Grove GMK5250XL-1 for NessCampbell

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US crane rental company NessCampbell has taken delivery of the first 250 tonnes Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain in the northwest. Supplied by distributor Western Pacific Crane & Equipment, the five-axle GMK5250XL-1 features an eight section 78.5 metre main boom topped by an 18-metre bi-fold swing-away extension that can be extended to 33.5 metres with additional … Read more

CraneWorks to Acquire Midwest Crane Repair in St. Louis

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CraneWorks, Inc., North America’s premier crane sales, service, parts, and rental dealer, is excited to announce the acquisition of Midwest Crane Repair, LLC. When the deal officially closes on January 4, 2022, Midwest Crane Repair will be rebranded as CraneWorks St. Louis and becomes the company’s ninth nationwide location. Founded in 2002, CraneWorks consistently expanded … Read more

Colonia takes delivery of Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 Mobile Crane

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Colonia Spezialfahrzeuge Gottfried Schönges GmbH & Co. KG has taken delivery of a new  Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane. The Cologne-based company will use the new 110-tonne crane to replace an LTM 1100/1, thus closing a gap between 100 and 130-tonne machines in its fleet. The successful combination of performance, compact dimensions and length was … Read more

First Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbour Crane to Italy

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Terminal San Giorgio S.r.l. (TSG) has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbour Crane for its terminal in Genoa, Italy. Booked in November 2021, it is the very first Generation 6 crane to go to Italy. It will be delivered in June 2022.  Established in 2006, TSG has become the largest multipurpose terminal in … Read more

Integrated Logistics Co. In Weighty Challenges

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With a rated lifting capacity of 1,600 tonnes, their CC 8800-1* is definitely one of the most powerful lattice boom crawler cranes on the market. And in combination with the optional Boom Booster kit, the lifting capacity is increased by up to 90 per cent depending on the specific configuration, making the CC 8800-1 superior … Read more

Potain MCT 88 and MDT 189 cranes construct Maximall Pompeii tourist hub in Italy

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Italian real estate developer Gruppo Irgenre has deployed five Potain MCT 88 topless city cranes and two Potain MDT 189 top-slewing tower cranes to construct the new 200,000 m2 Maximall retail and leisure complex close to the archaeological site of Pompeii in Italy. The MCT 88 cranes are assembled at heights between 21 and 31.5 m … Read more

Maeda unveiled the CC1485 mini crawler electric prototype

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Maeda has unveiled a fully electric six tonne CC1485 mini crawler crane prototype. The company partnered with Deutz to replace the CC1485’s diesel engine with a 360v/40kW lithium-ion battery pack. As with the standard model, the crane features an 18.5-metre boom and can be supplied with a five-metre hydraulic jib, a two-tonne searcher hook or … Read more

Palfinger acquires TSK Kran

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Palfinger has acquired its German sales and service partner TSK Kran und Wechselsysteme, which operates from Duisburg, in the Rhine Ruhr region. The deal also includes the company’s paint spraying division TSR Lacktechnik. Established in the early 1990s, TSK has been a sales and service provider for Palfinger’s range of loader cranes, skip loaders and … Read more

Groves gets 14 new Grove RTs

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Texas-based Groves Equipment Rental has ordered 14 new Grove Rough Terrain cranes from local distributor MGX Equipment Services, which has been working with Groves since the 1990s. The new cranes will replace 10-year-old Grove Rough Terrains, ranging from the RT540 to RT890, with the 51 tonne GRT655, 100 tonnes GRT8100 and 120 tonnes GRT8120. The … Read more

Engineered for the future, built on experience – Liebherr upgrades LTM 1110

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The LTM 1110-5.2 marks Liebherr’s launch of the 3rd generation of the LICCON crane control  system  The new driver’s cab has the very latest design, ergonomy and comfort features Zero wear manoeuvring with the ZF TraXon DynamicPerform gearbox   1 becomes 2 because of 3 – the Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 mobile crane has become the  LTM … Read more

Hanyš updates fleet with Liebherr cranes to be delivered on their 30th anniversary

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Czech crane rental contractor Hanyš places order for 18 cranes from Ehingen The first cranes will be delivered in the company’s 30th anniversary year Liebherr and Hanyš have had a partnership for over 27 years  By the end of 2021, Czech crane rental and heavy haulage contractor Hanyš will have almost 100  Liebherr cranes in … Read more

Tuschen man electrocuted while helping to remove accident vehicle

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A 28-year-old man was electrocuted on Sunday afternoon while assisting a pensioner who was involved in an accident along the Zeelugt Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE). Police said that Seeram Jainarine also known as ‘Akash’, 28 years of Lot 300 Tuschen North, EBE died around 6 pm on Sunday after the crane which he … Read more

Mikschl expands crane fleet with Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 mobile crane

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LTM 1120-4.1 expands Mikschl Autokrane fleet   Compact dimensions and high performance the main factors behind the purchase decision   Mikschl Autokrane GmbH based in Aichach has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1  mobile crane. The Bavarian contractor is expanding its crane fleet with the 120-tonne machine.  The extremely compact design of the 4-axle crane … Read more

Sany SCC4000A Aids Bangladesh’s Azsalaam Power Plant

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The Sany SCC4000A crawler crane was tasked to be the main crane for the lifting of the larges slab beam and the last piece of the beam of the Bangladesh Azsalaam 2×660MW coal-fired power station project was successfully hoisted in place recently. The smooth installation of the large slab beam marks another significant milestone of … Read more

