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New Unic Dealer in Poland
19 August 2019 Unic Cranes Europe has appointed a new Unic mini spider cranes distributor for Poland.

Raimondis for commercial development
19 August 2019 Two Raimondi MRT111 flattop tower cranes were erected on a Fujairah National Construction Company (FNC) jobsite in Dubai, UAE.

Bridge construction for Link-Belt crawler
14 August 2019 A 200USt-capacity Link-Belt 248 HSL is being used to construct traffic and pedestrian bridges for the major highway project in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Texas wind project for LG 1750
13 August 2019 Trand, based in Pratt, Kansas, took delivery of the first LG 1750 in the US in March. A few months later the 750t (850USt) lattice boom mobile crane was used to exchange the main shaft on a wind turbine with a nearly 400ft (~120m) hub height in the Lubbock, Texas area.

Lifting in the city centre
13 August 2019 A Liebherr MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane was used to install an 800kg air conditioner in the old city centre of Mainz, Germany.

52 lifts for Tadano all terrain
13 August 2019 A Tadano ATF 100G-4 from Jandt Kranvermietung’s fleet was used for the construction of a manure silo in Oelde, Germany.

Wolff cranes in Dusseldorf
13 August 2019 Two Wolffkran tower cranes are being used for the construction of the Rhein 740 Tower, a 21-storey apartment and medical services building in Dusseldorf, Germany.

FM Gru on a firm footing in Genoa
13 August 2019 Pontenure, Italy-based tower crane manufacturer FMGru is providing four flat top tower cranes for the construction of a replacement for the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, which collapsed in August 2018.

Major order for TII
02 August 2019 Sustainable energy solutions provider Vestas has signed a contract for nine wind blade transport systems from the heavy-duty specialist TII Group.

Goldhofer wins in Taiwan
02 August 2019 Goldhofer has received new orders for its equipment from long-standing Taiwanese customers.

New Faymonville single-drop trailer
02 August 2019 Trailer manufacturer Faymonville has expanded its North American trailer range with the addition of a 3+3 single-drop trailer.

Jekko launches SPX532
02 August 2019 Italian crane manufacturer Jekko has launched the SPX532 mini crane, which has a new design and features compared to previous models.

Hiab's strongest drywall crane
02 August 2019 Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched the drywall crane Hiab K-505 HiPro for the US and Canadian markets. It is the longest and strongest drywall crane from Hiab to date with a reach of nine floors and a lifting capacity of almost 300,000 foot-pound force.

New Modulift products
02 August 2019 As a direct response to requests, Modulift has launched the Adjustable Modular Lifting Beam and the Trunnion Drop Link.

Remote operated crane automation
02 August 2019 SMIE, supplier of anti-collision systems for lifting and handling equipment, has taken its crane automation technology a step further.

Putting family first
02 August 2019 Belluno, Italy-based tower crane manufacturer Recom Moritsch has changed its name to Moritsch.

AMCS devices on Jaso luffers
02 August 2019 After its devices were used for the construction of the new Amazon headquarters in Seattle, the United States, AMCS technologies’ DCS 60 devices are employed for the construction of the new Amazon headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.

Raimondi gets heavier
02 August 2019 Raimondi Cranes has unveiled its most powerful luffing crane to date, the LR372.

Ain't no mountain high enough
02 August 2019 A Palfinger crawler-mounted knuckleboom PCC 115.002 was used at 2,000m above sea level, to remove the old Schlossalmbahn lift supports in the Gastein Valley, Austia.

Koichi Tadano welcomes Demag
01 August 2019 In a press release, Koichi Tadano, CEO of the eponymous company, has confirmed the completion of the acquisition of Demag, and explained his aims for the business. The statement strongly suggests that the Demag brand will continue to be used for the foreseeable future.