Cranes Today Magazine


Sarens pedestal crane walks the hills
17 July, 2018 Sarens has demonstrated the advantages of its new ‘mobile’ pedestal crane, the PC 3800-1, on a wind farm project in Germany.
  • Demag AC 220-5 on hospital grounds
    Having legs that are different lengths might be a good reason for a visit to hospital; for McGovern Crane Hire, the ability to set up their Demag AC 220-5 on asymmetric outriggers was key to winning a contract to lift a 21t generator in cramped conditions at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
  • ALE signs USA lifting deal
    As part of a strategic move to enter the USA civils market, ALE has signed a memorandum of understanding with American crane service business Specialized Hoisting Solutions (SHS) to optimise ALE’s Lightweight Service Crane’s capabilities.
  • Mammoet prepares for UK growth
    Mammoet UK has opened a new Teesside office to support the company’s growth in the region and an increase of upcoming projects across the UK.


Ready to go
16 July, 2018 A new wireless wind speed system from Mantracourt aims to become a leader within the crane industry
  • A message on the wind
    Etesian, makers of a self-powered anemometer, have added text messaging capabilities to their latest device.
  • Biala bridge built
    A Liebherr all terrain and a crawler worked together to build a bridge in the Tatra Mountains, Poland.
  • Crossing Brazos River
    Two Liebherr LTM 1500- 8.1s were used for the construction of the Loop 340 bridge over the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.
  • Bridge removal in record time
    Burkhalter Rigging has used an Enerpac JS-Series jack-up system to remove parts of San Frinciso-Oakland Bay Bridge’s old east span.


A step forward for safe wind work
13 July, 2018 I've written previously about the good work being done by the European crane and special transport association, ESTA, and manufacturers' group, FEM, on wind safety.
  • Viva l'Italia
    Visiting the North of Italy in January may not be on most people’s list. Putting aside the cold and Milan’s inexplicable fog, it was an enjoyable week; full of beautiful scenery, delicious food and interesting discussions with local manufacturers. These discussions will turn into articles, full of exclusive information, which you will find in this and the following issues of the magazine.
  • Knowledge matters, for all in lifting
    Two recent stories demonstrate the efforts the industry is making to build knowledge of lifting, for both apprentices and customers. Next month, in Hamburg, ESTA's wind energy summit will take place for the third time, after making impressive progress in building links with with energy firms; recently, in England, the industry successfully launched a new programme for apprentice lifting technicians.
  • Lifting with limited room to move
    As much by chance as by intention, this month's issue includes a series of articles looking at how crane designers and project engineers squeeze lifting power into restricted environments.


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.