Cranes Today Magazine


First Demag AC 450-7 goes to Wiesbauer
24 November, 2020 Thomas Wiesbauer signed a “letter of intent” on a napkin in 2019 to ensure he had the very first seven-axle 450t Demag AC 450-7 all terrain crane. On May 27, he executed the official purchase agreement.
  • New Alimak construction hoist
    Alimak has launched the new LSH construction hoist, designed for use inside lift shafts during building construction.
  • Tamimi acquires 50 Grove rough-terrain cranes
    Saudi Arabia-headquartered crane and heavy equipment rental company Fahad S Al Tamimi & Partners Co (Tamimi Rentals) is adding 50 new Grove GRT8100 rough terrain cranes to the its rental fleet to support expansion in the oil and gas sector.
  • Floating a Liebherr five-axle crane
    Crane contractor Movitram Grúas delivered an LTM 1220-5.2 to the mountainous and forested coffee region in Columbia to install a bridge, with the 220t Liebherr all terrain crane travelling 8km on the Rio Cauca on a barge.
  • LR 1800-1.0 installs Berlin bridge
    Crane and heavy haulage contractor MaxiKraft used its new 800t Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane to install a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, connecting the previously divided neighbourhoods of Moabit and Mitte.


Simple can be beautiful
16 November, 2020 Julian Champkin looks at the knuckleboom market and finds that though sophistication can be sought-after, and increasing size brings new roles, there is still a demand for the basic and simple.
  • On the comeback trail
    Fibre ropes of one kind or another have been used for millennia before iron took over. Steel wire has enjoyed a monopoly in some sectors for almost two centuries. But is fibre about to mount a historic comeback? Simon Hastelow reports.
  • Past and future
    Alexander Jost, managing director of tower crane manufacturer Jost Cranes, talks to Sotiris Kanaris about the company’s past, present and future.
  • Focus on technology
    BKL has grown to become one of the largest crane rental companies in Europe. CEO Jörg Hegestweiler talks to Sotiris Kanaris about the company’s strategy and trends in the German market.
  • A change for the better
    Sotiris Kanaris talks to Jens Ennen—CEO at Tadano Demag GmbH and Tadano Faun GmbH—about the two companies’ restructuring program and strategy. Tadano Demag’s Frank Schröder, director product management all terrain cranes, and Vincent Stenger, product manager telecrawlers, discuss the latest product innovations.


Decision time
06 November, 2020 At times of economic downturn, companies often have to make big and hard decisions to maintain profitability or for their sustainability.
  • 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.
  • Changing habits
    Different types of tower cranes are popular in different markets, which is why the major manufacturers in this segment have more than one type in their portfolio.
  • Mix and Match
    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.
  • Hard times
    When Charles Dickens published his novel Hard Times as a serial in his weekly publication Household Words in 1854, the world was definitely different.


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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.