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December 2022

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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!
07 December 2022 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
07 December 2022 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
07 December 2022 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…

November 2022

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Bauma update!
17 November 2022 The behemoth that is Bauma is almost here. We take a latest look at what’s on offer…

Remote future
17 November 2022 When former Cranes Today editor Will North started work at Cranes Today, in 2005, remote control systems were in their infancy. Today, they are established tools for many operators. But how will cranes be controlled over the next 25 years? Will North investigates.

Visionary thinking
17 November 2022 We’ve looked at the past, now it’s time to focus on the future: we ask a number of key industry players what their strategy for further future development is.

Origin of the species
17 November 2022 Key milestones in the evolution of modern mobile and tower cranes, as noted by crane expert and long-time Cranes Today contributor Stuart Anderson.

Golden Moments
17 November 2022 We take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with some of the people that have helped make Cranes Today an enduring brand.

Foundation course
17 November 2022 71 gravity based structures for a windfarm, each weighing almost 5000 tonnes, are being lifted, moved and loaded-out by Sarens in a port in France.

October 2022

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Cambie Uses New Liebherr Luffer
24 October 2022 Multiple Liebherr HC-L series tower cranes used on high-profile Canadian construction project.

Long live the king
17 October 2022 The crawler crane is king, ubiquitous on almost every infrastructure job site. The reason is simple: they rule at what they do. Julian Champkin reports.

Dream machine
17 October 2022 Nicola Castenetto, business line director for self erecting cranes at Terex, tells Julian Champkin why he is so excited about the potential of the sector.

Bauma's back!
17 October 2022 The eagerly-awaited construction show behemoth that is Bauma once again opens its doors. We look at what’s on offer…

Stronger together
17 October 2022 The need for cooperation across Europe has never been greater says Ton Klijn, Director of ESTA – the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes.

September 2022

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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
16 September 2022 Examining the development of the tower crane sector illuminates the state of both its current and future health. Stuart Anderson reports.

Hot property
16 September 2022 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
16 September 2022 Seven Potain top-slewing cranes, plus two Potain self-erectors, help build Italian smart city.

Energising the industry
01 September 2022 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.