Cranes Today Magazine


Potains for Birmingham’s tallest tower
09 July, 2020 Two Potain MR 295 luffing jib cranes are being used for the construction of the 103 Colmore Row, the tallest office building in Birmingham, UK.
  • Hans Frey Mobilkran chooses Tadano HK 70
    German firm Hans Frey Mobilkran has been a Tadano customer since 2002, previously opted for used machinery but has recently taken delivery of a new 70t Tadano HK 70.
  • Fatal crane accident in London
    One person has died and four were injured after a tower crane collapsed on a construction site in London, UK, yesterday afternoon.
  • Romanian dealer for Terex RTs
    Terex Cranes has added Romanian firm RET Utilaje to its growing dealer network to offer Terex’s line of rough terrain cranes throughout Romania.


Heading Offshore
10 June, 2020 The increased size of offshore oil and gas components has inevitably influenced the way they are being transported, Sotiris Kanaris reports.
  • Steep climb
    Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates, analyses the market for telecrawlers and identifies trends.
  • A Year of UK Lifting
    Many lifting projects came to fruition in the UK in the past 12 months. Some were large, some were small, some were complex; some were just of interesting or unusual loads. Here Julian Champkin describes just a few of them.
  • Overlooking the strip
    Morrow Equipment chose five Liebherr 542 HC-L 18/36 tower cranes for the construction of the Resorts World Las Vegas resort and casino.
  • Feeling attached
    Between the crane and the load comes the device that attaches the two together. Julian Champkin finds they are many and varied.


Mix and Match
10 June, 2020 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.
  • Competing on technique, not size
    For more than a decade, the world’s heavy lift specialists have been competing as to who is going to manufacture the biggest crane with the largest lifting capacity.
  • Bigger and Bigger
    In this issue we cover Barnhart’s acquisition of Viant Crane, a move that will further enhance Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest, where Barnhart already operates a number of branches. This is the second such announcement by the company in less than a year, as it previously entered into an agreement under which it will own the majority of assets of Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus, Mississippi.
  • 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.


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  • 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.