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Liebherr turns assist crane into ballast 20 October, 2014
Liebherr has introduced a new boom erection concept for crawler cranes, which allows an auxiliary crane to replace the majority of the assembly ballast. The new approach should work particularly well on wind farms, where large amounts of counterweights is needed just to raise the boom, and ballast trailers transport is difficult and expensive.
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UCATT ballots HTC crane ops over pay
Friday, October 17, 2014 UK construction union UCATT is balloting 180 crane operators over strike action at tower hirer HTC, in an argument over pay, threatening to bring construction on major projects to a standstill. The union says the hirer's offer doesn't restore pay to pre-recession levels. HTC managing director Dave Holder says the offer is fair. The union warns that it will target other crane owners in the UK in future.
690 HD building road tunnel in Singapore
Friday, October 17, 2014 A Sennebogen 690 HD duty cycle crawler crane is being used as an all purpose crane to assist construction of an underground road system in Singapore.
No bridge too far for record-breaking Mammoet
Friday, October 17, 2014 Mammoet has used a 96-axle configuration of SPMTs to replace a 2,100t bridge in Ottawa, Canada — said to be the heaviest lift of a structure over a motorway ever made in North America.
Liebherr cranes are the latest in Steil
Friday, October 17, 2014 German crane company Steil has added two 500t Liebherr telescopic mobile cranes to its fleet to assist with jobs in the wind power sector.
ALL expands fleet with seven new cranes
Friday, October 17, 2014 The ALL Family of Companies has expanded its fleet with seven new Grove cranes.
Pressing issue solved by Terex Superlift
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Three press components each weighing at least 200t have been lifted out of a factory in Germany using a 650t Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane.
Potain helps Lyon reach new heights
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Two Potain tower cranes are being used to construct what will be the third-largest building in France.
Middle East distribution deal for Hiab
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Hiab, owned by Cargotec, has established a long-term distribution partnership in the Middle East with Sweden’s Gavelås Förvaltning AB.
Updated Liebherr cranes extend boom reach
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Rieger & Moser has replaced two existing cranes in its fleet with new Liebherr mobile cranes, both with longer telescopic booms.
Ramirent to supply tower cranes to Hartela
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Finnish crane company Ramirent has established a five-year co-operation agreement with Hartela Oy to supply the construction company’s tower cranes.

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