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Access Alliance meets

Access Alliance meets

May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Access Alliance held its first meeting of 2016 last week at IAPS’ headquarters in Telford, Shropshire. »

Crane operator’s widow asks for clemency

Crane operator’s widow asks for clemency

May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

A truck driver who caused the death of a crane operator has been spared jail thanks to an appeal from the widow »

Quinto expands fleet

Quinto expands fleet

May 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

UK based rental company Quinto Crane and Plant Hire has added three new cranes to its fleet »

1,000 tonner for Prangl

1,000 tonner for Prangl

May 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Austrian crane and access rental company Prangl has taken delivery of a new nine axle Demag AC 1000-9 »

Runaway crane

Runaway crane

May 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

A man escaped with his life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday after a truck crane collided with his car »

New Terex /Demag for Altida

New Terex /Demag for Altida

May 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Altida has taken delivery of a new 100 tonne Demag AC100/4L All Terrain crane »

Crane overturn in Sydney

Crane overturn in Sydney

May 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

A crane overtuned this morning at an electricity sub station in Kellyville in north west Sydney, Australia. »

Rigging or load? – that is the question

Rigging or load? – that is the question

May 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

US rental company Sims Crane & Equipment is appealing a decision on whether a spreader beam is a load or rigging »

New GM for Tadano America

New GM for Tadano America

May 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Ken Butz as general manager of sales, he joins the company from Manitowoc »

Two Vallas for Rapid

Two Vallas for Rapid

May 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK lifting and rigging company Rapid Response Solutions has taken delivery of two new Valla pick & carry cranes »

Chester Zerillo 1945 -2016

Chester Zerillo 1945 -2016

May 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news that Chester Zerillo of Empire Crane Company has died following a short illness »

Crane operators to the rescue

Crane operators to the rescue

May 17, 2016 | Comments (3)

Two crane operators from UK based J Hewitt Crane Hire rescued a family of three from an overturned car yesterday »

Tower crane drops jib

Tower crane drops jib

May 16, 2016 | Comments (2)

A tower crane jib came crashing down onto the building it was working on in Charlotte Street, London this morning. »

Crane operator injured

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

A loader crane operator has suffered life threatening injuries after he was crushed by the load he was placing in Munich »

Konecranes buys Terex port/Material Handling

Konecranes buys Terex port/Material Handling

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Konecranes will acquire Demag overhead and Gottwald port cranes from Terex and end merger talks »

Tat Hong acquisition approach

Tat Hong acquisition approach

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Singapore based rental group Tat Hong has confirmed that it is still in talks with a possible acquirer. »

Second Tadano ATF 400G-6 for Wagenborg

Second Tadano ATF 400G-6 for Wagenborg

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Wagenborg has taken delivery of a second 400 tonne six axle Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane. »

Who needs outrigger mats?

Who needs outrigger mats?

May 14, 2016 | Comments (7)

Spotted in the past week in N. Ireland a crane set up with an apparent disregard for basic safety »

Another acquisition for Hewden

Another acquisition for Hewden

May 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Hewden has acquired the generator rental business of Firefly the hybrid generator manufacturer »

New Grove carry decks

New Grove carry decks

May 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Grove is upgrading its line of carry deck cranes with Tier 4 Final engines »

Entrec acquires HighMark Crane

Entrec acquires HighMark Crane

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane and haulage company Entrec has acquired HighMark Crane of Edmonton »

ALE launches new widening trailer in the UK

ALE launches new widening trailer in the UK

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

ALE has announced a range of widening trailers that can be widened to 4.3 metres »

Fire leaves crane stranded

Fire leaves crane stranded

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

A large crane with extended boom caught fire on Tuesday in the Somme region of North France »

Synthetic rope for Middle East

Synthetic rope for Middle East

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

A Grove RT880E is the first crane in the Middle East to be fitted with Samson’s K-100 synthetic rope »

Crane victim’s widow sues for $600 million

Crane victim’s widow sues for $600 million

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

The widow of the man killed in the crawler crane incident in New York in February is suing the city for $600 million »

Fifth GMK6400 for Mediaco

Fifth GMK6400 for Mediaco

May 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Mediaco has purchased another 400 tonne six-axle Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane »

Tower crane fall in Belgium

Tower crane fall in Belgium

May 10, 2016 | Comments (2)

A tower crane collapsed onto a school in Belgium yesterday trapping and seriously injuring the operator UPDATED »

Another 220t Tadano  for Crowland

Another 220t Tadano for Crowland

May 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

Crowland Cranes has taken delivery of a new 220 tonne ATF 220G-5 All Terrain crane »

UK’s biggest vacuum lifter?

UK’s biggest vacuum lifter?

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spider crane and glass handling specialist GGR has unveiled the 6,000 kg Hydraulica 6000 vacuum lifter »

Manitou goes direct in Malaysia

Manitou goes direct in Malaysia

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitou has opened a new direct sales and rental operation in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia called ‘The Manitou Centre’ »

300T Grove for Modern

300T Grove for Modern

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Indian crane rental company Modern Cranes, has taken delivery of a new 300 tonne, six axle Grove GMK6300L. »

Saudi Binladin reinstated

Saudi Binladin reinstated

May 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Authorities have cleared Saudi Binladin Group, to start tendering for public building projects in the Kingdom again. »

Flat sales at Manitex

Flat sales at Manitex

May 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based crane and access manufacturer Manitex has reported a slight rise in first quarter revenues, but higher profits. »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

May 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download. »

Manitowoc edges up

Manitowoc edges up

May 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes saw an improvement in first quarter revenues, although profits tanked due to debt rescheduling »

More Alimaks for Bigge

More Alimaks for Bigge

May 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Alimak has extended its exclusive distribution partnership with U.S based Bigge Cranes »

Crane stops trains

Crane stops trains

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain left the road between Attadale and Stormferry in north west Scotland yesterday teetering over a rail track »

Sales rise at H&E

Sales rise at H&E

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based H&E Equipment reported a solid rise in revenues while profits slipped back »

Modest rise for Rami

Modest rise for Rami

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has posted its first quarter results which show a solid improvement in both revenues and profits »

Crane worker killed in Canada

Crane worker killed in Canada

May 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

A man died after he was hit in the head by a crane on the site near Blackfalds in Alberta Canada. »

New CFO for Manitowoc

New CFO for Manitowoc

May 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Manitowoc has appointed David Antoniuk as chief financial officer, effective the end of this month. »

Six Liebherrs for Ideal Crane

Six Liebherrs for Ideal Crane

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ideal Crane Rental has purchased six new Liebherr cranes - four self-erecting tower cranes and two crawlers »

New Potain/Grove distributor for Iceland

New Potain/Grove distributor for Iceland

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kraftvélar has been appointed as exclusive distributor for Grove and Potain cranes in Iceland »

First LTM 1300 for Chicago

First LTM 1300 for Chicago

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Atlas Crane Service has taken delivery of Chicago’s first 300 tonne LTM 1300-6.2 All Terrain crane »

New Liebherr for Griebel & Mahncke

New Liebherr for Griebel & Mahncke

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Griebel & Mahncke Schwertransporte has taken delivery of a new 95 tonne Liebherr LTM 1095-5.1 All Terrain crane »

Turkish crane overturn

Turkish crane overturn

May 3, 2016 | Comments (9)

A five axle All Terrain crane, overturned in the coastal town of Sarköy, Turkey, yesterday »

Apollo to acquire and merge Maxim and Amquip

Apollo to acquire and merge Maxim and Amquip

May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Apollo Global Management is to acquire US based crane rental companies AmQuip - and Maxim Crane Works »

Close call in Montreal

Close call in Montreal

April 29, 2016 | Comments (1)

A crane has dropped a pallet of roof tiles through the roof of a children’s day care centre in Canada »

Terex to reduce headcount

Terex to reduce headcount

April 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex is to cut jobs as part of a restructuring programme to make cost savings of around $60 million »

Not necessarily a crane

Not necessarily a crane

April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

A man has died on the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland after supposedly being struck by the boom of a crane »

New credit line for Rami

New credit line for Rami

April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental group Ramirent has signed a €175 million five year syndicated credit facility agreement »

Profits halved at Kobelco Cranes

Profits halved at Kobelco Cranes

April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has reported a weaker fourth quarter, which left full year revenues slightly higher, but lower profits »

Strong start for Palfinger

Strong start for Palfinger

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has reported a strong start to the year, with higher revenues and a substantial lift in profitability »

Terex Cranes slips back

Terex Cranes slips back

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a fall in revenues, along with a steep fall in profits for the first quarter »

New tracked self-erecting tower crane

New tracked self-erecting tower crane

April 27, 2016 | Comments (1)

Kuiphuis Kraanverhuur has added a new seven tonne HRP477R crawler mounted self-erecting tower crane to its fleet »

Enerpac extends jack-up reach

Enerpac extends jack-up reach

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Enerpac has received an order from Burkhalter to extend the height of its 2,000 tonne jack-up system »

TRT expands in Queensland

TRT expands in Queensland

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

TRT has acquired B&N Crane Repairs, and been appointed distributor for Grove cranes in Queensland »

Third Wolff for Titan Crane

Third Wolff for Titan Crane

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

New York based Titan Crane & Rigging has purchased its third Wolffkran 355B luffing jib tower crane »

Six Liebherrs for AB2000

Six Liebherrs for AB2000

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Scottish crane rental company AB2000 has purchased six new Liebherr cranes - five All Terrain and one city type »

Outrigger beam pinning – a reminder

Outrigger beam pinning – a reminder

April 26, 2016 | Comments (1)

CICA has issued a reminder more cranes have variable outrigger settings many still need outrigger beams to be pinned »

350 tonner for Scholpp

350 tonner for Scholpp

April 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Scholpp Kran & Transport has taken delivery of a new 350 tonne six-axle Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 All Terrain crane »

Baldwins take UK’s first GMK5250L

Baldwins take UK’s first GMK5250L

April 26, 2016 | Comments (1)

UK based rental company Baldwin Crane Hire has purchased the first two Grove GMK5250L All Terrains in the UK »

250 Hiab cranes for India

250 Hiab cranes for India

April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hiab has received an order for 250 units of its 088 loader cranes from Ashok Leyland for the Indian army. »

New Liebherr for Zimmermann

New Liebherr for Zimmermann

April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Zimmermann Autokrane has taken delivery of a new four axle 100 tonne Liebherr LTM 1100-4.2 All Terrain crane »

Last chance for Jobs

Last chance for Jobs

April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you need a crane, access or telehandler person, or are looking for a job our print deadline is fast approaching »

Kaspersky anti virus

Kaspersky anti virus

April 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

A few Kaspersky anti-virus users have reported that it has incorrectly flagged vertikal.net as being infected with a Trojan? »

So which is the real Krake?

So which is the real Krake?

April 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

It is acknowledged that the first All Terrain crane was the Demag Krake of 1956 but what did it look like? »

Crane rental company threatened

Crane rental company threatened

April 22, 2016 | Comments (1)

An Irish crane rental company, has pulled its equipment from a wind farm site after receiving serious threats »

Queens Award for GGR

Queens Award for GGR

April 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based spider crane and glass handling equipment specialist GGR has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. »

1,250 tonne Kobelco crawler

1,250 tonne Kobelco crawler

April 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

As we reported during Bauma, Kobelco has been testing its biggest crane to date, the all new 1,250 tonne SL16000J-H »

Crane operator falls

Crane operator falls

April 20, 2016 | Comments (1)

A crane operator fell around 15 metres from a tower crane in Gençay South of Poitiers in France yesterday »

Crane rolls in Germany

Crane rolls in Germany

April 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

A two axle All Terrain crane rolled into a field yesterday after leaving the B95 road on the German Czech border »

Scott-Macon buys at Bauma

Scott-Macon buys at Bauma

April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

US-based rental company Scott-Macon Equipment has ordered two new Tadano Mantis telescopic crawler cranes »

New 8t Maeda for Hird

New 8t Maeda for Hird

April 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

UK-based mini crane rental company Hird has purchased the first eight tonne Maeda MC-815 »

New 50 tonner for Ellis

New 50 tonner for Ellis

April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based Ellis Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane »

Catapulted from the platform

Catapulted from the platform

April 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

A man was injured in Forest Park, Illinois when a utility pole struck his platform and bounced him out of the bucket »

Terex acquires CVS terminal tractors

Terex acquires CVS terminal tractors

April 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Services has acquired the assets of the CVS Ferrari terminal tractor product line from Manitex. »

A little more Bauma

A little more Bauma

April 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

As promised here are a few more photos from Bauma 2016, which add to our earlier coverage »

Another record Bauma

Another record Bauma

April 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Bauma ended today in the wet, but the organisers say that 580,000 visitors attended from 200 countries »

Bulgarian Crane collapse

Bulgarian Crane collapse

April 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Three people were injured when a tower crane came down onto a filling station in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday »

Fatal gantry crane collapse

Fatal gantry crane collapse

April 15, 2016 | Comments (1)

A gantry crane collapsed onto construction worker’s accommodation in Dongguan, China »

Major crane deals at Bauma

Major crane deals at Bauma

April 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Bigge ordered 12 new Terex RT90 Rough Terrain cranes, while Hovago added five 500 tonne Liebherr LR1500 »

Big crawler crane order for Bragg

Big crawler crane order for Bragg

April 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based rental company Bragg Crane Service has purchased three big Liebherr crawlers, »

Liebherr Rough Terrain cranes

Liebherr Rough Terrain cranes

April 13, 2016 | Comments (1)

Bauma is always good for announcements, first glimpses of new ideas and products, but also rumours. »

A little more Bauma

A little more Bauma

April 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tuesday was busy at Bauma with heavy rain in the morning followed by a far better afternoon. »

Bauma ride fails

Bauma ride fails

April 12, 2016 | Comments (2)

Two people had to be rescued after an aerial crane ride broke down on the perimeter of Bauma »

Manitowoc split towers and mobiles

Manitowoc split towers and mobiles

April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has split its business into two distinct divisions of Tower cranes and Mobiles/Crawlers »

Potain replaces Igo with Hup

Potain replaces Igo with Hup

April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Potain unveiled the first models in its innovative Hup self-erecting tower crane range at Bauma yesterday »

400 tonner for Burt

400 tonner for Burt

April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based Burt Crane & Rigging has taken delivery of a new 400 tonne, seven axle Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 »

Bigge celebrates its Centenary at Bauma

Bigge celebrates its Centenary at Bauma

April 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based Bigge Crane and Rigging of San Leandro, California is celebrating its 100th year in business at Bauma. »

Demag branding details

Demag branding details

April 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex has confirmed the details of its new Demag branding which will apply to larger AT and Lattice cranes »

Demag mobile again

Demag mobile again

April 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Demag name is to appear on mobile cranes again, the announcement is due later this morning at Bauma »

A few glimpses of Bauma build up

A few glimpses of Bauma build up

April 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

Here are just a few advance glimpses from Bauma which opens to visitors in the morning »

15 years of Vertikal.net

15 years of Vertikal.net

April 8, 2016 | Comments (4)

With Bauma due to open on Monday Vertikal.net is celebrating its 15th anniversary having launched at Bauma 2001. »

Tadano establishes subsidiary in France

Tadano establishes subsidiary in France

April 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tadano has established a wholly owned distribution subsidiary in France - Tadano France »

First tracked Böcker crane picture

First tracked Böcker crane picture

April 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Böcker is set to launch a new tracked spider crane/access platform at Bauma »

17 more Kobelco cranes for Mammoet

17 more Kobelco cranes for Mammoet

April 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dutch international heavy lift company Mammoet has ordered 17 new Kobelco crawler cranes »

Fatal load drop in Illinois

Fatal load drop in Illinois

April 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

A crane dropped a beam on to two boom lifts in Des Plaines, Illinois, on Tuesday killing one and injuring three »

New mini cranes from Brennero

New mini cranes from Brennero

April 7, 2016 | Comments (1)

Italian manufacturer Brennero Gru will unveil new tracked mini cranes at Bauma »

New Tadano for Berry

New Tadano for Berry

April 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Berry Cranes has taken delivery of a new four axle 70 tonne Tadano ATF 70G-4L »

Four Groves for Mammoet

Four Groves for Mammoet

April 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has purchased four new 45 tonne Grove RT550E Rough Terrain cranes »

New regional sales manager for Talbert

New regional sales manager for Talbert

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Talbert the US based trailer and trailing boom dolly manufacturer has appointed Jim Eller as western sales manager »

ALE plans 8,000 tonne crane

ALE plans 8,000 tonne crane

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK-based heavy lift and transport company ALE has announced plans for an 8,000 tonne heavy lift crane »

Ramirent agrees deal with JM

Ramirent agrees deal with JM

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

International rental company Ramirent has signed a ‘frame agreement’ with JM in Sweden »

Cranes and access for Russian aerospace

Cranes and access for Russian aerospace

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Academician MF Reshetnev (JSC/ISS) has taken delivery of 15 new JLG lifts and one new Valla 25E »

Brian Sylvester 1943-2016

Brian Sylvester 1943-2016

April 5, 2016 | Comments (4)

We have received the sad news that UK crane operator, technician and salesman Brian Sylvester has died »

More Tadanos for Emsley

More Tadanos for Emsley

April 5, 2016 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Emsley Crane Hire has taken delivery of two new 40 tonne Tadano ATF 40G-2’s »

More Palfinger Sanys for Yapi Merkezi

More Palfinger Sanys for Yapi Merkezi

April 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Turkish contractor Yapi Merkezi has placed a follow up order with Palfinger Sany worth $3.2 million »

Crane overturn in Texas

Crane overturn in Texas

April 5, 2016 | Comments (4)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Highway 99, near West Belfort, to the west of Houston yesterday. »

New Grove dealer for Hungary

New Grove dealer for Hungary

April 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sales and rental company Axiál has been appointed as the new Grove mobile crane distributor for Hungary »

Vertikal Bauma is now online

Vertikal Bauma is now online

April 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Vertikal Guide to Bauma 2016 is now online and available to read or download »

Pick & carry overturn

Pick & carry overturn

April 4, 2016 | Comments (9)

An articulated pick & carry crane have overturned this morning on a site in Melbourne, Australia »

Liebherr to unveil 450 tonner

Liebherr to unveil 450 tonner

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

It would appear that Liebherr’s mystery eight axle All Terrain will be the 450 tonne LTM 1450-8.1. »

Fatal load drop

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday on a job site near Kapar, Malaysia when a crane dropped a generator that it was lifting »

Zoomlion profit plunge

Zoomlion profit plunge

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane and construction equipment manufacturer Zoomlion has reported a 95.5 percent fall in pre-tax profits »

Another Böcker in UK

Another Böcker in UK

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Steve Foster Crane Hire has purchased a new Böcker AK44-4000 »

100t Terex  for Duffy

100t Terex for Duffy

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Duffy Crane & Hauling has taken delivery of a new 100 tonne Terex AC100/4L All Terrain crane »

Zoomlion appoints P&J Arcomet

Zoomlion appoints P&J Arcomet

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion has confirmed the appointment of P&J Arcomet as its exclusive tower crane distributor for N America »

New eight tonne Maeda

New eight tonne Maeda

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Maeda is to launch an all new eight tonne capacity spider crane at Bauma »

Indian Ocean spider

Indian Ocean spider

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Unic Cranes Europe has agreed a partnership with material handling and rental company DMP »

New Tadano for Mann

New Tadano for Mann

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Mann Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 40 tonne Tadano ATF 40G-2 »

Female engineer takes award

Female engineer takes award

March 30, 2016 | Comments (2)

Katie Long has won Best Apprentice of the Year for under 25s in the UK’s 2016 Woman in Construction awards »

New sales manager for IMT

New sales manager for IMT

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based loader crane manufacturer/distributor IMT has promoted Tom Wallace to sales manager. »

Potain for Multi-crane

Potain for Multi-crane

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Multi-Crane International has taken delivery of a new 12 tonne Potain MDT 308 flat top tower crane »

Iraqi contract win for ALE

Iraqi contract win for ALE

March 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

ALE has won an exclusive supply contract for the Karbala Refinery Project in Central Iraq »

Schot expands fleet

Schot expands fleet

March 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lifting and haulage company Schot Verticaal Transport has ordered 12 new Liebherr cranes »

Storm takes crane jib

Storm takes crane jib

March 28, 2016 | Comments (4)

The jib of a luffing tower crane was blown over the back last night as strong winds hit London in the UK. »

Senior management changes at Tat Hong

Senior management changes at Tat Hong

March 24, 2016 | Comments (1)

Tat Hong deputy managing director Sun Ho ‘Tony’ Ng is resigning, effective the end of the month »

Terex to seek binding offer from Zoomlion

Terex to seek binding offer from Zoomlion

March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex has confirmed the $31 increased offer from Zoomlion and will hold talks to seek a binding offer »

Liebherr delivers 500th LTM 1500-8.1

Liebherr delivers 500th LTM 1500-8.1

March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

German crane rental and heavy haulage company Riga Mainz has taken delivery of the 500th LTM 1500-8.1 »

New Grove for Telekrane

New Grove for Telekrane

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Telekrane Engl has taken delivery of a new 60 tonne Grove GMK3060 All Terrain crane »

Six Terex RTG’s for Egypt

Six Terex RTG’s for Egypt

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling has ordered six Terex diesel-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes »

Second LTM 1500-8.1 for King

Second LTM 1500-8.1 for King

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company King Lifting has taken delivery of its second new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 »

The latests digital C&A is online

The latests digital C&A is online

March 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download. »

Crane owner barred

Crane owner barred

March 22, 2016 | Comments (3)

Christopher Etheridge the owner of UK based D & R Pike Crane Hire has been disqualified as a director »

Cargotec appoints new CFO

Cargotec appoints new CFO

March 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hiab and Kalmar owner Cargotec has appointed Mikko Puolakka as chief financial officer »

First new crane for WaveTrade

First new crane for WaveTrade

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

WaveTrade has taken delivery of a new 60 tonne Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1, the company’s first new crane »

Three more truck mounts for Prolift

Three more truck mounts for Prolift

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

Prolift Access has purchased three new 21 metre Zed21.JH mounted on 3.5 tonne Nissan NT400 chassis »

Second 300 tonner for Regel

Second 300 tonner for Regel

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

Albert Regel has taken delivery of its second 300 tonne, six axle Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 »

11 new Tadanos for JTC

11 new Tadanos for JTC

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

Qatar based crane rental company JTC has taken delivery of 11 new Tadano cranes. »

Manitowoc Crane to restructure

Manitowoc Crane to restructure

March 18, 2016 | Comments (2)

Manitowoc Crane is planning further cost reductions in order to match current demand levels and improve efficiency »

Hanging in the trees

Hanging in the trees

March 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spotted this week in the UK a boom lift and crane being used to trim a large tree, but not in a good way »

Palfinger Sany to test EU market

Palfinger Sany to test EU market

March 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany has announced that it is ready to launch its mobile crane products in Europe »

National accounts promotion at Ainscough

National accounts promotion at Ainscough

March 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has promoted Vince Ramsden to head of national accounts. »

Kran & Bühne Digital

Kran & Bühne Digital

March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

The latest digital version of Kran & Bühne magazine is now online and available to read or download »

Cadman Cranes adds LTM 1160-5.2

Cadman Cranes adds LTM 1160-5.2

March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK-based Cadman Cranes has taken delivery of a new Liebherr 180 tonne LTM 1160-5.2 All Terrain crane »

Falcon hit with £850,000

Falcon hit with £850,000

March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based Falcon Crane Hire has been handed down fines of £750,000 plus costs of £100,000 »

LTC 1050-3.1 for Waligora

LTC 1050-3.1 for Waligora

March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

German mover Waligora has taken delivery of a Liebherr 50 tonne LTC 1050-3.1 City-type AT »

Terex Port to cut 240 jobs

Terex Port to cut 240 jobs

March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex is planning to cut 240 jobs at its industrial crane and port divisions in Germany »

Zoomlion ups its offer for Terex

Zoomlion ups its offer for Terex

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane company Zoomlion has raised its takeover bid for Terex by a dollar a share, taking it to $31 »

Last chance for Jobs

Last chance for Jobs

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit a crane, access or telehandler person or looking for a new job don't miss the deadline »

Fourth Kobelco for Q Crane

Fourth Kobelco for Q Crane

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q Crane & Plant Hire has taken delivery of its fourth Kobelco crawler crane in 12 months »

New York to revert to normal crane rules

New York to revert to normal crane rules

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

New York city looks set to drop its recently introduced rules for crawler cranes working in the city »

Isoli goes with TVH in Benelux

Isoli goes with TVH in Benelux

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Isoli has appointed TVH Equipment as its exclusive distributor in Belgium and Luxemburg »

Kalmar RTGs for Egypt

Kalmar RTGs for Egypt

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has sold four 41 tonne Kalmar E-One2 ’s to Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company »

Jekko goes with JT

Jekko goes with JT

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Italian spider and pick & carry crane manufacturer Jekko has appointed JT Cranes as UK distributor »

GGR’s training centre takes shape

GGR’s training centre takes shape

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

GGR Group will open a new training centre this summer, with the new structure now watertight »

Acquisitions save Manitex

Acquisitions save Manitex

March 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitex has published its full year results with revenues up more than 50 percent thanks to PM and ASV »

Crane company steps in

Crane company steps in

March 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

A Vancouver crane company has been in the news after offering jobs to two homeless men sent from Saskatchewan »

Crane collapse in North Sea

Crane collapse in North Sea

March 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

A crane boom collapsed yesterday on the Murchison Platform between Norway and UK, no one was injured »

Full suit of Katos for Reeds

Full suit of Katos for Reeds

March 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Reeds (Bray) Cranes has purchased the full range of new Kato CityRange cranes »

Lifting a thousand bags

Lifting a thousand bags

March 8, 2016 | Comments (3)

Mammoet has devised a safer and more rapid solution for unloading bulk bags from ships »

Wind takes self-erector

Wind takes self-erector

March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto a house near Lausanne in Switzerland on Friday. »

First Liebherr for Crowland

First Liebherr for Crowland

March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company, Crowland Cranes has purchased its first Liebherr, a 50 tonne LTC 1050-3.1 »

Crane operator fatality

March 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

A crane operator working on a highway construction job in Arkansas died last week while carrying out a lift »

Ahern Deutschland expands

Ahern Deutschland expands

March 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ahern Deutschland has appointed a new sales representative and realigned its sales territories into three »

Eric Echart leaves Manitowoc

Eric Echart leaves Manitowoc

March 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Eric Etchart has formally retired from Manitowoc in order to pursue a number of other business interests »

Crawler crane overturn

Crawler crane overturn

March 6, 2016 | Comments (2)

A crawler crane on foundation work overturned on Friday in West Palm Beach, Florida, after the drill bit caught »

Manitowoc splits

Manitowoc splits

March 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Manitowoc has completed the spin-off of Manitowoc Foodservice as an independent public company »

Gary Kennedy 1954-2016

Gary Kennedy 1954-2016

March 4, 2016 | Comments (2)

