New Grove TTS9000-2 truck crane brings all-wheel steering to nimble, lightweight carrier

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New automated steering options enhance drivability on smaller, steeper roads and help users navigate tight turns with ease. The new model was developed through extensive user feedback using Manitowoc’s Voice of the Customer process. The new truck crane shares feature with the recently updated TMS9000-2, including more responsive handling and a new outrigger design. Manitowoc … Read more

1600-ton crawler crane completed the hoisting of two condensers of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Plant “Hualong No. 1”

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From 23rd to 25th April, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) completed the hoisting of the first and second condensers on the conventional island of Unit 1 of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power “Hualong No. 1”. The condenser equipment adopts modular installation, and each condenser is divided into two left and right shell modules for hoisting. This time, a 1600-ton … Read more

Sany completes SCC52000TM static load test

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Guangdong Thermal Power and Sany Heavy Industry have jointly developed the 3000-tonne crawler crane and successfully completed the static load test in Huzhou, Zhejiang as announced on 23rd April 2022 on the official website. The crane has been developed based on Sany 1,600-tonne crawler crane and 2,000-tonne crawler crane. Using the original basis of the … Read more

Riga Mainz positions 70 tonne pontoon in a flooded gravel pit

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Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 from Riga Mainz positions 70 tonne pontoon in flooded gravel pit VarioBase® mode enables the crane to deliver large lifting capacities when working over the  rear of the vehicle  Complex calculation of the fastening equipment due to the extreme asymmetry of the load  A large pontoon was positioned on a flooded gravel … Read more

Dou Demag Crawler Lifts Landmark in Italy

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The Apuan coastal skyline in the Italian province of Massa-Carrara has been shaped by a historic gantry crane for decades. While the crane’s height of 46 meters was a sight to see as it towered over the shipyard facilities of world-famous Italian yacht builder The Italian Sea Group, the landmark’s days were numbered as it … Read more

XCMG debut XCT80L6_2 Truck Crane

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XCMG is looking to strengthen their mid-tonnage truck crane and has launched a new flagship 6-section XCT80L6_2 truck crane. It was developed based on the G1 generation technology platform, improved performance and machine intelligence. Through the technology improvement, the 80-tonne 4-axle measure just 15m in length and the 6-section main boom has a maximum length … Read more

Polita Sollevamenti Puts Brand New Tadano AC 3.060-1 Into Service

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For Fabio Polita, managing director and owner of the crane service provider of the same name from Legnano, Italy, the strengths of the Tadano AC 3.060-1 are obvious: “We were particularly impressed that it has the longest reach of all the cranes in its performance class, combined with a remarkable lifting capacity of up to … Read more

Tadano targets to launch the world’s first electric RT

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As a critical next step in achieving the Tadano Group’s Long-Term Environmental Targets, Tadano Ltd. announces its plans to commercialize the world’s first electric rough terrain crane. Currently, in development, the crane will be able to drive to the job site and complete all lifting operations using battery/electric, rather than diesel power to deliver zero-emissions … Read more

Twin LTM 1450-8.1 replace crawler job for BKL

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Two Liebherr mobile cranes from BKL hoist a 150-tonne transformer from a vessel A resourceful concept involving two LTM 1450-8.1 cranes meant that there was no need for an  expensive crawler crane to be transported to the site  The solution is only possible with this crane model with VarioBase® and VarioBallast®  Actually, a crawler crane … Read more

CMA blocks merger between Cargotec and Konecranes

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The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. Thus, Cargotec and Konecranes have decided to cancel the planned merger. According to the CMA’s final report issued last week, the remedies – which would have removed all overlapping businesses of the two companies and were accepted by the European … Read more

Felbermayr Liebherr Duo In Vienna’s Wind Farms

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Liebherr crawler cranes are building wind farms to the south of Vienna  An LR 11000 and LR 1750/2 from Felbermayr are erecting 30 wind turbines The speed delivered by V-Frame and VarioTray when short time frames are available is key to this process   Ten months ago, Austrian group Felbermayer started operations with its third Liebherr … Read more

Saipem 7000 lists in Norwegian Waters after rigging failure

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A lifting accident last Thursday (14th April) with one of the world’s largest semi-submersible cranes caused tense moments in Norway as onlookers feared the vessel might be sinking. It involved a couple of cargo barges as well, causing some to capsize. What Has Happened? Saipem 7000 left the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland, where … Read more

First Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane goes to Sarens

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Sarens convinced by the concept and performance of the new crawler crane To be used primarily for renewables LR 12500-1.0 delivers power reserves for future increased requirements  Crane and heavy haulage contractor Sarens has ordered the very first model of the new Liebherr  LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane. The Belgian global contractor is convinced by the … Read more

