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Sweden’s Lambertsson Kran is taking delivery of a Grove GMK4100L-1, the hoist of which will be fitted with Samson K-100 synthetic rope.Read more
Alsace Levage Manutention (ALM) used two Grove all-terrain cranes to position a 50t zinc tray at an industrial plant in Alsace, France.Read more
Spanish crane operator Grúas Rigar has relocated one of the three tower cranes at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona using Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane.Read more
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.
Upgrade for the Demag AC 500-8
Terex Cranes has upgraded its Demag AC 500-8, enhancing the machine’s technical characteristics.
New Grove truck crane
Manitowoc has launched the Grove TMS9000-2, a 100t truck crane, featuring a number of improvements over previous models.
Sarens transports 1,700t Pylon from Belgium to the UK
Sarens was contracted to transport and install a 1700t A-frame pylon for the New Wear Crossing Bridge project.
Ainscough uses three Liebherr cranes for Crossley’s Bridge lift
Ainscough Crane Hire has completed a series of complex lifts on behalf of Story Contracting, for the upgrade of Crossley’s Bridge, near the town centre of British seaside town Blackpool.
Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville will present its trailer range – designed specifically for the North American market – at ConExpo stand G1326.
Unrivalled vehicle solutions
TII Group will exhibit models from its Highway product range at stand G1723 at ConExpo.
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.
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.
Rope manufacturer Samson will exhibit its Agile Lifting System at stand G71721.
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.
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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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.
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