We have received the sad news that Gary Kennedy sales office manager at RaycoWylie in the UK has died »

Bauma build up

Bauma build up

March 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

The on site build up for Bauma is underway if you want to take a look you can log on to the web cam »

Administration for Quality Contract Lifting

Administration for Quality Contract Lifting

March 3, 2016 | Comments (3)

UK based crane rental company Quality Contract Lifting was placed into administration yesterday. »

Spierings for Thomas and Ainscough

Spierings for Thomas and Ainscough

March 3, 2016 | Comments (1)

Dutch mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings delivered two new six axle SK1265-AT6 in the UK last month. »

Green Stickers for foundation cranes

Green Stickers for foundation cranes

March 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has partnered with the Piling & Foundation Specialists Federation »

First UK project for Mega Jack 800

First UK project for Mega Jack 800

March 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Heavy transport and lifting company ALE is preparing for the Mega Jack 800’s first UK project »

Crane collapse on bridge job

Crane collapse on bridge job

March 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

The boom of a ringer crane collapsed on Feb 19th while working on a bridge on the Ohio River »

Sennebogens for Seaway

Sennebogens for Seaway

March 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dutch international Oil and gas contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting has purchased two Sennebogen crawler cranes »

New hydraulics company

New hydraulics company

March 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

A new company - Integrated Hydraulics Solutions (IHS) - has opened in Sheffield, UK »

Nic Hamilton to host Vertikal Days awards

Nic Hamilton to host Vertikal Days awards

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

This year's Stars of the Future apprentice awards will be held at Vertikal Days with Nic Hamilton the host »

Two tower crane falls in France

Two tower crane falls in France

March 1, 2016 | Comments (2)

A tower crane collapsed on a job site on the south side of Nantes, France, on Thursday »

New York forms crane panel

New York forms crane panel

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

New York has appointed a ‘technical working group’with the aim of introducing new rules for crawler cranes »

Near miss in UK

Near miss in UK

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A large All Terrain crane suffered an outrigger beam failure on a job in Southern England last week. »

Boom truck overturn in Texas

Boom truck overturn in Texas

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned on a highway in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday while installing overhead gantry beams »

Falcon pleads guilty

Falcon pleads guilty

February 29, 2016 | Comments (3)

UK based Falcon Crane Hire has pleaded guilty to charges relating to the Battersea tower crane collapse in 2006, after charges against MD Doug Genge were dropped. »

More port cranes to Hutchison

More port cranes to Hutchison

February 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions is to supply two more Terex ship-to-shore cranes to TICTS Hutchison Port Holdings »

Outriggerpads expands Hi Viz range

Outriggerpads expands Hi Viz range

February 29, 2016 | Comments (1)

IAPS owned Outriggerpads has expanded its Hi Viz range with two new spreader plates »

H&E slips

H&E slips

February 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based sales and rental company H&E Equipment has reported lower full year revenues and profits »

Sales manager for Magna in France

Sales manager for Magna in France

February 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Crane/Off Road tyre supplier Magna Tyres has appointed Christophe Cantou as sales manager for the South of France »

Getting ready for the Oscars

Getting ready for the Oscars

February 26, 2016 | Comments (5)

The annual Academy Awards/the Oscars will be announced this weekend and a telehandler is helping set up »

Five new Spierings for Mammoet

Five new Spierings for Mammoet

February 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Mammoet Nederland has placed an order for five new four axle Spierings SK 597-AT4 mobile tower cranes »

New Grove GMK 4100L

New Grove GMK 4100L

February 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Grove will launch a more compact 100t GMK 4100L All Terrain crane, the with improved capacities »

Double fatality in man basket

Double fatality in man basket

February 26, 2016 | Comments (3)

Two men in a man basket died when the jib of a luffing tower crane collapsed in Opole, Poland »

Terex pushes Zoomlion for more

Terex pushes Zoomlion for more

February 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex has told Zoomlion that it will need to improve its $3.3 billion offer if it is to drop its merger with Konecranes »

Five Liebherr ATs for Bryn Thomas

Five Liebherr ATs for Bryn Thomas

February 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Bryn Thomas Cranes has purchased five new Liebherr All-Terrain cranes »

New Spierings for Quinto

New Spierings for Quinto

February 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Quinto Crane and Plant has taken delivery of a four axle Spierings SK 597-AT4 »

Liebherrs for Kiesabbau Wiedemann

Liebherrs for Kiesabbau Wiedemann

February 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dragline rental company Kiesabbau Wiedemann has taken delivery of four Liebherr duty cycle cranes »

Six Groves for Nordic

Six Groves for Nordic

February 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Norwegian crane rental company Nordic Crane has taken delivery of six new Grove All Terrain cranes »

Change at the top for Rami

Change at the top for Rami

February 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has appointed a new chief executive, Tapio Kolunsarka who will replace Magnus Rosén »

Tower crane fire and collapse in Melbourne

Tower crane fire and collapse in Melbourne

February 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

A tower crane jib came down in Melbourne, Australia today following a fire in the engine compartment »

More senior appointments at Hewden

More senior appointments at Hewden

February 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane, access and telehandler rental company Hewden has made several senior appointments »

New VP engineering for Trojan

New VP engineering for Trojan

February 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based Trojan Battery has appointed Michael Everett as senior vice president of engineering »

New York crane rules affecting construction

New York crane rules affecting construction

February 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Construction companies in New York are being affected by the Cities stricter rules on the use of crawler cranes »

Maeda launches new mini crane

Maeda launches new mini crane

February 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Maeda has unveiled its new six tonne capacity CC1485S-1 mini crawler crane. »

Crane operator fired for refusing high wind working

Crane operator fired for refusing high wind working

February 22, 2016 | Comments (2)

A crane operator in Israel has lost her job after refusing to work in strong winds that reportedly put her at risk »

Terex suspends work on Konecranes deal

Terex suspends work on Konecranes deal

February 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex has suspended all integration work on its merger with Finland's Konecranes »

Ritchie Bros acquires Mascus

Ritchie Bros acquires Mascus

February 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ritchie Bros has acquired online equipment listing service Mascus International Holding »

Five new Liebherrs for ALL

Five new Liebherrs for ALL

February 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

The ALL crane and access rental group has ordered five new Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

Manitowoc adds Columbian service centre

Manitowoc adds Columbian service centre

February 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

E McAllister has been appointed to handle after sales support for Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Columbia »

Another fatal load drop

Another fatal load drop

February 19, 2016 | Comments (2)

A man was killed and one injured when a sling broke as a crane lifted a generator in Hannover, NJ yesterday »

Rescue crane overturn

Rescue crane overturn

February 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

A wrecker crane overturned yesterday in Mason City, Iowa, while removing a burnt out trailer on the highway »

Another AC700 for Wiesbauer

Another AC700 for Wiesbauer

February 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Wiesbauer has taken delivery of its new 700 tonne Terex AC700 »

Tough quarter for Terex Cranes

Tough quarter for Terex Cranes

February 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported another tough quarter in terms of both revenues and profits »

Three Böckers for Graham Jones

Three Böckers for Graham Jones

February 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Graham Jones Crane Hire has purchased three Böcker truck mounted cranes »

Zoomlion confirms Terex bid

Zoomlion confirms Terex bid

February 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane and equipment manufacturer Zoomlion has confirmed its $3.3 billion bid for Terex this morning »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download »

Fatal load drop

Fatal load drop

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday on a building site in Weybridge, UK when a load of steel was dropped during unloading »

Tat Hong slips into the red

Tat Hong slips into the red

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane rental company Tat Hong has posted a loss in the quarter to the end of December »

First MLC650 in Korea

First MLC650 in Korea

February 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

South Korean rental company Shinui Petra has taken delivery of the first Manitowoc MLC650 in the country »

New company for Ron Defeo

New company for Ron Defeo

February 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ex-Terex chief executive Ron Defeo has taken up a new full time job as chief executive of Kennametal »

Sparrows & Miguel

Sparrows & Miguel

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Oil & gas lifting services provider Sparrows Group has extended its operations to Trinidad and Tobago »

Hiab & Kalmar soar

Hiab & Kalmar soar

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hiab/Kalmar owner Cargotec has reported a strong year and fourth quarter for the two companies »

Strong pick up for Rami

Strong pick up for Rami

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has reported a strong fourth quarter almost doubling profits »

India’s first Terex Explorer 5800

India’s first Terex Explorer 5800

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

H N Construction of Bokaro Steel City, India, has taken delivery of a new Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain crane. »

Last chance for Jobs

Last chance for Jobs

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit a crane, access or telehandler person or looking for a new job don't miss the deadline »

Tadano up eight

Tadano up eight

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tadano has released its third quarter results with an eight percent YTD rise in both sales and profits »

Huisman CEO departs

Huisman CEO departs

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy crane manufacturer Huisman has announced the immediate departure of CEO André Meijer »

New Valla crawler

New Valla crawler

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitex Valla has delivered the first units of an all new nine tonne pick & carry crawler crane, the 90TRX »

Manitou takes Man’go to OZ

Manitou takes Man’go to OZ

February 10, 2016 | Comments (1)

Manitou is launching its new 33ft Man’go 12, 4x4 articulated boom lift in Australia »

Genie updates  GTH-844

Genie updates GTH-844

February 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Genie has unveiled an updated version of its 3.6 tonne/13.36 metre North American GTH-844 telehandler »

Excavator does not make a good crane

Excavator does not make a good crane

February 9, 2016 | Comments (2)

An excavator being used as a crane to lift a large suspended load overturned into Tampa Bay, Florida »

Mammoet sells salvage business

Mammoet sells salvage business

February 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has sold its Salvage business to Koole Contractors, which will rebrand as Koole Mammoet Salvage »

Ainscough drivers strike again

Ainscough drivers strike again

February 9, 2016 | Comments (1)

Crane operators at UK rental company Ainscough were out on strike yesterday in their second one day stoppage »

ALE takes 240 Scheuerle SPMTs

ALE takes 240 Scheuerle SPMTs

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

ALE has taken delivery of 240 Scheuerle Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) axle lines »

Big Crawler for Hanchang

Big Crawler for Hanchang

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

South Korean based Hanchang Heavy Equipment has taken delivery of an Liebherr 11000 crawler crane »

Tat Hong releases Chinese crane results

Tat Hong releases Chinese crane results

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong Holdings has released results for its Chinese tower crane rental business prior to flotation »

Link Belt HTT for Bauma

Link Belt HTT for Bauma

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Link Belt will launch its new 100 tonne HTT-86110 Telescopic Truck Terrain crane at bauma »

New records for Palfinger

New records for Palfinger

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has posted its results for 2015, showing a strong improvement in both revenues and profits. »

Large crawler overturns in Manhattan

Large crawler overturns in Manhattan

February 5, 2016 | Comments (10)

A large crawler crane has overturned in Lower Manhattan, New York this morning, killing one person and injuring two others »

Crane roll and rescue

Crane roll and rescue

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain ran off the road and rolled down a bank on the island of Usedom in Northern Germany »

New Grove dealer for Indonesia

New Grove dealer for Indonesia

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

PT SH Machinery Indonesia has been appointed as Grove All Terrain crane distributor for Indonesia »

New crane catches fire

New crane catches fire

February 5, 2016 | Comments (1)

A new All Terrain crane caught fire and was badly damaged on the A9 road near Trockau, Bavaria. »

Link Belt’s top 5

Link Belt’s top 5

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has announced its top five distributors for 2015, based sales and marketing of Link-Belt cranes »

Heavy lift record

Heavy lift record

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

The world's largest self-propelled single boom crane vessel has achieved a new heavy lift record. »

Fatal fall from crane

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

An electrician at a GM plant in Ohio fell to his death from the overhead crane he was working on this Tuesday »

27 straddle carriers for New Jersey

27 straddle carriers for New Jersey

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

New Jersey-based Maher Terminals has ordered 27 Kalmar ESC350 straddle carriers »

New fibre rope crane from MacGregor

New fibre rope crane from MacGregor

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

MacGregor has introduced a fibre-rope crane for the offshore industry in partnership with Parkburn »

Jekko pipe manipulator

Jekko pipe manipulator

February 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Italian mini crane manufacturer Jekko has launched a new pipe manipulator attachment for its SPX 1040 »

Australian partner for Parker

Australian partner for Parker

February 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Parker Hannifin has appointed EnerMech Australia as distributor in the Australian oil and gas sector »

Revenues rise at Kobelco Cranes

Revenues rise at Kobelco Cranes

February 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kobe Steel has published third quarter results with higher revenues but lower profits in the Crane business »

Kalmar to shift stacking cranes to China

Kalmar to shift stacking cranes to China

February 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has announced plans to move its Automatic Stacking Crane production to China »

UK's first  Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1

UK's first Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Lee Lifting Services has added the UK’s first LTC 1050-3.1 to its fleet »

Ainscough strike goes ahead

Ainscough strike goes ahead

February 1, 2016 | Comments (19)

The first one day strike at UK crane rental company Ainscough has begun with pickets outside some depots »

Sennebogen dragline for RDR in NZ

Sennebogen dragline for RDR in NZ

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Pace Cranes has delivered a Sennebogen dragline to Rangitata Diversion Race Management in New Zealand. »

Manitowoc Crane to raise $250 million

Manitowoc Crane to raise $250 million

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc is to raise $250 million to pay off corporate debt prior to the spin off of its food service division »

Record year for Liebherr

Record year for Liebherr

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has issued its full year revenues, prior to the publication of its annual report in June »

Manitowoc mothballs Brazilian plant

Manitowoc mothballs Brazilian plant

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has suspended crane production at its Passo Fundo plant in Brazil, »

First new Kato in Scotland

First new Kato in Scotland

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Scotland's Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 35 tonne Kato CR-350Ri »

Digital Kran & Bühne

Digital Kran & Bühne

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

The latest digital version of Kran & Bühne magazine is now online and available to read or download, »

First Liebherr for Central

First Liebherr for Central

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based Central Crane Hire (Hull) has taken delivery of its first Liebherr a 60 tonne three axle LTM 1060-3.1 »

Manitowoc ends 19% down

Manitowoc ends 19% down

January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has published its full year results, revenues fell 19 percent with a steeper drop in profits »

Softer quarter for United

Softer quarter for United

January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

United Rentals has ended the year with revenues up almost three percent, while profits were over 13 percent higher. »

Tat Hong goes negative

Tat Hong goes negative

January 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane group Tat Hong has indicated that it will report a loss for the third quarter. »

ALE plans 3,400 tonne capacity jib

ALE plans 3,400 tonne capacity jib

January 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

ALE plans to build a 3,400 tonne capacity, heavy-duty jib for its ultra-heavy lift AL.SK190 and AL.SK350 cranes »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

January 27, 2016 | Comments (5)

A lattice truck crane overturned yesterday in American Fork, Utah, resulting in the death of a banksman »

Zoomlion bids for Terex

Zoomlion bids for Terex

January 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Terex has confirmed that it has received an unsolicited acquisition proposal from Chinese crane makler Zoomlion »

First Liebherr for Coussens

First Liebherr for Coussens

January 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Coussens of Bexhill has taken delivery of its first new Liebherr crane an LTM 1160-5.2 »

Ainscough operators to strike

Ainscough operators to strike

January 25, 2016 | Comments (96)

Operators at UK crane rental company Ainscough have voted for strike action and rejected a two year pay offer »

Business development manager for Straightpoint

Business development manager for Straightpoint

January 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK based load weighing company Straightpoint has appointed David Mullard as business development manager »

Unintended luffing

Unintended luffing

January 22, 2016 | Comments (2)

As two cranes lowered an oil drilling platform the weight of the load caused some unintended consequences »

Soft Texas verge

Soft Texas verge

January 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

A truck transporting a Rough Terrain crane overturned in Victoria, Texas on Tuesday »

21 new cranes for Hewden

21 new cranes for Hewden

January 20, 2016 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Hewden has started taking delivery of 21 new Tadano cranes, ranging up to 220 tonnes »

Grove to launch new RT at Bauma

Grove to launch new RT at Bauma

January 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Grove will unveil a new 90 tonne Rough Terrain crane, the GRT8100 at bauma in April »

Rostock takes the lead for Liebherr Maritime

Rostock takes the lead for Liebherr Maritime

January 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liebherr is centralising design, sales and customer service for maritime cranes at its Rostock plant in Germany »

12 heavy lift cranes order for MacGregor

12 heavy lift cranes order for MacGregor

January 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Marine crane manufacturer MacGregor has won an order for 12 450 tonne heavy-lift cranes »

First UK Liftace 5-31 reach stacker

First UK Liftace 5-31 reach stacker

January 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Port of Blyth has taken delivery of the first Terex Liftace 5-31 reachstacker in the UK »

Crane hits power lines

Crane hits power lines

January 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Two men died and two burned in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday when a crane's boom touched a power line »

Tony Green 1933 – 2016

Tony Green 1933 – 2016

January 15, 2016 | Comments (3)

We have received the news that Tony Green of lifting gear supplier Taunton Lifting Services has died UPDATED »

Dropped boom

Dropped boom

January 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

A barge mounted crawler crane in New York dropped its boom in the early hours Thursday morning »

Crane on stilts

Crane on stilts

January 15, 2016 | Comments (3)

A photo sent in by a UK reader shows a self-erecting tower crane with a natural base with a difference »

Another Kobelco CKE135G for BPH

Another Kobelco CKE135G for BPH

January 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK-based BPH Equipment has received its sixth 135 tonne Kobelco CKE1350G lattice boom crawler crane »

Crane overturn in Gdansk

Crane overturn in Gdansk

January 15, 2016 | Comments (1)

A dockside crane overturned in Gdansk, Poland yesterday, injuring the crane operator and another man »

Hewden acquires Interlift

Hewden acquires Interlift

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane, access and telehandler rental company Hewden has acquired lifting gear supplier Interlift »

Crane off road

Crane off road

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain crane ran onto the verge of a road in Suffolk, UK, causing significant traffic disruption yesterday. »

13 big Manitowocs for Maxim

13 big Manitowocs for Maxim

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based Maxim Crane is taking delivery of 13 new Manitowoc crawler cranes, including five 16000 eight MLC 650 »

Crane boom over the road

Crane boom over the road

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

The boom of a Rough Terrain crane slewed over the side as it was being transported down I-69, in Indiana »

Crane overturns in San Diego

Crane overturns in San Diego

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned at a road construction site on Route 15 in San Diego yesterday »

Crane operator injured in Brussels UPDATED

January 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was reported to have been badly injured in Brussels on Tuesday »

Tree takes crane out

Tree takes crane out

January 13, 2016 | Comments (2)

A truck crane overturned in Anderson Indiana yesterday while removing a tree at Anderson University »

Clean fuel for Mammoet Netherlands

Clean fuel for Mammoet Netherlands

January 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lift company Mammoet is switching from diesel to Shell GTL fuel on its cranes and trucks »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

January 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download. »

Four 500t Liebherrs for Amquip

Four 500t Liebherrs for Amquip

January 12, 2016 | Comments (1)

US based AmQuip Crane Rental has ordered four new 500 tonne Liebherr LR 1500 crawler cranes »

OSHA settles fatal overturn

OSHA settles fatal overturn

January 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

OSHA has settled with Mass Bay Electrical over a fatal crane/platform overturning incident in 2014 »

Link Belt upgrades HTC-3140

Link Belt upgrades HTC-3140

January 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Link Belt is upgrading its 120 tonne HTC-3140 and long boom HTC-3140LB truck cranes »

One Stop Rigging

One Stop Rigging

January 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Danish company Fyns Kran Udstyr has launched a concept, it is calling One Stop Rigging – OSR for short »

Leaning tower rescued

Leaning tower rescued

January 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

A tower crane had to be quickly dismantled yesterday as it began to lose stability near Zurich, Switzerland »

New COO for Ringpower

New COO for Ringpower

January 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ringpower Corp, the Florida based crane dealer has appointed David Alban as chief operating officer »

Auburn Crane to the rescue

Auburn Crane to the rescue

January 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

17 miners stuck 275 metres down a lift shaft in Lansing, New York were rescued on Wednesday night by a crane »

New branch for H&E

New branch for H&E

January 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment has opened a new branch in Benicia, California, on the north east side of San Francisco, »

Lomma files for bankruptcy

Lomma files for bankruptcy

January 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

New York crane owner James Lomma has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in face of $96 million compensation claim »

Crane boom down

Crane boom down

January 7, 2016 | Comments (1)

A crawler crane boom came down onto a barge from which another crane was working in Florida yesterday. »

CE version of Smart-Rig crane

CE version of Smart-Rig crane

January 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based Smart-Rig Cranes has introduced a CE certified version of its S1 micro crane, the S1 Global. »

Crane collapse on Thai bridge

Crane collapse on Thai bridge

January 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

A tower crane lost its jib this morning on a bridge construction near Ayutthaya in Thailand injuring 13 »

Liebherr Canada expands

Liebherr Canada expands

January 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Liebherr Canada has opened its expanded facility in Burlington, Ontario and promoted Tim Petersen to MD »

Kevin Parkes takes over at Finning UK

Kevin Parkes takes over at Finning UK

January 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ex Hewden CEO Kevin Parkes will take over as MD of Finning UK/Ireland at the start of next month »

Who recognises this crane?

Who recognises this crane?

January 2, 2016 | Comments (3)

A reader has sent us a photograph of a truck mounted crane on a Foden chassis, but who made the superstructure? »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2016 | Comments (1)

We wish you all a very happy, healthy, safe and fantastically prosperous year in 2016. »

CIT to provide Sany finance

CIT to provide Sany finance

December 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

CIT Equipment Finance has signed a finance programme supply agreement with Sany America »

Manitex sells Load King

Manitex sells Load King

December 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitex has sold its Load King trailer division to Utility One Source, for $6.5 million in cash »

KBW forms new partnership

KBW forms new partnership

December 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

KBW, the owner of Raimondi tower cranes has formed a partnership with Brazilian company Progen »

New CEO for Manitowoc Cranes

New CEO for Manitowoc Cranes

December 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has appointed Barry L. Pennypacker as chief executive, effective immediately »

Manitou appoints Walter Payton

Manitou appoints Walter Payton

December 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitou has appointed Chicago based Walter Payton as a dealer for its full range of telehandlers »

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

For many, probably most, of our readers the Christmas celebrations are upon us, and we will all certainly be joining in »

Tower crane fire in Singapore

Tower crane fire in Singapore

December 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane in Singapore burst into flames this morning after it was apparently struck by lightning »

Outrigger safety alert

Outrigger safety alert

December 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

WorkCover Queensland has issued a safety alert highlighting the risks of inadequate support under outrigger feet »

Bonfiglioli acquires O&K Antriebstechnik

Bonfiglioli acquires O&K Antriebstechnik

December 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bonfiglioli has acquired a majority stake in German crawler crane transmission manufacturer O&K Antriebstechnik »

Baldwins hit for £900,000

Baldwins hit for £900,000

December 22, 2015 | Comments (6)

UK based Baldwins Crane Hire has been fined £700,000 plus £200,000 in costs after being found guilty of corporate manslaughter for the death of its operator Lindsay Easton »

New head of manufacturing at Ace

New head of manufacturing at Ace

December 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

US overhead crane company Ace has promoted Kevin Beavers to vice president of crane manufacturing. »

Another tree another crane

Another tree another crane

December 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

A truck mounted crane overturned in Plymouth, Massachusetts yesterday while lifting tree sections »

Wynne takes Rentalresult

Wynne takes Rentalresult

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based rental software supplier Wynne Systems has acquired rentalresult owner Result Group »

Kobelco to merge Cranes and Construction

Kobelco to merge Cranes and Construction

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Construction Machinery and Kobelco Cranes have announced the decision today to merge the businesses »

400 tonner for Mammoet Deutschland

400 tonner for Mammoet Deutschland

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mammoet Deutschland has taken delivery of a new 400 tonne Liebherr All Terrain crane »

40 years with Liebherr

40 years with Liebherr

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Contractor Anton Schick has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 All Terrain crane »

40 years of BPH

40 years of BPH

December 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crawler and foundation crane specialist BPH Equipment has celebrated its 40th anniversary this week »

Bigger Jekko pick & carry crane

Bigger Jekko pick & carry crane

December 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

Jekko has introduced a new electric pick & carry crane, the five tonne Minipicker MPK50 »

More Tadano ATs for Sims

More Tadano ATs for Sims

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Florida, US based Sims Crane & Equipment has taken delivery of 17 new Tadano ATF All Terrain cranes »

Comansa launches new 21LC450

Comansa launches new 21LC450

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Comansa has launched a new 21LC450 flat top tower crane and made changes to the LC2100 series »

New Jekko dealer for Denmark

New Jekko dealer for Denmark

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jekko has appointed Tvis Vognmands Forretning as its spider crane dealer for Denmark. »

Mammoet expands US crane fleet

Mammoet expands US crane fleet

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch international heavy lift company Mammoet is expanding its US rental fleet with a $100 million investment »

Five guilty of Mecca crane disaster

Five guilty of Mecca crane disaster

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Five senior technical and engineering officials are likely to be charged in Mecca crane overturn »

Ramirent announces management changes

Ramirent announces management changes

December 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent is changing its senior management structure and has confirmed the appointment of Pierre Brorsson CFO »

Last chance to participate

Last chance to participate

December 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Time is running out to participate in our annual rental rate survey, forms are on on-line »

Fassi extends small crane range

Fassi extends small crane range

December 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Fassi has continued to upgrade its small crane range with the launch of two new models »

Tower crane operator fatality

Tower crane operator fatality

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

A luffing jib tower crane operator has died in his cab after suffering a cardiac arrest on a site in London »

New ATs for Floßdorf

New ATs for Floßdorf

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane and heavy haulage contractor Dietmar Floßdorf has added two new Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

A miraculous escape

A miraculous escape

December 11, 2015 | Comments (4)

Two men survived a high speed collision with the counterweight from a foundation crane in Singapore »

Leaving the road abruptly

Leaving the road abruptly

December 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane left the road yesterday near Coucourde between Lyon and Avignon, blocking the D74 »

Bauma acquires CTT

Bauma acquires CTT

December 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Messe München owner of bauma - has acquired the big Russian equipment exhibition - CTT Expo »

Essex Crane to delist

Essex Crane to delist

December 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Essex has decided to delist its shares and withdraw registration with the SEC »

Hewden exits cabin hire

Hewden exits cabin hire

December 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Hewden has sold its cabin hire/portable accommodation business to the Warnick group, for an undisclosed sum. »

Guylain Turgeon joins Equippo

Guylain Turgeon joins Equippo

December 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ex Ritchies senior executive Guylain Turgeon has joined Swiss online equipment trader Equippo as a partner »

Modulift adds to distribution network

Modulift adds to distribution network

December 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Modulift has appointed Green Line Colombia and Saudi Dutest to sell its products in Columbia and Saudi Arabia »

Two Liebherr luffers for MoMA Tower

Two Liebherr luffers for MoMA Tower

December 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

The first of two Liebherr 710 HC-L luffing tower cranes is on the MoMA Tower jobsite in New York City. »

