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Christopher J. Dawe R.I.P

June 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news of the death of Christopher J. Dawe a long time export manager for Linden Comansa »

New MD for Sutch

New MD for Sutch

June 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

John Sutch Cranes has appointed Hayley Sutch as managing director -designate- and opened a third depot »

Terex cranes champion welder

Terex cranes champion welder

June 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

An apprentice from Terex Cranes Germany, Elias Sutter has won the world championship arc welding title »

TVH acquires GDI

TVH acquires GDI

June 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

TVH has acquired GDI group, the French supplier of replacement glass and accessories for cabs »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

June 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Three 160 tonners for Franz Bracht

Three 160 tonners for Franz Bracht

June 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Franz Bracht has taken delivery of its third Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 in six months »

A final road trip

A final road trip

June 23, 2016 | Comments (2)

Yesterday was the funeral of the last of the Sparrow bothers - Gordon with a crane leading the cortege »

Thailand takes first Terex CC6800

Thailand takes first Terex CC6800

June 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Crane - a subsidiary of Chu Kai - has taken delivery of a new 1,250 tonne capacity Terex CC6800 »

The 2016 Stars of the Future Winners

The 2016 Stars of the Future Winners

June 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA presented the annual Stars of the Future apprenticeship awards last week at Vertikal Days »

Terex Crossover for Guay

Terex Crossover for Guay

June 22, 2016 | Comments (1)

Guay has taken delivery of a 73 tonne Terex Crossover 8000 truck crane on a commercial chassis »

Vertikal Days EU Referendum

Vertikal Days EU Referendum

June 22, 2016 | Comments (3)

During Vertikal Days visitors voted in or out of the EU, if you missed the result posted on twitter here it is »

Yanmar acquires Terex Schaeff

Yanmar acquires Terex Schaeff

June 21, 2016 | Comments (1)

Yanmar Holdings has acquired the Terex /Schaeff compact construction equipment division in Germany for around $60 million. »

AT loses tyre

AT loses tyre

June 21, 2016 | Comments (1)

The driver of an All Terrain crane managed to keep his vehicle on the road after losing a front tyre in Austria »

Crane hits boom lift

Crane hits boom lift

June 21, 2016 | Comments (2)

A boom truck overturned in Oxnard, California yesterday striking a truck mounted work platform injuring its occupant »

Crane overturn delays refinery sale

Crane overturn delays refinery sale

June 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

A 270 tonne lattice truck crane overturned yesterday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, California. »

50t National for Crane Services

50t National for Crane Services

June 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

Crane Services has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne National Crane NBT55 truck crane »

KBW and Ascorel team up

KBW and Ascorel team up

June 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

KBW - owner of Raimondi cranes and safety equipment manufacturer Ascorel have formed a Middle East JV »

Palfinger bids for TTS

Palfinger bids for TTS

June 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Crane and access manufacturer Palfinger has made a bid for publicly quoted Norwegian company TTS »

New Tadano for Wales

New Tadano for Wales

June 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

N&A James has taken delivery of a new 130 tonne Tadano ATF130G-5 All Terrain crane »

Another Terex for Stoddart

Another Terex for Stoddart

June 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stoddart Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 100 tonne Terex AC 100/4L All Terrain crane »

Record revenues for Liebherr

Record revenues for Liebherr

June 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has reported a 4.7 percent rise in revenues, with solid growth in both mobile and tower crane divisions, »

Skanska buys Rami tower cranes

Skanska buys Rami tower cranes

June 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has signed a five year deal with Skanska Maskin which will acquire Rami’s larger tower cranes in Sweden »

Two in the ditch

Two in the ditch

June 17, 2016 | Comments (3)

Two cranes ended up in a ditch alongside a narrow road near Kinlet, in Shropshire, UK, this week. »

More pictures from Vertikal Days

More pictures from Vertikal Days

June 16, 2016 | Comments (3)

Despite horrendous weather forecasts the sun and the visitors were out in force at Vertikal Days »

Vertikal Days set ready to go

Vertikal Days set ready to go

June 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

In spite of a steady heavy rain at Haydock Park this morning the sun showed up this afternoon »

Damp start to Vertikal Days build up

Damp start to Vertikal Days build up

June 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Yesterday started out wet at Vertikal Days, as bigger equipment arrived on site at Haydock Park, it dried out later, and the show is far more advanced than is normal for Monday »

Fatal crane overturn in Alabama

Fatal crane overturn in Alabama

June 14, 2016 | Comments (3)

A crawler crane overturned at a site northwest of Birmingham, Alabama yesterday, killing the operator. »

Vertikal Days week is underway

Vertikal Days week is underway

June 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Vertikal Days sign is up on the entrance to Haydock Park and the build began yesterday. »

Cranes & access Fast Track

Cranes & access Fast Track

June 13, 2016 | Comments (1)

Two companies in our sector feature in the UK Fast Track list of companies with the fastest export growth »

Three Tadanos for Steve Foster

Three Tadanos for Steve Foster

June 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Steve Foster has purchased three Tadano All Terrain cranes from 40 to 130t »

220T Tadano for Davies

220T Tadano for Davies

June 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Davies crane hire has taken delivery of its new Tadano ATF 220G-5 All Terrain crane »

Two new VPs for Talbert

Two new VPs for Talbert

June 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

Talbert, the transport and crane boom trailer manufacturer has promoted Jim Hall and Jamie Myers to VPs »

Tadano AT recall

Tadano AT recall

June 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Australia's ACCC has issued a recall notice for a total of seven Tadano All Terrain cranes over braking issues »

Three Katos for City

Three Katos for City

June 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company City Lifting has added three new Kato city type Rough Terrain cranes to its fleet »

Lightweight crane for sign work

Lightweight crane for sign work

June 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Swarco has taken delivery of a Penny Hydraulics PH270L telescopic crane »

400t Grove for Ameco

400t Grove for Ameco

June 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Ameco Chile has taken delivery of a new 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane »

Boom truck over on tree job

Boom truck over on tree job

June 8, 2016 | Comments (5)

A large boom-truck overturned in Irondequoit, near Rochester, New York, on Monday evening »

Maeda for Kran Saller

Maeda for Kran Saller

June 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kran Saller has taken delivery of a new 2.82 tonne Maeda MC285-2 spider crane, the first of three Maeda cranes »

Four more Unics for Norway

Four more Unics for Norway

June 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Kranentreprenøren has taken delivery of four new Unic spider cranes as part of a fleet expansion programme »

Crane overturn in Brisbane

Crane overturn in Brisbane

June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane has overturned in the centre of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia this morning »

Superlift 3800 for Schmidbauer

Superlift 3800 for Schmidbauer

June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Schmidbauer has taken delivery of a new 650 tonne Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane »

First mobile for Balmer

First mobile for Balmer

June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Balmer has purchased a new 180 tonne Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 All Terrain crane - it's first ever mobile crane »

New sales director for Hewden

New sales director for Hewden

June 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Hewden has appointed Patrick Jelly as sales and marketing director »

New forestry crane from Hiab

New forestry crane from Hiab

June 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hiab has announced two new loader cranes designed for forestry applications - the Loglift 140Z and 150Z »

Latest Böckers for Berry Cranes

Latest Böckers for Berry Cranes

June 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

UK-based rental company Berry Cranes has taken delivery of two of the recently introduced Böcker aluminium cranes »

IronPlanet appoints GovPlanet EU managing director

IronPlanet appoints GovPlanet EU managing director

June 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

IronPlanet has appointed David Shouesmith as managing director of its European government business »

Raimondi unveils new MRT159

Raimondi unveils new MRT159

June 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Italian manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has launched the new MRT159 flat-top tower crane. »

Liebherr consolidates in USA

Liebherr consolidates in USA

June 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liebherr is bringing most of its business in the USA together under a single corporation- Liebherr USA. »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

June 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

20 orders for Liebherr LR1500

20 orders for Liebherr LR1500

June 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has already sold 20 units of its new 500 tonne LR1500 crawler crane, since its launch in April »

Terex truck crane for Bigg

Terex truck crane for Bigg

June 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

US based recovery service Michael Bigg has taken delivery of a new 73 tonne Terex T780 truck crane. »

Gordon Sparrow 1933 – 2016

Gordon Sparrow 1933 – 2016

June 1, 2016 | Comments (14)

It is with great sadness that we report the death today of Gordon Sparrow, the last of the three Sparrow brothers »

Tat Hong drops 13%

Tat Hong drops 13%

May 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane and equipment group Tat Hong has reported its full year results with lower revenues and profits. »

Crane overturns on dock

Crane overturns on dock

May 31, 2016 | Comments (1)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned on the dockside at Port-en-Bessin-Huppain in Normandy, France, on Thursday »

New president for Kalmar

New president for Kalmar

May 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

Cargotec has promoted Antti Kaunonen, senior vice president, Automation and Project division to president »

Zoomlion terminates Terex bid

Zoomlion terminates Terex bid

May 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion has terminated its bid for Terex, leaving the sale of the Terex port/ industrial crane business to Konecranes to proceed »

Crane collapses into street

Crane collapses into street

May 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Two passers-by were injured earlier today, when a tower crane collapsed in Makati City, in the Philippines. »

130 tonner for Empting

130 tonner for Empting

May 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

German crane and transport company Empting has taken delivery of a new LTM 1130-5.1 All Terrain crane »

Grove for Chile mine

Grove for Chile mine

May 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Rental company MPM has taken delivery of a new 130 tonne five axle Grove GMK5130-2 All Terrain crane »

Crane Roll

Crane Roll

May 25, 2016 | Comments (6)

A six axle All Terrain crane left a single track road and rolled into a field in Scotland earlier this week »

Record acquisition for Palfinger

Record acquisition for Palfinger

May 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Palfinger is to acquire Norwegian lifeboat specialist Harding from Herkules Capital- its largest acquisition ever »

Two Quaymates for Korea

Two Quaymates for Korea

May 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

C J Korea Express has ordered two new 50 tonne Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour cranes »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

May 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you need a crane, access or telehandler person, or are looking for a job the deadline for C&A is fast approaching »

Tat Hong sells Training division

Tat Hong sells Training division

May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has agreed the sale of Tat Hong Training Services Pte Ltd to Sun Ho Tony Ng for a total of S$410,000 in cash »

Unic for Iceland

Unic for Iceland

May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Iceland based rental company Smakranar has taken delivery of a new Unic URW-706 spider crane »

Three new Groves for Dewsbury & Proud

Three new Groves for Dewsbury & Proud

May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dewsbury & Proud has taken delivery of three new 60 tonne Grove GMK3060 All Terrain cranes »

Access Alliance meets

Access Alliance meets

May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator’s widow asks for clemency

Crane operator’s widow asks for clemency

May 24, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Quinto expands fleet

Quinto expands fleet

May 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

1,000 tonner for Prangl

1,000 tonner for Prangl

May 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Runaway crane

Runaway crane

May 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Terex for Altida

New Terex for Altida

May 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in Sydney

Crane overturn in Sydney

May 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Rigging or load? – that is the question

Rigging or load? – that is the question

May 19, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

New GM for Tadano America

New GM for Tadano America

May 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Two Vallas for Rapid

Two Vallas for Rapid

May 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Chester Zerillo 1945 -2016

Chester Zerillo 1945 -2016

May 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operators to the rescue

Crane operators to the rescue

May 17, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Tower crane drops jib

Tower crane drops jib

May 16, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Crane operator injured

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Konecranes buys Terex port/Material Handling

Konecranes buys Terex port/Material Handling

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong acquisition approach

Tat Hong acquisition approach

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Second Tadano ATF 400G-6 for Wagenborg

Second Tadano ATF 400G-6 for Wagenborg

May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Who needs outrigger mats?

Who needs outrigger mats?

May 14, 2016 | Comments (7)

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

Another acquisition for Hewden

Another acquisition for Hewden

May 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove carry decks

New Grove carry decks

May 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Entrec acquires HighMark Crane

Entrec acquires HighMark Crane

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

ALE launches new widening trailer in the UK

ALE launches new widening trailer in the UK

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fire leaves crane stranded

Fire leaves crane stranded

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Synthetic rope for Middle East

Synthetic rope for Middle East

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane victim’s widow sues for $600 million

Crane victim’s widow sues for $600 million

May 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fifth GMK6400 for Mediaco

Fifth GMK6400 for Mediaco

May 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane fall in Belgium

Tower crane fall in Belgium

May 10, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Another 220t Tadano  for Crowland

Another 220t Tadano for Crowland

May 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

UK’s biggest vacuum lifter?

UK’s biggest vacuum lifter?

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitou goes direct in Malaysia

Manitou goes direct in Malaysia

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

300T Grove for Modern

300T Grove for Modern

May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Saudi Binladin reinstated

Saudi Binladin reinstated

May 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Flat sales at Manitex

Flat sales at Manitex

May 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

May 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc edges up

Manitowoc edges up

May 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

More Alimaks for Bigge

More Alimaks for Bigge

May 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane stops trains

Crane stops trains

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Sales rise at H&E

Sales rise at H&E

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Modest rise for Rami

Modest rise for Rami

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane worker killed in Canada

Crane worker killed in Canada

May 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

New CFO for Manitowoc

New CFO for Manitowoc

May 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Six Liebherrs for Ideal Crane

Six Liebherrs for Ideal Crane

May 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Potain/Grove distributor for Iceland

New Potain/Grove distributor for Iceland

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First LTM 1300 for Chicago

First LTM 1300 for Chicago

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Liebherr for Griebel & Mahncke

New Liebherr for Griebel & Mahncke

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Turkish crane overturn

Turkish crane overturn

May 3, 2016 | Comments (9)

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

Apollo to acquire and merge Maxim and Amquip

Apollo to acquire and merge Maxim and Amquip

May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Close call in Montreal

Close call in Montreal

April 29, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Terex to reduce headcount

Terex to reduce headcount

April 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Not necessarily a crane

Not necessarily a crane

April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New credit line for Rami

New credit line for Rami

April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Profits halved at Kobelco Cranes

Profits halved at Kobelco Cranes

April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Strong start for Palfinger

Strong start for Palfinger

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes slips back

Terex Cranes slips back

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New tracked self-erecting tower crane

New tracked self-erecting tower crane

April 27, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Enerpac extends jack-up reach

Enerpac extends jack-up reach

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

TRT expands in Queensland

TRT expands in Queensland

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Third Wolff for Titan Crane

Third Wolff for Titan Crane

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Six Liebherrs for AB2000

Six Liebherrs for AB2000

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Outrigger beam pinning – a reminder

Outrigger beam pinning – a reminder

April 26, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

350 tonner for Scholpp

350 tonner for Scholpp

April 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Baldwins take UK’s first GMK5250L

Baldwins take UK’s first GMK5250L

April 26, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

250 Hiab cranes for India

250 Hiab cranes for India

April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Liebherr for Zimmermann

New Liebherr for Zimmermann

April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for Jobs

Last chance for Jobs

April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Kaspersky anti virus

Kaspersky anti virus

April 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

So which is the real Krake?

