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Nooteboom carries ballast
The six-axle Manoovr Ballasttrailer is specifically designed to ease the transport of cranes and crane ballasts
Kahl carries 535t transformer
A giant transformer moved through the streets of a German city, carried by a Goldhofer high girder bridge
Hijacked plane returns home
A Scheurle Ultralight Combi has helped carry a plane that is part of German history.
Road for rail
Faymonville has supplied a trailer to carry a large railway machine on French roads.
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
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?
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.
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
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.
PowerBooster trailers from Scheuerle helped Collett & Sons to transport a giant tunnel boring machine to its worksite.
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
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.
Mariano Moritsch talks to Sotiris Kanaris about his return to tower crane manufacturing with Recom Moritsch
A new era
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
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
Faymonville will be presenting several of its latest innovations and product developments
Low headroom, tight radius
Raimondi Cranes will be exhibiting at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France, together with its exclusive French agent, GP MAT International.
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
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
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
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.