BPH Equipment took delivery of its third Kobelco CKE900G-3

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UK based BPH Equipment has taken delivery of its third new 100 tonnes Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler crane so far this year. The three new cranes are all Tier 5/Stage V compliant and were supplied with full counterweight, 48.8 metres of main boom and auxiliary sheave, 35-tonne hook block, and 11-tonne headache ball for single work. … Read more

Six Sennebogens for AGD

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UK crawler crane sales and rental company AGD is adding six new 70-tonne Sennebogen 673R telescopic crawler cranes to its fleet with funding from Walbrook Asset Finance. The 673 Es have been ordered for sa major warehouse construction project and feature a four-section, 36-metre main boom plus an eight to 15-metre bi-fold swing-away extension which … Read more

Axel Johnson’s Lifting Solutions Acquired Lifting Gear UK

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Lifting Solutions, a business group within Stockholm based Axel Johnson International, has strengthened its presence in the British rental market through the acquisition of Lifting Gear UK, a complete lifting solutions provider with a focus on equipment hire.“We are very enthusiastic about this opportunity to expand our offering within the lifting rental market, which we … 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

Sangwin took delivery of the first Galizia GF180 electric pick and carry crane in the UK

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UK rental company Sangwin Plant Hire has taken delivery of the first 18 tonnes Galizia GF180 electric pick and carry crane in the country. The new crane was purchased from UK distributor GGR, with the hand over at Vertikal Days last week. The GF180 can take nine tonnes to a maximum lift height of 12 … Read more

Maiden lift for Mammoet’s FOCUS30 !

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Mammoet has completed the first lift using its innovative FOCUS30 crane; helping to reduce disruption during scheduled turnaround activity at a refinery in the UK! The FOCUS30 performed a top-and-tail lifting operation in tandem with a 500-tonne mobile crane, in order to install a vessel at the facility. The space saver crane The FOCUS30 is … Read more

8 Worse Crane Accidents You Should Know In July/August 2021

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1. Fatal Crane Accident in Canada 3rd July 2021 – A man has died due to a crane collapsed involving a crane on the site in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The man, Corey Philips, 52, was declared dead at the scene. RIP. He was an employee of North Steel and was working under the main contractor … Read more

Maeda debut second electric crane

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Maeda has the prototype of its latest electric-powered spider crane with its 2.98 tonnes MC305CB-3 on the Kranlyft stand at Vertikal Days. Joining the MC285CB-3, electric powered version of MC285C-3 launched last year, the MC305CB-3 features a five-section main boom which can handle 790kg at a height of 12.5 metres and 260 at its maximum … Read more

Sutton Crane Hire takes Kato CR-130Rf city

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UK rental company Sutton Crane Hire will take delivery of a 13 tonne Kato CR-130Rf city type All Terrain crane at Vertikal Days tomorrow from local distributor Rivertek Services. The CR-130Rf has a 24 metre, six-section main boom with a 3.6 to 5.5-metre hydraulic luffing jib, offsettable by 60 degrees, to offer a maximum under … Read more

MV Commercial acquires Crane Fruehauf

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UK specialist truck and loader crane sales and rental company MV Commercial have acquired trailer manufacturer Fruehauf which has been in administration. MV will reintroduce the company’s historic name – Crane Fruehauf. The British company began business in Great Fransham in Norfolk in 1865 when William Crane set up as a village blacksmith, building farm … Read more

Terex RT1080L Rough Terrain crane for Roadcraft Crane Hire

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UK rental company Roadcraft Crane Hire has taken delivery of an 80 tonne Terex RT1080L Rough Terrain crane from UK distributor Crowland Cranes. The RT1080L features a 42.1 metre five-section main boom plus an eight to 14-metre swing-away extension, offset-table by 20 degrees, which provides a maximum tip height of 59 metres. The new crane … Read more

King Lifting Fleet Boost with Delivery of Liebherr Cranes

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The first of two Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 All Terrain cranes ordered by King Lifting has already been delivered and set to work. The second will be handed over to the Avonmouth based crane rental company, after being displayed on the Liebherr stand at Peterborough next month. Other cranes already handed over are the 130t LTM … Read more

