Liebherr crawler uses V-frame to lift bridge in Switzerland

Liebherr LR11000

A tricky bridge lift was made possible by crane owner Emil Egger in Switzerland using a special ballasting system on its Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane. It was the first time the V-frame and VarioTray had been used on a job. Egger mounted the hydraulically adjustable folding frame for the suspended ballast on the 1,000-tonne … Read more

New STS port cranes for Mexico

Kalmar STS picking up container.

A pair of Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) and three rubber-tyred gantries (RTG) cranes are destined for Mexico’s IPM Altamira terminal on the Gulf of Mexico, in the state of Tamaulipas. Cargotec’s Kalmar port crane division has signed a contract to supply Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana (IPM) with the new cranes and also with Kalmar SmartPort process automation … Read more

Mammoet’s Focus build begins

Pieces of Focus on the ground

The first steel has been cut for the construction of the first unit of Mammoet’s heavy-lift Focus crane. Following the finalisation of structural engineering details and appointment of suitable subcontractors, the first steel has been cut for the Focus 30. It is a 2,500-tonne capacity class lattice boom crane particularly suitable for use in confined … Read more