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A1A updates iCraneTrax
A1A Software has announced two updates to its fleet and personnel management software iCraneTrax.
Liebherr cranes beat trucks on emissions
Liebherr had proven that even large vehicles such as the five-axle LTM 1160-5.2 with a road weight of 60t can meet the high on-road Euro VI c standard in a series of tests conducted in conjunction with TÜV NORD and the engineering partner IAV. The crane performed comparably to a commercial truck on NOx and CO emissions, and better in terms of hydrocarbons.
Jekko launches the new SPX1280
Jekko has launches the new SPX1280 minicrane, which will replace the SPX1275. The new machine has a maximum lifting capacity of 8t and in pick & carry mode can operate at 360° with a 2t load.
Terex towers in Sweden
Three Terex luffers are being used for the construction of the Karlastaden mixed city development in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Cranes on the water
Two Potain self-erecting cranes are being used for the construction of a residential development in Neuvecelle, France, a commune on the bank of Lake Geneva.
New GM for PM
Manitex International has appointed Giovanni Tacconi as the general manager for the PM articulated crane business. He will be reporting directly to the recently-appointed CEO of the company Steve Filipov.
SICK launches six-axis inclination sensors
SICK has launched its first dynamic six-axis inclination sensors, the TMS88 D and TMM88 D, which it says will aid the real-time safe and efficient operation of mobile cranes and hoists.
Nooteboom’s largest low-loader combination
Nooteboom has further expanded its EURO-PX low-loader line, with the addition of the four-axle IC Interdolly Compact which, when combined with six steered pendle axle lines at the rear, now offers the largest low-loader combination in the series.
Hiab and Nugent launch crane trailer
Hiab has partnered with trailer manufacturer Nugent to develop Hiab Nugent Crane Trailer, a small crane on a small trailer, suitable for lighter lifting jobs.
Goldhofer modules used for 300t load move
Portuguese special transport company LASO Transportes has used Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modules to transport a 70m long and almost 300t heavy metal component from Vale de Cambra to the port of Leça da Palmeira, some 60km away.
Crowland builds RT offer with Terex
Crowland Cranes has been appointed the official distributor for Terex’s rough terrain cranes for the UK and Ireland. The deal will allow the Peterborough company to increase the selection of rough terrains available to its customers.
New Spierings board
Spierings Mobile Cranes, the Oss, Netherlands-based mobile tower cranes producer has announced a new board of management.
Liebherr ATs for facade installation
Two Liebherr all terrain cranes were used for the installation of giant glass elements as part of the refurbishment of the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre Tower. When completed in 1991, the 256.5m tower was the tallest building in Europe and remains a landmark of the Main metropolis.
Enerpac Cube Jack passes test
Enerpac has completed overload testing of the SCJ-Series Self-Locking Cube Jack, a new compact and portable hydraulic solution for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads. Four Cube Jacks were used to lift a 226.5USt (205.6t) test load up to 2m.
Demag duo lifts locomotive
Crane service provider Mordefroy Levage decided to use its Demag AC 100-4L and AC 140 cranes for the tandem lift of a 34t TGV locomotive onto a track at the Technicentre SNCF in Romilly-sur-Seine, France.
Barnhart turns 50
Barnhart Crane and Rigging, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Mammoet boosts wind farm transport
Mammoet’s Trailer Power Assist (TPA) has been used for the first time in Norway, to transport 23 running generators and 23 hubs along a critical section of the route to a wind farm site near the town of Narvik.
ProLift expands South Carolina presence
ProLift Rigging Company, formerly known as Diversified Industrial Rigging, has established a second branch in Charleston, South Carolina, after working with a large customer in nearby Moncks Corner over the past four years.
Fleet File 2019 is now open
The deadline for Cranes Today's annual survey of the world's crane fleets, Fleet File, is rapidly approaching.
MLC300 helps bridge replacement
Tacoma, Washington-based construction company Ceccanti has used a Manitowoc MLC 300 crawler crane for the replacement of an old wooden bridge in Ridgefield, Washington.