There are often good business reasons to consider buying second-hand rather than new cranes, although the market remains steady at best and sluggish at worst, reports Ian Vallely.
The new 'small'
Drawing on the exclusive data collected by his firm Chortsey Barr Associates, Stuart Anderson explains the history of small all terrains, and current sales in the 55-60t capacity class.
The way ahead
In December, Will North visited Manitowoc’s Shady Grove, Pennsylvania plant, and learned how the company is working to deliver new cranes in a rapid development cycle.
Lifting with a view
A Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane was used to erect a container village in the Swiss Alps for the workers and specialists involved in a dam wall construction project.
Carrying the weight of the world
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.
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.
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.
Shuffling the deck
ConExpo has dealt a new hand to visitors and exhibitors at this year’s show: the outdoor Gold and Silver lots attendees are used to are being replaced by a new lot, in a new location.
Powering the future
Two Liebherr LR 11350 crawler cranes were used to erect the prototype of the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.
At ConExpo in 2017, Faymonville announced it would acquire Cometto. With the three-year anniversary of the deal coming up in 2020, Will North spoke to Cometto head of sales Giovanni Monti about the integration of the Italian company.