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In our fleet: Cunzolo Cranes and Platforms
Cunzolo was founded in 1967 as an earthmoving specialist. It began by leasing shovels, loaders and bulldozers. In 1972 the firm began leasing cranes.
Bigger booms, larger lifts
As North America leans towards larger rough terrain cranes manufacturers are improving their offerings at the higher capacity end. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
Europe Project round up
This month we review projects from Guernsey, France, Sweden and Germany.
From a London landmark, to a world of lift planning
The term consultant isn’t one that is really associated with the lifting industry, it’s phrase that conjures images of suits and offices, rather than the heavy machinery and building sites. However, Van Doorn Tower Crane Consultants are just that, consultants in the lifting industry. Having built their repuation in the UK the company now travels the globe working on a vast array of different projects.
Tunneling under the Thames
Projects like London's Crossrail require scores of cranes, working to strict safety rules. Zak Garner-Purkis visited the project to see the cranes in action, and spoke to Ainscough about what a rental firm needs to do to meet site compliance demands.
Zak Garner-Purkis paid a visit to Teleskop’s facilities in Poland, where he saw the company’s current facilities and the firm’s plans for the future.
Viva Las Vegas
In the last of our ConExpo previews, we bring late breaking news from lifting exhibitors.
ALE’s 7MW test load out
ALE has completed the off-loading of eight components for a prototype wind turbine for an offshore wind project in Fife, Scotland.
Bridging the Red River
Five Linden Comansa 21LC550 18t tower cranes worked on a bridge across the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam. The cranes have been working on the construction of five A-shaped concrete pylons, to which clamping cables will be tied. The Linden Comansas were supplied to the Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company by Asia-Ted, a dealer of Linden Comansas in Singapore.
Baltimore-based Fascan International, the US distributor of Italian based Fassi knucklebone cranes, will have several models of new cranes and control/safety systems on display at ConExpo.
Shuttlelift will be showing its SB Series single-beam, rubber-tyred, mobile gantry crane. The SB Series mobile gantry cranes’ compact size and smooth maneuverability allow users to maximize their use of space both inside and outside their facility. Instead of spending significant resources on a building’s foundation and structure to accommodate an overhead crane - and then investing in separate lifting solutions for outdoor spaces - users can use a single-beam gantry crane both indoors and out.
Cummins Inc. has started production of six-cylinder engines certified to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe.
The Rayco-Wylie Systems team will proudly present its latest technology; the i4510 all-in-one rated capacity indicator using a 10-inch display.
JekkoUSA, the US distributor of Italian-based Jekko minicranes have several equipment models, plus an important new attachment on display at ConExpo.
JMG USA, the new US distributor of Italian JMG pick and carry cranes, will be showing a full range of cranes from 4,400lb to 132,000lb capacity, with proportional telescopic booms, and walk front traction, all with full radio remote control.
`Sennebogen will exhibit at ConExpo for the first time this year. The company will be showing products from its material handlers range, fitted with its current E-Series updates.
Ikusi, with distributor Cervis, will show the new range of I-Kontrol radio remote controls. Ikusi also attends to reinforce its position as a reference supplier of radio remote controls in the US.
Michelin will showcase a range of products and services at ConExpo. Tires for asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, and utility applications will be exhibited.
Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) will exhibit a range of lifting and service products, including a 40tm articulating crane, a Dominator II mechanics truck, a SiteStar lube truck and a crane-mounted TireHand tire manipulator.
Visitors to Magnetek’s booth, will be able to test a variety of wireless control demos, including the patented EnrangeMHR Radio Controller, Enrange Flex Pro transmitter, and the new Enrange Flex Vue transmitter.
Comer Industries’ latest products for next-generation compact vehicles and heavy duty construction equipment for worldwide OEMs will be on show at Conexpo.