So which is the real Krake?

April 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane rental company threatened

Crane rental company threatened

April 22, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Queens Award for GGR

Queens Award for GGR

April 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

1,250 tonne Kobelco crawler

1,250 tonne Kobelco crawler

April 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator falls

Crane operator falls

April 20, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Crane rolls in Germany

Crane rolls in Germany

April 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Scott-Macon buys at Bauma

Scott-Macon buys at Bauma

April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New 8t Maeda for Hird

New 8t Maeda for Hird

April 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

New 50 tonner for Ellis

New 50 tonner for Ellis

April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Catapulted from the platform

Catapulted from the platform

April 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Terex acquires CVS terminal tractors

Terex acquires CVS terminal tractors

April 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

A little more Bauma

A little more Bauma

April 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Another record Bauma

Another record Bauma

April 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Bulgarian Crane collapse

Bulgarian Crane collapse

April 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal gantry crane collapse

Fatal gantry crane collapse

April 15, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Major crane deals at Bauma

Major crane deals at Bauma

April 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Big crawler crane order for Bragg

Big crawler crane order for Bragg

April 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr Rough Terrain cranes

Liebherr Rough Terrain cranes

April 13, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

A little more Bauma

A little more Bauma

April 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Bauma ride fails

Bauma ride fails

April 12, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Manitowoc split towers and mobiles

Manitowoc split towers and mobiles

April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Potain replaces Igo with Hup

Potain replaces Igo with Hup

April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

400 tonner for Burt

400 tonner for Burt

April 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Bigge celebrates its Centenary at Bauma

Bigge celebrates its Centenary at Bauma

April 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Demag branding details

Demag branding details

April 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Demag mobile again

Demag mobile again

April 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

A few glimpses of Bauma build up

A few glimpses of Bauma build up

April 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

15 years of Vertikal.net

15 years of Vertikal.net

April 8, 2016 | Comments (4)

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

Tadano establishes subsidiary in France

Tadano establishes subsidiary in France

April 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First tracked Böcker crane picture

First tracked Böcker crane picture

April 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

17 more Kobelco cranes for Mammoet

17 more Kobelco cranes for Mammoet

April 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal load drop in Illinois

Fatal load drop in Illinois

April 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New mini cranes from Brennero

New mini cranes from Brennero

April 7, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

New Tadano for Berry

New Tadano for Berry

April 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Four Groves for Mammoet

Four Groves for Mammoet

April 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New regional sales manager for Talbert

New regional sales manager for Talbert

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

ALE plans 8,000 tonne crane

ALE plans 8,000 tonne crane

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent agrees deal with JM

Ramirent agrees deal with JM

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes and access for Russian aerospace

Cranes and access for Russian aerospace

April 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Brian Sylvester 1943-2016

Brian Sylvester 1943-2016

April 5, 2016 | Comments (4)

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

More Tadanos for Emsley

More Tadanos for Emsley

April 5, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

More Palfinger Sanys for Yapi Merkezi

More Palfinger Sanys for Yapi Merkezi

April 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in Texas

Crane overturn in Texas

April 5, 2016 | Comments (4)

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

New Grove dealer for Hungary

New Grove dealer for Hungary

April 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Vertikal Bauma is now online

Vertikal Bauma is now online

April 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Pick & carry overturn

Pick & carry overturn

April 4, 2016 | Comments (9)

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

Liebherr to unveil 450 tonner

Liebherr to unveil 450 tonner

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal load drop

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion profit plunge

Zoomlion profit plunge

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Another Böcker in UK

Another Böcker in UK

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

100t Terex  for Duffy

100t Terex for Duffy

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion appoints P&J Arcomet

Zoomlion appoints P&J Arcomet

March 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New eight tonne Maeda

New eight tonne Maeda

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Indian Ocean spider

Indian Ocean spider

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Tadano for Mann

New Tadano for Mann

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Female engineer takes award

Female engineer takes award

March 30, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

New sales manager for IMT

New sales manager for IMT

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Potain for Multi-crane

Potain for Multi-crane

March 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Iraqi contract win for ALE

Iraqi contract win for ALE

March 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Schot expands fleet

Schot expands fleet

March 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Storm takes crane jib

Storm takes crane jib

March 28, 2016 | Comments (4)

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

Senior management changes at Tat Hong

Senior management changes at Tat Hong

March 24, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Terex to seek binding offer from Zoomlion

Terex to seek binding offer from Zoomlion

March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr delivers 500th LTM 1500-8.1

Liebherr delivers 500th LTM 1500-8.1

March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove for Telekrane

New Grove for Telekrane

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Six Terex RTG’s for Egypt

Six Terex RTG’s for Egypt

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Second LTM 1500-8.1 for King

Second LTM 1500-8.1 for King

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

The latests digital C&A is online

The latests digital C&A is online

March 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane owner barred

Crane owner barred

March 22, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Cargotec appoints new CFO

Cargotec appoints new CFO

March 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First new crane for WaveTrade

First new crane for WaveTrade

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Three more truck mounts for Prolift

Three more truck mounts for Prolift

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Second 300 tonner for Regel

Second 300 tonner for Regel

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

11 new Tadanos for JTC

11 new Tadanos for JTC

March 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Crane to restructure

Manitowoc Crane to restructure

March 18, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Hanging in the trees

Hanging in the trees

March 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger Sany to test EU market

Palfinger Sany to test EU market

March 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

National accounts promotion at Ainscough

National accounts promotion at Ainscough

March 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Kran & Bühne Digital

Kran & Bühne Digital

March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Cadman Cranes adds LTM 1160-5.2

Cadman Cranes adds LTM 1160-5.2

March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Falcon hit with £850,000

Falcon hit with £850,000

March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

LTC 1050-3.1 for Waligora

LTC 1050-3.1 for Waligora

March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Port to cut 240 jobs

Terex Port to cut 240 jobs

March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion ups its offer for Terex

Zoomlion ups its offer for Terex

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for Jobs

Last chance for Jobs

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fourth Kobelco for Q Crane

Fourth Kobelco for Q Crane

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New York to revert to normal crane rules

New York to revert to normal crane rules

March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Isoli goes with TVH in Benelux

Isoli goes with TVH in Benelux

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Kalmar RTGs for Egypt

Kalmar RTGs for Egypt

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Jekko goes with JT

Jekko goes with JT

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

GGR’s training centre takes shape

GGR’s training centre takes shape

March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Acquisitions save Manitex

Acquisitions save Manitex

March 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane company steps in

Crane company steps in

March 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Crane collapse in North Sea

Crane collapse in North Sea

March 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Full suit of Katos for Reeds

Full suit of Katos for Reeds

March 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Lifting a thousand bags

Lifting a thousand bags

March 8, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Wind takes self-erector

Wind takes self-erector

March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First Liebherr for Crowland

First Liebherr for Crowland

March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator fatality

March 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Ahern Deutschland expands

Ahern Deutschland expands

March 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Eric Echart leaves Manitowoc

Eric Echart leaves Manitowoc

March 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crawler crane overturn

Crawler crane overturn

March 6, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Manitowoc splits

Manitowoc splits

March 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Gary Kennedy 1954-2016

Gary Kennedy 1954-2016

March 4, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Bauma build up

Bauma build up

March 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Administration for Quality Contract Lifting

Administration for Quality Contract Lifting

March 3, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Spierings for Thomas and Ainscough

Spierings for Thomas and Ainscough

March 3, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Green Stickers for foundation cranes

Green Stickers for foundation cranes

March 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First UK project for Mega Jack 800

First UK project for Mega Jack 800

March 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane collapse on bridge job

Crane collapse on bridge job

March 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogens for Seaway

Sennebogens for Seaway

March 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New hydraulics company

New hydraulics company

March 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Nic Hamilton to host Vertikal Days awards

Nic Hamilton to host Vertikal Days awards

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Two tower crane falls in France

Two tower crane falls in France

March 1, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

New York forms crane panel

New York forms crane panel

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Near miss in UK

Near miss in UK

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck overturn in Texas

Boom truck overturn in Texas

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Falcon pleads guilty

Falcon pleads guilty

February 29, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

More port cranes to Hutchison

More port cranes to Hutchison

February 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Outriggerpads expands Hi Viz range

Outriggerpads expands Hi Viz range

February 29, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

H&E slips

H&E slips

February 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Sales manager for Magna in France

Sales manager for Magna in France

February 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Getting ready for the Oscars

Getting ready for the Oscars

February 26, 2016 | Comments (5)

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

Five new Spierings for Mammoet

Five new Spierings for Mammoet

February 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove GMK 4100L

New Grove GMK 4100L

February 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Double fatality in man basket

Double fatality in man basket

February 26, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Terex pushes Zoomlion for more

Terex pushes Zoomlion for more

February 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Five Liebherr ATs for Bryn Thomas

Five Liebherr ATs for Bryn Thomas

February 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Spierings for Quinto

New Spierings for Quinto

February 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherrs for Kiesabbau Wiedemann

Liebherrs for Kiesabbau Wiedemann

February 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Six Groves for Nordic

Six Groves for Nordic

February 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Change at the top for Rami

Change at the top for Rami

February 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane fire and collapse in Melbourne

Tower crane fire and collapse in Melbourne

February 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

More senior appointments at Hewden

More senior appointments at Hewden

February 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New VP engineering for Trojan

New VP engineering for Trojan

February 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New York crane rules affecting construction

New York crane rules affecting construction

February 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Maeda launches new mini crane

Maeda launches new mini crane

February 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator fired for refusing high wind working

Crane operator fired for refusing high wind working

February 22, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Terex suspends work on Konecranes deal

Terex suspends work on Konecranes deal

February 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Ritchie Bros acquires Mascus

Ritchie Bros acquires Mascus

February 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Five new Liebherrs for ALL

Five new Liebherrs for ALL

February 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc adds Columbian service centre

Manitowoc adds Columbian service centre

February 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Another fatal load drop

Another fatal load drop

February 19, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Rescue crane overturn

Rescue crane overturn

February 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Another AC700 for Wiesbauer

Another AC700 for Wiesbauer

February 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tough quarter for Terex Cranes

Tough quarter for Terex Cranes

February 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Three Böckers for Graham Jones

Three Böckers for Graham Jones

February 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion confirms Terex bid

Zoomlion confirms Terex bid

February 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal load drop

Fatal load drop

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong slips into the red

Tat Hong slips into the red

February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First MLC650 in Korea

First MLC650 in Korea

February 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New company for Ron Defeo

New company for Ron Defeo

February 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Sparrows & Miguel

Sparrows & Miguel

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Hiab & Kalmar soar

Hiab & Kalmar soar

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Strong pick up for Rami

Strong pick up for Rami

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

India’s first Terex Explorer 5800

India’s first Terex Explorer 5800

February 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for Jobs

Last chance for Jobs

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tadano up eight

Tadano up eight

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Huisman CEO departs

Huisman CEO departs

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Valla crawler

New Valla crawler

February 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitou takes Man’go to OZ

Manitou takes Man’go to OZ

February 10, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Genie updates  GTH-844

Genie updates GTH-844

February 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Excavator does not make a good crane

Excavator does not make a good crane

February 9, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Mammoet sells salvage business

Mammoet sells salvage business

February 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough drivers strike again

Ainscough drivers strike again

February 9, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

ALE takes 240 Scheuerle SPMTs

ALE takes 240 Scheuerle SPMTs

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Big Crawler for Hanchang

Big Crawler for Hanchang

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong releases Chinese crane results

Tat Hong releases Chinese crane results

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Link Belt HTT for Bauma

Link Belt HTT for Bauma

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New records for Palfinger

New records for Palfinger

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Large crawler overturns in Manhattan

Large crawler overturns in Manhattan

February 5, 2016 | Comments (10)

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

Crane roll and rescue

Crane roll and rescue

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove dealer for Indonesia

New Grove dealer for Indonesia

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New crane catches fire

New crane catches fire

February 5, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Link Belt’s top 5

Link Belt’s top 5

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Heavy lift record

Heavy lift record

February 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal fall from crane

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

27 straddle carriers for New Jersey

27 straddle carriers for New Jersey

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New fibre rope crane from MacGregor

New fibre rope crane from MacGregor

February 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Jekko pipe manipulator

Jekko pipe manipulator

February 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Australian partner for Parker

Australian partner for Parker

February 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Revenues rise at Kobelco Cranes

Revenues rise at Kobelco Cranes

February 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Kalmar to shift stacking cranes to China

Kalmar to shift stacking cranes to China

February 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

UK's first  Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1

UK's first Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough strike goes ahead

Ainscough strike goes ahead

February 1, 2016 | Comments (19)

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

Sennebogen dragline for RDR in NZ

Sennebogen dragline for RDR in NZ

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Crane to raise $250 million

Manitowoc Crane to raise $250 million

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Record year for Liebherr

Record year for Liebherr

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc mothballs Brazilian plant

Manitowoc mothballs Brazilian plant

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First new Kato in Scotland

First new Kato in Scotland

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Digital Kran & Bühne

Digital Kran & Bühne

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First Liebherr for Central

First Liebherr for Central

January 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc ends 19% down

Manitowoc ends 19% down

January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Softer quarter for United

Softer quarter for United

January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong goes negative

Tat Hong goes negative

January 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

ALE plans 3,400 tonne capacity jib

ALE plans 3,400 tonne capacity jib

January 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

January 27, 2016 | Comments (5)

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

Zoomlion bids for Terex

Zoomlion bids for Terex

January 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First Liebherr for Coussens

First Liebherr for Coussens

January 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough operators to strike

Ainscough operators to strike

January 25, 2016 | Comments (96)

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

Business development manager for Straightpoint

Business development manager for Straightpoint

January 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Unintended luffing

Unintended luffing

January 22, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Soft Texas verge

Soft Texas verge

January 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

21 new cranes for Hewden

21 new cranes for Hewden

January 20, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Grove to launch new RT at Bauma

Grove to launch new RT at Bauma

January 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Rostock takes the lead for Liebherr Maritime

Rostock takes the lead for Liebherr Maritime

January 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

12 heavy lift cranes order for MacGregor

12 heavy lift cranes order for MacGregor

January 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

First UK Liftace 5-31 reach stacker

First UK Liftace 5-31 reach stacker

January 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane hits power lines

Crane hits power lines

January 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tony Green 1933 – 2016

Tony Green 1933 – 2016

January 15, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Dropped boom

Dropped boom

January 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane on stilts

Crane on stilts

January 15, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Another Kobelco CKE135G for BPH

Another Kobelco CKE135G for BPH

January 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in Gdansk

Crane overturn in Gdansk

January 15, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Hewden acquires Interlift

Hewden acquires Interlift

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane off road

Crane off road

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

13 big Manitowocs for Maxim

13 big Manitowocs for Maxim

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom over the road

Crane boom over the road

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns in San Diego

Crane overturns in San Diego

January 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator injured in Brussels UPDATED

January 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Tree takes crane out

Tree takes crane out

January 13, 2016 | Comments (2)

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

Clean fuel for Mammoet Netherlands

Clean fuel for Mammoet Netherlands

January 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

January 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Four 500t Liebherrs for Amquip

Four 500t Liebherrs for Amquip

January 12, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

OSHA settles fatal overturn

OSHA settles fatal overturn

January 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Link Belt upgrades HTC-3140

Link Belt upgrades HTC-3140

January 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

One Stop Rigging

One Stop Rigging

January 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Leaning tower rescued

Leaning tower rescued

January 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

New COO for Ringpower

New COO for Ringpower

January 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Auburn Crane to the rescue

Auburn Crane to the rescue

January 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

New branch for H&E

New branch for H&E

January 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Lomma files for bankruptcy

Lomma files for bankruptcy

January 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom down

Crane boom down

January 7, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

CE version of Smart-Rig crane

CE version of Smart-Rig crane

January 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Crane collapse on Thai bridge

Crane collapse on Thai bridge

January 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr Canada expands

Liebherr Canada expands

January 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

Kevin Parkes takes over at Finning UK

Kevin Parkes takes over at Finning UK

January 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

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

Who recognises this crane?

