German crane rental and heavy haulage company Dietmar Flossdorf has taken delivery of a 650 tonne Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane to replace its 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 purchased in 2017. Continue reading “650t flagship for Flossdorf”
The dates for Spanish construction exhibition Smopyc have shifted again to 17-20 November, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for 1 to 4 April 2020 before being changed to 23 to 26 September, 2020 and then delayed again to 26-29 May 2021.
A statement from organiser Feria de Zaragoza said the change was due to the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and the likelihood that these would presist in the first months of 2021.
“With this decision, the exhibition organiser is responding to concerns about the path of the health crisis and how this could affect the event”, said Feria de Zaragoza, ”Thus, with the support of the exhibiting Continue reading “Smopyc delayed again, to November 2021”
Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.
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!”
Genie is launching the production of the new Genie S-65 XC telescopic boom lift at its factory in Umbertide, Italy, for the EMEAR region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia).
With a maximum working height of 21.81 m (71 ft), this new model is the latest addition to the expanding Genie Xtra Capacitiy (XC) boom lift range.
Like all Genie XC boom lifts, the new S-65 XC boom offers a dual lift capacity of 300 kg (660 lb) unrestricted and 454 kg (1,000 lb) restricted to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.
Deliveries of the S-65 XC are scheduled from October 2018. With customers from Continue reading “Genie starts XC production in Europe”
Hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first cranes mounted on a crawler chassis.
It is a modular “system” type concept where the three modules; crawler, crane and counterweight, can be individually combined and operated. Commenting on the idea, Michael Hagenauer, head of the crawler crane product division at Palfinger, said, “On Continue reading “Palfinger launches crawler cranes”
Kobelco Construction Machinery has announced new 300 and 350 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler cranes.
The Japanese manufacturer will offer the 300 tonne (at 5.5 metre radius) CKE3000G for Europe, 330 US ton CK3300G-2 for North America and the 300 tonne CKS3000, described as a Standard model. In super heavy lift (SHL) specification capacity is increased to 350 tonnes.
They are described as multi-purpose “All Rounder” cranes for handling all sorts of applications, loads and job sites. To accomplish this, attachments include fixed jib, heavy fixed jib and luffing jib. For heavier lifts there is a super heavy lift configuration, also with a luffing jib. Continue reading “New 300 tonne class Kobelco crawlers”
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Rough terrain cranes could be described as pioneers of the jobsite. They are often the first cranes there, equipped to travel over rough ground, leading the way for other types of cranes and equipment to follow. This pioneering spirit can also be seen in the approach rough terrain crane manufacturers take, breaking new territory with ever higher lifting capacities, longer booms, smaller dimensions, greater safety, and more advanced control systems. The boundaries are being redefined all the time. Continue reading “Pioneers: rough terrain cranes”