Cranes Today Magazine


Mammoet transports 420t nacelle on Nicolas MHD G II
17 June, 2016 Mammoet has recently used 21-axle lines of Nicolas MHD G II to transport a 420t nacelle. The Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field in Denmark is used for testing of wind turbines with an overall height up to 250m. Blades with up to 110m can also be tested there.


SPONSORED: Eilon Engineering to Launch New Bluetooth-compatible Ron Crane Scales at CeMAT 2016
24 May, 2016 New Ron Crane Scales PRR features Bluetooth compatibility with iPhones / iPads (no WiFi required)
  • Rigging matters
    Richard Marcotte, an instructor at ITI, argues that rigging skills are too often taught with specific trades in mind, rather than in their own right.
  • Modular power
    Jack up systems and strand jacks offer a powerful way to lift huge loads, yet are often easier to deploy than large cranes. Rhian Owen looks at recent projects that demonstrate the flexibility of these systems, and considers their limits and potential.
  • Weathering Heights
    High winds pose a significant threat to all cranes. This month, Rhian Owen considers the risk to tower cranes, finds out how manufacturers design them to minimize risk, and asks what users should do to prepare for high winds. Next month, we look at the risks for crawler cranes.
  • Ten years of Vertikal Days
    Vertikal Days celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016. The UK show has built a strong reputation as a venue for crane buyers and sellers to meet.


A good Bauma?
10 May, 2016 This year's Bauma showed some positive signs, for the first time in almost a decade. We saw some exciting new products, heard good sales reports from parts of the industry, and learnt of some positive regulatory news.
  • Outstanding reach
    We've just received the latest circulation audit for Cranes Today. I'm pleased to say we continue to beat our rivals on all useful measures.
  • Valuing experience
    More than many industries, lifting values experience. Around the world, certification and training programmes emphasise the importance of time in the cab.
  • Could Zoomlion run Terex?
    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a lot of discussion on financial websites about Zoomlion’s unsolicited bid for Terex. The Chinese giant has stepped in between of Terex and its planned share swap tie up with Konecranes, proposing to buy Terex outright for cash.
  • This year in Cranes Today
    This looks to be an exciting year for the crane industry, and I hope, for readers of Cranes Today.


(SPONSORED):Pickled Auctions
10 June, 2016 Join us at our Major Crane Business Clearance in Townsville, QLD! A huge range of Terrain Cranes, Crawler Cranes, Franna Cranes, Trucks, Trailers, Vehicles, Access Equipment are available plus much more!
  • 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.
  • Sponsored: A clear view of safe working
    Cranes Today email newsletter sponsor RaycoWylie Systems’ new i4507 system for Tower Cranes with a flat or luffing jib combines a rated capacity indicator with a display able to show views from up-to-four cameras, along with a host of other sensor inputs.