Who recognises this crane?

January 2, 2016 | Comments (3)

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

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2016 | Comments (1)

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

CIT to provide Sany finance

CIT to provide Sany finance

December 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitex sells Load King

Manitex sells Load King

December 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

KBW forms new partnership

KBW forms new partnership

December 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New CEO for Manitowoc Cranes

New CEO for Manitowoc Cranes

December 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitou appoints Walter Payton

Manitou appoints Walter Payton

December 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane fire in Singapore

Tower crane fire in Singapore

December 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Outrigger safety alert

Outrigger safety alert

December 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Bonfiglioli acquires O&K Antriebstechnik

Bonfiglioli acquires O&K Antriebstechnik

December 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Baldwins hit for £900,000

Baldwins hit for £900,000

December 22, 2015 | Comments (6)

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

New head of manufacturing at Ace

New head of manufacturing at Ace

December 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another tree another crane

Another tree another crane

December 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Wynne takes Rentalresult

Wynne takes Rentalresult

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kobelco to merge Cranes and Construction

Kobelco to merge Cranes and Construction

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

400 tonner for Mammoet Deutschland

400 tonner for Mammoet Deutschland

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

40 years with Liebherr

40 years with Liebherr

December 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

40 years of BPH

40 years of BPH

December 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Bigger Jekko pick & carry crane

Bigger Jekko pick & carry crane

December 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

More Tadano ATs for Sims

More Tadano ATs for Sims

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Comansa launches new 21LC450

Comansa launches new 21LC450

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Jekko dealer for Denmark

New Jekko dealer for Denmark

December 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mammoet expands US crane fleet

Mammoet expands US crane fleet

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Five guilty of Mecca crane disaster

Five guilty of Mecca crane disaster

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent announces management changes

Ramirent announces management changes

December 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance to participate

Last chance to participate

December 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fassi extends small crane range

Fassi extends small crane range

December 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane operator fatality

Tower crane operator fatality

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New ATs for Floßdorf

New ATs for Floßdorf

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

A miraculous escape

A miraculous escape

December 11, 2015 | Comments (4)

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

Leaving the road abruptly

Leaving the road abruptly

December 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Bauma acquires CTT

Bauma acquires CTT

December 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Essex Crane to delist

Essex Crane to delist

December 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Hewden exits cabin hire

Hewden exits cabin hire

December 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Guylain Turgeon joins Equippo

Guylain Turgeon joins Equippo

December 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Modulift adds to distribution network

Modulift adds to distribution network

December 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two Liebherr luffers for MoMA Tower

Two Liebherr luffers for MoMA Tower

December 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Imperial Crane snaps up Speedway

Imperial Crane snaps up Speedway

December 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

TII acquires Tratec

TII acquires Tratec

December 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Unic 706 goes nuclear

Unic 706 goes nuclear

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

10 Terex Gottwald harbour cranes to India

10 Terex Gottwald harbour cranes to India

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Brisbane to Sydney by bike

Brisbane to Sydney by bike

December 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Self-erecting overturn

Self-erecting overturn

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Palfinger dealer in Israel

New Palfinger dealer in Israel

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Georgia crane college opens

Georgia crane college opens

December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New director for ALE UK

New director for ALE UK

December 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Six further LR1300 for Bhoir

Six further LR1300 for Bhoir

December 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Brisbane crane acrobatics

Brisbane crane acrobatics

December 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough acquires Specialist Crane

Ainscough acquires Specialist Crane

December 5, 2015 | Comments (8)

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

Liebherr sells third LR13000

Liebherr sells third LR13000

December 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough adds new regional director

Ainscough adds new regional director

December 4, 2015 | Comments (21)

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

New Böcker cranes for 2016

New Böcker cranes for 2016

December 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

8 large Tadano RTs for Bragg

8 large Tadano RTs for Bragg

December 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

NY accepts CCO certifications

NY accepts CCO certifications

December 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Baldwins guilty of corporate manslaughter

Baldwins guilty of corporate manslaughter

December 1, 2015 | Comments (23)

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

Terry Marnock to retire

Terry Marnock to retire

December 1, 2015 | Comments (8)

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

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Digital VP for Cargotec

Digital VP for Cargotec

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

JMG crane for Mechstroymost

JMG crane for Mechstroymost

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

IMC buys 30 cranes from Prangl

IMC buys 30 cranes from Prangl

November 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Record for Hi-Viz

New Record for Hi-Viz

November 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Cranes & Access is online

Cranes & Access is online

November 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Marlboro takes LTM 1300

Marlboro takes LTM 1300

November 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tilbury takes second LHM 550

Tilbury takes second LHM 550

November 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New record for Tadano

New record for Tadano

November 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crawler crane over in Virginia

Crawler crane over in Virginia

November 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kalmar RTG cranes for Casablanca

Kalmar RTG cranes for Casablanca

November 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Soft ground overturn

Soft ground overturn

November 24, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Terex Crawler for McCrossin

Terex Crawler for McCrossin

November 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Hewden restructures sales & marketing

Hewden restructures sales & marketing

November 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Kato for Coussens

New Kato for Coussens

November 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Link Belt opens Training and QA Centre

Link Belt opens Training and QA Centre

November 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Refugees occupy tower cranes

Refugees occupy tower cranes

November 20, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Luffing jib for Jekko SPX1275CDH

Luffing jib for Jekko SPX1275CDH

November 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane finds lost septic tank

Crane finds lost septic tank

November 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

State of the art crane for Newport

State of the art crane for Newport

November 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal tower crane collapse in Vietnam

Fatal tower crane collapse in Vietnam

November 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Profits halved at Tat Hong

Profits halved at Tat Hong

November 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Off to the South Pole

Off to the South Pole

November 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Steady third quarter at Lavendon

Steady third quarter at Lavendon

November 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane knocks man from platform

Crane knocks man from platform

November 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator fatality

Crane operator fatality

November 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Solidarité

Solidarité

November 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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Tower crane comes knocking

Tower crane comes knocking

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fifth AC700 for Wiesbauer

Fifth AC700 for Wiesbauer

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease

November 13, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

500 tonner for King

500 tonner for King

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen adds third UK dealer

Sennebogen adds third UK dealer

November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

A glimpse of LiftEx 2015

A glimpse of LiftEx 2015

November 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Manitowoc MLC 650 in Australia

First Manitowoc MLC 650 in Australia

November 12, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Virgin Valla

Virgin Valla

November 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane crushes toilet

Crane crushes toilet

November 12, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Saudi clarifies crane rules

Saudi clarifies crane rules

November 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Fatal hook incident

Fatal hook incident

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New premises for Felbermayr

New premises for Felbermayr

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong tower crane float

Tat Hong tower crane float

November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

The Pylon Men

The Pylon Men

November 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Blue Hat takes on Tadano

Blue Hat takes on Tadano

November 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mixed quarter for Manitex

Mixed quarter for Manitex

November 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New National Crane

New National Crane

November 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Patrick Van Seumeren 1968 -2015

Patrick Van Seumeren 1968 -2015

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

OSHA fines to rise

OSHA fines to rise

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Red ink continues at Essex

Red ink continues at Essex

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Third quarter profits slide at Rami

Third quarter profits slide at Rami

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Three Liebherr's for Ács-Gép

Three Liebherr's for Ács-Gép

November 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Big B Crane takes First Terex HC 285

Big B Crane takes First Terex HC 285

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Isle of Wight Bocker

First Isle of Wight Bocker

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc 31000 completes first job outside of Korea

Manitowoc 31000 completes first job outside of Korea

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane driver killed in motorway crash

Crane driver killed in motorway crash

November 3, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

New GM for United Crane

New GM for United Crane

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Baldwin’s trial progresses

Baldwin’s trial progresses

November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Canadian-Irish crane operator certification

Canadian-Irish crane operator certification

November 2, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

The 2016 Vertikal Media Pack is online

The 2016 Vertikal Media Pack is online

November 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Big Manitex for Burt

Big Manitex for Burt

November 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Higher revenues, lower profits at Kobelco

Higher revenues, lower profits at Kobelco

October 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Empire adds Kobelco

Empire adds Kobelco

October 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Better quarter for H&E

Better quarter for H&E

October 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Crane drops 20%

Manitowoc Crane drops 20%

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Glen Tellock quits Manitowoc

Glen Tellock quits Manitowoc

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane strikes Hong airport bridge

Crane strikes Hong airport bridge

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns in Denver

Crane overturns in Denver

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mammoet expands UK crane fleet

Mammoet expands UK crane fleet

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Anna Hyvönen to leave Rami

Anna Hyvönen to leave Rami

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mobile Portal harbour crane for Rotterdam

Mobile Portal harbour crane for Rotterdam

October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Berry goes first

Berry goes first

October 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

ALE opens first office in China

ALE opens first office in China

October 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane jib down in Tel Aviv

Tower crane jib down in Tel Aviv

October 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two Terex cranes for Kelley Equipment

Two Terex cranes for Kelley Equipment

October 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr opens for service in Colombia

Liebherr opens for service in Colombia

October 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kran & Bühne is on line

Kran & Bühne is on line

October 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky escape in crane brake failure

Lucky escape in crane brake failure

October 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Electric crane from Wagenborg

Electric crane from Wagenborg

October 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane brings down boom lift

Crane brings down boom lift

October 22, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

New Tadano ATF70G-4 for Horizon

New Tadano ATF70G-4 for Horizon

October 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

C&A Online

C&A Online

October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another tough quarter for Terex Cranes

Another tough quarter for Terex Cranes

October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

20th Liebherr for Astro

20th Liebherr for Astro

October 21, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Six new Liebherrs for Scholpp

Six new Liebherrs for Scholpp

October 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Riding the nose

Riding the nose

October 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Kato for Sutch

New Kato for Sutch

October 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

200 tonner for Cork Crane Hire

200 tonner for Cork Crane Hire

October 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Fatal shipyard crane collapse

Fatal shipyard crane collapse

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two more Kobelco Cranes for Murphy

Two more Kobelco Cranes for Murphy

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom collapse in Atlanta

Crane boom collapse in Atlanta

October 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ron DeFeo retires

Ron DeFeo retires

October 15, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Manitowoc downgrades forecasts

Manitowoc downgrades forecasts

October 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Spider cranes for rent

Spider cranes for rent

October 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Dutch crane mess cleared

Dutch crane mess cleared

October 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

New crane training college

New crane training college

October 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator rescued

Crane operator rescued

October 9, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

October 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Basic superlift?

Basic superlift?

October 9, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Articulated Maeda for City Lifting

Articulated Maeda for City Lifting

October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Gatwick Plant acquired

Gatwick Plant acquired

October 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Kalmar cranes for Colombia

Kalmar cranes for Colombia

October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

750 tonne Liebherr for Whyte

750 tonne Liebherr for Whyte

October 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Truck crane overturn

Truck crane overturn

October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Health checks for crane operators

Health checks for crane operators

October 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Two offshore cranes for Brazil

Two offshore cranes for Brazil

October 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tadano to build new crane plant

Tadano to build new crane plant

October 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

400 tonner for Babcock

400 tonner for Babcock

October 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane fire in Germany

Crane fire in Germany

October 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Essex cuts back

Essex cuts back

October 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Italy alive and kicking at GIS

Italy alive and kicking at GIS

October 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Jekko mini crane

New Jekko mini crane

October 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kobe cuts forecasts

Kobe cuts forecasts

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Hartela to transfer equipment to Ramirent

Hartela to transfer equipment to Ramirent

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First heavy-lift LHM 800

First heavy-lift LHM 800

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Baldwins trial to go ahead

Baldwins trial to go ahead

September 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Boom Booster for Superlift 3800

Boom Booster for Superlift 3800

September 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Trailer crane overturn

Trailer crane overturn

September 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

AB2000 relocates

AB2000 relocates

September 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Wider availability for Samson KZ-100

Wider availability for Samson KZ-100

September 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Foundation crane tips

Foundation crane tips

September 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New products from Alimak

New products from Alimak

September 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

More Sennebogens for Antartica

More Sennebogens for Antartica

September 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen expands facility

Sennebogen expands facility

September 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First LTM 1400 in Michigan

First LTM 1400 in Michigan

September 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

NMT acquires transport company

NMT acquires transport company

September 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr clears Mecca crane

Liebherr clears Mecca crane

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kenneth Barnes 1934-2015

Kenneth Barnes 1934-2015

September 23, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Huisman celebrates China milestone

Huisman celebrates China milestone

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Liebherr Crawler for Crane Service

First Liebherr Crawler for Crane Service

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ex-Terex CFO penalised

Ex-Terex CFO penalised

September 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Further expansion at Lift

Further expansion at Lift

September 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

NMT takes another Böcker

NMT takes another Böcker

September 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Spierings unveiled

New Spierings unveiled

September 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Seven die in crane incident

Seven die in crane incident

September 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

September 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Self-erector tips

Self-erector tips

September 21, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Fifth Terex 3800 for Steil

Fifth Terex 3800 for Steil

September 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Verticaaldagen in a new format

Verticaaldagen in a new format

September 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mammoet and Sankyu JV

