Manufacturer Liebherr will unveil its new LTM 1120‑4.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane on a four-axle carrier at the ConExpo construction equipment exhibition in March. The crane Liebherr describes as the most powerful 4-axle mobile crane ever will be launched at the vast US show which runs from 7 to 14 March in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its 66-metre telescopic boom, in seven sections (6 plus the base section), puts it on an equal footing with 200-tonne cranes, Liebherr said.
Tiong Woon Crane & Transport based in Singapore has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6300L-1 all-terrain crane in the region. The 300-tonne capacity crane was put straight to work lifting replacement parts at Shell Jurong Island, Shell’s largest refinery in the Asia-Pacific region. At boom lengths ranging from 40 to 60 metres, it lifted … Read more
Revenue at Palfinger Group for the full year 2019 was posted at €1,753.8 million (US$ 1,893.5 million), up 8.6 per cent from the €1,615.6 million ($ 1,744.3 million) of 2018. The Austria-based loader crane, aerial work platform and material handling equipment manufacturer reached a new record high in several areas. The new sales record was … Read more
Global construction information publisher, KHL Group, acquired 40% of one of the fastest-growing construction recruitment consultants, Blu Coal, on 5 February 2020. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new company will be called Lawsons Recruitment after its founder, Nick Lawson. Lawsons, which was established four years ago by Nick and Alice Lawson, … Read more
US-based crane rental company Maxim Crane Works Holdings has appointed Michael Kneeland as Chairman of its board of directors. Kneeland, who remains in his position as Non-Executive Chairman of United Rentals, served as President and CEO of United from August 2008 to March 2018, and as CEO until May 2019. During that time, he led … Read more
The largest Potain crane to ever be used in North America, an MD 3200 helps construction group AFDE to complete heavy lifts on the Site C Clean Energy project. The massive crane was positioned on a custom rail track system that enables it to receive oversized loads and move along the length of the job site.
The first-ever tower crane with fibre rope for Poland, a 240 EC-B 10 Fibre, has been dispatched and delivered to the Polish company Mazur Zurawie Sp. z o. o. Representatives from Mazur travelled to Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH in Germany specifically for this much-anticipated event. The owner of the Polish crane hire company signed the purchase … Read more
Crane and aerial lift manufacturer Klaas, part of Kranlyft Group, has introduced a new truck-mounted crane. The Klaas K1100 RSX has a main boom with a telescopic fly jib for a maximum lifting height of 60 metres and a capacity of 6 US tonnes. Despite being one of the larger truck-mounted cranes in its portfolio, … Read more
Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) announced that it’s Tower and Rough Terrain Cranes businesses have become part of the Materials Processing (MP) segment. Marco Gentilini, Vice President and General Manager of the Tower and Rough Terrain Cranes businesses, respectively based in Fontanafredda and Crespellano, Italy, reports to Kieran Hegarty, President of Materials Processing. The changes, effective January 1, … Read more
Six Potain cranes are helping in the construction of Ušće Tower 2 in Belgrade, Serbia. Located along the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, the new, luxurious skyscraper is being built next to the historic Ušće Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Serbia that were seriously damaged by air-strikes in 1999, during the … Read more
Gammon Construction’s Global Switch Data Centre (Phase 2) project in Tseung Kwan O includes the requirements to design and install a chilled-water thermal-energy storage system with a “Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA)” approach. The chilled-water thermal-energy storage system provides resilience to ensure the chilled water remains available at all times, whether due to internal … Read more
The construction contracting company is putting the crane to use to help build the “City Ridge” project, which is a redevelopment project in Washington D.C. One of Potain’s largest capacity cranes, this topless crane moves large amounts of material at a time and can be assembled and dismantled much quicker, expediting job-site work. First Potain … Read more
Terex’s Demag CC 2800-2 lattice boom crawler crane is the new updated replacement for its 600-tonne capacity CC 2800-1 model. (News was released in April 2019) The company’s latest addition to the Demag range was premiered at the Bauma 2019 exhibition in Germany. Terex said the underpinning idea was to further improve the performance of … Read more
A Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane from BKL Frankfurt’s crane fleet was used to erect a storage tank on Ingelheimer Aue during the construction of a power plant with a heat storage system. With its powerful lifting capacity, the 6-axle crane was perfect for the demanding heavy lifting of the last component — the storage tank … Read more
We regret to report the death of Hubert Palfinger Senior, a former leader at the crane, aerial work platform and material handling equipment manufacturer Palfinger Group. He died on Sunday 19 January 2020, at the age of 77, after an emergency operation. A joint statement issued by the members of the company’s executive board, read, … Read more
Michael Birch, a director at ALE, has joined the executive board of Mammoet, the world’s largest international heavy lift and transport specialist. His move follows the completion earlier in January of Mammoet’s acquisition of ALE, a UK-based international heavy lift and transport specialist. Birch has more than 30 years of experience in the heavy transport … Read more