Cranes Today Magazine


Sawada succeeds Knecht as Tadano Faun CEO
20 July, 2017 Kenichi Sawada will succeed Alexander Knecht as the new CEO of Tadano Faun.
  • Faymonville invests €12m in Cometto
    Faymonville has increased the capital of Italian special-transport manufacturer Cometto S.p.A (Cometto) to €12m in order to “confirm its long-term strategy and ensure the sustainability of the company.”


A Nootable birthday
30 June, 2017 At this year’s Transport Days customer event, Dutch trailer manufacturer Nooteboom showed off its new Manoovr Ballast Trailer, and celebrated its 135th anniversary
  • Their way or no highway
    Transporting heavy loads or driving a crane on US highways is challenging due to state-specific regulations. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to transporter, boom dolly and crane manufacturers about how equipment design and transportation practices are affected.
  • Slim slings
    PSC Crane and Rigging used slim high capacity synthetic slings to lower a tunnel boring machine in sub-zero conditions.
  • Keep on the level
    The new CI55 indicator from Hirschmann MCS, when paired with the company’s gSENS WGX tilt sensor, monitors and displays inclination or tilt angle on a wide range of stationary, mobile, or marine equipment, including cranes.
  • Wireless and ready
    LCM Systems has developed a new range of WLL wireless load links that will be offered ex-stock for customers who need load measuring equipment in a hurry.


Selling cranes to the world at large
30 June, 2017 The crane industry is at once ever-present in the public eye, yet largely invisible.
  • Trials of faith, signs of redemption
    The crane industry's long march out of the slump caused by the global financial crisis continues like the final stages of the Compestela pilgrimage – a painful and exhausting crawl on bloody hands and knees.
  • Borders, deadlines threaten US industry
    As the worldwide construction-equipment event cycle evolves, it has become harder and harder for any event other than bauma in Munich to really claim to represent the global industry. ConExpo in Las Vegas certainly makes a good showing, but with launches in a hard market recently focused on the German show a year before, it is hard for it to claim to be anything other than the biggest show in the Americas, not a transatlantic contender for the global crown.
  • The winds of change
    The wind-turbine industry has provided the push for some of the most exciting innovations in the crane and special transport industries. From Grove's unique GTK telescoping-tower mobile cranes, featured on the cover of this issue, or Liebherr's giant LTR telecrawler, through to some of the most highly optimised crawlers available, the sector has pushed the boundaries of what can be lifted.
  • China crisis
    I write this comment as the Chinese New Year is celebrated. Like in many cultures, people in China have a series of traditions that say that, as your new year goes, so goes the rest of the year.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: Green Pin Power Sling® Shackle Lift the same load with a lighter wire
    Green Pin® introduces the Green Pin Power Sling® Shackle. The Power Sling® has a revolutionary design that enables you to lift the same load with a lighter wire. This means the Power Sling® lets you save up to 20% on synthetic- and steel wire rope costs, giving you more competitive power. That’s our kind of power. Power to the Wire.
  • Sponsored - World’s largest ever crane auction
    A two day public ‘disposal auction’ that includes 130 cranes (from 220 ton down to 35 ton All Terrain and City cranes) plus more than 500 significant lots of general construction equipment from the administration of Hewden Stuart Ltd will be sold by Euro Auctions at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire at the request of the administrators at Ernst & Young on Thursday 02 /Friday 03 March.
  • 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.