Mammoet and Sankyu JV

September 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

City Lifting takes first GMK6400 in UK

City Lifting takes first GMK6400 in UK

September 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Negligence and weather caused Mecca crane overturn

Negligence and weather caused Mecca crane overturn

September 16, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

ADMA renews offshore crane contract

ADMA renews offshore crane contract

September 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

In memory of Simon Wilkinson

In memory of Simon Wilkinson

September 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane slew ring  bolts shear

Crane slew ring bolts shear

September 16, 2015 | Comments (3)

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

The latest Cranes & Access is on line

The latest Cranes & Access is on line

September 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New CEO at Samson

New CEO at Samson

September 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

30,000 photos

30,000 photos

September 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two new Groves for Nostokonepalvelu

Two new Groves for Nostokonepalvelu

September 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Death toll in crawler crane overturn exceeds 100

Death toll in crawler crane overturn exceeds 100

September 11, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Platformers better than ever

Platformers better than ever

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

A tribute to victims of terrorism

A tribute to victims of terrorism

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Wind crawler overturn

Wind crawler overturn

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Hybrid port crane for Vienna

New Hybrid port crane for Vienna

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Rough Terrain crane overturn

Rough Terrain crane overturn

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Report raises tower crane concerns

Report raises tower crane concerns

September 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger moves into new HQ

Palfinger moves into new HQ

September 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Jobs jobs jobs

Jobs jobs jobs

September 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Four STSs for St. Petersburg

Four STSs for St. Petersburg

September 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New LTM1300 for King

New LTM1300 for King

September 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kato returns

Kato returns

September 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

100t Tadano for County Lifting

100t Tadano for County Lifting

September 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Link Belt truck crane

New Link Belt truck crane

September 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane causes building collapse

Crane causes building collapse

September 3, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

New self-erector from Arcomet

New self-erector from Arcomet

September 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc files separation forms

Manitowoc files separation forms

September 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Falling jib injures two

Falling jib injures two

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New CFO for Eberspächer UK

New CFO for Eberspächer UK

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck overturn

Boom truck overturn

August 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

1,200 Hiab cranes for India

1,200 Hiab cranes for India

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes Service takes 4

Cranes Service takes 4

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane takes dip in Gold Coast

Crane takes dip in Gold Coast

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Terex cranes for NMT

New Terex cranes for NMT

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Wolff 700 in USA

First Wolff 700 in USA

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Manitowoc MLC650

First Manitowoc MLC650

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane failure

Tower crane failure

August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ritchie Bros crane sale

Ritchie Bros crane sale

August 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Three fall from crane

Three fall from crane

August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Truck takes crane over

Truck takes crane over

August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tim Ford leaves Terex

Tim Ford leaves Terex

August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Treffler refurbs Terex

Treffler refurbs Terex

August 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Grove for Sommer

First Grove for Sommer

August 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Big Colombian deal for Kalmar

Big Colombian deal for Kalmar

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex/Konecrane deal questioned

Terex/Konecrane deal questioned

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First job for Manitowoc MLC300

First job for Manitowoc MLC300

August 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Link Belt to launch new 90t RT

Link Belt to launch new 90t RT

August 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crawler recovered

Crawler recovered

August 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

The latest K&B is online

The latest K&B is online

August 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Taiwan exchange for Tat Hong China

Taiwan exchange for Tat Hong China

August 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent wins NCC mill contract

Ramirent wins NCC mill contract

August 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane suicide

Crane suicide

August 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Texas crane overturn

Texas crane overturn

August 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex and Konecranes to merge

Terex and Konecranes to merge

August 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

New flagship crane for Emerson

New flagship crane for Emerson

August 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Dropped steeple

Dropped steeple

August 10, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Revenues soar but profits fall at Manitex

Revenues soar but profits fall at Manitex

August 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Climbing collapse

Climbing collapse

August 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Canadian draft standards

Canadian draft standards

August 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Big order for Modulift

Big order for Modulift

August 6, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Sales pick up at Essex but losses continue

Sales pick up at Essex but losses continue

August 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent bounces back

Ramirent bounces back

August 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Top 30 rental companies

Top 30 rental companies

August 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

NCCCO acquires IAI

NCCCO acquires IAI

August 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New 125 tonne tele crawler

New 125 tonne tele crawler

August 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Major crane incident in Netherlands

Major crane incident in Netherlands

August 3, 2015 | Comments (5)

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

$95.8 million damages for fatal crane incident

$95.8 million damages for fatal crane incident

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tough quarter for H&E

Tough quarter for H&E

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Testing one two three

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Simon Wilkinson funeral

Simon Wilkinson funeral

July 31, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Palfinger up 14%

Palfinger up 14%

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes on plan

Terex Cranes on plan

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Sorry for the disruption

Sorry for the disruption

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Crane slumps 17.5%

Manitowoc Crane slumps 17.5%

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New head for Manitowoc food

New head for Manitowoc food

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

200t for ESB Kranverleih

200t for ESB Kranverleih

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Potain MCT 85 in Cambodia

First Potain MCT 85 in Cambodia

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Sales manager for Mitas

Sales manager for Mitas

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Scott takes 1,000th Tadano

Scott takes 1,000th Tadano

July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Simon Wilkinson R.I.P

Simon Wilkinson R.I.P

July 28, 2015 | Comments (11)

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

Manitowoc to open European test centre

Manitowoc to open European test centre

July 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Profit slip at Kobelco Cranes

Profit slip at Kobelco Cranes

July 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

70t Tadano for Millennium

70t Tadano for Millennium

July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New flagship for Schares

New flagship for Schares

July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Orlaco teams up with Stoneridge

Orlaco teams up with Stoneridge

July 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Under the influence?

Under the influence?

July 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Cummins consolidates in Singapore

Cummins consolidates in Singapore

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr in 100 countries

Liebherr in 100 countries

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Australia restructures

Manitowoc Australia restructures

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in Florida

Crane overturn in Florida

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Hüffermann electric crane

New Hüffermann electric crane

July 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crowland apprentice win

Crowland apprentice win

July 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane flip

Crane flip

July 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Operator succumbs to heart attack

Operator succumbs to heart attack

July 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex 5600 for Wissel

Terex 5600 for Wissel

July 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane overturn

July 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access digital

Cranes & Access digital

July 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two more Tadanos for Horizon

Two more Tadanos for Horizon

July 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger upbeat

Palfinger upbeat

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kobleco Cranes and Construction to merge

Kobleco Cranes and Construction to merge

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Family fund raising

Family fund raising

July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Big Jekko for mover

Big Jekko for mover

July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

'Brand ambassador’ for Raimondi

'Brand ambassador’ for Raimondi

July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

More Tadanos for M&M

More Tadanos for M&M

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

Grove GMK4100L for Hird

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Potain dealer for Russia

New Potain dealer for Russia

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane flexibility

Tower crane flexibility

July 13, 2015 | Comments (3)

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

German move for Kobelco Cranes

German move for Kobelco Cranes

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Explorer 5500 for Mammoet

Terex Explorer 5500 for Mammoet

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Product manager for Tadano America

Product manager for Tadano America

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Third MCi 85 for Shree Balaji

Third MCi 85 for Shree Balaji

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Ship crane failure

Ship crane failure

July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

54 Liebherrs for Ainscough

54 Liebherrs for Ainscough

July 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane collapse in Cameroon

July 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Turkish lifting event

Turkish lifting event

July 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

1,000th Liebherr offshore order

1,000th Liebherr offshore order

July 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex harbour crane for Italy

Terex harbour crane for Italy

July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New 300 tonner for KVN

New 300 tonner for KVN

July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Essex Crane abandons sale

Essex Crane abandons sale

July 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Bsi Safe use of cranes draft

Bsi Safe use of cranes draft

July 7, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

New 1.5 x 1.5 polythene mats

New 1.5 x 1.5 polythene mats

July 7, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

BP extends EnerMech contract

BP extends EnerMech contract

July 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck tips in Pittsburgh

Boom truck tips in Pittsburgh

July 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

M&M takes two

M&M takes two

July 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane art

Crane art

July 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another Böcker for the UK

Another Böcker for the UK

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Modulift and IMES form JV

Modulift and IMES form JV

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Superlift 3800 for Weldex

Terex Superlift 3800 for Weldex

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Effer goes national in Australia

Effer goes national in Australia

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

200t Liebherr for Rech

200t Liebherr for Rech

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Bungee jump goes wrong

Bungee jump goes wrong

June 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Vertikal Days 2016 - dates confirmed

Vertikal Days 2016 - dates confirmed

June 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Barnhart acquires Sicklesteel

Barnhart acquires Sicklesteel

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Record Raptor?

Record Raptor?

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Weldex adds to Liebherr order

Weldex adds to Liebherr order

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Sarens forms Chinese joint venture

Sarens forms Chinese joint venture

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane collapse in Switzerland

Tower crane collapse in Switzerland

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kran & Bühne is now online

Kran & Bühne is now online

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mammoet completes plant move

Mammoet completes plant move

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

MCS adds S.Africa distributor

MCS adds S.Africa distributor

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fire destroys boom truck

Fire destroys boom truck

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Polish rental association

Polish rental association

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

More Jekko SPX424 sales

More Jekko SPX424 sales

June 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Imperial expands fleet

Imperial expands fleet

June 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another outrigger overturn

Another outrigger overturn

June 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex snaps up subcontractor in N.Ireland

Terex snaps up subcontractor in N.Ireland

June 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal fall for crane operator

Fatal fall for crane operator

June 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Potain city crane range

New Potain city crane range

June 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two tower crane elevators from Potain

Two tower crane elevators from Potain

June 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex adds to environmental division

Terex adds to environmental division

June 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove for Quinto

New Grove for Quinto

June 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Terex AC100/4L for Kurth

Terex AC100/4L for Kurth

June 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Grove ATs for US Army

Grove ATs for US Army

June 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

A lift spectacular from Liebherr

A lift spectacular from Liebherr

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Heavy wind topples crane

Heavy wind topples crane

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr Customer Days in Pictures

Liebherr Customer Days in Pictures

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Liebherr 500t crawler

New Liebherr 500t crawler

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong sells Queensland facility

Tat Hong sells Queensland facility

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex sells Australian distributor

Terex sells Australian distributor

June 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another overturn

Another overturn

June 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

IMT gears up

IMT gears up

June 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another outrigger overturn

Another outrigger overturn

June 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mobile tower crane overturn

Mobile tower crane overturn

June 16, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

300 tonner for Spallek

300 tonner for Spallek

June 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

June 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New head for Sparrows Group USA

New head for Sparrows Group USA

June 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane fatality at Penn State

June 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

OBE for GGR's Gill Riley

OBE for GGR's Gill Riley

June 12, 2015 | Comments (4)

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

Tadano launches 600t ATF600G-8

Tadano launches 600t ATF600G-8

June 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Eight big crawlers for Bay

Eight big crawlers for Bay

June 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex duo for Czech

Terex duo for Czech

June 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Self-erector falls in Liege

Self-erector falls in Liege

June 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane over in Austin

Crane over in Austin

June 10, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New flagship for Hüffermann

New flagship for Hüffermann

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Tier 4 straddle carriers for US

First Tier 4 straddle carriers for US

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tough year for Liebherr

Tough year for Liebherr

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Merkel snaps up Grove 5250

Merkel snaps up Grove 5250

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New sales VP for Talbert

New sales VP for Talbert

June 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New COO for Essex

New COO for Essex

June 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Potain MCT 205 in Vietnam

First Potain MCT 205 in Vietnam

June 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

A bridge too far

A bridge too far

June 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc adds in Burma

Manitowoc adds in Burma

June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Big Liebherr order by Quigley

Big Liebherr order by Quigley

June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Overturning boom truck hits lift

Overturning boom truck hits lift

June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Manitowoc for Bigge

New Manitowoc for Bigge

June 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New sales director for Liebherr Maritime

New sales director for Liebherr Maritime

June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong decline continues

Tat Hong decline continues

June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Families win ruling in Lomma civil trial

Families win ruling in Lomma civil trial

June 2, 2015 | Comments (4)

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

Fatality at crane yard

June 1, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Load dropped in NY

Load dropped in NY

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Largest single order for Kuiphuis

Largest single order for Kuiphuis

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

300t crawler for Crane Service

300t crawler for Crane Service

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger appoints in Malaysia

Palfinger appoints in Malaysia

May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator fatality

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New name for Easi-UpLifts

New name for Easi-UpLifts

May 28, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Two crawlers for Viking

Two crawlers for Viking

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First GMK6400 for Mexico

First GMK6400 for Mexico

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Industry veteran joins Acme

Industry veteran joins Acme

May 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

AC 100 for Abu Dhabi

AC 100 for Abu Dhabi

May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

W.Schnitger takes on R&B cranes

W.Schnitger takes on R&B cranes

May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower does big turbine lift

Tower does big turbine lift

May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex celebrates 20 years in France

Terex celebrates 20 years in France

May 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New crane for Community Tree

New crane for Community Tree

May 26, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Wolffkran confirms HTC acquisition

Wolffkran confirms HTC acquisition

May 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Raymond E Kane 1928-2015

May 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Maxim acquires in Florida

Maxim acquires in Florida

May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal tower crane collapse

Fatal tower crane collapse

May 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Crane overturn in NJ

Crane overturn in NJ

May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New president for Ritchie Bros

New president for Ritchie Bros

May 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

400 tonner for Elcon

400 tonner for Elcon

May 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

PM & ASV boost Manitex

PM & ASV boost Manitex

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New 50 tonne Sennebogen

New 50 tonne Sennebogen

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns in Baltimore

Crane overturns in Baltimore

May 20, 2015 | Comments (3)

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

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

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

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Flat revenues at Hertz

Flat revenues at Hertz

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Soft ground causes overturn

Soft ground causes overturn

May 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

May 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Third PA location for Maxim

Third PA location for Maxim

May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal tower crane collapse

Fatal tower crane collapse

May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

UPDATED - More glimpses of Vertikal Days

UPDATED - More glimpses of Vertikal Days

May 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Successful first day at Vertikal Days

Successful first day at Vertikal Days

May 14, 2015 | Comments (4)

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

Vertikal Days opens today

Vertikal Days opens today

May 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another Jekko for Herpertz

Another Jekko for Herpertz

May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Vertikal Days 2015 opens on Wednesday

Vertikal Days 2015 opens on Wednesday

May 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Kran & Bühne is on line

Kran & Bühne is on line

May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Maedas to France

Maedas to France

May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom down

Crane boom down

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Hird adds Maeda spider cranes

Hird adds Maeda spider cranes

May 8, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

New VP engineering for Talbert

New VP engineering for Talbert

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane caught in fire

Crane caught in fire

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Valla for Mitas Tires

Valla for Mitas Tires

May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Terex crawler for Aertssen

