Fatal 500-tonne crane accident in Mumbai

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A 500-tonne mobile crane overturned while lifting a concrete bridge section into position on 16th Jan, at the Mumbai Metro Line 6 in Kanjurmarg, North East Mumbai, killing the operator. The deceased crane operator has been identified as Lovedeep Ravindra Singh, 35, who was working for the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA). According to … Read more

I & H Kran puts Tadano All-Terrain Into Operations

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Site Manager Nils Laumann, who works at Rötha-based I & H Kran Transport Montageservice GmbH, considers Tadano all-terrain cranes to be his machines of choice for a broad range of applications. Needless to say, this also applies to his company’s two most recent acquisitions: an AC 100-4L* and an AC 220-5*. “Among the many factors … Read more

Schuch buys 15 new Liebherr mobile cranes

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The mobile cranes will be delivered between 2021 and 2023  Full order books due to expansion of infrastructure for rail, road and renewables Liebherr delivers innovative crane technology, high quality and reliable service  Crane and heavy haulage contractor Schuch is modernising and expanding its mobile crane fleet. With this in mind, the company, which has … Read more

Kran Mitterhauser Adds Tadano ATF-100-4.1

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Never change a winning team. That’s certainly the motto of Austrian crane service provider, Kran Mitterhauser GmbH. The company has been counting on Tadano cranes for almost 30 years now and has worked with every model released by the manufacturer in this time. So when the time came for the regular customer to add to … Read more

Top Crane Accidents & Recoveries In November/December 2021

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1. Tower Crane overturned in Southern Germany A tower crane collapsed on a job site in Gemmingen, near Heilbronn in southern Germany, last Monday (1st Nov), 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 … Read more

Ullrich takes delivery of Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 – No. 27 in the company’s 27th year

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High performance and long boom for a wide range of jobs  LTM 1060-3.1 well suited for operations without additional ballast transports – Ullrich vehicle fleet to be expanded in an environmentally friendly and fuel-saving way  Ullrich Krane GmbH has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 mobile crane. The 60-tonne machine will supplement the crane … Read more

Double World Record Breakthrough For XCMG! First XCA1800 and XCC2000 are delivered!

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In the past ten years, China’s wind power industry has developed rapidly and the installation capacity has also ranked first in the world. As the superpower country has announced their stance to reach peak carbon emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060, wind power, as a clean energy source, still has huge development potential … Read more

Top Crane Accidents & Recoveries In September/October 2021

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1. Crane rolled off cliff, killing two in Taiwan It was reported on 23rd September, a 130-tonne truck crane had a brake failure and rolled off the road into the cliff. While the crane was in its motion, it hit a passenger vehicle nearby, killing a mother and daughter in the car. The incident happened … Read more

Ainscough Lifts River Lea Lock Gate for AmcoGiffen

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Ainscough Crane Hire’s Heavy Cranes team recently support its client AmcoGiffen to undertake a refurbishment job at Three Mills Lock. Three Mills Lock, also known as the Prescott Lock, is a lock operated by the Canal & River Trust (the Trust) on the Prescott Channel on the River Lea in London. AmcoGiffen’s specialist project team … Read more

Crane collapse in northern Italy’s Turin kills 3

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A 4-axle mobile crane and a tower crane has collapsed on a street in the northern Italian city of Turin, killing three construction workers and injuring passersby Saturday, firefighters and news reports said. Two of the workers died at the scene and their bodies were extracted from the twisted blue metal, firefighters said in a … Read more

First AC 7.450-1 maiden lift at Port of Helibronn – Wiesbauer Lift MRI

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Wiesbauer puts the new Tadano crane to the test in the first tandem lift. The moment Thomas Wiesbauer heard of the Tadano AC 7.450-1 for the first time, he knew he had to get his hands on one. In fact, the managing director of the Bietigheim-based company of the same name found the concept and … Read more

Hess expand fleet with Liebherr LTM 1150-5.3

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LTM 1150-5.3 purchased due to its high performance, compact dimensions and versatility Good experience with Liebherr machines and reliable service the main factors Hess is one of the leading providers of a complete range of plant and machine relocation  services  Düsseldorf-based company Hess GmbH has strengthened its crane fleet with a Liebherr  LTM 1150-5.3 mobile … Read more

Crane rescue cargo plane at Merrill Field Airport

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A cargo plane experienced engine trouble after departing Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last Wednesday morning (8th Dec), prompting an emergency landing at Merrill Field Airport near downtown, an official from the National Transportation Safety Board said. The TransNorthern Aviation Douglas DC-3 landed with wheels upon runway seven around 10:40 a.m., said Clint Johnson, president … Read more

AS Manutention build bridge with new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1

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AS Manutention’s new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane installs pedestrian bridge in  Amiens New division – AS Manutention invests in 800 tonne heavy duty crane   Job successfully completed in Amiens, France – a new LTM 1750-9.1 from AS Manutention recently installed a pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge was completed after just two days at the … Read more

Manitowoc appoints G Machinery as new Grove distributor in Japan

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Manitowoc appoints G Machinery as new Grove distributor in Japan The company has already sold and delivered a 150 t capacity GMK5150L-1J and a 250 t capacity GMK5250XL-1J. As part of its ongoing drive to strengthen its presence in Asia, Manitowoc has announced the appointment of G Machinery as its new distributor for Grove all-terrain … Read more

Blade replacement at a wind farm – tandem hoist by Liebherr mobile cranes

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Grúas Ibarrondo uses LTM 1750-9.1 and LTM 1650-8.1 in tandem  Three rotor blades were replaced by new ones with a longer span at Experimental Cener-Alaiz  wind farm in Navarra, Spain   LTM 1750-9.1 and LTM 1650-8.1 impress with high lifting capacities, variable boom systems  and versatility  Crane and transport contractor Grúas Ibarrondo took two Liebherr mobile … Read more

New AC 45 CITY For Auto-Klug

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The City cranes from Zweibrücken have long been a regular fixture in German crane service provider Auto-Klug’s fleet: The company from Hof not only has two AC 30 City, three AC 40 City, and an AC 45 City all hard at work but also added an additional AC 45 City. “City cranes are simply unbeatable … Read more

Sarens Lifting House Boats in the Czech Republic

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Their Demag AC200 showed off its lifting capabilities during a rental project when they were asked by their client Ondrej Vlk to offload houseboats at the Barkmet shipyard in Lovosice in the Czech Republic. Each boat weighed about 30 tonnes! Sarens decided to deploy the AC200 with 43 tonnes counterweight, 25m boom, and a trailer. … 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

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

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

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

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

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