Cranes Today Magazine


Cometto vehicles for German bridge move
18 November, 2020 German contractor Schares used two new Eco1000 transporters from Cometto to move a bridge in Oberhausen, Germany.
  • F.lli Ferrari adds 14 New Age models
    Italian manufacturer F.lli Ferrari, has boosted its New Age Line with the launch of an additional 14 crane models with five different boom configurations.
  • UKs first Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1
    UK rental company ABA Crane Hire has a number of Liebherr cranes in its fleet but has recently purchased its Stage V emissions compliant LTM 1110-5.1 all terrain crane.
  • New 450t Demag all terrain
    Tadano Demag has launched the new seven-axle, 450t AC 450-7 all terrain crane, featuring the new Sideways Superlift System.
  • Hyva extends FFB range
    Hyva has added two new models and updated two existing cranes in its FFB crane range, designed for agricultural applications.


Simple can be beautiful
16 November, 2020 Julian Champkin looks at the knuckleboom market and finds that though sophistication can be sought-after, and increasing size brings new roles, there is still a demand for the basic and simple.
  • On the comeback trail
    Fibre ropes of one kind or another have been used for millennia before iron took over. Steel wire has enjoyed a monopoly in some sectors for almost two centuries. But is fibre about to mount a historic comeback? Simon Hastelow reports.
  • Past and future
    Alexander Jost, managing director of tower crane manufacturer Jost Cranes, talks to Sotiris Kanaris about the company’s past, present and future.
  • Focus on technology
    BKL has grown to become one of the largest crane rental companies in Europe. CEO Jörg Hegestweiler talks to Sotiris Kanaris about the company’s strategy and trends in the German market.
  • A change for the better
    Sotiris Kanaris talks to Jens Ennen—CEO at Tadano Demag GmbH and Tadano Faun GmbH—about the two companies’ restructuring program and strategy. Tadano Demag’s Frank Schröder, director product management all terrain cranes, and Vincent Stenger, product manager telecrawlers, discuss the latest product innovations.


Decision time
06 November, 2020 At times of economic downturn, companies often have to make big and hard decisions to maintain profitability or for their sustainability.
  • Build, build, build
    The US-headquartered Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) conducted a survey of member company executives on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equipment manufacturers.
  • Changing habits
    Different types of tower cranes are popular in different markets, which is why the major manufacturers in this segment have more than one type in their portfolio.
  • Mix and Match
    Factory closures, reductions in motor traffic, significant falls in the number of flights were among the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which contributed to a drop in the global demand for oil.
  • Hard times
    When Charles Dickens published his novel Hard Times as a serial in his weekly publication Household Words in 1854, the world was definitely different.


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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.