Tower crane toppled onto under-construction Google Seattle campus, killing four

27th April 2019 – A tower crane at Seattle has toppled from the under construction new Google Seattle campus onto the public road during its disassembling process and killing 4 people. Authorities and experts are looking into the cause of the fatal accident, including gusty winds and human error. The entire tower crane collapsed footage … Read more

Metcalf Crane Services uses innovative integrated heavy-duty jib for Grove GMK5250L on Australian rail project

An integrated heavy-duty jib allows the Grove GMK5250L to install heavy and fragile wall panels on a congested project site.The lifts were done as part of an AUS$6.9 billion government rail upgrade program. Australian rental company Metcalf Crane Services utilized the integrated heavy-duty jib, (known locally as a ‘machinery runner’), on a Grove GMK5250L to … Read more

Potain and Stirnimann celebrate the success of the new Hup C 40-30 at bauma 2019

The new Potain Hup C 40-30 is unique to Manitowoc’s Potain self-erecting tower crane line. This crane is from the groundbreaking Hup range and is enhanced with crawler tracks for ultimate mobility on job sites with challenging terrain (hence the “C” in the model’s name). At bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany, representatives from Potain and … Read more

Kranark wins dealer relationship award at bauma 2019

Manitowoc has recognized its longstanding dealer, Kranark, during bauma 2019. Founded in 2013, Kranark provides both the sale, rental, and superior service of Grove cranes to companies across Russia.  During a special ceremony at the Manitowoc booth, David Semple, Manitowoc’s senior vice president for the Middle East and India, presented a plaque to Kranark’s Alexander … Read more

Manitowoc introduces best-in-class Grove GHC140 telescopic crawler crane

The GHC140 is Manitowoc’s latest model in its Grove Hydraulic Crawler line and is the biggest one yet. The crane features improved load capacities that enable users to complete heavier lifts with the same maneuverability as the smaller models. Manitowoc has officially launched for North America its biggest Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane, the new … Read more

Manitowoc and Shinwoo Development Co. celebrate their partnership at bauma 2019

Manitowoc held a customer recognition ceremony for Shinwoo Development Co. at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. Barry Pennypacker, president and CEO of Manitowoc Cranes, presented the South Korean company with a celebratory plaque for the occasion, and expressed gratitude to Shinwoo Development Co. president I.H. Kim for the company’s contribution to the success of Potain … Read more

Potain and KIL celebrate more than 40 years of partnership at bauma 2019

Potain and KIL (Korea International, Ltd.) has celebrated more than 40 years of partnership together during a special ceremony at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. KIL has prestigiously remained South Korea’s sole Potain tower crane distributor since 1975.  Barry Pennypacker, president and CEO of Manitowoc Cranes, presented KIL owner JT Kim with a unique plaque … Read more

Three generations of IDP leadership recognized for Potain excellence at bauma 2019

Three generations of IDP (International Development Programmes) leadership joined Potain to celebrate the company’s success at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. The Cairo, Egypt-based company has been a Potain dealer for 44 years, and is one of the longest-running Potain dealers in the world.  Christophe Chatonnet, Potain customer service manager for the Middle East and … Read more

Manitowoc recognizes CLT as a top EMEA dealer

In a ceremony at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany, Manitowoc honored southern Africa’s CLT (Crane Load Technology) as a top EMEA dealer for parts sales. Astrid Hager-Guthrie, parts sales and marketing manager for Manitowoc, presented Warren Wells, general manager of technical at CLT, with a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion.  “We are very proud to celebrate CLT’s … Read more

Lambertsson Kran takes delivery of the first MDT 809

Sweden’s Lambertsson Kran has purchased the new Potain MDT 809 on display at Manitowoc’s booth for bauma 2019. The MDT 809 will be available for rental use within the fleets of both Lambertsson and Norwegian crane sales & rental company Kranor AS. The recently unveiled topless crane reflects a valuable partnership between Potain and Lambertsson. … Read more