Cranes Today Magazine


Link-Belt launches 120USt telecrawler
14 August, 2018 Link-Belt Cranes has announced an upgrade to base rating of its 110USt telecrawler to 120USt, with the new model called the TCC-1200.
  • Largest Palfingers in Malaysia
    Palfinger Asia Pacific and its dealer KTC Crane & Equipment celebrated the sale of the two largest Palfinger loader cranes in Malaysia with an event at Putrajaya Marriot Hotel in Selangor, Malaysia.
  • ALE moves 2,000t slug catchers
    ALE has completed the challenging transportation of two large refinery components, known as slug catchers and weighing 2,008t each, from Spain to Saudi Arabia, to the Fadhili Gas Program Project site.
  • Raimondis in Muscat
    Al Akkad National Projects has erected two Raimondi MRT111 topless tower cranes from its existing fleet at a new mixed-use development in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman.


Ready to go
16 July, 2018 A new wireless wind speed system from Mantracourt aims to become a leader within the crane industry
  • A message on the wind
    Etesian, makers of a self-powered anemometer, have added text messaging capabilities to their latest device.
  • Biala bridge built
    A Liebherr all terrain and a crawler worked together to build a bridge in the Tatra Mountains, Poland.
  • Crossing Brazos River
    Two Liebherr LTM 1500- 8.1s were used for the construction of the Loop 340 bridge over the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.
  • Bridge removal in record time
    Burkhalter Rigging has used an Enerpac JS-Series jack-up system to remove parts of San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge's old east span


A step forward for safe wind work
13 July, 2018 I've written previously about the good work being done by the European crane and special transport association, ESTA, and manufacturers' group, FEM, on wind safety.
  • Viva l'Italia
    Visiting the North of Italy in January may not be on most people’s list. Putting aside the cold and Milan’s inexplicable fog, it was an enjoyable week; full of beautiful scenery, delicious food and interesting discussions with local manufacturers. These discussions will turn into articles, full of exclusive information, which you will find in this and the following issues of the magazine.
  • Knowledge matters, for all in lifting
    Two recent stories demonstrate the efforts the industry is making to build knowledge of lifting, for both apprentices and customers. Next month, in Hamburg, ESTA's wind energy summit will take place for the third time, after making impressive progress in building links with with energy firms; recently, in England, the industry successfully launched a new programme for apprentice lifting technicians.
  • Lifting with limited room to move
    As much by chance as by intention, this month's issue includes a series of articles looking at how crane designers and project engineers squeeze lifting power into restricted environments.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
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.