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LATEST NEWS

Elliott launches redesigned 18t tractor-mounted crane
27 February, 2017 Elliott Equipment Company is launching a redesign of their 1881TM tractor-mounted boom truck model at ConExpo 2017.
  • LTR 1220 builds water basins for energy storage system
    Working on an innovative wind power project for Max Bögl Group, a Liebherr telecrawler will pick and carry concrete slabs to build a basin reservoir for a pumped-water energy storage system. When each of the basins is complete, the crane will then need to be lifted out by a 500t all terrain.
  • New Grove truck crane
    Manitowoc has launched the Grove TMS9000-2, a 100t truck crane, featuring a number of improvements over previous models.

LATEST FEATURES

Maximum performance
22 February, 2017 Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville will present its trailer range – designed specifically for the North American market – at ConExpo stand G1326.
  • Keep both feet on the ground
    Nelson Manufacturing Company will launch the new ‘boots-on-the-ground’ version of its boom launch trailer at ConExpo in the Gold Lot, stand G2626.
  • Synthetic-rope innovations
    WireCo World Group will exhibit several products such as the brand-new synthetic hoist rope Lanko Lift S at ConExpo, stand G73012. The bright yellow rope, made by Lankhorst Ropes, consists of 12 braided outer strands made of high-tech material Dyneema.


LATEST COMMENTS

China crisis
16 February, 2017 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.
  • A throw of the dice
    This month, as the year gets underway, we have articles looking back over the past 20 years, and forward to the year ahead. With ConExpo in Las Vegas, we also take a first look at some of the cranes we expect to see at the show.
  • An ominous future
    At the start of this year, many of us would have been hoping for the upturn in world construction that we've been waiting for since 2009. It doesn't look much more likely now than it did 12 months ago. At the same time, the crane industry faces ongoing challenges from regulators and politicians.
  • Old and new
    In recent years, we've been working to refine Fleet File. This year, we've not made any further changes to the survey itself. We now have sections for wheeled mobile cranes, rough terrains, crawlers, tower cranes and compact cranes, all split up into capacity classes that broadly indicate the jobs they can take on. I'm pleased to say that we've this year got enough responses to provide a decent snapshot of the industry, without including any previous years' entries.
  • October surprises
    This month has been surprisingly busy for the crane industry. Often, autumn is the down season for crane launches, falling between the big trade shows in the spring. This October though, we've had four very significant pieces of news.
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LATEST EQUIPMENT NEWS

Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
17 August, 2016 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.
  • Sponsored: A clear view of safe working
    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.
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