Imperial Crane snaps up Speedway

Imperial Crane snaps up Speedway

December 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Imperial Crane Services has acquired Speedway Crane, of Joliet, Illinois »

TII acquires Tratec

TII acquires Tratec

December 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

The German based TII group, has acquired the civilian products of Indian trailer manufacturer Tratec »

Unic 706 goes nuclear

Unic 706 goes nuclear

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK nuclear management contractor Magnox has taken delivery of a new Unic URW-706 spider crane »

10 Terex Gottwald harbour cranes to India

10 Terex Gottwald harbour cranes to India

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has taken orders for 10 diesel-electric harbour cranes from seven customers in India. »

Brisbane to Sydney by bike

Brisbane to Sydney by bike

December 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

Sebastian Wilkinson has cycled the 1,200km from Brisbane to Sydney in just under five days for Charity »

Self-erecting overturn

Self-erecting overturn

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday on a building site in Nussloch, near Heidelberg, Germany »

New Palfinger dealer in Israel

New Palfinger dealer in Israel

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Ha'argaz group has taken over the distribution of Palfinger cranes in Israel »

Georgia crane college opens

Georgia crane college opens

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

West Georgia Technical College has opened its new crane training centre in partnership with Crane Industry Services »

New director for ALE UK

New director for ALE UK

December 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

Heavy lift and transport company ALE has appointed Darren Adams as its new director for the UK business »

Six further LR1300 for Bhoir

Six further LR1300 for Bhoir

December 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Indian crane and offshore company Bhoir has ordered six new 300t Liebherr LR1300SX crawler cranes »

Brisbane crane acrobatics

Brisbane crane acrobatics

December 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man climbed the lattice boom and jib of a truck crane on Saturday night in Brisbane, Australia »

Ainscough acquires Specialist Crane

Ainscough acquires Specialist Crane

December 5, 2015 | Comments (8)

UK crane rental company Ainscough has acquired Specialist Crane Hire Ltd, in an all share deal »

Liebherr sells third LR13000

Liebherr sells third LR13000

December 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has sold its third 3,000 tonne LR 13000 crawler crane, the crane will ship to Mexico in the spring »

Ainscough adds new regional director

Ainscough adds new regional director

December 4, 2015 | Comments (21)

Anna Kingan has joined UK based Ainscough Crane Hire as operations director for the new South East Region »

New Böcker cranes for 2016

New Böcker cranes for 2016

December 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Böcker is planning to add three new aluminium cranes to its product line for 2016. »

8 large Tadano RTs for Bragg

8 large Tadano RTs for Bragg

December 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based rental company Bragg Crane Service has taken delivery of eight new Tadano GR-900XL RT cranes »

NY accepts CCO certifications

NY accepts CCO certifications

December 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

The New York City Department of Buildings has approved the CCO Rigger and Signalman certifications »

Baldwins guilty of corporate manslaughter

Baldwins guilty of corporate manslaughter

December 1, 2015 | Comments (23)

UK crane rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter »

Terry Marnock to retire

Terry Marnock to retire

December 1, 2015 | Comments (8)

Terry Marnock is to retire from Kranlyft at the end of this year after 35 years with the company »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital version of Kran & Bühne magazine is now online and available to read or download »

Digital VP for Cargotec

Digital VP for Cargotec

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cargotec - owner of Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor, has appointed Lasse Eriksson as vice president, digitalisation »

JMG crane for Mechstroymost

JMG crane for Mechstroymost

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Russian construction company Mechstroymost has purchased its first pick & carry crane,a JMG »

IMC buys 30 cranes from Prangl

IMC buys 30 cranes from Prangl

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

German used equipment sales company IMC has purchased 30 used cranes from Austria's Prangl »

New Record for Hi-Viz

New Record for Hi-Viz

November 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK contractor Balfour Beatty and Abbeyfield School have broken the World Record for people wearing hi-viz vests »

Cranes & Access is online

Cranes & Access is online

November 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download »

Marlboro takes LTM 1300

Marlboro takes LTM 1300

November 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

South Africa-based Marlboro Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Liebherr 300 tonne LTM 1300-6.2 »

Tilbury takes second LHM 550

Tilbury takes second LHM 550

November 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Forth Ports has purchased a second Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane for The Port of Tilbury, London. »

New record for Tadano

New record for Tadano

November 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano has issued its second quarter results with half year revenues exceeding ¥100 billion for the first time »

Crawler crane over in Virginia

Crawler crane over in Virginia

November 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane overturned yesterday on the site of a new elementary school in Manassas, Virginia »

Kalmar RTG cranes for Casablanca

Kalmar RTG cranes for Casablanca

November 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Marsa Maroc has ordered seven Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes for a new container terminal in Casablanca. »

Soft ground overturn

Soft ground overturn

November 24, 2015 | Comments (2)

A crane overturned at a refinery owned by Suncor in Commerce City, Colorodo on Saturday »

Terex Crawler for McCrossin

Terex Crawler for McCrossin

November 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Pennsylvania based contractor McCrossin has taken delivery of an 80 ton (72.5 tonnes) Terex HC 80 crawler crane »

Hewden restructures sales & marketing

Hewden restructures sales & marketing

November 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Hewden has appointed a new sales & marketing director and three new sales directors »

New Kato for Coussens

New Kato for Coussens

November 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane rental company Coussens of Bexhill has taken one of the first Kato CR-200Ri city cranes »

Link Belt opens Training and QA Centre

Link Belt opens Training and QA Centre

November 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has opened its new Training and Quality Assurance Centre in Lexington, Kentucky »

Refugees occupy tower cranes

Refugees occupy tower cranes

November 20, 2015 | Comments (2)

Eight refugees occupied two tower cranes at a construction site in Brussels earlier this week »

Luffing jib for Jekko SPX1275CDH

Luffing jib for Jekko SPX1275CDH

November 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch crane rental company Saan has purchased the first Jekko SPX1275CDH with hydraulic luffing jib »

Crane finds lost septic tank

Crane finds lost septic tank

November 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane lifting trees in New Hampshire yesterday overturned when an outrigger broke into an underground tank »

State of the art crane for Newport

State of the art crane for Newport

November 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based ABP has purchased a new Liebherr LHM 180 mobile harbour crane for the port of Newport »

Fatal tower crane collapse in Vietnam

Fatal tower crane collapse in Vietnam

November 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed into a busy street in Hai Phong, Vietnam, yesterday killing a man on a motor bike »

Profits halved at Tat Hong

Profits halved at Tat Hong

November 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has reported another tough quarter to the end of September, with profits more than halved »

Off to the South Pole

Off to the South Pole

November 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

A ship carrying a LiuGong TC250-4 truck crane to China’s Zhongshan station in Antarctica, has left Shanghai »

Steady third quarter at Lavendon

Steady third quarter at Lavendon

November 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based international rental company Lavendon has issued a positive third quarter trading statement »

Crane knocks man from platform

Crane knocks man from platform

November 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man was seriously injured yesterday in St. Paul im Lavanttal, Austria after he fell from a work platform »

Crane operator fatality

Crane operator fatality

November 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man operating a free standing tower crane died today in Mecca when it overturned onto him »

Solidarité

Solidarité

November 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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Tower crane comes knocking

Tower crane comes knocking

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane counterweight collided with a high rise hotel yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio »

Fifth AC700 for Wiesbauer

Fifth AC700 for Wiesbauer

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Wiesbauer has taken delivery of its fifth 700 tonne Terex AC700 »

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease

November 13, 2015 | Comments (1)

Spotted in Kortrijk Belgium last week, a young man riding a pallet suspended from a crane »

500 tonner for King

500 tonner for King

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company King Lifting has taken delivery of a new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 »

Sennebogen adds third UK dealer

Sennebogen adds third UK dealer

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has appointed the Molson Group to handle its Green line of timber/recycling material handlers »

A glimpse of LiftEx 2015

A glimpse of LiftEx 2015

November 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association is holding its annual conference this week in Liverpool, UK »

First Manitowoc MLC 650 in Australia

First Manitowoc MLC 650 in Australia

November 12, 2015 | Comments (2)

The first Manitowoc MCL650 in Australia has been delivered to Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift »

Virgin Valla

Virgin Valla

November 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Virgin Atlantic purchased a Valla 1725-48ES pick & carry crane for aircraft maintenance work at Gatwick »

Crane crushes toilet

Crane crushes toilet

November 12, 2015 | Comments (2)

A crawler crane overturned yesterday on a site in East Lansing, Michigan while placing concrete »

Saudi clarifies crane rules

Saudi clarifies crane rules

November 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

Saudi Arabia has issued new rules for tower cranes and crawler/mobile cranes with luffing jib combinations »

Fatal hook incident

Fatal hook incident

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator has died after he was hit in the head by a hook block in the South Tyrol region of Italy »

New premises for Felbermayr

New premises for Felbermayr

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Felbermayr, the Austrian based heavy lift and transport company has broken ground on new premises near Munich »

Tat Hong tower crane float

Tat Hong tower crane float

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has called an EGM to seek approval for the flotation of its Chinese tower crane business -Tat Hong Equipment Service »

The Pylon Men

The Pylon Men

November 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

A short British film from 1966 – The Pylon Men - shows how things have changed. »

Blue Hat takes on Tadano

Blue Hat takes on Tadano

November 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Blue Hat Crane of Kansas City has become a Tadano dealer and opened new headquarters »

Mixed quarter for Manitex

Mixed quarter for Manitex

November 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitex the US-based boom truck, crane and aerial lift manufacturer has reported a reasonably positive quarter »

New National Crane

New National Crane

November 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched the all new National NBT30H-2 boom truck targeted at the tree care business »

Patrick Van Seumeren 1968 -2015

Patrick Van Seumeren 1968 -2015

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news that former chief operating officer of Mammoet Patrick Van Seumeren has died »

OSHA fines to rise

OSHA fines to rise

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

OSHA fines will increase for the first time since 1990 , following a provision of the latest budget bill »

Red ink continues at Essex

Red ink continues at Essex

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane Rental has reported another quarter of rising losses, but sees light at the end of the tunnel »

Third quarter profits slide at Rami

Third quarter profits slide at Rami

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has posted a sharp fall in third quarter profits on slightly higher revenues. »

Three Liebherr's for Ács-Gép

Three Liebherr's for Ács-Gép

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hungarian crane rental company Ács-Gép Holding has expanded its mobile crane fleet »

Big B Crane takes First Terex HC 285

Big B Crane takes First Terex HC 285

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Big B Crane has added a 260 tonne Terex HC 285 crawler crane, the first of its type in the USA. »

First Isle of Wight Bocker

First Isle of Wight Bocker

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Isle of Wight-based Island Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Bocker AK35-3000 on a MAN TGM 8.18 chassis »

Manitowoc 31000 completes first job outside of Korea

Manitowoc 31000 completes first job outside of Korea

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Chunjo Construction has used its 2,300 tonne Manitowoc 31000 on a project in Vietnam »

Crane driver killed in motorway crash

Crane driver killed in motorway crash

November 3, 2015 | Comments (1)

A crane driver was killed after a collision on the M4 motorway near Cardiff, South Wales »

New GM for United Crane

New GM for United Crane

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Maryland based United Crane & Rigging has appointed Joe Mirabile, Jr. as general manager »

Baldwin’s trial progresses

Baldwin’s trial progresses

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

The corporate manslaughter trial of UK crane company Baldwins has been hearing from the prosecution »

Canadian-Irish crane operator certification

Canadian-Irish crane operator certification

November 2, 2015 | Comments (2)

Canadian and Irish crane operator certification bodies have agreed the mutual recognition of credentials »

The 2016 Vertikal Media Pack is online

The 2016 Vertikal Media Pack is online

November 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Just in case you miss it, our 2016 media pack is online and available to check out or download. »

Big Manitex for Burt

Big Manitex for Burt

November 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Burt Crane & Rigging of Albany, New York, has taken delivery of a Manitex 50128S boom truck »

Higher revenues, lower profits at Kobelco

Higher revenues, lower profits at Kobelco

October 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has published, half year numbers with higher revenues, but lower profits »

Empire adds Kobelco

Empire adds Kobelco

October 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Empire Crane Company has been appointed as an authorised dealer for Kobelco Cranes North America. »

Better quarter for H&E

Better quarter for H&E

October 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services has released its third quarter results with a strong pick up in rental activity and rates »

Manitowoc Crane drops 20%

Manitowoc Crane drops 20%

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc cranes has reported its third quarter results with revenues, order book and profits all dropping. »

Glen Tellock quits Manitowoc

Glen Tellock quits Manitowoc

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Glen Tellock has resigned as chief executive of Manitowoc to pursue other interests »

Crane strikes Hong airport bridge

Crane strikes Hong airport bridge

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

A floating crane being towed by a tug struck the Kap Shui Mun Bridge in Hong Kong on Friday »

Crane overturns in Denver

Crane overturns in Denver

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane has overturned in downtown Denver Colorado this morning, injuring one »

Mammoet expands UK crane fleet

Mammoet expands UK crane fleet

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mammoet the international heavy lifting and transport company has added five new cranes to its UK rental fleet »

Anna Hyvönen to leave Rami

Anna Hyvönen to leave Rami

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Anna Hyvönen executive vice president of Ramirent North Central Europe is to leave the company »

Mobile Portal harbour crane for Rotterdam

Mobile Portal harbour crane for Rotterdam

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Kramer Group has taken delivery of a new Terex-Gottwald G HRK 2304 mobile portal harbour crane »

Berry goes first

Berry goes first

October 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Berry Cranes has purchased the first of the new 1.5m crane mats from Outriggerpads »

ALE opens first office in China

ALE opens first office in China

October 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

ALE, the UK based lifting and heavy transport group has opened its first branch in China in Tianjin »

Tower crane jib down in Tel Aviv

Tower crane jib down in Tel Aviv

October 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

The luffing jib of a tower crane blew over the back in strong winds in Tel Aviv, Israel this morning. »

Two Terex cranes for Kelley Equipment

Two Terex cranes for Kelley Equipment

October 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based rental company Kelley Equipment has added an eight axle Terex AC 500-2 to its fleet »

Liebherr opens for service in Colombia

Liebherr opens for service in Colombia

October 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has opened a new mobile crane sales and service location in Colombia, South America »

Kran & Bühne is on line

Kran & Bühne is on line

October 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of the German language magazine Kran& Bühne is now on line and available to download »

Lucky escape in crane brake failure

Lucky escape in crane brake failure

October 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

A truck mounted crane overturned onto parked cars yesterday in Oradell, near Newark, New Jersey. »

Electric crane from Wagenborg

Electric crane from Wagenborg

October 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch crane and rigging company Wagenborg has introduced a compact articulated electric crawler crane »

Crane brings down boom lift

Crane brings down boom lift

October 22, 2015 | Comments (2)

A man fell around 18m after his aerial lift was struck by an overturning crane yesterday in Columbus, Ohio »

New Tadano ATF70G-4 for Horizon

New Tadano ATF70G-4 for Horizon

October 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Scottish rental company Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire has purchased a Tadano ATF 70G-4 All Terrain crane »

C&A Online

C&A Online

October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download »

Another tough quarter for Terex Cranes

Another tough quarter for Terex Cranes

October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported slightly lower third quarter revenues with a steep fall in profits for the period »

20th Liebherr for Astro

20th Liebherr for Astro

October 21, 2015 | Comments (1)

US rental company Astro Crane Service has added a new 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070-4.1 to its fleet »

Six new Liebherrs for Scholpp

Six new Liebherrs for Scholpp

October 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

German crane company Scholpp Kran & Transport of Stuttgart has ordered six new Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

Riding the nose

Riding the nose

October 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Pune, India a man riding the boom nose of a tractor type pick & carry crane »

New Kato for Sutch

New Kato for Sutch

October 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company John Sutch Cranes has taken delivery of a new 20 tonne Kato CR-200Ri city crane »

200 tonner for Cork Crane Hire

200 tonner for Cork Crane Hire

October 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK/Irish crane rental group Cork Crane hire has taken delivery of a new 200 tonne Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 »

Fatal shipyard crane collapse

Fatal shipyard crane collapse

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane collapsed on Saturday at a ship at the Longshan Shipyard, ship repair yard in Zhoushan. China. »

Two more Kobelco Cranes for Murphy

Two more Kobelco Cranes for Murphy

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK contractor Murphy Group has purchased two new Kobleco crawler cranes, a CKE1350G and CKE900G »

Crane boom collapse in Atlanta

Crane boom collapse in Atlanta

October 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane boom came down on the site of a multi-storey car park in Buckhead, Atlanta, yesterday »

Ron DeFeo retires

Ron DeFeo retires

October 15, 2015 | Comments (2)

Terex has appointed John L. Garrison, Jr. as chief executive, replacing Ron Defeo from the start of November »

Manitowoc downgrades forecasts

Manitowoc downgrades forecasts

October 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has announced preliminary third quarter results, and updated its full-year forecasts »

Spider cranes for rent

Spider cranes for rent

October 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

German access, fork truck and telehandler rental company Butsch & Meier has entered the spider crane market »

Dutch crane mess cleared

Dutch crane mess cleared

October 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have been removed »

New crane training college

New crane training college

October 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

West Georgia Technical College and CIS have formed a partnership to provide crane training courses »

Crane operator rescued

Crane operator rescued

October 9, 2015 | Comments (1)

A crane operator who suffered a heart attack was rescued with a tower crane in Stockton, California, yesterday »

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

October 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane and access company Hird has taken delivery of its 100 tonne Grove GMK4100L All Terrain crane »

Basic superlift?

Basic superlift?

October 9, 2015 | Comments (2)

We have received two photos of a truck crane working with the support of another »

Articulated Maeda for City Lifting

Articulated Maeda for City Lifting

October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company City Lifting has taken delivery of the first MK1033CWE-1 spider crane in the UK »

Gatwick Plant acquired

Gatwick Plant acquired

October 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK based lifting and specialist transport company Gatwick Plant has been acquired by R Swain & Sons »

Kalmar cranes for Colombia

Kalmar cranes for Colombia

October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Colombian terminal operator Port of Cartagena has ordered 23 Kalmar RTGs and 79 terminal tractors »

750 tonne Liebherr for Whyte

750 tonne Liebherr for Whyte

October 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

Scottish crane rental company Whyte Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane »

Truck crane overturn

Truck crane overturn

October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

A four axle truck crane working on a site in Singapore overturned on Monday afternoon »

Health checks for crane operators

Health checks for crane operators

October 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

Singapore is to require health checks for crane operators over 50, and has simplified the certification requirements for mini crane operators »

Two offshore cranes for Brazil

Two offshore cranes for Brazil

October 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has ordered two Liebherr board offshore cranes »

Tadano to build new crane plant

Tadano to build new crane plant

October 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano has applied for planning permission to build new production facility in Japan »

400 tonner for Babcock

400 tonner for Babcock

October 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Babcock Plant Services has taken delivery of a new 400 tonne six axle Tadano ATF400-6 All Terrain crane »

Crane fire in Germany

Crane fire in Germany

October 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

A four axle All Terrain crane caught fire near Bremerhaven, Germany, early on Friday morning, »

Essex cuts back

Essex cuts back

October 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Essex Rental is to lay-off around eight percent of its workforce as part of a cost reduction plan »

Italy alive and kicking at GIS

Italy alive and kicking at GIS

October 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

GIS, the Italian cranes and access show, proved that the Italian market is coming to life again »

New Jekko mini crane

New Jekko mini crane

October 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jekko is to launch an all new six tonne SPK60 mini crawler crane with articulated telescopic luffing jib »

Kobe cuts forecasts

Kobe cuts forecasts

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobe Steel, owner of Kobelco Cranes has cut its recent earnings forecasts by 58 percent »

Hartela to transfer equipment to Ramirent

Hartela to transfer equipment to Ramirent

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Hartela construction group has signed a letter of intent to transfer its equipment operations to Ramirent »

First heavy-lift LHM 800

First heavy-lift LHM 800

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Port of Bronka has taken delivery of the first heavy-lifting Liebherr LHM 800 harbour crane »

Baldwins trial to go ahead

Baldwins trial to go ahead

September 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

The UK will begin the prosecution of Baldwins Crane Hire for corporate manslaughter in October »

Boom Booster for Superlift 3800

Boom Booster for Superlift 3800

September 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex has developed a Boom Booster kit for its 650 tonne Superlift 3800 crawler crane »

Trailer crane overturn

Trailer crane overturn

September 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

An aluminium trailer crane overturned yesterday in Saint-Hubert, Southern Belgium »

AB2000 relocates

AB2000 relocates

September 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company AB2000 has relocated its Inverness depot to larger premises nearby Nairn, Scotland. »

Wider availability for Samson KZ-100

Wider availability for Samson KZ-100

September 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Samson has confirmed that its KZ-100 synthetic rope, is now available from certain Samson distributors »

Foundation crane tips

Foundation crane tips

September 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Reports of a“construction crane going over” in New York city today was in fact a foundation piling rig »

New products from Alimak

New products from Alimak

September 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Alimak Hek launched several new products at a recent customer/dealer day in France »

More Sennebogens for Antartica

More Sennebogens for Antartica

September 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

The British Antarctic Survey has ordered two 40 tonne Sennebogen 643 telescopic crawler cranes »

Sennebogen expands facility

Sennebogen expands facility

September 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has announced further investments in its production facility in Staubing, Germany »

First LTM 1400 in Michigan

First LTM 1400 in Michigan

September 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company McNally-Nimergood has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 All Terrain crane »

NMT acquires transport company

NMT acquires transport company

September 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company NMT Crane Hire has finalised the purchase of Bedford based Wildman Transport »

Liebherr clears Mecca crane

Liebherr clears Mecca crane

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has inspectred and cleared the LR11350 that went over in Mecca on Sept 11th of any technical faults »

Kenneth Barnes 1934-2015

Kenneth Barnes 1934-2015

September 23, 2015 | Comments (2)

We have received the sad news that Ken Barnes MD of Grayston Crane Hire in the 1970s/1980s died yesterday »

Huisman celebrates China milestone

Huisman celebrates China milestone

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Huisman has delivered the 100th crane manufactured at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China. »

First Liebherr Crawler for Crane Service

First Liebherr Crawler for Crane Service

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Crane Service has taken delivery of its first Liebherr crawler crane, an LR1300SX »

Ex-Terex CFO penalised

Ex-Terex CFO penalised

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Joseph F. Apuzzo, Terex CFO from 1999 to 2002, has been fined $100,000 for fraudulent deals with United Rentals »

Further expansion at Lift

Further expansion at Lift

September 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK-based mini crane rental company Lift has added another 3.83 tonne Maeda MC405 CRME to its rental fleet »

NMT takes another Böcker

NMT takes another Böcker

September 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK-based crane rental company NMT has taken delivery of its second Böcker truck mounted aluminium crane. »

New Spierings unveiled

New Spierings unveiled

September 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spierings has revealed its completely redesigned SK597-AT4 which will replace the SK 498-AT4. »

Seven die in crane incident

Seven die in crane incident

September 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Seven men were killed last Monday in the Bihar region of India, after the boom of a small crawler crane came down »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

September 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of our German crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now available »

Self-erector tips

Self-erector tips

September 21, 2015 | Comments (2)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday »

Fifth Terex 3800 for Steil

Fifth Terex 3800 for Steil

September 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Steil has taken delivery of its fifth Terex Superlift 3800 crawler crane »

Verticaaldagen in a new format

Verticaaldagen in a new format

September 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

This year’s Verticaaldagen in the Netherlands has moved to Gorinchem to combine with two existing events »

Mammoet and Sankyu JV

Mammoet and Sankyu JV

September 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Netherlands based Mammoet is to form a joint venture in Singapore with Sankyu of Japan. »

City Lifting takes first GMK6400 in UK

City Lifting takes first GMK6400 in UK

September 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based City Lifting has purchased the first 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 crane in the UK. »

Negligence and weather caused Mecca crane overturn

Negligence and weather caused Mecca crane overturn

September 16, 2015 | Comments (2)

A report into last week’s crane accident in Mecca blames a combination of negligence and strong winds »

ADMA renews offshore crane contract

ADMA renews offshore crane contract

September 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company has renewed its contract with Offshore lifting services company Sparrows »

In memory of Simon Wilkinson

In memory of Simon Wilkinson

September 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sebastian Wilkinson is planning to cycle from Brisbane to Sydney in five days to raise money for cancer charities »

Crane slew ring  bolts shear

Crane slew ring bolts shear

September 16, 2015 | Comments (3)

The superstructure of a boom truck broke free yesterday while lifting a tree near Cincinnati, Ohio. »

The latest Cranes & Access is on line

The latest Cranes & Access is on line

September 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download »

New CEO at Samson

New CEO at Samson

September 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane rope manufacturer Samson has appointed Andrea Sturm as its new chief executive »

30,000 photos

30,000 photos

September 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

We uploaded the 30,000th photograph to the Vertikal.Net database earlier today all of which can be viewed »

Two new Groves for Nostokonepalvelu

Two new Groves for Nostokonepalvelu

September 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Finnish crane rental company Nostokonepalvelu is taking delivery of two new Grove All Terrain cranes »

Death toll in crawler crane overturn exceeds 100

Death toll in crawler crane overturn exceeds 100

September 11, 2015 | Comments (2)

A crawler crane has overturned onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia killing over 100 people UPDATED »

Platformers better than ever

Platformers better than ever

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Platformers Days opened in Hohenroda, Germany this morning to bright sun and a record number of exhibitors with several worldwide new product launches. Here is just a brief glimpse »

A tribute to victims of terrorism

A tribute to victims of terrorism

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Today is September 11th - 14 years on from the destruction of New York's Twin Towers. A company in Minnesota is paying tribute with two veteran cranes to all those who have died from such acts »

Wind crawler overturn

Wind crawler overturn

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

A narrow track crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in the Emsland region of North West Germany yesterday »

New Hybrid port crane for Vienna

New Hybrid port crane for Vienna

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hafen Wien Vienna harbour - has taken delivery of a new 84 tonne Liebherr LHM280 mobile harbour crane »

Rough Terrain crane overturn

Rough Terrain crane overturn

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio while pouring concrete injuring the operator »

Report raises tower crane concerns

Report raises tower crane concerns

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

A coroner’s report on the tower crane fire/jib collapse in Sydney in 2012 has made a number of recommendations »

Palfinger moves into new HQ

Palfinger moves into new HQ

September 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has completed the move into its new 8,500 square metre headquarters building in Salzburg, Austria. »

Jobs jobs jobs

Jobs jobs jobs

September 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you are looking for staff or looking for a job, the next C&A magazine is due to print shortly - don't miss the deadline »

Four STSs for St. Petersburg

Four STSs for St. Petersburg

September 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Fenix Container Terminal has ordered four Liebherr ship to shore cranes for its Port of Bronka in St. Petersburg »

New LTM1300 for King

New LTM1300 for King

September 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company King Lifting has taken delivery of a new 300 tonne Liebherr LTM1300-6.2 All Terrain »

