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Huisman to deliver 1,600t crane
Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600t leg encircling crane.
Through the roof
German crane contractor Herrmann & Wittrock has used a Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 truck-mounted crane from its branch in Gross Kienitz to hoist a work platform through a gym roof.
Tadano AT for Erregi
Italian crane service firm Erregi from Pisogne has expanded its fleet with the addition of a 220t Tadano ATF 220G-5.
New Scanreco president and CEO
Peter Lageson, currently member of the board of Scanreco, has been appointed as president and CEO of the radio remote control manufacturer.
Transformer replacement with Hydra-Slide
Reynolds Transfer and Storage used Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding equipment to complete the removal and replacement of a transformer at a utility company in its home city of Madison, Wisconsin recently.
Cropac’s major Terex order
Cropac Equipment has placed an order for 16 new Terex tower cranes.
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Kobelco at hydro plant
Italian contractor Trevi is using a Kobelco CKE900G-2 crawler crane for the construction of the Gemeinschafts Kraftwerk Inn (GKI) community hydro-electric power plant on the Swiss-Austrian border.
Orders and deliveries
The last couple of months have been very active in terms of orders and deliveries for crane manufacturers. ConExpo was also a great opportunity for handovers and deals.
Liebherr for LYFE
A fleet of Liebherr tower cranes is currently being used to build the three-tower LYFE business complex in the BneiBrak industrial zone in Israel.
Vertikal Days, CTT postponed
With the UK government advising the public to avoid all gatherings and not to travel for any but essential reasons, the organisers of popular local show Vertikal Days have taken the decision to suspend the show.
Liebherr’s four-axle 120-tonner
At ConExpo, Liebherr launched a new four-axle crane that offers a capacity of 120t (135USt), a nominal capacity of 20t more than any rival in its carrier class. The company claims that, with its 66m main boom, the LTM 1120-4.1 can take on some jobs that would previously have required a 200t crane.
Manitowoc bets on six
At ConExpo, Manitowoc launched six new cranes, matching the number of debuts at last year’s Bauma.
Chinese manufacturers commit to ConExpo
While a planned press conference called by Chinese manufacturers at ConExpo, organised by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Mechanical and Electrical Products (CCCME) and China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), was somewhat curtailed by the impact of coronavirus and flight restrictions, local representatives presented Chinese products and discussed the industry’s response to the outbreak.
Mine job for Verton
Iron ore mine Roy Hill in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has purchased Verton Australia’s remote-controlled load orientation systems Everest 6 and R5.
Samoter further postponed
Veronafiere, organisers of Samoter, have announced that the show will be rescheduled for October, in accordance with governmental efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Working as one, for Tadano and Demag
At ConExpo, Tadano presented its strategy for the future of the Tadano and Demag brands. The two lines will stay distinct, but with a single sales and service network, and the company will begin to implement some Demag technologies on Tadano cranes.
Kranlyft appointed Glassworker dealer
Kranlyft Group has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Glassworker’s products for the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian market including Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
Moving Liebherr crane with remote control
Salgert has used the first Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane with RemoteDrive for a job at a production building of a specialist aluminium die-casting company in Bad Münstereifel, Germany.
3,400t SPMT capacity for Nippon Express
Japanese semi-governmental transportation enterprise Nippon Express is taking delivery of 56 Cometto MSPE axle lines.