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Tower crane compromised

Tower crane compromised

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Up to 100 people were evacuated yesterday in Brussels, Belgium after a tower crane foundation was compromised READ MORE »

JCB to cut jobs

JCB to cut jobs

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

JCB has announced plans to cut around 150 jobs at its UK operations due to a slow-down in sales READ MORE »

Tree work takes another crane

Tree work takes another crane

October 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

Another example of a crane overturning while helping remove a tree, this time in Largo, Florida, on Sunday READ MORE »

New Tier 4 Hitachi

New Tier 4 Hitachi

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hitachi is preparing to launch its new 80 tonne SCX800A-3 crawler crane, with a low emissions Tier IV power unit. READ MORE »

Deutz lowers forecasts

Deutz lowers forecasts

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deutz engine has lowered its full year forecasts due to a weaker third quarter and unplanned warranty costs READ MORE »

Link-Belt appoints marketing specialists

Link-Belt appoints marketing specialists

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt has appointed two new marketing specialists for its RT and crawler cranes. READ MORE »

Donning a Lei

Donning a Lei

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Hawaii department of defence has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. READ MORE »

Asbestos roof worker

Asbestos roof worker

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A reader in the UK spotted a man working on an old asbestos roof in Scotland with minimal regard for safety. READ MORE »

First big MECs go to Canada

First big MECs go to Canada

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

4-Way Equipment Rentals of Edmonton, Canada has taken delivery of the first two 60ft MEC 6092RT scissor lifts READ MORE »

JLG adds simulators

JLG adds simulators

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

JLG has unveiled new simulator equipment at its expanded training centre in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania READ MORE »

Firefighters seriously injured

Firefighters seriously injured

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two firemen were injured on Saturday in Seewalchen am Attersee, Austria after their loader crane struck a bridge READ MORE »

Boom lift rocks chimney

Boom lift rocks chimney

October 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Firefighters were called out to rescue a man from a self-propelled boom lift on Saturday near Hull in the UK READ MORE »

Crane over in Houston

Crane over in Houston

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane overturned on Friday in Houston, Texas dropping its boom into a car dealership yard READ MORE »

Crane jib collapse

Crane jib collapse

October 18, 2014 | Comments (1)

The luffing jib of a 500 tonne crane came down in Newcastle, UK, today after a cable apparently failed READ MORE »

Liebherr LTR 1220 as counterweight?

Liebherr LTR 1220 as counterweight?

October 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Liebherr has developed a concept for erecting its LR1600/2 crawler crane using the LTR 1220 as counterweight READ MORE »

Rock, paper, scissors?

Rock, paper, scissors?

October 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

A Death Wish example of two men combining a telehandler and a ladder to carry out work on a chimney READ MORE »

14% rise for United

14% rise for United

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

United Rentals has reported a 14 percent increase in year to date revenues, with on upward third quarter trend READ MORE »

Riwal UK brings transport in-house

Riwal UK brings transport in-house

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Riwal UK has brought its delivery transport in-house and invested in a number of new delivery vehicles. READ MORE »

Loader crane failure

Loader crane failure

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Copma 990 loader crane placing a temporary cabin in the UK has collapsed after suffering a structural failure READ MORE »

Crane over at Canadian wind farm

Crane over at Canadian wind farm

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane with around 120 metres of boom went over on a wind farm near Lucknow, Ontario on Wednesday READ MORE »

IMT appoints sales director

IMT appoints sales director

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Loader crane manufacturer and distributor Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT) has appointed Tim Gerbus as director of sales. READ MORE »

New Liebherr flat-top

New Liebherr flat-top

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has redesigned and improved its 160 EC-B flat-top crane renaming it the 172 EC-B 8 Litronic. READ MORE »

Cat management changes

Cat management changes

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Caterpillar has made a number of appointments in preparation for the retirement of two of its presidents READ MORE »

Speedy issues trading update

Speedy issues trading update

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Speedy Hire has issued a trading update ahead of its interim results READ MORE »

New owner for Quinto

New owner for Quinto

October 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Quinto Crane & Plant has been sold to agricultural contractor Oliver Arnold READ MORE »

