Cranes Today Magazine
Steil Kranarbeiten has used a Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane to lift two dockside cranes for assembly at the Port of Mannheim, Germany, on behalf of Kranwerke Mannheim.Read more
GP MAT International has erected six Raimondi cranes on jobsite in Saclay, a south-western suburb of Paris.Read more
Kenichi Sawada will succeed Alexander Knecht as the new CEO of Tadano Faun.
Link-Belt crawlers put to work at New Hampshire bridge
New Hampshire- based R.S. Audley has used two Link-Belt lattice crawlers for the replacement of four northbound lanes on the Little Bay Bridge.
Crane manufacturer in Trump’s ‘Made in America’ showcase
Boom truck and access equipment manufacturer Altec has been showcased as the Alabama representative for US President Donald Trump’s 50-state ‘Made in America’ showcase.
Enerpac torque wrench used for mobile crane rebuild
Bishops Equipment Hire in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, used an Enerpac S1500 torque wrench to aid with the refurbishment of one of its Liebherr LTM 1090/2.
Faymonville invests €12m in Cometto
Faymonville has increased the capital of Italian special-transport manufacturer Cometto S.p.A (Cometto) to €12m in order to “confirm its long-term strategy and ensure the sustainability of the company.”
At this year’s Transport Days customer event, Dutch trailer manufacturer Nooteboom showed off its new Manoovr Ballast Trailer, and celebrated its 135th anniversary
Their way or no highway
Transporting heavy loads or driving a crane on US highways is challenging due to state-specific regulations. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to transporter, boom dolly and crane manufacturers about how equipment design and transportation practices are affected.
PSC Crane and Rigging used slim high capacity synthetic slings to lower a tunnel boring machine in sub-zero conditions.
Keep on the level
The new CI55 indicator from Hirschmann MCS, when paired with the company’s gSENS WGX tilt sensor, monitors and displays inclination or tilt angle on a wide range of stationary, mobile, or marine equipment, including cranes.
Wireless and ready
LCM Systems has developed a new range of WLL wireless load links that will be offered ex-stock for customers who need load measuring equipment in a hurry.
The crane industry is at once ever-present in the public eye, yet largely invisible.
Trials of faith, signs of redemption
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.
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Cranes Today sponsor DLM updates readers on requirement of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)