Terex crawler for Aertssen

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Effer/CTE add Turkish dealer

Effer/CTE add Turkish dealer

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crawler over

Crawler over

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Empire takes on Wolffkran

Empire takes on Wolffkran

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Huisman CEO to step down

Huisman CEO to step down

May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

LR 11350 for Scandinavia

LR 11350 for Scandinavia

May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Essex challenged

Essex challenged

May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator dies in fall

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New communications SVP for Cargotec

New communications SVP for Cargotec

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kulawik joins BMS

Kulawik joins BMS

May 5, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

65th Liebherr for Emsley

65th Liebherr for Emsley

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky escape in Bangkok

Lucky escape in Bangkok

May 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove for Brendon Penn

New Grove for Brendon Penn

May 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Slower start for H&E

Slower start for H&E

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Safety accreditation for Merritts

Safety accreditation for Merritts

May 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another positive quarter for Terex Cranes

Another positive quarter for Terex Cranes

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two big Liebherrs for Dornseiff

Two big Liebherrs for Dornseiff

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

NCSG acquires B&G

NCSG acquires B&G

April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Slow start for Manitowoc Cranes

Slow start for Manitowoc Cranes

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access on line

Cranes & Access on line

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr unveils LTC 1045 successor

Liebherr unveils LTC 1045 successor

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

TNT acquires RMS Cranes

TNT acquires RMS Cranes

April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Kobelco Cranes jumps 25%

Kobelco Cranes jumps 25%

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First 5800s in Switzerland

First 5800s in Switzerland

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Huisman opens Brazilian facility

Huisman opens Brazilian facility

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Glorias for PD Port

Glorias for PD Port

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Coastline takes on Shuttlelift

Coastline takes on Shuttlelift

April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two 750 tonners for Windhoist

Two 750 tonners for Windhoist

April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New leader for Terex Material Handling

New leader for Terex Material Handling

April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Stirnimann celebrates 100

Stirnimann celebrates 100

April 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

April 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

A few more shots from Intermat

A few more shots from Intermat

April 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Groves and Manitowocs for Asiagroup

Groves and Manitowocs for Asiagroup

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Intermat opens today

Intermat opens today

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Peter Allison 1924-2015

Peter Allison 1924-2015

April 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong profit warning

Tat Hong profit warning

April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane collapse

Tower crane collapse

April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc wins against Sany

Manitowoc wins against Sany

April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Comansa takes control of Chinese JV

Comansa takes control of Chinese JV

April 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New Liebherr for Herbold

New Liebherr for Herbold

April 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New cranes and telehandlers for ALL

New cranes and telehandlers for ALL

April 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First Liftace for Belgium

First Liftace for Belgium

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crawler crane overturn

Crawler crane overturn

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane tips in yard

Crane tips in yard

April 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Essex looks for alternatives

Essex looks for alternatives

April 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong sells Malaysian premises

Tat Hong sells Malaysian premises

April 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal load drop in Taiwan

Fatal load drop in Taiwan

April 13, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

Vertikal Intermat Guide

Vertikal Intermat Guide

April 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

HTC ownership change

HTC ownership change

April 10, 2015 | Comments (3)

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

Thai crane

Thai crane

April 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two Groves for Ellis

Two Groves for Ellis

April 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc adds to Nicaraguan distribution

Manitowoc adds to Nicaraguan distribution

April 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

First UK Explorer 5500

First UK Explorer 5500

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Topless for Datem

Topless for Datem

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Riwal supplies Prangl

Riwal supplies Prangl

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator fatality

Crane operator fatality

April 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New 250t Grove AT

New 250t Grove AT

April 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in Dallas

Crane overturn in Dallas

April 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

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

Two Vallas for Cooper Tires

Two Vallas for Cooper Tires

April 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

10 GMK4100L for Kuwait

10 GMK4100L for Kuwait

April 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Mega contract for Mammoet

Mega contract for Mammoet

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr acquires Hong Kong dealer

Liebherr acquires Hong Kong dealer

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Another tree another crane

Another tree another crane

April 1, 2015 | Comments (2)

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

First SCX1000A-3 in Holland

First SCX1000A-3 in Holland

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

New distributor for IMT

New distributor for IMT

April 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Two new Liebherr cranes for Emerson

Two new Liebherr cranes for Emerson

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

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

Four more Kobelcos for Weldex

Four more Kobelcos for Weldex

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Weldex has taken delivery of four new Kobelco CKE G series crawler cranes »

Carlyle exits China Crane

Carlyle exits China Crane

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Carlyle has sold its share of China Crane Investment Holdings leaving Cargotec as the sole shareholder. »

Crane overturns in Lichtenstein

Crane overturns in Lichtenstein

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile industrial crane overturned last week in Lichtenstein, while carrying a large concrete panel »

Tower crane overturns in Mannheim

Tower crane overturns in Mannheim

March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self erecting tower crane overturned onto a building in Mannheim, Germany on Thursday »

Oaktree takes Ainscough

Oaktree takes Ainscough

March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

US-based Oaktree Capital Management has purchased UK based Ainscough Crane Hire »

First Tadano AT for Emsley

First Tadano AT for Emsley

March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Emsley Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Tadano All Terrain crane, an ATF 40G-2 »

Magna adds to German coverage

Magna adds to German coverage

March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Magna Tyres has appointed Reifen Helm to distribute its OTR and MTP tyre ranges in Northern Germany »

Hewden raises £135m

Hewden raises £135m

March 27, 2015 | Comments (2)

UK rental company Hewden has secured a new £135 million credit line, from Bank of America and five other banks »

Stuart Smith 1948 - 2015

Stuart Smith 1948 - 2015

March 27, 2015 | Comments (11)

We have received the news that Stuart Smith, founder and past owner of Peterborough Crane Hire, has died UPDATED »

Crane auction raises $35 million

Crane auction raises $35 million

March 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The cranes in the Energy auction in Casper, Wyoming, yesterday fetched $35 million, and the overall sale $54 million »

750 tonne Liebherr for Baldwins

750 tonne Liebherr for Baldwins

March 26, 2015 | Comments (8)

UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom truck crane »

Tadano to expand Mantis plant

Tadano to expand Mantis plant

March 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano is investing $2.5 million to expand its Mantis crawler crane plant in Richlands, Virginia, adding 25 new jobs »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

March 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital edition of our German language magazine Kran & Bühne is now on-line and available to download »

Liebherr opens maritime centre

Liebherr opens maritime centre

March 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Africa has opened a maritime crane sales and service centre in Durban, South Africa. »

Better quarter for Essex

Better quarter for Essex

March 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane has posted its 2014 results after a delayto review potential issues with past reporting »

Grove GHC demo launch

Grove GHC demo launch

March 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched its new GHC telescopic crawler cranes to customers at its Shady Grove factory plant »

Bridge launcher crane collapse

Bridge launcher crane collapse

March 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

A bridge launcher crane helping build a new elevated highway in Manila, the Philippines collapsed yesterday »

40t Tadano for Ellis

40t Tadano for Ellis

March 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane hire company Ellis Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF 40G-2 All Terrain crane »

Fangmann expands fleet

Fangmann expands fleet

March 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane and transport company Fangmann Industrie has taken delivery of a LTM 1130-5.1 All Terrain crane »

Articulated STS cranes for Australia

Articulated STS cranes for Australia

March 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Australian port operator Patrick Stevedores has ordered four Liebherr ship to shore cranes »

Fatal crane jump

Fatal crane jump

March 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

A man died yesterday after jumping into the water from the Hikitia floating crane in Wellington, New Zealand »

Another crane fire

Another crane fire

March 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane caught fire yesterday while travelling on the Dundee to Aberdeen road near Forfar, Scotland. »

First Grove for Horizon

First Grove for Horizon

March 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Falkirk based Horizon has taken delivery of its first Grove crane – a 300 tonne GMK6300L All Terrain »

Dropped beam proves fatal

Dropped beam proves fatal

March 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

A 20 metre I-beam slipped from a mobile crane in Barra Mansa, Brazil last month killing a passing pedestrian »

Repeat order for J&D Pierce

Repeat order for J&D Pierce

March 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Scottish steelwork contractor J&D Pierce has taken delivery of a second Grove GMK4100L and Grove GMK3055 »

Business development role at Quinto

Business development role at Quinto

March 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK rental company Quinto Crane & Plant has appointed Richard Cross as UK Development manager »

Sany rebrands in Europe

Sany rebrands in Europe

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sany Germany, the wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Sany, has rebranded as Sany Europe »

Crane knocks road sign onto bus

Crane knocks road sign onto bus

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Eight people were injured after a crane knocked a large road sign down onto a bus in Seattle. »

Tat Hong sells Singapore yard

Tat Hong sells Singapore yard

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has sold one of its facilities in Singapore as part of its plan to raise cash and reduce costs »

300t Eurogru for S.Korea

300t Eurogru for S.Korea

March 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Italian crane manufacturer Eurogru Amici has delivered a 300 tonne 300.23 to Daejin Crane of South Korea »

Terry Duxbury R.I.P

Terry Duxbury R.I.P

March 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have just received the news of the death of crane driver and Lifting World website owner Terry Duxbury. »

Manitowoc completes VPC-MAX testing

Manitowoc completes VPC-MAX testing

March 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has completed the testing of its MLC650 crawler crane fitted with its VPC-MAX superlift attachment »

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

March 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

The next issue of Cranes & Access goes to print later this week so if you are looking work get in touch »

New 145t RT for Ravago

New 145t RT for Ravago

March 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Phillipines based Ravago Equipment Rentals has taken delivery of a new 145 tonne Tadano GR-1450EX. »

Liebherr provides rescue sheets

Liebherr provides rescue sheets

March 16, 2015 | Comments (1)

Liebherr will provide rescue sheets for its mobile cranes in order to assist with crane recovery following an incident. »

Palfinger starts JVs in Russia

Palfinger starts JVs in Russia

March 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger and Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz have officially begun its two joint ventures in Russia. »

First new Liebherr for Tonhout

First new Liebherr for Tonhout

March 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane company Tonhout Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first new Liebherr crane »

Empire relocates in NJ

Empire relocates in NJ

March 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane distributor Empire Crane Company has relocated its New Jersey operations to new larger premises »

Dennis Fokko Doornbos 1950 – 2015

Dennis Fokko Doornbos 1950 – 2015

March 15, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have just heard the sad news that Dennis Doornbos of Dutch crane and access rental company Doornbos Equipment has died. UPDATED »

Major crane auction

Major crane auction

March 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ritchie Bros will sell the Energy Crane fleet in Casper, Wyoming, later this month »

Link Belt moves into South Africa

Link Belt moves into South Africa

March 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt has appointed Eqstra Industrial Equipment of South Africa as its distributor for Southern Africa »

New CFO for Iron Planet

New CFO for Iron Planet

March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Online auction house Iron Planet has appointed Debbie Schleicher as its new chief financial officer »

Flextrack appoints UK distributor

Flextrack appoints UK distributor

March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Danish tracking solutions provider Flextrack has appointed AMI as its distributor for the UK. »

Liebherr launches largest LHM

Liebherr launches largest LHM

March 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched its new 308 tonne flagship mobile harbour crane – its largest to date. »

New sales head for Outreach

New sales head for Outreach

March 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane, access and offshore supplier Outreach has appointed Ian Valentine as general manager, sales »

Bonfiglioli acquires Comer wheel drives

Bonfiglioli acquires Comer wheel drives

March 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bonfiglioli Riduttori has taken over the wheel and track drive product lines of Comer Industries. »

Another Tadano for Stoddart

Another Tadano for Stoddart

March 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Stoddart Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF130G »

Crane overturn in Singapore

Crane overturn in Singapore

March 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane overturned yesterday at a job site in the Jurong area of Singapore »

First female crane operator

First female crane operator

March 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hong Kong has certified its first female crane operator, Janet Wong, 25, following 10 weeks of training »

First new crane for Highcliffe

First new crane for Highcliffe

March 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Yorkshire crane rental company Highcliffe Engineering has taken delivery of a 40 tonne ATF 40G-2 All Terrain crane »

Georgia takes Konecranes RTGs

Georgia takes Konecranes RTGs

March 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

US port operator Georgia Ports Authority has ordered 10 electric RTG cranes for its terminal in Savannah »

Further profit falls at Manitex

Further profit falls at Manitex

March 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and container handling company Manitex has reported a sharp drop in profits for 2014, on higher revenues. »

Potain Igo T85As for Mantis

Potain Igo T85As for Mantis

March 5, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK based Mantis Cranes has taken delivery of the country's first two Potain Igo T85A self-erectors »

Terex issues counterfeit warning

Terex issues counterfeit warning

March 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex has issued a warning regarding counterfeit Terex/Demag crawler cranes originating from South Korea. »

Upgrade for Liebherr’s LR1750

Upgrade for Liebherr’s LR1750

March 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has upgraded its 750 tonne LR1750 crawler crane to provide increased lifting capacities »

Dropped load proves fatal

Dropped load proves fatal

March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man in a platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a concrete panel on him in Tromsø, Norway »

Bob Dickey R.I.P

March 4, 2015 | Comments (2)

We have just received the news that UK crane hire owner Bob Dickey passed away last Thursday following a long illness »

More pictures of Tadano’s big new crane

More pictures of Tadano’s big new crane

March 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have received several pictures of Tadano’s new 600t+ All Terrain crane and its 'Triple Boom' concept. »

Manitowoc expands in Argentina

Manitowoc expands in Argentina

March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Buenos Aires-based Covema has been appointed the distributor of Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Argentina. »

Record year for Liebherr offshore cranes

Record year for Liebherr offshore cranes

March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr offshore cranes has reported a record year for 2014 delivering more than twice as many cranes »

Essex delays results

Essex delays results

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based crawler crane rental specialist has announced an open ended delay to the release of its 2014 results »

Tutt Bryant premises sold

Tutt Bryant premises sold

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has announced the sale and lease back of property in Australia occupied by subsidiary Tutt Bryant »

Range of Unic spiders for Høyde

Range of Unic spiders for Høyde

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Norwegian rental company Høydespesialisten has taken delivery of a range of four Unic spider cranes »

Burt acquires Biondi

Burt acquires Biondi

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Burt Crane & Rigging has expanded its services in New York and New England with the acquisition of Biondi Rigging »

Near miss in Zeebrugge

Near miss in Zeebrugge

March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane dropped its load into passing traffic last week in the town of Zeebrugge, Belgium »

Stirnimann takes on Potain in Austria

Stirnimann takes on Potain in Austria

February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Stirnimann, the long-time Swiss Potain and Grove distributor, has added Austria to its Potain territory »

