Cranes Today Magazine


Johnson Arabia expands its fleet with the new Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane
05 May, 2016 Johnson Arabia LLC is extending its fleet and service, offering the new Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane, the most compact six-axle all terrain crane in the 350t capacity class on the market.


Evolution of safety
29 April, 2016 As crane control systems have become more sophisticated so have the remote controls that operate them, with ergonomics and display innovations a major focus.
  • Getting over the bust
    In recent years the US construction sector has taken some big knocks, but as the economy recovers, new opportunities in rising sectors are driving construction in 2016 and beyond. Rhian Owen investigates what lessons crane providers have learnt from the struggling upstream oil and gas sector and how the shortage of labour has affected business.
  • The next generation
    At this year’s Bauma, Kobelco will show the second generation of its CKE-G Series crawler cranes.
  • Identifying risks
    In February 2003 Felix Weinstein wrote an article for Cranes Today, examining accident causes. In the 13 years since, many varied tower crane accidents occur. In this article he reviews some prominent causes of recent accidents.
  • Under new ownership
    PM Group’s stand at this year’s Bauma will be its first at the Munich show since being acquired by US crane manufacturer Manitex. As well as its own knuckleboom cranes, it will showcase products from Manitex, and from fellow recent Manitex Italian acquisition Valla.


Outstanding reach
28 April, 2016 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.
  • 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.
  • This year in Cranes Today
    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.


Sponsored: A clear view of safe working
28 April, 2016 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.
  • 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.