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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. »

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. »

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 (0)

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 »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit or looking for a job, the next Cranes & Access will shortly go to print. »

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 RIP

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 »

Tadanos for ThermaPrime

Tadanos for ThermaPrime

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philippines based geothermal drilling company ThermaPrime has taken delivery of eight new Tadano cranes »

Terex 5800 for Malina

Terex 5800 for Malina

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Malina Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain in the Czech Republic »

Babcock expands crane fleet

Babcock expands crane fleet

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Babcock South Africa has added nine new Tadano cranes to its rental fleet which now totals 170 units »

Mobile harbour crane to Oz

Mobile harbour crane to Oz

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australian based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has ordered a Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane. »

Tagattach appoints in Canada

Tagattach appoints in Canada

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based tag line manufacturer Tagattach has appointed Brasco Safety of Alberta, as its distributor for Canada. »

Tadano delivers Hewden ATs

Tadano delivers Hewden ATs

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Hewden has started taking delivery of 14 Tadano All Terrain cranes in a deal worth £9 million »

ALE acquires ECR Group

ALE acquires ECR Group

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy transportation and lifting company ALE has acquired the Australian ECR Group. »

Konecranes upside down RTG

Konecranes upside down RTG

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish lifting equipment specialist Konecranes has launched a new rubber-tyred gantry crane, the Boxhunter. »

Tadano acquires Cranes UK

Tadano acquires Cranes UK

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has completed the purchase of its UK distributor Cranes UK and changed the name to Tadano UK »

60 MacGregor cranes

60 MacGregor cranes

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

MacGregor has received orders for 60 bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards »

Ainscough appoints sales director

Ainscough appoints sales director

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has appointed Leigh Webb as its new sales director »

Igo for Stephenson

Igo for Stephenson

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

US crane company Stephenson has ordered a Potain Igo T130 self-erecting tower crane for its rental fleet »

Terex launches mobile harbour crane

Terex launches mobile harbour crane

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has launched its first mobile harbour crane – the Terex Quaymate M50. »

EnCore refurbs tower crane

EnCore refurbs tower crane

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Potain tower crane has been refurbished by Manitowoc EnCore after suffering major structural damage »

New ops manager for Dueco

New ops manager for Dueco

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based utility lifting equipment supplier Dueco has appointed Michael Johnson as operations manager. »

IronPlanet wins defence bid

IronPlanet wins defence bid

April 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

IronPlanet is to sell $50-70 million of surplus US defence equipment »

JMG confirms CLE dealership

JMG confirms CLE dealership

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based CLE has signed a new distribution contract with JMG cranes for the UAE and UK »

Terex Cranes boosts support in S.E Asia

Terex Cranes boosts support in S.E Asia

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes is opening a support base in Singapore while Bradley Adams has been appointed in the region »

Fatal crawler crane overturn

Fatal crawler crane overturn

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane operator has died today at the Great Lakes Works of U.S.Steel in Ecorse, Michigan »

Sennebogen moves UK crane distribution

Sennebogen moves UK crane distribution

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

AGD Equipment has been appointed UK & Ireland distributor for Sennebogen cranes. »

40 Cattaneos for BKL

40 Cattaneos for BKL

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cattaneo has received an order for 40 self erecting tower cranes from German distributor BKL »

Riding containers in Sochi

Riding containers in Sochi

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in Sochi, Russia, in December, a man being lifted with a long set of lifting chains »

OSHA revises powerline standards

OSHA revises powerline standards

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

OSHA is to issue a final rule to raise standards on electric power generation, transmission work. »

350 tonner for Hüffermann

350 tonner for Hüffermann

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Hüffermann has taken delivery of a 350 tonne Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 All Terrain crane »

50 Grove RTs for Chunjo

50 Grove RTs for Chunjo

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chunjo Construction has ordered 50 Grove RT770E Rough Terrain cranes, following its launch at Conexpo. »

30 new RTs for Maxim

30 new RTs for Maxim

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Maxim Crane Works has taken delivery of more than 30 new Rough Terrain Cranes »

More Liebherrs for Megalift

More Liebherrs for Megalift

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

German heavy lift company Megalift has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane. »

25 Terex cranes for Amquip

25 Terex cranes for Amquip

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

US-based Amquip has ordered 25 Terex cranes - 24 RT555-1 Rough Terrains and one Superlift 3800 crawler. »

Sennebogen for Pakistan

Sennebogen for Pakistan

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Natural gas provider Pakistan Petroleum has taken delivery of a Sennebogen HPC 40 truck mounted crane. »

Maeda LC785M-8 for Daniel Smith Industries

Maeda LC785M-8 for Daniel Smith Industries

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Zealand crane rental company Daniel Smith Industries has taken delivery of a Maeda LC785M-8 mini crane »

100 tonner for Berry

100 tonner for Berry

April 1, 2014 | Comments (4)

UK crane rental company Berry Cranes has taken delivery of a four axle 100 tonne Grove GMK4100L. »

Profits slide at Strongco

Profits slide at Strongco

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Canadian distribution and rental group Strongco has reported a sharp fall in profits on higher revenues »

Martina Moritsch to step down

Martina Moritsch to step down

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Martina Moritsch is stepping down as managing director of Terex Tower Cranes and will leave in June »

Wiesbauer takes HK65

Wiesbauer takes HK65

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Wiesbauer has taken delivery of a 65 tonne Tadano Faun HK65 truck mounted crane. »

Crane snags overhead lines

Crane snags overhead lines

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

The slings of a tower crane working alongside a rail line in Cologne, Germany became tangled in power lines on Saturday »

Crane drops jib

Crane drops jib

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday. »

Mammoet turns local port into heavy lift terminal

Mammoet turns local port into heavy lift terminal

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has supplied its new MTC-15 terminal crane to the port of Güiria, Venezuela. »

SA French opens its doors

SA French opens its doors

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain’s dealer in South Africa SA French recently held an open day at its Johannesburg facility »

A dozen Tadanos for Coast

A dozen Tadanos for Coast

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Coast Crane has ordered 12 Tadano cranes, including two 145 tonne GR-1600XL Rough Terrains »

LUXcranes luffer photos

LUXcranes luffer photos

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

We finally have photographs of the new LUXcranes hydraulic luffing jib tower crane, the MTL220-10 »

The Speedy show

The Speedy show

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today is the second day of Speedy’s annual two day show held at the International Centre in Telford, UK »

Special Valla for Hird

Special Valla for Hird

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Valla has supplied the Hird Group with a special version of the 18 tonne capacity 180ES. »

Big Liebherr investment in Switzerland

Big Liebherr investment in Switzerland

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr will invest over $225 million over the next six years at its facility in Bulle, Switzerland »

Weathervaning  in action

Weathervaning in action

March 25, 2014 | Comments (3)

A superb video clip of five tower cranes in a storm doing exactly what they are supposed to do »

750 tonner to Ireland

750 tonner to Ireland

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ireland based Crane Hire Ltd has added a new 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750 9.1. »

Good turnout in Bern

Good turnout in Bern

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Last week saw the Baumaschinenmesse in Bern, Switzerland, the country’s principle construction equipment show »

1,001 Indian Potains

1,001 Indian Potains

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 1,001st Potain tower crane built in Pune, India has shipped to local rental company Sai Infraaequipments »

Liebherr adds 53K

Liebherr adds 53K

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr unveiled the new 53K self-erecting tower crane at the Bern equipment exhibition last week »

LTM 1750-9.1 for Gertzen

LTM 1750-9.1 for Gertzen

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Gertzen has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane »

Wagstaff takes GMK6300L

Wagstaff takes GMK6300L

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Wagstaff has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New furniture hoist company

New furniture hoist company

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Former ELP Skylift sales director Gary Brady has set up Furniture Hoists, a new sales and rental company in the UK. »

Runaway crane wheel causes havoc

Runaway crane wheel causes havoc

March 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

An All Terrain crane wheel came off on a UK motorway on Thursday night hitting four cars and a truck »

Huisman to build world’s largest crane

Huisman to build world’s largest crane

March 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Huisman has received a letter of intent for two 10,000t cranes from offshore installation specialist Heerema »

Seven harbour cranes for South America

Seven harbour cranes for South America

March 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has recently received orders for seven mobile harbour cranes destined for South America »

Fatal man basket fall

Fatal man basket fall

March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

A linesman has fallen to his death from a suspended crane basket in Canada whilst working on a transmission line. »

Essex confirms new CEO

Essex confirms new CEO

March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Essex Rental has promoted its COO Nick Matthews to chief executive, replacing Ron Schad »

Major account manager for Broderson

Major account manager for Broderson

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based crane manufacturer Broderson has appointed Ed Kocsis as manager of major accounts »

Wilbert rescued from administration

Wilbert rescued from administration

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

German tower crane manufacturer Wilbert has been acquired by Chinese automotive manufacturer Nanyang Guoyo »

Kalmar upgrades gantries

Kalmar upgrades gantries

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has completed an upgrade of two rubber tyred gantry cranes for Chilean terminal operator TPS Valparaiso. »

Grove GMK 6400 for Crane Service

Grove GMK 6400 for Crane Service

March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based crane rental company Crane Service has ordered a new 400 tonne six axle Grove GMK6400 »

New plate for new crane

New plate for new crane

March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based M&M Mobile Crane Hire of Uxbridge has taken delivery of a new 130 tonne Tadano ATF 130G-5 »

Bay Crane Expands

Bay Crane Expands

March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Bay Crane has ordered 26 new cranes for its new branch in Carlstadt New Jersey »

New VP sales for Terex Cranes

New VP sales for Terex Cranes

March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has appointed Steve Headden as vice president of sales for North America, »

Grove Crane Care dealer for Ireland

Grove Crane Care dealer for Ireland

March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed Irlequip as its Crane Care dealer for Grove cranes in all of Ireland »

New rental sales head for H&E

New rental sales head for H&E

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services has appointed Rob Hepler as senior vice president of sales, to head rental sales »

Frost to chair CPA crane group

Frost to chair CPA crane group

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bill Frost has been elected chairman of the UK’s CPA Crane Interest Group »

Liebherr pay dispute settled

Liebherr pay dispute settled

March 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

The long-running pay dispute at the Liebherr container cranes plant in Ireland has been resolved »

New appointments at Manitowoc

New appointments at Manitowoc

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc announced further appointments at Conexpo following major changes made in February »

Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers spotted

Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers spotted

March 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has reported the discovery of counterfeit CraneSafe Green stickers »

Dutch office for MCS

Dutch office for MCS

March 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Rental software specialist MCS is opening a new Benelux sales office in Zwolle, the Netherlands. »

Crane operator electrocuted

Crane operator electrocuted

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

A loader crane operator was electrocuted and two others injured while replacing telephone poles in South Africa »

19% growth at Manitex

19% growth at Manitex

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex International, owner of Badger, Little Giant, CVS Ferrari and Load King has reported its numbers for 2013 »

Trailer flips with crane

Trailer flips with crane

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

A trailer transporting a large RT crane came off the interstate on Monday near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania »

AB2000 takes first Liebherr cranes

AB2000 takes first Liebherr cranes

March 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK based crane company AB2000 has taken delivery of its first new Liebherr cranes. »

Galizia for Trellerborg

Galizia for Trellerborg

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Galizia has delivered a GF28 electric pick & carry crane to Trellerborg Sealing Solutions »

Liftout Valla

Liftout Valla

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based escalator installation/removal specialist Liftout has purchased a new Valla 25ELDC pick & carry crane »

Böcker crane for City Lifting

Böcker crane for City Lifting

March 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK based crane rental company City Lifting has taken delivery of a Böcker AK35-3000 aluminium crane »

H&E up 17.5%

H&E up 17.5%

March 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based H&E has published 2013 results with revenues up 17.5%, profits jumped almost 50 percent »

Tower cranes collide in London

Tower cranes collide in London

March 7, 2014 | Comments (6)

Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man »

Samson/Manitowoc unveil revolutionary crane rope

Samson/Manitowoc unveil revolutionary crane rope

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc and Samson Rope have launched a revolutionary synthetic crane hoist rope at Conexpo »

Another boom truck overturn

Another boom truck overturn

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, due to incorrect outrigger set up »

Centlec goes for Manotti

Centlec goes for Manotti

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian crane and aerial lift manufacturer Manotti has delivered 19 truck mounted lifts to Centlec in South Africa. »

Mammoet opens in Cairo

Mammoet opens in Cairo

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy and lift transport company Mammoet has opened a new company and location in Cairo, Egypt »

Conexpo drone

Conexpo drone

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr announced a successful first day at Conexpo, with aerial view taken by a remote controled drone »

Strong growth continues at Ashtead

Strong growth continues at Ashtead

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt and A-Plant has issued its nine month numbers, with strong revenue and profit growth »

Third Tadano for York

Third Tadano for York

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based York Crane Hire has taken delivery of its third 40 tonne, two axle Tadano ATF 40G-2 »

A glimpse of Conexpo during build up

A glimpse of Conexpo during build up

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Here are just a few random photos from the Conexpo build-up. The show opens later today »

New treasurer for Manitowoc

New treasurer for Manitowoc

March 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed Therese Houlahan as treasurer replacing Dean Nolden who moves to Cranes »

Conexpo opens tomorrow

Conexpo opens tomorrow

March 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

Conexpo opens tomorrow and promises many new products, including new Manitowoc crawler cranes MLC300 and MLC650 »

Grove RT for stone handling

Grove RT for stone handling

March 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK stone wholesaler Gerald Cullifords has purchased a new 40 tonne Grove RT540E-2 Rough Terrain crane »

Bishop takes Delta

Bishop takes Delta

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

SBP Holdings has acquired Houston based Delta Rigging & Tools via its Bishop Lifting Products subsidiary »

Emerson opens west London depot

Emerson opens west London depot

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Emerson Crane Hire has opened a new west London depot in Iver, Buckinghamshire »

The Vertikal Guide to Conexpo

The Vertikal Guide to Conexpo

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The bi-lingual Vertikal Guide to Conexpo 2014 is now online and available to download »

Export led recovery at Tadano

Export led recovery at Tadano

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported a 33% increase in nine month revenues, while doubling pre-tax profits »

Andries Slootmans R.I.P

Andries Slootmans R.I.P

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news that Andries Slootmans who helped put Tadano on the European map has died »

A pallet platform that plumbs new depths

A pallet platform that plumbs new depths

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in Belgium, a man with two forms of access one static, one powered, neither safe at all »

Manitowoc Encore in Africa

Manitowoc Encore in Africa

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane Care has certified Paterson Simons as an official EnCORE rebuild partner for West Africa »

Liebherr straddle carriers for ECT

Liebherr straddle carriers for ECT

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

ECT Delta Terminal has taken delivery of seven Liebherr straddle carriers for its deep-water terminal in Rotterdam. »

Fatal crane overturn at wedding

Fatal crane overturn at wedding

February 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

A crane lifting a bride and her sister at a wedding in Gujarat state, India overturned killing a man below »

MacGregor takes Eastern orders

MacGregor takes Eastern orders

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries has placed an order for two MacGregor AHC subsea cranes. »

Swiss army cranes

Swiss army cranes

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Swiss Army has taken delivery of four Liebherr LTM 1055-3.2 cranes with special attachments »

New WA/SA manager for Tadano Australia

New WA/SA manager for Tadano Australia

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano Oceania has appointed Roger Cross as sales manager for Western and South Australia, »

Progress on telematics standardisation

Progress on telematics standardisation

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

AEM and AEMP have announced agreement on a new standard for remote data collection/trouble shooting »

62m rotor blade record

62m rotor blade record

February 24, 2014 | Comments (2)

German crane company Wiesbauer has been testing a transporter with a record 62 metre long blade »

HSE issues tower crane alert

HSE issues tower crane alert

February 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

Following the recent collapse of three luffing jib tower cranes in the UK the HSE has issued a safety alert. »

Seven Tadanos for Iraq

Seven Tadanos for Iraq

February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has taken delivery of seven 55 tonne Tadano GT-550E-2 truck cranes. »

Boom bend in the UK

Boom bend in the UK

February 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

The boom of a crane working on a site in Rotheram, UK yesterday collapsed and bent while lifting. »

Ladder and the column

Ladder and the column

February 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Spotted at the Las Brisas hotel in Acapulco, Mexico, a man using a ladder to reach the top of a column »

Sluggish year for Terex Cranes

Sluggish year for Terex Cranes

February 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has published a poor set of results for 2013, with lower sales and profits. »

Southern takes UK first

Southern takes UK first

February 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered the UK's first LTM 1130 5.1 to feature its Variable Supporting Base technology »

Palfinger achieves new records

Palfinger achieves new records

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger achieved revenues of €980 million in 2013 up 5% on 2012, while profits improved 12% »

22 Liebherrs for Africa

22 Liebherrs for Africa

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Transnet Port Terminals purchased four Liebherr ship to shore cranes and 18 rubber tyred gantry cranes »

Klema adds five AT Groves

Klema adds five AT Groves

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

German heavy lifting and haulage company Klema has added five Grove All Terrain cranes to its fleet. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent profit crash

Ramirent profit crash

February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has published its full year results with lower revenues and a collapse in profits. »

Ainscough goes for Turnkey Brakesafe

Ainscough goes for Turnkey Brakesafe

February 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK based Ainscough Crane Hire has purchased Turnkey’s Brakesafe portable brake testing equipment »

Tat Hong slowdown continues

Tat Hong slowdown continues

February 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane group Tat-Hong has reported steel third quarter falls in revenues and profits »

Profits rise at Cramo

Profits rise at Cramo

February 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Cramo has reported higher profits in 2013, on slightly lower revenues »

New Hybrid crane maker

New Hybrid crane maker

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Rental Show saw the debut of new crane company Bailey Cranes of Millwaukee. »

ReachMaster take on Galizia

ReachMaster take on Galizia

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

USA based crane and access distributor ReachMaster will start importing and selling Galizia Pick & Carry cranes »

All Erection orders 30 Link Belts

All Erection orders 30 Link Belts

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

All Erection & Crane Rental has ordered 30 new Link-Belt cranes for delivery throughout 2014 »

Another World Cup fatality

Another World Cup fatality

February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man has died at a World Cup stadium in Brazil following an incident that occurred while dismantling a crane. »

Tadano America adds three

Tadano America adds three

February 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed three new regional managers, David Green, Mark Krajci and Kirk Erlinger »

AT slips into a ditch

AT slips into a ditch

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain crane slipped off the road near Nantes, in France on Wednesday causing a road closure »

H&E opens Texas branch

H&E opens Texas branch

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Crane and access distributor and rental company H&E Equipment has opened a new branch in Lubbock, Taxas. »

Liebherr appoints sales director

Liebherr appoints sales director

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has appointed Matthias Mungenast as its new sales director for mobile harbour cranes »

Schmidbauer adds Grove ATs

Schmidbauer adds Grove ATs

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Schmidbauer has added two Grove AT cranes to its fleet. »

IMC Merwede orders MacGregor

IMC Merwede orders MacGregor

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dutch vessel specialist IMC Merwede has ordered six MacGregor AHC subsea cranes worth €23 million. »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now available to read »

Boom truck collapse in Ohio

Boom truck collapse in Ohio

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

The boom of a boom truck came down onto a garage in Lakewood, Ohio yesterday, there were no injuries »

Link-Belt to launch 150 ton RT

Link-Belt to launch 150 ton RT

February 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt is to introduce a new 150 ton Rough Terrain crane and upgrade its RTC-8080 at Conexpo »

Crane veteran Paul Brown retires

Crane veteran Paul Brown retires

January 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

Paul Brown of Tadano Faun has retired today after 36 years in the crane industry »

Boom truck destroys line of cars

Boom truck destroys line of cars

January 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

A boom truck overturned, in Ohio yesterday with the boom coming down on to a row of parked cars »

Positive year for Manitowoc Crane

Positive year for Manitowoc Crane

January 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Profitability at Manitowoc Cranes grew substantially faster than revenues, which improved 3.5% in 2013 »

Manitowoc Cranes restructures

Manitowoc Cranes restructures

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has changed its organisational structure along Global lines, changes include the departure of Philippe Cohet »

Crane slips while loading

Crane slips while loading

January 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

A 600 tonne crawler crane slipped off a truck yesterday, while being loaded in Singapore »

NMT takes first Explorer 5800

NMT takes first Explorer 5800

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first 220 tonne Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain crane has been delivered to UK crane rental company NMT »

Tighter controls demanded in Penang

Tighter controls demanded in Penang

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Consumers Association of Penang has called on government to tighten safety controls on crane/lift operations »

MSG takes first German GMK400

MSG takes first German GMK400

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

German heavy lifting company MSG has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 crane in Germany. »

Self-erector overturn

Self-erector overturn

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

An operator dismantling a self-erecting tower crane in Germany is said to have caused it to overturn »

Four injured after lightning strike

Four injured after lightning strike

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Four men on a site in France were shocked and burnt yesterday after a bolt of lightning hit a tower crane »

New product support manager for Manitex

New product support manager for Manitex

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

US boom truck manufacturer Manitex has appointed Bob Bray as its new product support manager »

200t Liebherr for Schröder

200t Liebherr for Schröder

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Schröder has taken delivery of a 200 tonne Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 All Terrain crane »

Bernard Hunter has a whale of a time!