Record year for H&E Equipment

Record year for H&E Equipment

February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based H&E Equipment has reported revenues of $1.09 billion, with pre-tax profits up over 42 percent »

Crane flip in Miami

Crane flip in Miami

February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

A 6x6 boom-truck flipped onto its side in Miami yesterday, the cause is far from clear, as the incident was »

Mavebo adds two spider cranes

Mavebo adds two spider cranes

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dutch firm Mavebo has added two UNIC spider cranes to its hire fleet. »

MOBA expands

MOBA expands

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

MOBA has opened a subsidiary in Brazil and has started building a new production hall in Germany »

Terex launches free online lift planner

Terex launches free online lift planner

February 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

Terex Cranes has launched the Terex Liftplan - a free online lift planning tool »

New MD for Wolffkran Austria

New MD for Wolffkran Austria

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Wolffkran has appointed Dieter Reuberger as managing director of its Austrian subsidiary »

LHM 420 for the Netherlands

LHM 420 for the Netherlands

February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Swiss bulk handling company Pacorini has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LHM 420 in the Netherlands »

Vp ahead of market expectations

Vp ahead of market expectations

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based rental group Vp has issued an interim statement regarding its performance since November. »

Linden Comansa appoints in Norway

Linden Comansa appoints in Norway

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tower crane company Craneway has been appointed Norwegian distributor of Linden Comansa »

Super heavy glass lifter from Hird

Super heavy glass lifter from Hird

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

The 3,500kg capacity Hydraulica 3500 vacuum lifter is now available in the UK »

8 Böckers for Ainscough

8 Böckers for Ainscough

February 23, 2015 | Comments (2)

Ainscough Crane Hire has started taking delivery of eight new Böcker AK44/4000 truck mounted cranes »

First GMK6400 in Australia

First GMK6400 in Australia

February 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

South Australia based Fleurieu Cranes has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 to arrive in Australia »

Omni-directional platform

Omni-directional platform

February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bailey Speciality is introducing an omni-directional, work platform for its Brandon tool carrier at the ARA »

Allison celebrates centennial

Allison celebrates centennial

February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based automatic transmissions manufacturer Allison Transmission is celebrating 100 years in business »

HSE appoints head of construction

HSE appoints head of construction

February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Peter Baker as chief inspector of construction »

Nottrott takes HK65

Nottrott takes HK65

February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

German steel erector, Metallbau Nottrott has taken delivery of a Tadano Faun HK65 truck mounted crane »

600+ tonne Tadano

600+ tonne Tadano

February 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have finally received a few details of the new Tadano flagship crane currently in development »

Southern takes first 5600 in UK

Southern takes first 5600 in UK

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Southern Cranes has taken delivery of the UK’s first Terex Explorer 5600 All Terrain crane »

Ivor Kiddle 1925-2015

Ivor Kiddle 1925-2015

February 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

We have just received the sad news that Ivor Kiddle, founder of UK based Quinto Crane passed away on Saturday »

Load tangles in power lines

Load tangles in power lines

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator lifting a long load in Halifax, Nova Scotia, yesterday entangled it in power lines running along the site, cutting of power to over 1,500 local homes. »

Boom truck crushes car

Boom truck crushes car

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned in a car park in Tiverton Rhode-Island yesterday, with the boom landing on a car »

Crane operator fatality

February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator died on Tuesday in Portland, Oregon, after a load slipped from its rigging and landed on the crane cab »

Quarterly profit jump at Terex Cranes

Quarterly profit jump at Terex Cranes

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a solid increase in profits for the fourth quarter on slightly lower revenues. »

17 Tadanos for ALL Erection

17 Tadanos for ALL Erection

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

US-based crane and access rental company ALL Erection & Crane Rental has ordered 17 Tadano RT and AT cranes »

Coussens adds its first Challenger

Coussens adds its first Challenger

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Coussens has taken delivery of a 55 tonne Terex 3160 Challenger All Terrain crane »

Africa’s first GMK 6400 for Mobicrane

Africa’s first GMK 6400 for Mobicrane

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ghanaian rental company Mobicrane has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Africa »

New SC&RA Foundation scholarship

New SC&RA Foundation scholarship

February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Frank Bardonaro has established an SC&R Foundation Scholarship in memory of his father »

Crane Industry Services adds to training team

Crane Industry Services adds to training team

February 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

Crane Industry Services of Atlanta, Georgia, has appointed Gary Lloyd as Crane & Rigging Specialist. »

Nine years to prosecute

Nine years to prosecute

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

The HSE is finally prosecuting a company and its owner for the fatal tower crane collapse in Battersea in 2006. »

Rex David Pollock 1945-2015

Rex David Pollock 1945-2015

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

New Zealand crane hire veteran Rex Pollock died last week after a long battle with cancer »

400 tonne Tadano for I&H

400 tonne Tadano for I&H

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company I&H has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane »

Cramo acquires Visby Hyresmaskiner

Cramo acquires Visby Hyresmaskiner

February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cramo has acquired the assets of Visby Hyresmaskiner on the island of Gotland, Sweden »

Tadano up 15%

Tadano up 15%

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported its nine month results, with revenues up 15%, and profits rising almost 40% »

New 300t Tadano

New 300t Tadano

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Japan, a couple of the new six axle 300 tonne Tadano All Terrain cranes - the ATF 300G-6 »

Crane overturns in to dock

Crane overturns in to dock

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mobile crane overturned while lifting a boat yesterday in the Indian town of Tuticorin, Southern India »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

February 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access magazine is now online and free to read or download »

Decline continues at Tat Hong

Decline continues at Tat Hong

February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

International crane rental and distribution company Tat Hong has reported its third quarter results »

Highway Equipment acquires Scott-Gallaher

Highway Equipment acquires Scott-Gallaher

February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

US based dealer Highway Equipment has acquired crane distributor Scott-Gallaher of Roanoke, Virginia »

Executive Hire Show

Executive Hire Show

February 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Executive Hire Show got off to a strong start yesterday with a number of new exhibitors and products »

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

February 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

The next Cranes & Access goes to print tomorrow, if you need good people, or a good job there is still time »

Ramirent profit slide

Ramirent profit slide

February 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has reported a full year decline in revenues of just over five percent »

Crane dropped in tandem lift

Crane dropped in tandem lift

February 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle, Australia on Tuesday »

4 LHMs for Katoen Natie

4 LHMs for Katoen Natie

February 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

International port operator Katoen Natie has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. »

Hird takes two 706s

Hird takes two 706s

February 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK based crane and access specialist Hird has taken delivery of two six tonne Unic URW-706 spider cranes. »

Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes

February 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

A Bristol Bloodhound missile has been lifted into the Hayward Gallery as part of an exhibition which opens today »

New Tadano for Quinto

New Tadano for Quinto

February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Quinto Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF 130G-5 All Terrain crane »

Manitowoc cuts deal with Icahn

Manitowoc cuts deal with Icahn

February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn following his purchase of an 8% stake and plans to split the business »

500 tonner for Hüffermann

500 tonner for Hüffermann

February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Hüffermann has ordered a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All Terrain crane. »

Cranes drop stack

Cranes drop stack

February 9, 2015 | Comments (1)

An incident occurred at the Blaydin Point gas plant in Australia last week during the lift of an exhaust stack »

More Kobelco cranes for GH Johnson

More Kobelco cranes for GH Johnson

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK rental company GH Johnson Crane Hire has bought two new 80 tonne Kobelco CKE800G crawler cranes »

Palfinger breaks a billion

Palfinger breaks a billion

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crane and aerial lift manufacturer Palfinger has exceeded a billion Euros of revenue for the first time »

Board changes at Ramirent

Board changes at Ramirent

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent will appoint two new main board directors at its AGM while three will step down »

Kalmar launches latest Gloria

Kalmar launches latest Gloria

February 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has launched its latest Gloria reachstackers designed for handling empty and semi-laden containers. »

10 tonne spiders for Spain

10 tonne spiders for Spain

February 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Madrid based Amara has taken delivery of two 10 tonne Unic URW-1006 spider cranes »

Unstable crane closes road

Unstable crane closes road

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

The boom of a lattice crawler crane threatened to come down across a major road and power lines in Virginia »

Six axle Spierings for Peinemann

Six axle Spierings for Peinemann

February 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

Peinemann has taken delivery of a new Spierings SK1265-AT6 self-erecting mobile tower crane. »

Lift me up

Lift me up

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a man being lifted onto the canopy for a new drive in ATM machine »

Genie production begins in Oklahoma

Genie production begins in Oklahoma

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Genie has started manufacturing some of its telehandlers at the Terex facility in Oklahoma City. »

New director at Kranlyft UK

New director at Kranlyft UK

February 4, 2015 | Comments (3)

Alan Peck has been promoted to the position of sales director for Maeda and Böcker dealer Kranlyft UK »

NCSG acquires Energy Crane

NCSG acquires Energy Crane

February 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Canadian based crane group NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul has acquired Energy Transportation of Wyoming »

Manitowoc moves Brazilian parts warehouse

Manitowoc moves Brazilian parts warehouse

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has announced plans to move its Crane Care parts warehouse in Brazil »

Profit spike at Kobelco Cranes

Profit spike at Kobelco Cranes

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has published its third quarter results, with higher sales and a sharp rise in profits »

Winds overturn crane

Winds overturn crane

February 2, 2015 | Comments (1)

A crawler crane overturned in Bursa, Turkey in strong winds over the weekend killing the driver of a passing taxi »

Fulvio Gomes 1974-2015

Fulvio Gomes 1974-2015

February 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

We have received the news of the death of Fulvio Gomes a 15 year crane and access veteran in South America »

Fatal tower crane incident

Fatal tower crane incident

January 31, 2015 | Comments (1)

A man died yesterday in Chicago after he was crushed on a tower crane by a descending climbing frame »

Crane Outrigger catches cars

Crane Outrigger catches cars

January 31, 2015 | Comments (6)

The outrigger beam on a city All Terrain crane badly damaged three cars as it extended during travel in the UK »

Manitowoc Cranes slips further

Manitowoc Cranes slips further

January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Revenues at Manitowoc Cranes continues to slip, but order intake has boosted the backlog by 28 percent. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of our German crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online to read or download »

Huisman cranes for Maersk

Huisman cranes for Maersk

January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Offshore marine service provider Maersk Supply Service has ordered six Huisman cranes »

Another Ainscough business

Another Ainscough business

January 28, 2015 | Comments (1)

Ainscough Industrial Group, owner of Vanguard, Seward Wyon and Lifting Gear UK has launched AIG Electrical »

NCCCO celebrates 20 Years

NCCCO celebrates 20 Years

January 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is celebrating the 20th anniversary »

Jekko articulates in Germany

Jekko articulates in Germany

January 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jekko has developed a version of its 2.5 tonne capacity SPX 424 spider crane aimed at the German market »

Barnhart acquires in Illinois

Barnhart acquires in Illinois

January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Barnhart Crane and Rigging has acquired E.J. Cattani & Sons of Ladd, Northern Illinois »

Global Parts Centre for Kobelco

Global Parts Centre for Kobelco

January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has formally opened it Global Parts Centre in Singapore after it began trading earlier this month »

Liebherr tower crane elevator

Liebherr tower crane elevator

January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr is to launch an innovative self-contained tower crane elevator at Intermat dubbed the LiUP. »

Fatal crane accident

Fatal crane accident

January 24, 2015 | Comments (1)

A crane operator died yesterday in the Netherlands, when his crane ploughed in to an embankment »

A room with a view...

A room with a view...

January 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

A company in the Netherlands has opened a new hotel in a large harbour crane in Amsterdam »

Crane collision closes road

Crane collision closes road

January 23, 2015 | Comments (3)

A lane of the M11 motorway in the UK was closed this morning after a coach struck an city type All Terrain crane »

Record year for Liebherr harbour cranes

Record year for Liebherr harbour cranes

January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane division has reported a record year in crane sales for 2014 »

Ramirent simplifies structure

Ramirent simplifies structure

January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ramirent is changing its management structure from six to two regions - Scandinavia and North Central Europe »

Terex UK open day

Terex UK open day

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes UK held a customer open day at its premises today with four Explorer 5600 cranes on display. »

Large Liebherr and JLGs for Singapore

Large Liebherr and JLGs for Singapore

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

LH Construction and Machinery has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM1300-6.2 and two JLG 1850SJs »

Crane overturns at mine

Crane overturns at mine

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Tuesday »

Russian dealer for JMG

Russian dealer for JMG

January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

JMG has appointed Trac-TOR as its new dealer for its battery electric pick & carry cranes in Russia »

Tat Hong COO resigns

Tat Hong COO resigns

January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Wong Meng Choong, group chief operating officer of Tat Hong Asia is to leave the company »

Grove badged Sennebogens

Grove badged Sennebogens

January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched three Grove telescopic crawler cranes as part of a long term strategic partnership with Sennebogen »

Sydney Appleyard 1949 -2015

Sydney Appleyard 1949 -2015

January 21, 2015 | Comments (3)

We have received the sad news that UK crane veteran Syd Appleyard passed away earlier this week »

First UK Tadano ATF100G-4

First UK Tadano ATF100G-4

January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

The first of Tadano ATF 100G-4 All Terrain crane to arrive in UK has joined Crowland cranes in Peterborough »

Grove for Proud

Grove for Proud

January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Dewsbury & Proud has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5130-2 All Terrain crane »

Ron Schad joins Liebherr

Ron Schad joins Liebherr

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

US crane industry veteran Ron Schad has joined Liebherr Nenzing to lead tis sales efforts in the Midwest »

Crane fatality in Gabon

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man was reported to have been crushed by a falling load on board a Total oil platform in Gabon yesterday »

New credit manager for Link Belt

New credit manager for Link Belt

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has promoted Missy Walden to the post of credit manager with immediate effect. »

First female technician for Konecranes UK

First female technician for Konecranes UK

January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Konecranes UK has appointed Natasha Cairns, its first female field service technician »

Maxim Crane adds to sales team

Maxim Crane adds to sales team

January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane has appointed Allen Wenturine as industrial account manager in the North East region »

Crane comes down in Moscow

Crane comes down in Moscow

January 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. »

Another marine acquisition for Palfinger

Another marine acquisition for Palfinger

January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has acquired NDM which supplies winches and handling equipment to the marine and offshore sectors »

New president Liebherr Cranes USA

New president Liebherr Cranes USA

January 14, 2015 | Comments (2)

Daniel Pitzer has replaced Georg Diesch as president of Liebherr Cranes Inc in the USA »

Crawler overturns in Germany

Crawler overturns in Germany

January 14, 2015 | Comments (3)

A crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Janneby, Germany, last Friday during gale force winds. »

NQ acquires CQ

NQ acquires CQ

January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Australia’s NQ Group of Brisbane has acquired CQ Group of Nebo, Queensland bringing two crane businesses together »

