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Stage V engines transition deadline extended
17 July 2020 The European Parliament has backed the extension of the transition deadline for the adoption of Stage V engines for non-road mobile machinery and tractors by 12 months.

Elliott launches new crane cab
17 July 2020 Crane and truck-mounted aerial work platform manufacturer Elliott has launched a new crane cab and control system. The new cab for its crane models with capacity of 30USt or higher.

Liebherr ATs erect monument to the “Tailor of Ulm”
16 July 2020 Two Liebherr all terrains were used to erect a monument to German aviation pioneer Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Terex Services becomes Fassi dealer
15 July 2020 Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products.

Focus 30 closer to completion
14 July 2020 Mammoet’s Focus 30 crane has moved a step closer to completion, after the fabrication of its main boom.

XXL Wolff tower section
14 July 2020 Developed to meet the requirements of the dam project Spitallamm in Switzerland, Wolffkran’s new TV 60 tower section measures 6m x 6m. Installation of the new XXL tower in combination with two Wolff 1250 B luffers at the Grimsel Pass is estimated to take place in late summer.

Sennebogen lays foundation stone at new site
14 July 2020 Construction of the new 87,000sqm, €25m ($28.4m) customer service center at Steinach, Germany, began in April and is scheduled to open by May 2021.

ALL named Load King service centre
14 July 2020 Load King has appointed The ALL Family of Companies as an authorized service center for its boom trucks and truck cranes, as well as Terex legacy products.

Moritsch cranes in Amsterdam
13 July 2020 Italian general contractor Rizzani de Eccher is using its four new Moritsch Cranes luffers for the construction of the Y-Towers building complex in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Bauma China 2020 going ahead
10 July 2020 Bauma China’s organiser Messe München announced that the trade fair will take place as planned at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 24 to 27, 2020.

Potains for Birmingham’s tallest tower
09 July 2020 Two Potain MR 295 luffing jib cranes are being used for the construction of the 103 Colmore Row, the tallest office building in Birmingham, UK.

Hans Frey Mobilkran chooses Tadano HK 70
09 July 2020 German firm Hans Frey Mobilkran has been a Tadano customer since 2002, previously opted for used machinery but has recently taken delivery of a new 70t Tadano HK 70.

Fatal crane accident in London
09 July 2020 One person has died and four were injured after a tower crane collapsed on a construction site in London, UK, yesterday afternoon.

Romanian dealer for Terex RTs
08 July 2020 Terex Cranes has added Romanian firm RET Utilaje to its growing dealer network to offer Terex’s line of rough terrain cranes throughout Romania.

New testing center for Pintsch Bubenzer brakes
07 July 2020 Brake products supplied by Pintsch Bubenzer USA will be tested by two new dynamometer test stands at the manufacturer’s research and development center in Betzdorf, Germany.

Strategic alliance for Modulift and Pewag
07 July 2020 UK spreader and lifting beam manufacturer Modulift and Austrian chain manufacturer pewag group have announced a “strategic alliance.”

Airpes spreader beam for wind farm lifts
07 July 2020 Lifting, weighing and below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Airpes has shipped the first in a series of 75t adjustable spreader beams to a wind turbine manufacturer. Airpes says the beam can also be used beneath the hooks of mobile cranes in the field.

Seven Wolffs in Amsterdam
06 July 2020 Seven Wolffkran cranes are currently being used for the construction of the ODE development in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Two Demag cranes for Weiss Kranservice
06 July 2020 Mindelheim, Germany–based Weiss Kranservice has added a Demag AC 220-5 and a Demag AC 300-6 to its fleet. The new all terrain cranes will be used for the assembly of the company’s 280 tower cranes.

Dumberger orders six Liebherr self-erectors
06 July 2020 Dumberger Bauunternehmung recently took delivery of the first three of six Liebherr 125 K fast-erecting cranes, it also ordered a LiTRAX high-speed axle.