Bernard Hunter has a whale of a time!

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bernard Hunter Crane Hire recently helped move a 14m sperm whale washed up on a beach in Edinburgh »

Heavy winds hit cranes in Belgium

Heavy winds hit cranes in Belgium

January 27, 2014 | Comments (2)

A storm in Belgium on Saturday took down two tower cranes at the site of a new hospital in Roselare »

Another jib failure in London

Another jib failure in London

January 26, 2014 | Comments (9)

A tower crane jib collapsed yesterday on a building under construction in Croydon, London during a storm »

Crane falls off the back of a truck

Crane falls off the back of a truck

January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain crane slipped off a low loader today in Bootle, UK, no one was hurt in the incident »

Two Groves for Felbermayr

Two Groves for Felbermayr

January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Austrian crane rental and heavy haulage company Felbermayr has taken delivery of two Grove All Terrain cranes. »

Crane hits car

Crane hits car

January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A woman driver was badly injured when she pulled out in front of a crane yesterday in Chelsea, Maine »

Crane slips off the road

Crane slips off the road

January 23, 2014 | Comments (1)

A crane slipped off a narrow country road near Saint Vallier (Charente) in South East France yesterday »

10 new Terex RTs for ALL

10 new Terex RTs for ALL

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased 10 new Terex 27.3 tonne RT238 Rough Terrain cranes »

Two Liebherrs for Hong Tai

Two Liebherrs for Hong Tai

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Taiwanese crane company Hong Tai has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LTM1750 and a LTM1100. »

Böcker truck crane for BCHC

Böcker truck crane for BCHC

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company BCHC has taken delivery of a new four tonne Böcker AK44/4000 truck crane »

M1 fire recovery

M1 fire recovery

January 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have received photographs of the recovery of the Spierings crane that caught fire on Monday »

Two new Sennebogen for ASCO

Two new Sennebogen for ASCO

January 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

ASCO the Scottish oilfield support services company has taken two new Sennebogen 6130 cranes »

Manitowoc sells Chinese stake

Manitowoc sells Chinese stake

January 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

Manitowoc has sold its 50 percent interest in its Chinese joint venture Manitowoc Dong Yue »

Crane fire

Crane fire

January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane caught fire on the M1 Motorway in the UK yesterday, blocking an exit lane at Junction 26 »

What were they thinking?

What were they thinking?

January 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

A truck driver in the Netherlands moving a fully rigged crawler crane got a shock last week »

Link-Belt moves into Peru

Link-Belt moves into Peru

January 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt has appointed Montacargas Zapler as its mobile crane distributor for Peru »

First Terex RTGs for Turkey

First Terex RTGs for Turkey

January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Container terminal operator TIL has ordered 24 Terex rubber tyred gantry cranes, the first Terex RTG in Turkey. »

Another Tadano for Horizon

Another Tadano for Horizon

January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scotland's Horizon Reinforcing and Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF50G-3 All Terrain crane »

Liebherr Ireland dispute escalates

Liebherr Ireland dispute escalates

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Union employees at the Liebherr crane plant in Killarney, Ireland, have rejected a labour court proposal »

10 Potains for Hicrete

10 Potains for Hicrete

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thai pre-cast concrete company Hicrete has purchased 10 Potain MC 205 B top-slewing tower cranes. »

750 tonner for Knaack

750 tonner for Knaack

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hamburg-based Knaack-Krane has added a 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane to its fleet. »

NRC to introduce two 100t crawlers

NRC to introduce two 100t crawlers

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

NRC, the UK Link-Belt and Hitachi crane distributor, is adding two new crawler cranes to its sales and rental inventory. »

Another US AT from Link-Belt

Another US AT from Link-Belt

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt will launch a 185 tonne All-Terrain crane built for North America at ConExpo in March »

Mediaco adds 400t Groves

Mediaco adds 400t Groves

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

French rental company Mediaco has purchased three 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain cranes »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New MD for Eve

New MD for Eve

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Eve Trakway division of Ashtead has appointed Nigel Quinn as managing director, replacing Rick Barnett »

Fatal crane incident Chennai Metro

Fatal crane incident Chennai Metro

January 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

A man died when a crawler crane overturned at a metro construction site in Chennai, India today »

Fatal load drop on UK site

Fatal load drop on UK site

January 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday on a construction site in Colchester, Essex after a load dropped from a crane »

JMG appoints Collé

JMG appoints Collé

January 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian crane manufacturer JMG Cranes has appointed Collé as its distributor for the Benelux region »

Boom upgrade kit for Liebherr LR1600/2

Boom upgrade kit for Liebherr LR1600/2

January 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has introduced a boom upgrade kit for its LR 1600/2 crawler crane which increases its lifting capacities »

Essex to auction older cranes

Essex to auction older cranes

January 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Essex crane rental is to sell its surplus/poorly utilised crawler cranes via a sealed bid auction »

Raimondi ownership change

Raimondi ownership change

January 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud, owner of KBW Holding, has purchased tower crane manufacturer Raimondi »

Manitowoc restructures debt

Manitowoc restructures debt

January 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has refinanced $1.05 billion of debt, extending maturity dates and cutting interest cost »

Zoomlion acquires M-tec

Zoomlion acquires M-tec

January 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane manufacturer Zoomlion has acquired German dry mortar equipment producer M-Tec »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

January 6, 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 »

Boom buckles on tree job

Boom buckles on tree job

January 3, 2014 | Comments (21)

A crane trying to remove a large tree, from a house in Surrey, UK in this weeks storms bent its boom »

New MD for Willenbrock

New MD for Willenbrock

January 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Willenbrock Fördertechnik, the fork truck and platform company, has appointed Ralf Dingeldein managing director »

Crane overturns in Phuket

Crane overturns in Phuket

January 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

A crane overturned this morning during the rush hour in Phuket cutting a high voltage power line »

Boom truck overturns

Boom truck overturns

January 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck lifting roof trusses overturned onto a partially built house in the Plum area of Pittsburgh »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

‘Another year over and other just begun’ – we wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. »

Have a happy New Year's Eve

Have a happy New Year's Eve

December 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wishing all of you celebrating a New Year tonight, a very safe and happy transition to 2014 »

Whoops!

Whoops!

December 31, 2013 | Comments (2)

A crane being moved across Las Vegas on a low loader overturned yesterday at a busy intersection »

Roxu cranes off to Costa Rica

Roxu cranes off to Costa Rica

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spanish rental company Grúas Roxu has shipped 20 cranes and aerial lifts to its new branch in Costa Rica »

Crane boom drops onto turnpike

Crane boom drops onto turnpike

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A lattice crane boom came down onto I-44/The Turner Turnpike near Stroud, Oklahoma »

Loader crane rips out power lines

Loader crane rips out power lines

December 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

A slow moving train, with a log loader crane, ripped out overhead power lines in Shelton, WA »

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vertikal is closed for a few days to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, in the meantime we wish all of our readers a very happy lead up to the end of another year. »

Penny launches new hydraulic spoil box

Penny launches new hydraulic spoil box

December 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK-based loader crane and tail lift manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has launched a new hydraulic spoil box. »

Gareth Jones to leave Ainscough

Gareth Jones to leave Ainscough

December 20, 2013 | Comments (12)

Gareth Jones the commercial director of the UK's largest crane rental company Ainscough is to leave. »

Link Belt boosts product marketing

Link Belt boosts product marketing

December 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link Belt Cranes has promoted Pat Collins and appointed two product managers. »

Crane tips in NY

Crane tips in NY

December 19, 2013 | Comments (1)

A five axle All Terrain crane lost its balance in Mineola on the north east side of New York City yesterday »

NCSG acquires Mullen Rigging

NCSG acquires Mullen Rigging

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane group NCSG has acquired Calgary-based, Mullen Rigging and Industrial Services »

Eisele expands crane fleet

Eisele expands crane fleet

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Eisele has taken delivery of three Terex All Terrain cranes and a Spierings mobile self-erecting tower crane »

Tower crane loses jib in London

Tower crane loses jib in London

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A luffing jib tower crane has lost its jib on a site in Ealing, London these evening, »

CTC takes first Terex crane

CTC takes first Terex crane

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indian heavy lift and haulage company CTC has taken delivery of its first Terex crane »

Helicopter rescues crane operator

Helicopter rescues crane operator

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A helicopter successfully rescued a tower crane operator in Ontario yesterday as a fire raged below »

Flat year for Liebherr

Flat year for Liebherr

December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has issued a trading update and expects 2013 revenues to come in close to last year’s record »

Tandem lift incident video

Tandem lift incident video

December 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Someone has posted dramatic video footage of the double crane overturn in Caracas on December 6th »

Dropping the tank

Dropping the tank

December 16, 2013 | Comments (1)

A video of a lift that purportedly occurred last week in Russia, is popping up all over the world »

Christmas Jumper day

Christmas Jumper day

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Emerson Cane Hire held a Christmas Jumper day today in support of the charity ‘Save the Children’ »

Tandem lift overturn in Caracas

Tandem lift overturn in Caracas

December 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

Two five axle All Terrain cranes overturned during a tandem lift in Caracas, Venezuela last Friday »

Michelin launches new crane tyre

Michelin launches new crane tyre

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Michelin has launched the new X-Crane + tyre for All Terrain cranes »

Liebherr reconsiders Irish production

Liebherr reconsiders Irish production

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr says it will re-evaluate the future of its plant in Ireland following a strike and labour court decision »

New CEO for Sany America

New CEO for Sany America

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sany America has appointed Mike Rhoda as chief executive, replacing Tim Frank, who resigned in October »

Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 tower crane in testing

Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 tower crane in testing

December 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

Liebherr’s new 1000 EC-B 125 unveiled at Bauma is currently undergoing intensive testing in Biberach »

Terex Cranes reveals details of new ‘boom booster’

Terex Cranes reveals details of new ‘boom booster’

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has released details of a new capacity-increasing ‘boom booster’ upgrade kit for its CC 8800 crawler crane »

Tower crane hits Supermarket

Tower crane hits Supermarket

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

A tower crane has collapsed onto a supermarket in Bad Homburg, Germany killing a member of the public »

Crane owner and operator face criminal charges

Crane owner and operator face criminal charges

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

The owner of a contractor that had a crane overturn in May, and its operator are facing criminal charges »

12 Kalmar RTGs for Kenya

12 Kalmar RTGs for Kenya

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for 12 hybrid E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Kenya Ports Authority »

Floating crane buckles

Floating crane buckles

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

A floating crane attempting to lift a sunken German mine layer from the collapsed yesterday »

DAS Otomotiv expands Terex Cranes distribution

DAS Otomotiv expands Terex Cranes distribution

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

DAS Otomotiv has expanded its Terex Cranes territory to include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan »

Crane fatality in Boston

Crane fatality in Boston

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was died after a 6,000kg beam dropped from a crane at Boston Bridge & Steel yesterday evening »

Terex sells truck business

Terex sells truck business

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex is to sell its off-highway rigid and articulated truck business to Volvo for $160 million in cash »

Rod Abbott to retire

Rod Abbott to retire

December 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

UK crawler crane veteran Rod Abbott has decided to retire from NRC at the end of this year, after 52 years »

Liebherr tower crane for India

Liebherr tower crane for India

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indian construction firm Suvilas has taken delivery of a Liebherr 85 EC-Bi flat top tower crane for its maiden project »

Jordt takes second ATF180

Jordt takes second ATF180

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Sönke Jordt has taken delivery of its second Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 crane »

CRW acquires Link Belt dealership

CRW acquires Link Belt dealership

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vermont based Wood’s CRW has acquired the Carlisle, Pa, branch of Link Belt Mid-Atlantic »

350 tonner for Mexico

350 tonner for Mexico

December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mexican mining company Grupo Mexico has taken delivery of a 350 tonne Terex AC350/6 All Terrain crane »

John J. ‘Jack’ Shaughnessy 1926 - 2013

John J. ‘Jack’ Shaughnessy 1926 - 2013

December 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

John J. ‘Jack’ Shaughnessy, retired president of Shaughnessy Crane Service, passed away last Wednesday »

More Liebherr LHM orders in the Middle East

More Liebherr LHM orders in the Middle East

December 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has won several orders for LHM mobile harbour cranes from the Middle East. »

Eight RTGs for Port of Oslo

Eight RTGs for Port of Oslo

December 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for eight rubber-tyred gantry cranes from the Port of Oslo, Norway. »

LEEA launches new training courses

LEEA launches new training courses

December 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

The LEEA has launched new training courses covering the thorough examination of overhead cranes »

Mobile tower crane over in Netherlands

Mobile tower crane over in Netherlands

December 2, 2013 | Comments (2)

A self-erecting mobile tower crane has gone over in a shopping street in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands »

Hiab China JV moves ahead

Hiab China JV moves ahead

December 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab's previously announced loader crane Joint Venture with CNHTC in China is now moving ahead. »

The latest Kran & Bühne is now online

The latest Kran & Bühne is now online

December 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Last chance for Movember

Last chance for Movember

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

If you have not yet donated to the Movember charity there is still a chance to sponsor a crane or access team »

Ainscough opens 30th depot

Ainscough opens 30th depot

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK’s largest crane hire company Ainscough Crane Hire has opened its 30th depot in Exeter. »

Integrated Logistics takes AC1000

Integrated Logistics takes AC1000

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kuwait heavy lift company Integrated Logistics has taken delivery of a Terex AC1000 All Terrain crane »

New North East DM for Link Belt

New North East DM for Link Belt

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link Belt Cranes has appointed Sam Meroney as district manager North Eastern USA and eastern Canada. »

Link Belt adds to S. American service

Link Belt adds to S. American service

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Raul Ureña as district service representative for South America »

Maxim cancels delayed call

Maxim cancels delayed call

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane Works has cancelled today's bond holder call, originally scheduled for November 20th »

Busy Big 5

Busy Big 5

November 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

This year’s Big 5 show in Dubai opened yesterday as the emirate shows strong signs of growth »

ELS shifts focus

ELS shifts focus

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Edwards Lifting Services has purchased its first crane as it adds crane hire and contract lifting to its services »

NCSG may sell

NCSG may sell

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane group NCSG has reportedly hired advisers to explore the sale of the company. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Just in case you missed it

Just in case you missed it

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Just in case you missed it, our 2014 media kit is online and available to check out or download. »

Harsco invests in new fleet

Harsco invests in new fleet

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Harsco Infrastructure UK has invested in a fleet of 19 new DAF CF trucks equipped with PM 28.5 loader cranes »

Thorough examination of lifting eyes

Thorough examination of lifting eyes

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK based CPA has issued a draft Technical Information Note on the examination of lifting eyes »

Swinging on the hook

Swinging on the hook

November 22, 2013 | Comments (2)

With another week coming to an end we bring you yet more examples of people riding crane hooks. »

Another acquisition for NCSG

Another acquisition for NCSG

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane company NCSG has acquired Doug's Crane of Prince Rupert, British Columbia »

Crane goes over on wind farm

Crane goes over on wind farm

November 21, 2013 | Comments (7)

A 750 tonne AT crane overturned yesterday on a wind farm in Germany while moving between turbines »

Alatas Americas adds rope access division

Alatas Americas adds rope access division

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and hydraulic service company Alatas Americas has appointed Sandy Mottram as rope access manager »

Andrew Brown 1944 – 2013

Andrew Brown 1944 – 2013

November 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

We have received the news that Andrew Brown previously of Kobelco Cranes passed away this morning »

TYHI unveils 500t AT crane

TYHI unveils 500t AT crane

November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Taiyuan Heavy Industry (TYHI) of China has unveiled a 500 tonne All Terrain crane »

Kögel secures MDs

Kögel secures MDs

November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

German trailer manufacturer Kögel has extended the contracts of its three managing directors until the end of 2019. »

New VP for Tadano America

New VP for Tadano America

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Jay Shiffler as vice president & general manager of marketing »

REEL acquires Crane Services

REEL acquires Crane Services

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

French overhead crane and platform specialist REEL has acquired UK overhead crane company Crane Services »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

November 19, 2013 | 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 »

Smooth trucking

Smooth trucking

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A video demonstrates the ability of a Volvo truck – along with the drivers, with Jean-Claude Van Damme »

Deutz CFO chairs Kölnmetall

Deutz CFO chairs Kölnmetall

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Deutz director Margarete Haase has been appointed chairman of employer’s association Kölnmetall »

Record overload test for Zoomlion AT

Record overload test for Zoomlion AT

November 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion has completed a 7,500 tonne/metre overload test with its 2,000 tonne QAY2000 All Terrain crane »

New crane specialist for Stephenson

New crane specialist for Stephenson

November 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

US Crane distributor Stephenson Equipment has appointed Darrick Marris as crane sales rep »

Two hurt in crane incident

Two hurt in crane incident

November 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two men were seriously injured last week in the town of Bissen, Luxembourg when a mobile crane boom buckled »

Fassi to launch new crane

Fassi to launch new crane

November 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Fassi will launch a new 15 tonne/metre loader crane next week at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon »

Modulift warns on beam use

Modulift warns on beam use

November 15, 2013 | Comments (3)

Modular beam manufacturer Modulift has warned of misuse of its beams at the Gorgon Project in Australia »

Pink crane aids charity

Pink crane aids charity

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Atlanta based Phoenix Crane Rental has taken delivery of a pink Terex T340-1 truck crane »

Terex appoints Ceva in Brazil

Terex appoints Ceva in Brazil

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has appointed international logistics company Ceva Logistics as its parts partner for Brazil »

Slowdown hits Tat Hong

Slowdown hits Tat Hong

November 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has reported falling revenues and significantly lower profits for the first half »