German debut for Explorer 5600

German debut for Explorer 5600

January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Blüggel Krane has taken the first 160 tonne Terex Explorer 5600 All Terrain crane in Germany. »

LTM 1060-3.1 for Davies

LTM 1060-3.1 for Davies

January 14, 2015 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Davies Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 60 tonne Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 All Terrain crane »

UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 is delivered

UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 is delivered

January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

King Lifting has taken delivery of the UK’s first LTM1300-6.2 six axle 300 tonne All Terrain crane. »

New manager for Link Belt Mid-Atlantic

New manager for Link Belt Mid-Atlantic

January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has promoted Dallas Coffey to the post of general manager for its Mid-Atlantic division. »

Crane rigging fatality

January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday while helping dismantle a lattice boom crane in Edwardsville, Illinois. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available on-line to read or download. »

Crane overturns on New Jersey road job

Crane overturns on New Jersey road job

January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was injured when his crane tipped over backawards in South East New Jersey on Saturday »

Manitex agrees new credit lines

Manitex agrees new credit lines

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Manitex has agreed new and amended credit facilities for working capital and the PM acquisition »

Galizia for Kimberly-Clark

Galizia for Kimberly-Clark

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark has taken delivery of a two tonne Galizia G20 pick & carry crane »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit or looking for a job, the next Cranes & Access will shortly go to print. »

Five pack Powerattack

Five pack Powerattack

January 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Kubota's German subsidiary has taken delivery of five Powerattack load movers for its facility in Hess »

Great Lakes sales manager for Tadano

Great Lakes sales manager for Tadano

January 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Chad Stone as regional sales manager for the Great Lakes territory. »

Ignored risk assessment costs £15,917

Ignored risk assessment costs £15,917

January 7, 2015 | Comments (2)

A UK contractor has been fined £15,917after exposing employees to unnecessary dangers »

Tat Hong exits Flo-Line

Tat Hong exits Flo-Line

January 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has sold its holding in Flo-Line Hydraulics for $259,000 »

Weyers takes the helm at Manitowoc Cranes

Weyers takes the helm at Manitowoc Cranes

January 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Larry Weyers has been appointed president of Manitowoc Cranes, taking over from Eric Etchart »

Cranes and access on stricken cargo ship

Cranes and access on stricken cargo ship

January 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

A cargo ship that ran aground off the UK coast contains a number of cranes, aerial lifts and telehandlers »

Vertikal.net issues

January 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Many of you noticed that vertikal.net was down for an hour or so earlier today, due to high traffic and other issues »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

All of us at the Vertikal Press would like thank you for your support in 2014 and to wish you a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous year in 2015 »

Have a good one

Have a good one

December 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Some of you are close to moving from 2014 to 2015, while others are still a fair few hours away, we just wanted to wish all those celebrating a very safe and happy celebration. »

Crane overturns in NJ

Crane overturns in NJ

December 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned yesterday in New Jersey, seriously injuring a man on site »

Offshore crane order for MacGregor

Offshore crane order for MacGregor

December 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

The MacGregor division of Cargotec has received an order for four large offshore cranes »

Icahn picks on Manitowoc

Icahn picks on Manitowoc

December 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

Financial speculator Carl Icahn has aquired 7.7 percent of Manitowoc and advocates splitting the company »

Have a good one!

Have a good one!

December 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is that time of year again with the Christmas holidays now fully underway, we wish you all a great Christmas and New year break »

Crane slips off truck

Crane slips off truck

December 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A large All Terrain crane was dumped on its side outside the port in Jacksonville, Florida »

Parcom takes control of Barge Master

Parcom takes control of Barge Master

December 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Parcom Capital has taken a majority stake in Barge Master a motion compensated crane specialist »

Manitex/Terex deal closes

Manitex/Terex deal closes

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex and Terex have completed the ASV joint venture giving Manitex a majority stake in the business »

Qatari takes Ormig

Qatari takes Ormig

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Qatari Industrial Equipment has taken delivery of an Ormig 10tm diesel powered pick & carry crane »

170 units for PartnerLift members

170 units for PartnerLift members

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Europe’s largest association of rental companies, PartnerLift, has placed an orders worth €6.5 million »

Iron Planet and Cat Auctions to merge

Iron Planet and Cat Auctions to merge

December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

IronPlanet the online auction house, is to merge with Associated Auction Services »

GMK 6350 for Carson-Mitchell

GMK 6350 for Carson-Mitchell

December 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Missouri based contractor Carson-Mitchell has expanded the top end of its fleet with a 300 tonne Grove GMK 6350 »

1,000m high tower crane

1,000m high tower crane

December 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Tower cranes are being installed in what will be the world’s first building to reach a kilometre high »

500t Terex AC500 for Hungary

500t Terex AC500 for Hungary

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dunagep, one of Hungary's largest crane rental specialists, has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Terex AC500-2 »

Three Liebherrs for Schmidbauer

Three Liebherrs for Schmidbauer

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Schmidbauer has taken delivery of three Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

Linden to replace 21LC290

Linden to replace 21LC290

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Linden Comansa has announced plans to launch a new flat-top tower crane in January. »

Tadano appoints hydraulics partner in US

Tadano appoints hydraulics partner in US

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has appointed Garrod Hydraulics as its hydraulic cylinder repair and restoration partner »

Liebherr confirms 1% decline

Liebherr confirms 1% decline

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has said that it excepts to achieve revenues of €8.87 billion in 2014, one percent below 2013 »

First Power Boom on an LR11000

First Power Boom on an LR11000

December 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first Liebherr LR 11000 to be fitted with a Power Boom attachment has gone to work in Germany. »

First Jekko SPX 1275CDH

First Jekko SPX 1275CDH

December 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian mini crane manufacturer Jekko has shipped its first 7.5 tonne SPX 1275CDH mini crane to the Netherlands »

Ramirent revises forecasts

Ramirent revises forecasts

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

International rental group Ramirent has further revised its estimates for 2014 and warned of write downs »

Solid progress at SMIE

Solid progress at SMIE

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

SMIE the tower crane anti-collision specialist has reported revenues for the fiscal year of €5.5 million »

Failing to manage traffic

Failing to manage traffic

December 16, 2014 | Comments (10)

Spotted in the UK, an All Terrain crane carrying out a lift with little consideration for traffic management »

Repeat port order for Terex

Repeat port order for Terex

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

German port operator Eurogate has ordered another 15 Terex NSC 634E straddle carriers »

OTR subsidiary rebrands

OTR subsidiary rebrands

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The European subsidiary of OTR Wheel Engineering, has changed its name to OTR Wheel Engineering Europe. »

Crane slips into ditch

Crane slips into ditch

December 16, 2014 | Comments (3)

A three axle All Terrain crane overturned earlier this month on a remote road in Scotland. »

UK rental companies in play

UK rental companies in play

December 15, 2014 | Comments (1)

As 2014 draws to an end it looks as though at least three of the UK’s largest rental companies may change hands »

Crawler crane loses its boom

Crawler crane loses its boom

December 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The boom of crawler crane collapsed over the back at a site in Blenheim, New Zealand this morning »

Marriage proposal goes wrong

Marriage proposal goes wrong

December 13, 2014 | Comments (3)

A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the Netherlands was lucky to escape with his life today »

New appointments at Compact Lifting

New appointments at Compact Lifting

December 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Compact Lifting group of companies has announced a number of new appointments »

Liebherr fire crane

Liebherr fire crane

December 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Germany’s Reutlingen fire brigade has taken delivery of a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 fire and rescue crane. »

First Maeda articulated crane

First Maeda articulated crane

December 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

The first production unit of Maeda's new articulated boom spider crane will be on show at Kranlyft UK next week »

Schwing to offer tower cranes

Schwing to offer tower cranes

December 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Concrete pump manufacturer Schwing Stetter (India) has decided to enter the tower crane market »

Link-Belt RTC-8050 for Expertise

Link-Belt RTC-8050 for Expertise

December 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Saudi Arabian rental company Expertise Industrial Services has purchased the Link-Belt RTC-8050 Series II »

Crane into the void

Crane into the void

December 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting mobile tower crane overturned onto a famous hotel/restaurant in France on Monday »

Northern Territory Crane Care

Northern Territory Crane Care

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed a Crane Care dealer for Grove cranes in Northern Territory, Australia. »

Manufacturing error blamed for fatal crane collapse

Manufacturing error blamed for fatal crane collapse

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A coroner has claimed the 2013 tower crane collapse at the National Gallery was due to a manufacturing error »

Six Terex RTGs for Manila

Six Terex RTGs for Manila

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philippines terminal operator Manila North Harbour Port has ordered six Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes. »

Idrogru truck crane for Germany

Idrogru truck crane for Germany

December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Marcus Transport has taken delivery of the first Idrogru KT160.29 truck crane in Germany »

LTR 1220 for Brazil

LTR 1220 for Brazil

December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Crane rental company Guindastes Tatuapé has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTR 1220 crawler crane in Brazil »

New German access company

New German access company

December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Wiemann has established a new access rental company in Germany »

Changes at Tadano Faun

Changes at Tadano Faun

December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Satoru Oyashiki, vice president of Tadano Faun, is moving back to Tadano Japan after six years in the job »

Böcker confirms new MD

Böcker confirms new MD

December 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Crane and access manufacturer Böcker has confirmed Alexander Böcker will take over as managing director »

Five 300t Groves for Singapore

Five 300t Groves for Singapore

December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore heavy lifting company Tiong Woon has taken delivery of five Grove GMK6300L All Terrain cranes »

New VP for Maxim

New VP for Maxim

December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Maxim Crane Works has promoted John Werner to vice president of sales for the Northeast region. »

Terex Explorer 5800 for Bengal

Terex Explorer 5800 for Bengal

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based Bengal Transportation Services has taken the first Terex Explorer 5800 in the USA. »

Hewden CEO resigns

Hewden CEO resigns

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kevin Parkes chief executive of UK rental company Hewden has announced that he is leaving the company »

Third LTM 11200 9.1 for Max Bögl

Third LTM 11200 9.1 for Max Bögl

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane group Max Bögl has taken delivery of its third 1,200 tonne Liebherr LTM 11200 9.1 »

Another Tadano for R. Kölch

Another Tadano for R. Kölch

December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Richard Kölch & Sohn has taken delivery of a 90 tonne Tadano ATF 90G-4 »

Marketing director for Empire

Marketing director for Empire

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Empire Crane Company of Syracuse, New York, has appointed Shelly Korb-Gayring as marketing director »

Sennebogens for AGD

Sennebogens for AGD

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company AGD Equipment has taken delivery of a two Sennebogen crawler cranes for its rental fleet »

13th Grove for ABA

13th Grove for ABA

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company ABA Crane Hire has taken delivery of 13th Grove crane – a GMK4100L »

10 E-RTGs for China

10 E-RTGs for China

December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese port operator Ningbo Port has ordered 10 Terex rubber tyred gantry cranes for its Yuandong Terminal. »

New MD for Ramirent Norge

New MD for Ramirent Norge

December 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Øyvind Emblem, 44, has been appointed managing director of Ramirent Norway »

Two more AT incidents

Two more AT incidents

December 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

Readers have reported two more mobile crane incidents last week, both involving four-axle All Terrain cranes. »

One we missed

One we missed

December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane operator had a lucky escape when the ground gave way beneath one of his outriggers in Italy »

Krandienst enters crawler market

Krandienst enters crawler market

December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Krandienst Schulz has entered the crawler crane market with the delivery of a Liebherr LR 1600/2 »

Talbert adds western sales manager

Talbert adds western sales manager

December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy haulage and crane trailer manufacturer Talbert has appointed Ross McKenzie as a sales manager »

Palfinger Sany deal for Ethiopia

Palfinger Sany deal for Ethiopia

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany Mobile Cranes has won a $6.4 million contract from Yapi Merkezi for an Ethiopia rail project »

Manitou 360 for Scottish port

Manitou 360 for Scottish port

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scottish Port Edgar Marina has taken delivery of a 360 degree Manitou MRT 2150+ Privilege telehandler. »

Best tool for the job?

Best tool for the job?

December 1, 2014 | Comments (5)

A reader has sent a photo of the dismantling of the burnt-out Blue room on Eastbourne’s pier in the UK »

Vertikal Days debut for Kobelco

Vertikal Days debut for Kobelco

November 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has confirmed that it will exhibit for the first time at Vertikal Days in 2015 »

More Bauma China

More Bauma China

November 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Day two at Bauma China saw the arrival of the sun making for a far better show in the outside area »

Crane drops boat

Crane drops boat

November 28, 2014 | Comments (1)

An All Terrain crane overturned in Auckland, New Zealand this morning dropping a boat onto a house »

Michelin opens US facility

Michelin opens US facility

November 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Michelin has opened a new manufacturing facility in North America to produce its innovative Tweel tyres. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

November 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of Kran & Bühne is now online and available to read or download. »

Terex Cranes takes all of Topower

Terex Cranes takes all of Topower

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex has acquired 98 percent of the shares in its Topower crawler crane joint venture in China. »

Selfie Death Wish

Selfie Death Wish

November 26, 2014 | Comments (6)

A reader in the UK has sent in a video of a man who has filmed himself climbing to the tip of a luffing jib crane »

Crane recovery closes road in Scotland

Crane recovery closes road in Scotland

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The B977 road near Aberdeen remains closed today as attempts to recover a toppled crane continue. »

New products at Bauma China

New products at Bauma China

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bauma China opened yesterday to constant rain but large crowds and plenty of crane and access novelties. »

Potain appoints Mexico dealer

Potain appoints Mexico dealer

November 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ibergruas, Potain’s long-standing dealer in Spain, has been appointed the Potain dealer in Mexico. »

Lifterz Cranes to liquidate

Lifterz Cranes to liquidate

November 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Lifterz Cranes has been placed into voluntary liquidation. »

5 Terex cranes for ML Holdings

5 Terex cranes for ML Holdings

November 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cranes Service and Marks Crane & Rigging, part of ML Holdings, have ordered five Terex All Terrain cranes »

A close call

A close call

November 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

A reader in the UK has sent in a picture of a crane working dangerously close to passing traffic »

Development director for CIS

Development director for CIS

November 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Services of Atlanta, Georgia has appointed Debbie Dickinson as development director »

A Big 5 taster

A Big 5 taster

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Big 5 construction exhibition was held this week in Dubai, with clear signs that the market is back »

The leaning tower of Drammen

The leaning tower of Drammen

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A rolling tower crane mounted on a dry dock barge was at risk of collapse this morning in Drammen, Norway »

HTC strike action resolution

HTC strike action resolution

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

HTC's tower crane operators have ended their strike threats after accepting a 14 percent pay increase »

