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LATEST NEWS

Record-breaking tandem lift
14 January, 2020 Mammoet says that it has performed the heaviest and highest tandem lift ever undertaken during the construction of Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel.
  • Kobelco crawler for UK port expansion
    A Kobelco CKE3000G crawler crane from UK crane rental company SECH’s fleet has been working on its first major lifting and foundations contract in Portsmouth Harbour, having arrived at the site by barge in November.
  • HTC Wolffkran rebrands
    The UK sales, rental and service subsidiary of tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran, HTC Wolffkran, has rebranded to Wolffkran Ltd. The company also announced the purchase of new premises in Auckley, Doncaster.
  • Grove at Australian wind farm
    Australian crane specialist RAR Group has put a new Grove GMK6400 crane to work on one of the largest wind farms in New South Wales.
  • Working at the palace
    BKL used its Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 all terrain to disassemble its Liebherr 90 EC-B top slewing crane above the roof of the newly-restored Linderhof Palace in Germany.

LATEST FEATURES

Carrying the weight of the world
10 January, 2020 One of the most anticipated events of the year will be the Expo 2020, which will take place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The event will open in October and run for 173 days, during which attendees will have the chance to explore 192 country pavilions.
  • Beyond Oil
    Think Middle East, and you think oil. But many other sectors in the region need lifting gear, as Julian Champkin discovers.
  • A real alternative?
    Telehandlers are increasingly being used on construction sites, sometimes doing jobs previously performed by small mobile cranes. Their continuous technological evolution is playing a part in it. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
  • How low can you go?
    Julian Champkin talks to manufaturers about the competing advantages of flat-tops and hammerheads, and the emerging new class of low-tops.
  • Miner player
    From an apprenticeship in Doncaster’s coal mines, to CEO of one of the world’s leading tower crane manufacturers, Duncan Salt’s career shows the opportunity offered by the crane industry. Will North spoke to him at the company’s HQ in Switzerland.


LATEST COMMENTS

Game on
10 January, 2020 The Middle East is inevitably associated with oil production, as this industry has been fuelling the region’s economy for decades. Fluctuations in the price of the commodity have caused intense economic cycles and at times negatively affected construction activities.
  • A wide ranging issue
    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.
  • Checking research on checklists
    Checklists have become a routine part of modern life. In simple form, as to-do lists and shopping lists, they help us all keep track of the overlapping and numerous tasks of our day.
  • Experience and innovation
    One of the things that makes the crane industry so interesting to report on, is the level of innovation coming out of a relatively small and tightly-knit industry. Unlike other sectors I've covered, it has been relatively easy to meet a broad range of suppliers and users; and, where some industries progress only slowly, just in the decade or so I've been covering the sector, I've seen new crane types come into regular use.
  • 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.
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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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