Mobile Crane overturned in Melbourne

Melbourne Precast 5-axle all-terrain crane overturned.

A five-axle all-terrain crane overturned on 25th Sep 2019 while working alongside an electrical substation in Melbourne, Australia. Although there weren’t many details of how the accident happened, it seems that the crane did not have its outriggers fully extended while having its full counterweight hooked on and the boom was raised to maximum elevation. … Read more

Markewitsch Group takes delivery of 2 units Tadano ATF100G-4

Markewitsch group taking handover photos

German transport and lifting company Markewitsch Group has taken delivery of two 100 tonne Tadano ATF 100G-4 All Terrain cranes. The four-axle ATF 100G-4 has a 51-metre main boom topped by an 18-metre bi-fold swing-away extension. Both cranes will be used on building sites to erect concrete components or move steel constructions, as well as … Read more

CIMC Raffles Yantai ordered Liebherr board offshore crane

The Liebherr board offshore crane has a compact and function-orientated design.

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH together with CIMC Raffles signed a contract in August 2019 concerning the delivery of a board offshore crane, type BOS 2600. The company BP will use the crane for supply and maintenance tasks on its Jack Up accommodation platform next to the African west coast. The BOS 2600 is a compact and … Read more

Liebherr delivers first LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes with RemoteDrive

Demonstration of Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 with RemoteDrive.

Salgert GmbH took delivery of two new Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes. These are the first cranes to feature RemoteDrive. A control desk enables the operator to manoeuvre the crane from outside, a massive advantage on constricted sites. At its 2018 customer days in Ehingen, Liebherr presented a prototype for controlling the LTC 1050-3.1 by … Read more

Bucker’s Liebherr LR11000 overturn in South Dakota

Bucker Heavylift's new Liebherr LR11000 overturn in South Dakota.

A Liebherr LR11000 owned by Bucker Heavylift Cranes overturned at a wind farm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota earlier this week. The recently delivered 1,000 tonnes LR11000 – was working on the Prevailing Wind Park construction site for sPower near the town of Tripp in Hutchinson Country. sPower says the incident happened around 8.30am on … Read more

Big Carl ready for action at Hinkley Point C

Big Carl - Sarens SGC-250 at Hinkley Point C

Big Carl, the 5,000-tonne capacity super heavy lift ring crane (with the nomenclature SGC-250) owned by Belgian headquartered heavy lift and transportation company Sarens, has been assembled, rigged, and is ready to start work at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station construction project. Its first lift is scheduled for Monday 23rd¬†September. The crane … Read more

Lampson lifts concrete beams for Duportail Bridge

Lampson International Transi-Lift LTL-1000 at Duportail Bridge.

Lampson partnered with Apollo Inc. to plan and execute the lift and placement of the Duportail Bridge spans. The Lampson Transi-Lift LTL-1000 with 380 feet boom and 1,600 kips of counterweight were utilized for the project. The project is part of the S$16 billion, gas tax-support infrastructure program that helps key Tri-City projects, Richland’s Duportail … Read more

Mammoet reveals Focus crane details

Artistic impression of Mammoet's Focus working in city centers.

Following the finalizing of the design announced in April this year, Mammoet has now released now information on their new mega crane which is due to be launched in 2020. The 2,500-tonne crane Focus is designed to be erected vertically in small areas such as city centres or industrial plants. To achieve this, Mammoet said … Read more