parts of the industry, and learnt of some positive regulatory news.
We've just received the latest circulation audit for Cranes Today. I'm pleased to say we continue to beat our rivals on all useful measures.
More than many industries, lifting values experience. Around the world, certification and training programmes emphasise the importance of time in the cab.
Could Zoomlion run Terex?
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a lot of discussion on financial websites about Zoomlion’s unsolicited bid for Terex. The Chinese giant has stepped in between of Terex and its planned share swap tie up with Konecranes, proposing to buy Terex outright for cash.
This year in Cranes Today
This looks to be an exciting year for the crane industry, and I hope, for readers of Cranes Today.
Join us at our Major Crane Business Clearance in Townsville, QLD! A huge range of Terrain Cranes, Crawler Cranes, Franna Cranes, Trucks, Trailers, Vehicles, Access Equipment are available plus much more!
Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.
Sponsored: A clear view of safe working
Cranes Today email newsletter sponsor RaycoWylie Systems’ new i4507 system for Tower Cranes with a flat or luffing jib combines a rated capacity indicator with a display able to show views from up-to-four cameras, along with a host of other sensor inputs.
Yale Cordage introduces new multipart sling
Yale Cordage has added a new heavy-lift multipart sling, Fortis2, to its industrial portfolio.
Tru-Vu Monitors unveils touch screen for wash-down environments
Tru-Vu Monitors has released a 17” touch screen, which it claimed is ideal for wash-down environments.