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Three giants teaming up
16 August 2017 For the first time three of Mammoet’s biggest cranes have worked together at the same time, as part of a job to help realise an ambitious construction schedule for Malaysian state-owned oil and gas firm Petronas.

Thygesen buys second Liebherr MK 88
16 August 2017 Danish crane contractor Karl Thygesen & Søn took delivery of another Liebherr MK 88 mobile construction crane.

Loadshackle monitors sewer pump station cylinder removal
15 August 2017 Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) supplied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle from Straightpoint and other rigging gear for the removal of a large hydraulic cylinder at a Melbourne Water sewer pump station in Australia.

Sarens performs installation at Greek power station
15 August 2017 In the mountainous regions of northern Greece, Sarens operators have been installing a coal power plant structure at the PPB Power Plant Ptolemaida Unit V.

Morrow supplies five tower cranes for L.A hotel construction
15 August 2017 Morrow has supplied five hammerhead tower cranes to contractor Webcor Concrete for the construction of the Oceanwide Plaza hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

XCMG all terrain in Pennsylvania
15 August 2017 A Pennsylvania-based XCMG customer has put an XCA300U all-terrain crane to work at a number of projects in the state.

Higher revenues for Manitex in Q2
15 August 2017 Truck and knuckle boom crane manufacturer Manitex has reported $51.6m net revenues for the second quarter of 2017.

Manitowoc sales down, orders up in Q2
15 August 2017 The Manitowoc Company has reported second-quarter net sales revenue of $394.6m, $63.1m less than the same period in 2016.

Terex Cranes returns to profitability
15 August 2017 Terex Cranes’ sales revenue was $303.8m in the second quarter of 2017, down from $357.4m in the same period in the previous year.

Clear view of the future
14 August 2017 As Raimondi launches its latest flat top, the MRT234, technical director Domenico Ciano explained to Cranes Today his design aims and the crane’s development process.

Coppard Plant Hire purchases two UNIC Spider Cranes
10 August 2017 A UNIC URW-706 and URW-706-2 have been sold to Coppard Plant hire, based in Surrey, UK.

Bigge lifts cooling towers in San Francisco
10 August 2017 Bigge was called upon by a Bay Area HVAC specialist to lift and set two new cooling towers onto the roof of the 26-storey Landmark Tower at One Maritime Plaza.

ALE completes roof lift of World Cup Stadium
10 August 2017 ALE has lifted and installed 1,300 roof sections of a 2018 FIFA World Cup stadium in Russia.

Tadano mobile crane sales fall in Q1
07 August 2017 Tadano mobile crane sales revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal year (April to June) stood at ¥19bn ($172m), down 29.7% year-on-year.

Bragg Crane Service orders eight Link-Belt cranes
07 August 2017 Bragg Crane Service, headquartered in Long Beach, California, has purchased eight new Link-Belt Cranes through local dealer Nixon-Egli Company.

Hiab to acquire Brazilian loader crane business
07 August 2017 Hiab, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire the loader crane business of Argos Guindastes Indústria e Comércio.

Terex launches Demag PC 3800-1 pedestal crane
02 August 2017 Terex has launched a new pedestal version of its CC3800-1 crawler, the Demag PC 3800-1, which it says can be used at jobsites previously not accessible by standard crawler models.

Moser uses 13 Potains for Regensburg project
02 August 2017 A fleet of 13 Potain tower cranes is helping to build a new residential and commercial district in Regensburg, Germany.

Palfinger reports record high H1 revenue
02 August 2017 The Palfinger Group’s revenue stood at €753.8m in the first half of 2017, a 13.2% year-on-year increase, setting a new record for a first-half result.

Comansa CM adds new model to its luffer range
02 August 2017 Linden Comansa’s China-based sister brand, Comansa CM, has launched a luffing-jib crane, the CML165, with maximum load capacity of 12t and 50m reach.

MLC300 used for Illinois bridge replacement
01 August 2017 Kraemer North America is using an MLC300 equipped with VPC-MAX to help replace an 84-year-old 2,482ft-long Savanna-Sabula Bridge in Illinois, USA.