Cranes Today Magazine


Grove telecrawler for environmentally sensitive project
16 April, 2021 A Grove GHC130 was used for the reconstruction of a river embankment and relaying of a gas line in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 11 Raimondi cranes for UAE megaproject
    Raimondi Middle East has erected 11 flat top tower cranes for the construction of the East Village in Aljada, a district under construction by developer Arada in the city of Sharjah, UAE.
  • CC 3800-1 lifts heat recovery steam generators
    Al Faris used its Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to install 16 double-wall heat recovery steam generators for a power plant expansion project in the United Arab Emirates.
  • I.V. Guindastes upgrades LR 1600/2-W
    Brazilian crane contractor I.V. Guindastes has upgraded its two LR 1600/2-W narrow track crawler cranes, enabling their use for the installation of higher and larger wind turbines.
  • Manitex Valla launches V36R
    Manitex Valla, a subsidiary of Manitex International, has launched the V36R radio controlled electric pick and carry crane.


Owneship Vs Usership
15 April, 2021 Sotiris Kanaris speaks to crane finance providers about the market and finds that certain products are gaining popularity.
  • Crossing borders
    Earlier this year, changes to Germany’s VEMAGS online permit system came into effect. Could these changes hinder international competition? Sotiris Kanaris talks to ESTA Director Ton Klijn.
  • Tower Crane Virtual Conference: Building skyscrapers
    Bosko Mujika, R&D manager at Jaso Tower Cranes and Andrew Coffin, Cost & Engineering manager at Australian lifting equipment provider and Jaso’s distributor Titan Cranes talked about a solution the companies co-developed for high rise construction sites with limited usable space.


Rising to the challenge
12 February, 2021 Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about the challenges the industry is facing because of the pandemic. Operations had to be stopped or altered, while sales revenues have been affected.
  • Decision time
    At times of economic downturn, companies often have to make big and hard decisions to maintain profitability or for their sustainability.
  • Turn of events
    The pandemic has definitely altered the way that people interact on a professional level. The shaking of hands and the exchange of business cards may be deemed risky under these strange circumstances.
  • The Bigger Picture
    As some of you may have noticed, since the beginning of the pandemic we have been very careful as to how we cover its effects on our industry. Our aim was to let some time pass before covering this subject in-depth, so that we could provide a more accurate analysis on the impact.
  • Build, build, build
    The US-headquartered Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) conducted a survey of member company executives on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equipment manufacturers.


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.