Cranes Today Magazine


Yale Cordage introduces new multipart sling
03 February, 2016 Yale Cordage has added a new heavy-lift multipart sling, Fortis2, to its industrial portfolio.
  • ALE reaches further
    ALE is developing a heavy-duty jib with lengths up to 100m, which can fit onto both the AL.SK190 and AL.SK350 cranes.


The Real deal
28 January, 2016 Eight years is a long time in any walk of life. The construction of the Bridge of the 1812 Constitution in Spain is no different and as a result, efficient, effective and reliable crane equipment was essential. A duo of Linden Comansa 21LC400 tower cranes were present throughout the project, which opened to the public in September of last year.
  • Raising their game
    The Parc Olympique Lyonnais is a 59,500-seater stadium that French football club Lyon will call home from this year onwards. To install the roof frame on the new €250m complex, lifting specialists Sarens called on Terex, and its Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane, to get the job done.
  • Blade handling
    Big crawler cranes for versatility and capacity, floating barges and multi-axle transporters are the key tools for a still growing offshore wind sector. Adrian Greeman reports
  • Safari Equipments
    India’s Safari builds a range of minicranes that are often used in developing countries for materials handling in place of tower cranes.
  • Making Music
    For the first time since 2007, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg can been viewed unobstructed by lifting equipment. To achieve this, heavy haulage contractor Thömen employed a Liebherr LTM 1750- 9.1 mobile crane in the final part of this construction jigsaw.


This year in Cranes Today
28 January, 2016 This looks to be an exciting year for the crane industry, and I hope, for readers of Cranes Today.
  • The year gone by, and to come
    This has been a good year in many ways for Cranes Today. I think that we've again achieved our editorial mission of keeping crane owners around the world informed of trends in their industry, and advocating for safe and efficient working practices.
  • A watershed moment?
    This quarter has seen big changes at the top at the US's biggest multiline, multinational, crane manufacturers. At Terex, Ron DeFeo is retiring from the company that he helped put together through a series of acquisitions in the 1990s and early 2000s. At Manitowoc, Glen Tellock is departing from the company after 24 years.
  • Papers, please
    This month, I've had a series of conversations about documentation. Written records are often a good way to show that correct safety checks have been carried out. A well-designed form can ensure that each check in and inspection is carried out. It can then be used to confirm the results of the inspection, to regulators or to anyone else with an interest.
  • Putting you in the spotlight
    At Cranes Today, we believe the most important thing we do is giving a voice to everyone in the lifting industry. We aim to make sure that our coverage includes not just the biggest crane manufacturers and their customers, but local hire firms and dealers, as well as smaller manufacturers, equipment and component suppliers. New features we've introduced recently will help us include more of these companies.


Yale Cordage introduces new multipart sling
03 February, 2016 Yale Cordage has added a new heavy-lift multipart sling, Fortis2, to its industrial portfolio.
  • Aluminium crane pads from Solum
    Solum has developed a range of aluminium outrigger pads, reducing the weight of the units and providing a fully recyclable product.