Crane off the road

Crane off the road

November 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday on the D-149 near Cognac in South West France »

Schad to leave Essex

Schad to leave Essex

November 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ron Schad chief executive of Essex Crane is to resign once a replacement is appointed. »

220 tonner for Völkl

220 tonner for Völkl

November 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Völkl has taken delivery of a 220 tonne Grove GMK5220 All Terrain crane »

Ritchie doubles profits

Ritchie doubles profits

November 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Auctioneers Ritchie Bros has boosted its revenues and profits on slightly lower gross auction proceeds »

David Jackson 1947 - 2013

David Jackson 1947 - 2013

November 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news of the death of David Jackson, VP engineering at Tulsa Winch »

Palfinger edges up

Palfinger edges up

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Loader crane and aerial lift manufacturer Palfinger has reported an 8% increase in third quarter revenues »

Dropped load fatality

Dropped load fatality

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man who died on a London construction site was crushed after a stairwell was dropped during a lift »

Tower crane collapses in Germany

Tower crane collapses in Germany

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed on a construction site in Karlsfeld, just outside of Dachau, Germany on Tuesday. »

Manitex to acquire Valla

Manitex to acquire Valla

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and port handling group Manitex has agreed the acquisition of Italian pick & carry crane maker Valla »

Ramirent hits slow patch

Ramirent hits slow patch

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has reported a third quarter fall in revenues and profits »

Another one for the trees

Another one for the trees

November 7, 2013 | Comments (3)

A three axle All Terrain crane went over in Fort Collins, Colorado yesterday while lifting a tree »

Lay-offs at Liebherr mining

Lay-offs at Liebherr mining

November 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has announced plans to lay off 65 full-time employees at its Newport News plant in Virginia »

IPS acquires PLC Sales

IPS acquires PLC Sales

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Independent Parts Specialists (IPS) has acquired specialist outrigger mat supplier PLC Sales »

Essex continues to struggle

Essex continues to struggle

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Essex Crane rental in the USA has reported further falls in revenue, although losses continue to decline »

Modern steps up crane activities

Modern steps up crane activities

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Modern group has appointed Sam Maury as product manager for crane and truck mounted equipment »

Terex Port Solutions for Germany

Terex Port Solutions for Germany

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hans Lehmann has ordered a Gottwald mobile harbour crane and three Terex CS45KS reach stackers »

Crane on fire

Crane on fire

November 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

A mobile tower crane caught fire this morning on London’s M25 orbital road in the UK »

£2.7 million+ settlement for crane operator

£2.7 million+ settlement for crane operator

November 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Iain Gillham, the crane operator injured when his crane collapsed in 2009, has won a £2.7 million settlement »

Counterfeit Terex Demag warning

Counterfeit Terex Demag warning

November 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has issued a warning regarding counterfeit Terex/Demag cranes particularly CC2500 »

Revenues climb/profits slip at Strongco

Revenues climb/profits slip at Strongco

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane and equipment company Srongco, achieved solid revenue gains but lower profits »

Manitowoc 31000 biggest lift

Manitowoc 31000 biggest lift

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc's 31000 crawler crane has completed it largest lift to date »

Profits quadruple at H&E

Profits quadruple at H&E

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based H&E Equipment has reported strong profit growth for the third quarter »

CE or Grey?

CE or Grey?

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted last week at Cheshire Oaks in the UK – what looks like a Tadano TS75 fresh off the boat »

Largest deal for Scheuerle and Mammoet

Largest deal for Scheuerle and Mammoet

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has placed and order for 650 lines of SPMTs with Scheuerle. »

Ramirent concludes Caverion deal

Ramirent concludes Caverion deal

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent and Caverion have concluded their acquisition and equipment rental agreement. »

Liebherr splits tower cranes and concrete

Liebherr splits tower cranes and concrete

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr is to separate its tower crane and concrete mixing business into two separate divisions »

Cargotec acquires Pusnes

Cargotec acquires Pusnes

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec’s MacGregor marine crane division has agreed the acquisition of Norwegian based Aker Pusnes »

Cramo lifts profits on lower sales

Cramo lifts profits on lower sales

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish rental company Cramo, has reported further declines in revenues, while profits continue to improve »

Stricken crane recovered

Stricken crane recovered

October 30, 2013 | Comments (3)

The tower crane that dropped its jib in Whitehall, London has been removed to the HSE laboratory »

220t Grove for Rachinger

220t Grove for Rachinger

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane company Rachinger has purchased a 220 tonne Grove GMK5220 All Terrain crane »

Kalmar extends STS cranes

Kalmar extends STS cranes

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has installed boom extensions on two Ship To Shore cranes at the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina »

MOM clamp down highlights issues

MOM clamp down highlights issues

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Surprise crane inspections by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower leads to 61 fines and two site closures »

Turkish mobile harbour crane upgrade

Turkish mobile harbour crane upgrade

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has completed a mobile harbour crane upgrade for terminal operator Mardas »

LTC 1045 for Kurth

LTC 1045 for Kurth

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Kurth Cranes has taken delivery of a 45 tonne Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 »

Eric Charles Millard 1926-2013

Eric Charles Millard 1926-2013

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news that Eric Millard, European engineering director for Grove Cranes has died »

Crane overturns on wind farm work

Crane overturns on wind farm work

October 28, 2013 | Comments (1)

A seven axle All Terrain crane overturned on a wind farm on Manitoulin island Ontario, Canada »

Two tower crane jibs collapse in London

Two tower crane jibs collapse in London

October 28, 2013 | Comments (5)

A tower crane has collapsed in downing street and one in the Old Kent, London following hurricane force winds »

JCB to add fourth plant in India

JCB to add fourth plant in India

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

JCB is planning a greenfield manufacturing facility near Jaipur in Rajasthan, its fourth in India »

Batten down the hatches

Batten down the hatches

October 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hurricane force winds are forecast for the UK and North Europe on Sunday night and Monday »

‘Release him’

‘Release him’

October 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Chinese newspaper has called on police to release a reporter, arrested after Zoomlion complained »

Manitowoc Cranes up 9%

Manitowoc Cranes up 9%

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has reported a nine percent rise in nine month revenues with a steep rise in profitability »

Modest rise at Hiab

Modest rise at Hiab

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab has reported one percent increase in nine month revenues, with a more rapid rise in the third quarter »

Cargotec to restructure Hiab

Cargotec to restructure Hiab

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has announced plans to restructure its Hiab crane business in order to improve profitability »

Terex Cranes struggles

Terex Cranes struggles

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a slip in nine month revenues and operating profits as backlog shrinks. »

Riding the load

Riding the load

October 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

Spotted by a reader in Perth, Western Australia, men riding the load on a new build construction site. »

New appointment for AWES

New appointment for AWES

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ainscough Wind Energy Services (AWES) has appointed Gavin McEvoy as technical sales manager. »

BAM Nuttall installs Kosran to cranes

BAM Nuttall installs Kosran to cranes

October 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based contractor BAM Nuttall Plant has installed the Kosran safety system to its crawler cranes »

Six for Rickmers

Six for Rickmers

October 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

German maritime company Rickmers has placed an order for six Liebherr heavy duty ship cranes. »

First Reserve to purchase TNT

First Reserve to purchase TNT

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

First Reserve private equity has agreed the acquisition of Texas-based TNT Crane & Rigging »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

October 22, 2013 | Comments (12)

The latest issue of Kran & Bühne is now online and available to read or download. »

Spain's first LTM 1750-9.1

Spain's first LTM 1750-9.1

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spanish rental company Grúas Aguilar has taken delivery of the first 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 in Spain »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A lattice truck crane overturned yesterday in Maplewood, near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota »

New Liebherr multipurpose crane

New Liebherr multipurpose crane

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered its first 400 tonne Liebherr TCC 14000-400 D Litronic mobile harbour crane »

Crane overturns in Fresno

Crane overturns in Fresno

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A lattice truck crane overturned onto an overpass in Fresno, California on Sunday night »

BTB adds 750 tonner

BTB adds 750 tonner

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Berlin-based BTB Logistik has added a new 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain to its fleet »

New Potain dealer for Belgium

New Potain dealer for Belgium

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Neremat has been appointed as the new dealer for Potain top-slewing cranes in Belgium. »

Who lifted the stolen weighbridge?

Who lifted the stolen weighbridge?

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Information is needed about a 15 metre long weighbridge stolen from a site in Brentwood, Essex, UK. »

Sennebogen launches equilibrium handlers

Sennebogen launches equilibrium handlers

October 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has added two new equilibrium handlers the 8100 EQ and the 8160EQ. »

Syrinx moves in Australia

Syrinx moves in Australia

October 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Higher Concept has appointed Syrinx Hire Software as its exclusive reseller for Australia and New Zealand. »

Filipov on TV

Filipov on TV

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

German television ARD has aired a half hour documentary on Fil Filipov, owner of Atlas cranes and excavators. »

Lucky catch near Bordeaux

Lucky catch near Bordeaux

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator in Bordeaux, France, had a lucky escape after the ground collapsed under an outrigger »

New online crane marketplace

New online crane marketplace

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane Swap, a new online crane and equipment marketplace, went live recently. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in Salt Lake City

Crane overturn in Salt Lake City

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

A boom truck/truck crane overturned yesterday while lifting an air conditioning unit in Salt Lake City, Utah »

Cargotec cuts expectations

Cargotec cuts expectations

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab, Kalmar and Macgregor crane and reach stackers, has cut its full year guidance again. »

Orr Safety to distribute Tagattach

Orr Safety to distribute Tagattach

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Tagattach has appointed Orr Safety of Louisville, Kentucky as its distributor for the USA »

Sany America CEO quits

Sany America CEO quits

October 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tim Frank has resigned as chief executive of Sany America barely a year after his appointment »

Tower crane collapse in Dubai

Tower crane collapse in Dubai

October 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed at the site in Dubai on Saturday killing three and injuring another five »

Lucky escape for crane operator

Lucky escape for crane operator

October 12, 2013 | Comments (2)

A crane operator was lucky to escape unhurt on Thursday when his crane boom struck anoverhead power line »

Tadano ATF 70G-4 for Carpin

Tadano ATF 70G-4 for Carpin

October 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian crane rental company Carpin Autogru has taken delivery of a new 70 tonne Tadano ATF 70G-4 »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

October 9, 2013 | 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 »

Palfinger Sany opens Turkish office

Palfinger Sany opens Turkish office

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Palfinger Sany joint venture has opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey as part of its geographic expansion »

Big crawler overturns in Singapore

Big crawler overturns in Singapore

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane with long boom and jib flipped over backwards on a site in Singapore yesterday »

Jib buckles at station

Jib buckles at station

October 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

The jib of a mobile self-erecting tower crane buckled at Eindhoven station in the Netherlands on Monday »

New Valla dealer in Russia

New Valla dealer in Russia

October 9, 2013 | Comments (2)

Valla has appointed Vertex as its new distributor for Russia, it previously sold through LTECH »

First Liebherr LHM 550 in UK

First Liebherr LHM 550 in UK

October 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Port of Tilbury has taken the UK’s first Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane »

Crazy steelwork

Crazy steelwork

October 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

A reader in the UK has sent us photos of what he describes as the most dangerous work he has ever seen »

Another tower crane incident at One57

Another tower crane incident at One57

October 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

A tower crane malfunctioned in New York today leaving a load suspended with strong winds forecast UPDATED »

New Palfinger dealer for Minnesota

New Palfinger dealer for Minnesota

October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has appointed Aspen Equipment as a Palfinger knuckle boom crane dealer in Minnesota »

Larger Spierings for Melis

Larger Spierings for Melis

October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch crane rental company kraanverhuur Melis has taken delivery of a six axle Spierings SK 1265-AT6 »

Crane operator electrocuted

Crane operator electrocuted

October 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

A crane operator died after his crane came in to contact with overhead power lines, in Vancouver »

Mammoet launches 600 tonne terminal crane

Mammoet launches 600 tonne terminal crane

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lift specialist Mammoet has unveiled its 600 tonne capacity MTC15 terminal crane »

John Sutch Cranes opens new Manchester depot

John Sutch Cranes opens new Manchester depot

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company John Sutch Cranes has opened a new depot in Manchester. »

Grove GMK6300L for Chile

Grove GMK6300L for Chile

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chilean rental company Vittamaq has taken delivery of a new 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane »

Crane overturns in Maryland

Crane overturns in Maryland

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

A lattice crawler crane overturned in downtown Salisbury, Maryland, on Monday. »

Kranlyft reorganises German sales

Kranlyft reorganises German sales

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Maeda mini cranes master distributor Kranlyft has reorganised the Maeda sales structure in Germany »

New IMT cranes at ICUEE

New IMT cranes at ICUEE

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT) has introduced a number of new cranes at ICUEE in Louisville, KY »

Alpine equipment to go at auction

Alpine equipment to go at auction

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Equipment owned by Austria's Alpine Construction is to be auctioned following the company’s bankruptcy »

Shipyard goes with Link Belt

Shipyard goes with Link Belt

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Signet Shipbuilding & Repair of Pascagoula, Mississippi, has taken delivery of a Link Belt 238HSL crawler crane »

Palfinger and Sany to expand partnership

Palfinger and Sany to expand partnership

September 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger and Sany will each acquire a 10 percent stake in the other company further expanding their partnership »

Fatal tower crane collapse in Singapore

Fatal tower crane collapse in Singapore

September 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the job site in Singapore. »

400 tonne Tadano for Florida

400 tonne Tadano for Florida

September 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

Barcelona Equipment of Clearwater, Florida has taken delivery of a 400t Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane »

Terex Utilities adds to Texas sales team

Terex Utilities adds to Texas sales team

September 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Utilities has promoted Casey Pratt to sales account manager, covering North Texas and Oklahoma »

Another 750 tonner for Mammoet

Another 750 tonner for Mammoet

September 27, 2013 | Comments (4)

Mammoet has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane at its UK operation. »

Huisman Brazil receives first orders

Huisman Brazil receives first orders

September 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Heavy lift specialist Huisman has received the first order for its new production facility in Brazil »

First LG1750 for Canada

First LG1750 for Canada

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Surespan Wind Energy has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LG1750 lattice truck crane in Canada »

Loader crane overturn in Hamburg

Loader crane overturn in Hamburg

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

A large loader crane overturned yesterday in Hamburg, with the boom landing on an occupied home »

Mark Thurston joins Sany

Mark Thurston joins Sany

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Powered access industry veteran Mark Thurston has joined Sany America as Western region sales manager »

Alltec launches 45 ton crane

Alltec launches 45 ton crane

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altec has launched a new 45 ton boom truck/truck crane, the AC45-127S- its largest to date »

Tadano in talks with Cranes UK

Tadano in talks with Cranes UK

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tadano is currently conducting due diligence at its distributor Cranes UK relating to a possible acquisition »

New CEO required for HSE

New CEO required for HSE

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK Health & Safety Executive is seeking a new CEO as Geoffrey Podger moves to New Zealand »

Scholpp updates on crane overturn

Scholpp updates on crane overturn

September 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

German crane rental company Scholpp has issued a statement regarding the cause of its crane overturn on June 22nd in which 16 people were injured. »

New Reedyk for Leeb

New Reedyk for Leeb

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Austrian mini crane specialist Leeb Technik has taken delivery of a new Reedyk C3412 articulated mini crane »

Swedish order for Liebherr

Swedish order for Liebherr

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Nordic terminal operator APM has placed an order for Liebherr ship to shore and gantry cranes. »

Offshore crane orders for Favelle Favco

Offshore crane orders for Favelle Favco

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Malaysian crane manufacturer Favelle Favco has booked new offshore crane orders worth $23.7 million »

The Crane Gang - on TV

The Crane Gang - on TV

September 21, 2013 | Comments (43)

If you are in the UK watch out for a new ‘fly on the wall’ TV documentary about UK crane hirer Ainscough. »

Crane conference closes street in Hobart

Crane conference closes street in Hobart

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia’s conference in Hobart, Tasmania, closed a street for a crane display »

Crane lands on McDonalds

Crane lands on McDonalds

September 20, 2013 | Comments (39)

A small city crane overturned today onto a McDonalds restaurant in Consett, County Durham in the UK »

Tele crawler crane overturn on wind farm

Tele crawler crane overturn on wind farm

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane working on a wind farm just outside of Bad Wünnenberg, German, overturned earlier this week »

6 Kalmar RTGs for Indonesian terminal

6 Kalmar RTGs for Indonesian terminal

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for six rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Indonesian container terminal operator TPS »

Link Belt to update TCC 750

Link Belt to update TCC 750

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt will launch an updated version of its 70 tonne TCC-750 telescopic crawler crane at the ICUEE show »

Unic spider crane for Norway

Unic spider crane for Norway

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Norwegian power grid operator Statnett has taken delivery of a six tonne Unic URW-706 spider crane »

Ramirent completes Hungarian sale

Ramirent completes Hungarian sale

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has completed the sale of its Hungarian operations to Danube SCA Sicar private equity fund. »

RT overturns on highway

RT overturns on highway

September 17, 2013 | Comments (1)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned while working on Interstate I17 to the north of Phoenix in Arizona »

Large repeat order for Kalmar

Large repeat order for Kalmar

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

US terminal services provider TraPac has placed a repeat order for 17 Kalmar stacking cranes and 11 straddle carriers. »

Another Kempkes honoured

Another Kempkes honoured

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Heinz-Helmut Kempkes of crane and access manufacturer Kempkes has received the Federal Cross of Merit »

City Lifting charity jump

City Lifting charity jump

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

A team from UK crane rental company City Lifting has completed a skydive in aid of a children’s charity »

Cargotec appoints MacGregor president

Cargotec appoints MacGregor president

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has appointed Eric Nielsen as president of its maritime and offshore division MacGregor. »

Three Terex ATs for Rothmund

Three Terex ATs for Rothmund

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Rothmund has taken delivery of three new Terex All Terrain cranes. »

Zoomlion RTs for Nambia

Zoomlion RTs for Nambia

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Global Cranes & Machinery has delivered four Zoomlion Rough Terrain cranes to a mine in Namibia »

New VP at Linden Comansa USA

New VP at Linden Comansa USA

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Linden Comansa America has appointed Bill Carbeau as vice president business development. »

Crane company fined for work at height

Crane company fined for work at height

September 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

A UK crane hirer has been fined £8,000 for failing to make adequate provisions for safe work at height »

Sinkhole takes crane

Sinkhole takes crane

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A truck crane dropped into a large sinkhole that opened up on a road in Southern China earlier this week »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

September 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Spider in Parliament

Spider in Parliament

September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

A 30 metre Omme spider lift has been lifted into Finland’s Parliament building in Helsinki »

Scanreco strengthens sales team

Scanreco strengthens sales team

September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Swedish radio remote control manufacturer Scanreco has strengthened its sales team with two appointments »

Terex STS cranes for Indonesia

Terex STS cranes for Indonesia

September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Container terminal company Meratus Line has placed an order for four Terex cranes in Indonesia »

Effer 1855 for TLMS

Effer 1855 for TLMS

September 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

French lifting company TLMS has invested in an Effer 1855L heavy duty knuckle boom crane »

Suspended rules

Suspended rules

September 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

A reader in Germany spotted a man being lifted by crane on a very routine application – safe or stupid? »

RT overturns at Marina

RT overturns at Marina

September 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

A cab down Rough Terrain crane overturned at a marina in Fall River, Massachusetts, yesterday »

