Rough terrain cranes: rough and ready

The tough build quality and adaptability of the rough terrain crane type means it’s used often, and often used hard. And with Liebherr now back in the sector, competition from all main players in the sector is high.

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Link-Belt’s latest 100RT

US crane manufacturer Link-Belt has updated its 90 tonne capacity 100RT with a newer model. The previous 100RT, which the manufacturer introduced at its CraneFest 2015 event, had a six-section pin and latch boom that extends to 50 metres. The newer model, launched at CraneFest 2018, has a five-section full power formed boom that extends to 47.2 m.

The new model also has a two-piece [35 to 58 feet 10.7 to 17.7 m)] on-board offsettable fly available. Link-Belt says this provides Continue reading “Rough terrain cranes: rough and ready”

Crawler cranes: Forward advance!

Like all machinery, crawler cranes are advancing in technology. Never standing, always ‘Forward Advance’, to meet the challenges the lifting world throws at them.

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Palfinger’s first crawler: the PCC

Austrian hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first crane mounted on a crawler chassis. The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC made its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September 2018 where it attracted a lot of attention. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available Continue reading “Crawler cranes: Forward advance!”

Tower cranes: luffing it up

New large luffing jib tower crane models are entering the high rise and general construction markets around the world.

Heinz-Gert Kessel reports

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Tower Crane

All over the world a growing number of midtown high-rise projects above 300 metres are under development. To shorten construction time and improve build quality, larger precast and prefabricated modules are becoming common. As these modules get larger and become more complicated their weight rises dramatically. Prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction (PPVC) is particularly popular in Asia. Continue reading “Tower cranes: luffing it up”