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Getting bigger all the time
12 February, 2021
Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates, analyses the evolution of the global offering for large rough terrain cranes from the first 80t machine in 1978 to today, with 24 models...
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Higher learning 12 February, 2021 Training and certification for crane operators have until recently been national or state concerns. Now they are going continent-wide and crossing borders. Julian Champkin reports.
New opportunities 12 February, 2021 Rainer Auerbacher, member of the board, resort Transport Technology at Goldhofer, talks to Sotiris Kanaris about trends in the special transport market, solutions for crane transportation and products in the pipeline.
Keeping things moving 12 February, 2021 Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Faymonville Group has introduced a number of products to the market over the past year. Sotiris Kanaris talks to product manager Rainer Noe and sales director Arnold Luxen.
Innovation through collaboration 12 February, 2021 At the end of 2020, it was announced that Kamag SPMTs can be used as ballast trailers. Head of global marketing, communication and business development at TII Group Volker Seitz talks to Sotiris Kanaris about this solution and other new innovations.
Core strength 12 February, 2021 Cable manufacturer FibreMax is expanding its factory and production output to meet increased demand for its products. Sotiris Kanaris talks to sales and marketing manager Duco Handgraaf about how the company’s products are moving from niche to mainstream.
Towering upwards 13 January, 2021 Tower cranes are ubiquitous; every city seems to have several on its skyline. But getting them erected to do their tasks—and dismantling them afterwards—calls for the help of all terrain cranes. Julian Champkin finds that owners of each type of crane need to talk.
Reaching the limit? 13 January, 2021 The wind turbines are getting bigger, leading to the deployment of higher capacity cranes for their installation. Are we reaching the limit as to the way the crane industry can serve this market? Sotiris Kanaris reports
USA keeps lifting 13 January, 2021 The USA has been one of the worst hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic globally, which has inevitably affected construction activity with delays in projects and downtime. In addition, the sector faced the uncertainty that accompanies a presidential election.
Family heritage 11 January, 2021 With heavy lifting at the core of its business, Lampson International developed its own Transi-Lift cranes to meet demand for lifting capacities up to 3,000USt. Simon Hastelow talks to director of PR and communications Kate Lampson.
Continuous growth 11 January, 2021 Morrow Equipment Company operates from 23 locations worldwide and maintains the largest fleet of tower cranes in North America. Simon Hastelow talks to Peter Juhren, president and chief operating officer, about the current US rental market.
Staying on track 04 December, 2020 The truck-mounted crane is a simple solution to many lifting problems. Julian Champkin finds a growing market for a flexible friend.
Planning ahead 04 December, 2020 Lift planning software originally gave crane operators and contractors the ability to document tricky lifts and explore any parameters that could become a safety issue. Now, they are so versatile with added 3D rendering that the plans can even be used as marketing aids when competing for a contract. Simon Hastelow reports.


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