SE Tower crane catches fire

SE Tower crane catches fire

September 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane caused a fire after it contacted overhead power lines in Vancouver, BC »

AB2000 acquires Ellon

AB2000 acquires Ellon

September 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK crane and heavy equipment rental company AB2000 has acquired Ellon Plant Hire, Ellon, Aberdeenshire »

Northern Crane acquires Scorpion

Northern Crane acquires Scorpion

September 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane rental company Northern Crane is re-branding as NCSG and has acquired Scorpion Industries »

Hiab unveils four new loader  cranes

Hiab unveils four new loader cranes

September 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab unveiled four loader crane models yesterday, at a major press launch in Berlin. »

Broderson family sells

Broderson family sells

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

US-based pick & carry crane manufacturer Broderson has been acquired by the Lanco group. »

Volvo boss rides a crane

Volvo boss rides a crane

September 4, 2013 | Comments (1)

A number of you have sent us the YouTube video of Volvo Truck president Claes Nilsson riding a suspended load »

Konecranes’ UK training centre

Konecranes’ UK training centre

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish crane and lifting specialist Konecranes has opened a training centre at its UK base in Castle Donington »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

The next issue of Cranes & Access prints next week, so get in touch if you are either looking for a job or to recruit »

Major safety purge in UK

Major safety purge in UK

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK's Health & Safety Executive has launched a major site safety clampdown for September »

Palfinger extends contracts

Palfinger extends contracts

September 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

Palfinger has extended the contracts of its four most senior executives until the end of 2018 »

New marketing head for Hiab

New marketing head for Hiab

September 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab has appointed Clas Thott as vice president, marketing with responsibility for the company's global marketing »

Murder charge for Crane driver

Murder charge for Crane driver

September 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane driver in Alabama has been charged with murder over a road accident that killed two people »

Fatality at Grove plant

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Manitowoc employee died yesterday after he was crushed between two cranes at the Shady Grove plant, Pennsylvania »

Another tree / crane incident

Another tree / crane incident

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned onto the garage of a home in Detroit, Mi, yesterday while lifting a tree »

Emergency response crane

Emergency response crane

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has modified a used Grove All Terrain crane for a local fire department in Kassel, Germany »

New Tadano-Faun for Hewitt

New Tadano-Faun for Hewitt

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company J. Hewitt Crane Hire has taken delivery of a newTadano Faun ATF 90G-4 »

More Gottwalds for Brazil

More Gottwalds for Brazil

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brazilian port operator Fospar has placed an order for its second Model 4 Gottwald harbour crane. »

Liebherr starts €50 million component plant

Liebherr starts €50 million component plant

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr-Components Biberach has started building an additional plant in Southern Germany »

Credit circle for cranes and access

Credit circle for cranes and access

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Top Service is launching a Credit Circle for the UK crane, access and heavy equipment rental industry »

Major accounts manager for Link Belt

Major accounts manager for Link Belt

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link Belt cranes has appointed Rickey Bailey as major accounts manager- North America »

Four crane order for TTS

Four crane order for TTS

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

TTS Offshore Handling Equipment of Norway has won a NK120 million deal for four knuckle boom offshore cranes »

National for Mexican army

National for Mexican army

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Mexican Army has taken delivery of a 36 tonne National Crane NBT40 boom truck »

Big Liebherrs for Port Services

Big Liebherrs for Port Services

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based heavy lift and offshore specialist Port Services is taking delivery of two 750 tonne Liebherrs »

Huisman to build 1,500 tonner

Huisman to build 1,500 tonner

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Huisman has won a contract to build a 1,500 tonne Leg Encircling crane for offshore wind farm installation »

Liebherr for Philippine port

Liebherr for Philippine port

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

DP World has placed an order for a Liebherr ship to shore container crane and two rubber tyre gantry cranes »

Tower crane prankster slipped

Tower crane prankster slipped

August 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

An inquest has heard that the man who fell from a tower crane in Manly, Australia last January slipped »

Crane recovered

Crane recovered

August 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The crawler crane that slipped off a barge in South Whidbey Harbour, last week, has been recovered »

Top 30 reminder

Top 30 reminder

August 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Have you completed the entry forms for this year's Top 30 UK and Ireland rental companies yet? »

Kalmar RTG production shifts

Kalmar RTG production shifts

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar is moving its Rubber Tyred Gantry crane production in China to its joint Rainbow-Cargotec venture »

Big articulated crane overturns

Big articulated crane overturns

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A 50 tonne capacity articulated crane overturned last week while making a lift in Switzerland »

Boom truck over

Boom truck over

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned onto a house in Tequesta, Florida yesterday, while lifting an air conditioning unit. »

Qube makes it four

Qube makes it four

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian Qube Ports & Bulk has placed an order for a fourth Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbour crane. »

Sennebogen 673 for HuP

Sennebogen 673 for HuP

August 21, 2013 | Comments (1)

German contractor HuP has purchased a Sennebogen 673 R-HD telescopic crawler crane to replace pylons »

Good start for Vp

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental group Vp has issued a positive interim statement and indicates an increase in capital investment »

Gary ‘Grumpy’ Avery R.I.P

Gary ‘Grumpy’ Avery R.I.P

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Gary ‘Grumpy’ Avery a well-known CraneSafe assessor, based in Victoria, Australia has died »

Barge dumps crane

Barge dumps crane

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane pulling piles was thrown from its barge in South Whidbey Harbour, Langley, Washington state »

First Sany Palfingers delivered

First Sany Palfingers delivered

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany Cranes has delivered its first cranes - to Sany’s drilling rig dealer Rustechcenter in Russia »

Straightpoint moves into Saudi

Straightpoint moves into Saudi

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Load measurement equipment manufacturer Straightpoint has appointed Al-Najm Al-Thaqib in Saudi Arabia »

Crane boom comes down on car

Crane boom comes down on car

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane boom dropped onto a parked car on Saturday in the town of Subang Jaya, Malaysia »

New road permit system in Oz

New road permit system in Oz

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new national permit system for heavy road vehicles is due to come into force in Australia in two weeks »

New business development VP for Sims Crane

New business development VP for Sims Crane

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sims Crane & Equipment has appointed Mark Hollister as vice president of business development »

Not high enough

Not high enough

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in the UK a contractor using a scaffold tower that was simply too short for the job, the solution? »

AB2000 race for life

AB2000 race for life

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

An all girls team from UK crane rental company AB2000 has taken part in the Race For Life held in Edinburgh »

Huisman expands into Norway

Huisman expands into Norway

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch based heavy lift and offshore specialist Huisman has opened a new subsidiary office in Bergen, Norway. »

Entec takes 500 tonner

Entec takes 500 tonner

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brazilian rental company Entec Longhi & Cia has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain crane. »

Lifterz supports local football team

Lifterz supports local football team

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Lifterz Crane Hire has sponsored Plymouth Marine Academy under 16’s football team. »

Modulift spreader frame

Modulift spreader frame

August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Modular spreader beam manufacturer Modulift has developed its first modular CMOD spreader frame. »

Poor boom stowage seriously injures

Poor boom stowage seriously injures

August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

The hook of an improperly stowed telescopic loader crane has seriously injured a man in Russia »

More Liebherr for India Bulls

More Liebherr for India Bulls

August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mumbai based developer India Bulls has ordered a further 20 Liebherr EC-B 85 tower cranes »

Tat Hong appoints COO

Tat Hong appoints COO

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane group Tat Hong has appointed Wong Meng Choong as group chief operating officer Asia. »

Slow start for Tat Hong

Slow start for Tat Hong

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane group Tat Hong has reported first quarter results with steep falls in revenues and profits »

New service manager for Pace

New service manager for Pace

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian crane distributor Pace Cranes of Peakhurst, Sydney has promoted Greg Muller to service manager »

Ramirent signs Caverion

Ramirent signs Caverion

August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish rental company Ramirent is to provide building systems contractor Caverion with rental equipment »

Manitex adds tankers and rises 27%

Manitex adds tankers and rises 27%

August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and port handling group Manitex has announced a 27% increase in revenues along with an acquisition »

Hitachi for UK contractor

Hitachi for UK contractor

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK civil engineering contractor Burras has taken delivery of a 55 tonne Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX550 crawler crane. »

Essex cuts losses

Essex cuts losses

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Higher crane rentals and sales helped boost revenues at Essex Crane reducing its pre-tax losses. »

Sydney Titan to go

Sydney Titan to go

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

The decision on the future of the historic Titan crane on Sydney’s Garden Island has been made – demolish. »

Record revenues for Palfinger

Record revenues for Palfinger

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Loader crane & access equipment manufacturer Palfinger has reported record first half revenues - profits remain flat »

TP&L takes first American LTR1220

TP&L takes first American LTR1220

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Heavy lift company TP&L has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane in the USA »

Zeppelin takes Böcker lifts

Zeppelin takes Böcker lifts

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

German rental company Zeppelin Rental has taken delivery of 15 Böcker trailer mounted construction material lifts. »

Ramirent slows

Ramirent slows

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has reported a slow first half in terms of growth. »

Ramirent quits Hungary

Ramirent quits Hungary

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish based rental company Ramirent is selling its Hungarian business to a private equity fund »

All appoints new safety supervisor

All appoints new safety supervisor

August 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

ALL Erection has appointed Brenton MacDonald as safety supervisor for its Central Rent-A-Crane division »

Herwarth Slupinski 1949 – 2013

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane and access entrepreneur Herwarth Slupinksi has died unexpectedly aged 64 »

Tadano launches 145 tonne RT

Tadano launches 145 tonne RT

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tadano has launched a 145 tonne/160 ton Rough Terrain crane, the GR-1600XL-2 on a three axle chassis »

H&E revenues jump/profits flat

H&E revenues jump/profits flat

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based H&E Equipment has posted a strong increase in first half revenues, while profits remain flat »

Crane overturn crushes van

Crane overturn crushes van

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane overturned in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday -its jib cab down on a parked van »

Aboriginal Terex crane

Aboriginal Terex crane

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Aboriginal owned Koodaideri Contracting Services has purchased a Terex Mac 25 pick & carry crane »

Schiller takes over Manitowoc Crane Care

Schiller takes over Manitowoc Crane Care

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has appointed Ingo Schiller as executive vice president of Manitowoc Crane Care. »

Elite cranes faces insolvency

Elite cranes faces insolvency

August 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian crane rental company Elite Cranes, is facing a liquidation hearing over the non-payment of a debt »

Odyssey may sell TNT

Odyssey may sell TNT

August 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Odyssey Investment Partners is looking into opportunities to sell TNT Crane & Rigging »

Storm causes tower crane collapse

Storm causes tower crane collapse

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed yesterday on a construction site in Xi’an, China killing four workers. »

Bronzeshield adds three

Bronzeshield adds three

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental specialist Bronzeshield has taken three new Terex AT Cranes. »

Self-erector overturns

Self-erector overturns

August 1, 2013 | Comments (3)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned in Hahnwald, German yesterday, coming to rest on a house. »

BigLift christens heavy lift vessel

BigLift christens heavy lift vessel

July 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

BigLift has celebrated the christening of its new heavy lift vessel Happy Sky, at Huisman’s quay in China. »

Manitowoc and Orlaco agree partnership

Manitowoc and Orlaco agree partnership

July 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has signed a five year strategic agreement with camera system specialist Orlaco. »

Liebherr claims new record

Liebherr claims new record

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr claims to have assembled the world’s tallest crawler crane at its plant in Ehingen, Germany. »

Grove GMK6300L for Daehan

Grove GMK6300L for Daehan

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

South Korean crane rental company Daehan Heavy Equipment has purchased its first Grove crane »

Manitowoc Cranes boost profits

Manitowoc Cranes boost profits

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane group has reported strong first half results with profits up over 30 percent. »

Hungary for mini cranes

Hungary for mini cranes

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hungarian plant hire company Zalavari Gepszer Bt recently purchased its third Unic spider crane. »

Crane fire closes road

Crane fire closes road

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane caught fire yesterday near Penrith, Cumbria, in the UK causing a major road closure. »

Waverly layoffs for Terex Cranes

Waverly layoffs for Terex Cranes

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has announced that it will lay off 54 employees at its plant in Waverley, Iowa. »

Lack of outriggers causes overturn

Lack of outriggers causes overturn

July 29, 2013 | Comments (2)

A crane operator had a lucky escape after his crane overturned at St Clair Shores Marina on Lake Michigan »

Crane crash causes delays

Crane crash causes delays

July 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane crashed in to a barrier on London’s M25 in the UK today closing it down for a short period »

Law suit over fatal lifting incident

Law suit over fatal lifting incident

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Entergy the owner of Arkansas Nuclear One has filed a lawsuit against Bigge Crane and Rigging for the gantry collapse in March »

First Grove for BKL

First Grove for BKL

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

German rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has add its first Grove crane to its fleet »

Crane goes up in flames

Crane goes up in flames

July 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

A crane caught fire whilst driving on a road to Lüneburg, German in the early hours of yesterday morning. »

Crawler crane overturns in Singapore

Crawler crane overturns in Singapore

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane working on the new National Art Gallery in Singapore overturned this morning »

Two 16000’s for TH Heavy

Two 16000’s for TH Heavy

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Malaysian offshore fabricator TH Heavy Engineering has taken delivery of two Manitowoc 16000 crawler cranes. »

Terex Cranes sales flat as profits dip

Terex Cranes sales flat as profits dip

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported its first half results with revenues edging upwards as profits slipped. »

Crane in the marina

Crane in the marina

July 24, 2013 | Comments (3)

A four axle All Terrain has rolled into a canal marina in the UK after the piles and road edge gave way »

Crane operator burnt

Crane operator burnt

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator received serious burns after his mobile crane was struck by lightning in Florida yesterday. »

Fine for lack of maintenance

Fine for lack of maintenance

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The government of Alderney has been fined £20,000 after a boom came down at Braye Harbour last August »

Crane rolls

Crane rolls

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain crane rolled down an embankment in West Virgina to the south east of Wheeling yesterday »

New general manager for RMB

New general manager for RMB

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

South Australia’s RMB Service Group has appointed Stephen Fry as general manager »

ALE adds Nooteboom trailers

ALE adds Nooteboom trailers

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

ALE, has now taken delivery of almost all of its 16 Nooteboom trailers to transport wind turbine parts. »

Kran&Bühne on line

Kran&Bühne on line

July 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Moba restructures UK operation

Moba restructures UK operation

July 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Moba Mobile Automation is restructuring its UK management team as its MD Alistair Brown departs »

Lucky escape in Vancouver

Lucky escape in Vancouver

July 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man had a lucky escape in Vancouver, Canada yesterday after a tower crane touched overhead power lines »

Hiab picks up

Hiab picks up

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has reported its half year results with improvements in the Hiab and Kalmar divisions »

C-Tech moves into Spain

C-Tech moves into Spain

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

C-Tech Industries has appointed International Del Comercio Nadine as its distributor for Spain »

Another directory scam

Another directory scam

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have received news of yet another directory style scam which you may want to be aware of »

NZ Crane Group on the block

NZ Crane Group on the block

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

The owners of New Zealand’s NZ Crane Group have decided to offer the business for sale to a trade buyer »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two Terex ATs for Beyel

Two Terex ATs for Beyel

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based crane rental company Beyel Crane & Rigging has taken delivery of two new Terex All Terrain cranes »

First Liebherr derrick in India

First Liebherr derrick in India

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

India’s first Liebherr derrick crane has dismantled a tower crane on one of the country’s tallest commercial building »

Cargotec's MacGregor acquires Hatlapa

Cargotec's MacGregor acquires Hatlapa

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The MacGregor division of Cargotec has acquired ship/offshore winch manufacturer Hatlapa Group »

Kanson adds first Grove

Kanson adds first Grove

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kanson Crane & Heavy Transport has taken delivery of the first 300 tonne, Grove GMK6100L in Hong Kong. »

Galizia for Canada.

Galizia for Canada.

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Montreal based Grues n'Rick/Mega Lift have taken delivery of a 20 tonne Galizia GF20 pick & carry crane »

Suicidal in Albania

Suicidal in Albania

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted on YouTube an innovative method of lifting materials to the fourth floor of a building in Albania »

Rail crane overturn

Rail crane overturn

July 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Kirow crane overturned onto a passenger train yesterday at Zurich Oerlikon railway station in Swizerland »

Bay Crane opens RI facility

Bay Crane opens RI facility

July 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based rental company Bay Crane has opened its new Rhode Island facility with an open day »

JMG adds dealer in France

JMG adds dealer in France

July 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

JMG Cranes has appointed a new dealer for Western France, SNM Cranes based in Nantes. »

Another tree job

Another tree job

July 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

A crane overturned onto a house yesterday in Valley Cottage, New York, while trying to lift a tree from the front of a house. »

First LTR 1220 delivered

First LTR 1220 delivered

July 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first 220 tonne Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane has been delivered to Albert Regel - Germany »

Materials director for Talbert

Materials director for Talbert

July 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Trailing boom and transport trailer specialist Talbert Trailer has appointed Rick Myers as director of materials »

Fatal tower crane incident

Fatal tower crane incident

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator died after his tower crane collapsed in central Austria last Tuesday. »

Manitex unveils 19t boom truck

Manitex unveils 19t boom truck

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitex has unveiled an all new boom truck, the 19 ton 1970C, mounted on a two axle 4x2 chassis. »

Tower crane jib buckles

Tower crane jib buckles

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

The jib of a tower crane working on a construction site in Switzerland buckled last week dropping its load. »

Manitowoc’s Hund moves to Food

Manitowoc’s Hund moves to Food

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Bob Hund, executive VP of Manitowoc Crane Care has been promoted to president of its Foodservice division »

Guatemala dealer for Palfinger

Guatemala dealer for Palfinger

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has appointed Equipos Multiples de Guatemala as dealer for its loader cranes and fork trucks. »

First job for 4,000 tonne XCMG

First job for 4,000 tonne XCMG

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sinopec Engineering’s 4,000 tonne XCMG XGC88000 crawler crane has carried out its first commercial lift. »

Heavy rain takes crane

Heavy rain takes crane

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Torrential rains caused a 50 ton crawler crane to slide into the Tuckaseigee River in Cullowhee, North Carolina. »

JMG moves into Korea

JMG moves into Korea

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian pick & carry crane manufacturer JMG has appointed Seoul based Kilwoo as its dealer for South Korea »

Tadano Oceania adds to sales team

Tadano Oceania adds to sales team

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian crane distributor Tadano Oceania has made some additions and changes to its sales team »

2,400 tonne crane goes to work

2,400 tonne crane goes to work

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Huisman has opened its 380 metre long quayside in Zhangzhou, China, complete with 2,400 tonne crane »

Dick Kitson funeral arrangements

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

We can now confirm the funeral arrangements for PAT engineer Dick Kitson on Monday July 8th. »

Another Tadano for Mann

Another Tadano for Mann

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mann Crane Hire of the Isle of Man ordered a new 70 tonne Tadano ATF 70G-4 at Vertikal Days last week »

New Sany America dealer appointed

New Sany America dealer appointed

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lyle Machinery has been appointed Sany crane dealer for Mississippi, Alabama and parts of Florida. »

Two more AC100 for Crane Hire

Two more AC100 for Crane Hire

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dublin, Ireland based Crane Hire Ltd ordered two Terex AC100 AT cranes at Vertikal Days last week »

