Manitowoc MLC650 Successfully Completes VPC-MAX Testing And Upgraded To 700 Tonnes Capacity Class

Manitowoc MLC650 on testing field. The Manitowoc MLC650 crawler crane, featuring the industry-changing variable position counterweight (VPC), has successfully completed max load testing with the VPC-MAX attachment. The VPC-MAX attachment for the MLC650 raises the crane’s capacity to 700 tonnes (770 US tonnes), an increase of 50 tonnes (55 US tonnes) over its standard configuration. … Read more

Safety Time Out In Singapore To Check On Construction Sites Due To Recent Crane Accidents

Since the start of 2015, there has been 7 crane-related dangerous occurrences, compared to the 12 cases reported in 2014. WSH Council Crane Safety Taskforce, The Singapore Contractor Association Limited (SCAL) and Singapore Crane Association (SCA) are concerned over the recent spate of crane-related accidents and are fully committed to keep the employees and general … Read more

Terex Warns About Counterfeit Cranes

Terex Crane has confirmed that counterfeit version of Terex crawler crane models originating from South Korea has been offered. It is the similar incident reports of 2013 from China, the Terex CC2500-1 lattice boom crawler crane is the crane model of choice for the copycat manufacturers. The units are assembled, branded and sold as used … Read more

Singapore Suffered Multiple Crane Accidents in Two Consecutive Weeks

There were at least 5 major crane-related accidents that have occurred in Singapore for the past two weeks that has raised concerns over the safety of lifting operations performed. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower and WSHC is taking serious concerns over these accidents as comparing to a total of 12 cranes accidents in 2014, the figure … Read more

Ormet launched new line of Jekko mini cranes

Italian crane manufacturer Ormet has launched a new line of Jekko mini cranes. The product range extends from 1.45 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes capacity. New models includes Jekko SPX 424 CDH, which has a hydraulically adjustable fly jib with both negative and positive adjustment, the manufacturer said. Capacity is 2.3 tonnes and maximum lifting height … Read more

Bobcat to introduce new line of telehandlers.

Bobcat’s new TL358 (left) and TL35130S (right) telehandler. Bobcat is set to unveil a batch of new telehandlers geared towards rental industry during Intermat 2015 in Paris. The TL358 features 6 metres (19.6 feet) of lifting height and will be available in rated capacities of 2.6 or 3 tonnes. The new TL358 telehandler is compact … Read more

Manitowoc and Sennebogen into Agreement for Telescopic Crawler Cranes in North and South America

Grove GHC75 crawling onto a modular trailer. Source by Sennebogen. Starting in 2015, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik Gmbh will produce a series of telescopic crawler cranes at the Straubing location in Lower Bavaria as OEM products for the Manitowoc / Grove sales and service organization. Sennebogen and Manitowoc will have a new partnership for telescopic crawler cranes … Read more

Terex acquired 98 percent of the shares in China Joint Venture Topower.

Terex has acquired 98 precent of the shares in its Topower crawler crane joint venture in China and the company future move is major expansion plans and adding larger crawler crane capacity up to 600 tonnes into China’s production line. Terex has already began transforming its Jinan factory through the application of Terex Business System … Read more