Recognition for construction suppliers requested on COVID-19 outbreak

Build Uk Ipaf Covid 19

The major UK contractors organisation Build UK has requested recognition for employees of suppliers and associated trades to the construction industry, in order to clarity on secure permission to travel and maintain access to active construction sites during the COVID-19 outbreak. It seems that some confusion persists as to who is allowed to travel for … Read more

No. 6 Liebherr MK150 for Ainscough

Sixth Mk140 For Ainscough

UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has taken delivery of a further two eight tonne Liebherr MK 140 self-erecting mobile tower cranes, having taken two last October – see: Liebherr MK140s for Ainscough. The company now has a fleet of six MK140s. The five-axle Liebherr MK 140 can handle its maximum capacity up to 12 metres … Read more

World’s first Wolff 133Bs for UK

Pimg Wolffkran 133.8b Luffing Jib Crane

The Plant Services division of UK retirement home developer Churchill Retirement Living has taken delivery of the first four Wolffkran 133.8B hydraulic luffing cranes. Launched in Bauma Munich last year, the eight-tonne Wolffkran 133.8B is the smallest luffing tower cane in the Wolffkran range along with the 6.2-tonne 133.6B variant. Maximum jib length is 45 … Read more

Mobile Mini UK appoints new Operations Director

Mobile Mini Uk Phil Hughes

Loader crane, secure storage and portable accommodation operator Mobile Mini UK have appointed Phil Hughes as operations director. Hughes joined Mobile Mini UK in 2017 as southern regional director following 18 years with international modular building specialist Elliott, where he spent the final two years as operations director in the UK. As well as handling … Read more

Ainscough CEO departs

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The recently appointed chief executive of UK-based Ainscough Crane Hire, Jeremy Fry, left the company with immediate effect. He joined the company from his consultancy business Apollo Technology Partners in March last year on an interim basis. In January his position was confirmed as permanent, but he has suddenly left the business just two months … Read more

HTC Wolffkran rebrands

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HTC Wolffkran, the UK sales, rental and service subsidiary of Switzerland-headquartered tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran, has changed its name to Wolffkran Ltd. The company has also announced it is planning to move to new premises in Auckley, Doncaster in 2022. The name change completes the integration of UK crane rental business HTC Plant that was … Read more

First Terex RT1080 for Scotland

Handing over of Terex RT1080 to WellConnection

Scottish oilfield equipment provider WellConnection IOS has taken delivery of the first 80-tonne Terex RT1080 Rough Terrain crane in the UK from Crowland Cranes. The RT1080 – the first crane to be sold by the newly appointed dealer, Crowland Cranes – features a 36 metre four section main boom plus a 20-metre swing-away extension, which … Read more

Eight new Liebherr crawler for Select Plant Hire

Handshake between Liebherr and Select Plant Hire

UK rental company Select Plant Hire has taken delivery of eight Liebherr crawler cranes. The order includes four 60-tonne LTR 1060 telescopic crawler, three 100-tonnes LTR 1100 telescopic crawler and a 160-tonne LR 1160.1 lattice boom crawler crane. All eight cranes feature EU Stage V compliant engines with the LTR 1060s and LTR 1100s becoming … Read more

Ainscough lifts Christmas tree

UK crane rental firm Ainscough Crane Hire worked with electrical contractor IllumiDex UK to lift an 18 metre tall LED conical Christmas tree into place in Southport town centre. Installation work took place over one night, with the contract lift team from Ainscough’s Preston Depot operating until the early hours of the morning. The team … Read more

Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 for Marsden

Wigan, UK-based Marsden Crane Services has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 mobile crane. The 60-tonne LTM 1060-3.1 all-terrain crane has a three-axle chassis, six-wheel steering system and a 48-metre boom. The crane was specified with Liebherr’s variable support base VarioBase, which Liebherr said improves efficiency for crane jobs by increasing the load capacity.  … Read more

ABP invests US$3 million in Mantsinen crane

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested in a new energy-efficient Mantsinen crane costing US$3 million (£2.3 million). The organisation procured the Mantsinen 120M wheeled model to handle the wide range of cargo coming through the port. Andrew Harston, Regional Director at ABP Wales & Short Sea Ports, said, “Our operations support a diverse range of … Read more

