Cranes Today Magazine


Link-Belt debuts new APU on 85|RT
20 March, 2023 Auxiliary Power Unit on new Link-Belt rough terrain designed to increase efficiency and lifespan.


Support systems
16 January, 2023 At the heart of a crane is the operator and there is an array of devices to help them do their job safely and efficiently. The fast-moving nature of the sector, however, sees companies innovating to remain ahead of the game. Christian Shelton reports.
  • The top ten
    French prestige eco build utilises ten Liebherr tower cranes.
  • Special delivery
    Huge wind turbines are going up all over the world to generate power sustainably. Moving their long and heavy components to remote and mountain-top sites is a challenge and an opportunity for heavy transport specialists. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Knuckling down
    Knuckleboom cranes have found their niche as loader cranes for trucks. They are becoming quieter, greener and easier to use. Julian Champkin reports on developments.


Looking (fast) forward...
16 January, 2023 Perhaps it's me but it feels like time is accelerating.
  • All together now...
    The world continues to be a worrying place. Climate change, the cost of living crisis, supply chain disruption, war in Ukraine, and rising gas prices all underpin an uncertain future. As if all that wasn't enough now Queen Elizabeth II has died.
  • Actions speak louder than words
    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...
  • Urgent action required
    Yesterday was the hottest day on record ever here in the UK. Wildfires currently rage in Greece, Spain and Italy as the heatwave moves across Europe.
  • Looking foward...
    With summer having well and truly arrived here in the UK, it is with a feeling of optimism that I write this month's Comment. It's not just the sunshine that has returned; international travel is back on the agenda, too. With forthcoming Terex and Liebherr trips, plus Bauma 2022 tickets now booked, I'm looking forward to getting away from a desk and meeting people face-to-face again.


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17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • 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.