Cranes Today Magazine


Terex promises seamless service
14 March, 2019 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.
  • 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.


Energy boost
21 March, 2019 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.
  • Homing in
    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.
  • Team Players
    Sotiris Kanaris looks at what different manufacturers of accessories, components and materials are going to exhibit at the event.
  • Heavyweight champions
    Alongside general construction equipment, Bauma will showcase companies offering solutions for moving and lifting oversized loads and performing critical project lifts. Sotiris Kanaris reports.


Demag answers and questions
18 March, 2019 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.
  • Looking back
    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.
  • Digital disruption
    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.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
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.