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).
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.
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!”
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”