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”

Wacker Neuson hit hard by pandemic

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Wacker Neuson group Headquarters in Munich, Germany

Wacker Neuson has released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, showing a 16.5% fall in revenue, compared with the same period in 2019.

The Munich-headquartered light and compact equipment manufacturer said it was “clearly feeling the effects of Continue reading “Wacker Neuson hit hard by pandemic”

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”

Global construction equipment overview

Construction equipment is a classic cyclical market, prone to sharp swings in demand.

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Global construction equipment sales by region, units sold

When construction, mining and quarrying activity pick up sales surge, lead times stretch out and manufacturers can struggle to fulfill orders. But when activity slows, sales can fall away sharply Continue reading “Global construction equipment overview”

A special era’ says Volvo CE president

Six months into the role as president of Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), Melker Jernberg is at the helm of a company,

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Jernberg, “We have more discussions with customers today about the future than we had a year ago”

that has made sure it has been at the forefront of the technological advances that are, perhaps, the defining factors of the construction industry today.

Speaking at Volvo CE’s Eskilstuna, Sweden, facility, he said he thought this would prove to be a special era for the Continue reading “A special era’ says Volvo CE president”