Kato returns

Kato returns

September 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Japan’s second crane manufacturer Kato is planning a return to the Europe with its City type All Terrain cranes »

100t Tadano for County Lifting

100t Tadano for County Lifting

September 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane and transportation company County Lifting has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF100G-4 All Terrain crane »

New Link Belt truck crane

New Link Belt truck crane

September 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt will shortly launch a new truck mounted crane the 90 tonne HTC-86110, »

Crane causes building collapse

Crane causes building collapse

September 3, 2015 | Comments (2)

A crane placing steelwork apparently caused the collapse of a steel structure in Smithfield, Rhode Island »

New self-erector from Arcomet

New self-erector from Arcomet

September 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Belgian tower crane specialist Arcomet has announced unveiled a new self-erecting tower crane at Matexpo today »

Manitowoc files separation forms

Manitowoc files separation forms

September 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has formally filed SEC papers starting the separation of its Cranes and Foodservice businesses. »

Falling jib injures two

Falling jib injures two

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane jib dropped onto two construction workers earlier today on the south side of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. »

New CFO for Eberspächer UK

New CFO for Eberspächer UK

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cab heater and AC manufacturer Eberspächer has appointed Steve Cranfield as UK chief financial officer »

Boom truck overturn

Boom truck overturn

August 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned onto an apartment block in Hollywood, Florida, yesterday due to poor outrigger set up »

1,200 Hiab cranes for India

1,200 Hiab cranes for India

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hiab has won an order for 1,200 loader cranes from Tata Motors India, for an army truck contract »

Cranes Service takes 4

Cranes Service takes 4

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Crane Service, part of ML Holdings Crane group, has taken delivery of four new cranes »

Crane takes dip in Gold Coast

Crane takes dip in Gold Coast

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator had a lucky escape yesterday after his crane crashed through a motorway barrier »

New Terex cranes for NMT

New Terex cranes for NMT

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based NMT has taken delivery of its fifth new Terex crane as it boosts the fleet at its new Birmingham depot »

First Wolff 700 in USA

First Wolff 700 in USA

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane Works has taken delivery and installed the first Wolffkran 700 B luffing jib crane in the USA »

First Manitowoc MLC650

First Manitowoc MLC650

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

The first 650 tonne Manitowoc MLC650 has been delivered to Bigge Crane and Rigging »

Tower crane failure

Tower crane failure

August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane broke in two on Friday in Kreuth –Plötzlich, Southern Bavaria, Germany. »

Ritchie Bros crane sale

Ritchie Bros crane sale

August 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Auctioneers Ritchie Bros will sell off over 200 used mobile cranes in September and October, »

Three fall from crane

Three fall from crane

August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Three men were injured after falling from a “crane cradle” at Lisahally Docks in Derry/Londonderry, N. Ireland »

Truck takes crane over

Truck takes crane over

August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned in Chengdu, China earlier this week while trying to recover a truck »

Tim Ford leaves Terex

Tim Ford leaves Terex

August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes president Tim Ford is leaving the company “to pursue other opportunities” with Ken Lousberg taking over »

Treffler refurbs Terex

Treffler refurbs Terex

August 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex has completed a full scale refurbishment/rebuild of a Terex AC 40 city crane for Treffler Autokrane in Germany »

First Grove for Sommer

First Grove for Sommer

August 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Sommer has taken delivery of its first Grove crane – a 400 tonne GMK6400 »

Big Colombian deal for Kalmar

Big Colombian deal for Kalmar

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Colombian port SPRBun has placed an order for 14 Kalmar rubber tyred gantry cranes and six forklift trucks »

Terex/Konecrane deal questioned

Terex/Konecrane deal questioned

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

US securities lawyers are ‘investigating’ whether Terex directors made the best deal in the Konecranes merger »

First job for Manitowoc MLC300

First job for Manitowoc MLC300

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has delivered the first 300 tonne MLC300 crawler crane with Variable Position Counterweight »

Link Belt to launch new 90t RT

Link Belt to launch new 90t RT

August 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt is planning to launch a new 100 ton/90 tonne Rough Terrain crane and at the end of next month »

Crawler recovered

Crawler recovered

August 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane that overturned into a canal in France last Friday has been recovered with a 750 tonne truck crane »

The latest K&B is online

The latest K&B is online

August 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of the German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is online and available to download. »

Taiwan exchange for Tat Hong China

Taiwan exchange for Tat Hong China

August 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has applied to the Taiwan stock exchange for a listing of its Chinese tower crane business »

Ramirent wins NCC mill contract

Ramirent wins NCC mill contract

August 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

NCC has given Ramirent a €10 million project supply agreement for equipment and associated services »

Crane suicide

Crane suicide

August 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

A young soldier managed to climb a tower crane in Castres, France on Monday and then jumped from the jib »

Texas crane overturn

Texas crane overturn

August 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned on a highway ramp in San Antonio, Texas yesterday, while lifting a concrete barrier »

Terex and Konecranes to merge

Terex and Konecranes to merge

August 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

Terex has announced a planned merger with Finnish port and industrial lifting company Konecranes »

New flagship crane for Emerson

New flagship crane for Emerson

August 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based Emerson Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 crane its largest so far »

Dropped steeple

Dropped steeple

August 10, 2015 | Comments (2)

The boom of a crane folded on collapsed on Friday while lifting the steeple from a church in Nova Scotia »

Revenues soar but profits fall at Manitex

Revenues soar but profits fall at Manitex

August 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and platform manufacturer Manitex has reported a strong rise in first half revenues, but profits fell steeply »

Climbing collapse

Climbing collapse

August 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

A failure while climbing a large luffing jib tower crane in Melbourne, Australia thas left it in the balance »

Canadian draft standards

Canadian draft standards

August 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

The CSA has published drafts of its new standards for aerial work platforms, which are now available for comment »

Big order for Modulift

Big order for Modulift

August 6, 2015 | Comments (1)

Oil and gas specialist Alderley has taken delivery of 27 Modulift spreader beams for a project in Azerbaijan »

Sales pick up at Essex but losses continue

Sales pick up at Essex but losses continue

August 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Essex crane has reported a modest rise in first half revenues but pre-tax losses continue to edge upwards too. »

Ramirent bounces back

Ramirent bounces back

August 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has reported a solid increase in first half revenues and profits thanks to Sweden and Denmark. »

Top 30 rental companies

Top 30 rental companies

August 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s that time again when Cranes & Access collects data for its Top 30 UK/Ireland rental companies guide »

NCCCO acquires IAI

NCCCO acquires IAI

August 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators has acquired the International Assessment Institute »

New 125 tonne tele crawler

New 125 tonne tele crawler

August 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has launched a new, 125 tonne (140 ton) TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane »

Major crane incident in Netherlands

Major crane incident in Netherlands

August 3, 2015 | Comments (5)

Two large cranes have gone over this afternoon in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands UPDATED »

$95.8 million damages for fatal crane incident

$95.8 million damages for fatal crane incident

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

A New York Jury has ordered Jimmy Lomma to pay $95.8 million to two men who died in a 2008 crane collapse »

Tough quarter for H&E

Tough quarter for H&E

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based H&E Equipment saw a fall in first half numbers, due to extreme weather in parts of the USA »

Testing one two three

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

You may have noticed that Vertikal.net has from time to time been running a little slowly in recent days. »

Simon Wilkinson funeral

Simon Wilkinson funeral

July 31, 2015 | Comments (1)

We now have details of the memorial service and final arrangements for the late Simon Wilkinson. »

Palfinger up 14%

Palfinger up 14%

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has reported a strong first half with a solid increase in revenues and profits »

Terex Cranes on plan

Terex Cranes on plan

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex cranes has reported a fall in first half revenues and profits, but remains in line with its forecasts »

Sorry for the disruption

Sorry for the disruption

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Many of you noticed that Vertikal.net was offline this morning, this was due to disruption at the host facility »

Manitowoc Crane slumps 17.5%

Manitowoc Crane slumps 17.5%

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has reported a 17.5 percent drop in first half revenues with a steeper decline in profits »

New head for Manitowoc food

New head for Manitowoc food

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed Hubertus Muehlhaeuser as chief executive of its Foodservice business »

200t for ESB Kranverleih

200t for ESB Kranverleih

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company ESB Kranverleih has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 All Terrain crane »

First Potain MCT 85 in Cambodia

First Potain MCT 85 in Cambodia

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cambodian construction company Daun Penh has taken delivery of the country’s first Potain MCT 85 tower crane »

Sales manager for Mitas

Sales manager for Mitas

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Off-road tyre manufacturer Mitas Tyres has appointed David Brassington as sales manager for Ireland. »

Scott takes 1,000th Tadano

Scott takes 1,000th Tadano

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Scott Equipment of Louisiana has purchased the 1,000th Tadano GR-1000XL/GR800EX Rough Terrain crane »

Simon Wilkinson R.I.P

Simon Wilkinson R.I.P

July 28, 2015 | Comments (11)

We have received the sad news of the premature death of UK equipment finance specialist Simon Wilkinson »

Manitowoc to open European test centre

Manitowoc to open European test centre

July 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc is building a second product verification centre close to its Wilhelmshaven factory in Germany »

Profit slip at Kobelco Cranes

Profit slip at Kobelco Cranes

July 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobe Steel has issued its first quarter results, showing lower profits at Kobelco Cranes on higher revenues »

70t Tadano for Millennium

70t Tadano for Millennium

July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based Millennium Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 70 tonne Tadano ATF 70G-4 All Terrain crane. »

New flagship for Schares

New flagship for Schares

July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

German rental company Autokrane Schares has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All Terrain crane »

Orlaco teams up with Stoneridge

Orlaco teams up with Stoneridge

July 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch boom camera manufacturer Orlaco and Stoneridge have formed a strategic alliance »

Under the influence?

Under the influence?

July 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Police investigating a mobile crane overturning incident in German says that alcohol may have played a factor »

Cummins consolidates in Singapore

Cummins consolidates in Singapore

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cummins has opened a global logistics centre in Singapore after consolidating three distribution centres into one. »

Liebherr in 100 countries

Liebherr in 100 countries

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has now delivered mobile harbour cranes to more than 100 countries around the world »

Manitowoc Australia restructures

Manitowoc Australia restructures

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Australia has appointed a new GM, moved in Brisbane, expanded in Sydney and appointed in Victoria »

Crane overturn in Florida

Crane overturn in Florida

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

An RT crane lost stability yesterday, landing on the roof of a new building in Pembroke Pines, Florida. »

New Hüffermann electric crane

New Hüffermann electric crane

July 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane and access company Hüffermann has launched a new version of its electric crane »

Crowland apprentice win

Crowland apprentice win

July 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Steven Garrod of UK-based Crowland Cranes took top honours in this year’s apprentice awards »

Crane flip

Crane flip

July 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday while being transported to a site in Germany »

Operator succumbs to heart attack

Operator succumbs to heart attack

July 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator died yesterday after suffering from a heart attack on a site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma »

Terex 5600 for Wissel

Terex 5600 for Wissel

July 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane and access rental company Autokran Wissel has taken delivery of a Terex Explorer 5600 »

Fatal crane overturn

July 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Five people have died so far after a crane overturned in Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, China on Saturday »

Cranes & Access digital

Cranes & Access digital

July 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Cranes & Access magazine is on-line and available to read or download. »

Two more Tadanos for Horizon

Two more Tadanos for Horizon

July 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based Horizon Crane Hire of Falkirk, Scotland, has taken delivery of two new Tadano All Terrain cranes »

Palfinger upbeat

Palfinger upbeat

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has issued a very positive trading statement in advance of its half year results »

Kobleco Cranes and Construction to merge

Kobleco Cranes and Construction to merge

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobe Steel is considering the merger of its Kobelco Construction Machinery and Kobelco Cranes subsidiaries. »

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

The next issue of Cranes & Access goes to print this week so if you are looking for people of a job contact us now »

Family fund raising

Family fund raising

July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane industry brothers Lloyd, Sean and William Nyland and sister Gariele are cycling and running for charity »

Big Jekko for mover

Big Jekko for mover

July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch international industrial moving company G. van Harten has taken delivery of a Jekko SPX1275CDH crane »

'Brand ambassador’ for Raimondi

'Brand ambassador’ for Raimondi

July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tower crane manufacturer Raimondi has appointed Italian GP3 racing driver Kevin Ceccon as 'brand ambassador' »

More Tadanos for M&M

More Tadanos for M&M

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based M&M Mobile Crane Hire has taken delivery of more Tadano Cranes in what is its largest single order »

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane and access company Hird has ordered a 100 tonne Grove GMK4100L All Terrain crane »

New Potain dealer for Russia

New Potain dealer for Russia

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Potain has appointed Capital Crane as a dealer for its top-slewing and self-erecting cranes in Russia »

Tower crane flexibility

Tower crane flexibility

July 13, 2015 | Comments (3)

Take a look at this tower crane slewing through 360 degrees, it seems to offer a little more flexibility than usual »

German move for Kobelco Cranes

German move for Kobelco Cranes

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has opened an office in Frankfurt recruiting Martin Seibert as market development manager »

Terex Explorer 5500 for Mammoet

Terex Explorer 5500 for Mammoet

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has taken delivery of a five axle, 130 tonne capacity class Terex Explorer 5500 All Terrain crane. »

Product manager for Tadano America

Product manager for Tadano America

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Mark Krajci as product manager for All-Terrain cranes for North America »

Third MCi 85 for Shree Balaji

Third MCi 85 for Shree Balaji

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Indian construction company Shree Balaji has taken delivery of its third Potain MCi 85 A tower crane »

Ship crane failure

Ship crane failure

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Four men have been injured when a ship crane collapsed unloading wind towers in Galveston, Texas »

54 Liebherrs for Ainscough

54 Liebherrs for Ainscough

July 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has placed further order for Liebherr cranes »

Tower crane collapse in Cameroon

July 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane came crashing down in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa on Tuesday, while being dismantled »

Turkish lifting event

Turkish lifting event

July 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

A specialist lifting, access and heavy transport event was held last weekend in Istanbul, Turkey »

1,000th Liebherr offshore order

1,000th Liebherr offshore order

July 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has booked its 1,000th offshore crane order – a RL-K 4200 ram luffing knuckle-boom crane. »

Terex harbour crane for Italy

Terex harbour crane for Italy

July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Italian stevedoring company Porto di Carrara has taken delivery of a Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane »

New 300 tonner for KVN

New 300 tonner for KVN

July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane company KVN Autokrane has taken delivery of a new 300t Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 crane »

Essex Crane abandons sale

Essex Crane abandons sale

July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Essex Crane has dropped plans for a sale and announced cost reductions »

Bsi Safe use of cranes draft

Bsi Safe use of cranes draft

July 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

The latest draft revision of BS 7121 Part 1, Safe use of cranes – General has been published and is available for comment »

New 1.5 x 1.5 polythene mats

New 1.5 x 1.5 polythene mats

July 7, 2015 | Comments (2)

The Outriggerpads division of IAPS in the UK, has launched a 200t outrigger spreader plate for mobile cranes »

BP extends EnerMech contract

BP extends EnerMech contract

July 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

EnerMech has been awarded a 12 month extension for its five year crane and lifting maintenance contract with BP »

Boom truck tips in Pittsburgh

Boom truck tips in Pittsburgh

July 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned on Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to improper outrigger set up »

M&M takes two

M&M takes two

July 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

M&M Mobile Crane Hire has taken delivery of two 40 tonne Terex AC40/2L two axle All Terrain cranes »

Crane art

Crane art

July 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Karlsruhe, Germany has opened its summer festival, featuring, among other things, a tower crane lifting a house »

Another Böcker for the UK

Another Böcker for the UK

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

A-Lift has taken delivery of a new Böcker AK32-1500PLC truck mounted aluminium crane »

Modulift and IMES form JV

Modulift and IMES form JV

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spreader beam manufacturer Modulift has formed a joint venture with Scottish inspection company IMES »

Terex Superlift 3800 for Weldex

Terex Superlift 3800 for Weldex

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Weldex has taken delivery of the first of two Terex 650t Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler cranes »

Effer goes national in Australia

Effer goes national in Australia

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Italian crane manufacturer Effer has given Maxilift Australia the distribution rights for the whole of Australia »

200t Liebherr for Rech

200t Liebherr for Rech

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Rech Kranservice has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 »

Bungee jump goes wrong

Bungee jump goes wrong

June 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

A woman died and a man was seriously injured, following a failed bungee jump from a crane in France on Sunday »

Vertikal Days 2016 - dates confirmed

Vertikal Days 2016 - dates confirmed

June 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

The dates for next year’s Vertikal Days - 2016 - have been confirmed for the 15th and 16th of June »

Barnhart acquires Sicklesteel

Barnhart acquires Sicklesteel

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Barnhart is to acquire Sicklesteel Cranes of Mount Vernon, Washington and affiliate Pacific Tower Crane »

Record Raptor?

Record Raptor?

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

An Artic Crane Raptor articulated tower crane has been erected with a hook height of 88m - a new record »

Weldex adds to Liebherr order

Weldex adds to Liebherr order

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Weldex has added to its previous Liebherr crawler crane order taking a further eight LTRs »

Sarens forms Chinese joint venture

Sarens forms Chinese joint venture

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Belgian heavy lift company Sarens has formed a joint venture with Sinotrans Heavy-lift Logistics in China »

Tower crane collapse in Switzerland

Tower crane collapse in Switzerland

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane overturned in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday, landing on an occupied apartment block opposite »

Kran & Bühne is now online

Kran & Bühne is now online

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital edition of our German language magazine Kran&Bühne is now online and available to download »

Mammoet completes plant move

Mammoet completes plant move

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has completed the relocation of a methanol plant from Punta Arenas, Chile to Geismar, Louisiana. »

MCS adds S.Africa distributor

MCS adds S.Africa distributor

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Rental software company MCS has appointed CO3 Technologies to distribute its products in Southern Africa »

Fire destroys boom truck

Fire destroys boom truck

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The operator of a boom truck managed to get clear as it caught fire yesterday in Seattle, Washington »

Polish rental association

Polish rental association

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

A new Polish Rental Association has been formed, following an inaugural meeting on June 16th in Warsaw »

More Jekko SPX424 sales

More Jekko SPX424 sales

June 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Italian mini crane manufacturer Ormet has now sold 20 units of its Jekko SPX424 spider cranes »

Imperial expands fleet

Imperial expands fleet

June 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company, Imperial Crane Services, has ordered 8 new cranes, in a deal worth $10.5 million »

Another outrigger overturn

Another outrigger overturn

June 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

A five axle overturned in Bautzen, Germany yesterday when the ground gave way under the outriggers »

Terex snaps up subcontractor in N.Ireland

Terex snaps up subcontractor in N.Ireland

June 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex has acquired JMF, one of its sub-contractors in Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, which supplies metal fabrications »

Fatal fall for crane operator

Fatal fall for crane operator

June 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator fell 20m from his crane cab at the International Paper plant in Augusta, Georgia, yesterday »

New Potain city crane range

New Potain city crane range

June 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Potain has launched the new MDT CSS range of city tower cranes »

Two tower crane elevators from Potain

Two tower crane elevators from Potain

June 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Potain has teamed up with Alimak-Hek to develop two new operator elevators for its tower cranes »

Terex adds to environmental division

Terex adds to environmental division

June 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Materials Processing has acquired the Neuson Ecotec assets Environmental Technology assets »

New Grove for Quinto

New Grove for Quinto

June 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK based rental company Quinto has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Grove GMK4100L All Terrain crane »

Terex AC100/4L for Kurth

Terex AC100/4L for Kurth

June 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

German rental company Autokrane Kurth has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Terex AC 100/4L All Terrain crane »

Grove ATs for US Army

Grove ATs for US Army

June 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

The US Army has signed a $192 million contract for the supply of Grove GMK 4100 All Terrain cranes »

A lift spectacular from Liebherr

A lift spectacular from Liebherr

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

At the Liebherr Customer Days event, the company has unveiled dramatic lift multi crawler crane lift »

Heavy wind topples crane

Heavy wind topples crane

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China in strong winds »

Liebherr Customer Days in Pictures

Liebherr Customer Days in Pictures

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr continues to unveil new crane models at its Customers Days today, with a 250 tonne five axle All Terrain - Also a full photo review of the event. »

New Liebherr 500t crawler

New Liebherr 500t crawler

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr is holding its bi-annual Customer Days today, with a dramatic crane related centre piece »

Tat Hong sells Queensland facility

Tat Hong sells Queensland facility

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Tutt Bryant division of Tat Hong has sold and will leaseback its depot in Rocklea, Queensland, Australia. »

Terex sells Australian distributor

Terex sells Australian distributor

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Asia/Pacific overhead crane company MHE-Demag is acquiring Demag Cranes & Components from Terex »

Another overturn

Another overturn

June 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

A four axle crane overturned yesterday while working on a site at a hospital in Cergy Pointoise, France »

IMT gears up

IMT gears up

June 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

IMT the US based articulated and service crane manufacturer has made three new appointments »

Another outrigger overturn

Another outrigger overturn

June 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned yesterday in Bouchain, near Valenciennes, France, after its outriggers sank in soft ground »

Mobile tower crane overturn

Mobile tower crane overturn

June 16, 2015 | Comments (2)

A large mobile self-erecting tower crane has gone over in Uitikon on the west side of Zurich, Switzerland. »

300 tonner for Spallek

300 tonner for Spallek

June 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Autokrane Werner Spallek has purchased a 300 tonne LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane, the biggest in its fleet. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

June 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Cranes & Access magazine is online and available to read or download. »

New head for Sparrows Group USA

New head for Sparrows Group USA

June 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Offshore/Oil & gas lifting and handling specialist the Sparrows group has appointed Steve Bertone as EVP-Americas »

Crane fatality at Penn State

June 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man died on Friday evening while de-rigging a crane on the campus of Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. »

OBE for GGR's Gill Riley

OBE for GGR's Gill Riley

June 12, 2015 | Comments (4)

Gill Riley Co-found and MD of GGR / Unic Cranes Europe has been awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday honours »

Tadano launches 600t ATF600G-8

Tadano launches 600t ATF600G-8

June 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano has officially launched the all new 600 tonne ATF600G-8 All Terrain crane at a customer event tonight »

Eight big crawlers for Bay

Eight big crawlers for Bay

June 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

New York based Bay Crane is adding a 600t Liebherr LR1600/2 to its fleet along with seven more 300t LR1300 »

Terex duo for Czech

Terex duo for Czech

June 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Czech crane service provider Mrózek has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L and Explorer 5800 AT crane »

Self-erector falls in Liege

Self-erector falls in Liege

June 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned on a housebuilding project in Liege, Belgium on Monday, »

Crane over in Austin

Crane over in Austin

June 10, 2015 | Comments (1)

A truck mounted crane overturned in Austin Texas yesterday causing damage to a building. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit or looking for a job, let us know before the next Cranes & Access goes to print »

New flagship for Hüffermann

New flagship for Hüffermann

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Hüffermann has a new ‘flagship’ 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All Terrain crane »

First Tier 4 straddle carriers for US

First Tier 4 straddle carriers for US

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) is taking delivery of 20 straddle carriers from Terex Port Solutions. »

Tough year for Liebherr

Tough year for Liebherr

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has published its full year results, which show declines in both revenues and profits. »

Merkel snaps up Grove 5250

Merkel snaps up Grove 5250

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

German rental company Merkel Autokrane has taken one of the first of Grove’s new five axle 250t GMK5250L »

New sales VP for Talbert

New sales VP for Talbert

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Talbert Trailer has promoted Great Lakes sales manager Troy Geisler to vice president sales and marketing »

New COO for Essex

New COO for Essex

June 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based crane company Essex Cranes Rental has appointed Marc Dowdell as chief operating officer »

First Potain MCT 205 in Vietnam

First Potain MCT 205 in Vietnam

June 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

The first Potain MCT 205 tower crane in Vietnam has been installed at the plant of FUVI in Ho Chi Minh City »

A bridge too far

A bridge too far

June 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

A wooden bridge in NSW Australia collapsed after a four axle All Terrain crane tried to cross it last month. »

Manitowoc adds in Burma

Manitowoc adds in Burma

June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Joint venture Two Elephant Asiagroup has been appointed as Manitowoc and Grove distributor for Burma »

Big Liebherr order by Quigley

Big Liebherr order by Quigley

June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Quigley has taken delivery of a number of new Liebherr All Terrain cranes for its depot in Northern Ireland. »

Overturning boom truck hits lift

Overturning boom truck hits lift

June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck »

New Manitowoc for Bigge

New Manitowoc for Bigge

June 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based Bigge Crane & Rigging has taken delivery of one of the first all new Manitowoc MLC650 crawler cranes »

New sales director for Liebherr Maritime

New sales director for Liebherr Maritime

June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has promoted Gordon Clark to the post of sales director for offshore cranes »

Tat Hong decline continues

Tat Hong decline continues

June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has reported full year results which show a further falls in revenues & profits »

Families win ruling in Lomma civil trial

Families win ruling in Lomma civil trial

June 2, 2015 | Comments (4)

The families of two men who died when a tower crane collapsed in New York in 2008 have won a key ruling in the civil case against crane owner Jimmy Lomma »

Fatality at crane yard

June 1, 2015 | Comments (1)

A man working in the yard of UK crane distributor and rental company AGD Equipment died from a head injury last Wednesday »

Load dropped in NY

Load dropped in NY

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

A large mobile crane dropped its load yesterday in central New York after the rigging gave way »

Largest single order for Kuiphuis

Largest single order for Kuiphuis

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch crane rental company Kuiphuis has taken delivery of five new cranes worth over €3.3 million »

300t crawler for Crane Service

300t crawler for Crane Service

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Crane Service has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Liebherr LR 1300SX crawler crane »

Palfinger appoints in Malaysia

Palfinger appoints in Malaysia

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has appointed Singapore crane rental company the Asia Group as its loader crane distributor for Malaysia. »

Crane operator fatality

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator died on Wednesday after his crane came off the edge of a road and rolled into a field at a wind farm in Nebraska. »

New name for Easi-UpLifts

New name for Easi-UpLifts

May 28, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Irish international access rental group Height For Hire/Easi UpLifts is dropping the Easi UpLifts name in the British Isles »

Two crawlers for Viking

Two crawlers for Viking

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Estonian crane rental company Viking Cranes has purchased its first two Liebherr crawler cranes »

First GMK6400 for Mexico

First GMK6400 for Mexico

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mexican crane company Auriga has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in the country »

Industry veteran joins Acme

Industry veteran joins Acme

May 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

US based Acme Lift has appointed Brian Stanley as vice president of business development for the eastern USA »

AC 100 for Abu Dhabi

AC 100 for Abu Dhabi

May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Abu Dhabi-based Abu Nasir General Transport has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L All Terrain crane »

W.Schnitger takes on R&B cranes

W.Schnitger takes on R&B cranes

May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and platform specialist W. Schnitger, has taken over the European distribution for R&B spider cranes »

