Davis with First Hup M28-22 in North America

Davis Company Hup M28 22 3

Davis Company leads Potain innovation once again with the first Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America. At the forefront for the second time, Davis Company introduced the first Igo MA 21 self-erecting tower crane to North America in 2005, and its outstanding performance has now led the contractor to purchase the first … Read more

Premiere for Sennebogen 6100E For Van ‘T Hek

Sennebogen 6100e Van't Hek

The company Gebr. Van ‘t Hek B.V. recently started to operate with one of the first new Sennebogen 6100 E duty cycle cranes. A real premiere in the Netherlands! The all-rounder for demanding applications was delivered by sales and service partner Van den Heuvel. Move Big Things – the New Duty Cycle Crane Class The … Read more

Stirnimann debuts three Potain Hup C 40-30 cranes on Swiss railway project

Potain Hup C40-30

The project is the first that the innovative crawler mounted Hup C 40-30 self-erecting cranes have been used on. The compact dimensions of the Hup C 40-30 mean ease-of-transportation and increased access, and the crawler tracks make it mobile when erected. The first Potain Hup C 40-30 crawler mounted self-erecting cranes have been deployed on … Read more

IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020 cancelled

Iaa Commercial Vehicles 2020 Cancelled

Germany’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020 exhibition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was to be held in Hannover from 24 to 30 September. IAA Commercial Vehicles is a leading international commercial vehicle event for transport, logistics and mobility. Event organiser VDA, the German Association for the Automotive Industry, said travel restrictions and … Read more

Sleipnir completes 1st decommissioning project

Sleipnir 1st Decomm Job 1

Heerema Marine Contractors has completed the first oil platform decommissioning project with its Sleipnir offshore lifting vessel. Until now the world’s largest offshore lifting vessel has been used for installation work. Towards the end of its first year in operation the 20,000 tonne capacity SSCV Sleipnir has now completed the decommissioning of the Ekofisk 2/4A … Read more

4th Liebherr LR13000 for Titan-2

Handover Lr13000 To Titan 2

Russian company Titan-2 has bought their fourth 3,000-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 13000 lattice boom crawler crane. Liebherr claims it as the most powerful conventional crawler crane in the world. Family shareholders Willi Liebherr and Sophie Albrecht handed over the new giant to the Russian energy company. Energy company Titan-2 gave three reasons for choosing the … Read more

Largest grapple saw crane in America

Largest Grapplesaw Crane In America 1

Advanced Land Management and Tree Removal (ALM) claims to have taken delivery of the largest grapplesaw loader crane in North America from sales company Grapplesaw Trucks. Based on a PM 210 SP Platinum range heavy-duty crane, the 190 tonne/metre BIK TC-170 features an eight section main boom plus an eight section hydraulic jib to offer … Read more

Palfinger down in Q1


A decline in sales has been posted by Palfinger, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic cranes, aerial work platforms and materials handling equipment. It is the first decline reported by the Austria-headquartered company in many years. Sales revenue was down 10.8 percent to €393.2 million, from €440.9 million in the first quarter of 2019. EBITDA was … Read more

Tadano Demag restart production

Tadano Demag Zweibrucken Factory

Crane manufacturing will start again in Germany at the Tadano Demag factories in Lauf and Zweibrucken on 4 May. The production schedule will be adjusted to accommodate the fact that workers need to meet the social distancing requirements, the company explained. “We are alternating production shifts and adjusting the level of activity to ensure our … Read more

Sarens pipelay in France

Pipelay By Sarens In Normandy France

Sarens was commissioned by the client DFI to lift and place the 290m long heating pipeline in Normandy, France. This precision operation involved 9 cranes and careful execution by everyone on the ground. Sarens deployed nine telescopic cranes of 35t capacity each. Setting up the cranes and executing the lift was completed within a short … Read more

All Crane Shared Equipment Program

ALL Family of Companies announces its Shared Equipment Program (SEP), a new approach to equipment rental that can shave millions of dollars and many months off construction projects. Today’s construction job sites are evolving, and project owners demand partner companies that embrace new methods to drive down costs without negatively impacting quality. Here’s how it … Read more

CSBC-DEME JV to Build ‘Green Jade’ in Taiwan

Green Jade Taiwan

In an industry milestone, joint venture CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has initiated the early works contract for the very first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. To be named ‘Green Jade’, the vessel has an exceptionally high transport and load capacity and will be built at CSBC in Taiwan for delivery … Read more

Mammoet maintains Whitla Wind 1

Mammoet Maintains Whitla Wind 1

Mammoet utilised its CC2400 crawler crane to replace a 38-tonne tonne gearbox at the Whitla Wind 1 wind farm in Southern Alberta, Canada. High winds and sub-zero temperatures made the work a challenge, said Mammoet. Nevertheless, from the time Vestas awarded Mammoet the project it took the teams just two weeks to complete. The lift itself took a day … Read more

ZPMC delivers to RWG

Zpmc Delivers To Rwg

ZPMC has delivered two deepsea quay cranes to the Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal in the Netherlands onboard its heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 26. The cranes arrived at the port on April 23. According to the port of Rotterdam, offloading will take around ten days. The cranes will be commissioned over to coming months.

