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April 2019


Vertikal Days goes up a gear
17 April 2019 After a very successful 2018 event, Vertikal Days returns to Castle Donington this year and promises a number of exciting product launches for the UK. The two day event will take place on 15–16 May at Donington Park in the East Midlands, one of the famous grounds of British motorsport.

Sales surge for Terex at Bauma
17 April 2019 The team from Terex’s crane division was busy during Bauma, securing a number of sales agreements for Demag and Terex machines during the show.

Australia's first ATF 60G-3
17 April 2019 Family owned company AB Crane Hire purchased Australia's first ATF 60G-3, Tadano's newest three-axle all terrain.

First MDT 809 goes to Scandinavia
17 April 2019 Sweden’s Lambertsson Kran has purchased the new Potain MDT 809, which was on display at Manitowoc’s booth for bauma 2019. The MDT 809 will be available for rental use within the fleets of both Lambertsson and Norwegian crane sales & rental company Kranor AS.

Dutch orders for Reid Lifting
17 April 2019 Reid Lifting, a UK manufacturer of lightweight gantry cranes, has bolstered the stock of two distribution partners in Holland.

Jacking up a 1500USt machine
01 April 2019 Elko Wire Rope, a privately-owned provider of manufactured rigging products in the mining industry, selected Enerpac’s JS-500 Jack-up System to undeck an electric rope shovel at a copper mine site located in Southwestern USA.

Moving girders 290 miles
01 April 2019 As part of the Highways England M20 Junction Improvement Scheme, Severfield UK, on behalf of principle contractor VINCI, appointed Collett to facilitate delivery of six paired plate girders.

Lifting at the Ritz
01 April 2019 A 400t Grove GMK6400, supplied by WA Universal Rigging & Cranes, has performed a series of lifts on the new Ritz-Carlton taking shape in Perth, Australia.

CC 3800-1 for bridge construction
01 April 2019 German-based crane service provider Wiesbauer used a Demag CC 3800-1 to replace the old viaduct on the A45 Freeway that spans the Lahn River near Dorlar.

LGH purchases Straightpoint’s rental fleet
01 April 2019 Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has acquired the previous rental fleet of fellow UK company Straightpoint (SP), as the load cell manufacturer leaves the hire market.

Tadano’s 15t compact RT
01 April 2019 Tadano has launched a new 15t rough terrain, the GR-150XL-3. The new crane upgrades the earlier GR-150XL-2, which was popular in the North American market.

March 2019


Jost crane to the rescue
27 March 2019 Bennetts Cranes has supplied a Jost JT 132.8 flat top saddle jib tower crane for the construction of the Blue Light Hub in Milton Keynes, UK.

One site, eight Raimondis
26 March 2019 Raimondi Cranes Middle East has erected a total of eight topless tower cranes at the Aljada jobsite by UAE-based master developer, Arada.

From rail to road
26 March 2019 Prangl has used two telescopic cranes and special transport equipment to move a locomotive to a railway station.

Swiss dealer for Jekko
26 March 2019 Jekko has appointed Fassi Schweiz as the sole official dealer of its entire product range in Switzerland.

Heavy lifts at Caribbean refinery
26 March 2019 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries recently contracted Mammoet to transport and install 120 pressure vessels and modules for the construction of Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) Methanol and DME Plant in southern Trinidad and Tobago’s Union Industrial Estate, La Brea.

ModulMAX helps simplify complex transformer move
26 March 2019 Dynamic Specialized of New Kent, VA, has used a Faymonville trailer to move a 211USt transformer 10 miles from Newport News. The company needed to plan for travel on highways and roads run by a mix of city, state, and federal authorities.

Barnhart strikes craneless blade change deal
26 March 2019 Barnhart has entered into a license agreement with Windcare India to be the exclusive provider of Windcare’s universal “craneless” component replacement and installation technology for wind turbines in the United States, supplementing the company’s own craneless blade and bearing exchange system, which has been used for more than 12 years.

Customised Terex towers for Singapore
22 March 2019 Crane World Asia called on the team at Terex Cranes to manufacture 15 customized flat top tower cranes for the Singapore market.

Tadano Faun a positive choice for green living
22 March 2019 Weiland Kran & Transport has used a Tadano ATF 70G-4 for work on a ‘residential energy park’ in Hesse. The crane’s own green credentials complemented the environmental aims of the project, where residents homes aim to generate more energy than they use.