Cranes Today Magazine
Liebherr Transform designed to extend service life, increase sustainability and improve performance.Read more
New climbing crane design offers CO2 savings, minimised community impact, and cost benefits and could bring a step-change in the way windfarms are built, claims Vattenfall.
Precision placement for Schares
A step lifter on Cometto SPMT lifts and moves 160t rail bridge into position.
Mammoet lowers bridge arch sections, weighting up to 1,150t each, in compact job site accessible only via tunnels using a swivel arch lowering methodology utilising strand jacks for minimum ecological impact.
Bauma China 2022 cancelled
Chinese government’s anti-Covid-19 policy results in Messe Muenchen cancelling forthcoming Bauma China 2022.
Faymonville CombiMax PA-X with Joker axle
Additional flexibility realised with new trailer and axle combination.
The passing of Biden’s infrastructure bill is already resulting in an upsurge in bridge building across the USA. Cranes Today reports.
Examining the development of the tower crane sector illuminates the state of both its current and future health. Stuart Anderson reports.
Mixed-use mega developments are popping up worldwide providing long-term work for a whole host of crane types. Julian Champkin reports.
Chorus of cranes
Seven Potain top-slewing cranes, plus two Potain self-erectors, help build Italian smart city.
Energising the industry
Wind power work continues to be a key driver of demand for special transport equipment and services; this is bolstered by more traditional power generation and other industries. Cranes Today reports.
In my editor's comment last month I issued a 'call for action' urging crane owners to make their voice heard in demanding more 'green' equipment options. Well, this month, I'm pleased to say there have been some developments...
It was nice to catch up with some familiar faces at this year's Vertikal Days show in the UK in mid-May, not to mention all the new people we met whilst there.
Preparation is key to success
Fail to prepare; prepare to fail. An old adage, perhaps, yet one that rings true... particularly when it comes to complex lifting and transportation procedures.
The path of progression
Progression; development; evolution; and refinement: these are the key themes that underpin much of the content in this month's issue. They are, of course, positive attributes true of mankind in general but they are highlighted, showcased even, when viewed through the focused lens of the construction industry.
I'd like to start this month's comment with an apology.
Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
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Sponsored: Did you make the SOLAS deadline?
Cranes Today sponsor DLM updates readers on requirement of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
Sponsored: LTM offers GIS lifting solutions for local malt producers
Cranes Today sponsor LTM explains its GIS range
Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.