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October 2018


The Law vs Cranes
09 October 2018 Legal issues are impinging increasingly on the North American industry. At the SC&RA Workshop held from September 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky, discussions concerned, in particular, where the law as it stands demands actions that in practice are difficult, or sometimes impossible, to carry out. Julian Champkin was there.

New winches for Potain tower cranes
09 October 2018 A new range of High Performance Lifting (HPL) winches for Potain tower cranes are available from Manitowoc.

ALE’s hydraulic gantry for bridge installation
09 October 2018 ALE has used its TLG1000 hydraulic gantry system to perform high capacity lifts during the installation of an elevated viaduct in Argentina.

CombiMAX vehicles in Austria
09 October 2018 Austrian transport company A. Kothmaier has taken delivery of a range of CombiMAX vehicles, aiming to boost the flexibility of its fleet.

Al Faris transports 455t buoy
09 October 2018 Al Faris was recently awarded the project of loading and transporting a 455t turret type buoy from Dubai Industrial City to Jebel Ali Port.

A Spanish giant in Oz
02 October 2018 Jaso’s new 700tm electric luffer has made its debut in Sydney, Australia, where it is working on Grocon’s new Darling Harbour development, The Ribbon.

Bennetts uses world’s first Raimondi LR330
02 October 2018 UK tower crane rental company and local Raimondi dealer Bennetts has put into action the first Raimondi LR330 heavy lifting capacity tower crane at a site in London.

Sarens uses CC8800-1 in India
02 October 2018 Sarens has been using a Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to lift heavy equipment for the construction of India’s Ramagundam Fertilizer Plant.

Crane on tractor for utility work
02 October 2018 Welsh company M&D Services equipment fleet has purchased a medium duty Palfinger PK 19.001 SLD5 loader crane rear-mounted on a Fendt 936 Vario tractor.

Sennebogen crawler at business park jobsite
02 October 2018 French construction company TBI has put its new 2200R-Series E crawler crane to work at the Parc Vendôme 2 business park job site in Lesquin, Northern France.

AMCS systems in Dubai
02 October 2018 AMCS technologies has supplied more than 50 anti-collision systems for the construction of Dubai Creek Harbour, a new smart city in Dubai.

Orders and deliveries
02 October 2018 Recent fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Kobelco, Liebherr, Demag, Terex, Grove, Tadano and Kato.

September 2018


Two towers from Terex
25 September 2018 At a customer event in its Fontanafredda, Italy, tower crane factory Terex revealed a new more compact luffer and a new flat-top, along with a redesigned cab, operator elevator system, and ‘plug and play’ anti-collision system from AMCS.

Electric crane from Hyva
25 September 2018 Loader crane manufacturer Hyva has introduced an electric power system, E-Power, which has been initially applied on the Kennis Rolloader crane K14.

Comansa cranes in Nigeria
25 September 2018 Contractor ITB Nigeria is using six Comansa cranes for the construction of the Azuri Peninsula apartments, developed by Eko Development Company in a brand new city on reclaimed land in Lagos

Mammoet PTC crane for Samsung project
25 September 2018 Mammoet has secured two new contracts with Samsung Engineering (Thailand), to provide transport and heavy lift works as part of two petrochemical projects in Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province, Thailand.

Outriggerpads get heavy
25 September 2018 UK-based Outriggerpads has added three new products to its range of pads, designed for the heavier end of the crane market.

Spierings expands UK service activities
18 September 2018 Dutch mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings Mobile Cranes has expanded its service activities in the UK, with the appointment of Crowland Cranes as workshop service partner and in cooperation with several DAF dealers.

Link-Belt announces new full power 100RT
18 September 2018 Link-Belt is bringing a new 100USt (90t) 100RT rough terrain crane to the market with, according to the manufacturer, the longest full-power boom available.

LGH upgrades load cell fleet with SP
18 September 2018 US lifting equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has initiated a major overhaul of its load cell fleet and placed a significant order for Straightpoint’s (SP) Radiolink plus units up to 220,000lbs in capacity.