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The primary UK contractor's association recently agreed to recognise the operator card and training program produced by ALLMI, The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers.
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Palfinger announced the world premiere of its PK 110002 SH hydraulic crane this month.
Austrian Palfinger posted a year-on-year revenue increase of 12% to EUR 465m for the first half of 2012 in the run up to the start of its two joint ventures with Chinese Sany.
Seeking to gain a larger presence in the Chinese truck-mounted crane and load handling market, Cargotec announced new joint venture with China National Heavy Duty Truck Group (CNHTC).
Terex and its Chinese crane business partner Luzhou Shenli have joined with China Sinomach Heavy Industry Corporation to bring extra investment into their Sichuan Changjiang Engineering Crane Company joint venture.
End of year results for material handling equipment manufacturer Palfinger show a continued strong recovery since its 2009 losses, with net profits, up 73% on 2010 to €42m.
Bury, UK, firm Spectra Scaffolding has been fined £40,000 by Stoke-On-Trent Crown Court and ordered to pay £45,000 costs after a worker was paralysed in a crane accident.
Canadian oilfield hauling company Trans Carrier has purchased an unusual National Crane NBT55 boom truck featuring a custom-designed, faster truck made by Kenworth. The truck combines a tractor-trailer and a crane in one unit.
Jusice Gary Hearn of the Ontario Court of Justice fined Delta Truck Equipment CAD100,000 and its supervisor, Phillip Hutton, CAD15,000, after a maintenance person was crushed to death by a truck crane’s boom in Breslau, Canada.
The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) in the UK has released a training DVD with reference documents to help eliminate overturning and other common lorry loader accidents.
Cargotec has launched the latest of its ST line of boom truck cranes, the lightweight ST 080, designed specifically for users of stiff boom cranes in emerging markets.
Miller Electric Manufacturing recently launched the EnPak Hydraulic Tool Control (HTC), an improvement for its EnPak Mechanic Series, which will allow mechanics to run hydraulic tools and a crane together easily.
Terex has launched the latest in its series of Crossover boom truck, the 45USt Crossover 4500. Following an increasing trend for use of standard components across crane types, the Crossover range mounts a telescopic truck crane boom on a boom truck, and includes X-shaped stabilisers for 360° lifting power.
US boom truck builder Stellar industries has announced it has designed a ‘Flip Sheave’ for its mechanics crane boom heads, allowing operators to use the cranes in tighter spaces.
US crane manufacturer Link-Belt has updated its HTC-3140 and HTC-3140/LB (long boom) truck cranes to capitalise on its position in the strengthening US truck crane market.
Heavy lift transport and shipping firm Collett and Sons have strengthened their position in the wind energy sector after acquiring the wind turbine transport division of family-owned firm MDF Transport.
OSHA has launched a new four-month programme focused on reducing fatalities and injuries caused by powered industrial trucks operating in the State of Mississippi.
Palfinger Group has expanded its footprint in Russia by acquiring Ischimbajskie Neftianiye Manipulatory (INMAN), a manufacturer of hydraulic lifting and loading systems based in the Volga region.
Leibherr Container Cranes says it is scheduled to deliver its first two container cranes in Brazil and a large order for the cranes in Kuwait.
Italian knuckleboom crane manufacturer Fassi has appointed Wisconsin-based supplier Dueco as a distributor of Fassi products in the US.
Surrey-based firm South East Cranes has delivered its first HMF lorry loader since being appointed as distributor for the truck crane manufacturer.