Cranes Today Magazine


JMG open day at new HQ
17 May, 2024 New facility offers pick-and-carry innovation, plus urban regeneration, says JMG.
  • HSC updates crawlers
    New versions of SCX1000A-3 and SCX1800A-3 from Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes Co.


23 April, 2024 One of the biggest cranes in Mammoet’s fleet, the PTC210-DS ring crane, is conducting crane replacements to support the next-generation offshore wind turbine installations.
  • Adapt to succeed
    All terrain cranes are typically sold with only minor variations: a counterweight package that fits local regulations, for example. But at other times, customers need a more tailored solution. Will North reports
  • Bend it like Boer
    Boer uses 12 Liebherr mobile cranes to position an arched pipeline in Delft.
  • French style
    The Intermat show will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition centre, Paris, France, between the 24–27 April 2024. We take a look at some of the exhibitors that might be of interest to Cranes Today readers…


Metal heads
22 April, 2024 Since writing my last editor’s comment I’ve been fortunate enough to see Mammoet’s PTC210-DS ring crane at the company’s yard in Scheidam, The Netherlands. It’s always exciting to see one of these big machines, that I’ve written and read so much about, ‘in the metal’. Indeed, my excitement grew as I made my way from Rotterdam Centraal station to Scheidam as you can see the crane from halfway across the city – a spectacular sight on Rotterdam’s skyline. There was a great view of it from my hotel room, too!
  • Listen and learn
    In my comment last month I wrote about how, on Liebherr's international construction trade press information tour, discussions of the future went hand-in-hand with one of man's oldest traditions: sitting down to eat and communicate together.
  • Breaking Bread
    A heavy-duty knuckle boom crane used for the most delicate of glazing jobs; a freestanding tower crane installing a wind turbine gantry atop a 157-metre-tall concrete tower; electric 'tow and go' cranes charging from residential homes whilst they work; and mini cranes in the USA – the land where big has traditionally meant better. These are just some of the striking innovations included within this issue; changes shaking up the lifting industry in this crazy post-modern world we live in. A world where everything is in flux and nothing can be taken for granted.
  • Think before you link
    A news story today caught my attention. It's regarding a warning issued by the head of MI5, the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, concerning professional networking websites.
  • Breathtaking builds
    Sometimes I don't know which is more impressive: the various items of incredible infrastructure being designed and built by engineers and construction companies around the world, or the cranes and transport equipment used to build these feats of modern progress.


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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.