Upwardly mobile: becoming a crane operator has never been such a rewarding career option

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Latest U.S. figures on crane operator salaries show a national annual wage of $64,000, while the top 10% can earn over $117,000/year. The most lucrative states to work in are evenly distributed across the country and employment opportunities are increasing rapidly. 79 percent of the students enrolled in operating courses at Heavy Equipment Colleges of … Read more

Spira erects 25 t capacity Potain MDT 569 tower crane in just two days for KIT lab construction project

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German construction equipment rental company Spira Baugeräte und Schalungslogistik has deployed its new Potain MDT 569 tower crane at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where it will handle large, prefabricated elements for the construction of two new laboratory buildings over the course of 17 months. The customer required a crane to lift 15 t at … Read more

First Liebherr compact cranes with rope pull technology delivered

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Wasel and Felbermayr take delivery of the first compact cranes with rope pull technology First unveiled at the end of 2020, the first cranes have now been delivered Rope pull is the new alternative for crane contractors who chiefly use the compact crane inside buildings  Liebherr first unveiled the LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane with a … Read more

Eineder modernises crane fleet with Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane

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High performance and compact dimensions as well as VarioBallast® were major factors behind  the decision  Road licences for the 5-axle crane can be obtained quickly  The first job tackled by the LTM 1250-5.1 was to telescope a Tornado without being able to  adjust its radius   Autodienst Eineder GmbH has taken delivery of a new Liebherr … Read more

Mining & Wind Energy Drives Liebherr Mobile Crane Sales In Chile

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Mobile cranes in high demand for mining and wind power In 2021, Liebherr has delivered an above average number of mobile cranes to Chile Being close to customers and outstanding service in Latin America pay dividends There is high demand for mobile cranes in Latin America for the mining industry and for erecting wind turbines. … Read more

Multiplex fined for crane-related death at the University of Canberra Hospital worksite

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Construction company Multiplex has been fined $150,000 over the death of a construction worker on one of its building sites five years ago. Herman Holtz, 62, was killed when a mobile crane trying to move a 10-tonne generator toppled on the University of Canberra Hospital worksite in 2016. The crane’s driver, Michael Watts, 49, pleaded guilty … Read more

Giuseppe Pompeo Appointed as Tadano Key Accounts Director

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Tadano announces the appointment of Giuseppe Pompeo to the European team as Director Key Accounts. In this newly created and important role, Giuseppe Pompeo will be reporting directly to Klaus Kröppel, Senior Vice President Sales of Tadano Europe. “We are excited to welcome back Giuseppe in Zweibrücken. Back indeed, as he has already made his … Read more

Firefighters rescued an injured worker from a tower crane

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A worker who injured his leg while working 70m above the ground in a tower crane was rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers on Friday evening (Nov 12). Specialists from SCDF’s elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) and firefighters from the Central Fire Station were alerted at about 8.45 pm and deployed to … Read more

Guay takes delivery of its first two LTM 1110-5.1 mobile cranes In Canada

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LTM 1110-5.1 replaces 120 tonne (135 US-tons) mobile cranes   Powerful 60 meter (187 ft) telescopic boom, VarioBase®Plus technologies and suitable axle load  were the main criteria behind the purchase decision  The Liebherr team is always close at hand and provides outstanding service  Crane and heavy haulage contractor Guay Inc. has taken delivery of two Liebherr … Read more

Trio Liebherr Travelling up to the treeline with snow chains

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LTM 1160-5.2 working on an important power line on the edge of the Austrian Alps – Three Liebherr mobile cranes operated by Prangl GmbH in action at altitudes of up to  1800 metres  Cranes have to ascend site roads with gradients of up to 26 percent   In Austria, work is currently proceeding at full speed … Read more

Mega Crane Collapsed In Batam Indonesia

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It was reported that a crawler crane working in a shipyard in Batam, Indonesia has collapsed, causing two fatalities. Looking at the photo that I have received, it was the 1,250-tonne XGC16000 crawler crane that has been delivered to Indonesia in 2014, which was claimed to be one of the largest capacity crawlers exported out … Read more

New Demag AC 250-5 All Terrain Crane For Weiss Kranservice

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“We were missing a middle child,” jokes Weiss Kranservice Junior Manager Dominik Magg while taking delivery of his new AC 250-5 crane in Zweibrücken. After all, his fleet already featured an AC 220-5 and an AC 300-6. The company’s most recent acquisition was handed over by Tadano Sales Manager Hans Asam. For the people at … Read more

Eurotransit orders Konecranes RMGs for new intermodal terminal in Kazakhstan

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Eurotransit Group of Companies (Eurotransit) in Kazakhstan has ordered two Konecranes Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for its new intermodal terminal under construction in Dostyk, near the border with China. The order was booked for August 2021 and the cranes will be delivered in Q4 2022.   In addition to the intermodal terminal under construction, Eurotransit … Read more

Zoomlion ZCC3500V assists TBM For South Park Station

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Last week, the first shield machine “Rongyao No. 1” of the Fuzhou Metro Binhai Express Line 1, contract 3 construction area including 1 station and 1 section, constructed by the Eighth Bureau of China Railway, was successfully hoisted down the shaft. Zoomlion’s ZCC3500V crawler crane was used as the main crane for this hoisting. It is … Read more