Tower does big turbine lift

Tower does big turbine lift

May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr’s largest tower crane the 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic has installed a 70t rotor assembly on a 142.5m tower »

Terex celebrates 20 years in France

Terex celebrates 20 years in France

May 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its acquisition of PPM and its facility in Monceau les Mines, France »

New crane for Community Tree

New crane for Community Tree

May 26, 2015 | Comments (1)

California, based Community Tree Service has taken delivery of a new 36 tonne Terex T340-1XL truck crane »

Wolffkran confirms HTC acquisition

Wolffkran confirms HTC acquisition

May 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Wolffkran has confirmed the acquisition of UK tower crane company HTC Plant which has been rebranded HTC Wolffkran »

Raymond E Kane 1928-2015

May 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have just received the sad news that Ray Kane, a former vice president of manufacturing at Grove Manufacturing has died »

Maxim acquires in Florida

Maxim acquires in Florida

May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane Works has acquired Florida based Crane Rental Corporation, which operates from four locations »

Fatal tower crane collapse

Fatal tower crane collapse

May 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

A tower crane collapsed onto a car park and apartment block in Kemerovo, central Russia yesterday »

Crane overturn in NJ

Crane overturn in NJ

May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned yesterday in Arlington, New Jersey damaging a car but thankfully no injuries. »

New president for Ritchie Bros

New president for Ritchie Bros

May 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ritchie Bros. auctioneers has appointed Terry Dolan as president, U.S. & South America, with full P&L responsibility »

400 tonner for Elcon

400 tonner for Elcon

May 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

South African Elcon Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 All Terrain crane »

PM & ASV boost Manitex

PM & ASV boost Manitex

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and access manufacturer Manitex has reported a 70% jump in revenues thanks to PM and ASV »

New 50 tonne Sennebogen

New 50 tonne Sennebogen

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has launched the new 50 tonne capacity 653E telescopic crawler crane with full power boom »

Crane overturns in Baltimore

Crane overturns in Baltimore

May 20, 2015 | Comments (3)

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned in the city of Baltimore Maryland yesterday »

Tadano ships 1,000th 100t/80tn RT

Tadano ships 1,000th 100t/80tn RT

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano has built and shipped the 1,000th 80 tonne/100 ton GR-1000XL/GR-800EX Rough Terrain crane »

Flat revenues at Hertz

Flat revenues at Hertz

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hertz Equipment Rental has published its first quarter revenues, showing a one percent decline to $355 million »

Soft ground causes overturn

Soft ground causes overturn

May 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

A truck crane overturned in Xiamen, China last week, crushing two cars, no one was injured in the incident »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

May 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator died last week when his lattice boom truck crane overturned in Crestmore, California »

Third PA location for Maxim

Third PA location for Maxim

May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based rental company Maxim Crane Works has opened a branch in Williamsport, Northeast Pennsylvania »

Fatal tower crane collapse

Fatal tower crane collapse

May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane came down in Doha, Qatar yesterday killing one man and seriously injuring three others. »

UPDATED - More glimpses of Vertikal Days

UPDATED - More glimpses of Vertikal Days

May 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Vertikal Days is now over and by any measure it was the best yet, here are more glimpses from the show »

Successful first day at Vertikal Days

Successful first day at Vertikal Days

May 14, 2015 | Comments (4)

Vertikal Days opened yesterday to glorious sunshine and very little wind »

Vertikal Days opens today

Vertikal Days opens today

May 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

The main build up day at Vertikal Days was frenetic yesterday, with strong winds - arriving as forecast - putting extra pressure on the build up »

Another Jekko for Herpertz

Another Jekko for Herpertz

May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Netherlands based Hocap has delivered another Jekko spider crane to Herpertz Crane Rental »

Vertikal Days 2015 opens on Wednesday

Vertikal Days 2015 opens on Wednesday

May 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Vertikal team has arrived at Haydock Park in preparation for this years big crane, access and telehandler event »

Kran & Bühne is on line

Kran & Bühne is on line

May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital edition of our German language magazine Kran & Bühne is online and available to download »

Maedas to France

Maedas to France

May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

French lifting and haulage company L2M has taken delivery of a two Maeda spider cranes »

Crane boom down

Crane boom down

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

The boom and jib of a large lattice crane has collapsed today in Santa Clara, California. »

Hird adds Maeda spider cranes

Hird adds Maeda spider cranes

May 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK-based crane and access sales & rental company Hird has expanded its spider crane and glass lifting fleets. »

New VP engineering for Talbert

New VP engineering for Talbert

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based Talbert Trailer has appointed Sam Guron as vice president of engineering. »

Crane caught in fire

Crane caught in fire

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator had a lucky escape last week, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a hydrogen pipe failed »

Valla for Mitas Tires

Valla for Mitas Tires

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mitas Tires North America has taken delivery of a 25 tonne Valla 250E pick & carry crane »

Terex crawler for Aertssen

Terex crawler for Aertssen

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Heavy lift specialist Aertssen Machinery Services has taken delivery of a Terex CC 2400-1 crawler crane »

Effer/CTE add Turkish dealer

Effer/CTE add Turkish dealer

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Italian loader crane company Effer has appointed a new company, TLF as its dealer in Turkey »

Crawler over

Crawler over

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

A 50 tonne crawler crane overturned in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident »

Empire takes on Wolffkran

Empire takes on Wolffkran

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran has appointed Empire Crane as a dealer in the United States »

Huisman CEO to step down

Huisman CEO to step down

May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Huisman will appoint a new chief executive as Joop Roodenburg takes on a newly created role within the company »

LR 11350 for Scandinavia

LR 11350 for Scandinavia

May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

BMS Heavy Cranes has taken delivery of a 1,350 tonne Liebherr LR 11350 lattice boom crawler crane. »

Essex challenged

Essex challenged

May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Casey Capital which owns almost 6% of Essex Crane Rental is looking to place two directors on the board »

Crane operator dies in fall

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator, Arthur Hilario Jr., 61, died on Saturday after falling from his crane at a site in Connecticut »

New communications SVP for Cargotec

New communications SVP for Cargotec

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hiab and Kalmar owner Cargotec has appointed Leena Lie as senior vice president, communications »

Kulawik joins BMS

Kulawik joins BMS

May 5, 2015 | Comments (1)

Stephan Kulawik, previously with Palfinger Platforms, has joined Danish crane, access and heavy lift specialist BMS. »

65th Liebherr for Emsley

65th Liebherr for Emsley

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK's Emsley Crane Hire has ordered its 65th Liebherr crane, and has taken delivery of a 160 tonne LTM 1160-5.1 »

Lucky escape in Bangkok

Lucky escape in Bangkok

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane overturned in Bangkok yesterday, with the boom falling across rail tracks onto two cars. »

New Grove for Brendon Penn

New Grove for Brendon Penn

May 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Brendon Penn Crane Hire, of Western Australia, has replaced a 13 year old Grove GMK5100 with a new GMK5110-1 »

Slower start for H&E

Slower start for H&E

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based rental company and distributor H&E has reported lower revenues and profits for the first quarter »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane over turned in Germany, last week, killing the operator and injuring another »

Safety accreditation for Merritts

Safety accreditation for Merritts

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Merritts has been achieved Safecontractor accreditation for its health and safety procedures. »

Another positive quarter for Terex Cranes

Another positive quarter for Terex Cranes

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a solid return to profitability in the first quarter on slightly lower revenues »

Two big Liebherrs for Dornseiff

Two big Liebherrs for Dornseiff

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

German rental company Dornseiff has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500 AT and LR 1250 crawler crane »

NCSG acquires B&G

NCSG acquires B&G

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane group NCSG has acquired Louisiana based B&G Crane Holdings in an equity purchase »

Slow start for Manitowoc Cranes

Slow start for Manitowoc Cranes

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has reported a 13% fall in first quarter revenues while profits were more than halved. »

Cranes & Access on line

Cranes & Access on line

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available online to read or download. »

Liebherr unveils LTC 1045 successor

Liebherr unveils LTC 1045 successor

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has unveiled an upgraded version of its city type All Terrain crane with the 50 tonne LTC 1050-3.1 »

TNT acquires RMS Cranes

TNT acquires RMS Cranes

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired Denver, Colorado based Rocky Mountain Structures/RMS Cranes »

Kobelco Cranes jumps 25%

Kobelco Cranes jumps 25%

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has reported full year sales up 25.6 percent while profits jumped 60 percent. »

First 5800s in Switzerland

First 5800s in Switzerland

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Welti-Furrer has taken delivery of the first two Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain cranes in Switzerland. »

Huisman opens Brazilian facility

Huisman opens Brazilian facility

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch based heavy lift and offshore specialist Huisman has opened its production facility in Brazil »

Glorias for PD Port

Glorias for PD Port

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

PD Ports has ordered three Kalmar Gloria reachstackers for its Teesport facility in Middleborough, UK »

Coastline takes on Shuttlelift

Coastline takes on Shuttlelift

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Coastline Equipment of Sacramento, California has been appointed as a Shuttlelift carry deck crane distributor »

Two 750 tonners for Windhoist

Two 750 tonners for Windhoist

April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Irish based wind turbine specialist Windhoist has purchased two 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain cranes »

New leader for Terex Material Handling

New leader for Terex Material Handling

April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Susanna Schneeberger has been appointed vice president of Terex Material Handling (Demag) »

Stirnimann celebrates 100

Stirnimann celebrates 100

April 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Stirnimann the Grove, Potain, and JLG distributor for Switzertland has celebrated its 100th anniversary »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

April 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

A man in his 40s was killed near Toronto, Canada, yesterday after he was struck by an overturning truck crane. »

A few more shots from Intermat

A few more shots from Intermat

April 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Intermat got off to a slow start yesterday, but is expected to improve. Here are few photos from Monday »

Groves and Manitowocs for Asiagroup

Groves and Manitowocs for Asiagroup

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane rental company Asiagroup Leasing has ordered seven Manitiwoc cranes for its fleet. »

Intermat opens today

Intermat opens today

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

This year’s big construction equipment show opens in Paris later this morning here are a few pre-show glimpses »

Peter Allison 1924-2015

Peter Allison 1924-2015

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have just received the sad news that Peter Allison, former export sales director at Coles, Grove-Coles and Grove, has died age 90. »

Tat Hong profit warning

Tat Hong profit warning

April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has issued a profit warning for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. »

Tower crane collapse

Tower crane collapse

April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned in West Malle, Belgium yesterday, when the outrigger base gave way. »

Manitowoc wins against Sany

Manitowoc wins against Sany

April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has won its patent infringement case against Sany blocking some of its cranes from the U.S. market »

Comansa takes control of Chinese JV

Comansa takes control of Chinese JV

April 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Linden Comansa has taken 100% ownership of its Chinese joint venture - Comansa JIE - and changed its name »

New Liebherr for Herbold

New Liebherr for Herbold

April 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane and access rental company Rolf Herbold has taken delivery of a new 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2. »

New cranes and telehandlers for ALL

New cranes and telehandlers for ALL

April 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection and Crane Rental has purchased 20 new JLG telehandlers and nine Terex cranes for its fleet »

First Liftace for Belgium

First Liftace for Belgium

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Belgian rental company Cuypers Vorkliften has taken delivery of the first Terex Liftace 5-31 reach stacker »

Crawler crane overturn

Crawler crane overturn

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane flipped over backwards at a bridge site in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday »

Crane tips in yard

Crane tips in yard

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

A large All Terrain overturned at the Riga Mainz rental yard in Mainz, Germany, on Sunday »

Essex looks for alternatives

Essex looks for alternatives

April 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Rental is looking at 'strategic alternatives' for its Essex Crane Rental crawler crane business »

Tat Hong sells Malaysian premises

Tat Hong sells Malaysian premises

April 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has sold the premises of its Malaysian crane rental subsidiary Tat Hong Plant Hire »

Fatal load drop in Taiwan

Fatal load drop in Taiwan

April 13, 2015 | Comments (2)

Four people died on Friday when two cranes dropped a steel box beam into the busy road below. »

Vertikal Intermat Guide

Vertikal Intermat Guide

April 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Vertikal Intermat guide to access and lifting equipment at this year’s major international exhibition is now on line and available to read or download. »

HTC ownership change

HTC ownership change

April 10, 2015 | Comments (3)

We have finally confirmed that UK tower crane company H.T.C is up for sale by owner P.C. Harrington Holdings »

Thai crane

Thai crane

April 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group has taken delivery of a new 130t five axle Grove GMK5130-2 All Terrain crane »

Two Groves for Ellis

Two Groves for Ellis

April 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Ellis Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Grove GMK3060 and GMK4080-1 All Terrain crane »

Manitowoc adds to Nicaraguan distribution

Manitowoc adds to Nicaraguan distribution

April 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Equipment sales company NIMAC has been appointed as Potain and National Cranes dealer for Nicaragua. »

First UK Explorer 5500

First UK Explorer 5500

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Glasgow-based rental company Leggat Plant has taken delivery of the first Terex Explorer 5500 in the UK »

Topless for Datem

Topless for Datem

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Construction company Datem has taken delivery of the first Potain MCT 205 tower crane in the Philippines »

Riwal supplies Prangl

Riwal supplies Prangl

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Riwal and Austrian crane and access rental company Prangl have agreed a five year framework agreement. »

Crane operator fatality

Crane operator fatality

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator died yesterday after he was hit by a falling hook block which crashed into his cab in Hong Kong »

New 250t Grove AT

New 250t Grove AT

April 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Grove has launched its GMK5250L, a new single engine five axle 250 tonne All Terrain crane. »

Crane overturn in Dallas

Crane overturn in Dallas

April 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

A four axle All Terrain crane overturned onto the Dallas Museum of Art on Friday damaging part of the building »

Two Vallas for Cooper Tires

Two Vallas for Cooper Tires

April 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK tyre manufacturer Cooper Tire & Rubber has taken delivery of two Valla pick & carry cranes »

10 GMK4100L for Kuwait

10 GMK4100L for Kuwait

April 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Integrated Logistics of Kuwait has taken delivery of 10 new 100 tonne Grove All Terrain cranes »

Mega contract for Mammoet

Mega contract for Mammoet

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has won the heavy lift and heavy haul contract for the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana »

Liebherr acquires Hong Kong dealer

Liebherr acquires Hong Kong dealer

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Biberach has completed the acquisition of the Shiro tower crane division from Shriro group in Hong Kong »

Another tree another crane

Another tree another crane

April 1, 2015 | Comments (2)

A crane overturned yesterday in Cobb County, Georgia, while lifting trees from the back yard of a home »

First SCX1000A-3 in Holland

First SCX1000A-3 in Holland

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Gebr. De Koning has taken delivery of the first Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX1000A-3 crawler crane in the Netherlands »

New distributor for IMT

New distributor for IMT

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

US loader crane manufacturer IMT has added Kahn Truck Equipment to its distributor network »

Two new Liebherr cranes for Emerson

Two new Liebherr cranes for Emerson

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Emerson Crane Hire of the UK has received the first of two new Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 All Terrain cranes »

Four more Kobelcos for Weldex

Four more Kobelcos for Weldex

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Weldex has taken delivery of four new Kobelco CKE G series crawler cranes »

Carlyle exits China Crane

Carlyle exits China Crane

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Carlyle has sold its share of China Crane Investment Holdings leaving Cargotec as the sole shareholder. »

Crane overturns in Lichtenstein

Crane overturns in Lichtenstein

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile industrial crane overturned last week in Lichtenstein, while carrying a large concrete panel »

Tower crane overturns in Mannheim

Tower crane overturns in Mannheim

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Mannheim, Germany on Thursday »

Oaktree takes Ainscough

Oaktree takes Ainscough

March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

US-based Oaktree Capital Management has purchased UK based Ainscough Crane Hire »

First Tadano AT for Emsley

First Tadano AT for Emsley

March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Emsley Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Tadano All Terrain crane, an ATF 40G-2 »

Magna adds to German coverage

Magna adds to German coverage

March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Magna Tyres has appointed Reifen Helm to distribute its OTR and MTP tyre ranges in Northern Germany »

Hewden raises £135m

Hewden raises £135m

March 27, 2015 | Comments (2)

UK rental company Hewden has secured a new £135 million credit line, from Bank of America and five other banks »

Stuart Smith 1948 - 2015

Stuart Smith 1948 - 2015

March 27, 2015 | Comments (11)

We have received the news that Stuart Smith, founder and past owner of Peterborough Crane Hire, has died UPDATED »

Crane auction raises $35 million

Crane auction raises $35 million

March 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The cranes in the Energy auction in Casper, Wyoming, yesterday fetched $35 million, and the overall sale $54 million »

750 tonne Liebherr for Baldwins

750 tonne Liebherr for Baldwins

March 26, 2015 | Comments (8)

UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom truck crane »

Tadano to expand Mantis plant

Tadano to expand Mantis plant

March 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano is investing $2.5 million to expand its Mantis crawler crane plant in Richlands, Virginia, adding 25 new jobs »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

March 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital edition of our German language magazine Kran & Bühne is now on-line and available to download »

Liebherr opens maritime centre

Liebherr opens maritime centre

March 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Africa has opened a maritime crane sales and service centre in Durban, South Africa. »

Better quarter for Essex

Better quarter for Essex

March 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane has posted its 2014 results after a delayto review potential issues with past reporting »

Grove GHC demo launch

Grove GHC demo launch

March 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched its new GHC telescopic crawler cranes to customers at its Shady Grove factory plant »

Bridge launcher crane collapse

Bridge launcher crane collapse

March 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

A bridge launcher crane helping build a new elevated highway in Manila, the Philippines collapsed yesterday »

40t Tadano for Ellis

40t Tadano for Ellis

March 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane hire company Ellis Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF 40G-2 All Terrain crane »

Fangmann expands fleet

Fangmann expands fleet

March 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane and transport company Fangmann Industrie has taken delivery of a LTM 1130-5.1 All Terrain crane »

Articulated STS cranes for Australia

Articulated STS cranes for Australia

March 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Australian port operator Patrick Stevedores has ordered four Liebherr ship to shore cranes »

Fatal crane jump

Fatal crane jump

March 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

A man died yesterday after jumping into the water from the Hikitia floating crane in Wellington, New Zealand »

Another crane fire

Another crane fire

March 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane caught fire yesterday while travelling on the Dundee to Aberdeen road near Forfar, Scotland. »

First Grove for Horizon

First Grove for Horizon

March 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Falkirk based Horizon has taken delivery of its first Grove crane – a 300 tonne GMK6300L All Terrain »

Dropped beam proves fatal

Dropped beam proves fatal

March 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

A 20 metre I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa, Brazil last month killing a passing pedestrian »

Repeat order for J&D Pierce

Repeat order for J&D Pierce

March 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Scottish steelwork contractor J&D Pierce has taken delivery of a second Grove GMK4100L and Grove GMK3055 »

Business development role at Quinto

Business development role at Quinto

March 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Quinto Crane & Plant has appointed Richard Cross as UK Development manager »

Sany rebrands in Europe

Sany rebrands in Europe

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sany Germany, the wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Sany, has rebranded as Sany Europe »

Crane knocks road sign onto bus

Crane knocks road sign onto bus

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Eight people were injured after a crane knocked a large road sign down onto a bus in Seattle. »

Tat Hong sells Singapore yard

Tat Hong sells Singapore yard

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has sold one of its facilities in Singapore as part of its plan to raise cash and reduce costs »

300t Eurogru for S.Korea

300t Eurogru for S.Korea

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Italian crane manufacturer Eurogru Amici has delivered a 300 tonne 300.23 to Daejin Crane of South Korea »

Terry Duxbury R.I.P

Terry Duxbury R.I.P

March 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have just received the news of the death of crane driver and Lifting World website owner Terry Duxbury. »

Manitowoc completes VPC-MAX testing

Manitowoc completes VPC-MAX testing

March 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has completed the testing of its MLC650 crawler crane fitted with its VPC-MAX superlift attachment »

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

March 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

The next issue of Cranes & Access goes to print later this week so if you are looking work get in touch »

New 145t RT for Ravago

New 145t RT for Ravago

March 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Phillipines based Ravago Equipment Rentals has taken delivery of a new 145 tonne Tadano GR-1450EX. »

Liebherr provides rescue sheets

Liebherr provides rescue sheets

March 16, 2015 | Comments (1)

Liebherr will provide rescue sheets for its mobile cranes in order to assist with crane recovery following an incident. »

Palfinger starts JVs in Russia

Palfinger starts JVs in Russia

March 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger and Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz have officially begun its two joint ventures in Russia. »

First new Liebherr for Tonhout

First new Liebherr for Tonhout

March 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane company Tonhout Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first new Liebherr crane »

Empire relocates in NJ

Empire relocates in NJ

March 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane distributor Empire Crane Company has relocated its New Jersey operations to new larger premises »

Dennis Fokko Doornbos 1950 – 2015

Dennis Fokko Doornbos 1950 – 2015

March 15, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have just heard the sad news that Dennis Doornbos of Dutch crane and access rental company Doornbos Equipment has died. UPDATED »

Major crane auction

Major crane auction

March 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ritchie Bros will sell the Energy Crane fleet in Casper, Wyoming, later this month »

Link Belt moves into South Africa

Link Belt moves into South Africa

March 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt has appointed Eqstra Industrial Equipment of South Africa as its distributor for Southern Africa »

New CFO for Iron Planet

New CFO for Iron Planet

March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Online auction house Iron Planet has appointed Debbie Schleicher as its new chief financial officer »

Flextrack appoints UK distributor

Flextrack appoints UK distributor

March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Danish tracking solutions provider Flextrack has appointed AMI as its distributor for the UK. »

Liebherr launches largest LHM

Liebherr launches largest LHM

March 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched its new 308 tonne flagship mobile harbour crane – its largest to date. »

New sales head for Outreach

New sales head for Outreach

March 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane, access and offshore supplier Outreach has appointed Ian Valentine as general manager, sales »

Bonfiglioli acquires Comer wheel drives

Bonfiglioli acquires Comer wheel drives

March 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bonfiglioli Riduttori has taken over the wheel and track drive product lines of Comer Industries. »

Another Tadano for Stoddart

Another Tadano for Stoddart

March 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Stoddart Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF130G »

Crane overturn in Singapore

Crane overturn in Singapore

March 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane overturned yesterday at a job site in the Jurong area of Singapore »

First female crane operator

First female crane operator

March 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hong Kong has certified its first female crane operator, Janet Wong, 25, following 10 weeks of training »

First new crane for Highcliffe

First new crane for Highcliffe

March 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Yorkshire crane rental company Highcliffe Engineering has taken delivery of a 40 tonne ATF 40G-2 All Terrain crane »

Georgia takes Konecranes RTGs

Georgia takes Konecranes RTGs

March 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

US port operator Georgia Ports Authority has ordered 10 electric RTG cranes for its terminal in Savannah »

Further profit falls at Manitex

Further profit falls at Manitex

March 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and container handling company Manitex has reported a sharp drop in profits for 2014, on higher revenues. »

Potain Igo T85As for Mantis

Potain Igo T85As for Mantis

March 5, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK based Mantis Cranes has taken delivery of the country's first two Potain Igo T85A self-erectors »

Terex issues counterfeit warning

Terex issues counterfeit warning

March 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex has issued a warning regarding counterfeit Terex/Demag crawler cranes originating from South Korea. »

Upgrade for Liebherr’s LR1750

Upgrade for Liebherr’s LR1750

March 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has upgraded its 750 tonne LR1750 crawler crane to provide increased lifting capacities »

Dropped load proves fatal

Dropped load proves fatal

March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man in a platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a concrete panel on him in Tromsø, Norway »

Bob Dickey R.I.P

March 4, 2015 | Comments (2)

We have just received the news that UK crane hire owner Bob Dickey passed away last Thursday following a long illness »

More pictures of Tadano’s big new crane

More pictures of Tadano’s big new crane

March 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have received several pictures of Tadano’s new 600t+ All Terrain crane and its 'Triple Boom' concept. »

Manitowoc expands in Argentina

Manitowoc expands in Argentina

March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Buenos Aires-based Covema has been appointed the distributor of Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Argentina. »

Record year for Liebherr offshore cranes

Record year for Liebherr offshore cranes

March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr offshore cranes has reported a record year for 2014 delivering more than twice as many cranes »

Essex delays results

Essex delays results

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based crawler crane rental specialist has announced an open ended delay to the release of its 2014 results »

Tutt Bryant premises sold

Tutt Bryant premises sold

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has announced the sale and lease back of property in Australia occupied by subsidiary Tutt Bryant »

Range of Unic spiders for Høyde

Range of Unic spiders for Høyde

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Norwegian rental company Høydespesialisten has taken delivery of a range of four Unic spider cranes »

Burt acquires Biondi

Burt acquires Biondi

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Burt Crane & Rigging has expanded its services in New York and New England with the acquisition of Biondi Rigging »

Near miss in Zeebrugge

Near miss in Zeebrugge

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane dropped its load into passing traffic last week in the town of Zeebrugge, Belgium »

Stirnimann takes on Potain in Austria

Stirnimann takes on Potain in Austria

February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Stirnimann, the long-time Swiss Potain and Grove distributor, has added Austria to its Potain territory »

Record year for H&E Equipment

Record year for H&E Equipment

February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based H&E Equipment has reported revenues of $1.09 billion, with pre-tax profits up over 42 percent »

Crane flip in Miami

Crane flip in Miami

February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

A 6x6 boom-truck flipped onto its side in Miami yesterday, the cause is far from clear, as the incident was »

Mavebo adds two spider cranes

Mavebo adds two spider cranes

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch firm Mavebo has added two UNIC spider cranes to its hire fleet. »

MOBA expands

MOBA expands

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

MOBA has opened a subsidiary in Brazil and has started building a new production hall in Germany »

Terex launches free online lift planner

Terex launches free online lift planner

February 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

Terex Cranes has launched the Terex Liftplan - a free online lift planning tool »

New MD for Wolffkran Austria

New MD for Wolffkran Austria

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Wolffkran has appointed Dieter Reuberger as managing director of its Austrian subsidiary »

LHM 420 for the Netherlands

LHM 420 for the Netherlands

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Swiss bulk handling company Pacorini has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LHM 420 in the Netherlands »

Vp ahead of market expectations

Vp ahead of market expectations

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based rental group Vp has issued an interim statement regarding its performance since November. »

Linden Comansa appoints in Norway

Linden Comansa appoints in Norway

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tower crane company Craneway has been appointed Norwegian distributor of Linden Comansa »

Super heavy glass lifter from Hird

Super heavy glass lifter from Hird

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

The 3,500kg capacity Hydraulica 3500 vacuum lifter is now available in the UK »

8 Böckers for Ainscough

8 Böckers for Ainscough

February 23, 2015 | Comments (2)

Ainscough Crane Hire has started taking delivery of eight new Böcker AK44/4000 truck mounted cranes »

First GMK6400 in Australia

First GMK6400 in Australia

February 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

South Australia based Fleurieu Cranes has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 to arrive in Australia »

