Cranes Today Magazine


Faymonville CombiMax PA-X with Joker axle
23 September, 2022 Additional flexibility realised with new trailer and axle combination.
  • Offshore telescopic crane order
    MacGregor supplies new-gen offshore wind turbine installation vessel with telescopic cranes to support cargo and load handling during wind turbine installation.


Building bridges
16 September, 2022 The passing of Biden’s infrastructure bill is already resulting in an upsurge in bridge building across the USA. Cranes Today reports.
  • Engineering success
    Examining the development of the tower crane sector illuminates the state of both its current and future health. Stuart Anderson reports.
  • Hot property
    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.


Actions speak louder than words
16 September, 2022 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.