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Mackworth and Penny Hydraulics design crane for Eurovia
25 July, 2016 Mackworth Vehicle Conversion Specialists has partnered with crane manufacturer Penny Hydraulics to develop a new crane that meets the needs of UK highway maintenance service provider Eurovia.
  • Terex moves Waverley production line to Oklahoma
    Terex has closed the production of its rough terrain cranes, truck cranes and boom trucks in Weverley Iowa, and moved it to its Oklahoma City facility. The production in Oklahoma City of these lines is expected to commence in September.


Mammoet erects tallest gantry ever in Europe
21 June, 2016 One of the world’s largest gantry cranes has been erected at a port in Poland. The new 120m crane will be used for moving steel fabrications. Raising the crane was itself a major lifting challenge for contractor Mammoet.
  • New jib for Chernobyl crawler
    A Manitowoc 2250 crane has been fitted with a new luffing jib to complete containment shelter work at the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
  • Planning really matters
    The Mecca crane accident in 2015 killed over 110 people, making it one of the worst such accidents in modern history. This February, an accident in New York killed one person and injured 15. These accidents, Paola De Pascali reports, highlight the importance of careful preparation for high winds when using crawlers.
  • Réunion road rolls ahead
    A €1.7bn project to link St Denis, the capital of the French Indian Ocean department of Réunion, with the island’s port near La Possession, is getting well underway.


MSHA to ban rigging?
20 June, 2016 Late in May I received a press release from Sims Crane, announcing that they would be appealing a decision earlier that month by a US Mining Safety and Health Administration judge that would, they say, redefine spreader bars and similar equipment as a 'load', making it impossible to rig them.
  • A good Bauma?
    This year's Bauma showed some positive signs, for the first time in almost a decade. We saw some exciting new products, heard good sales reports from parts of the industry, and learnt of some positive regulatory news.
  • Outstanding reach
    We've just received the latest circulation audit for Cranes Today. I'm pleased to say we continue to beat our rivals on all useful measures.
  • Valuing experience
    More than many industries, lifting values experience. Around the world, certification and training programmes emphasise the importance of time in the cab.
  • Could Zoomlion run Terex?
    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a lot of discussion on financial websites about Zoomlion’s unsolicited bid for Terex. The Chinese giant has stepped in between of Terex and its planned share swap tie up with Konecranes, proposing to buy Terex outright for cash.


Sponsored: Did you make the SOLAS deadline?
20 July, 2016 Cranes Today sponsor DLM updates readers on requirement of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  • 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.
  • Sponsored: A clear view of safe working
    Cranes Today email newsletter sponsor RaycoWylie Systems’ new i4507 system for Tower Cranes with a flat or luffing jib combines a rated capacity indicator with a display able to show views from up-to-four cameras, along with a host of other sensor inputs.