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October 2019

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Mammoet boosts wind farm transport
16 October 2019 Mammoet’s Trailer Power Assist (TPA) has been used for the first time in Norway, to transport 23 running generators and 23 hubs along a critical section of the route to a wind farm site near the town of Narvik.

ProLift expands South Carolina presence
16 October 2019 ProLift Rigging Company, formerly known as Diversified Industrial Rigging, has established a second branch in Charleston, South Carolina, after working with a large customer in nearby Moncks Corner over the past four years.

Fleet File 2019 is now open
16 October 2019 The deadline for Cranes Today's annual survey of the world's crane fleets, Fleet File, is rapidly approaching.

MLC300 helps bridge replacement
16 October 2019 Tacoma, Washington-based construction company Ceccanti has used a Manitowoc MLC 300 crawler crane for the replacement of an old wooden bridge in Ridgefield, Washington.

Terex launches first hydraulic luffer
15 October 2019 During a customer event at a testing yard in Polcenigo, Italy, Terex has shown for the first time three new tower crane models, one of which is the company’s first hydraulic luffer.

Lattice crawler for bridge projects
09 October 2019 A Link-Belt 238 HSL lattice crawler has been used by infrastructure contractor i+iconSoutheast for multiple Virginia Department of Transportation bridge projects on the Blackwater River, near Wakefield, Virginia. The 150USt (136t) cranes was rented from Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic.

DICA adds to ProStack product Line
09 October 2019 DICA has launched a new lighter verson of its ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing Blocks, engineered to stack and lock together, giving users the ability to safely gain needed cribbing height in unlevel conditions.

Raimondis at work in Florence
03 October 2019 Two Raimondi topless tower cranes have been erected in a historic district of Florence, Italy, to work on two properties.

First 120t Mantis tele in NZ
03 October 2019 Tadano has delivered the first GTC-1200 into New Zealand to Fulton Hogan, a civil construction company servicing Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific since 1933.

Sennebogen telecrawler in Sydney
01 October 2019 A Sennebogen 613 telescopic crawler crane from Preston Hire’s fleet is being used for the construction of the ‘Opera Residences’ project in Sydney, Australia.

Liebherr heavyweights work in tandem
01 October 2019 Two Liebherr crawler cranes, an LR 11350 and an LR 11000, worked in tandem to load a tunnel boring machine onto a barge at the Rhine port of Kehl in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Al Faris sets-up wind farm
01 October 2019 Al Faris was employed to assemble and erect wind turbines for a wind farm project in Jordan.

September 2019

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Manitowoc opens new facility in the Philippines
25 September 2019 Manitowoc has opened a new 2,900sqm facility with a warehouse and a workshop in Molino, Cavite, south of the Philippines capital, Manila.

AMCS technologies for Yas Island construction
25 September 2019 The twenty tower cranes participating in the Yas Island construction project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are equipped with the DCS 60 anti collision and zoning system of AMCS technologies.

ALE gets light
25 September 2019 ALE’s Lightweight Service Crane was used to install new covers over the hanging sheds of a high-rise building in the Netherlands.

New HQ for Felbermayr
25 September 2019 Together with the Upper Austrian state governor Thomas Stelzer and the municipal leader Andreas Rabl, the Wels family company Felbermayr celebrated the official ground-breaking for the erection of the new company headquarters in Wels-Oberthan.

Wolffkran invests in fibre rope
25 September 2019 Tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran has acquired a stake in Trowis, a young German company dedicated to the development and production of high-performance fibre ropes for applications in the lifting and materials handling industry.

New National Crane boom truck
25 September 2019 The Manitowoc Company has launched the 60USt NBT60L, the latest addition to its National Crane boom truck product line.

Liebherr crane with remote control
25 September 2019 German crane rental company Salgert has taken delivery of two Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes, the first units to feature RemoteDrive.

Tadano at industrial alcohol facility
16 September 2019 A Tadano ATF 220G-5 from Schwarze’s fleet was used for works at Kraul & Wilkening u. Stelling’s industrial alcohol facility in Hannover, Germany. The 220t crane was needed to relocate six silos and to lift a tank wagon onto a low-loader.