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December 2019

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Lifting glass panes
03 December 2019 A Liebherr MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane, supplied by Krandienst Kunze e.K., was used to install glass panes for the renovation of the Semper Gallery in Dresden, Germany.

Falcon acquires crane haulage company
03 December 2019 UK-based Falcon Tower Crane Services has acquired crane haulage company TJ Robins, to establish a new entity called Falcon Freight.

Sarens lifts dome of Expo 2020 stadium
03 December 2019 Sarens has provided 24 200t strand jacks and 12km of strands for the lifting of the crowning dome of the Al Wasl Plaza, the centrepiece of the Expo 2020 stadium in Dubai. .

A1A updates iCraneTrax
03 December 2019 A1A Software has announced two updates to its fleet and personnel management software iCraneTrax.

November 2019

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Liebherr cranes beat trucks on emissions
27 November 2019 Liebherr had proven that even large vehicles such as the five-axle LTM 1160-5.2 with a road weight of 60t can meet the high on-road Euro VI c standard in a series of tests conducted in conjunction with TÜV NORD and the engineering partner IAV. The crane performed comparably to a commercial truck on NOx and CO emissions, and better in terms of hydrocarbons.

Jekko launches the new SPX1280
27 November 2019 Jekko has launches the new SPX1280 minicrane, which will replace the SPX1275. The new machine has a maximum lifting capacity of 8t and in pick & carry mode can operate at 360° with a 2t load.

Terex towers in Sweden
27 November 2019 Three Terex luffers are being used for the construction of the Karlastaden mixed city development in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Cranes on the water
27 November 2019 Two Potain self-erecting cranes are being used for the construction of a residential development in Neuvecelle, France, a commune on the bank of Lake Geneva.

New GM for PM
27 November 2019 Manitex International has appointed Giovanni Tacconi as the general manager for the PM articulated crane business. He will be reporting directly to the recently-appointed CEO of the company Steve Filipov.

SICK launches six-axis inclination sensors
13 November 2019 SICK has launched its first dynamic six-axis inclination sensors, the TMS88 D and TMM88 D, which it says will aid the real-time safe and efficient operation of mobile cranes and hoists.

Nooteboom’s largest low-loader combination
13 November 2019 Nooteboom has further expanded its EURO-PX low-loader line, with the addition of the four-axle IC Interdolly Compact which, when combined with six steered pendle axle lines at the rear, now offers the largest low-loader combination in the series.

Hiab and Nugent launch crane trailer
13 November 2019 Hiab has partnered with trailer manufacturer Nugent to develop Hiab Nugent Crane Trailer, a small crane on a small trailer, suitable for lighter lifting jobs.

Goldhofer modules used for 300t load move
13 November 2019 Portuguese special transport company LASO Transportes has used Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modules to transport a 70m long and almost 300t heavy metal component from Vale de Cambra to the port of Leça da Palmeira, some 60km away.

Crowland builds RT offer with Terex
13 November 2019 Crowland Cranes has been appointed the official distributor for Terex’s rough terrain cranes for the UK and Ireland. The deal will allow the Peterborough company to increase the selection of rough terrains available to its customers.

New Spierings board
04 November 2019 Spierings Mobile Cranes, the Oss, Netherlands-based mobile tower cranes producer has announced a new board of management.

Liebherr ATs for facade installation
04 November 2019 Two Liebherr all terrain cranes were used for the installation of giant glass elements as part of the refurbishment of the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre Tower. When completed in 1991, the 256.5m tower was the tallest building in Europe and remains a landmark of the Main metropolis.

Enerpac Cube Jack passes test
04 November 2019 Enerpac has completed overload testing of the SCJ-Series Self-Locking Cube Jack, a new compact and portable hydraulic solution for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads. Four Cube Jacks were used to lift a 226.5USt (205.6t) test load up to 2m.

Demag duo lifts locomotive
04 November 2019 Crane service provider Mordefroy Levage decided to use its Demag AC 100-4L and AC 140 cranes for the tandem lift of a 34t TGV locomotive onto a track at the Technicentre SNCF in Romilly-sur-Seine, France.

Barnhart turns 50
04 November 2019 Barnhart Crane and Rigging, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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.



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