Manitowoc invests significantly in European Potain tower crane factories

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Over the last three years, Manitowoc has made considerable investments in its Potain tower crane factories in Charlieu and Moulins in France, Baltar in Portugal, and Niella Tanaro in Italy. The investments include new buildings and extended production areas, new production lines with automated welding, custom tooling, and redesigned processes. Implemented under The Manitowoc Way business operating … Read more

Dźwig-Mar takes delivery of the first LTM 1650-8.1 in Poland

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Polish crane and heavy haulage contractor Dźwig-Mar s.c. upgrades fleet with Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 Enormous lifting capacities and modern technology behind the purchase decision Reliable Liebherr service in Poland important for Dźwig-Mar “The LTM 1650-8.1 has a unique design and concept. It is variable and powerful, yet compact”, says Marcin Zielonka, Managing Director at Dźwig-Mar … Read more

Zoomlion Makes World’s Largest Tower Crane That Can Lift The Equivalent of 300 Cars

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On the 25th of October, a ceremony was held at Zoomlion’s Changde tower crane smart factory to celebrate the rolling off of the world’s largest tower crane – W12000-450. According to Zoomlion, a Chinese manufacturer based in Changde, Hunan Province, construction projects are getting taller and wider, and parts are getting heavier, which is why … Read more

Crowland take first LTM 1150 in the UK

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UK sales and rental company Crowland Cranes has taken delivery of the first 150 tonnes LTM 1150-5.3 All Terrain crane to arrive in the country. Successor to the 130 tonnes LTM 1130-5.1, the LTM 1150-5.3 features a 66 metre seven section main boom plus a 10.8 to 19-metre bi-fold swing-away extension that offsets by up … Read more

Felbermayr takes third Liebherr LR 11000

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Austrian crane, access and heavy transport company Felbermayr have taken delivery of its third 1,000 tonnes Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler crane. It has also ordered an 800 tonne LR 1800-1.0 lattice crawler crane, scheduled for delivery later this year. Felbermayr was the first company to order an LR 11000 back in 2014 and was also … Read more

Tower Crane overturned in Southern Germany

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A tower crane collapsed on a job site in Gemmingen, near Heilbronn in southern Germany, last Monday, damaging a truck parked nearby. The tower crane, which appears to be a well-used self-erector with counterweighted cruciform base, was lifting a concrete panel on a new low rise residential building when it overturned, coming down between the … Read more