Omega Morgan completes wind turbine move

Omega Morgan Completes Wind Turbine Move

Omega Morgan, in partnership with Texas-based Lone Star Trucking, has transported components for 38 Vestas wind turbines in Washington, USA. A total of 380 components needed to be moved from the port of Longview to Vail, Washington. To keep the project on schedule, one turbine would need to be transported to the site per night … Read more

Bridge gives way under the crane

Alabama Bridge Crane Accident 202004 2

A crawler crane working on a bridge job in Alabama overturned on Last Tuesday after an old or temporary bridge it was working from collapsed under its weight Vertikal.net understand from local sources that the crawler crane, a 100 tonne Kobelco CK1100G, was lifting in a beam on the new bridge being built for State … Read more

First GMK5250XL-1 in Germany

First Gmk5250xl In Germany Bkl

German crane rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has taken delivery of the first five axle 250 tonne Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain crane to be delivered in Germany. Ordered at its launch at Bauma last year, the GMK 5250XL is an updated version of the company’s GMK5250L, offering an eight section 78.5 metres main boom – … Read more

First LR1750 SX for Turkey

First Lr1750sx For Turkey

Turkish heavy lift and transport company Sarilar has taken delivery of the first 750 tonne LR 1750/2 crawler crane in Turkey equipped with the SX2 boom booster system. Available for Liebherr’s LR1750/2 crawler and LG 1750 truck cranes, the SX boom system uses 3.5 metre wide lattice boom sections which can be extended and strengthened … Read more

Final touch on Liebherr’s largest crane

Tcc 78000 To Install A Frame As Well 1

Liebherr, one of the world’s largest crane manufactuerer is putting the final touches to is 5,000 tonne HLC 295000 heavy lift marine crane , its largest crane to date. Commissioned in 2017 by Belgian contractor Deme group, the HLC 295000 can handle its maximum capacity at a radius of up to 35 metres on the … Read more

Crane in the Canal

Mobile Crane Overturned 20200416

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned into a canal in northern Germany on Monday when the bank gave way. The crane – likely a Liebherr LTC 1045/LTC 1050 – was travelling down a temporary track alongside one of the many canals through the Innerer Oberspreewald nature reserve between Lübbenau and Leipe, to the south … Read more

Kanoo to distribute Spierings

First Sk1265 At6 In Middle East

Spierings has appointed Kanoo Cranes as distributor for its self-erecting mobile tower cranes in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain. The company will be responsible for all sales, replacement parts and product support for the manufacturer’s products in these markets. To kick off the new partnership Kanoo has taken delivery of the first SK1265-AT6 … Read more

Ainscough Crane Hire on COVID-19

Ainscough Covid 19

UK mobile crane rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has been given Key Worker status for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) assets, including National Grid, Network Rail, Cadent Gas, and United Utilities. The company issued an update outlining its operating activity during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It said it is operating normally and following the instructions released … Read more

Tadano merges all European sales

side view of the demag cranes

Tadano has confirmed that the European Demag and Tadano sales operations will merge as part of its “One Tadano” business strategy for the region. The move follows the integration of the German region earlier this month – see: More Tadano Demag integration. Thomas Schramm of Demag and Klaus Kröppel of Tadano will now both lead sales … Read more

COVID-19 to wipe 4% off construction equipment production

Linden Comansa Siam Bangkok

Factory closures and national lockdowns around the world will cost the global construction equipment industry lost production of 43,000 machines this year, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research. This is equivalent to 4% of last year’s total output of 1.07 million machines. At present, the most significant impacts of closures are … Read more

Another record year for Liebherr


Liebherr has posted another year of record revenues, with group sales increasing 11.4 percent to €11.75 billion, at the same time pre-tax profits jumped 45.5 percent to €748 million. The Ehingen based mobile crane division achieved revenues of €2.54 billion, up 13.4 percent on 2018. Geographically, sales within Europe representing 45.5 per cent of sales, … Read more

Road Machinery & Supplies Co. celebrates 50 years as Grove dealer at CONEXPO 2020

Rms At Conexpo2020

To mark five successful decades as a Grove dealer in Northern Minnesota, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) joined Manitowoc staff at the manufacturer’s booth at CONEXPO 2020. RMS’s Jon Anderson (centre), along with Manitowoc’s Mike Heacock and Keith Crider, stand in front of a Grove GRT9165, one of the 10 cranes the manufacturer exhibited … Read more

Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority receive Grove training in Italy

Ghana Ports And Harbors Authority Receive Grove Training In Italy 1

The week-long training at Manitowoc’s factory in Niella Tanaro, Italy, covered basic repairs, troubleshooting and proactive maintenance. The training centred on the Grove RT530E-2, which is one of the bestselling rough-terrain cranes in Africa thanks to its reliability and ease of operation. Technicians from Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) visited Manitowoc’s facility in Niella … Read more

Circle 8 Crane Services celebrates its 100th Manitowoc crane at CONEXPO 2020

Circle 8 At Conexpo2020

Eleven years after purchasing its first Manitowoc crane, Circle 8 Crane Services celebrated the 100th addition to its fleet. The Grove GMK5200-1, which is expected to be delivered in the coming weeks. Based in Houston, Texas, the company provides mobile cranes and services to customers from several other locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New … Read more