Omni-directional platform

Omni-directional platform

February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bailey Speciality is introducing an omni-directional, work platform for its Brandon tool carrier at the ARA »

Allison celebrates centennial

Allison celebrates centennial

February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based automatic transmissions manufacturer Allison Transmission is celebrating 100 years in business »

HSE appoints head of construction

HSE appoints head of construction

February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Peter Baker as chief inspector of construction »

Nottrott takes HK65

Nottrott takes HK65

February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

German steel erector, Metallbau Nottrott has taken delivery of a Tadano Faun HK65 truck mounted crane »

600+ tonne Tadano

600+ tonne Tadano

February 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have finally received a few details of the new Tadano flagship crane currently in development »

Southern takes first 5600 in UK

Southern takes first 5600 in UK

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Southern Cranes has taken delivery of the UK’s first Terex Explorer 5600 All Terrain crane »

Ivor Kiddle 1925-2015

Ivor Kiddle 1925-2015

February 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have just received the sad news that Ivor Kiddle, founder of UK based Quinto Crane passed away on Saturday »

Load tangles in power lines

Load tangles in power lines

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator lifting a long load in Halifax, Nova Scotia, yesterday entangled it in power lines running along the site, cutting of power to over 1,500 local homes. »

Boom truck crushes car

Boom truck crushes car

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned in a car park in Tiverton Rhode-Island yesterday, with the boom landing on a car »

Crane operator fatality

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator died on Tuesday in Portland, Oregon, after a load slipped from its rigging and landed on the crane cab »

Quarterly profit jump at Terex Cranes

Quarterly profit jump at Terex Cranes

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a solid increase in profits for the fourth quarter on slightly lower revenues. »

17 Tadanos for ALL Erection

17 Tadanos for ALL Erection

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

US-based crane and access rental company ALL Erection & Crane Rental has ordered 17 Tadano RT and AT cranes »

Coussens adds its first Challenger

Coussens adds its first Challenger

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Coussens has taken delivery of a 55 tonne Terex 3160 Challenger All Terrain crane »

Africa’s first GMK 6400 for Mobicrane

Africa’s first GMK 6400 for Mobicrane

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ghanaian rental company Mobicrane has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Africa »

New SC&RA Foundation scholarship

New SC&RA Foundation scholarship

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Frank Bardonaro has established an SC&R Foundation Scholarship in memory of his father »

Crane Industry Services adds to training team

Crane Industry Services adds to training team

February 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

Crane Industry Services of Atlanta, Georgia, has appointed Gary Lloyd as Crane & Rigging Specialist. »

Nine years to prosecute

Nine years to prosecute

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

The HSE is finally prosecuting a company and its owner for the fatal tower crane collapse in Battersea in 2006. »

Rex David Pollock 1945-2015

Rex David Pollock 1945-2015

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

New Zealand crane hire veteran Rex Pollock died last week after a long battle with cancer »

400 tonne Tadano for I&H

400 tonne Tadano for I&H

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company I&H has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane »

Cramo acquires Visby Hyresmaskiner

Cramo acquires Visby Hyresmaskiner

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cramo has acquired the assets of Visby Hyresmaskiner on the island of Gotland, Sweden »

Tadano up 15%

Tadano up 15%

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported its nine month results, with revenues up 15%, and profits rising almost 40% »

New 300t Tadano

New 300t Tadano

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Japan, a couple of the new six axle 300 tonne Tadano All Terrain cranes - the ATF 300G-6 »

Crane overturns in to dock

Crane overturns in to dock

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane overturned while lifting a boat yesterday in the Indian town of Tuticorin, Southern India »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

February 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is now online and free to read or download »

Decline continues at Tat Hong

Decline continues at Tat Hong

February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

International crane rental and distribution company Tat Hong has reported its third quarter results »

Highway Equipment acquires Scott-Gallaher

Highway Equipment acquires Scott-Gallaher

February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based dealer Highway Equipment has acquired crane distributor Scott-Gallaher of Roanoke, Virginia »

Executive Hire Show

Executive Hire Show

February 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Executive Hire Show got off to a strong start yesterday with a number of new exhibitors and products »

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

February 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

The next Cranes & Access goes to print tomorrow, if you need good people, or a good job there is still time »

Ramirent profit slide

Ramirent profit slide

February 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has reported a full year decline in revenues of just over five percent »

Crane dropped in tandem lift

Crane dropped in tandem lift

February 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle, Australia on Tuesday »

4 LHMs for Katoen Natie

4 LHMs for Katoen Natie

February 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

International port operator Katoen Natie has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. »

Hird takes two 706s

Hird takes two 706s

February 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane and access specialist Hird has taken delivery of two six tonne Unic URW-706 spider cranes. »

Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes

February 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

A Bristol Bloodhound missile has been lifted into the Hayward Gallery as part of an exhibition which opens today »

New Tadano for Quinto

New Tadano for Quinto

February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Quinto Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF 130G-5 All Terrain crane »

Manitowoc cuts deal with Icahn

Manitowoc cuts deal with Icahn

February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn following his purchase of an 8% stake and plans to split the business »

500 tonner for Hüffermann

500 tonner for Hüffermann

February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Hüffermann has ordered a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All Terrain crane. »

Cranes drop stack

Cranes drop stack

February 9, 2015 | Comments (1)

An incident occurred at the Blaydin Point gas plant in Australia last week during the lift of an exhaust stack »

More Kobelco cranes for GH Johnson

More Kobelco cranes for GH Johnson

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company GH Johnson Crane Hire has bought two new 80 tonne Kobelco CKE800G crawler cranes »

Palfinger breaks a billion

Palfinger breaks a billion

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and aerial lift manufacturer Palfinger has exceeded a billion Euros of revenue for the first time »

Board changes at Ramirent

Board changes at Ramirent

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent will appoint two new main board directors at its AGM while three will step down »

Kalmar launches latest Gloria

Kalmar launches latest Gloria

February 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has launched its latest Gloria reachstackers designed for handling empty and semi-laden containers. »

10 tonne spiders for Spain

10 tonne spiders for Spain

February 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Madrid based Amara has taken delivery of two 10 tonne Unic URW-1006 spider cranes »

Unstable crane closes road

Unstable crane closes road

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

The boom of a lattice crawler crane threatened to come down across a major road and power lines in Virginia »

Six axle Spierings for Peinemann

Six axle Spierings for Peinemann

February 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

Peinemann has taken delivery of a new Spierings SK1265-AT6 self-erecting mobile tower crane. »

Lift me up

Lift me up

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a man being lifted onto the canopy for a new drive in ATM machine »

Genie production begins in Oklahoma

Genie production begins in Oklahoma

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Genie has started manufacturing some of its telehandlers at the Terex facility in Oklahoma City. »

New director at Kranlyft UK

New director at Kranlyft UK

February 4, 2015 | Comments (3)

Alan Peck has been promoted to the position of sales director for Maeda and Böcker dealer Kranlyft UK »

NCSG acquires Energy Crane

NCSG acquires Energy Crane

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Canadian based crane group NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul has acquired Energy Transportation of Wyoming »

Manitowoc moves Brazilian parts warehouse

Manitowoc moves Brazilian parts warehouse

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has announced plans to move its Crane Care parts warehouse in Brazil »

Profit spike at Kobelco Cranes

Profit spike at Kobelco Cranes

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has published its third quarter results, with higher sales and a sharp rise in profits »

Winds overturn crane

Winds overturn crane

February 2, 2015 | Comments (1)

A crawler crane overturned in Bursa, Turkey in strong winds over the weekend killing the driver of a passing taxi »

Fulvio Gomes 1974-2015

Fulvio Gomes 1974-2015

February 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have received the news of the death of Fulvio Gomes a 15 year crane and access veteran in South America »

Fatal tower crane incident

Fatal tower crane incident

January 31, 2015 | Comments (1)

A man died yesterday in Chicago after he was crushed on a tower crane by a descending climbing frame »

Crane Outrigger catches cars

Crane Outrigger catches cars

January 31, 2015 | Comments (6)

The outrigger beam on a city All Terrain crane badly damaged three cars as it extended during travel in the UK »

Manitowoc Cranes slips further

Manitowoc Cranes slips further

January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Revenues at Manitowoc Cranes continues to slip, but order intake has boosted the backlog by 28 percent. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of our German crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online to read or download »

Huisman cranes for Maersk

Huisman cranes for Maersk

January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Offshore marine service provider Maersk Supply Service has ordered six Huisman cranes »

Another Ainscough business

Another Ainscough business

January 28, 2015 | Comments (1)

Ainscough Industrial Group, owner of Vanguard, Seward Wyon and Lifting Gear UK has launched AIG Electrical »

NCCCO celebrates 20 Years

NCCCO celebrates 20 Years

January 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is celebrating the 20th anniversary »

Jekko articulates in Germany

Jekko articulates in Germany

January 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jekko has developed a version of its 2.5 tonne capacity SPX 424 spider crane aimed at the German market »

Barnhart acquires in Illinois

Barnhart acquires in Illinois

January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Barnhart Crane and Rigging has acquired E.J. Cattani & Sons of Ladd, Northern Illinois »

Global Parts Centre for Kobelco

Global Parts Centre for Kobelco

January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has formally opened it Global Parts Centre in Singapore after it began trading earlier this month »

Liebherr tower crane elevator

Liebherr tower crane elevator

January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr is to launch an innovative self-contained tower crane elevator at Intermat dubbed the LiUP. »

Fatal crane accident

Fatal crane accident

January 24, 2015 | Comments (1)

A crane operator died yesterday in the Netherlands, when his crane ploughed in to an embankment »

A room with a view...

A room with a view...

January 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

A company in the Netherlands has opened a new hotel in a large harbour crane in Amsterdam »

Crane collision closes road

Crane collision closes road

January 23, 2015 | Comments (3)

A lane of the M11 motorway in the UK was closed this morning after a coach struck an city type All Terrain crane »

Record year for Liebherr harbour cranes

Record year for Liebherr harbour cranes

January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane division has reported a record year in crane sales for 2014 »

Ramirent simplifies structure

Ramirent simplifies structure

January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent is changing its management structure from six to two regions - Scandinavia and North Central Europe »

Terex UK open day

Terex UK open day

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes UK held a customer open day at its premises today with four Explorer 5600 cranes on display. »

Large Liebherr and JLGs for Singapore

Large Liebherr and JLGs for Singapore

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

LH Construction and Machinery has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM1300-6.2 and two JLG 1850SJs »

Crane overturns at mine

Crane overturns at mine

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Tuesday »

Russian dealer for JMG

Russian dealer for JMG

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

JMG has appointed Trac-TOR as its new dealer for its battery electric pick & carry cranes in Russia »

Tat Hong COO resigns

Tat Hong COO resigns

January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Wong Meng Choong, group chief operating officer of Tat Hong Asia is to leave the company »

Grove badged Sennebogens

Grove badged Sennebogens

January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched three Grove telescopic crawler cranes as part of a long term strategic partnership with Sennebogen »

Sydney Appleyard 1949 -2015

Sydney Appleyard 1949 -2015

January 21, 2015 | Comments (3)

We have received the sad news that UK crane veteran Syd Appleyard passed away earlier this week »

First UK Tadano ATF100G-4

First UK Tadano ATF100G-4

January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

The first of Tadano ATF 100G-4 All Terrain crane to arrive in UK has joined Crowland cranes in Peterborough »

Grove for Proud

Grove for Proud

January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Dewsbury & Proud has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5130-2 All Terrain crane »

Ron Schad joins Liebherr

Ron Schad joins Liebherr

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane industry veteran Ron Schad has joined Liebherr Nenzing to lead tis sales efforts in the Midwest »

Crane fatality in Gabon

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man was reported to have been crushed by a falling load on board a Total oil platform in Gabon yesterday »

New credit manager for Link Belt

New credit manager for Link Belt

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has promoted Missy Walden to the post of credit manager with immediate effect. »

First female technician for Konecranes UK

First female technician for Konecranes UK

January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Konecranes UK has appointed Natasha Cairns, its first female field service technician »

Maxim Crane adds to sales team

Maxim Crane adds to sales team

January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane has appointed Allen Wenturine as industrial account manager in the North East region »

Crane comes down in Moscow

Crane comes down in Moscow

January 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. »

Another marine acquisition for Palfinger

Another marine acquisition for Palfinger

January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has acquired NDM which supplies winches and handling equipment to the marine and offshore sectors »

New president Liebherr Cranes USA

New president Liebherr Cranes USA

January 14, 2015 | Comments (2)

Daniel Pitzer has replaced Georg Diesch as president of Liebherr Cranes Inc in the USA »

Crawler overturns in Germany

Crawler overturns in Germany

January 14, 2015 | Comments (3)

A crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Janneby, Germany, last Friday during gale force winds. »

NQ acquires CQ

NQ acquires CQ

January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Australia’s NQ Group of Brisbane has acquired CQ Group of Nebo, Queensland bringing two crane businesses together »

German debut for Explorer 5600

German debut for Explorer 5600

January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Blüggel Krane has taken the first 160 tonne Terex Explorer 5600 All Terrain crane in Germany. »

LTM 1060-3.1 for Davies

LTM 1060-3.1 for Davies

January 14, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Davies Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 60 tonne Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 All Terrain crane »

UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 is delivered

UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 is delivered

January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

King Lifting has taken delivery of the UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 six axle 300 tonne All Terrain crane. »

New manager for Link Belt Mid-Atlantic

New manager for Link Belt Mid-Atlantic

January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has promoted Dallas Coffey to the post of general manager for its Mid-Atlantic division. »

Crane rigging fatality

January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday while helping dismantle a lattice boom crane in Edwardsville, Illinois. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns on New Jersey road job

Crane overturns on New Jersey road job

January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was injured when his crane tipped over backawards in South East New Jersey on Saturday »

Manitex agrees new credit lines

Manitex agrees new credit lines

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitex has agreed new and amended credit facilities for working capital and the PM acquisition »

Galizia for Kimberly-Clark

Galizia for Kimberly-Clark

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark has taken delivery of a two tonne Galizia G20 pick & carry crane »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit or looking for a job, the next Cranes & Access will shortly go to print. »

Five pack Powerattack

Five pack Powerattack

January 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kubota's German subsidiary has taken delivery of five Powerattack load movers for its facility in Hess »

Great Lakes sales manager for Tadano

Great Lakes sales manager for Tadano

January 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Chad Stone as regional sales manager for the Great Lakes territory. »

Ignored risk assessment costs £15,917

Ignored risk assessment costs £15,917

January 7, 2015 | Comments (2)

A UK contractor has been fined £15,917after exposing employees to unnecessary dangers »

Tat Hong exits Flo-Line

Tat Hong exits Flo-Line

January 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has sold its holding in Flo-Line Hydraulics for $259,000 »

Weyers takes the helm at Manitowoc Cranes

Weyers takes the helm at Manitowoc Cranes

January 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Larry Weyers has been appointed president of Manitowoc Cranes, taking over from Eric Etchart »

Cranes and access on stricken cargo ship

Cranes and access on stricken cargo ship

January 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

A cargo ship that ran aground off the UK coast contains a number of cranes, aerial lifts and telehandlers »

Vertikal.net issues

January 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Many of you noticed that vertikal.net was down for an hour or so earlier today, due to high traffic and other issues »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

All of us at the Vertikal Press would like thank you for your support in 2014 and to wish you a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous year in 2015 »

Have a good one

Have a good one

December 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Some of you are close to moving from 2014 to 2015, while others are still a fair few hours away, we just wanted to wish all those celebrating a very safe and happy celebration. »

Crane overturns in NJ

Crane overturns in NJ

December 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned yesterday in New Jersey, seriously injuring a man on site »

Offshore crane order for MacGregor

Offshore crane order for MacGregor

December 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

The MacGregor division of Cargotec has received an order for four large offshore cranes »

Icahn picks on Manitowoc

Icahn picks on Manitowoc

December 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

Financial speculator Carl Icahn has aquired 7.7 percent of Manitowoc and advocates splitting the company »

Have a good one!

Have a good one!

December 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is that time of year again with the Christmas holidays now fully underway, we wish you all a great Christmas and New year break »

Crane slips off truck

Crane slips off truck

December 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A large All Terrain crane was dumped on its side outside the port in Jacksonville, Florida »

Parcom takes control of Barge Master

Parcom takes control of Barge Master

December 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Parcom Capital has taken a majority stake in Barge Master a motion compensated crane specialist »

Manitex/Terex deal closes

Manitex/Terex deal closes

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex and Terex have completed the ASV joint venture giving Manitex a majority stake in the business »

Qatari takes Ormig

Qatari takes Ormig

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Qatari Industrial Equipment has taken delivery of an Ormig 10tm diesel powered pick & carry crane »

170 units for PartnerLift members

170 units for PartnerLift members

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Europe’s largest association of rental companies, PartnerLift, has placed an orders worth €6.5 million »

Iron Planet and Cat Auctions to merge

Iron Planet and Cat Auctions to merge

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

IronPlanet the online auction house, is to merge with Associated Auction Services »

GMK 6350 for Carson-Mitchell

GMK 6350 for Carson-Mitchell

December 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Missouri based contractor Carson-Mitchell has expanded the top end of its fleet with a 300 tonne Grove GMK 6350 »

1,000m high tower crane

1,000m high tower crane

December 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Tower cranes are being installed in what will be the world’s first building to reach a kilometre high »

500t Terex AC500 for Hungary

500t Terex AC500 for Hungary

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dunagep, one of Hungary's largest crane rental specialists, has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Terex AC500-2 »

Three Liebherrs for Schmidbauer

Three Liebherrs for Schmidbauer

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Schmidbauer has taken delivery of three Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

Linden to replace 21LC290

Linden to replace 21LC290

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Linden Comansa has announced plans to launch a new flat-top tower crane in January. »

Tadano appoints hydraulics partner in US

Tadano appoints hydraulics partner in US

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Garrod Hydraulics as its hydraulic cylinder repair and restoration partner »

Liebherr confirms 1% decline

Liebherr confirms 1% decline

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has said that it excepts to achieve revenues of €8.87 billion in 2014, one percent below 2013 »

First Power Boom on an LR11000

First Power Boom on an LR11000

December 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first Liebherr LR 11000 to be fitted with a Power Boom attachment has gone to work in Germany. »

First Jekko SPX 1275CDH

First Jekko SPX 1275CDH

December 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian mini crane manufacturer Jekko has shipped its first 7.5 tonne SPX 1275CDH mini crane to the Netherlands »

Ramirent revises forecasts

Ramirent revises forecasts

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

International rental group Ramirent has further revised its estimates for 2014 and warned of write downs »

Solid progress at SMIE

Solid progress at SMIE

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

SMIE the tower crane anti-collision specialist has reported revenues for the fiscal year of €5.5 million »

Failing to manage traffic

Failing to manage traffic

December 16, 2014 | Comments (10)

Spotted in the UK, an All Terrain crane carrying out a lift with little consideration for traffic management »

Repeat port order for Terex

Repeat port order for Terex

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

German port operator Eurogate has ordered another 15 Terex NSC 634E straddle carriers »

OTR subsidiary rebrands

OTR subsidiary rebrands

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The European subsidiary of OTR Wheel Engineering, has changed its name to OTR Wheel Engineering Europe. »

Crane slips into ditch

Crane slips into ditch

December 16, 2014 | Comments (3)

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned earlier this month on a remote road in Scotland. »

UK rental companies in play

UK rental companies in play

December 15, 2014 | Comments (1)

As 2014 draws to an end it looks as though at least three of the UK’s largest rental companies may change hands »

Crawler crane loses its boom

Crawler crane loses its boom

December 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The boom of crawler crane collapsed over the back at a site in Blenheim, New Zealand this morning »

Marriage proposal goes wrong

Marriage proposal goes wrong

December 13, 2014 | Comments (3)

A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the Netherlands was lucky to escape with his life today »

New appointments at Compact Lifting

New appointments at Compact Lifting

December 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Compact Lifting group of companies has announced a number of new appointments »

Liebherr fire crane

Liebherr fire crane

December 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Germany’s Reutlingen fire brigade has taken delivery of a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 fire and rescue crane. »

First Maeda articulated crane

First Maeda articulated crane

December 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

The first production unit of Maeda's new articulated boom spider crane will be on show at Kranlyft UK next week »

Schwing to offer tower cranes

Schwing to offer tower cranes

December 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Concrete pump manufacturer Schwing Stetter (India) has decided to enter the tower crane market »

Link-Belt RTC-8050 for Expertise

Link-Belt RTC-8050 for Expertise

December 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Saudi Arabian rental company Expertise Industrial Services has purchased the Link-Belt RTC-8050 Series II »

Crane into the void

Crane into the void

December 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday »

Northern Territory Crane Care

Northern Territory Crane Care

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed a Crane Care dealer for Grove cranes in Northern Territory, Australia. »

Manufacturing error blamed for fatal crane collapse

Manufacturing error blamed for fatal crane collapse

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A coroner has claimed the 2013 tower crane collapse at the National Gallery was due to a manufacturing error »

Six Terex RTGs for Manila

Six Terex RTGs for Manila

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philippines terminal operator Manila North Harbour Port has ordered six Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes. »

Idrogru truck crane for Germany

Idrogru truck crane for Germany

December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Marcus Transport has taken delivery of the first Idrogru KT160.29 truck crane in Germany »

LTR 1220 for Brazil

LTR 1220 for Brazil

December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Crane rental company Guindastes Tatuapé has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTR 1220 crawler crane in Brazil »

New German access company

New German access company

December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Wiemann has established a new access rental company in Germany »

Changes at Tadano Faun

Changes at Tadano Faun

December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Satoru Oyashiki, vice president of Tadano Faun, is moving back to Tadano Japan after six years in the job »

Böcker confirms new MD

Böcker confirms new MD

December 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Crane and access manufacturer Böcker has confirmed Alexander Böcker will take over as managing director »

Five 300t Groves for Singapore

Five 300t Groves for Singapore

December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore heavy lifting company Tiong Woon has taken delivery of five Grove GMK6300L All Terrain cranes »

New VP for Maxim

New VP for Maxim

December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane Works has promoted John Werner to vice president of sales for the Northeast region. »

Terex Explorer 5800 for Bengal

Terex Explorer 5800 for Bengal

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based Bengal Transportation Services has taken the first Terex Explorer 5800 in the USA. »

Hewden CEO resigns

Hewden CEO resigns

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kevin Parkes chief executive of UK rental company Hewden has announced that he is leaving the company »

Third LTM 11200 9.1 for Max Bögl

Third LTM 11200 9.1 for Max Bögl

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane group Max Bögl has taken delivery of its third 1,200 tonne Liebherr LTM 11200 9.1 »

Another Tadano for R. Kölch

Another Tadano for R. Kölch

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Richard Kölch & Sohn has taken delivery of a 90 tonne Tadano ATF 90G-4 »

Marketing director for Empire

Marketing director for Empire

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Empire Crane Company of Syracuse, New York, has appointed Shelly Korb-Gayring as marketing director »

Sennebogens for AGD

Sennebogens for AGD

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company AGD Equipment has taken delivery of a two Sennebogen crawler cranes for its rental fleet »

13th Grove for ABA

13th Grove for ABA

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company ABA Crane Hire has taken delivery of 13th Grove crane – a GMK4100L »

10 E-RTGs for China

10 E-RTGs for China

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese port operator Ningbo Port has ordered 10 Terex rubber tyred gantry cranes for its Yuandong Terminal. »

New MD for Ramirent Norge

New MD for Ramirent Norge

December 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Øyvind Emblem, 44, has been appointed managing director of Ramirent Norway »

Two more AT incidents

Two more AT incidents

December 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

Readers have reported two more mobile crane incidents last week, both involving four-axle All Terrain cranes. »

One we missed

One we missed

December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane operator had a lucky escape when the ground gave way beneath one of his outriggers in Italy »

Krandienst enters crawler market

Krandienst enters crawler market

December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Krandienst Schulz has entered the crawler crane market with the delivery of a Liebherr LR 1600/2 »

Talbert adds western sales manager

Talbert adds western sales manager

December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy haulage and crane trailer manufacturer Talbert has appointed Ross McKenzie as a sales manager »

Palfinger Sany deal for Ethiopia

Palfinger Sany deal for Ethiopia

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany Mobile Cranes has won a $6.4 million contract from Yapi Merkezi for an Ethiopia rail project »

Manitou 360 for Scottish port

Manitou 360 for Scottish port

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scottish Port Edgar Marina has taken delivery of a 360 degree Manitou MRT 2150+ Privilege telehandler. »

Best tool for the job?

Best tool for the job?

