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LATEST NEWS

Mammoet boosts wind farm transport
16 October, 2019 Mammoet’s Trailer Power Assist (TPA) has been used for the first time in Norway, to transport 23 running generators and 23 hubs along a critical section of the route to a wind farm site near the town of Narvik.
  • ProLift expands South Carolina presence
    ProLift Rigging Company, formerly known as Diversified Industrial Rigging, has established a second branch in Charleston, South Carolina, after working with a large customer in nearby Moncks Corner over the past four years.
  • Fleet File 2019 is now open
    The deadline for Cranes Today's annual survey of the world's crane fleets, Fleet File, is rapidly approaching.
  • MLC300 helps bridge replacement
    Tacoma, Washington-based construction company Ceccanti has used a Manitowoc MLC 300 crawler crane for the replacement of an old wooden bridge in Ridgefield, Washington.
  • Terex launches first hydraulic luffer
    During a customer event at a testing yard in Polcenigo, Italy, Terex has shown for the first time three new tower crane models, one of which is the company’s first hydraulic luffer.

LATEST FEATURES

Raising the Roof
03 October, 2019 The nuclear power sector continues to drive demand for the world’s biggest cranes. Julian Champkin visited Hinkley Point, where Sarens and Favco have giant cranes at work, and reports on nuclear projects around the world.
  • Ready for Delivery
    As Comansa planned a September open house to show off its new large flat top, the 21LC1400, Sotiris Kanaris spoke to group marketing manager Javier Militino about the new model and the company’s strategy.
  • Bigger and Stronger
    Over the past few years, Jaso has launched a number of models across its different ranges, among them were its highest capacity models. Dick Huitema, area manager at Jaso, talks to Sotiris Kanaris about these models and the market.
  • Innovation Drive
    A number of tower crane models are at the final stages of development at Saez’s factory, one of which claims a world title. Sotiris Kanaris talks to sales representative Juan Ballester about the upcoming launches.
  • A Smaller Telecrawler
    For more than 50 years the concept of the telecrawler crane has intrigued the industry. Labelled, until recently, as a ‘niche’, the cranes are taking an increasing share of the market. Here, Stuart Anderson assesses the market in the smallest swing cab models, up to 30t capacity.


LATEST COMMENTS

A wide ranging issue
03 October, 2019 This month, we cover the industry about as widely as we could: at one end of the capacity scale, our regular correspondent Stuart Anderson takes a deep dive into the small telecrawler sector; on the other, feature writer Julian Champkin, visits the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, where he saw one of the world's biggest cranes at work.
  • Mind the gap
    For travellers on London's underground railway, the warning to 'Mind the gap' quickly becomes part of the background of daily life: the city's old, curved, station platforms don't fit neatly with tube carriages, meaning there's often a substantial hop from train to platform. That phrase, painted on every platform edge and spoken over the tannoy at every stop, seeks to prevent us hurling ourselves absentmindedly under the train. By and large it works.
  • Fitting capacity to requirements
    On any crane contract, the first and most vital commercial step is to make sure that the crane you bring to the job site matches the clients' lifting requirements: big enough to work safely, but not so big that you're wasting capacity (and, therefore, investment that you can't earn back with profitable rental rates).
  • Digging deep for opportunity
    In this issue, two of our lead features look at the impact of infrastructure projects on demand for lifting equipment.
  • Demag answers and questions
    In our lead news items this month, I've tried to find answers for at least a few of the questions readers may have about Tadano's planned acquisition of Demag from Terex. As you'd expect for a deal at this stage, I wasn't able to get a lot more detail.
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LATEST EQUIPMENT NEWS

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.
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