Cranes Today Magazine


Seattle comes first
24 April, 2018 GLY Construction is using a Linden Comansa 64t LCL700 luffer to build the Rufus 2.0 Block 21 project, part of Amazon's new headquarters in downtown Seattle. This is the first unit of this model to arrive in the Americas, both North and South.
  • Goldhofer and Trail King join forces
    Goldhofer and Trail King Industries are teaming up to promote and support each other's products in the heavy haul industry in the United States and around the world.


Off road rivals
25 April, 2018 The telescopic boom is booming. Rough terrain cranes and telecrawlers can look to a rebounding market as oil prices rise. How do they compare, and are they ousting the traditional lattice boom from its markets?
  • Beyond borders
    After a tour around FMGru’s factory in Pontenure, Italy, general manager Giacomo Fuochi talked to Sotiris Kanaris about the business and the new products under development.
  • Italian-American
    This year the Crespellano plant, where Terex’s rough terrains are designed and manufactured, celebrates 50 years in operation. Established by the Bendini family in 1968, it was the home of the Bendini brand, which Terex acquired from PPM Group in 1999.
  • Vertikal Days moves to Donington
    The UK’s premier exhibition for cranes and the lifting industry will be held at Castle Donington, Leicestershire on 16 and 17 May 2018. Here is a taste of what to expect.
  • Moving Mary
    PowerBooster trailers from Scheuerle helped Collett & Sons to transport a giant tunnel boring machine to its worksite.


Steel yourself for higher crane prices
25 April, 2018 For many people in Western countries, globalisation has been far from an unalloyed blessing.
  • 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.
  • A year of slow improvement
    It's the time of year when I look back over previous copies of Cranes Today to see what the industry has achieved. I think it's fair to say that 2017 has not been a great year—few sales records have been set, the big trade show had few big surprises—but it has not been a bad year.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
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  • Sponsored - World’s largest ever crane auction
    A two day public ‘disposal auction’ that includes 130 cranes (from 220 ton down to 35 ton All Terrain and City cranes) plus more than 500 significant lots of general construction equipment from the administration of Hewden Stuart Ltd will be sold by Euro Auctions at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire at the request of the administrators at Ernst & Young on Thursday 02 /Friday 03 March.
  • 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.