Omme for Scheurer

Omme for Scheurer

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

German access rental company Sheurer has taken delivery of a 27.5 metre Ommelift 2750 R spider lift. READ MORE »

Speedy appoints new chairman

Speedy appoints new chairman

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Speedy Hire, the UK’s largest equipment rental company, has appointed Jan Åstrand as its new chairman. READ MORE »

New Custom push around

New Custom push around

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Custom Equipment has launched a new 10ft low-level push-around scissor lift, the HB-P1027 READ MORE »

Steil takes two Liebherrs

Steil takes two Liebherrs

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 and a 60 tonne LTM 1060-3.1 All Terrain crane. READ MORE »

Nationwide announces transport partnership

Nationwide announces transport partnership

October 15, 2014 | Comments (11)

Nationwide Platforms is to form a partnership with UK logistics, supply chain and transport company Wincanton. READ MORE »

Possible ownership change at Ainscough

Possible ownership change at Ainscough

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The financial press has broken news that the owners of UK based Ainscough Crane Hire are looking to sell READ MORE »

Genie production ramps up in Perugia

Genie production ramps up in Perugia

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Genie has begun production of its new Z-33/18 boom lift and GTH-2506 telehandler with Stage IIIB diesel power READ MORE »

Big boom for small island

Big boom for small island

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company JMC Plant Hire of the Isle of White has taken delivery of a Haulotte HA 32PX boom lift READ MORE »

Self-erector falls

Self-erector falls

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto school buildings in Landsberg, Germany last week READ MORE »

Haulotte climbs 24%

Haulotte climbs 24%

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has announced and improvement in nine month revenues of 24 percent at €319.9 million READ MORE »

Bucket overkill

Bucket overkill

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Glasgow, two men working from the bucket of a backhoe loader, in order to cover a sign. READ MORE »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available on-line to read or download. READ MORE »

New cranes from Hyva

New cranes from Hyva

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Loader crane manufacturer Hyva has launched a new range of compact cranes particularly well suited to grab work. READ MORE »

New commercial director for A-Plant

New commercial director for A-Plant

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ashtead’s UK rental business A-Plant has announced the appointment of Dave Harris as commercial director READ MORE »

Driver's actions save his life

Driver's actions save his life

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The driver sat tight in his cab after pulling down high tension power lines in Zell am See, Austria, on Friday. READ MORE »

Bahrain launch for Co.Me.T X4

Bahrain launch for Co.Me.T X4

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian aerial lift manufacturer Co.Me.T has stepped up sales efforts in Bahrain through distributor Motorcity READ MORE »

Risking it in Poland

Risking it in Poland

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Poland, two men working at height from a forklift and a load of scrap READ MORE »

New VP for Kalmar Americas

New VP for Kalmar Americas

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Port and reach stacker manufacturer Kalmar has appointed Greg Hewitt as executive vice present for the Americas READ MORE »

Josef Prangl  1927 – 2014

Josef Prangl 1927 – 2014

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have received news that Josef Prangl, founder of the Austrian crane and access company has died READ MORE »

New access rental entrant in UK

New access rental entrant in UK

October 13, 2014 | Comments (3)

A powered access rental company has been launched in the UK today- Star Platforms, based in Luton READ MORE »

Two Liebherrs for Rieger & Moser

Two Liebherrs for Rieger & Moser

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane and haulage company Rieger & Moser has taken delivery of two new Liebherr All Terrain cranes. READ MORE »

More lifts for AFI

More lifts for AFI

October 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

AFI has made a substantial investment in new machines as part of an ongoing renewal and update programme READ MORE »

Crane tip in NZ

Crane tip in NZ

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand READ MORE »

Overturning telehandler traps man

Overturning telehandler traps man

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man’s leg was trapped under an overturned telehandler on Saturday, near Wellington, Somerset in the UK READ MORE »

Political Death Wish

Political Death Wish

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Rome yesterday Beppe Grillo of the political party MS5 speaking from a truck mounted lift READ MORE »

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