Riga takes its first self-erector

Riga takes its first self-erector

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Riga Mainz of Germany has taken delivery of its first Liebherr mobile self-erecting tower crane an MK 88 »

Sany America launches 150 tonne crawler

Sany America launches 150 tonne crawler

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sany America has added a new crawler crane to its line-up with the 150 tonne SCC8150 »

Kanoo opens new Jeddah facility

Kanoo opens new Jeddah facility

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, the Grove, Ausa and Snorkel dealer for Saudi Arabia has opened its new facility in Jeddah. »

New Belgian dealer for Valla

New Belgian dealer for Valla

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Pick & carry crane manufacturer Valla has appointed Momac as its new distributor for the Benelux region »

Prangl certified for petrochem

Prangl certified for petrochem

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and access company Prangl has become the first rental company in Austria to become SCCP certified »

28 Potain MCT 178s for Turkey

28 Potain MCT 178s for Turkey

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Potain’s Turkish dealer Tekno Insaat Makinalari has ordered 28 unit of the new MCT 178s tower crane, »

Lucky power line escape

Lucky power line escape

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a truck crane came too close to overhead power lined yesterday in Utah injuring a man »

Haynes retires from Tutt

Haynes retires from Tutt

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has announced the retirement of David Haynes MD of Tutt Bryant and its Australian operations »

Dick Kitson 1948 - 2013

June 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

Dick Kitson of Hirschmann Automation (PAT) passed away last Wednesday following a short battle with cancer, he was 65. »

Iron Planet adds Benelux rep

Iron Planet adds Benelux rep

June 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Online equipment auctioneer Iron Planet has appointed Jethran Roeten as its Benelux representative »

New Maedas for Lifterz

New Maedas for Lifterz

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Lifterz Crane Hire ordered a Maeda MC285 and MC405 from Kranlyft at Vertikal Days this week »

George Sparrow R.I.P

George Sparrow R.I.P

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

George Sparrow the middle of the three brothers that founded Sparrows crane hire of Bath, UK, has died »

Mammoet UK adds to management team

Mammoet UK adds to management team

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mammoet UK Heavy Lift has appointed Mike Bryant as its new business development manager. »

Vertikal Days week

Vertikal Days week

June 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vertikal Days opens on Wednesday and team has relocated to Haydock Park so the normal news service may suffer »

Crane lifting sightseers overturns

Crane lifting sightseers overturns

June 22, 2013 | Comments (2)

Five children and eight adults were injured earlier today when a crane lifting them overturned in Germany »

Crane collapse takes two

June 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane, believed to be a tower crane, collapsed at a site in Bangkok, Thailand earlier today killing two men. »

Jekko appoints Spiderlift

Jekko appoints Spiderlift

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Jekko has appointed The Spiderlift Company as its exclusive UK distributor. »

Kranlyft UK appoints Alpha Cranes

Kranlyft UK appoints Alpha Cranes

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kranlyft has appointed Alpha Cranes as its distributor for Maeda mini cranes in the Channel Islands. »

Nports takes two Liebherrs

Nports takes two Liebherrs

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Niedersachsen Ports has recently taken delivery of two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes for its ports in Germany. »

Crane MOT campaigner recognised

Crane MOT campaigner recognised

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Barry Copeland who lost his family in a crane related car accident has recieved an IOSH award »

Seven Terex for Sparrow

Seven Terex for Sparrow

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company Sparrow Crane Hire has purchased seven new cranes from Terex »

BIK Hydraulics expands territory

BIK Hydraulics expands territory

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Toronto, Canada, based BIK Hydraulics has been given a larger territory for its Sany crane dealership. »

Sany refutes Manitowoc infringement allegations

Sany refutes Manitowoc infringement allegations

June 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

Sany has refuted allegations of patent infringement made by Manitowoc Cranes. »

Big new offshore cranes from Huisman

Big new offshore cranes from Huisman

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Huisman has introduced a new series of large offshore cranes with lifting capacities up to 900 tonnes. »

New MD for Ainscough as Partridge retires

New MD for Ainscough as Partridge retires

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Ainscough Crane Hire has appointed Robin Richardson as its new managing director, following the retirement of Neil Partridge »

One week until Vertikal Days

One week until Vertikal Days

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The largest Vertikal Days ever is just a week away, the doors open at 10:00 on Wednesday June 26th. »

TCA takes LC785

TCA takes LC785

June 18, 2013 | Comments (2)

UK lifting and access specialist TCA Lifting has taken delivery of its first Maeda LC785 mini crawler crane. »

Manitowoc files complaint against Sany

Manitowoc files complaint against Sany

June 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has filed a complaint with the ITC that accuses Sany of infringing its patents and trade secrets »

HS.Marine appoints CraneKing for UK

HS.Marine appoints CraneKing for UK

June 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian crane manufacturer HS.Marine cranes has appointed CraneKing of as its distributor for the UK »

Terex lowers profit forecasts

Terex lowers profit forecasts

June 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has lowered its full year earnings projections by around 20 percent, due to softer markets »

Crane operator arrested

Crane operator arrested

June 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Connecticut state police have arrested a crane operator, following an overturn in Stamford harbour last month »

NTB adds Stahl

NTB adds Stahl

June 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

National Truck Body Solutions has been appointed as a distributor for Stahl utility and service truck bodies »

More MAN for Ainscough

More MAN for Ainscough

June 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Ainscough Crane Hire, has added two 150 tonne MAN TGX 26.540 6x4 tractor units to its fleet »

Liebherr opens new centre

Liebherr opens new centre

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has announced the opening of its maritime crane sales and service centre in Miami, Florida. »

Hole in the road

Hole in the road

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

The wheels of an AT crane punched through the road surface on Poznan, Poland yesterday »

crane overturns scissor lift

crane overturns scissor lift

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

An overhead crane knocked a scissor lift over in Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday injuring the occupant »

Delta Rigging acquires Morgan City

Delta Rigging acquires Morgan City

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Delta Rigging & Tools, has acquired Morgan City Rentals to boost its coverage of the oil & gas market »

Wagenborg Nedlift takes 750 tonne Liebherr

Wagenborg Nedlift takes 750 tonne Liebherr

June 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a new 750 tonne capacity Liebherr LR1750 »

2008 AC700 fetches €2.5m

2008 AC700 fetches €2.5m

June 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Auctioneer Ritchie Bros has sold its largest its largest AT crane ever, a Terex Demag AC700 for €2.5 million »

Contractors warned on crane security

Contractors warned on crane security

June 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA has reminded contractors of their legal obligation to prevent unauthorised access to cranes /equipment »

Fatal rigging incident

Fatal rigging incident

June 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was crushed by the boom of a mobile crane yesterday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. »

A Peru first for Liebherr

A Peru first for Liebherr

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Container Cranes has received its first ever order from Peru for ship to shore and rubber tyre gantry cranes »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

DLT jacking tower for China

DLT jacking tower for China

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dorman Long Technology has been awarded a contract in China for a 5,000 tonne modular lifting tower. »

58 Grove & Manitowocs for Bigge

58 Grove & Manitowocs for Bigge

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

California-based Bigge Crane and Rigging has purchased 58 new Grove and Manitowoc cranes. »

Sennebogen adds Norwegian dealer

Sennebogen adds Norwegian dealer

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has appointed Volvo Maskin as the Norwegian distributor for its material handling machines. »

Zoomlion execs in confidence spend

Zoomlion execs in confidence spend

June 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane manufacturer Zoomlion said 21 executives, have bought $22 million of the company’s shares »

Crane drops its load in Edinburgh

Crane drops its load in Edinburgh

June 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three people suffered minor injuries after a tower crane dropped its load in the Leith district of Edinburgh on Friday. »

Big Skyjack telehandlers for All

Big Skyjack telehandlers for All

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased two new 9,000kg/13.3m Skyjack ZB2044 telehandlers. »

Four Vallas for Sunbelt

Four Vallas for Sunbelt

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sunbelt Rentals, the US arm of Ashtead, has ordered four new 2.5 tonne Valla 25E cranes for its fleet. »

Alfasi takes its first LC785

Alfasi takes its first LC785

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Melbourne construction and engineering company Alfasi has taken delivery of its first Maeda LC785 mini crawler crane. »

Total Nut Case

Total Nut Case

June 6, 2013 | Comments (1)

A reader has sent us a video of a man who has climbed a tower crane to hang from the jib tip »

30 Manitowocs for Tower Mark

30 Manitowocs for Tower Mark

June 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hong Kong based sales and rental company Tower Mark has ordered 30 Manitowoc crawler cranes »

Terex Cranes to restructure German production

Terex Cranes to restructure German production

June 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes is to cut 200 jobs at its German production facilities in order to adjust to current demand and improve competitiveness »

Entrec acquires GT’S

Entrec acquires GT’S

June 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Alberta, Canada based Entrec has acquired GT's Crane and Transportation Services of Grande Prairie Alberta »

30 Grove and Manitowoc cranes for All

30 Grove and Manitowoc cranes for All

June 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased 20 Grove RT cranes and 10 Manitowoc crawlers. »

Liebherr to expand Irish crane facility

Liebherr to expand Irish crane facility

June 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Container Cranes has started work on a new €50 million production facility at its Killarney plant »

More crane rides

More crane rides

June 3, 2013 | Comments (2)

After the fuss at Bauma over flights from a crane a group in a man-basket over crowds in Frankfurt. »

Tadano inaugurates Thai plant

Tadano inaugurates Thai plant

June 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has started production at its new facility in Thailand. »

Grove Reunion

Grove Reunion

June 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

A group of ex Grove International sales and support managers met on Friday for the first time in 30 years »

IMCA crane specification published

IMCA crane specification published

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a revised ‘Crane specification document’ »

King Lifting orders more Terex ATs

King Lifting orders more Terex ATs

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company King Lifting has ordered two more Terex All Terrain cranes. »

NCCCO urges swift action on crane rule update

NCCCO urges swift action on crane rule update

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

US crane operator certification company NCCCO has urged OSHA to redo the new crane rule urgently »

Crane over in Manhattan

Crane over in Manhattan

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane working on a barge in Manhattan, New York overturned this morning. »

Record 42,780 tonne jack-up

Record 42,780 tonne jack-up

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

ALE has completed a 42,780 tonne jack-up in Korea which it claims is the heaviest load ever jacked »

Dropped Rotor

Dropped Rotor

May 29, 2013 | Comments (2)

A large rotor was dropped last week as it was unloaded at a facility in Ontario, Canada. »

Profit surge at Tat Hong

Profit surge at Tat Hong

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane group Tat Hong has reported a strong increase in profits for fiscal year 2013 »

Palfinger Sany launch at CTT

Palfinger Sany launch at CTT

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany is preparing to launch the first two cranes resulting from its European joint Venture. »

Record gantry crane order for Terex

Record gantry crane order for Terex

May 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has received an record order for 26 Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes. »

Tower crane collapse in Russia

Tower crane collapse in Russia

May 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

A large tower crane crashed into an apartment block in Kirov 1,000 miles to the east of Moscow yesterday. »

Ball to leave Easi UpLifts

Ball to leave Easi UpLifts

May 24, 2013 | Comments (2)

John Ball, MD of the Irish based rental group Height For Hire/Easi Uplifts is leaving the company »

Unusual slewing brake

Unusual slewing brake

May 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in Oman, a tower crane that uses an alternative form of slew brake. »

New head of HR at Cargotec

New head of HR at Cargotec

May 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has appointed Mikko Pelkonen,43, as senior vice president, Human Resources »

Brundell steps down at CICA

Brundell steps down at CICA

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Jeff Brundell has resigned as a director of CICA after more than 25 years on the board. »

Truck driver- not crane driver

Truck driver- not crane driver

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

A tree being lifted by a loader crane touched a power line and blacked out a third of Vietnam yesterday »

Ainscough adds to transport fleet

Ainscough adds to transport fleet

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company Ainscough has placed an order for five new Nooteboom low-loader trailers. »

Seven GMK 6300L Western Australia

Seven GMK 6300L Western Australia

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

WATM, the Grove dealer for Western Australia has ordered seven 300 tonne GMK 6300L All Terrain cranes. »

Boom flips in Connecticut

Boom flips in Connecticut

May 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

The boom of a crawler crane flipped over the back yesterday landing on a large boat in Stamford Connecticut »

OSHA to delay crane rule

OSHA to delay crane rule

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

OSHA has said the it is looking to delay crane operator certification requirements in the USA until 2017 »

Crane does a backward flip

Crane does a backward flip

May 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

An All Terrain crane over turned last week in Offenbach, Germany, damaging a car and a covered trailer. »

Fatal road accident

Fatal road accident

May 22, 2013 | Comments (1)

An eight you old boy died last night after his bike collided with a crane in Aberdeen, Scotland. »

Davide Vidali forms Eurocrane

Davide Vidali forms Eurocrane

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Davide Vidali has left Liebherr Italia and formed his own company Eurocrane to sell new and used cranes. »

Julian Dyer re-joins Terex

Julian Dyer re-joins Terex

May 22, 2013 | Comments (1)

Terex Cranes UK has confirmed that Julian Dyer has re-joined the company as regional sales manager. »

Crane boom strikes car

Crane boom strikes car

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A large lattice crane boom came down onto a highway in Gallatin, Tennessee yesterday hitting a car . »

Stopping the serial defaulters

Stopping the serial defaulters

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A meeting to explore the interest in setting up a UK crane and access credit circle will be held at Vertikal Days »

Cargotec opens Technology and Competence Centre

Cargotec opens Technology and Competence Centre

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec opened its new Technology and Competence Centre in Tempere, Finland, yesterday. »

Three years for fatal accident

Three years for fatal accident

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A UK company director has been sentenced to three years in prison for a fatal aerial lift incident. »

Fatal crane collapse in China

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Four people have died when a tower crane collapsed while being dismantled in China this morning »

Ship crane boom recovered

Ship crane boom recovered

May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three AT cranes have removed the bent boom of the ship crane that failed in Tauranga last week »

Terex pays down debt

Terex pays down debt

May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has repaid $220 million of its senior bank debt and plans a further $30 million repayment in July »

700 tonne AT for auction

700 tonne AT for auction

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ritchie Bros will auction its largest All-Terrain crane to date in June a 700 tonne Terex/Demag AC700 »

New trading director at Iron Planet

New trading director at Iron Planet

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Online equipment auction house Iron Planet has appointed Davide Di Paola as director of trading. »

Burmese JV for Tat Hong

Burmese JV for Tat Hong

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has signed a heads of agreement with Intraco and Aung Moe Kyaw to set up a JV in Burma »

What a ride

What a ride

May 17, 2013 | Comments (2)

When it comes to cranes used for rides this example is in a league of its own, at least in the developed world »

Strongco slides into the red

Strongco slides into the red

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane company Strongco has posted a negative first quarter on slightly higher sales »

900 tonne AHC subsea crane to South Korea

900 tonne AHC subsea crane to South Korea

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hyundai Heavy Industries has ordered a 900 tonne MacGregor AHC subsea crane »

Ship crane collapse in NZ

Ship crane collapse in NZ

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a ship crane collapsed earlier this morning in Port of Tauranga, New Zealand seriously injuring a man. »

Crane crash proves fatal

Crane crash proves fatal

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

An road accident involving a crane indirectly killed a man in the Alandur area of Chennai yesterday. »

A lucky escape

A lucky escape

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane has gone over in the small town of Hohr, Germany narrowly missing a house. »

10 Terex straddle carriers to the Bahamas

10 Terex straddle carriers to the Bahamas

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Freeport Container Port (FCP) has ordered 10 Terex NSC 634 E ECO straddle carriers »

Crane tips in Ontario

Crane tips in Ontario

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned on Monday on the site of a new court house in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. »

Wall prosecution dropped

Wall prosecution dropped

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Dutch prosecutor has cleared Lima Holdings and Riwal of involvement with the Israeli wall with Palestine »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another tree another crane

Another tree another crane

May 14, 2013 | Comments (4)

A boom truck went over yesterday in the town of Spotswood, New Jersey as it lifted tree limbs. »

MacGregor cranes for Hornbeck Offshore

MacGregor cranes for Hornbeck Offshore

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

MacGregor has received a €37 million order from Hornbeck Offshore Services for four 250t AHC cranes »

New LEEA guidance

New LEEA guidance

May 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

LEEA has issued new guidance on using chain blocks at angles to the vertical. »

Charity walk …in a Onesie

Charity walk …in a Onesie

May 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Trevor Jepson, owner of UK crane company City Lifting has completed a fund raising walk in a onesie »

Home wanted for old Rapier

Home wanted for old Rapier

May 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Rushden Historical Transport Society is looking for a good home for a Rapier H7 mobile crane »

Palfinger posts modest increase

Palfinger posts modest increase

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and access manufacturer Palfinger has posted a modest improvement for the first quarter »

First Galizia GF400 for Jozef Hermans

First Galizia GF400 for Jozef Hermans

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch lifting and haulage company Jozef Hermans has ordered the first 40 tonne Galizia GF400 pick and carry crane. »

Kühl takes an MK88

Kühl takes an MK88

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

German heavy lift company Kühl Kranverleih has taken delivery of a Liebherr MK 88 mobile self-erecting tower crane. »

Crane overturns on wind farm

Crane overturns on wind farm

May 10, 2013 | Comments (4)

A 500 tonne crane has overturned while relocating on a wind farm in Fitjar, western Norway »

Light at the end of the tunnel for Essex

Light at the end of the tunnel for Essex

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane first quarter results show better revenues and a much reduced loss. »

Horizon celebrates with UK first

Horizon celebrates with UK first

May 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

Horizon Reinforcing has celebrated its 40th anniversary by taking delivery of the UK’s first Tadano Faun HK65. »

More Kone cranes for TCV

More Kone cranes for TCV

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spanish stevedoring company TCV has placed a follow up order for four Konecranes rubber tyred gantry cranes. »

Truck crane overturn

Truck crane overturn

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned while travelling yesterday near Towanda, Township in Bradford County, Pa »

40 tonne Valla for Mielly

40 tonne Valla for Mielly

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

French transport and installation company Mielly Transport Manutention has purchased a 40 tonne Valla 400E »

Management restructure at Rami

Management restructure at Rami

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has made changes to its internal management structure. »

Runaway crane transport

Runaway crane transport

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

We received a short video yesterday of a crawler crane transport mishap from last year. »

Kalmar acquires Mareport

Kalmar acquires Mareport

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has acquired Spanish crane refurbishment and maintenance company Mareiport. »

St Peter Port takes two

St Peter Port takes two

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Guernsey based St. Peter Port has taken delivery of a HMK 170 E mobile harbour crane from Terex Port Solutions. »

Boom truck/platform overturn

Boom truck/platform overturn

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

A boom truck/platform overturned in Brooklyn, New York yesterday injuring the two men in the basket. »

70 ton Manitex truck mount

70 ton Manitex truck mount

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

US boom truck specialist Manitex, will unveil its largest crane to date the 70 tonne TC70 later today. »

Solid rise at H&E

Solid rise at H&E

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based H&E Equipment Services has reported a 22.3% increase in revenues »

What was he thinking?

What was he thinking?

