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January 2020

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Ainscough picks Liebherr MK140
22 January 2020 Leading UK hirer Ainscough has bought another Liebherr MK140. The company cited the hybrid power crane’s reduced emissions and noise as a key reason for its choice.

Al Faris completes critical vessel moves
22 January 2020 Dubai-based Al Faris has completed a three-month project to move 19 vessels for a crude oil production facility, using Goldhofer trailers and Liebherr cranes. The job required careful planning, with the crossing of submerged gas pipelines and a railway key challenges.

Velebit’s 7,000km trek with Faymonville
22 January 2020 Croatian transport specialist Velebit used Faymonville trailers to carry a transformer from Slovenia to Sweden.

Berry buys four-axle Böcker AK 52
22 January 2020 Berry Cranes has taken delivery of a four-axle Böcker AK 52 aluminium-boom truck crane in the UK. Over more than ten years, the hirer has ordered a series of the cranes, establishing a strong position in this growing niche.

AMCS’s Guadeloupe debut
22 January 2020 AMCS has fitted a Potain MD 175 with its DCS 60 zoning system. The crane is working in Guadeloupe, at the port of Jarry Baie-Mahault, to build a storage silo, and this is the first time an AMCS zoning system has been installed on the French Caribbean overseas department.

Record-breaking tandem lift
14 January 2020 Mammoet says that it has performed the heaviest and highest tandem lift ever undertaken during the construction of Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Kobelco crawler for UK port expansion
14 January 2020 A Kobelco CKE3000G crawler crane from UK crane rental company SECH’s fleet has been working on its first major lifting and foundations contract in Portsmouth Harbour, having arrived at the site by barge in November.

HTC Wolffkran rebrands
14 January 2020 The UK sales, rental and service subsidiary of tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran, HTC Wolffkran, has rebranded to Wolffkran Ltd. The company also announced the purchase of new premises in Auckley, Doncaster.

Grove at Australian wind farm
14 January 2020 Australian crane specialist RAR Group has put a new Grove GMK6400 crane to work on one of the largest wind farms in New South Wales.

Working at the palace
14 January 2020 BKL used its Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 all terrain to disassemble its Liebherr 90 EC-B top slewing crane above the roof of the newly-restored Linderhof Palace in Germany.

Barnhart to purchase Viant Crane
08 January 2020 Barnhart Crane and Rigging and Viant Crane have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase Viant Crane.

Mammoet completes acquisition of ALE
08 January 2020 Mammoet has completed the acquisition of ALE and the business will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand.

Italian job for Sennebogen crawler
08 January 2020 A Sennebogen 1100 E crawler crane has recently been used to remove hundreds of metres of sheet piling in Milan, Italy, to prepare a site for a new housing project.

Link-Belt telecrawler for mining infrastructure
08 January 2020 Tutt-Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has been using its 127t (140USt) Link-Belt TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane to lift structural steel at BHP’s South Flank in Western Australia.

Jekko boosts crawler range
08 January 2020 After the sales success of models JF545 and JF365, Jekko has expanded its articulated crawler crane range with a new model, the JF990. This crane features all the characteristics of Fassi’s F990.

Hiab stronger in Northern Ireland
08 January 2020 Hiab, the on-road load handling equipment specialist, has strengthened its offering to customers in Northern Ireland and three counties in Ireland with the addition of MAW Engineering as an authorised Hiab sales and installation partner.

Two Groves repair gantry crane
08 January 2020 McKay United, an equipment rental and service company in Australia, deployed a Grove GMK7450 and a GMK5250L to repair a derailed gantry crane at Victoria International Container Terminal in Port Melbourne, Australia’s first automated port.

December 2019

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HSC’s fourth dealer conference
10 December 2019 Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC) hosted the fourth edition of its bi-annual dealer conference in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in November.Representatives of 17 dealers, including five new dealers, participated in the conference.

Self-steering dolly trailer
10 December 2019 Paderborn, Germany-based heavy cargo specialist Universal Transports has put the first FlexMAX self-steering dolly trailer with pendle axles into operation.

Comansa’s largest Chinese crane
09 December 2019 Spanish tower crane manufacturer Comansa has launched the new 21CM750 flat top modular crane model.