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
Those in the market for a new truck crane are spoilt for choice at the moment. Christian Shelton reports.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Up we go
Sotiris Kanaris talks to jack-up systems suppliers about their product portfolio and the advantages that this technology offers.
Down to zero
Battery-powered cranes have existed for decades, but the first emission free crawler cranes were only launched less than a year ago. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Trains and cranes
HS2, Britain's new high-speed rail link, is a huge infrastructure project that demands cranes of every kind and size. Julian Champkin reports.
Focus on the boom
In early June, Link-Belt Cranes announced the launch of a new truck crane and telecrawler. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to Andrew Soper, Link-Belt’s product manager for telescopic trucks and all terrain cranes, about the new models and the US crane market.