With a combined figure of $27.851 billion, 2019 saw the revenue of the top 20 largest crane manufacturers in the world rise 12.5% – up over US$3 billion compared to 2018’s total ranking $24.832 billion.
Figures used in the ICm20, which were published in November 2019, are from the calendar year 2018 or the 12 month financial year to 31 March 2019 (further details below).
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”
Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.
The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, covers all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes and includes the factory in Zweibrücken, Germany, as well as multiple sales and service locations. The sale is targeted to close in mid-2019. Continue reading “Terex sells Demag to Tadano”
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.
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.
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”