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August 2018


Link-Belt launches 120USt telecrawler
14 August 2018 Link-Belt Cranes has announced an upgrade to base rating of its 110USt telecrawler to 120USt, with the new model called the TCC-1200.

Largest Palfingers in Malaysia
14 August 2018 Palfinger Asia Pacific and its dealer KTC Crane & Equipment celebrated the sale of the two largest Palfinger loader cranes in Malaysia with an event at Putrajaya Marriot Hotel in Selangor, Malaysia.

ALE moves 2,000t slug catchers
14 August 2018 ALE has completed the challenging transportation of two large refinery components, known as slug catchers and weighing 2,008t each, from Spain to Saudi Arabia, to the Fadhili Gas Program Project site.

Manitowoc sales and orders grow in Q2
14 August 2018 The Manitowoc Company has reported second-quarter net sales revenue of $495.3m, 26% higher compared to the same period in 2017.

Raimondis in Muscat
14 August 2018 Al Akkad National Projects has erected two Raimondi MRT111 topless tower cranes from its existing fleet at a new mixed-use development in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman.

Scottish dealer acquisition and depot for Hiab
14 August 2018 Hiab has opened a Scottish sales and service depot in Cumbernauld, Glasgow, following the acquisition of local dealer Logan Inglis.

Comettos for Groupe Cayon
14 August 2018 The French company Groupe Cayon has received four modules of self-propelled MSPE 48t from the specialist Cometto.

New Manitex carry deck crane
07 August 2018 Manitex International has expanded its industrial crane line with the addition of the CD110 industrial carry deck crane.

Potains in ‘smart’ housing block construction
07 August 2018 A fleet of 12 Potain tower cranes is working on a pioneering public housing project in Singapore.

New record for Palfinger
07 August 2018 The Palfinger Group’s revenue stood at €801.9m in the first half of 2018, up 6.4% year-on-year, setting a new record for a first-half result.

Tadano sees domestic growth
07 August 2018 Tadano mobile crane sales revenue in the first quarter (April to June) of its fiscal year stood at ¥18.9bn ($172m), down 0.4% year-on-year.

Terex sales grow in H1
07 August 2018 Terex Cranes sales revenue stood at $649.3m in the first half of 2018, marking 14.4% year-on-year growth.

TNT merges with Allison
07 August 2018 US lifting services provider TNT Crane & Rigging has merged with Allison Crane & Rigging. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Enerpac gantry for press brake installation
07 August 2018 Industrial moving specialist MJ van Riel has used an Enerpac SL300 hydraulic gantry to install a sheet metal press brake in a low height building.

July 2018


Hiab to acquire Effer
31 July 2018 Loader crane manufacturer Hiab, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire Italian crane manufacturer Effer from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of €50m.

Six cranes, one roof
31 July 2018 Heavy haulage contractor Salgert used six Liebherr mobile cranes for the roof construction of an industrial building near Mechernich, Germany.

All terrain meets crawlers
31 July 2018 A Demag AC 350/6 all terrain and two Terex crawler cranes efficiently removed bridge girders at the Minnesota Highway 24 Bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Clearwater.

Potains in land reclamation project
31 July 2018 Three Potain MD top-slewing tower cranes are helping to construct 18 reinforced concrete caissons that are required as part of the design and construction of the new Portier Cove eco-neighbourhood in Monaco.

Raimondi cranes in Dubai Riviera
31 July 2018 Two Raimondi MRT111 topless tower cranes are being used for the construction of the Riviera residential project by Azizi Developments in Meydan, Dubai.

Orders and deliveries
24 July 2018 This month’s fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Liebherr, Demag, Grove, Link-Belt, Potain, Jekko, Hiab, Manitex, Palfinger and Fassi.