Potain Igo 22 installed in the historic French city

Mobile crane lifting Potain Igo 22

A Potain Igo 22 has been successfully installed on a job site in the centre of Avignon, a historic city in southeastern France’s Provence region. Access to the job site was challenging, as it is only accessible via very narrow streets. However, local dealer Uperio supplied a mobile crane to carefully lift the Igo 22 … Read more

Kobelco ends partnership with Australian Crane & Machinery

Kobelco Australia Crane Machinery Ends Partnership

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (or KCM), of Tokyo, Japan and Australian Crane & Machinery Pty., Ltd. (or ACM), of Melbourne in Australia have mutually agreed to terminate their dealership agreement covering Kobelco-branded cranes in the Oceania region as of December 31, 2019. At this time, Kobelco is preparing to appoint a new dealer in … Read more

First Terex RT1080 for Scotland

Handing over of Terex RT1080 to WellConnection

Scottish oilfield equipment provider WellConnection IOS has taken delivery of the first 80-tonne Terex RT1080 Rough Terrain crane in the UK from Crowland Cranes. The RT1080 – the first crane to be sold by the newly appointed dealer, Crowland Cranes – features a 36 metre four section main boom plus a 20-metre swing-away extension, which … Read more

Eight new Liebherr crawler for Select Plant Hire

Handshake between Liebherr and Select Plant Hire

UK rental company Select Plant Hire has taken delivery of eight Liebherr crawler cranes. The order includes four 60-tonne LTR 1060 telescopic crawler, three 100-tonnes LTR 1100 telescopic crawler and a 160-tonne LR 1160.1 lattice boom crawler crane. All eight cranes feature EU Stage V compliant engines with the LTR 1060s and LTR 1100s becoming … Read more

Tower crane jib collapsed in Finland

Jib of tower crane lay across the street

A Terex Comedil CTT 561-A20 flat-top tower crane lost its jib and counter jib on a site near Helsinki airport in Finland yesterday. The flat-top tower crane was operated by the main contractor Pallas Rakennus on the construction of apartments in Vantaa, on the east side of the airport, due north of Helsinki. It looks … Read more

Jay Shiffler: 1952 – 2019

Jay Kendall Shiffler - Crane Industry Veteran

Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family, Jay Kendall Shiffler passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was 67. His Life Story Jay was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 19, 1952, to John Kendall Shiffler and Marjorie May King, the second of three fun-loving children, Cathy, Jay and Connie. After the passing of … Read more