According to data specialist Off-Highway Research, the global market for wheeled loaders reached almost 200,000 unit sales last year. Though these machines may move the Earth, the pace at which they are evolving is moving at different speeds around the world, as different markets have distinct requirements.
Liebherr’s LTM 1650-8.1 is the brand new replacement for its venerable 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.
The newest star of Liebherr’s wheeled mobile crane range is the LTM 1650-8.1. It is successor to the venerable LTM 1500-8.1. Almost 600 examples of that model were built, making it the best-selling large crane of all time, Liebherr said. A lot for the new model to live up to then. Continue reading “New 700 tonner from Liebherr”
The European wheeled loader market is relatively buoyant, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, with sales of machines over 60kW currently running at just above 10,000 units per year in Western Europe – the best demand has been since the global financial crisis a decade ago.
This puts the value of the market at some US$2.15 billion (€1.9 billion).
Within Europe, the major markets are largely what one would expect – Germany accounts for some 25% of demand and, together with France, Italy and the UK, these big four represent about 60% of regional sales. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: A healthy load”
Like all machinery, crawler cranes are advancing in technology. Never standing, always ‘Forward Advance’, to meet the challenges the lifting world throws at them.
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!”
Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry, with a whole host of different machinery being used on earthmoving projects. This feature focuses specifically on excavators, rollers, backhoe loaders and the machine control used on these machines.
The world’s biggest original equipment manufacturer for the construction industry by sales revenue, Caterpillar, has recently launched two new 30 ton (27.2 tonne) next generation excavators – the 330 and 330 GC.
New large luffing jib tower crane models are entering the high rise and general construction markets around the world.
Heinz-Gert Kessel reports
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”