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June 2019

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Two Liebherr mobiles dismantle bridge
12 June 2019 Two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes from crane and heavy haulage contractors Autokrane Schares from Bocholt and Dietmar Flossdorf from Bad Neuenahr recently dismantled a 100-year-old railway bridge in Essen, Germany.

Grove and Potain cranes team up in Philly
12 June 2019 B. Pietrini and Sons, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is using its Grove GRT655 rough terrain and MR 608 luffing jib tower crane to construct two buildings for the Riverwalk Project in Philadelphia.

Scope completion at Louisiana plant for Mammoet
12 June 2019 Mammoet has announced the successful technical scope completion at the Sasol LCCP project in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Tadano Faun appoints general sales manager
12 June 2019 Klaus Kröppel has been appointed the new general sales manager of Tadano Faun.

Barnhart buys Burkhalter
12 June 2019 Barnhart Crane and Rigging and Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus, Mississippi, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase the majority of Burkhalter’s assets.

RRS acquires, expands and recruits
06 June 2019 Portsmouth, UK-based lifting, transport and storage specialist Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has acquired Aberdeen-based lifting and moving business Plant Shifters, a trading division of Surelift. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

Automated lifting
06 June 2019 Construction company Multiplex has enhanced site safety on the New Museum for Western Australia site in Perth’s CBD with Roborigger, a new innovative automated lifting device.

Raising the roof
06 June 2019 Ainscough Crane Hire has worked with Vinci Construction UK as part of the leading construction firm’s work transforming a key area of popular shopping destination intu Trafford Centre.

Lifting a 6t tractor
06 June 2019 A Modulift spreader frame was recently used when a lifting equipment rental company was presented with an 11th-hour requirement to provide critical equipment to lift a 6t John Deere tractor in London.

Link-Belt crawlers for bridge project
06 June 2019 Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts, has sent its recently-purchased 150USt (136t) 238 HSL lattice crawler crane to work on Interstate 95 near the West River Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut.

May 2019

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Four Raimondi luffers in Dubai
29 May 2019 Nurol Construction, part of the Nurol Group of Companies (Nurol), took delivery of four new Raimondi LR213 luffing jib cranes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Tandem hoist for enormous motors
29 May 2019 Two Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile cranes performed tandem hoists to load motors designed for power generation onto a freighter at the heavy load quay of the Heilbronn industrial port facility in Germany.

Demag used at cogeneration plant
29 May 2019 AKM Autokranvermietung used a Demag AC 500-8 all terrain crane to lift a 19t chimney liner into the existing chimney of a cogeneration plant in the Freimann district of Munich.

AMCS technologies at nuclear plant
29 May 2019 At the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant site 20 tower cranes have been installed, out of an expected 55 units, all of which are equipped with AMCS technologies devices.

New Raimondi Luffer
22 May 2019 Raimondi had some surprises for Bauma attendees, as it unveiled the new LR273 luffing jib crane and showcased the slewing unit, cabin mast and counterjib of the upcoming MRT573—the manufacturer’s largest tower crane to date.

A 66t flat-top from comansa
22 May 2019 Spanish manufacturer Comansa announced during Bauma the upcoming addition of another model to its wide range of large flat-top tower cranes, the 21LC1400.

Moving on Uperio
22 May 2019 At Bauma, Arcomet and Matebat presented their new name, Uperio. Will North spoke to Philippe Cohet, chairman of Matebat and CEO of Arcomet, about the move.

Breaking New Ground
22 May 2019 HSC Cranes and Link-Belt, which are both subsidiaries of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, shared a stand at this year's Bauma. Will North spoke to Satoshi Hamano, the new head of HSC’s dedicated crane sales operation, during a handover ceremony for the new SCX2800A-3.

Single lift for 34t bridge
21 May 2019 A Tadano ATF 400G-6 from French crane service provider Cantiniau Levage dismantled an entire highway overpass in one lift.

First Liebherr LR1800-1.0 goes to Spain
21 May 2019 Eurogruas 2000 took delivery of the first new Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane, which was presented at Bauma 2019.