HIAB Rail loader cranes

Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) will receive 37 Hiab loader cranes, to replace old loader cranes, in a tender won by Spanish railway specialists Prosutec and Air Rail in February 2021. The deal value of EUR 1.7 million was booked in the first quarter of 2021.
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Liebherr unveils compact one-man taxi crane

Liebherr has unveiled its new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane, the smallest in its mobile construction crane family. The new machine was developed as a response to market demands for a small, compact and agile mobile construction crane that is fast and flexible in operation. Continue reading “Liebherr unveils compact one-man taxi crane”

Smopyc delayed again, to November 2021

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.

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“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”

Safety tech for Fécamp wind farm cranes

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View of a Potain crane working on the Fécamp wind farm

Cranes erecting the foundation of the Fécamp wind farm will carry anti-collision systems from AMCS Technologies, the company has announced.

The project, located between 13 and 22km from the Normandy coast, will consist of 71 wind turbines, connected to the seabed by gravity Continue reading “Safety tech for Fécamp wind farm cranes”

SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens

International heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens has announced a new 100,000 tonne-metre super heavy lift ring mounted crane.

The SGC-90 joins its three larger siblings in the SGC (Sarens Giant Crane) series, Continue reading “SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens”

Liebherr launches 150 tonne mobile crane

Liebherr launched the LTM 1150-5.3 on 20 October 2020As a 150 tonner, the new LTM 1150-5.3 wheeled mobile telescopic crane joins the Liebherr range above the also-new 120 tonne capacity LTM 1120-4.1 introduced in April 2020.

In the range immediately above the latest model is the now 180 tonne capacity LTM 1160-5.2. The new LTM 1150-5.3 replaces the 130 tonne capacity LTM 1130-5.1 of Continue reading “Liebherr launches 150 tonne mobile crane”

Tadano initiates restructuring

Tadano Faun GmbH LaufCrane manufacturer Tadano Group has started a programme to restructure its Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun operations in Germany.

Consultations between Tadano Ltd, Tadano Demag, Tadano Faun and professional advisors led to the filing for Protective Shield Proceedings (Schutzschirmverfahren) in Germany. Continue reading “Tadano initiates restructuring”

2019 top 10 crane manufacturers

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).

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New 700 tonner from Liebherr

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.

Typical applications for the new 700 tonne-class Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will include heavy duty jobs on wind turbines, bridges, generators, steel work and port handling
Applications for the new 700 tonne-class Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will include heavy duty jobs on wind turbines, bridges, generators, steel work and port handling

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 sells Demag to Tadano

Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.

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The 650 tonne capacity Demag CC 3800-1 lattice crawler crane

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”

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”

Tallest Crawler crane: Liebherr LR130000

 

Tallest crawler crane in the world.Liebherr – LR13000 ??

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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”

Hiab to acquire Effer

Swedish on-road load handling equipment provider Hiab has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR 50 million.

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The acquisition is part of Hiab’s stated strategy to renew and expand its loader cranes portfolio with the aim of becoming market leader.

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