I&H takes delivery of new Tadano AC 3.060-1

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I & H Operations Manager Nils Laumann is quick to list the numerous advantages behind the Tadano AC 3.060-1 all-terrain crane: “It all started with its compact design in combination with the 50-meter-long main boom and, as far as we’re concerned, culminated with the extraordinary IC-1 Plus crane control system, which makes it possible to take … Read more

LR 12500-1.0 added to Liebherr’s portfolio of large crawler cranes

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HighPerformanceBoom – maximum lifting capacity using a wide lattice boom Smart solutions for the economical transport of crane components  Innovative slewing platform design   Liebherr has unveiled its latest crawler crane with the slogan “Game changer for tomorrow’s energy” – the LR 12500-1.0 with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes supplements the portfolio below the LR 13000. … Read more

A Tower crane collapsed in downtown Bangkok, killing one

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A tower crane’s jib collapsed and fell at a construction site near a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on Thursday afternoon (7th April), killing one worker and injuring another. The accident occurred at the site of a new hotel, the extended section of The Market Bangkok shopping mall, on Ratchadamri Road in the Lumphini area … Read more

Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 mobile crane with electric power unit

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Liebherr 50 tonne compact crane with additional electric power unit  Crane functions can be powered either by a combustion engine or an electric motor Full performance even in electric mode  The accelerating climate revolution demands drive concepts to be used in the construction industry which reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet the needs of … Read more

Ainscough Crane Hire – World’s First Carbon Neutral Crane Company

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As announced in mid-February this year, the UK’s leading lifting solutions company, Ainscough Crane Hire, would become the first national crane company in the world to commit to using HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) across its entire fleet, representing a key milestone in the construction industry’s journey to net zero. Now, the 1st of April marks … Read more

Grove boosts telecrawler portfolio with the launch of mid-size GHC85  

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With a maximum rated capacity of 85 USt, the GHC85 is a versatile machine suitable for a wide range of applications and industries. The telescoping crawler crane offers 100% pick-and-carry capability across its 0.6°, 1.5°, and 4° load charts, providing best-in-class lifting performance. Its innovative undercarriage is hydraulically extendable, enabling three separate symmetrical and asymmetrical … Read more

Tutt Bryant Lifting Bridge with New Sany SCC8000A

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Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift have introduced the most powerful crane permanently based on the east coast of Australia. Their brand new Sany SCC8000A: 800t capacity superlift crawler crane made its debut on the bridge lift assignment at Auchenflower train station in inner-city Brisbane. The lift involved the removal of a 221t pedestrian bridge … Read more

Student killed in crane-hit in Nepal

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A 17-year-old local student Sumitra Pariyar was killed after being hit by a crane at Nemichok of Rajghat in Bagmati Municipality-7 in Sarlahi, Nepal on Thursday (31st March). According to the police, Pariyar, who was headed for Nawa Jagaran Secondary School, was killed on the spot when the crane coming from the opposite direction hit … Read more

Saudi Arabia, NAHCON Finalise Compensation For 2015 Crane Crash Victims

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Seven years after the crane crashed at Makkah Grand Mosque, killing some worshipers and injuring others, the Saudi Arabia authority and the National Hajj Commission NAHCON have finalised arrangements on compensation matters for the victims. Speaking during the occasion when he led a delegation to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria to finalise the … Read more

Crane out of water after crashing near HRBT

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Nearly two months after a crane crashed into the water at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, officials have completely removed it from Willoughby Bay. The crane “walked off” a barge around 8 a.m. on February 8, per a spokesperson with Hampton Roads Connector Partners, which is overseeing the HRBT expansion project. He said the operator of the crane … Read more

Two cranes were used to recover the train three days after it derailed in Heaton

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A derailed train that caused travel chaos when it came off the tracks at a Newcastle depot on 22nd March has finally been moved. Workers from Northern Rail were spotted using two cranes in the effort to get the train restored back to where it should be. The incident caused major disruption to several rail services in … Read more

Two people were injured following an incident involving a crane at Whitchurch-Stouffvile

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Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is investigating after an incident involving a crane at a construction site north of Toronto left two people injured. York Regional Police said the incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday (26th March) at a site located near Woodbine Avenue and Stouffville Road in Whitchurch-Stouffvile near Gormley. Two people were … Read more

Saller takes delivery of Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2

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This is the fourth generation of Liebherr 90 tonne cranes for Saller  Liebherr cranes have been part of the company from the very outset  Liebherr scores with its after-sales service, high spare part availability and practical  approach to complaints   Liebherr cranes have been part of Kranverleih Saller GmbH ever since the company was founded. The … Read more