Cranes Today Magazine


New Wolff luffer
27 May, 2020 Wolffkran has launched the Wolff 235B luffer, developed with a focus on assembly and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • A giant for Titan
    Russian energy company Titan-2 has added a 3000t Liebherr LR 13000 crawler to its fleet.
  • 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.


Feeling attached
19 May, 2020 Between the crane and the load comes the device that attaches the two together. Julian Champkin finds they are many and varied.
  • Heavier lifts on rough terrain
    Rough terrain end users have been increasingly interested in higher capacity models, especially in North America. New models of 100USt or more have been launched, could we reach 200USt? Sotiris Kanaris reports.
  • Do RTs differ regionally?
    Sotiris Kanaris looks into geographical differences in rough terrain manufacturers’ models and offerings.
  • Transporting and installing girders
    Mammoet has completed the heavy lift and transport scope for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) Project in Canada, which began in 2017.
  • Moving around Texas
    In mid-April, Barnhart Crane & Rigging was tasked to transport nine fracking unit components from the fabrication shop to the construction site where the unit is being built. To move one of them, a 800,000lb (363t) depropanizer column vessel, was more challenging than the others.


Hard times
14 May, 2020 When Charles Dickens published his novel Hard Times as a serial in his weekly publication Household Words in 1854, the world was definitely different.
  • Bigger and Bigger
    In this issue we cover Barnhart’s acquisition of Viant Crane, a move that will further enhance Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest, where Barnhart already operates a number of branches. This is the second such announcement by the company in less than a year, as it previously entered into an agreement under which it will own the majority of assets of Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus, Mississippi.
  • Game on
    The Middle East is inevitably associated with oil production, as this industry has been fuelling the region’s economy for decades. Fluctuations in the price of the commodity have caused intense economic cycles and at times negatively affected construction activities.
  • The world looking in
    At the time of my visit to Japan, rugby fans where filling up the Rugby World Cup stadiums around the country, while Emperor Naruhito officially proclaimed his enthronement before dignitaries from about 190 countries. The spotlight is still on Japan, as the country is preparing to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • Wind of change
    On the occasion of the UN Global Climate Action Summit and the Global Climate Strikes, renewable energy became a hot discussion topic among government leaders as well as citizens of countries around the world.


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17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • 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.