Cranes Today Magazine


Vertikal Days goes up a gear
17 April, 2019 After a very successful 2018 event, Vertikal Days returns to Castle Donington this year and promises a number of exciting product launches for the UK. The two day event will take place on 15–16 May at Donington Park in the East Midlands, one of the famous grounds of British motorsport.
  • Sales surge for Terex at Bauma
    The team from Terex’s crane division was busy during Bauma, securing a number of sales agreements for Demag and Terex machines during the show.
  • Australia's first ATF 60G-3
    Family owned company AB Crane Hire purchased Australia's first ATF 60G-3, Tadano's newest three-axle all terrain.
  • First MDT 809 goes to Scandinavia
    Sweden’s Lambertsson Kran has purchased the new Potain MDT 809, which was on display at Manitowoc’s booth for bauma 2019. The MDT 809 will be available for rental use within the fleets of both Lambertsson and Norwegian crane sales & rental company Kranor AS.
  • Dutch orders for Reid Lifting
    Reid Lifting, a UK manufacturer of lightweight gantry cranes, has bolstered the stock of two distribution partners in Holland.


Deep mines, tall towers
22 April, 2019 Shem Oirere reports that a growing economy promises an infrastructure boom in Africa, with mining and general construction also boosting demand for lifting equipment.
  • Top 100
    The 100t lattice crawler is a traditional crane for most worksites, but newer types of crane have been encroaching on its space. Julian Champkin finds there is life in the crawler yet.
  • Turning tides
    The Thames Tideway project in London replaces a Victorian sewerage system that was a wonder in its day. Julian Champkin looks at the many lifting tasks and problems of such a huge infrastructure project.
  • Last mile delivery
    Felbermayr supplied lattice boom and all terrain cranes for the expansion of a wheat starch factory in the Lower Austrian town of Pischelsdorf.
  • Energy boost
    Through a series of case studies, we look at how the energy sector is creating demand for heavy lifts and special transport in the USA.


Digging deep for opportunity
18 April, 2019 In this issue, two of our lead features look at the impact of infrastructure projects on demand for lifting equipment.
  • A sliding window of opportunity
    There is a concept in political science known as the Overton Window, after its creator, Joseph Overton. Overton argued that political policy is set within a window—ranging from 'more free' to 'less free'—of public perception of acceptable ideas. Over time, the limits of this window of acceptability change, and the policies politicians propose change with them.
  • Looking back
    This month, I've been taking a look back over our news coverage for 2018. There have been quite a few significant developments over the year.
  • Digital disruption
    Security expert Bruce Schneier has, for decades, warned of the overlooked risks associated with the computer age. Sometimes, politicians, regulators, and industry leaders have paid heed.
  • An inventive season
    We have a surprising flurry of new crane launches this month. This includes a series of new tower cranes, new loader cranes, and a new rough terrain.


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.