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Weldex, based in Scotland and working across the UK, has used two Liebherr crawler cranes, an LR 11350 and an LR 1750, to position a railway bridge in Manchester. The new bridge will link the...Read more
GustoMSC has introduced the NG-20000X, equipped with a telescopic leg crane, targeting the wind-farm installation market.Read more
Mammoet finished the last lift on a large modernization project at Lotos refinery in Gdansk, Poland.Read more
Tadano America and Maxim Crane Works, which recently completed the acquisition of Coast Crane, have reached an agreement to continue the relationship with Coast/Maxim as a distributor for Tadano crane products.
Spierings delivers its 900th crane
Spierings has delivered its 900th crane to Swedish crane hire company BeMå-lyft.
Crewe crane collapse kills two
A tower crane has collapsed while being erected in the UK town of Crewe, landing on the rear of an all terrain and damaging nearby homes. Two people, believed to be crane operators or rigging crew, have been killed.
XCMG Indonesia launched
XCMG Indonesia has been launched, with the aim to further expand the manufacturer’s overseas footprint. The inauguration ceremony was held in The Westin Jakarta hotel on May 30, 2017.
Sarens transports and installs oil rig in Iraq
Sarens has used trailers and mobile cranes to move and install an oil rig at the North Rumaila oil field in southern Iraq. Sarens performed the operation on behalf of Rumaila Operating Organization and BP Iraq.
Paola De Pascali talked with the main manufacturers of knuckleboom cranes about the recent trend of using ‘loaders’ as ‘lifters’ for diverse applications.
USA projects round up
This month we review projects from Texas, Louisiana, New York, Virginia.
Choosing the right type of tyre for a mobile crane is crucial. Bernadette Ballantyne looks into how owners go about finding the right blend of performance, longevity and price.
Inner city giant
ALE’s giant self-built crane, the AL.SK190, has started working on its first inner city job, performing lifts at the Earls Court development in the heart of London.
Making cranes great again
2017’s big show, ConExpo, took place literally and metaphorically in the shadow of US President Donald Trump. Will North spoke to senior staff from a selection of mobile-crane companies about their hopes for the US market under the new administration and their strategy for the year ahead.
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.
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.
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