Cranes Today Magazine


MV Commercial orders 100 Hiab cranes
08 March, 2021 UK commercial vehicle and truck-mounted cranes supplier MV Commercial has ordered 100 cranes from Hiab to expand its stock for sale or hire.
  • Terex launches TRT 90
    Terex Cranes has expanded its TRT rough terrain crane range with the introduction of the TRT 90, the successor of the RT 90.


Getting bigger all the time
12 February, 2021 Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates, analyses the evolution of the global offering for large rough terrain cranes from the first 80t machine in 1978 to today, with 24 models offering capacities of 90t or higher in the market.
  • Higher learning
    Training and certification for crane operators have until recently been national or state concerns. Now they are going continent-wide and crossing borders. Julian Champkin reports.
  • New opportunities
    Rainer Auerbacher, member of the board, resort Transport Technology at Goldhofer, talks to Sotiris Kanaris about trends in the special transport market, solutions for crane transportation and products in the pipeline.
  • Keeping things moving
    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Faymonville Group has introduced a number of products to the market over the past year. Sotiris Kanaris talks to product manager Rainer Noe and sales director Arnold Luxen.
  • Innovation through collaboration
    At the end of 2020, it was announced that Kamag SPMTs can be used as ballast trailers. Head of global marketing, communication and business development at TII Group Volker Seitz talks to Sotiris Kanaris about this solution and other new innovations.


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.