Cranes Today Magazine


Link-Belt announces top distributors
03 February, 2023 The top five Link-Belt distributors for 2022 have been revealed.


Knuckling down
07 December, 2022 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.
  • Mini-cranes matter!
    The specialised nature of mini-cranes means they are increasingly being used in place of other, larger crane types. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Green projects take root
    With COP28 due to take place in Dubai in under a year sustainability is in the spotlight. Elsewhere oil and gas, plus prestige mixed use builds, continue to generate demand for lifting and moving services. Christian Shelton reports.
  • Arch Angels
    What do you do when you need to build a double bridge over a ravine (the ecology of which must not be disturbed), access is via tunnels, the set-up area tiny, and the bridge sections weigh up to 1,150 tonnes each?! Call Mammoet, of course…
  • Bauma update!
    The behemoth that is Bauma is almost here. We take a latest look at what’s on offer…


Reality Check: The Future Is Bright
07 December, 2022 It was great to see so many of you, old friends and new faces alike, at this year's Bauma show. To arrive in Munich just as our 50th anniversary issue was being released added to the thrill.
  • 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.
  • Electric avenue
    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.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
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.