STS cranes heightened

Rotterdam based crane heightening specialist ZPMC Netherlands commissioned heavy lift and transportation specialist ALE to assist with the heightening of ten cranes at the Port of Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the UK. Five of the cranes weighed 1,530 tonnes and five weighed 1,650 tonnes. It was not possible to perform the heightening procedure … Read more

Crowland Cranes take delivery of Liebherr LTM1090-4.2

Peterborough, UK-based crane hire, sales and servicing company Crowland Cranes has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane. The Liebherr LTM1090-4.2 all-terrain was ordered fully specified and included a double fly jib, as well as Liebherr’s VarioBase system for enhanced safety, particularly in constricted working conditions. It also comes with Liebherr’s VarioBallast … Read more

Crowland Cranes appointed as Terex RTs official distributor for UK and Ireland

Terex Corporation is delighted to announce the appointment of Crowland Cranes LTD on 5th November 2019, as the official Terex distributor for Rough Terrain Cranes for the UK and Ireland. Crowland Cranes Ltd is currently equipped with in excess of ten service technicians that can offer around the clock support, seven days per/week, which includes … Read more

Coppard Plant Hire take first Maeda MC405CRM-E-3 in UK

UK rental company Coppard Plant Hire has taken delivery of the first 3.83 tonnes Maeda MC405CRM-E-3 spider crane in the country. The crane can lift its maximum capacity at a radius of 2.7 metres, while its maximum radius is 16 metres. The updated model, delivered by Kranlyft UK, features an EU stage V compliant engine … Read more

Manitowoc showcases new Potain MRH 125 at Vertikal Days

The new Potain MRH 125, recently debuted at bauma, has come to Vertikal Days 2019.  The innovative crane is the first in the European range to combine luffing jib and topless capabilities. The crane on the stand is the very first one purchased in Europe by UK rental company Skyline Arcomet (part of UPERIO) due to its … Read more

AMCS anti-collision systems for Hinkley Point C nuclear plant

Hinkley Point C, with two nuclear reactors, is one of the new generation of nuclear plants being built in the United Kingdom. AMCS technologies has signed with the consortium Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O’Rourke to equip the construction site cranes with its anti-collision systems. [quads id=1] This out of the ordinary project comprises around … Read more

UK’s largest flat-top crane lands at Heathrow Airport

Uk Largest Flat Top Crane At Heathrow Airport

Rental company City Lifting supplies a Linden Comansa tower crane model 21LC750 with a maximum load capacity of 50 tonnes for the construction of a hotel next to Terminal 2 With almost 80 million passengers in 2017, Heathrow airport in London is one of the world’s busiest in traffic. Thousands of travellers use this huge … Read more

M&M Mobile Crane Hire adds three Liebherr Cranes

A photo of M&M Mobile Crane Hires's Liebherr LTM1050-3.1

M&M Mobile Crane Hire LTM1050-3.1 Source: KHL Crane rental specialist M & M Mobile Crane Hire has ordered three more Liebherr wheeled mobile telescopic cranes to add to its new depot in Kent, United Kingdom. They are a pair of LTM 1040-2.1s and an LTM 1090-4.1. [quads id=1] It opened the new depot in mid-2017 and … Read more

Mammoet opens Teeside facility

Source: Breakbulk Heavy-lift specialist Mammoet has opened a new £7 million facility in Teeside in the north of the UK. [quads id=1] The 2,700 square-meter facility in Thornaby provides storage, workshop space, training facilities, testing areas and offices for Mammoet’s breakbulk handling operations in the UK. The firm has invested more than £15 million in … Read more

Leggat Plant Take First Terex Explorer 5500 In UK

Glasgow-based rental company Leggat Plant has taken delivery of the first 130 tonne Terex Explorer 5500 All Terrain crane in the UK. The five axle 5500 features a 60 metre main boom with a 11 to 21 metre bi-fold swingaway extension, which can offset up to 40 degrees. A 12 metre insert can also be … Read more

Hitachi-Sumitomo to launch SCX800A-3 crawler crane

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Hitachi-Sumitomo is preparing to launch is new 80 tonne SCX800A-3 crawler crane that comes with a low emission Tier IV power unit. The first two units have been ordered by NRC Plant, Hitachi-Sumitomo distributor for the UK. The units are scheduled for delivery in March 2015 and will be featured by NRC Stand at Vertikal … Read more