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October 2017


Tadano unveils new truck crane series
23 October 2017 Tadano has unveiled a new truck crane series, which includes the 75t GT-750EL, the 60t GT-600EL, and the 30t GT-300EL.

LR 11000 moves concrete blocks at Spanish port
23 October 2017 Madrid-based Transportes y Grúas Aguado has supplied its new Liebherr LR 11000 to move concrete blocks at the port of Punta Langosteira in Coruña, Spain.

Egyptian distributor for Link-Belt
23 October 2017 Link-Belt Cranes has announced that EGYMEC Engineering Company will be the sole Link-Belt distributor in Egypt.

Fleet news: Orders and deliveries
17 October 2017 In the past few weeks manufacturers were busy with orders from or delivering cranes to clients around the world.

Link-Belt telecrawlers used for NY power facility construction
17 October 2017 A joint venture with Skanska, Burns & McDonnell, and ECCO Enterprises is using two Link-Belt TCC-1400s and one Link-Belt TCC-1100 for the construction of the CPV Valley Energy Center in Lower Hudson Valley, 65 miles northwest of New York City.

Grove RT550E takes on challenging rooftop lifts in Hong Kong
17 October 2017 Yee Hop Engineering has positioned a 45t Grove RT550E on the roof of the Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong, to perform lifts during improvement operations.

Collett opens subsidiary in Ireland
17 October 2017 Multi-modal logistics operator Collett & Sons has launched a subsidiary company in Ireland, responding to an increase in demand for its services in the market.

One new plant, 10 new products, 65 years
17 October 2017 Sennebogen celebrated its 65th anniversary by launching ten new products, including six in its crane line, at its newly upgraded Straubing Plant 2.

A Viennese waltz
11 October 2017 Around 20 Liebherr EC-H and EC-B tower cranes were carefully choreographed for the construction of the Austria Campus, a 303,000 sq m urban development in the Second Municipal District of Vienna.

IMT introduces four new articulating cranes
09 October 2017 Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, has introduced four new articulating crane models, which have higher lifting capacity compared to previous models.

Penny Hydraulics opens new manufacturing plant
09 October 2017 UK family-owned lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has opened a new £2m manufacturing plant in Clowne, Derbyshire.

Linden Comansa in Montreal’s New Champlain Bridge construction
09 October 2017 A Linden Comansa 21LC550 tower crane is working on the construction of the 170m tall main pylon of the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada.

Schramm rejoins Terex Cranes
09 October 2017 Thomas Schramm has returned to Terex Cranes as vice president sales and product support, EMEAR, after a seven-year stint at Tadano Faun.

Court rules Binladin Group staff not responsible for Mecca crash
05 October 2017 A Saudi Arabian court has cleared 13 Saudi Binladin Group employees of responsibility for the fatal 2015 crane collapse in Mecca, according to regional media sources.

Irish Cranes erects Raimondi MRT223 in Dublin
05 October 2017 A new Raimondi MRT223 topless tower crane has been erected in Dublin, Ireland, by Irish Cranes & Lifting for the construction of Clayton Hotel Charlemont.

MLC650 assembles TBM in Australia
05 October 2017 A Manitowoc MLC650 from Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift was used to assemble and lift into position a 160t tunnel boring machine for a rail project in Perth, Western Australia.

Demag AC 500-8 lifts 28t beer tanks in Munich
05 October 2017 On behalf of Paulaner Brauerei, AKM Autokranvermietung used a Demag AC 500-8 to lift seven 26m-long, 28t bright beer tanks and lower them through the roof inside the Munich brewery’s new building.

CraneWorks bets on energy growth with new Manitex boom truck orders
05 October 2017 US lifting equipment supplier CraneWorks will invest $12m to add 31 Manitex boom trucks to its fleet over the course of 2018.

It’s all about connections
05 October 2017 During an event at its Stargard factory, Cargotec’s Hiab launched HiConnect, a new cloud-based data platform that allows owners and operators to track crane use. Sotiris Kanaris attended the event

September 2017


Fleet File deadline approaches
26 September 2017 The deadline for Fleet File, Cranes Today free-to-enter global survey for fleet owners, is approaching.

Sarens lifts eight reactors in three months at Indian refinery
26 September 2017 Sarens has used a Demag CC2800-1 crane to lift eight loop reactors at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited plant in Odisha, India, for FabTech Projects.