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The Cooperativa Muratori e Braccianti di Carpi (CMB), an Italian contractor, chose two Potain tower cranes to build the Hadid Tower, designed by the “Queen of the curve” Zaha Hadid.Read more
Burkhalter asked Enerpac to extend the height of Enerpac’s 2000t (500t per tower) jack-up system from 20m to 36m for future projects. The near doubling in height will produce the world’s tallest...Read more
Johnson Arabia LLC is extending its fleet and service, offering the new Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane, the most compact six-axle all terrain crane in the 350t capacity class on the market.
Terex Port Solutions buys terminal tractor line from CVS Ferrari
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has acquired the assets of the terminal tractor product line from CVS Ferrari (CVS), which has been part of Manitex International since 2010.
More lifting capacity, less space: Layton chooses National Crane NBT55
Layton’s Tree Service chose a National Crane NBT55 to gain plenty of lifting capacity from a compact footprint.
Manitowoc cranes to build €1.7bn coastal road around Reunion island
A team of 16 Manitowoc, Grove and Potain cranes are working together to help build a €1.7bn coastal road around France’s Reunion Island, east of Madagascar.
CMB uses two Potain tower cranes to build Hadid Tower
The Cooperativa Muratori e Braccianti di Carpi (CMB), an Italian contractor, chose two Potain tower cranes to build the Hadid Tower, designed by the “Queen of the curve” Zaha Hadid.
As crane control systems have become more sophisticated so have the remote controls that operate them, with ergonomics and display innovations a major focus.
Getting over the bust
In recent years the US construction sector has taken some big knocks, but as the economy recovers, new opportunities in rising sectors are driving construction in 2016 and beyond. Rhian Owen investigates what lessons crane providers have learnt from the struggling upstream oil and gas sector and how the shortage of labour has affected business.
The next generation
At this year’s Bauma, Kobelco will show the second generation of its CKE-G Series crawler cranes.
In February 2003 Felix Weinstein wrote an article for Cranes Today, examining accident causes. In the 13 years since, many varied tower crane accidents occur. In this article he reviews some prominent causes of recent accidents.
Under new ownership
PM Group’s stand at this year’s Bauma will be its first at the Munich show since being acquired by US crane manufacturer Manitex. As well as its own knuckleboom cranes, it will showcase products from Manitex, and from fellow recent Manitex Italian acquisition Valla.
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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.
The year gone by, and to come
This has been a good year in many ways for Cranes Today. I think that we've again achieved our editorial mission of keeping crane owners around the world informed of trends in their industry, and advocating for safe and efficient working practices.
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.
New CM Labs module for rough terrain cranes
Montreal-based CM Labs Simulations has released a new operator training module designed for rough terrain crane operators.
Aluminium crane pads from Solum
Solum has developed a range of aluminium outrigger pads, reducing the weight of the units and providing a fully recyclable product.