December 1, 2014 | Comments (5)

A reader has sent a photo of the dismantling of the burnt-out Blue room on Eastbourne’s pier in the UK »

Vertikal Days debut for Kobelco

Vertikal Days debut for Kobelco

November 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has confirmed that it will exhibit for the first time at Vertikal Days in 2015 »

More Bauma China

More Bauma China

November 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Day two at Bauma China saw the arrival of the sun making for a far better show in the outside area »

Crane drops boat

Crane drops boat

November 28, 2014 | Comments (1)

An All Terrain crane overturned in Auckland, New Zealand this morning dropping a boat onto a house »

Michelin opens US facility

Michelin opens US facility

November 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Michelin has opened a new manufacturing facility in North America to produce its innovative Tweel tyres. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

November 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of Kran & Bühne is now online and available to read or download. »

Terex Cranes takes all of Topower

Terex Cranes takes all of Topower

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex has acquired 98 percent of the shares in its Topower crawler crane joint venture in China. »

Selfie Death Wish

Selfie Death Wish

November 26, 2014 | Comments (6)

A reader in the UK has sent in a video of a man who has filmed himself climbing to the tip of a luffing jib crane »

Crane recovery closes road in Scotland

Crane recovery closes road in Scotland

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The B977 road near Aberdeen remains closed today as attempts to recover a toppled crane continue. »

New products at Bauma China

New products at Bauma China

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bauma China opened yesterday to constant rain but large crowds and plenty of crane and access novelties. »

Potain appoints Mexico dealer

Potain appoints Mexico dealer

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ibergruas, Potain’s long-standing dealer in Spain, has been appointed the Potain dealer in Mexico. »

Lifterz Cranes to liquidate

Lifterz Cranes to liquidate

November 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Lifterz Cranes has been placed into voluntary liquidation. »

5 Terex cranes for ML Holdings

5 Terex cranes for ML Holdings

November 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cranes Service and Marks Crane & Rigging, part of ML Holdings, have ordered five Terex All Terrain cranes »

A close call

A close call

November 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

A reader in the UK has sent in a picture of a crane working dangerously close to passing traffic »

Development director for CIS

Development director for CIS

November 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Services of Atlanta, Georgia has appointed Debbie Dickinson as development director »

A Big 5 taster

A Big 5 taster

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Big 5 construction exhibition was held this week in Dubai, with clear signs that the market is back »

The leaning tower of Drammen

The leaning tower of Drammen

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A rolling tower crane mounted on a dry dock barge was at risk of collapse this morning in Drammen, Norway »

HTC strike action resolution

HTC strike action resolution

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

HTC's tower crane operators have ended their strike threats after accepting a 14 percent pay increase »

Terex expands explorer range

Terex expands explorer range

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has expanded its Explorer range of ATs with the addition of the 130 tonne Explorer 5500. »

Fatal crane road accident

Fatal crane road accident

November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

The operator of a crane with trailing boom that ran off the highway in Oklahoma yesterday has died »

KBW continues European expansion

KBW continues European expansion

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

KBW Investments, the owner of Raimondi tower cranes, has acquired a stake in Arcadia Engineering of Romania »

Four new Tadanos for Marsh

Four new Tadanos for Marsh

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company Marsh Plant has ordered four new Tadano All Terrain cranes for its fleet »

H&E opens new re-manufacturing centre

H&E opens new re-manufacturing centre

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services has opened a new Manitowoc Encore re-manufacturing facility in Louisiana »

Carbon fibre jib

Carbon fibre jib

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two Italian companies have collaborated to develop a carbon fibre jib/boom extension for telescopic cranes »

Fatal fall for crane operator

Fatal fall for crane operator

November 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

A crane operator died after suffering a heart attack as he climbed a tower crane in Sydney, Australia, earlier today »

New CEO for CICA

New CEO for CICA

November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has confirmed the appointment of Brandon Hitch as chief executive »

Big knuckle for Skaks

Big knuckle for Skaks

November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Skaks Specialtransport of Denmark has taken delivery of a World Power Erkin 375.000 articulated crane »

Profits rise at Tat Hong as sales slump

Profits rise at Tat Hong as sales slump

November 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has reported higher second quarter profits on lower revenues »

Tadano to introduce new 51t RT

Tadano to introduce new 51t RT

November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has confirmed that it will launch a new 51 tonne capacity road going Rough Terrain crane next year »

Tadano rises 14%

Tadano rises 14%

November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has reported record first half revenues and profits »

Crane tips in North Carolina

Crane tips in North Carolina

November 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned yesterday in Durham , North Carolina, while working on a larger billboard. »

UK order for Kalmar

UK order for Kalmar

November 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK port operator PD Ports has ordered three Kalmar Gloria reach stackers and an empty container handler. »

UK tower crane strike suspended

November 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The union representing HTC tower crane operators has called off the second strike planned for tomorrow »

Ramirent acquires Finnish rental company

Ramirent acquires Finnish rental company

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has acquired Finnish rental company Savonlinnan Rakennuskonevuokraamo »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The next issue of Cranes&Access goes to print early next week, so if you are recruiting or need a job contact us »

First Tadano for MacDuff

First Tadano for MacDuff

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scottish crane rental company MacDuff Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Tadano, an ATF 40G-2 »

IronPlanet acquires Kruse

IronPlanet acquires Kruse

November 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

IronPlanet has acquired online oilfield equipment auctioneers Kruse Energy and Equipment »

Singapore tightens crane inspection

Singapore tightens crane inspection

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

In Singapore the Ministry of Manpower has taken action against 79 companies following ‘Operation Goldcrest’ »

NCSG acquires H&H Crane Service

NCSG acquires H&H Crane Service

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Canadian NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services has acquired H&H Crane Service of Great Falls, Montana »

IMES inspection services accredited

IMES inspection services accredited

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scottish marine and subsea company IMES has received accreditation from the UK Accreditation Service »

750 tonner for Kran Saller

750 tonner for Kran Saller

November 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Kran Saller has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane »

Sennebogen launches 120t telescopic

Sennebogen launches 120t telescopic

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has unveiled its new 120 tonne telescopic crawler crane - the 6113E. »

Profits and orders decline at Palfinger

Profits and orders decline at Palfinger

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has reported third quarter results, with increased revenues, but lower profits and order intake »

New CEO for Peterson Stainless Rigging

New CEO for Peterson Stainless Rigging

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Petersen Stainless Rigging has appointed Kevin Bell as chief executive »

Profits slip at Manitex

Profits slip at Manitex

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based crane group Manitex has reported a sharp drop in profits for the third quarter on higher revenues. »

Better quarter for Ramirent

Better quarter for Ramirent

November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent the Finnish international rental group has reported slightly improved results for its third quarter »

Crane closes road

Crane closes road

November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck crane caused a major traffic backup in Lorena, to the south of Waco, Texas, yesterday, closing I-35 »

LTF for Würzburger

LTF for Würzburger

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Würzburger has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTF 1045-4.1 truck mounted crane »

Profits fall at Essex Crane

Profits fall at Essex Crane

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane has reported a strong pick up in revenues, combined with greater losses »

Talbert acquires Ferree

Talbert acquires Ferree

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

US heavy trailer and crane dolly manufacturer Talbert has acquired Ferree Trailers of Liberty, North Carolina »

Fatal crawler crane overturn in S. Africa

Fatal crawler crane overturn in S. Africa

November 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

A large lattice boomed crawler crane overturned in South Africa yesterday killing two and injuring four others. »

More Tadano GT600EXs for Max

More Tadano GT600EXs for Max

November 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Max Crane and Equipment Hire of South Australia, has taken delivery two Tadano GT600EX truck cranes »

Manitex books new orders

Manitex books new orders

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex has announced $17 million of new orders and warned on third quarter results- due later this week »

GMK6400 for Hack

GMK6400 for Hack

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

German heavy lifting and haulage company Hack has taken delivery of a GMK6400 All Terrain crane. »

Union confirms UK tower crane strikes

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tower crane operators at UK rental company HTC will hold three 24 hour strikes on successive Fridays, starting this week. »

The UK’s HSE reminds on slew brake checks

The UK’s HSE reminds on slew brake checks

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK HSE issued an alert on Friday reminding owners to check and maintain tower crane slew brake releases »

Upward trend continues at H&E

Upward trend continues at H&E

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services, the USA based distribution and rental company has reported a sharp rise in profits »

40% jump for Kobelco Cranes

40% jump for Kobelco Cranes

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has reported a strong first half with revenues climbing over 40 percent compared to last year »

Crane flips on highway

Crane flips on highway

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain crane with trailing boom flipped over on Interstate 5 in San Clemente, California on Thursday »

First Canadian Crossover 8000

First Canadian Crossover 8000

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ontario crane rental company CP Crane has taken delivery of the first Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck in Canada »

Brian Crisp to retire today

Brian Crisp to retire today

October 31, 2014 | Comments (4)

Tadano UK’s sales director Brian Crisp is retiring today after more than 20 years selling Tadano »

A glimpse at JDL Mediteranee

A glimpse at JDL Mediteranee

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

This weeks key event in Europe was the JDL Mediteranee show in Marseille, here is our first glimpse at the event »

New general manager for Terex Cranes

New general manager for Terex Cranes

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has appointed Dean Barley as vice president and general manager for North America. »

Mammoet Germany appoints new MD

Mammoet Germany appoints new MD

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has appointed Jens Krawczinsky as managing director of its German business »

Terex Cranes sees some light

Terex Cranes sees some light

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported further declines in revenues and profit in the third quarter but has said it is set to improve »

Liebherr takes RTG orders

Liebherr takes RTG orders

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has received several orders for 17 variable speed and electric rubber tyred gantry cranes. »

What kind of wheel?

What kind of wheel?

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in the centre of Marseille last night a team putting up a Ferris wheel or is it a wheel of Death ..Wish? »

Crane Rental Corp opens in Alabama

Crane Rental Corp opens in Alabama

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Florida based Crane Rental Corporation is opening a new location in Loxley, Alabama , »

JDL Mediterranee opens today

JDL Mediterranee opens today

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The French crane, access and telehandler show JDL Mediterranee opens this morning in Marseille »

First MLC165 for Mexico

First MLC165 for Mexico

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mexican crane company Grúas Villarreal has taken delivery of the first Manitowoc MLC165 in Mexico »

How many people can you get on the hook?

How many people can you get on the hook?

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A reader has sent clip of the opening ceremony of the Nanjing youth Olympics involving a mobile crane »

Manitowoc Crane slides 8.5%

Manitowoc Crane slides 8.5%

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has reported a fall of 8.5 percent in its nine month revenues, while profits fell more steeply »

Mountain climbing crawler

Mountain climbing crawler

October 27, 2014 | Comments (1)

Swiss rental company Clausen Kran has driven its Liebherr LTR 1060 crawler crane to the mountain top »

Tractor crane pins operator

Tractor crane pins operator

October 27, 2014 | Comments (1)

The boom of tractor crane was blown over the back yesterday, in Missouri, trapping the driver »

Crane fatality in Leipzig

Crane fatality in Leipzig

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday in Leipzig when a mobile crane overturned onto a building in the city »

Crane recovered from ditch

Crane recovered from ditch

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane has been recovered after slipping off a narrow road into a bog in Northern Holland »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of German language crane & access magazine Kran & Bühne is online and available to download »

Crane overturn in Istanbul

Crane overturn in Istanbul

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

An large articulated crane overturned in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday blocking a major route over the Bosporus »

Media pack now on-line

Media pack now on-line

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 2015 Vertikal Press media kit is now on-line and available to download »

Self-erector collapse

Self-erector collapse

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane collapsed in Holzwickede near Dortmund in Germany yesterday »

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 »

Tree work takes another crane

Tree work takes another crane

October 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

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

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. »

Link-Belt appoints product specialists

Link-Belt appoints product specialists

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

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. »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. »

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 »

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. »

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 »

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 »

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. »

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 »

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 »

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. »

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 »

Sitting on the job

Sitting on the job

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A window cleaner spotted by a reader in Austria using a loader crane to lift himself to around five metres »

Manitowoc cuts forecasts

Manitowoc cuts forecasts

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc cut its full year forecast with third quarter revenues slipping compared to last year »

More cranes for Crane Rental Corp

More cranes for Crane Rental Corp

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Crane Rental Corporation has added a furhter five cranes to its fleet this month »

Ramirent signs tower crane deal

Ramirent signs tower crane deal

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish construction company Hartela has signed an agreement to outsource its fleet of tower cranes to Ramirent »

Crane rolls into ravine

Crane rolls into ravine

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A three axle All Terrain crane left the road near Rollesbroich, Germany, yesterday as it negotiated a minor road »

New owner for AmQuip

New owner for AmQuip

October 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Clearlake Capital Group has acquired US crane rental company AmQuip from the investors who owned it »

Two cranes fall in Switzerland

Two cranes fall in Switzerland

October 8, 2014 | Comments (2)

Two cranes – a mobile and a tower crane - overturned this morning in a residential area in Switzerland »

Tat Hong may float China crane business

Tat Hong may float China crane business

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has said that it is exploring a possible spin-off of part or all of its tower crane rental business in China »

Train collides with crane

Train collides with crane

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A train ran into a tractor trailer with a Rough Terrain crane on board in Louisiana on Sunday, »

UK crane operator vote on strike

UK crane operator vote on strike

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The union UCATT is balloting crane operators at UK tower crane specialist HTC in a dispute over pay UPDATED »

CICA confirms new president and board

CICA confirms new president and board

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has confirmed Danny Black as its new president »

20 Link-Belts for Houston beltway

20 Link-Belts for Houston beltway

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A contractor building part of Houston’s Grand Parkway has ordered 20 new Link-Belt cranes for the project »

Another outrigger failing

Another outrigger failing

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned in Germany on Saturday while unloading bulk bags, its outriggers were fully retracted »

Fatal tower crane fall

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

A 19 year old fell to his death on Saturday evening, while climbing a tower crane in, Bavaria, Germany »

First Marchetti 35 in the UK

First Marchetti 35 in the UK

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Bryn Thomas Cranes has purchased the first Marchetti MTK 35 in the country »

Second 300t Grove for BKL

Second 300t Grove for BKL

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has purchased a second 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L »

Terex Challenger for H&S

Terex Challenger for H&S

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company H&S Autokrane has taken delivery of a new Terex Challenger 3160 crane »

Whyte 500 tonner recovered

Whyte 500 tonner recovered

October 2, 2014 | Comments (4)

The 500 tonne crane that overturned in Peterhead, Scotland back in May has finally been recovered »

City Lifting takes GMK6300L

City Lifting takes GMK6300L

October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company City Lifting has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

Palfinger completes on Russian company

Palfinger completes on Russian company

October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has completed the acquisition of Russian company PM-Group Lifting Machine. »

Alu crane overturn

Alu crane overturn

October 2, 2014 | Comments (1)

A truck mounted aluminium crane overturned on Tuesday in Weilerswist, south west of Cologne, Germany »

Another crane fire

Another crane fire

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A two axle All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday on the outer ring road around Brussels, Belgium. »

Tadano team completes charity climb

Tadano team completes charity climb

October 1, 2014 | Comments (2)

A team from Tadano UK has successfully climbed Ben Nevis to raise money for Cancer Research UK. »

Baumann takes MK 88

Baumann takes MK 88

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Swiss crane rental company Baumann Kran has taken delivery of a Liebherr MK 88 mobile self-erecting tower crane. »

First Tadano for Southern Crane

First Tadano for Southern Crane

October 1, 2014 | Comments (1)

US crane rental company Southern Crane has taken delivery of its first Tadano crane - an ATF 90G »

Truck driver injured by falling crane

Truck driver injured by falling crane

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck driver was seriously injured on Sunday when a crane overturned at a gravel pit in Nome, Alaska »

Skanska opts for Ramirent

Skanska opts for Ramirent

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent Sweden has signed a three-year preferred equipment rental agreement with Skanska Maskin »

Used equipment scam

Used equipment scam

September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A team of criminals is currently working the used aerial lift market and successfully defrauding companies »

Straddle carrier flips in NZ

Straddle carrier flips in NZ

September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane driver has a lucky escape on Friday after the straddle carrier he was operating overturned »

Josef Treffler 1934-2014

Josef Treffler 1934-2014

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Southern German crane rental veteran Josef Treffler died last week aged 80 »

US crane operator certification deadline – officially extended

US crane operator certification deadline – officially extended

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

OSHA has officially extended the deadline to ensure that crane operators are certified until late 2017 »

Sennebogen to launch 300t crawler

Sennebogen to launch 300t crawler

September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has announced plans to launch a new 300 tonne duty cycle crawler crane next year. »

Terex crawlers for Mota-Engil

Terex crawlers for Mota-Engil

September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil has taken delivery of a Terex HC 230 and HC 275 crawler crane. »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

September 25, 2014 | Comments (2)

An All Terrain crane overturned yesterday morning in Malacca, Malaysia, killing a truck driver. »

Sarens wins major lift contract

Sarens wins major lift contract

September 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sarens has won a contract for the lifting at Inpex’s Ichthys Project onshore LNG facility in Darwin, Australia »

Second TPS harbour crane for Lehmann

Second TPS harbour crane for Lehmann

September 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Port operator Hans Lehmann has placed an order for a second Gottwald HMK 5506 mobile harbour crane. »

APF 2014 round-up updated

APF 2014 round-up updated

September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 20th International Forestry exhibition (APF) at Ragley Estate, Alcester in Warwickshire, UK. »

Palfinger Asia adds mobile crane man

Palfinger Asia adds mobile crane man

September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Asia has appointed Li Fook Seng as regional business development manager. »

Sommer takes 300 tonner

Sommer takes 300 tonner

September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Sommer Kranverleih has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 crane. »

Bay takes 400th Manitowoc crawler

Bay takes 400th Manitowoc crawler

September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

US shipwright company Bay Shipbuilding has taken delivery of the 400th Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane »

New Potain Topless

New Potain Topless

September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain will launch a new 10 tonne Topless - flat top - tower crane at Bauma China later this year. »

United joins S&P 500

United joins S&P 500

September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

United Rentals has been added to the S&P 500 Index of largest publicly listed companies in the USA »

Crane recovery scheduled

Crane recovery scheduled

September 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

The 500 tonne crane that overturned in Peterhead, Scotland back in May is finally to be recovered »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

BKL/Cattaneo tower crane

BKL/Cattaneo tower crane

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

BKL, sales partner of Italian tower crane manufacturer Cattaneo, has launched a new self-erecting crane »

Crane company faces corporate manslaughter charges

Crane company faces corporate manslaughter charges

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK's CPS has announced that it is charging Baldwins Crane Hire with corporate manslaughter »

Grubb opens 7th depot

Grubb opens 7th depot

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

US crane rental and heavy haulage company W.O. Grubb has opened a new depot in Winchester, Virginia. »

New Grove distributor for Finland

New Grove distributor for Finland

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Machinery Oy has been appointed as the distributor for Grove mobile cranes in Finland. »

Dyneema wins trademark action

Dyneema wins trademark action

September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Rope specialist DSM Dyneema has prevented a Chinese company from registering the Chyneema trademark »

September 11th tribute

September 11th tribute

September 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

Truck Crane Service/Phillippi Equipment in Eagan, Minnesota has once again used its cranes in a 9-11 tribute »

Kranlyft adds African dealer

Kranlyft adds African dealer

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kranlyft has appointed Eazi Sales & Service as a Maeda distributor for Southern Africa. »

Terex for Brazil

Terex for Brazil

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Port operators Fospar and Bandeirantes have taken delivery of a Terex harbour crane and two reach stackers. »

Five Böckers delivered to UK in August

Five Böckers delivered to UK in August

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kranlyft UK delivered five Böckers in the UK last month - including four truck mounted aluminium cranes »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available online to read or download »

JT Cranes adds Unic spiders

JT Cranes adds Unic spiders

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK specialist crane rental company John Taylor Crane Services has added three Unic spider cranes to its fleet »

Lifting himself to the roof

Lifting himself to the roof

September 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Spotted in Austria a tower crane operator using his crane to lift himself onto the upper floor of new build »

Big Effer for Collett

Big Effer for Collett

September 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Collett Transport has taken delivery of a 205 Tonne/Metre Effer 2055 articulated crane »

Armed man occupies tower crane

Armed man occupies tower crane

September 5, 2014 | Comments (2)

An armed man is occupying a tower crane in Berlin, causing traffic chaos in Berlin centre »

Terex to close overhead crane plant

Terex to close overhead crane plant

September 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex has announced the closure of its overhead crane plant in Luisenthal, Germany by the end of next year »

EnCORE refurbs sea crane

EnCORE refurbs sea crane

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

A 21 year old Manitowoc 4100W crawler crane has been fully refurbished by Manitowoc’s Crane Care »

Barnhart acquires Crane Rental & Rigging

Barnhart acquires Crane Rental & Rigging

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Barnhart Crane & Rigging has reached an agreement to acquire Crane Rental & Rigging of Omaha, Nebraska »

Large Kalmar order from Oz

Large Kalmar order from Oz

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Victoria International Container Terminal has ordered 12 Kalmar stacking cranes and 11 straddle carriers »

Groves to Peru

Groves to Peru

September 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Peruvian construction company Graña y Montero Holdings has purchased a number of Grove Rough Terrain cranes »

NCSG back on the acquisition trail

NCSG back on the acquisition trail

September 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul of Canada has acquired Drayton Valley/Calgary based, Tucker Oilfield Hauling »

Special low headroom crane

Special low headroom crane

September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

T H White has supplied a special mobile Palfinger industrial crane for Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine plant »

Tower crane hits homes in Cologne

Tower crane hits homes in Cologne

September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed onto houses in Cologne, Germany on Friday trapping a man in his bed »

Antipodean Liebherr towers

Antipodean Liebherr towers

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has received orders for five tower cranes from rental companies in Australia and New Zealand »

Hybrid RTGs for Brazil

Hybrid RTGs for Brazil

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for four hybrid E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Super Terminais. »

UK suspends abnormal load restrictions

UK suspends abnormal load restrictions

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Metropolitan Police in the UK has suspended its planned abnormal load restrictions in the London area »

Terex RT for Iowa

Terex RT for Iowa

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Iowa based contractor Peterson Construction has taken delivery of a Terex RT 670-1 Rough Terrain crane »

Jost Engineering Austria closes (updated)

Jost Engineering Austria closes (updated)

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Jost Engineering (Austria) is being liquidated but will have no affect on the German Jost Cranes business »

Potain launches MCi 85 successor

Potain launches MCi 85 successor

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain has launched a new five tonne MCT 85 tower crane at a concrete exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil. »

Tutt Bryant property deal off

Tutt Bryant property deal off

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The deal to sell and lease back of five of Tutt Bryant’s premises in Australia has fallen through »

High altitude Liebherr LTR1220

High altitude Liebherr LTR1220

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered the first LTR1220 in South America where it is working 5,000 metres above sea level »

Crane rolls on mountain road

Crane rolls on mountain road

August 26, 2014 | Comments (3)

A crane rolled onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France »

New England crane overturn

New England crane overturn

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

A three axle crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts Friday when its outriggers sank into the grass »

Fatal fall from crane

Fatal fall from crane

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

An 18 year old student fell to his death from a tower crane at Penn State University on Saturday night »

Potain ships 5,000th Chinese tower crane

Potain ships 5,000th Chinese tower crane

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain has shipped the 5,000th tower crane from its manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China »

New Kobelco for Daniel Smith

New Kobelco for Daniel Smith

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Zealand contractor Daniel Smith Industries has purchased a new 250 tonne Kobelco CKS2500 crawler crane »

Trimble acquires LSI

Trimble acquires LSI

August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

GPS and wireless technology specialist Trimble has acquired Load Systems International. »

50th Liebherr LTM11200-9.1

50th Liebherr LTM11200-9.1

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has sold its 50th 1,200 tonne LTM 11200-9.1 All Terrain crane to Japanese transport company Yamagata »

MacGregors for China

MacGregors for China

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese shipbuilder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding has ordered two 100 tonne MacGregor AHC subsea cranes »

Mugs for a wheelchair

Mugs for a wheelchair

August 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

High Drive Recruitment is offering mugs for crane operators to help fund an electric wheelchair for Duncan Kemp »

Palfinger and Kamaz form JVs

Palfinger and Kamaz form JVs

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger and Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz have reached an agreement to establish two joint venture companies in Russia. »

Sennebogen for Polish pipes

Sennebogen for Polish pipes

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Polish steel pipe manufacturer ZPU Jońca has purchased a 40 tonne Sennebogen 643 telescopic mobile crane. »

Tower crane over

Tower crane over

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday near Stuttgart, Germany, when the ground gave way »

Crane recovers plane

Crane recovers plane

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane was called in this weekend to remove an aircraft that crash landed at Doncaster Airport, UK »

Cohet takes over at Arcomet

Cohet takes over at Arcomet

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Belgian tower crane company Arcomet has restructured its management team as Dirk Theyskens resigns »

Tadano boosted by Japan

Tadano boosted by Japan

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported a solid start to its fiscal year with a double digit rise in first quarter revenues »

First Potain MCi 48 in India

First Potain MCi 48 in India

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Indian contractor Divakar has taken delivery of the first Potain MCi 48 C tower crane in India »

Marine crane failure

Marine crane failure

August 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A marine crane on the bulk carrier Seapace broke free from its pedestal this week, injuring the operator »

Tat Hong recovers in Oz

Tat Hong recovers in Oz

August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Revenues and profits at Tat Hong declined further in the first quarter but reports positive signs from Australia »

Help Dunc get mobile

Help Dunc get mobile

August 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

Readers have alerted us to the fact that Duncan Kemp, a well-known ballast truck driver in the UK is recovering from a serious heart attack and needs help to get mobile again »

Ramirent Norge MD departs

Ramirent Norge MD departs

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The managing director of Ramirent Norway Bjørn Larsen has decided to leave his position by mutual agreement »

Crane over in N. Carolina

Crane over in N. Carolina

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned yesterday on Interstate 40 to the east of Winston-Salem, North Carolina »

New quality director for Link Belt

New quality director for Link Belt

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Greyson Meers as director of quality with full responsibility for quality standards »

Crane Interest Group meeting

Crane Interest Group meeting

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA will hold its annual mobile Crane Interest Group open meeting on Tuesday 16th September. »

200 tonner for Select

200 tonner for Select

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Select Plant Hire has taken delivery of a second 200 tonne Liebherr LTM 1200 All Terrain crane. »

The singing crane operator

The singing crane operator

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tower crane operator Barry Kelly of Irish crane & lifting was recently filmed by Irish television company RTE »

Crane Rental Corp adds to fleet

Crane Rental Corp adds to fleet

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Florida based Crane Rental Corporation has made substantial investments in its crane and heavy transport fleet. »

Tadanos for Schmidbauer

Tadanos for Schmidbauer

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Germany’s largest crane rental company Schmidbauer has taken delivery of four Tadano All Terrain cranes. »

Old Gottwalds never die

Old Gottwalds never die

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

News of ALE's 1,200 tonne Gottwald AK912 celebrating its 30th birthday with a job in Antwerp »

New training company

New training company

August 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

A new lifting related training company, SWL Training has been established in the UK by Kevin Bennison »

New research building for Tadano

New research building for Tadano

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has opened a new experimental research and testing hall at its plant in Lauf, Germany »

Strongco decline continues

Strongco decline continues

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane dealer Strongco has reported another challenging quarter of lower revenues and profits »

Fatal tower crane collapse

Fatal tower crane collapse

August 11, 2014 | Comments (3)

Two men died on Friday when a large tower crane collapsed during erection near Paris, France »

Crane operator injured

Crane operator injured

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

An operator was injured today when his crane overturned, damaging his cab in Grand Meadow, Minnesota »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Losses mount at Essex

Losses mount at Essex

August 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

US crawler crane rental company Essex Crane has posted is half year results with losses continuing to grow »

Sennebogen to launch 100 tonne telescopic crawler

Sennebogen to launch 100 tonne telescopic crawler

August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen is to launch a 100 tonne capacity telescopic crawler crane which will be the largest in its range »

Europe keeps Palfinger on track

Europe keeps Palfinger on track

August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has published its second quarter results with revenue growth slowing slightly as profitability improves »

Barry Fry calls time

Barry Fry calls time

August 7, 2014 | Comments (4)

UK crane veteran Barry Fry – UK sales manager for Grove cranes - is retiring after 40 years in the industry »

Manitex hits new records

Manitex hits new records

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex has reported record revenues and profits for its first half and second quarter »

12 gantry cranes for Rio

12 gantry cranes for Rio

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Brazilian port operator Grupo Libra has ordered 12 Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes for its terminal in Rio. »

Wenzel joins Riga Mainz

Wenzel joins Riga Mainz

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ex-Mammoet Germany general manager Uwe Wenzel has teamed up with Riga Mainz »

TNT buys into Canada

TNT buys into Canada

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Texas TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired the Canadian crane and transport group Stampede /Eagle West »

1,000th Terex straddle carrier

1,000th Terex straddle carrier

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

The North Sea Terminal - Bremerhaven has taken delivery of the 1,000th Terex diesel-electric straddle carrier. »

Michelin launches trailer tyre

Michelin launches trailer tyre

August 5, 2014 | Comments (5)

Michelin has launched its new trailer tyre – the 385/65 R 22.5 X Multi T – intended for the European market. »