May 6, 2013 | Comments (4)

Just in – photos of a man riding a man basket on a tower crane at Bauma, but not in the usual way »

Fatal crane boom collapse

Fatal crane boom collapse

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane boom came down on two men at a site in Ohio on Saturday, they died instantly. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

May 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cranes & Access will shortly go to print so get in touch if you looking to recruit or looking for a job. »

Two new cranes for Emerson

Two new cranes for Emerson

May 3, 2013 | Comments (3)

UK based Emerson Crane Hire has ordered two new cranes -a Tadano ATF90G-4 and Liebherr LTC1045-3.1 »

New senior VP for Hiab

New senior VP for Hiab

May 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab has appointed Carl Gustaf Göransson as senior vice president of its global markets business unit »

Slow motion tip

Slow motion tip

May 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane tipped slowly forward on Tuesday in Norway as the operator lowered the jib for the day »

Crane drivers wanted

Crane drivers wanted

May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

BBC Scotland is interested in speaking to crane drivers to seek their opinions on MOTs for cranes »

300t Grove for Amrit

300t Grove for Amrit

May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indian crane rental company Amrit Cranes has placed an order for a 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

Steady progress at Manitowoc

Steady progress at Manitowoc

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane group has reported a 7.8% rise in first-quarter revenues with profits up 46% »

Child crushed by crane

April 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

A four-year-old girl was run over yesterday by a crane at a construction site near Chennai, India »

Sarens Nass takes 400th Liebherr

Sarens Nass takes 400th Liebherr

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sarens Nass has taken delivery of the 400th Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 500 tonne All Terrain crane. »

Lucky escape at Bauma breakdown

Lucky escape at Bauma breakdown

April 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

A crane boom collapse dropped a heavy load onto a van during the Bauma breakdown last week »

First crane for the New Forth Bridge

First crane for the New Forth Bridge

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first tower crane for the new Forth Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland has been installed »

Emsley continues to invest

Emsley continues to invest

April 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Harrogate, UK-based rental company Emsley Crane Hire has invested £3.4 million in five new Liebherr cranes. »

Railway crane and access

Railway crane and access

April 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

Belgian crane distributor BLE has delivered a very special rail mounted crane and access platform »

Elebia expands network

Elebia expands network

April 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spanish lifting gear company Elebia, has appointed two new distributors in the UK and Czech Republic »

Tower crane falls in Siberia

Tower crane falls in Siberia

April 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

High winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in the Novosibirsk, central Russia on Wednesday »

Lucky 13

Lucky 13

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Heavy lifting and haulage company ALE has taken delivery of 13 Terex All Terrain and Rough Terrain cranes. »

A tower crane with a difference

A tower crane with a difference

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

A reader has sent us an interesting tower crane photograph, perhaps it might spark of similar examples »

Sennebogen adds Indonesian dealer

Sennebogen adds Indonesian dealer

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has appointed Gaya Makmur Tractors as Indonesian crane and green line distributor. »

Profits more than double at Terex Cranes

Profits more than double at Terex Cranes

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a strong pick up in operating profits on revenues up just over three percent. »

More acquisitions at TNT

More acquisitions at TNT

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane has acquired TSD Crane & Rigging and Greenergy Construction & Maintenance »

Manslaughter trial for lift fall

Manslaughter trial for lift fall

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The director of a UK engineering company has gone on trial for manslaughter, following a 2008 boom lift incident »

Terex to build largest harbour crane

Terex to build largest harbour crane

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex is to build a Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane for Operadora de la Cuenca del Pacifico »

Mini solution

Mini solution

April 24, 2013 | Comments (2)

Removing the tower crane that collapsed in New York during Hurricane Sandy has been a challenge »

More R&B for LTECH

More R&B for LTECH

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russian rental company LTECH has added two R&B spider cranes to its fleet, a CR285DME and a CR335DME. »

New Grove for Quick Pick

New Grove for Quick Pick

April 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

USA based crane rental company Quick Pick has taken delivery of a new Grove TMS800E truck crane »

CAT dealer faces $70,000 fine

CAT dealer faces $70,000 fine

April 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hawaiian CAT distributor Hawthorne Pacific is facing a $70,000 fine following a fatal crane incident last year »

Bauma 2013 ends on a high

Bauma 2013 ends on a high

April 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

With about 530,000 visitors from more than 200 countries, Bauma 2013 breaks all previous records. Here is our second and final pictorial round-up. »

Saved by the wires

Saved by the wires

April 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a truck crane came to rest on overhead power lines after it tipped in Branson, Missouri »

Bulk crane goes over in Portland

Bulk crane goes over in Portland

April 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

An old bulk un-loader crane collapsed while it was being dismantled in Portland, Oregon. »

Hiab adds new Installation centre in Dubai

Hiab adds new Installation centre in Dubai

April 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

UAE based Al Mazrooei Engineering Services has opened a new Hiab service centre in Dubai. »

Liebherr's orders at Bauma

Liebherr's orders at Bauma

April 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Weldex has placed an order for 11 Liebherr crawler cranes while Al Faris takes LTM1750-9.1 for the Middle East. »

Two Kobelco cranes for Cementation Skanska

Two Kobelco cranes for Cementation Skanska

April 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Contractor Cementation Skanska ordered two Kobelco CKE 800G crawler cranes at Bauma yesterday. »

Jost loses its jib in London

Jost loses its jib in London

April 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Jost 108 hydraulic luffing jib tower crane lost its jib on a London construction site on Monday. »

Terex Cranes to restructure

Terex Cranes to restructure

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes is restructuring its mobile crane organisational structure on a regional basis. »

IPAF raises concerns over Bauma 'circus rides'

IPAF raises concerns over Bauma 'circus rides'

April 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

IPAF has concerns with the Bauma authorities over 50 metre high rides from a tower crane at the exhibition »

News service during Bauma

News service during Bauma

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Bauma opens today - providing our usual news service will be tough- normal service resumes next week »

Crawler crane in danger of slipping into the water

Crawler crane in danger of slipping into the water

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane was at risk of slipping into the water yesterday as the barge it was working from »

Build up photos from Bauma

Build up photos from Bauma

April 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

A few randon photos from bauma taken during build up over the weekend »

Bauma Starts on Monday

Bauma Starts on Monday

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

The world’s biggest equipment show opens on Monday make sure you collect your Vertikal Guide. »

Atlas and Mantsinen agree partnership

Atlas and Mantsinen agree partnership

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Atlas Maschinen and Finnish port loader company Mantsinen have formed a strategic partnership. »

First Liebherr for Megalift

First Liebherr for Megalift

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

German heavy lift company Megalift has taken delivery of a 350 tonne Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 »

RT crane goes over in NJ

RT crane goes over in NJ

April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane working at a marina at Monmouth Beach, New Jersey overturned yesterday. »

Liebherr confirms record results

Liebherr confirms record results

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has reported a 9.2 percent rise in revenues to €9.1 billion ($11.9 billion) for 2012. »

Unic goes green

Unic goes green

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Unic Cranes Europe will showcase a green battery powered Eco-095 spider crane at Bauma next week. »

First JMG crane for Russia

First JMG crane for Russia

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russian transmission manufacturer ZF Kama has taken delivery of the first JMG industrial crane in Russia. »

CPA appoints director

CPA appoints director

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

CPA has promoted Kevin Minton to director, reporting to Colin Wood and the CPA Council. »

Crane crashes into shopping mall

Crane crashes into shopping mall

April 8, 2013 | Comments (8)

An All Terrain crane crashed through the roof of a shopping centre in Johannesburg, South Africa »

Beware Bauma hotel reservations

Beware Bauma hotel reservations

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have heard that a travel company that booked hotel rooms for bauma may be a scam. »

Kobelco to focus on foundations

Kobelco to focus on foundations

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kobelco cranes has confirmed that its Bauma stand will have a strong focus on new foundation cranes. »

500 tonne for Deep South

500 tonne for Deep South

April 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

US crane rental company Deep South Crane has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain crane. »

Vertikal Guide to Bauma is online

Vertikal Guide to Bauma is online

April 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

The 68 page Vertikal Guide to Bauma is now online and available to download. »

Link-Belt adds Saudi dealer

Link-Belt adds Saudi dealer

April 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt has appointed Bakheet Company for Machinery as its distributor in Saudi Arabia. »

First Tadano ATF400 in UK

First Tadano ATF400 in UK

April 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

Welsh rental company Davies Crane Hire, has ordered the first Tadano ATF 400G-6 in the UK »

Liebherr Australia building start

Liebherr Australia building start

April 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

A commencement ceremony was held today at Liebherr Australia's facilities in Adelaide, South Australia. »

Manitowoc 31000 for Chunjo

Manitowoc 31000 for Chunjo

April 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chunjo Construction of South Korea has taken delivery of a 2,300t Manitowoc 31000 crawler crane »

Ian Grooby 1946 – 2013

Ian Grooby 1946 – 2013

April 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news of the death of Ian Grooby, CEO of the Crane Association of New Zealand. »

Baldwins adds two more

Baldwins adds two more

April 4, 2013 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery of two large capacity Liebherr mobile cranes. »

Another Valla for Russia

Another Valla for Russia

April 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russian parts manufacturer Dimitrovgrad Automobile has taken delivery of a Valla 120D crane. »

Outriggers suspected in crane overturn

Outriggers suspected in crane overturn

April 4, 2013 | Comments (7)

A crane overturned at a job site on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus yesterday. »

Crane over at UK power station

Crane over at UK power station

April 4, 2013 | Comments (4)

A 35 tonne AT crane overturned at Drax Power Station in the UK yesterday. »

Crane driver dies in his cab

April 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator passed away while at the controls of his tower crane yesterday in London’s East End in the UK. »

Terex delivers 1,500th harbour crane

Terex delivers 1,500th harbour crane

April 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solution has delivered its 1,500th mobile harbour crane – a Model 6 G HMK 6407 – to Antwerp Bulk Terminal. »

Liebherr delivers first gantry cranes to Saudi Arabia.

Liebherr delivers first gantry cranes to Saudi Arabia.

April 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

Liebherr Container Cranes is to deliver six rail mounted gantry cranes to Jubail Commercial Port in Saudi Arabia. »

Fatal gantry collapse

Fatal gantry collapse

April 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man died and three injured when a gantry collapsed at an Arkansas nuclear plant this weekend. »

New tower crane scale model

New tower crane scale model

April 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Our scale model reviewer has published a video review of the latest tower crane model. »

Last chance for Vertikal Bauma

Last chance for Vertikal Bauma

April 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Later this week we will send our 68 page bi-lingual guide to lifting equipment at Bauma for print »

£12 million investment for Port Services

£12 million investment for Port Services

March 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Port Services Group is investing over £12 million in new cranes and transport equipment. »

First Superlift 3800 delivered

First Superlift 3800 delivered

March 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has delivered the first unit of its new Superlift 3800 crawler crane to Ulferts & Wittrock. »

Two new Liebherrs for Sutch

Two new Liebherrs for Sutch

March 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company John Sutch, has taken delivery of two new Liebherr cranes worth over £1.6 million. »

Crane overturn in UK

Crane overturn in UK

March 27, 2013 | Comments (2)

A small city type crane overturned near Plymouth, in south west England yesterday. »

New director for Boom

New director for Boom

March 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian rental group Boom Logistics has appointed Howard Critchley as a non-executive director. »

Barnhart to acquire Steel City Crane

Barnhart to acquire Steel City Crane

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Barnhart is acquiring Steel City Crane of Birmingham, Alabama in an asset purchase deal. »

Kran & Bühne now online

Kran & Bühne now online

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Strongco lifts revenues

Strongco lifts revenues

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane and equipment company Strongco has reported lower profits on a 10% rise in revenues. »

Liebherr goes direct in Mexico

Liebherr goes direct in Mexico

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has established a new crane sales and service subsidiary in Mexico - Liebherr Mexico. »

New Maeda spider crane

New Maeda spider crane

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Maeda will launch an all-new spider crane with articulated boom/jib at Bauma in April. »

Potains for Indiabulls

Potains for Indiabulls

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indian real estate company Indiabulls has purchased eight Potain cranes for a development in Mumbai. »

Record attendance at UK tower crane meeting

Record attendance at UK tower crane meeting

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA Tower Crane Interest Group held its annual open meeting yesterday with a record attendance. »

LTM1750 for Eisele

LTM1750 for Eisele

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

German rental company Eisele has taken delivery of a new 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane. »

Sennebogen to launch first in series

Sennebogen to launch first in series

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen will unveil a 70t heavy duty telescopic crawler crane at Bauma, the first in a new E-series »

Bigge expanding towers again

Bigge expanding towers again

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The tower crane division of Bigge Crane and Rigging has almost doubled its fleet in the past 12 months »

Indoor 100 tonne AT

Indoor 100 tonne AT

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Grove has delivered two GMK4100 All Terrain cranes custom designed for low headroom work »

Two new cranes from Galizia

Two new cranes from Galizia

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian crane manufacturer Galizia has started shipping two new models, the GF25 and Multis 215. »

250 tonne Terex for Albuquerque

250 tonne Terex for Albuquerque

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based Albuquerque Crane Service has taken delivery of a 250 tonne Terex AC 250-1 All Terrain crane. »

Banksman shocked

Banksman shocked

March 20, 2013 | Comments (10)

A man has been seriously injured in the UK today after a crane touched overhead power lines »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion RTs for Brazil

Zoomlion RTs for Brazil

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brazilian import/exporter Ser Global, has purchased four 55 tonne Zoomlion RT55 Rough Terrain cranes. »

Christian-Jacques Vernazza 1948-2013

Christian-Jacques Vernazza 1948-2013

March 19, 2013 | Comments (5)

We have just received news that Christian Vernazza owner of Mediaco and president of ESTA has died. »

LTM1750-9.1 for ALL

LTM1750-9.1 for ALL

March 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased seven Liebherr cranes, including a 750 tonne LTM 1750-9.1 »

Essex Crane cuts losses

Essex Crane cuts losses

March 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

US crane company Essex Crane has announced improved rental revenues and reduced losses for 2012 »

Research grant for Hiab

Research grant for Hiab

March 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

Hiab has received €1.4 million from the European Union for a Polish/Swedish research project. »

Fatal crane overturn in Haifa

Fatal crane overturn in Haifa

March 16, 2013 | Comments (3)

The operator of a 500 tonne All Terrain crane died after it overturned in Haifa, Israel on Thursday. »

More LHM for Americas

More LHM for Americas

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Container Cranes has taken orders for four LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes in Mexico and Uraguay. »

LG1750 overturns on wind contract

LG1750 overturns on wind contract

March 15, 2013 | Comments (2)

A 750 tonne Liebherr LG 1750 working on a wind contract in the UK, over turned yesterday. »

Ramirent raises €100 million

Ramirent raises €100 million

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has raised €100 million through the issue of a six year senior unsecured bond. »

Liebherr GB adds used crane sales manager

Liebherr GB adds used crane sales manager

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr GB has appointed Kent Clarkson as used crane and workshop sales manager. »

A strong 2012 for Manitex

A strong 2012 for Manitex

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Boom truck and port equipment supplier Manitex has published a strong set of numbers for 2012. »

Another tree and more soft ground

Another tree and more soft ground

March 13, 2013 | Comments (5)

A crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice, Louisiana while lifting tree limbs »

25 percent expansion at Partnerlift

25 percent expansion at Partnerlift

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The German based Partnerlift held its ninth annual conference this weekend in Hohenroda, Germany. »

Crane mechanic fatality

Crane mechanic fatality

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane mechanic died yesterday, while working on a container crane in the port of Tacoma Washington. »

Robin Williamson: 1959 – 2013

Robin Williamson: 1959 – 2013

March 12, 2013 | Comments (2)

We have received the sad news of the death of Robin Williamson a well-respected UK crane technician »

Auto-Klug takes Grove

Auto-Klug takes Grove

March 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

German heavy lift and haulage company Auto-Klug has taken delivery of a 220 tonne Grove GMK5220 crane. »

Crane overturns onto rail line

Crane overturns onto rail line

March 11, 2013 | Comments (1)

An All Terrain crane overturned onto a railway track in Portgower, northern Scotland yesterday. »

A lucky escape

A lucky escape

March 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

A video posted on Youtube this week shows a truck crane lifting a dozer that goes faster than expected. »

Sany America dealer expands territory

Sany America dealer expands territory

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sany America crane dealer Coast Crane has expanded its territory in western USA and Canada. »

RT goes over in Bermuda

RT goes over in Bermuda

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned yesterday while working on soft sand in Bermuda, »

Crane boom collapse

Crane boom collapse

March 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

The lattice boom of a crawler crane working from a barge in Oregon, collapsed on Tuesday »

Igo 50s for Ladybird

Igo 50s for Ladybird

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ladybrid Crane Hire in the UK has taken delivery of two Potain Igo 50 self-erecting cranes. »

BP Chembel adds second RT

BP Chembel adds second RT

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

BP Chembel has taken delivery of a 135 tonne Grove RT9150E crane for its chemical plant in Geel, Belgium. »

Indian success for Liebherr tower cranes

Indian success for Liebherr tower cranes

March 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr booked orders for 14 locally built tower cranes at the recent Bauma India show in Mumbai. »

20 crane order for Wasel

20 crane order for Wasel

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane and heavy lifting contractor Wasel has ordered 20 Liebherr mobile cranes from 40 to 750 tonnes. »

Liebherr GB hits the charts

Liebherr GB hits the charts

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr-Great Britain has made it into the UK’s Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For list »

First 100 tonne Zoomlion RT shipped

First 100 tonne Zoomlion RT shipped

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Global Cranes has shipped the first 100 tonne Zoomlion RT100 RT crane to a buyer in SE Asia. »

Crane overturns in Dusseldorf

Crane overturns in Dusseldorf

March 4, 2013 | Comments (3)

A five axle AT crane overturned at a swimming pool in Dusseldorf, Germany, last Tuesday. »

Iron Planet acquires AAS

Iron Planet acquires AAS

March 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Iron Planet has acquired Asset Appraisal Services, a online auction company and appraiser. »

UK tower crane meeting

UK tower crane meeting

March 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK's CPA – will hold an open Tower Crane Interest Group meeting on March 21st. »

€100 million order for Konecranes

€100 million order for Konecranes

March 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish lifting equipment specialist Konecranes has won a large order from terminal operator PT Pelabuhan. »

Avtovaz adds new Valla

Avtovaz adds new Valla

March 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russian car maker Actovaz has taken delivery of a new Valla 1725-22SD industrial pick & carry crane. »

Ainscough wind expands in Wales

Ainscough wind expands in Wales

March 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ainscough Wind Energy Services, a division of Aisnscough Crane Hire has opened an office in Wales »

All Erection adds more Link Belts

All Erection adds more Link Belts

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

US rental company All has ordered 66 new Link-Belt truck, crawler and Rough Terrain cranes for its fleet. »

Paul G. Harms 1931-2013

Paul G. Harms 1931-2013

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Paul G. Harms founder of German electronics/weighing systems manufacturer Moba has died aged 82. »

Two new Sennebogens down under

Two new Sennebogens down under

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian trainer Mandurah Safety & Training Service has taken delivery of two new Sennebogen 613M »

Wilbert seeks investors

Wilbert seeks investors

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wilbert Turmkrane, currently in administration, has appointed KPMG to find investors for the business. »

Polyester sling alert

Polyester sling alert

February 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

A warning has gone out regarding faulty polyester slings following an audit and inspection. »

Jan Sarens shot in Mexico

Jan Sarens shot in Mexico

February 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

We have received the tragic news that Belgian crane man Jan Sarens was killed in Mexico yesterday. »

