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Tadano takes rough terrains to 145t
06 August, 2013
A new 145t, 61m boom, Tadano rough terrain, claimed as the world's biggest and furthest reaching, has been launched, aimed at energy users in North America and the Middle East, and the mining sector in South America and Australia.
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Entrec buys GT’s
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Acquisitive Canadian crane and special transport firm Entrec has bought GT’s Crane and Transportation Services, in a deal worth around CAD57m. Entrec will add 45 cranes, including all terrain, rough terrain and picker trucks, 130 multi-wheeled trailers and 50 tractors to its fleet.
IMT promotes two managers
Thursday, November 01, 2012 American Iowa Mold Tooling, a manufacturer and supplier of cranes and hydraulic loaders, has named a new business development manager, Tim Worman, and a product manager of commercial products, Terry Cook.
Ainscough completes Windcon deal
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Ainscough has completed a deal to acquire international, UK-based, wind energy specialist Windcon. The deal will see the creation of a new subsidiary, AWES, or Ainscough Wind Energy Services.
Van Seumeren lends a hand to heavy crane users
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Jan Van Seumeren, jr, the former CTO of Mammoet, has started a new independent heavy lift leasing and consultancy business, Re-Move, working with three former Mammoet managers. The company will seek to make heavy lift equipment available to users worldwide.
Sany America appoints new chairman
Thursday, August 16, 2012 In the newly created position of chairman of Sany America, Tim Frank will have overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Sarens Australia wins big LNG and mining contracts
Thursday, August 16, 2012 In the last two months Sarens Australia secured more than four contracts for heavy cranage and heavy transport for works such as the Gorgon and Gladstone LNG Projects in Australia.
XCMG's distributor in Australia appoints service manager
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Australian Crane & Machinery (ACM), XCMG’s distributor in Australia, has appointed Tim O'Connor as its new service manager.
Palfinger revenues looking up
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Austrian Palfinger posted a year-on-year revenue increase of 12% to EUR 465m for the first half of 2012 in the run up to the start of its two joint ventures with Chinese Sany.
Sky Crane’s Mars landing a success
Thursday, August 09, 2012 Using the Sky Crane allowed researchers to deliver a rover outfitted with extra equipment that brought the weight up to over 1t (900kg/2000lbs).
Babcock expands in Africa
Monday, July 23, 2012 UK-headquartered Babcock International Group last month merged its South African crane plant rental arm with local firm Target Cranes.
TNT grows through Turner Bros crane operations acquisition
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Texan hire firm TNT Crane and Rigging has bought the crane business of Turner Bros, adding 60 cranes to TNT’s now over 230-strong crane fleet.
Hewden re-signs two-year crane supply deal with Hanson
Monday, July 02, 2012 UK-based hire firm Hewden has renewed its contract to supply one of the country’s largest suppliers of construction materials, Hanson, with cranes for lifting precast concrete structural elements on site.

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