Tadano ATF90G-4 for Austin

Tadano ATF90G-4 for Austin

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Texas based Austin Crane Service has collected its first 90 tonne Tadano ATF 90G-4 All Terrain crane »

New crane joins the old

New crane joins the old

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Colorado Crane has purchased a new Link Belt HTC-86100 truck crane joining a 33 year old HC-218A lattice crane »

Profits jump at H&E

Profits jump at H&E

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services has reported a strong improvement in second quarter and half year profits »

Deutz to close facility

Deutz to close facility

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deutz has announced the closure of its exchange engine production site in Übersee, Germany. »

Strong first quarter for Kobelco Cranes

Strong first quarter for Kobelco Cranes

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has reported sharp rise in first quarter revenues while profits have doubled »

Manitowoc dips

Manitowoc dips

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has posted lower sales and profits for the second quarter and half year »

Unic trains the armed forces

Unic trains the armed forces

July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Unic Cranes Europe has provided spider crane training for UK and Danish military servicemen. »

Ramirent slide continues

Ramirent slide continues

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental group Ramirent has reported another quarter of declining revenues and profits. »

AT overturns in Texas

AT overturns in Texas

July 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

A four axle All Terrain crane overturned near Panna Maria, outside of San Antonia, Texas. »

50th GMK6400 delivered

50th GMK6400 delivered

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Gebr. Markewitsch has taken delivery of the 50th Grove GMK6400 »

Crane overturn in California

Crane overturn in California

July 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on a home »

Two Tadanos for Hewitt

Two Tadanos for Hewitt

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company J. Hewitt Crane Hire has taken delivery of two 40 tonne Tadano ATF 40G-2 All Terrain cranes »

A dozen Liebherrs for Ainscough

A dozen Liebherrs for Ainscough

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has ordered 12 new Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

Self-erector flips

Self-erector flips

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane has overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana yesterday »

700t Terex for Wagenborg Nedlift

700t Terex for Wagenborg Nedlift

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

International heavy lift specialist Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a new Terex AC 700 All Terrain crane »

Terex Cranes makes progress

Terex Cranes makes progress

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes continues to see revenue declines, but posted a stronger second quarter with higher profits »

Another tree incident

Another tree incident

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, as it lifted tree limbs »

CPA updates tower crane guidance

CPA updates tower crane guidance

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA has published a good practice guide for tower cranes working alongside railway lines »

Terex shifts Demag production

Terex shifts Demag production

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex is relocating production of its Demag overhead cranes to its newly upgraded facility in Oklahoma. »

Ainscough opens new training centre

Ainscough opens new training centre

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has opened a wind energy training centre in Falkirk, Scotland »

Crane fire in Michigan

Crane fire in Michigan

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane caught fire on the I-75 Interstate in Bay City, Michigan, on Friday. »

Liebherr Sunderland celebrates 25 years

Liebherr Sunderland celebrates 25 years

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr’s maritime crane production facility in Sunderland, UK has celebrated its 25th anniversary. »

Crane operator trapped

Crane operator trapped

July 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was trapped when the crane he was operating rolled down a bank near Toronto »

Lucky escape as crane overturns

Lucky escape as crane overturns

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

A 220 tonne AT crane overturned in Germany this morning landing on a house and trapping a man »

Flat quarter for Hiab

Flat quarter for Hiab

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Second quarter revenues for loader crane manufacturer Hiab were flat but order intake jumped 26% »

Cargotec changes mind on MacGregor flotation

Cargotec changes mind on MacGregor flotation

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has decided to reverse is plan to list its MacGregor crane business on an Asian stock market »

Two Kobelco’s for Bangladesh

Two Kobelco’s for Bangladesh

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes India has shipped two 100 tonne CKL1000i lattice boom crawler cranes to Bangladesh »

Climbing for Colin

Climbing for Colin

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Members of the Tadano UK team are planning to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland in September to rais funds for charity »

New GM for Tidd Crane Australia

New GM for Tidd Crane Australia

July 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Zealand based TRT has appointed Phil Chadwick as general manager Tidd crane Australia »

Ramirent and Zeppelin team up

Ramirent and Zeppelin team up

July 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent and Zeppelin Rental have agreed a JV to bid on the Fehmarnbelt between Denmark and Germany »

Crawler takes out power lines

Crawler takes out power lines

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A lattice boom crawler crane has overturned in Germany after coming into contact with overhead lines. »

Crane drops AC unit

Crane drops AC unit

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned in Abilene, Texas on Monday as it placed a new air conditioning units »

Manitowoc completes MLC650 testing

Manitowoc completes MLC650 testing

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has completed maximum load testing for its new 650 tonne MLC650 crawler crane »

18 E-RTGs for Vietnam

18 E-RTGs for Vietnam

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Vietnamese port operator Haiphong Port has ordered a further six Terex E-RTG rubber tryed gantry cranes. »

TNT acquires Rent-A-Crane

TNT acquires Rent-A-Crane

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired Oklahoma Rent-A-Crane in an assets purchase deal »

BKL expands management team

BKL expands management team

July 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

German rental company BKL has appointed Michael Findeiß and Franz Schwaiger to its senior management team. »

F200E for UK moulding company

F200E for UK moulding company

July 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK injection moulding company Chess Plastics has taken delivery of a 20 tonne Galizia F200E Plus pick & carry crane. »

New facility for Gunnebo

New facility for Gunnebo

July 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lifting equipment manufacturer Gunnebo has opened a new production facility in Växjö, Sweden »

New marketing VP for Manitowoc

New marketing VP for Manitowoc

July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has appointed a new vice president of global marketing - Ion Warner »

HK 65 for Germany

HK 65 for Germany

July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

German based M. Walter has taken delivery of a 65 tonne Tadano Faun HK 65 truck-mounted crane. »

Tower crane pad gives way

Tower crane pad gives way

July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane crashed onto a building in Vienna on Saturday after the slab it was sitting on broke in two »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available online to read or download. »

New technical director for FLGS

New technical director for FLGS

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

FLG Services the lifting equipment sales, rental and service has appointed Tony Longmire as technical director. »

Foundation crane overturns in Sydney

Foundation crane overturns in Sydney

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The crane reported to have overturned this morning in Sydney, NSW is in fact a crane based drilling rig »

Six Liebherrs for new depot

Six Liebherrs for new depot

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

German rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has ordered six Liebherr cranes for its new facility in Ingolstadt. »

LHM 550 for Norwegian port

LHM 550 for Norwegian port

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Port Authority of Drammen has taken delivery of a Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. »

Heavydrive takes heavy-duty spiders

Heavydrive takes heavy-duty spiders

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

German mini and spider crane rental company Heavydrive has ordered two UNIC URW-1006 spider cranes. »

Five truck cranes for Davis

Five truck cranes for Davis

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Davis Motor Crane Service of Irving, Texas, has purchased five new 36.3 tonne Terex T 340-1 truck cranes »

Excavator pulls crane over

Excavator pulls crane over

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Alberta, Canada while carrying out a tandem lift with an excavator »

50t Tadano for Merkel

50t Tadano for Merkel

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Merkel Autokrane has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane »

Violent storm brings down tower crane

Violent storm brings down tower crane

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

An exceptionally violent storm in north Bavaria, took down a tower crane along with a on Monday »

Tat Hong sells Australian premises

Tat Hong sells Australian premises

July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has announced the sale and lease back of five Tutt Bryant locations in Australia in order to reduce debt »

Tat Hong sells Hup Hin

Tat Hong sells Hup Hin

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has sold its 70% stake in Singapore based Hup Hin Transport for S$20.6 million in cash »

ANSI certifies CIC crane operator programmes

ANSI certifies CIC crane operator programmes

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Four crane operator certification programmes run by Crane Institute Certification have been ANSI accredited »

First LR 11000 delivered

First LR 11000 delivered

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first 1,000 tonne Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane has been delivered and carried out its first job. »

Boom truck shock

Boom truck shock

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man was shocked on Thursday when the boom truck he was operating touched power lines in Nova Scotia »

Fourth 500t for Havator

Fourth 500t for Havator

July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish crane company Havator has taken delivery of its fourth 500 tonne Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain crane. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit a crane, access or telehandler person or looking for a new job don't miss the deadline »

Terex Boom Booster ready

Terex Boom Booster ready

July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes is now ready to ship, its new Boom Booster kit for the 1,600 tonne CC 8800-1 crawler crane. »

Grove dealership for Crowland

Grove dealership for Crowland

July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Crowland Cranes has been appointed as UK dealer for Grove RT and industrial pick & carry cranes »

Another Tadano for M&M

Another Tadano for M&M

July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based M&M Mobile Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane »

Near miss as crane drops

Near miss as crane drops

July 2, 2014 | Comments (1)

A man walking down a street had a near miss when a falling crane boom/tower missed him by millimetres »

NCCCO certifies 100,000th operator

NCCCO certifies 100,000th operator

July 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

The USA’s National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators has certified its 100,000th person »

Manitowoc Australia drops Tidd Crane

Manitowoc Australia drops Tidd Crane

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes Australia has stopped distributing the Tidd PC25 pick and carry crane. »

Crane tips

Crane tips

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt »

30,000th Liebherr mobile crane

30,000th Liebherr mobile crane

June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has built and delivered its 30,000 mobile crane to Mexican-based Grupo DPH. »

Tower crane ballet

Tower crane ballet

June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Last Wednesday the Greek National Opera presented the ‘Dance of the Cranes’ open air ballet with 10 tower cranes »

Fatal tower crane fall

Fatal tower crane fall

June 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A mechanic fell to his death last night while working on a tower crane in Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, Austria »

Tandem lift goes wrong

Tandem lift goes wrong

June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two cranes collapsed at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Wednesday, injuring five people »

Two new locations for Mammoet

Two new locations for Mammoet

June 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil and a new crane depot in the Port of Antwerp »

Chairman for Cargotec China

Chairman for Cargotec China

June 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Martin M. Lin, has been appointed chairman of Cargotec Industries (China) effective August first. »

Multiple fatalities in man-basket failure

June 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Seven men were killed and one injured at a platform construction yard in Mexico when a man-basket fell from a crane »

Tadano double for Rothmund

Tadano double for Rothmund

June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Rothmund has taken delivery of a 220 tonne and 70 tonne Tadano crane. »

Tadano for KVS

Tadano for KVS

June 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

German rental company KVS Michael Mross has taken delivery of a 50 tonne Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane. »

Liebherr and Kamaz team up

Liebherr and Kamaz team up

June 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr and Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz have signed a joint partnership for the development of diesel and gas engines. »

Honnen opens new Salt Lake facility

Honnen opens new Salt Lake facility

June 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Grove, Manitowoc and JLG distributor, Honnen Equipment has opened its new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. »

Shipyard inaugurates new crane

Shipyard inaugurates new crane

June 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

International Ship Repair of Tampa, Florida has celebrated the delivery of its new 250 tonne Manitowoc 999 crane »

Potea deliver trencher launch crane

Potea deliver trencher launch crane

June 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Protea has delivered an advanced trencher handling crane to Canyon Offshore for its latest trencher, the T1500 »

More cost overruns at Kalmar

More cost overruns at Kalmar

June 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kalmar owner Cargotec has increased its estimates for cost overruns at its Kalmar division »

Another Liebherr for SCH

Another Liebherr for SCH

June 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Specialist Crane Hire has purchased a new Liebherr LTM1130-5.1. »

Big articulated crane overturn

Big articulated crane overturn

June 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

A larger articulated crane overturned this morning in Switzerland after an outrigger gave way. »

New high speed crane tyre

New high speed crane tyre

June 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

BKT has launched a new high speed All Terrain crane tyre, the Airomax AM 27 »

First RT550E in Singapore

First RT550E in Singapore

June 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Daiya has taken delivery of the first 45 tonne Grove RT550E Rough Terrain crane in Singapore. »

Second 750t for H.N Krane

Second 750t for H.N Krane

June 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

North German crane company H.N. Krane has taken delivery of a second 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 »

Cargotec sells Indian engineering centre

Cargotec sells Indian engineering centre

June 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar is selling its engineering centre in Pune, India to Citec »

Fatal tower crane incident

Fatal tower crane incident

June 12, 2014 | Comments (2)

One man is dead and another seriously injured after a tower crane overturned in Switzerland yesterday »

Liebherr develops armoured rescue crane

Liebherr develops armoured rescue crane

June 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has developed a four axle armoured crane rescue vehicle for the German Army. »

Liebherr introduces a smart grab

Liebherr introduces a smart grab

June 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has launched SmartGrip a productivity boosting grab system for its mobile harbour cranes »

Titan loss grows on higher revenues

Titan loss grows on higher revenues

June 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based distributor Titan Machinery has reported higher losses in spite of solid revenue improvements »

ALE launches Mega Jack 800

ALE launches Mega Jack 800

June 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy transport and lifting company ALE has unveiled its new Mega Jack 800. »

Ramirent refinances

Ramirent refinances

June 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has refinanced its €145 million revolving credit line. »

Link Belt appoints training manager

Link Belt appoints training manager

June 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt Construction Equipment has appointed Dave Tripp as its new training manger. »

First JMG cranes for Collé

First JMG cranes for Collé

June 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Collé Rental & Sales has added its first JMG pick & carry cranes to its fleet »

Kyle Nape moves to Link Belt

Kyle Nape moves to Link Belt

June 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Kyle Nape as district manager south central USA, following his departure from Sany »

Crane Rental takes Terex tower

Crane Rental takes Terex tower

June 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Orlando based Crane Rental Corporation has taken delivery of a Terex Peiner SK-415 tower crane. »

Challenger for ABA

Challenger for ABA

June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company ABA Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Terex crane – a 60 tonne Challenger 3180. »

Large Crawlers for Deep South

Large Crawlers for Deep South

June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deep South has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Terex CC 2400-1 and a 1,600 tonne CC 8800-1 Crawler Crane. »

Crane lands on new funeral home

Crane lands on new funeral home

June 5, 2014 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane overturned in West Fargo, North Dakota, yesterday - the boom landed on a new building »

Benazzato in the UK & Ireland

Benazzato in the UK & Ireland

June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian tower crane manufacturer Benazzato Gru has appointed Rossa Consulting as its UK/Ireland distributor. »

Riding the chains

Riding the chains

June 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted on a construction site in Potsdam, Germany yesterday a man riding the crane slings with ladder »

Tower crane overturn

Tower crane overturn

June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Germany no one was injured »

Manitowoc appoints EnCORE partner

Manitowoc appoints EnCORE partner

June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane Care has appointed Sigdo Koppers as its official EnCORE partner for Chile and the Andes region. »

Palfinger Sany to launch truck crane

Palfinger Sany to launch truck crane

June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany Mobile Cranes will launch a 25 tonne truck mounted crane at the CCT show in Moscow tomorrow »

Konecranes appoints in Africa

Konecranes appoints in Africa

June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Konecranes has appointed Paterson Simons as sole distributor for its overhead cranes in Nigeria. »

TPS takes three STSs

TPS takes three STSs

June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chilean container terminal operator TPS has ordered three Leibherr ship to shore container cranes. »

Two die in man basket fall

Two die in man basket fall

May 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two construction workers died on Friday in Winters, Callifornia when a man basket fell from a crane »

Crane slips off road

Crane slips off road

May 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Several of you have passed on details of a traffic incident in the UK yesterday involving a mobile crane »

LHM 550 for French port

LHM 550 for French port

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

French container terminal operator TGO has taken delivery of a Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. »

Tat Hong decline gains pace

Tat Hong decline gains pace

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane company Tat Hong has reported further declines in revenue and profits »

Mobi-Hub takes AC 1000

Mobi-Hub takes AC 1000

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane and logistics provider Mobi-Hub has taken delivery of a Terex AC 1000 All Terrain crane. »

89% profit boost for Tadano

89% profit boost for Tadano

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported an 89% jump in pre-tax profits on revenues up almost 35 percent. »

Palfinger Sany RTs for Russia

Palfinger Sany RTs for Russia

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany has completed Russian certification for three models of Rough Terrain cranes. »

Jekko dealer meeting

Jekko dealer meeting

May 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian mini crane and spider lift manufacturer Jekko recently held its first international dealer meeting »

Sennebogen opens Academy & Museum

Sennebogen opens Academy & Museum

May 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane and material handling manufacturer Sennebogen has opened its new training academy and museum »

Crane access gone mad

Crane access gone mad

May 27, 2014 | Comments (7)

Photos sent to us by a reader show one of the craziest examples of working at height we have seen for some time »

Colin Burnett 1951-2014

Colin Burnett 1951-2014

May 26, 2014 | Comments (4)

We have received the news that UK crane industry veteran Colin Burnett has died after a long illness »

Terex success at Vertikal Days

Terex success at Vertikal Days

May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes booked a record number of orders at Vertikal Days, to customers from N.Scotland to Cornwall »

A close call

A close call

May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane was saved from overturning by trees in Weinheim, Germany last Thursday »

Expansion for Tadano Oceania

Expansion for Tadano Oceania

May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australian based Tadano Oceania has moved to new premises in Sydney adding space and additional facilities »

Crane overturns in Chile

Crane overturns in Chile

May 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane overturned in Antofagasta, Chile on Saturday when the ground under an outrigger gave way »

25,000 photos

25,000 photos

May 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Earlier this week we posted the 25,000th photograph on Vertikal.net, all of them accessible on the site »

Zuidnatie takes Model 8s

Zuidnatie takes Model 8s

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Antwerp terminal operator Zuidnatie has taken delivery of two Terex Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour cranes. »

Crane overturns in Indianapolis

Crane overturns in Indianapolis

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane working on I-69 near Indianapolis overturned across a dividing barrier yesterday striking a car »

Manitex up 5%

Manitex up 5%

May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Crane and port equipment manufacturer Manitex has reported a first quarter sales growth of over five percent »

Kobelco Cranes returns to profit

Kobelco Cranes returns to profit

May 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

Kobelco Cranes has published its full year results whcih show a return to profit on revenues up 24% »

Boom truck lands on cars

Boom truck lands on cars

May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned in Milwaukee on Friday as it was unloading and placing steel beams »

Alfasi takes LR 1300 SX

Alfasi takes LR 1300 SX

May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australian construction company Alfasi has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane. »

Gottwald for Norway

Gottwald for Norway

May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Offshore logistics provider Saga Fjordbase has taken delivery of a Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane »

New CFO for Sarens

New CFO for Sarens

May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Belgium heavy lifting company Sarens has appointed Magnus Björkman as its chief financial officer »

Barnhart acquires Hite

Barnhart acquires Hite

May 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Barnhart Crane & Rigging has agreed the purchase of Hite Crane & Rigging of Spokane, Washington »

Short rigged boom truck overturn

Short rigged boom truck overturn

May 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck working in Massachussetts overturned when it slewed over the short rigged side of the crane. »

The old 'man basket' question

The old 'man basket' question

May 20, 2014 | Comments (3)

In spite of industry guidance on lifting people with cranes the use of man baskets appears to be growing »

Jost relocates HQ

Jost relocates HQ

May 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Jost Cranes has moved its sales and marketing headquarters to new premises in Zorneding. »

Ray Pitman 1925-2014

Ray Pitman 1925-2014

May 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have just received the news that access and boom truck pioneer Ray Pitman passed away on May 7th »

New Polish dealer for Terex Cranes

New Polish dealer for Terex Cranes

May 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has appointed EWPA Maszyny Budowlane sp. z o.o as a crane distributor for Poland. »

Terex AC1000 for Deep South

Terex AC1000 for Deep South

May 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deep South Crane & Rigging of Louisiana has taken delivery of the first Terex AC1000 All Terrain crane in the USA »

Terex Utilities Expands Dueco territory

Terex Utilities Expands Dueco territory

May 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Utilities has expanded the distribution territory of its largest distributor/ installer - Dueco, »

20 Liebherr LHMs to Algeria

20 Liebherr LHMs to Algeria

May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Maritime Cranes is to supply 20 mobile harbour cranes to port operators in Algeria. »

Another negative quarter for Essex

Another negative quarter for Essex

May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane Rental has reported another disappointing quarter with lower revenues and a larger loss »

Crane and access fatality

Crane and access fatality

May 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man died on Wednesday last week in Orlando, after falling around 12 metres from the platform »

Boom truck overturns

Boom truck overturns

May 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned in Milwaukee yesterday and landed on several cars causing significant damage »

Crane drops into car park

Crane drops into car park

May 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

A truck crane broke through the surface of a car park to an underground car park in Idaho »

Poor start for Ramirent

Poor start for Ramirent

May 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent saw profits plummet in the first quarter on sales down 10% »

Swiss overturn

Swiss overturn

May 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

A Rough Terrain crane working in southern Switzerland overturned on Tuesday thanks to an overload »

Double Grove landmark

Double Grove landmark

May 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has delivered its 200th Grove GMK6300L and 50th Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane. »

Palfinger rises 18%

Palfinger rises 18%

May 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has posted first quarter revenues, over 18 percent higher than last year at €267.6 million. »

Vertikal Days is next week

Vertikal Days is next week

May 7, 2014 | Comments (2)

Vertikal Days is just a week away and looks set to be the largest and most successful in its eight year history. »

Another crane fire

Another crane fire

May 7, 2014 | Comments (10)

A city type All Terrain crane caught fire on the M25 in London this morning delaying rush hour traffic »

40 years for Tadano fraudster

40 years for Tadano fraudster

May 6, 2014 | Comments (1)

Anthony Chiofalo, the ex-VP legal affairs at Tadano America has been sentenced to 40 years »

Crane over

Crane over

May 6, 2014 | Comments (1)

We have received a report of a 500 tonne All Terrain crane overturned this weekend in the UK. »

H&E doubles profits

H&E doubles profits

May 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

US crane, access and telehandler sales and rental company H&E Equipment has reported a strong first quarter »

LTM 1750-9.1 for Tairwan

LTM 1750-9.1 for Tairwan

May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Asian crane rental company Chi Deh has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane. »

Hybrid RTGs for Turkish port

Hybrid RTGs for Turkish port

May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for eight E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Turkish port operator Evyapport »

Weak start for Manitowoc

Weak start for Manitowoc

May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has reported a 15% drop in first quarter revenues, while profits slipped further still »

Beware soft ground and sink-holes

Beware soft ground and sink-holes

May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A number of readers have alerted us to soft ground and sink holes caused by heavy rain earlier in the year »

Reedyk appoints UK dealer

Reedyk appoints UK dealer

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Promax Access has been appointed the UK distributor for Reedyk Compact Cranes. »

Terex Cranes slips into the red

Terex Cranes slips into the red

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a poor first quarter with sales falling 16% pushing the company into an operating loss »

MacGregors for Coastal

MacGregors for Coastal

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Malaysian ship building and repair company Coastal Contracts has ordered four MacGregor subsea cranes. »

First 5800 in France

First 5800 in France

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

French crane rental company SVMM has taken delivery of the first Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain crane in France »

Two weeks until Vertikal Days

Two weeks until Vertikal Days

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Vertikal Days, Europe’s largest access/lifting event this year, opens in 14 days at Haydock near Manchester, UK »

70 unit crane order for Zoomlion

70 unit crane order for Zoomlion

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion’s Rough Terrain crane distributor Global Cranes has ordered 70 cranes in an order worth $20 million. »

Hiab profits jump

Hiab profits jump

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has published its first quarter results which show a strong profits recovery at Hiab and Kalmar »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available online to read or download. »

220 tonne Liebherr for Emsley

220 tonne Liebherr for Emsley

April 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Emsley Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 220 tonne Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2, part of a €2.5m deal »

MOBA ups stake in Novatron

MOBA ups stake in Novatron

April 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

German overload and electronics company MOBA taken its stake in the Finish manufacturer Novatron to 49 percent »

3,000 tonner in action

3,000 tonner in action

April 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have photos of Mammoet's 3,000+ tonne Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane, on a job in northern Germany »

W K. ‘Ken’ Washington 1927 - 2014

April 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ken Washington, a UK based crane salesman who for many years sold NCK crawler cranes has died »

Huisman unveils Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane

Huisman unveils Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane

April 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Offshore and heavy lift crane manufacturer Huisman has unveiled a patented Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane »

New Manitowoc crawlers for Bigge

New Manitowoc crawlers for Bigge

April 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bigge Crane and Lifting has purchased of two of Manitowoc’s new MLC300 and MLC650 crawler cranes »

Hinowa fast track chassis

Hinowa fast track chassis

April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hinowa has launched the TX2500 Transporter, a 2.5 tonne tracked chassis capable of speeds up to 12kph »

Straddle carrier overturns in Melbourne

Straddle carrier overturns in Melbourne

April 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

A straddle carrier overturned in a Melbourne container yard yesterday, trapping the operator »

Crane slips off wind farm road

Crane slips off wind farm road

April 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

Another All Terrain crane became a casualty of narrow wind farm approach roads in Ireland last week. »

Böcker for ABA

Böcker for ABA

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company ABA Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Böcker AK44-4000 truck mounted crane. »

Terex launches its biggest luffer

Terex launches its biggest luffer

April 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

Terex recently unveiled its largest luffing tower crane to date - the 1,600 tonne/metre CTL 1600-66. »

Wireco acquires Endenburg

Wireco acquires Endenburg

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wire rope specialist WireCo has acquired the assets of Dutch wire rope, chain and lifting gear distributor Endenburg »

Utah boom buckle

Utah boom buckle

April 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while lifting a cooler onto an building in Provo, Utah yesterday »

Fatal tower crane collapse in Malaysia

Fatal tower crane collapse in Malaysia

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator died when his crane collapsed on a high rise site near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday »

Mel Sachett 1946 -2014

Mel Sachett 1946 -2014

April 16, 2014 | Comments (3)

We can now confirm the sudden death of life long crane man Mel Sachett, of Technical Lifting Solutions in the UK »

Crane operator fined

Crane operator fined

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The operator of the crane that overturned injuring 16 people in Germany last June has been fined. »

This is the way to Amarillo

This is the way to Amarillo

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Amarillo, Texas based Panhandle Steel Erectors has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF 130G-5 »

LTM 1750-9.1 for Moh Seng

LTM 1750-9.1 for Moh Seng

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore-based Moh Seng Cranes has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane in South East Asia. »

10 Manitowocs for ALL

10 Manitowocs for ALL

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased 10 of Manitowoc’s new MLC300 crawler cranes with VPC technology »

Sarens appoints communication manager

Sarens appoints communication manager

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy lifting and transportation company Sarens has appointed An Steylemans as group communication manager »

Vertikal Days just a month away

Vertikal Days just a month away

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

We are just one month away from this year’s Vertikal Days event and it looks set to be a great show »

MBO at Scholpp Crane & Transport

MBO at Scholpp Crane & Transport

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Martin Scholpp has acquired the German crane and transport division of the Scholpp Group. »

Ramirent loses Danish MD

Ramirent loses Danish MD

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Erik Høi, senior vice president of Ramirent Denmark has decided to leave the company by mutual agreement »