Ulferts & Wittrock acquires Lüder Holding

Ulferts & Wittrock acquires Lüder Holding

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

German based crane group Ulferts & Wittrock has acquired the three crane operations of Lüder Holding. »

Dual boom STS crane for Turkey

Dual boom STS crane for Turkey

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has designed a double boom ship to shore crane for container terminal operator Grup TCB. »

Crane boom breaks free

Crane boom breaks free

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a barge mounted ringer crane working on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco bay, collapsed yesterday. »

When a shortcut goes wrong

When a shortcut goes wrong

February 21, 2013 | Comments (4)

A relatively simple lift went expensively wrong this week due to the use of a smaller crane than required »

Petrobras orders Pellegrini cranes

Petrobras orders Pellegrini cranes

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brazilian state oil company Petrobras has ordered 20 Pellegrini lattice boom marine cranes. »

Business development manager for CraneKing

Business development manager for CraneKing

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based CraneKing has appointed Steve Fisher as business development manager »

Profits jump at Terex Cranes

Profits jump at Terex Cranes

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported its 2012 results, showing substantially higher profits on lower revenues. »

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

February 20, 2013 | Comments (3)

A photo received this morning from Melbourne, is chilling as are the words in the accompanying email. »

Terex gantry cranes for New Jersey

Terex gantry cranes for New Jersey

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has received an order for 17 NSC 624 mobile gantry cranes from Canadian terminal operator GCT. »

Boom truck boom drop

Boom truck boom drop

February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a large boom truck crashed onto the roof of a home in Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday »

Fatal fall on Melbourne site

Fatal fall on Melbourne site

February 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator has died after a fall at a city centre construction site in Melbourne this morning. »

Near miss spurs warning

Near miss spurs warning

February 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

A near miss with a crane in Odessa, Texas yesterday when a boom pin came out, has spurred a safety alert. »

Tat Hong up 19%

Tat Hong up 19%

February 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane and equipment company Tat Hong has posted strong third quarter results. »

Hewden appoints new sales director

Hewden appoints new sales director

February 14, 2013 | Comments (2)

UK crane, access and telehandler rental company Hewden has appointed Anthony Carter as sales director. »

NYC crane inspector gets probation

NYC crane inspector gets probation

February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ex-New York crane inspector Edward Marquette has been sentenced to five years probation. »

SmartEquip signs Ramirent

SmartEquip signs Ramirent

February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

SmartEquip the US based parts/service software company is opening in Europe and has signed Ramirent. »

Manitowoc launch in India

Manitowoc launch in India

February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc unveiled the new 2.5 tonne Potain MCi 48 C tower crane in Mumbai last week. »

Crane boom collapse in NY state

Crane boom collapse in NY state

February 13, 2013 | Comments (14)

The lattice crane boom of a small crawler crane collapsed yesterday in Saratoga Springs, New York. »

RB prepares six day auction

RB prepares six day auction

February 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ritchie Brothers is preparing a six day unreserved auction at its site in Orlando, Florida next week. »

Bridon opens development facility

Bridon opens development facility

February 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wire rope manufacturer Bridon has opened the Bridon Technology Centre in the UK. »

Boom truck overturns onto church

Boom truck overturns onto church

February 13, 2013 | Comments (2)

A boom truck overturned in Mount Vernon, Virginia injuring two, its boom came to rest on a church. »

Hiab up 9%

Hiab up 9%

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has issued its 2012 results which show that loader crane division Hiab improved revenues by 9%. »

New record for Ramirent

New record for Ramirent

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has issued its 2012 results with record revenues for the year, up 9.9% to €714.1 million. »

A.W. Leil acquires Partners Cranes

A.W. Leil acquires Partners Cranes

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane company A.W. Leil Holdings has acquired Nova Scotia based Partners Cranes. »

Record revenues for Palfinger

Record revenues for Palfinger

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has announced that in 2012 it achieved the highest revenues in its history- profits slip. »

Crane hits house in Stavanger

Crane hits house in Stavanger

February 11, 2013 | Comments (2)

An All Terrain crane ran into a house in Stavager, Norway on Friday after the driver suffered a blackout. »

Quigley enters administration

Quigley enters administration

February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company Quigley UK Lifting Services has appointed an administrator. »

Another fatal construction incident in Mumbai

Another fatal construction incident in Mumbai

February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three men died and others were injured when a crane dropped concrete bridge element in Mumbai, India »

Another tree, another crane...

Another tree, another crane...

February 8, 2013 | Comments (2)

A large boom truck tipped over in Haddonfield, New Jersey yesterday while removing a tree from a back yard. »

Global appoints new sales manager

Global appoints new sales manager

February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Global Crane Sales has appointed Ed Gibson as sales manager for North and South America. »

Tadano jumps 25%

Tadano jumps 25%

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported sales up 25.5 percent for the nine months to the end of December. »

New MD for Mammoet Germany

New MD for Mammoet Germany

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has appointed Charles Jas as managing director of its German operations. »

Bracht takes second GSK55

Bracht takes second GSK55

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane company Franz Bracht has taken delivery of its second Grove GSK55 trailer mounted crane. »

Racoons take over tower crane

Racoons take over tower crane

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two raccoons have halted a large tower crane in Seattle, after setting up home behind the crane cab »

New Link Belt dealer for Columbia

New Link Belt dealer for Columbia

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Mercóvil as its authorised crane distributor for Colombia. »

Man injured on falling boom truck

Man injured on falling boom truck

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was injured yesterday when his boom truck overturned in Lake Havasu, Arizona. »

Schot set for first 750 tonne Liebherr

Schot set for first 750 tonne Liebherr

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lifting company Schot will take delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane. »

Fatal crane incident in Kansas

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A 51 year-old man was crushed under a 50 ton crane near Burlington in southeast Kansas yesterday. »

Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 ready for Europe

Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 ready for Europe

February 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

The 180 tonne Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 will finally be launched in Europe at Bauma this April. »

Keep or demolish?

Keep or demolish?

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australia’s federal government has proposed scrapping the landmark hammerhead crane in Sydney. »

First Dutch ATF 400G-6

First Dutch ATF 400G-6

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane. »

Maeda and Bluelift appoint joint sales manager

Maeda and Bluelift appoint joint sales manager

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wim Le Roy has been appointed as sales manager France for Maeda cranes Bluelift and RAM. »

To Hell & Back

To Hell & Back

February 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

A group from McNally Crane Hire/Windhoist is participating in today’s 10km ‘Hell & Back’ for charity. »

Boom truck burns after power line contact

Boom truck burns after power line contact

February 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

A man was injured yesterday in North Carolina, when a boom truck touched power lines. »

Terex CC6800 for China

Terex CC6800 for China

February 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has delivered a CC6800 crawler crane to Shandong Gulf Hoisting Equipment in China. »

GGR to distribute Cormidi in UK

GGR to distribute Cormidi in UK

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

GGR has been appointed Cormidi distributor for its multipurpose spider crane/lifts in the UK. »

Crane operator cited

Crane operator cited

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A New York crane operator and contractor face $64,000 in fines for a crawler crane collapse last month. »

Ziegler takes 100th GMK6300L

Ziegler takes 100th GMK6300L

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

German rental company Ziegler has taken delivery of the 100th Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

First Geda 2PK for Oz

First Geda 2PK for Oz

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first Geda 2 PK tower crane hoist in Australia has been delivered to the CFMEU in Victoria »

Link-Belt sells 500th HTC-86100

Link-Belt sells 500th HTC-86100

February 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

US based Digging & Rigging has taken delivery of Link-Belt’s 500th HTC-86100 truck crane. »

Manitowoc Crane ends year up 13%

Manitowoc Crane ends year up 13%

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc crane has reported its full year 2012 results, revenues were up almost 13% on 2011. »

Bratthauar to retire

Bratthauar to retire

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ted Bratthauar, VP of purchasing at Manitowoc Cranes, is set to retire after more than 30 years. »

Death Wish of the Year

Death Wish of the Year

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have rounded up some of the worst Death Wish examples of 2012 and would like you to vote for your "favourite". »

E H Hassell adds regional sales manager

E H Hassell adds regional sales manager

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

E H Hassell & Sons the UK distributor for has appointed Sean Burden as regional sales manager. »

New BoomTruck from Elliott Equipment

New BoomTruck from Elliott Equipment

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Boom truck manufacturer Elliott Equipment of Omaha, Nebraska has unveiled the 40 tonne 45127R boom truck. »

Palfinger unveils biggest knuckle boom

Palfinger unveils biggest knuckle boom

January 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

Palfinger has unveiled its largest knuckle boom crane to date, the PK 200002 L SH, »

Lucky escapes as crane tips

Lucky escapes as crane tips

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane overturned in Nebraska yesterday dumping two men in a river and trapping the operator. »

Wilbert tower cranes enters administration

Wilbert tower cranes enters administration

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

German tower crane manufacturer Wilbert Turmkrane has appointed an administrator. »

Manitowoc sells dishwasher business

Manitowoc sells dishwasher business

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc’s food division has sold its Jackson dishwasher machine business to Hoshizaki USA Holdings. »

New CEO for Cargotec

New CEO for Cargotec

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab and Kalmar owner Cargotec has appointed Mika Vehviläinen of Finnair as its new chief executive. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Kran & Bühne is now online and available to read or download. »

Crane slips off the road

Crane slips off the road

January 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

A five axle All Terrain crane slipped off a railway bridge earlier today in Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland. »

Manitowoc rolls out new crawler crane

Manitowoc rolls out new crawler crane

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc is to launch a 165 tonne MLC165 lattice-boom crawler crane at Bauma. »

Zoomlion RT for Chile

Zoomlion RT for Chile

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Global Crane Sales has delivered the first 55 tonne Zoomlion RT55 Rough Terrain crane to Chile. »

Manitowoc and Shantui form mobile crane JV

Manitowoc and Shantui form mobile crane JV

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes and Shantui Investment Co are to form a new JV to build mobile cranes in China. »

Overload at sea

Overload at sea

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Caballo Marango's 1,000 tonne Liebherr BOS 35000 crane has been successfully tested at sea. »

Crane sales manager for Hassell

Crane sales manager for Hassell

January 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

E H Hassell and Sons the UK Sennebogen dealer, has appointed Phill Ritchie as UK Crane line sales manager »

WorkCover NSW accelerates tower crane inspections

WorkCover NSW accelerates tower crane inspections

January 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

WorkCover New South Wales has brought forward a tower crane safety inspection programme »

First EnCORE partner in Europe

First EnCORE partner in Europe

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane Care has appointed its first EnCORE partner in the European region. »

Another crane sinks on Marco Island

Another crane sinks on Marco Island

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

A barge mounted crawler crane has overturned on a canal on Marco Island in Florida, »

World’s largest quay cranes set for London Gateway

World’s largest quay cranes set for London Gateway

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

At a height of 138 metres, the world’s largest quay cranes have set sail for the London Gateway container port. »

Crane goes over in Oslo

Crane goes over in Oslo

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane has overturned on a construction site in Lilleakerveien, Oslo, Norway. »

Severe winds rock crane

Severe winds rock crane

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Strong winds in Montreal over the weekend caused the jib of a large mobile crane to contact a high rise building »

Tower crane recovery begins

Tower crane recovery begins

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Terex TC2800-1 will remove the damaged tower crane on St Georges Tower, Vauxhall, London. UPDATED »

20,000 photographs

20,000 photographs

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

The 20,000th photograph was added to the Vertikal.Net database yesterday »

Crane overturns in Louisville

Crane overturns in Louisville

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned at a reservoir in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. »

LGH opens 16th US branch

LGH opens 16th US branch

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has opened a new warehouse in Tucker, Georgia, its 16th in the USA. »

Seven Groves for Havator

Seven Groves for Havator

January 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish based Havator has added seven Grove cranes, including the first RT9130E Rough Terrain crane in Europe. »

Ainscough appoints head of sales

Ainscough appoints head of sales

January 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has appointed Chris Beeton as head of field sales. »

Helicopter crashes into crane

Helicopter crashes into crane

January 16, 2013 | Comments (2)

A helicopter has crashed into a luffing jib tower crane in Vauxhall, London today bringing down its jib. UPDATED »

More counterfeit Tadanos

More counterfeit Tadanos

January 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have had correspondence from a reader in China who almost purchased a fake Tadano truck crane. »

New presidents for Terex Cranes and AWP

New presidents for Terex Cranes and AWP

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has reshuffled its senior management team -Tim Ford moves to Cranes and Matt Fearon takes over at Genie. »

Terex launches Quadstar 1100 RT

Terex launches Quadstar 1100 RT

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has launched the Quadstar 1100, a 100 tonne Rough Terrain crane. »

H&E opens in Seattle

H&E opens in Seattle

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and access distributor and rental company H&E Equipment has opened a new facility in Kent, Washington. »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Andrew Brown retires – Evans takes over

Andrew Brown retires – Evans takes over

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Andrew Brown UK sales manager at Kobelco Cranes Europe has retired, Mark Evans will take over his role. »

Fatal crane incident in Jakarta

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three construction workers were killed yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia after a tower crane collapsed. »

Liebherr expands UK facility

Liebherr expands UK facility

January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Sunderland, the UK based manufacturer of maritime and cargo equipment, is expanding its production plant. »

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

The operator of the crane that collapsed in New York this week has been blamed for overloading. »

Zoomlion denies allegations

Zoomlion denies allegations

January 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane and equipment manufacturer Zoomlion has denied allegations that it has falsely inflated sales. »

Crane collapses in New York

Crane collapses in New York

January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a large crawler crane has collapsed in Long Island City, Queens, New York injuring seven »

XCMG claims new record

XCMG claims new record

January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG has lifted a 4,500 tonne load with its 88,000 t/m XGC88000 crawler crane. »

16 MacGregor cranes to China

16 MacGregor cranes to China

January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

MacGregor has won an order from Dalian Shipbuilding, China, for 16 electric container ship cranes. »

New MD for Ramirent Sweden

New MD for Ramirent Sweden

January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has appointed Erik Alteryd, 49, as managing director of Ramirent Sweden »

Manitowoc improves Australasia support

Manitowoc improves Australasia support

January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has improved its customer support in Australasia with the opening of a new contact centre in Sydney. »

TNT to merge with Southway

TNT to merge with Southway

January 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired Southway Crane & Rigging of Macon, Georgia. »

Hugg & Hall acquires Westquip

Hugg & Hall acquires Westquip

January 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Arkansas based material handling company Hugg & Hall has acquired Oklahoma based Westquip. »

Fatal crane slip

January 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

An engineer fell to his death yesterday in Chennai, India after he slipped from a platform on a crane. »

Contractor faces $105,000 in fines

Contractor faces $105,000 in fines

January 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wisconsin contractor Lunda Construction is facing $105,000 in fines for a fatal crane incident. »

EU Timber imports rules to change

EU Timber imports rules to change

January 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

New EU import regulations may affect the price of timber used for large outrigger mats and temporary roadways. »

Another crane acquisition for Entrec

Another crane acquisition for Entrec

January 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian based Entrec has acquired the business and assets of Taylor Crane Service of North Dakota. »

Christmas tree buckles crane boom

Christmas tree buckles crane boom

January 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a crane buckled while removing a Christmas tree at Macys in Atlanta, Georgia today. »

What do you think?

What do you think?

January 2, 2013 | Comments (4)

For the crane and rigging experts among you a photo sent in from a reader in the USA seeking an opinion. »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

We would like to wish all of our readers and supporters a very happy and prosperous year in 2013. »

Fatal crane incident in Bahrain

Fatal crane incident in Bahrain

January 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. »

Christmas and the New Year

Christmas and the New Year

December 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

With the holidays upon us the Vertikal Press will be closed but will aim to cover any breaking news over the period »

Tat Hong incorporates Malaysian crane rental

Tat Hong incorporates Malaysian crane rental

December 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong Holdings has incorporated its 100 percent owned subsidiary Tat Hong Crane Rental (Sarawak) »

Scotland to mandate skills cards

Scotland to mandate skills cards

December 21, 2012 | Comments (2)

The Scottish government will insist that those working on public sector construction sites carry training cards. »

Truck dealer fined for crane error

Truck dealer fined for crane error

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Irish truck dealer J Harris Assemblers has been fined for selling a loader crane involved in a fatality without fixing it »

Police pull over RT

Police pull over RT

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane rental company in Edmonton, Alberta has been fined $10,000 for driving a 50t RT on the road. »

Sany's 500 tonne crawler

Sany's 500 tonne crawler

December 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

Sany America has released more details on its new 500 tonne crawler crane seen at Bauma China. »

Boom overhang rips minibus roof off

Boom overhang rips minibus roof off

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

A full mini bus struck the overhanging boom of a Rough Terrain crane in Thailand this morning. »

Terex sells first Gottwald Model 2 harbour cranes

Terex sells first Gottwald Model 2 harbour cranes

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has booked its first orders for its new Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane. »

Ainscough ownership change

Ainscough ownership change

December 17, 2012 | Comments (5)

The UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has been acquired by Goldman Sachs and TPG. »

Ejar expands its fleet with Liebherr

Ejar expands its fleet with Liebherr

December 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

Dubai-based Ejar Cranes & Equipment has strengthened its fleet with an order for 10 new Liebherr cranes. »

Hiab launches XS544

Hiab launches XS544

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hiab has launched its new Hiab XS 544, a 51 tonne/metre loader crane with a total reach of 15 to 35 metres »

Runaway crane in Bangkok

Runaway crane in Bangkok

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The boom of a runaway truck crane caused chaos in Bangkok on Saturday as it pulled down 28 poles »

Taylor Crane acquires Reliance Crane

Taylor Crane acquires Reliance Crane

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Taylor Crane & Rigging has acquired the assets and goodwill of Reliance Crane & Rigging of Phoenix, Arizona »

Uwe Wenzel leaves Mammoet

Uwe Wenzel leaves Mammoet

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Uwe Wenzel general manager of Mammoet Germany has announced his departure from the company. »

Three more Potains for Syntec

Three more Potains for Syntec

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Thai company Syntec Construction has taken delivery of three Potain MRC 225 luffing jib tower cranes. »

Self-erector overturns in Salzburg

Self-erector overturns in Salzburg

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned on Tuesday at a crossroads in Salzburg, Austria. »

Crosby appoints LCM Systems

Crosby appoints LCM Systems

December 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK load cell manufacturer LCM Systems has been appointed as an official dealer for Crosby shackles. »

New facility for Standard Crane

New facility for Standard Crane

December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

US gantry and overhead crane manufacturer Standard Crane & Hoist has opened a new facility in Gray, Louisiana. »

20 Terex tower crane for Russian contractor

20 Terex tower crane for Russian contractor

December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

St Petersburg based construction company Lider group has purchased 20 Terex CTT 161A-8TS tower cranes. »

Custom shop for National

Custom shop for National

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

National Crane has introduced a new customisation and modification service for its customers and dealers. »

Odewald buys into Scholpp

Odewald buys into Scholpp

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

German private equity firm Odewald & Compagnie has taken a stake in crane and rigging company Scholpp. »

Liebherr rebrands UK training

Liebherr rebrands UK training

December 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr GB is rebranding its training operation as Liebherr Training Services, to reflect a broader range of courses »

Sennebogen launches new crawler crane

Sennebogen launches new crawler crane

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

German crane and material handling manufacturer Sennebogen has launched the new 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane. »

Cramo agrees two acquisitions

Cramo agrees two acquisitions

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Cramo has agreed to acquire two Norwegian rental operations. »

