Cranes Today Magazine


Sarens dismantles TBM
07 April, 2020 Sarens has deployed its Grove GMK6300L crane for work on a metro station project in Minsk, Belarus.
  • Port to wind farm
    Roll-Lift USA has used its four three-axle Faymonville TeleMAX trailers with trucks to transport wind turbine blades from the port of Houston to a wind farm.
  • Another record year for Liebherr
    Liebherr Group has recorded a new record in turnover, as the figure for 2019 stood at €11.75bn. This represents an increase of €1.2bn or 11.4% compared with the previous year.
  • Obituary: Horst Felbermayr
    After a serious illness, pioneer on heavy goods logistics Horst Felbermayr passed away on March 13, 2020. Cranes Today was recently sent an obituary rounding up some of his life and career pivotal moments.
  • First two LG 1750 SX in North America
    Canadian crane and heavy haul contractor Myshak Crane and Rigging took delivery of their first Liebherr LG1750 SX mobile crane in December 2019 and their second upcoming this month. They are the first two LG 1750 with the powerful SX boom system in North America.


Kobelco duo for port expansion
06 April, 2020 Marine, civil engineering and building contractor Keating Construction is using a Kobelco BM700 and a CKE1100G crawler cranes for work on the expansion of the Dinish Wharf in Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland.
  • Big changes
    The last ten years have been very challenging for large crawler manufacturers, reports Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr. But, these tough conditions have prompted innovation, offering users more flexibility.
  • Lifting from below
    While the use of cranes underground may be limited, when they are used, specific adaptations are often required. Ian Vallely spoke to tunnelling experts about their requirements, and crane companies who’ve met these demands.
  • Fast growth
    Mini crane manufacturer Hoeflon has changed multiple premises in its 14-year history, as demand for its cranes kept exceeding the capacity of its facilities. Sotiris Kanaris met export manager David Fokker at the company’s new headquarters.
  • Design for purpose
    Sotiris Kanaris visits Nooteboom’s manufacturing plant and talks to Harm van de Logt, sales manager for Benelux, about the company’s products for the crane industry.


The essence of essential
06 April, 2020 I started writing this comment on the second day of Coronavirus lockdown in Britain. Our government last week advised us to stay home, but that didn't take: this being Britain, last Friday many pubs were full, and on Sunday, when we celebrate Mothers' Day, many thought it a good idea to take their aging mums out to catch a potentially fatal disease at flower markets and parks.
  • Game on
    The Middle East is inevitably associated with oil production, as this industry has been fuelling the region’s economy for decades. Fluctuations in the price of the commodity have caused intense economic cycles and at times negatively affected construction activities.
  • The world looking in
    At the time of my visit to Japan, rugby fans where filling up the Rugby World Cup stadiums around the country, while Emperor Naruhito officially proclaimed his enthronement before dignitaries from about 190 countries. The spotlight is still on Japan, as the country is preparing to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • Wind of change
    On the occasion of the UN Global Climate Action Summit and the Global Climate Strikes, renewable energy became a hot discussion topic among government leaders as well as citizens of countries around the world.
  • A wide ranging issue
    This month, we cover the industry about as widely as we could: at one end of the capacity scale, our regular correspondent Stuart Anderson takes a deep dive into the small telecrawler sector; on the other, feature writer Julian Champkin, visits the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, where he saw one of the world's biggest cranes at work.


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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.