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April 2018


Nooteboom carries ballast
26 April 2018 The six-axle Manoovr Ballasttrailer is specifically designed to ease the transport of cranes and crane ballasts

Kahl carries 535t transformer
26 April 2018 A giant transformer moved through the streets of a German city, carried by a Goldhofer high girder bridge

Hijacked plane returns home
26 April 2018 A Scheurle Ultralight Combi has helped carry a plane that is part of German history.

Road for rail
26 April 2018 Faymonville has supplied a trailer to carry a large railway machine on French roads.

Lifting’s ultramarathon
26 April 2018 Wind turbine erection is one of the lifting and special transport industry’s most challenging tasks. In recent years, European trade association ESTA and manufacturers’ group the FEM have run a series of expert summits focussed on safety in the sector. At this year’s event in Hamburg, turbine manufacturers’ group VDMA Power Systems offered its support. Will North reports on the event, and on new technologies aimed at the sector.

Off road rivals
25 April 2018 The telescopic boom is booming. Rough terrain cranes and telecrawlers can look to a rebounding market as oil prices rise. How do they compare, and are they ousting the traditional lattice boom from its markets?

Beyond borders
25 April 2018 After a tour around FMGru’s factory in Pontenure, Italy, general manager Giacomo Fuochi talked to Sotiris Kanaris about the business and the new products under development.

25 April 2018 This year the Crespellano plant, where Terex’s rough terrains are designed and manufactured, celebrates 50 years in operation. Established by the Bendini family in 1968, it was the home of the Bendini brand, which Terex acquired from PPM Group in 1999.

Vertikal Days moves to Donington
25 April 2018 The UK’s premier exhibition for cranes and the lifting industry will be held at Castle Donington, Leicestershire on 16 and 17 May 2018. Here is a taste of what to expect.

March 2018


Moving Mary
19 March 2018 PowerBooster trailers from Scheuerle helped Collett & Sons to transport a giant tunnel boring machine to its worksite.

Gas-tight fit
19 March 2018 To put the old gas holder in Wuppertal, Germany, to new use, the owners of the building decided to erect a four-storey building inside it

New plant, new plan
19 March 2018 Sotiris Kanaris visited the new facility of pick and carry crane manufacturer Manitex Valla in Cortemaggiore, Italy and learned about its growth strategies and product development.

19 March 2018 Mariano Moritsch talks to Sotiris Kanaris about his return to tower crane manufacturing with Recom Moritsch

A new era
19 March 2018 As rough terrain manufacturer Locatelli Crane is getting ready for Intermat, Sotiris Kanaris visited its factory and talked with sales manager Michele Mortarino about the company’s plans for the show and beyond.

A history of heavyweights
19 March 2018 While VP of product development and marketing at Grove, Stuart Anderson was intimately involved in the development of Grove and America’s first fully-hydraulic lattice boom cranes. Here he offers a history of the development of heavy crawlers and capacity-boosting systems, and summarises the options for modern buyers.

Faymonville evolves pendle axles
15 March 2018 Faymonville will be presenting several of its latest innovations and product developments

Low headroom, tight radius
15 March 2018 Raimondi Cranes will be exhibiting at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France, together with its exclusive French agent, GP MAT International.

Telecrawler extended
15 March 2018 Sennebogen will be presenting an update to its 673 R-HD 70t telescopic crane, which, it says, has been selling well for five years. The company will also show a new duty-cycle crane, the 670 HD.

Potain celebrates 90 years
15 March 2018 Manitowoc Cranes will have a sizeable presence at Intermat 2018 in Paris, as the company’s Potain tower crane brand celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Liebherr RTs on show in Paris
15 March 2018 Liebherr will show an update to its successful 172 EC-B 8 Litronic flat-top tower crane. It will also present its new rough-terrain cranes, as it re-enters this market.

Working on the railroad
15 March 2018 A new Link-Belt TCC-250, with its ability to pick and carry heavy loads, was a vital tool for Davis Motor Crane’s work on a congested Texas railroad jobsite.