Three New Hoeflons for City Lifting

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UK based crane rental company City Lifting is expanding its spider crane fleet with the addition of three new all-electric Hoeflon C6e three tonne spider cranes. The new machines, along with a recently delivered Maeda, takes City Lifting’s spider crane fleet to 10 units. The new Hoeflon purchased through UK distributor Foster Cranes, has a … Read more

Bennetts Cranes support a crane conservation project

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The Cranes For Cranes program initiative will see UK-based tower crane rental company Bennetts Cranes sponsoring a habitat restoration project at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge centre in Gloucestershire to help support the recently re-introduced population of the UK’s largest bird. The Cranes, also know as Eurasian crane has been extinct in the UK … Read more

Sarens LTM11000D overturned in Middlesbrough Port

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Sarens 1,000-tonne Liebherr LTM11000D overturned on 9th June at the Port of Middlesbrough in UK, damaging another of Sarens all-terrain crane and port’s Gottwald mobile harbour cranes. The main boom of the LTM11000D crashes down onto the cabin of the all terrain crane while the derrick mast crashed into the harbour mobile crane. Port operator … Read more

Liebherr Scores First And Last For Scottish’s Forsyth

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UK crane rental company Forsyth of Denny has taken delivery of the last new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 in the UK as well as the first 120 tonne LTM 1120-4.1 to go into service in Scotland. The LTM 1500-8.1 will be the last of this model to be sold to the UK and Ireland … Read more

Ainscough takes first Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 in UK

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UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first 700 tonne Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane in the country. Unveiled at bauma in 2019 as a replacement for the 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1, the eight axle LTM 1650-8.1 features a 80 metre boom and a 21 to 91 metre luffing jib … Read more

Select Receives First Liebherr LR1250.1 Unplugged in UK

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The first 250 tonne Liebherr LR 1250.1 Unplugged electric crawler crane in the UK has been handed over to Select Plant Hire. The new crane is only the second of Liebherr’s new Unplugged models to be shipped so far, the first having gone to a Kynningsrud/Nordic Crane. The crane models was unveiled last year in … Read more

New Kato for ABP

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UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has taken delivery of a 25 tonne Kato CR-250v city crane from UK distributor Rivertek Services. Delivered to ABP’s port in Immingham, the CR-250Rv features a 29 metre main boom, an 8.2 metre fully hydraulic jib, and 7.5 tonne searcher hook. Power comes from a Stage V diesel … Read more

Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 for Marsden

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UK-based rental company Marsden Crane Services has taken delivery of a 40 tonne Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 All Terrain crane with a second unit to follow early next year. The two-axle Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 has a four-section 35 metre main boom which can handle 7.4 tonnes at full height or 1.1 tonnes at a maximum radius … Read more

John Sutch Cranes takes first Grove GMK5200-1 in UK

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Mobile crane hire and contract lifting specialist John Sutch Cranes is the first Manitowoc customer in the UK to receive its new Grove GMK5200-1 all-terrain crane.  Attracted by the GMK5200-1 crane’s versatility and compact size, the Liverpool-headquartered business purchased the five-axle all-terrain crane based on its previous success with the GMK5250L. John Sutch Cranes already … Read more

ALE lift and shift concrete pit in UK

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ALE has lifted and transported a sulphur storage facility for the Lindsey Oil Refinery in the UK. The storage system consisted of a concrete pit, weighing 304 tonnes, and a 90-tonne lid. To lift the units ALE mobilised a gantry system, which includes jacking points that can operate in unison for optimum control and safety. Once the … Read more

Big Carl ready for action at Hinkley Point C

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Big Carl, the 5,000-tonne capacity super heavy lift ring crane (with the nomenclature SGC-250) owned by Belgian headquartered heavy lift and transportation company Sarens, has been assembled, rigged, and is ready to start work at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station construction project. Its first lift is scheduled for Monday 23rd September. The crane … Read more