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A new 145t, 61m boom, Tadano rough terrain, claimed as the world's biggest and furthest reaching, has been launched, aimed at energy users in North America and the Middle East, and the mining sector in South America and Australia.
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Ainscough has completed a deal to acquire international, UK-based, wind energy specialist Windcon. The deal will see the creation of a new subsidiary, AWES, or Ainscough Wind Energy Services.
Manitex subsidiary Badger has launched a 15t rough terrain, aimed at specialist industrial niche markets. The first models of the new CD4415 have been sold to dealers for use in the refinery sector.
UAE lifting firm Al Faris announced it would purchase USD$50m (€40m) worth of cranes in 2013, enlarging its specialised energy rental fleet.
Bigge Crane and Rigging recently completed a job at a port in Northern California, lifting components for a new biomass power plant.
ALE Australia, the regional branch of the major UK hiring firm, announced a joint venture with heavylifter ECR, of Gladstone, Australia.
Marsh Plant Hire in the UK was recently commissioned by the COPP memorial fund to erect a memorial for WWII heros on Hayling Island, UK.
The EU Commission, the executive body of the EU, has said that mobile crane drivers do not necessarily need to get a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) license.
Franz Bracht is expanding the capacities and wind turbine installation capability of its Erwitte, Germany, based fleet with a 750t lattice boom truck crane and innovative SL12D2FB boom.
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).
In its latest report, privately-owned Liebherr says it is seeing its fastest growth in Eastern Europe. A new tower crane factory in Russia is helping it meet that demand.
Ever popular, and seen by many as a show for taking business decisions rather than tyre-kicking, a small audience of dedicated crane-buyers descended on Haydock Park racecource in Merseyside, UK for this year’s Vertikal Days.
Indian-owned Tata Steel has taken another step in the development of its European specialised steel business, with the completion of a major investment in upgrading one of the coilers at its IJmuiden hot strip mill.
A new revision to the British Standard for cranes will clarify guidance on inspection, maintenance and thorough examination of overhead cranes, emphasise scheduling testing and inspection to crane usage, and lay the ground work for a dedicated overhead crane standard. Will North reports
A Terex AC350/6 has been demonstrating the firm’s Easy Luffing Jib Rigging System on a challenging and congested city centre job dismantling a roof top tower crane in Tokyo, Japan.
Texas Crane Services has been assisting repairs to a section of the Lake Bastrop Dam, Texas, using a Grove RT530E-2, a job only made possible by its new 550USt GMK 7550.
A pair of new joint ventures between Sany and Palfinger will see the Austrian loader manufacturer building a new facility in China, the largest crane factory it has ever built, and taking on distribution of the Chinese firm’s mobile cranes around the world.
Manitowoc has started working with GPS manufacturer Trimble to develop productivity-enhancing positioning technology and software for cranes.
Leibherr announced that it has been testing a new PowerBoom feature on a 3,000t LR 13000 crawler crane. The feature enhances capacities dramatically.
Crane Rental Corporation, US-based rental firm, plans to open a taxi crane service from a new location in its home state of Florida, while adding another Manitowoc 31000 to its fleet of heavylifting crawlers.