Grove RT set for Bauma debut

Grove RT set for Bauma debut

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Grove has announced the launch of a new 45 tonne Rough Terrain crane at Bauma next April. »

Falling load crushes man

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man was crushed in New York on Tuesday after an air conditioning unit fell from a crane. »

Enerpac test collapse

Enerpac test collapse

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

A large gantry collapsed on Monday during testing at the Enerpac production facility in the Netherlands. »

Barnhart Crane expands to 24 locations

Barnhart Crane expands to 24 locations

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Barnhart Crane & Rigging has opened new branches in South Carolina, Kentucky and Washington. »

WorkCover hosts tower crane safety roundtable

WorkCover hosts tower crane safety roundtable

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

WorkCover NSW Australia hosted a tower crane safety roundtable on Tuesday and issued a communique »

Red Hot Riley

Red Hot Riley

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Gill Riley, co-founder of the GGR Group, was honoured at last week’s Red magazine’s Hot Women Awards. »

Last chance for rental rate guide

Last chance for rental rate guide

December 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

It’s that time of year again when we conduct our annual UK and Ireland rental rate survey. »

New DC powered carry deck cranes

New DC powered carry deck cranes

December 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Bailey Cranes will launch a range of battery powered pick & carry cranes in the new year. »

The latest Kran & Bühne is online

The latest Kran & Bühne is online

December 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Another road overturn

Another road overturn

December 3, 2012 | Comments (2)

We finally have details of the crane that overturned in the UK last week, a 120 tonne five axle All Terrain. »

JMG expands production

JMG expands production

December 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian pick & carry crane company JMG is expanding into a second production hall at its plant near Piacenza. »

Liebherr’s 1,000th mobile harbour crane

Liebherr’s 1,000th mobile harbour crane

November 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered its 1,000th mobile harbour crane – an LPS 550 – to Montoir Bulk Terminal. »

GTK fire

GTK fire

November 30, 2012 | Comments (1)

A Grove GTK telescopic tower crane caught fire, while working on a wind farm in northern Germany. »

Two new locations for Bigge

Two new locations for Bigge

November 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based crane company Bigge Crane and Rigging has added two new branches to its network, »

Bernard Hunter top in Scotland

Bernard Hunter top in Scotland

November 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

UK crane company Bernard Hunter has been named Scotland’s Top Health & Safety Conscious Company. »

A few more glimpses of Bauma China

A few more glimpses of Bauma China

November 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Here are a few more new product photos from Shanghai including a new company with an odd name. »

Bauma China opens to large crowds

Bauma China opens to large crowds

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Bauma China opened in Shanghai today to huge crowds of visitors here is a brief overview. »

Tower crane fire and jib collapse in Sydney

Tower crane fire and jib collapse in Sydney

November 27, 2012 | Comments (2)

A fire has caused the luffing jib of a tower crane to collapse onto a nearby building in Sydney, Australia this morning. »

Allcrane delivers two Tadano in NZ

Allcrane delivers two Tadano in NZ

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

New Zealand-based Allcrane Sales & Services has recently delivered two new Tadano cranes. »

OSHA cites tower crane company

OSHA cites tower crane company

November 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist with six serious safety violations for the tower crane collapse at the University of Texas. »

Unplanned lift costs £50,000

Unplanned lift costs £50,000

November 24, 2012 | Comments (2)

Two UK companies have been fined a total of £50,000 following the overturn of a mobile crane in 2009. »

Crawler goes over in Canada

Crawler goes over in Canada

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane working on a residential site overturned at a site in Saskatoon, Canada on Thursday. »

The latest Cranes&Access is on line

The latest Cranes&Access is on line

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

Bridon opens new rope plant

Bridon opens new rope plant

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wire rope manufacturer Bridon has formally opened its new Bridon Neptune Quay plant. »

Fatal crane incident in Vietnam

Fatal crane incident in Vietnam

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

We can now confirm the fatal crawler crane overturn in Ba Ria, Vung Tau, in southern Vietnam on Sunday. »

Soft verge claims crane

Soft verge claims crane

November 22, 2012 | Comments (25)

A five axle All Terrain crane in the UK has rolled down an embankment after the road verge gave way. »

Cargotec completes negotiations

Cargotec completes negotiations

November 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has completed the employee negotiations relating to its central office restructuring. »

Three Challengers for Blansjaar

Three Challengers for Blansjaar

November 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dutch lifting company Blansjaar has taken delivery of three new Terex 3160 Challenger All Terrain cranes. »

I am all right jack

I am all right jack

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spotted on a site in Holland a scissor lift with its levelling jacks set with oblivious abandon. »

Private Equity firm acquires A.W. Leil

Private Equity firm acquires A.W. Leil

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Canadian private equity firm SeaFort Capital has acquired Nova Scotia crane rental company A.W. Leil »

Zoomlion unveils new RT100

Zoomlion unveils new RT100

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion is to launch a new 100 tonne capacity Rough Terrain crane at Bauma China next week. »

BJW exits

BJW exits

November 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company BJW Crane Hire Ltd of Scunthorpe has filed for liquidation. »

Strongco up 12.5%

Strongco up 12.5%

November 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane and equipment distributor Strongco has reported nine month revenues up 12.5 percent »

Cyril Claridge 1924 - 2012

Cyril Claridge 1924 - 2012

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Former administration manager for Grove UK, Cyril John Claridge has died aged 88, following a long illness. »

Affecting others

Affecting others

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new short safety video highlights how a serious accident has a major impact on the lives of others. »

Crane overturns in Norway

Crane overturns in Norway

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A 70 year old crane operator was trapped under his crane after it overturned on Saturday. »

FEM wind turbine guide released

FEM wind turbine guide released

November 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

FEM has released its long awaited guide “Safety Issues in Wind Turbine Installation and Transportation”. »

Crane hits school

Crane hits school

November 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

A fruit vendor was killed and four children, injured after a crane smashed into a school in Chennai, India. »

It’s a jungle out there!

It’s a jungle out there!

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian crane company Vernazza Autogru has taken delivery of two uniquely painted Terex Challenger cranes. »

MTI-LUX expands UK support

MTI-LUX expands UK support

November 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

Tower crane specialist MTI-LUX is expanding its presence in the UK, already one of its most important markets, »

Bigger Zoomlion territory for Global

Bigger Zoomlion territory for Global

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane manufacturer Zoomlion has appointed Global Crane Sales as its distributor for South America »

Another trailing boom incident

Another trailing boom incident

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Rush hour motorists had a lucky escape Tuesday evening when a crane's trailing boom dolly overturned »

Liebherr for Cygnus

Liebherr for Cygnus

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has won a contract to supply four offshore cranes for the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea. »

Fatal loader crane incident

Fatal loader crane incident

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday at a site in Austria after he was crushed by the boom of his loader crane. »

Jekko appoints Alatas for Middle East

Jekko appoints Alatas for Middle East

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spider and pick & carry crane manufacturer Jekko has appointed Alatas as its distributor for the Middle East. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cranes & Access will shortly go to print, if you are looking for crane, access or telehandler people or a job..... »

Crane men jailed

Crane men jailed

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Five men blamed for the death of a co-worker crushed by a falling crane boom in the UAE have been jailed. »

Mantsinen appoints Coopers

Mantsinen appoints Coopers

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Finnish based Mantsinen has appointed Cooper Specialised Handling its UK distributor. »

Essex halves losses

Essex halves losses

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane has posted its third quarter results with a substantial reduction in pre-tax losses. »

New crane sales at RMB open day

New crane sales at RMB open day

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

South Australian sales and service company RMB handed over a new Grove crane at its recent open day. »

Straddle carriers for NZ

Straddle carriers for NZ

November 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has received an order for three SC350T straddle carriers for the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand. »

Crane rental boosts Tat Hong

Crane rental boosts Tat Hong

November 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has announced a strong first half with a steep rise in crane rental operations. »

Outrigger issues causes crane overturn

Outrigger issues causes crane overturn

November 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned yesterday in Newcastle, New Hampshire after an outrigger jack collapsed into a septic tank »

New record for Palfinger

New record for Palfinger

November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has reported third quarter results, with record revenues although profits were flat. »

Terex adds new director

Terex adds new director

November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has appointed German logistics specialist Raimund Klinkner to its board of directors »

Liebherr GB appoints marketing manager

Liebherr GB appoints marketing manager

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has appointed David Croft as marketing and PR manager for Great Britain and Ireland. »

Check the weight

Check the weight

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

A truck crane crossing a Bailey bridge in Costa Rica on Tuesday proved to be more than it could handle »

Crane boom buckles in Malta

Crane boom buckles in Malta

November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

The boom of a crane buckled in Valletta, Malta last week while pouring concrete, »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

November 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online. »

Order intake jumps at Manitowoc

Order intake jumps at Manitowoc

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has report a lower growth in the fourth but a 22 percent improvement in crane order intake. »

Solid gains for H&E

Solid gains for H&E

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has reported solid revenue and profit growth in the third quarter. »

Irizar Forge appoints Formaco

Irizar Forge appoints Formaco

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spanish hook block manufacturer Irizar Forge has appointed Formaco as distributor for the Benelux region. »

New York crane secured

New York crane secured

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. »

Tadano up 24%

Tadano up 24%

November 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has reported a 24% rise in first half revenues, while profits doubled. »

Ramirent up 12%

Ramirent up 12%

November 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

International rental company Ramirent has reported third quarter results with improved revenues and profits. »

Crane overturns in Albuquerque

Crane overturns in Albuquerque

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A four axle truck crane has overturned onto a pickup truck in Albuquerque, New Mexico. »

14 tower cranes for the Panama Canal

14 tower cranes for the Panama Canal

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Contractor GUPC has purchased 14 new Potain tower cranes for the project to expand the Panama Canal. »

Ramirent and Cramo to merge in Russia

Ramirent and Cramo to merge in Russia

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ramirent and Cramo have agreed the formation of a joint venture combining their businesses in Russia and Ukraine »

New Sany dealer for Quebec

New Sany dealer for Quebec

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sany America has appointed Équipements FDS of Terrebonne, Quebec as its dealer in the Province. »

Terex combines North American services

Terex combines North American services

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has combined its crane, aerial lift and port equipment services into Terex Services North America. »

Tower crane fails in New York

Tower crane fails in New York

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hurricane Sandy has taken out the luffing jib of a tower crane in Midtown Manhattan. »

Terex CFO to retire

Terex CFO to retire

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has announced that chief financial officer Phil Widman will retire during the first half of next year. »

Crane crushes cars

Crane crushes cars

October 29, 2012 | Comments (2)

An All Terrain crane overturned onto a rare car last week in Gits, Belgium – to the south of Brugge. »

Tower crane weather alert

Tower crane weather alert

October 27, 2012 | Comments (1)

We have been asked to warn East coast USA tower crane owners to ensure they are in weather vane mode. »

CC6800 for Shaanxi

CC6800 for Shaanxi

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chinese heavy lifting company Shaanxi Hoisting has taken delivery of 1,250 tonne Terex CC6800 crawler crane. »

Terex Cranes boosts profits

Terex Cranes boosts profits

October 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex cranes has announced third quarter results which show flat revenues with a sharp improvement in profitability. »

Momect takes 100 tonner

Momect takes 100 tonner

October 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Swiss heavy lifting company Momect has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Terex AC 100/4L All Terrain crane. »

Euro Auctions expands into USA

Euro Auctions expands into USA

October 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Northern Ireland-based equipment auctioneer Euro Auctions is expanding into the USA. »

Tadano America receives 400 tonner

Tadano America receives 400 tonner

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tadano has delivered the first 400 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane to the USA »

SAIE picks up the pace

SAIE picks up the pace

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Visitor numbers on day two of SAIE have picked up and some deals are being done »

Terex apprentices win awards

Terex apprentices win awards

October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two Terex apprentices have won first and second place in the 2012 German Welding Championship. »

Manitowoc launches Lift Solutions

Manitowoc launches Lift Solutions

October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched a new custom design and build service for its crawler cranes. »

Crane overturns in Darwin

Crane overturns in Darwin

October 17, 2012 | Comments (2)

An articulated pick & carry crane overturned earlier today at a hospital site in Darwin, Australia »

A lift for young engineers

A lift for young engineers

October 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Emsley Crane Hire has provided a crane to lift a supersonic car into the Scarborough Engineering exhibition. »

Crane goes over in Norway

Crane goes over in Norway

October 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. »

New Flagship crane for Titan

New Flagship crane for Titan

October 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Crane rental company Titan Cranes has taken delivery of the first 350 tonne Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 in New Zealand. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

Sign bashing in Oz

Sign bashing in Oz

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Long traffic delays were created after a crane collided with a sign entering a bridge near Sydney, Australia. »

Liebherr container cranes on a roll

Liebherr container cranes on a roll

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered a number of RTG cranes to ports in Poland, Egypt, Ireland and Russia. »

NZ Crane closes Wellington

NZ Crane closes Wellington

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

NZ Crane Group is closing its Wellington branch and selling some of the assets to Titan Cranes. »

New Badger RT

New Badger RT

October 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Badger crane division of Manitex has launched a new 13.6 tonne cab down Rough Terrain crane. »

Cargotec issues profit warning

Cargotec issues profit warning

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar, has issued a statement on its third quarter results and cut profit forecasts. »

Tower crane collapse

Tower crane collapse

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

A tower crane is reported to have collapsed next to a golf course in Sotogrande, Spain due to neglect. »

First Tadano 130 in Scotland

First Tadano 130 in Scotland

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Horizon Reinforcing and Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first Tadano Faun ATF 130G-5 in Scotland »

Lanning to head Sany crawler crane development

Lanning to head Sany crawler crane development

October 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

John Lanning has been promoted to director of engineering and development for Sany crawler cranes globally. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The next Cranes & Access closes shortly, if you are looking for people or a job contact us today »

Link Belt launches new RT

Link Belt launches new RT

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has launched the 72.5 t RTC-8080 Series II, Rough Terrain crane as a replacement for its RTC-8075 »

Tower crane fatality

Tower crane fatality

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Strong winds brought a tower crane down onto a passing car yesterday in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman »

Bardonaro returns to Maxim

Bardonaro returns to Maxim

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frank Bardonaro is joining Maxim Crane Works in the USA as president of sales and business development. »

Krøll buys into clean energy partnership

Krøll buys into clean energy partnership

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Renewable energy provider Clean Wind Energy has formed a partnership with tower crane manufacturer Krøll. »

300 tonne Grove to Java

300 tonne Grove to Java

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina has taken delivery of a Grove GMK6300L All-Terrain crane. »

Sir Matthew Goodwin 1929 – 2012

Sir Matthew Goodwin 1929 – 2012

October 10, 2012 | Comments (5)

Sir Matthew Goodwin co-founder of Hewden Plant and Hewden Stuart has died aged 83. »

Dahlsten leaves Ramirent

Dahlsten leaves Ramirent

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Peter Dahlsten head of Ramirent Sweden has decided to leave the company effective immediately. »

Terex unveils CC2800 successor

Terex unveils CC2800 successor

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has unveiled the long awaited replacement for its CC2800 crawler crane today, the 650 tonne Superlift 3800. »

Crane operator fatality

Crane operator fatality

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane operator working for Boom Logistics was killed last week while loading drill rods in Australia. »

Liebherr makes it 40

Liebherr makes it 40

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered its 40th and 41st mobile harbour crane in North America. »

Topkran takes two

Topkran takes two

October 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Russian crane rental company Topkran has taken delivery of two Liebherr All Terrain cranes, a 160 and 200 tonner. »

WWL acquires ALS

WWL acquires ALS

October 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Transport and shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has acquired Abnormal Load Services. »

Manitowoc to raise $250 million

Manitowoc to raise $250 million

October 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched a public offering for $250 million worth of senior notes with a 2022 maturity date. »

Crane overturns in Florida

Crane overturns in Florida

October 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

An operator was injured yesterday after his crane overturned, in Bradenton, Florida. »

Barnhart buys C&S Crane

Barnhart buys C&S Crane

October 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

C&S Companies of Syracuse, New York has sold its crane and rigging business to Barnhart Crane & Rigging. »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

October 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

A tractor crane overturned in Kasimedu, India yesterday crushing a slinger as it removed debris from the harbour. »

Scottish crane restored

Scottish crane restored

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

A hand-cranked crane built by Bowser and Cameron of Glasgow in 1859 has been fully restored »

Cargotec restructures HQ

Cargotec restructures HQ

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar will decentralise operations into three separate stand alone businesses »

Wim Le Roy to leave Heli

Wim Le Roy to leave Heli

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wim Le Roy, sales manager of Belgian sales and rental company Heli has decided to leave the business. »

Terex appoints distributor in Mongolia

Terex appoints distributor in Mongolia

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has appointed Newcom Mining Services as its distributor in Mongolia. »

Crane flips in Malaysia

Crane flips in Malaysia

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A large crane overturned on Saturday on a ‘brownfield’ site in Johor Baru, southern Malaysia. »

CICA issues first Gold Plate

CICA issues first Gold Plate

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has issued its first major inspection verification Gold Plate. »

Saved by the boom

Saved by the boom

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane driver had a miraculous escape yesterday in, California after his crane overturned into an excavation. »

Seven Grove RTs for Philippines

Seven Grove RTs for Philippines

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

EEI, one of the largest contractors in the Philippines has taken delivery of seven Grove RT cranes »

New crane manpower company in UK

New crane manpower company in UK

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new company has been formed in North West England to provide crane operators and other staff. »

Darnley joins Lifterz

Darnley joins Lifterz

September 26, 2012 | Comments (3)

James Darnley, previously sales manager at Leach Lewis in the UK has joined Lifterz owner LSGI. »

New GM for CraneSafe

New GM for CraneSafe

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australian crane certification organisation CraneSafe has promoted Brandon Hitch to general manager. »

New test facility for Tadano-Faun

New test facility for Tadano-Faun

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tadano Faun has opened a new, 43,000 sqm test site for its cranes in Pegnitz north of its plant in Lauf. »

Heli opens new facilities

Heli opens new facilities

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Distributor and rental company Heli has officially opened its new facilities in Wetteren, Belgium. »

Crane hangs on the edge

Crane hangs on the edge

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned yesterday on the top of a dam in Hokkaido, Japan trapping the operator in the cab. »

CICA confirms new board

CICA confirms new board

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has confirmed its board, following recent elections. »

Bardonaro to leave Terex

Bardonaro to leave Terex

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frank Bardonaro, currently vice president global sales at Terex Cranes will leave the company next month. »

Paul Shockey 1923 - 2012

Paul Shockey 1923 - 2012

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Grove and JLG veteran Paul Shockey passed away last week aged 89 »

Singapore gets tough on crane safety

Singapore gets tough on crane safety

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

31 companies have been fined in Singapore in the first crack down on poor crane safety practices »

Pedestrian struck by swinging crane boom

Pedestrian struck by swinging crane boom

September 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

A pedestrian in Kalgoorlie, Australia, is fighting for his life today after he was struck in the head by a boom »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of the German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online. »

Two Potain MD1100 for Indian shipbuilder

Two Potain MD1100 for Indian shipbuilder

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Larsen & Toubro has taken delivery of two Potain MD 1100 cranes at its shipbuilding facility near Chennai. »

New sales director for IMT

New sales director for IMT

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Loader and service crane manufacturer Iowa Mold Tooling has appointed Don Daniels as sales director. »