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June 2018

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Manitowoc splits self-erectors and towers
20 June 2018 Manitowoc has reorganised its tower crane structure for Europe and Africa so that self-erecting tower cranes and top-slewing cranes are being run independently in terms of production and product management.

Eight to ten with Effer
20 June 2018 Effer has introduced the 2255 crane, which features a new hydraulic boom lengthening system, KJ, and new second jib, branded 2nd JIB.

MAX Trailer launches MAX600 turntable
20 June 2018 MAX Trailer, part of Faymonville Group, has enhanced its range with the MAX600 turntable trailer.

Straightpoint Load Cell in tree felling application
20 June 2018 A Straightpoint load cell was used during the felling of nine hulking loblolly pine trees at a residential property in Chesapeake, Virginia, recently.

Demag AC 500-8 erects tower crane in Stuttgart
20 June 2018 You would be hard-pressed to find a place in Germany that is as busy and congested as the area around the main train station in Stuttgart. And that is exactly where Bietigheim-Bissingen-based crane service provider Wiesbauer had to erect a 90m-tall top-slewing tower crane for construction company STRABAG-Züblin and STRABAG-BMTI.

Irish Cranes bring Raimondis to Dublin
20 June 2018 Irish Cranes & Lifting, official Raimondi agent of Ireland, has erected a total of six tower cranes on Cardiff Lane and North Circular Road in Dublin, Ireland.

GAVSA takes RT into desert
20 June 2018 In July 2017, GAVSA, of Tabasco, Mexico, was awarded a crane rental contract for the Atizapán–Atlacomulco Highway project, working on a job site in Mexico’s central desert.

Linden Comansa at the top of Bangkok
20 June 2018 Linden Comansa has supplied two luffers for Iconsiam, a highly anticipated mixed-use project next to the Chao Praya River, which runs through the city of Bangkok.

ALE uses unique skidding solution in Russia
20 June 2018 ALE has used a unique skidding technique to place a platform on an offshore substructure.

Manitowoc launches 100t crawler, ends Kobelco deal
07 June 2018 Shortly after announcing the end of a deal with Kobelco, which had for 15 years seen the Japanese company supply crawler cranes under 150t for rebadging in the USA, Manitowoc has launched a new 100t crawler crane, the MLC 100-1. The launch comes alongside a series of other new products at a company event in Shady Grove, including Grove’s biggest rough terrain.

May 2018

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Lifting a tower
25 May 2018 Polish crane rental company Corleonis used a Terex CTT 332-16 flat top tower crane to erect a 150m-tall cooling for the large scale Bogatynia power plant in southwestern Poland. The job was done on behalf of construction company Budimex.

HMF launches new large cranes
25 May 2018 HMF has enhanced its large crane range with two new models, the HMF 7020 and the HMF 9520. The company said they were both designed for particularly demanding lifting tasks and assembly work.

AB 2000 joins Quattro Group family
25 May 2018 UK road rail equipment rental company Quattro Group announced has acquired Glasgow-based plant specialist AB 2000.

Sales boost for crane manufacturers
25 May 2018 The majority of crane manufacturers have seen sales grow in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Tadano’s fiscal year results showed a decrease in sales, but the company anticipates a strong year ahead.

Sarens Makzume JV opens door to Black Sea growth
24 May 2018 Sarens has formed a joint venture with Turkish group of shipping, marine and logistic services companies Makzume, to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries

Potains help construct new Serbian development
16 May 2018 Six Potain tower cranes are helping construct a unique development in Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade.

Kato to launch new model city cranes
16 May 2018 Kato has announced the launch of a new version of their 13t and 20t City Cranes.

New office for Maxim in Kentucky
16 May 2018 The sun was shining and the cranes were flying flags in the wind for the opening of crane rental provider Maxim Crane’s brand-new office in Wilder, Kentucky.

Marmon Crane Service acquires WGC
16 May 2018 Marmon Crane Services, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has confirmed the acquisition of WGC Crane Group by a newly-created subsidiary, Marmon Crane Australia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

On top of the city
16 May 2018 Mace has completed the installation of the spire on the 461m Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is the tallest building in Vietnam and the 11th tallest in the world.