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Eco work for HSC Crawler
28 October, 2021
Norwegian crane company uses new 275-tonne HSC lattice boom crawler crane for environmental work.
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Dragon Dynasty? 28 October, 2021 With the stated aim of increased international expansion what stands in the way of Chinese manufacturers gaining market share in traditional, established tower crane markets? Christian Shelton reports
Oh Happy Days! 28 October, 2021 An eagerly-awaited Vertikal Days finally took place in the UK in September. Christian Shelton reports
Hooked on you 28 October, 2021 You have a crane, you have a hook. What more could you need to lift your load? The answer may be ‘plenty.’ You need to attach the hook to the load but the environment may be too hot or too hazardous for a person to do the attaching. Some loads may have no lugs for the hook to fit into, so you need slings. But slings may rub against the load and damage it. And once the load is off the ground it may spin out of the orientation that you need. Julian Champkin looks at below-the hook attachments that can help.
Buoyancy abounds 30 September, 2021 A snapshot of the current lifting and transportation industry in Germany. Christian Shelton reports
Spatial awareness 30 September, 2021 Anti-collision systems have proved themselves on challenging jobsites around the world but what does the future hold for this technology? Christian Shelton reports.
Show and shine 30 September, 2021 Those in the market for a new truck crane are spoilt for choice at the moment. Christian Shelton reports.
High maintenance 30 September, 2021 Mining companies have become good customers of tower crane manufacturers, appreciating this crane type’s benefits over others when it comes to maintenance jobs. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Alpine-Ready Wolff Tower Cranes 30 September, 2021 Designed to withstand avalanches and wind speeds of up to 220 km/h, two freestanding Wolff tower cranes will remain fully erect on an alpine job site for the next four years.
India the Chinese Charge 05 August, 2021 India’s lifting industry is changing from its accident-ridden past. Stuart Anderson, president of Chorley Barr Associates, sees China leading growth, the used-crane market on the wane, and welcomes the decline of the tractor crane.
Back on the road 05 August, 2021 Even the best-designed cranes can have accidents. Mobile cranes especially share public roads with other vehicles so are specially vulnerable. Julian Champkin talks to the people who repair the damage.
Decades of Evolution 05 August, 2021 100-tonne all terrains - lighter, stronger, more reach and more compact - spoilt for choice! Stuart Anderson, President of Chortsey Barr Associates, reports on the evolution of the all terrain crane and the choices available today.
Heady Task in High Alps 05 August, 2021 Tight curves and hairpins; steep and narrow roads; the High Alps are demanding for any vehicle. Driving those roads with a car needs undivided focus and attention. Doing the same with a five-axle crane is a one-of-akind scenario that comes with extreme challenges for both operator and machine.


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