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April 2021


Grove telecrawler for environmentally sensitive project
16 April 2021 A Grove GHC130 was used for the reconstruction of a river embankment and relaying of a gas line in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, USA.

11 Raimondi cranes for UAE megaproject
15 April 2021 Raimondi Middle East has erected 11 flat top tower cranes for the construction of the East Village in Aljada, a district under construction by developer Arada in the city of Sharjah, UAE.

CC 3800-1 lifts heat recovery steam generators
14 April 2021 Al Faris used its Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to install 16 double-wall heat recovery steam generators for a power plant expansion project in the United Arab Emirates.

I.V. Guindastes upgrades LR 1600/2-W
14 April 2021 Brazilian crane contractor I.V. Guindastes has upgraded its two LR 1600/2-W narrow track crawler cranes, enabling their use for the installation of higher and larger wind turbines.

Manitex Valla launches V36R
14 April 2021 Manitex Valla, a subsidiary of Manitex International, has launched the V36R radio controlled electric pick and carry crane.

Tadano launches European RTs
12 April 2021 Tadano has expanded its crane offering for the European market with the launch of a new line of rough terrains, comprising three models.

SPMTs help install 820t steel bridge
08 April 2021 Cometto SPMTs played a key role in the installation of an 820t steel bridge for a railway project in Germany.

Reaching for the stars
08 April 2021 Two 80t Kobelco CKE800G crawler cranes, on hire from Q Crane & Plant Hire, were used for the construction of the new £20.5m First Light cultural centre at the UK’s Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

Moritsch launches 16t luffer
08 April 2021 Moritsch Cranes has expanded its luffing jib tower cranes portfolio with the addition of the RTL 195, which has a reduced out of service radius.

Scheuerle launches six-axle SPMT PowerHoss
07 April 2021 Scheuerle, a subsidiary of TII Group, has expanded its SPMT PowerHoss series with the addition of a six-axle version, offering up to 330t of payload per unit.

Tadano unveils global strategy, drops Demag brand
07 April 2021 Tadano Group has announced a number of strategic initiatives that will transform the company’s global presence. This transformation is part of Tadano’s long-term strategy to become the top lifting equipment manufacturer worldwide.

March 2021


Liebherr expands mobile construction crane line
31 March 2021 Liebherr has launched the three-axle MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane, designed for one-man operation.

Modulift launches 2000t modular spreader beam
31 March 2021 Dorset-UK based lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has launched the MOD 1100/2000, a modular spreader beam able to lift 2000t.

Crane trio lifts railway bridges
24 March 2021 Three Liebherr eight-axle mobile cranes from Eisele AG Crane & Engineering and Riga Mainz’s fleets were used for the refurbishment of two historic railway bridges at a crossing used by Deutsche Bundesbahn in Darmstadt, Germany.

Grove GMK6300L-1 for Indonesian bridge project
23 March 2021 Indonesian construction equipment rental company PT Superkrane Mitra Utama (Superkrane) used the country’s first Grove GMK6300L-1 for the construction of a flyover bridge across an existing rail line in Jakarta City.

First Jaso flat tops launched
23 March 2021 Spanish tower crane manufacturer Jaso has entered the flat top market with the introduction of two models, the 12t J200.12 and 10t J200.10.

Tadano introduces 130USt RT
18 March 2021 Tadano has unveiled the GR-1300XL-4, a 130USt (118t) rough terrain for the North American market. This is the second highest capacity model the manufacturer offers to the regional market, after the 160USt GR-1600XL.

Tadano launches two truck-mounted cranes
17 March 2021 Tadano has launched two new truck-mounted cranes, the 50t HK 4.050-1 and the 70t HK 4.070-1.

Pedestal crane lifts wind farm foundation piles
17 March 2021 Sarens is using a Demag PC 6800 1 pedestal crane on a barge to install 89 foundation piles for Fryslân wind farm on the Ijsselmeer lake in the Netherlands, on behalf of Van Oord Offshore Wind.

25 Liebherr tower cranes for new Hamburg district
16 March 2021 For the past two years, Liebherr tower cranes have been used for the construction of the Überseequartier, a new district in Hamburg, Germany.