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Tadano has commented on the company’s planned acquisition of Demag from Terex. While much will develop during the acquisition process, the company’s comments may give some insights into the future of the Japanese company’s two German mobile crane businesses, the former Faun in Lauf an der Pegnitz and Demag in Zweibrücken. More detail will come when the deal closes, which is expected to happen in mid-2019.Read more
As Terex prepares for the sale of Demag to Tadano, and the end of production of those mobile crane lines built in Oklahoma City (OKC), the company has taken steps to reassure customers of its ongoing commitment to service and support.
Terex towers for EU’s tallest building
Terex CTT 332-16 and CTL 340-24 tower cranes are being used for the construction of the Varso Tower, EU’s tallest budiling.
Orders and deliveries
UAE-based Al Faris Equipment Rentals has ordered 36 mobile cranes from Liebherr - twelve cranes from the new LRT rough terrain crane series and 24 all terrains.
Heavy-duty jib on Grove
Australian rental company Metcalf Crane Services have used the integrated heavy-duty jib, known locally as a ‘machinery runner’, on a 250t Grove GMK5250L to handle the delicate unloading and installation of wall panels for a new rail corridor project in Seaford, Victoria.
Bigge launches online booking portal
Bigge Crane and Rigging has launched a new crane rental booking portal OnlineCraneRental.com, aimed at its Gulf Coast customers.
Through a series of case studies, we look at how the energy sector is creating demand for heavy lifts and special transport in the USA.
Julian Champkin looks at how diferent approaches to house building—both innovative and traditional—have driven different approaches to lifting materials around the world.
Good for wood
Sustainability, disenchantment with plastic, and the use of new wood products such as cross-laminated timber in construction are placing new emphasis on the timber industry. Julian Champkin looks at the cranes that serve the industry.
Sotiris Kanaris looks at what different manufacturers of accessories, components and materials are going to exhibit at the event.
Alongside general construction equipment, Bauma will showcase companies offering solutions for moving and lifting oversized loads and performing critical project lifts. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
In our lead news items this month, I've tried to find answers for at least a few of the questions readers may have about Tadano's planned acquisition of Demag from Terex. As you'd expect for a deal at this stage, I wasn't able to get a lot more detail.
This month, I've been taking a look back over our news coverage for 2018. There have been quite a few significant developments over the year.
Security expert Bruce Schneier has, for decades, warned of the overlooked risks associated with the computer age. Sometimes, politicians, regulators, and industry leaders have paid heed.
An inventive season
We have a surprising flurry of new crane launches this month. This includes a series of new tower cranes, new loader cranes, and a new rough terrain.
Precise planning for perfect practice
My first job on Cranes Today was reporting on one of our London conferences.
Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
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Cranes Today sponsor LTM explains its GIS range
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.