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Full programme 30 June, 2015 | By Daniel Searle
Manitowoc opened the doors of its Crane Care facility at Saint Pierre de Chandieu, near Lyon in France, to launch the new Crane Control System (CCS) on its Potain MDT City range of tower cranes, and two operator lift systems.
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Dawn of a new epoch
Monday, June 29, 2015 Tadano launched its range-topping 600t ATF 600G-8, and new Triple Boom, in Lauf this June. Described by president and CEO Koichi Tadano as an ‘epoch-making innovation’, the crane delivers impressive lifting across the load chart without needing a guying system, potentially saving users €1.8m in transport and set up costs over the first 15 years of the crane’s use.
Long haul for 73m wind turbine blade
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Daniel Searle
Mammoet Wine Brande used its Nicolas Smdel 4-67 five-axle semi-trailer to transport a 73m-long wind turbine blade for LM Wind Power.
First Potain MCT 205 for Vietnam
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Daniel Searle
The first Potain MCT 205 topless tower crane to be used in Vietnam has been installed at FUVI International’s headquarters at Ho Chi Minh City.
GGR co-founder honoured with OBE
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Daniel Searle
Gill Riley, co-founder and managing director of crane and lifting equipment company GGR Group, has been awarded an OBE for her services to construction in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Asiagroup to work with Manitowoc and Palfinger
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Daniel Searle
Singapore-based Asiagroup has become the distributor for Palfinger in Malaysia and for Manitowoc in Myanmar, through a joint venture.
Potain tower crane building riverside development
Friday, June 05, 2015 by Daniel Searle
A 50-storey residential development on the riverfront in Chicago is being built using a Potain MD 485 B M20 tower crane.
Flat tops assist residential project in Singapore
Friday, June 05, 2015 by Daniel Searle
Sim Lian Group is using two Liebherr 280 EC-B 12 Litronic flat top cranes for heavy lifting jobs at a public housing development in Singapore.
Swedish bridge installation overseen by ALE
Friday, June 05, 2015 by Daniel Searle
ALE has installed a 1,650t ton, 140m-long bridge in Sweden, using a combination of SPMTs, barges and jacking equipment.
Was crane to blame for NYC AC unit drop?
Friday, June 05, 2015 by Daniel Searle
A crane accident has been blamed for a 23USt AC unit falling almost 30 stories into a busy New York street. However, with no official report, it remains possible that other causes may have been to blame. Cranes Today understands that the load may in fact have been removed from the crane before the unit fell.
Tadano marks 1,000 unit sales of RT model
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Daniel Searle
Tadano has sold its 1,000th GR-1000XL/800EX rough terrain crane, and marked the event with a shipping ceremony.

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