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Tadano takes rough terrains to 145t
06 August, 2013
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 completes Windcon deal
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 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.
Compact Badger fits into cramped niches
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 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.
Al Faris invests in oil and gas
Thursday, September 13, 2012 UAE lifting firm Al Faris announced it would purchase USD$50m (€40m) worth of cranes in 2013, enlarging its specialised energy rental fleet.
Bigge uses megacrawler for power plant conversion
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Bigge Crane and Rigging recently completed a job at a port in Northern California, lifting components for a new biomass power plant.
ALE's Australian joint venture
Monday, September 03, 2012 ALE Australia, the regional branch of the major UK hiring firm, announced a joint venture with heavylifter ECR, of Gladstone, Australia.
Marsh’s cranes commemorate commandos
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 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.
EU regulations: no CPC license needed for crane drivers
Monday, August 13, 2012 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.
Liebherr's new highreach boom fitted for turbine work
Friday, July 20, 2012 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.
Cargotec to expand presence in China with loader truck JV 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 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).
Eastern Europe leads for Liebherr
Thursday, July 12, 2012 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.
UK crane-buyers race to Haydock Park for Vertikal Days
Monday, July 09, 2012 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.
Tata builds lifting steel capacity
Thursday, July 05, 2012 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.
Cutting through the BS
Monday, June 25, 2012 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
Terex boom launch boon for Tokyo job
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 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.
Groves chosen for Lake Bastrop Dam refurb
Monday, March 26, 2012 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.
Sany, Palfinger, agree JV for Chinese loader and global mobile cranes
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 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 develops productivity software for cranes
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Manitowoc has started working with GPS manufacturer Trimble to develop productivity-enhancing positioning technology and software for cranes.
Liebherr testing new PowerBoom feature
Thursday, February 02, 2012 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 expands offerings with new branch
Thursday, January 26, 2012 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.
Liebherr goes direct in Argentina
Monday, January 23, 2012 Liebherr announced this month that it is establishing a mobile crane division in Argentina.

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