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With a number of new entrants, the small market for hydraulic luffers has become crowded in the last few years. Is the evolution of this market posing a threat to traditional luffers? Sotiris...
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Bridges of various sizes have been installed, transported or dismantled around Europe in recent months, Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Mobile harbour cranes' versatility has made them extremely attractive to ports all over the world. Julian Champkin looks at the market.
Focus on fuel
There is a strong innovation drive among reachstacker manufacturers, as they are looking to lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Julian Champkin reports.
The increased size of offshore oil and gas components has inevitably influenced the way they are being transported, Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates, analyses the market for telecrawlers and identifies trends.
A Year of UK Lifting
Many lifting projects came to fruition in the UK in the past 12 months. Some were large, some were small, some were complex; some were just of interesting or unusual loads. Here Julian Champkin describes just a few of them.
Overlooking the strip
Morrow Equipment chose five Liebherr 542 HC-L 18/36 tower cranes for the construction of the Resorts World Las Vegas resort and casino.
Between the crane and the load comes the device that attaches the two together. Julian Champkin finds they are many and varied.
Heavier lifts on rough terrain
Rough terrain end users have been increasingly interested in higher capacity models, especially in North America. New models of 100USt or more have been launched, could we reach 200USt? Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Do RTs differ regionally?
Sotiris Kanaris looks into geographical differences in rough terrain manufacturers’ models and offerings.
Transporting and installing girders
Mammoet has completed the heavy lift and transport scope for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) Project in Canada, which began in 2017.
Moving around Texas
In mid-April, Barnhart Crane & Rigging was tasked to transport nine fracking unit components from the fabrication shop to the construction site where the unit is being built. To move one of them, a 800,000lb (363t) depropanizer column vessel, was more challenging than the others.