Terex expands explorer range

Terex expands explorer range

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has expanded its Explorer range of ATs with the addition of the 130 tonne Explorer 5500. »

Fatal crane road accident

Fatal crane road accident

November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

The operator of a crane with trailing boom that ran off the highway in Oklahoma yesterday has died »

KBW continues European expansion

KBW continues European expansion

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

KBW Investments, the owner of Raimondi tower cranes, has acquired a stake in Arcadia Engineering of Romania »

Four new Tadanos for Marsh

Four new Tadanos for Marsh

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company Marsh Plant has ordered four new Tadano All Terrain cranes for its fleet »

H&E opens new re-manufacturing centre

H&E opens new re-manufacturing centre

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services has opened a new Manitowoc Encore re-manufacturing facility in Louisiana »

Carbon fibre jib

Carbon fibre jib

November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two Italian companies have collaborated to develop a carbon fibre jib/boom extension for telescopic cranes »

Fatal fall for crane operator

Fatal fall for crane operator

November 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

A crane operator died after suffering a heart attack as he climbed a tower crane in Sydney, Australia, earlier today »

New CEO for CICA

New CEO for CICA

November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has confirmed the appointment of Brandon Hitch as chief executive »

Big knuckle for Skaks

Big knuckle for Skaks

November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Skaks Specialtransport of Denmark has taken delivery of a World Power Erkin 375.000 articulated crane »

Profits rise at Tat Hong as sales slump

Profits rise at Tat Hong as sales slump

November 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has reported higher second quarter profits on lower revenues »

Tadano to introduce new 51t RT

Tadano to introduce new 51t RT

November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has confirmed that it will launch a new 51 tonne capacity road going Rough Terrain crane next year »

Tadano rises 14%

Tadano rises 14%

November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has reported record first half revenues and profits »

Crane tips in North Carolina

Crane tips in North Carolina

November 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned yesterday in Durham , North Carolina, while working on a larger billboard. »

UK order for Kalmar

UK order for Kalmar

November 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK port operator PD Ports has ordered three Kalmar Gloria reach stackers and an empty container handler. »

UK tower crane strike suspended

November 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The union representing HTC tower crane operators has called off the second strike planned for tomorrow »

Ramirent acquires Finnish rental company

Ramirent acquires Finnish rental company

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has acquired Finnish rental company Savonlinnan Rakennuskonevuokraamo »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The next issue of Cranes&Access goes to print early next week, so if you are recruiting or need a job contact us »

First Tadano for MacDuff

First Tadano for MacDuff

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scottish crane rental company MacDuff Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Tadano, an ATF 40G-2 »

IronPlanet acquires Kruse

IronPlanet acquires Kruse

November 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

IronPlanet has acquired online oilfield equipment auctioneers Kruse Energy and Equipment »

Singapore tightens crane inspection

Singapore tightens crane inspection

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

In Singapore the Ministry of Manpower has taken action against 79 companies following ‘Operation Goldcrest’ »

NCSG acquires H&H Crane Service

NCSG acquires H&H Crane Service

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Canadian NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services has acquired H&H Crane Service of Great Falls, Montana »

IMES inspection services accredited

IMES inspection services accredited

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scottish marine and subsea company IMES has received accreditation from the UK Accreditation Service »

750 tonner for Kran Saller

750 tonner for Kran Saller

November 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Kran Saller has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane »

Sennebogen launches 120t telescopic

Sennebogen launches 120t telescopic

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has unveiled its new 120 tonne telescopic crawler crane - the 6113E. »

Profits and orders decline at Palfinger

Profits and orders decline at Palfinger

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has reported third quarter results, with increased revenues, but lower profits and order intake »

New CEO for Peterson Stainless Rigging

New CEO for Peterson Stainless Rigging

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Petersen Stainless Rigging has appointed Kevin Bell as chief executive »

Profits slip at Manitex

Profits slip at Manitex

November 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based crane group Manitex has reported a sharp drop in profits for the third quarter on higher revenues. »

Better quarter for Ramirent

Better quarter for Ramirent

November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent the Finnish international rental group has reported slightly improved results for its third quarter »

Crane closes road

Crane closes road

November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck crane caused a major traffic backup in Lorena, to the south of Waco, Texas, yesterday, closing I-35 »

LTF for Würzburger

LTF for Würzburger

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Würzburger has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTF 1045-4.1 truck mounted crane »

Profits fall at Essex Crane

Profits fall at Essex Crane

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane has reported a strong pick up in revenues, combined with greater losses »

Talbert acquires Ferree

Talbert acquires Ferree

November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

US heavy trailer and crane dolly manufacturer Talbert has acquired Ferree Trailers of Liberty, North Carolina »

Fatal crawler crane overturn in S. Africa

Fatal crawler crane overturn in S. Africa

November 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

A large lattice boomed crawler crane overturned in South Africa yesterday killing two and injuring four others. »

More Tadano GT600EXs for Max

More Tadano GT600EXs for Max

November 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Max Crane and Equipment Hire of South Australia, has taken delivery two Tadano GT600EX truck cranes »

Manitex books new orders

Manitex books new orders

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex has announced $17 million of new orders and warned on third quarter results- due later this week »

GMK6400 for Hack

GMK6400 for Hack

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

German heavy lifting and haulage company Hack has taken delivery of a GMK6400 All Terrain crane. »

Union confirms UK tower crane strikes

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tower crane operators at UK rental company HTC will hold three 24 hour strikes on successive Fridays, starting this week. »

The UK’s HSE reminds on slew brake checks

The UK’s HSE reminds on slew brake checks

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK HSE issued an alert on Friday reminding owners to check and maintain tower crane slew brake releases »

Upward trend continues at H&E

Upward trend continues at H&E

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services, the USA based distribution and rental company has reported a sharp rise in profits »

40% jump for Kobelco Cranes

40% jump for Kobelco Cranes

November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has reported a strong first half with revenues climbing over 40 percent compared to last year »

Crane flips on highway

Crane flips on highway

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An All Terrain crane with trailing boom flipped over on Interstate 5 in San Clemente, California on Thursday »

First Canadian Crossover 8000

First Canadian Crossover 8000

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ontario crane rental company CP Crane has taken delivery of the first Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck in Canada »

Brian Crisp to retire today

Brian Crisp to retire today

October 31, 2014 | Comments (4)

Tadano UK’s sales director Brian Crisp is retiring today after more than 20 years selling Tadano »

A glimpse at JDL Mediteranee

A glimpse at JDL Mediteranee

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

This weeks key event in Europe was the JDL Mediteranee show in Marseille, here is our first glimpse at the event »

New general manager for Terex Cranes

New general manager for Terex Cranes

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has appointed Dean Barley as vice president and general manager for North America. »

Mammoet Germany appoints new MD

Mammoet Germany appoints new MD

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has appointed Jens Krawczinsky as managing director of its German business »

Terex Cranes sees some light

Terex Cranes sees some light

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported further declines in revenues and profit in the third quarter but has said it is set to improve »

Liebherr takes RTG orders

Liebherr takes RTG orders

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has received several orders for 17 variable speed and electric rubber tyred gantry cranes. »

What kind of wheel?

What kind of wheel?

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in the centre of Marseille last night a team putting up a Ferris wheel or is it a wheel of Death ..Wish? »

Crane Rental Corp opens in Alabama

Crane Rental Corp opens in Alabama

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Florida based Crane Rental Corporation is opening a new location in Loxley, Alabama , »

JDL Mediterranee opens today

JDL Mediterranee opens today

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The French crane, access and telehandler show JDL Mediterranee opens this morning in Marseille »

First MLC165 for Mexico

First MLC165 for Mexico

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mexican crane company Grúas Villarreal has taken delivery of the first Manitowoc MLC165 in Mexico »

How many people can you get on the hook?

How many people can you get on the hook?

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A reader has sent clip of the opening ceremony of the Nanjing youth Olympics involving a mobile crane »

Manitowoc Crane slides 8.5%

Manitowoc Crane slides 8.5%

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has reported a fall of 8.5 percent in its nine month revenues, while profits fell more steeply »

Mountain climbing crawler

Mountain climbing crawler

October 27, 2014 | Comments (1)

Swiss rental company Clausen Kran has driven its Liebherr LTR 1060 crawler crane to the mountain top »

Tractor crane pins operator

Tractor crane pins operator

October 27, 2014 | Comments (1)

The boom of tractor crane was blown over the back yesterday, in Missouri, trapping the driver »

Crane fatality in Leipzig

Crane fatality in Leipzig

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday in Leipzig when a mobile crane overturned onto a building in the city »

Crane recovered from ditch

Crane recovered from ditch

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane has been recovered after slipping off a narrow road into a bog in Northern Holland »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of German language crane & access magazine Kran & Bühne is online and available to download »

Crane overturn in Istanbul

Crane overturn in Istanbul

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

An large articulated crane overturned in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday blocking a major route over the Bosporus »

Media pack now on-line

Media pack now on-line

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 2015 Vertikal Press media kit is now on-line and available to download »

Self-erector collapse

Self-erector collapse

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane collapsed in Holzwickede near Dortmund in Germany yesterday »

Tower crane compromised

Tower crane compromised

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Up to 100 people were evacuated yesterday in Brussels, Belgium after a tower crane foundation was compromised »

Tree work takes another crane

Tree work takes another crane

October 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

Another example of a crane overturning while helping remove a tree, this time in Largo, Florida, on Sunday »

New Tier 4 Hitachi

New Tier 4 Hitachi

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hitachi is preparing to launch its new 80 tonne SCX800A-3 crawler crane, with a low emissions Tier IV power unit. »

Link-Belt appoints product specialists

Link-Belt appoints product specialists

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link-Belt has appointed two new product specialists for its RT and crawler cranes. »

Donning a Lei

Donning a Lei

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Hawaii department of defence has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

Crane over in Houston

Crane over in Houston

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane overturned on Friday in Houston, Texas dropping its boom into a car dealership yard »

Crane jib collapse

Crane jib collapse

October 18, 2014 | Comments (1)

The luffing jib of a 500 tonne crane came down in Newcastle, UK, today after a cable apparently failed »

Liebherr LTR 1220 as counterweight?

Liebherr LTR 1220 as counterweight?

October 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Liebherr has developed a concept for erecting its LR1600/2 crawler crane using the LTR 1220 as counterweight »

Crane over at Canadian wind farm

Crane over at Canadian wind farm

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane with around 120 metres of boom went over on a wind farm near Lucknow, Ontario on Wednesday »

New Liebherr flat-top

New Liebherr flat-top

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has redesigned and improved its 160 EC-B flat-top crane renaming it the 172 EC-B 8 Litronic. »

New owner for Quinto

New owner for Quinto

October 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Quinto Crane & Plant has been sold to agricultural contractor Oliver Arnold »

Steil takes two Liebherrs

Steil takes two Liebherrs

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 and a 60 tonne LTM 1060-3.1 All Terrain crane. »

Possible ownership change at Ainscough

Possible ownership change at Ainscough

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The financial press has broken news that the owners of UK based Ainscough Crane Hire are looking to sell »

Self-erector falls

Self-erector falls

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto school buildings in Landsberg, Germany last week »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available on-line to read or download. »

New VP for Kalmar Americas

New VP for Kalmar Americas

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Port and reach stacker manufacturer Kalmar has appointed Greg Hewitt as executive vice present for the Americas »

Josef Prangl  1927 – 2014

Josef Prangl 1927 – 2014

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have received news that Josef Prangl, founder of the Austrian crane and access company has died »

Two Liebherrs for Rieger & Moser

Two Liebherrs for Rieger & Moser

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane and haulage company Rieger & Moser has taken delivery of two new Liebherr All Terrain cranes. »

Crane tip in NZ

Crane tip in NZ

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand »

Sitting on the job

Sitting on the job

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A window cleaner spotted by a reader in Austria using a loader crane to lift himself to around five metres »

Manitowoc cuts forecasts

Manitowoc cuts forecasts

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc cut its full year forecast with third quarter revenues slipping compared to last year »

More cranes for Crane Rental Corp

More cranes for Crane Rental Corp

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Crane Rental Corporation has added a furhter five cranes to its fleet this month »

Ramirent signs tower crane deal

Ramirent signs tower crane deal

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish construction company Hartela has signed an agreement to outsource its fleet of tower cranes to Ramirent »

Crane rolls into ravine

Crane rolls into ravine

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A three axle All Terrain crane left the road near Rollesbroich, Germany, yesterday as it negotiated a minor road »

New owner for AmQuip

New owner for AmQuip

October 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Clearlake Capital Group has acquired US crane rental company AmQuip from the investors who owned it »

Two cranes fall in Switzerland

Two cranes fall in Switzerland

October 8, 2014 | Comments (2)

Two cranes – a mobile and a tower crane - overturned this morning in a residential area in Switzerland »

Tat Hong may float China crane business

Tat Hong may float China crane business

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has said that it is exploring a possible spin-off of part or all of its tower crane rental business in China »

Train collides with crane

Train collides with crane

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A train ran into a tractor trailer with a Rough Terrain crane on board in Louisiana on Sunday, »

UK crane operator vote on strike

UK crane operator vote on strike

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The union UCATT is balloting crane operators at UK tower crane specialist HTC in a dispute over pay UPDATED »

CICA confirms new president and board

CICA confirms new president and board

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has confirmed Danny Black as its new president »

20 Link-Belts for Houston beltway

20 Link-Belts for Houston beltway

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A contractor building part of Houston’s Grand Parkway has ordered 20 new Link-Belt cranes for the project »

Another outrigger failing

Another outrigger failing

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned in Germany on Saturday while unloading bulk bags, its outriggers were fully retracted »

Fatal tower crane fall

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

A 19 year old fell to his death on Saturday evening, while climbing a tower crane in, Bavaria, Germany »

First Marchetti 35 in the UK

First Marchetti 35 in the UK

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Bryn Thomas Cranes has purchased the first Marchetti MTK 35 in the country »

Second 300t Grove for BKL

Second 300t Grove for BKL

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has purchased a second 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L »

Terex Challenger for H&S

Terex Challenger for H&S

October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company H&S Autokrane has taken delivery of a new Terex Challenger 3160 crane »

Whyte 500 tonner recovered

Whyte 500 tonner recovered

October 2, 2014 | Comments (4)

The 500 tonne crane that overturned in Peterhead, Scotland back in May has finally been recovered »

City Lifting takes GMK6300L

City Lifting takes GMK6300L

October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company City Lifting has taken delivery of a 300 tonne Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

Palfinger completes on Russian company

Palfinger completes on Russian company

October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has completed the acquisition of Russian company PM-Group Lifting Machine. »

Alu crane overturn

Alu crane overturn

October 2, 2014 | Comments (1)

A truck mounted aluminium crane overturned on Tuesday in Weilerswist, south west of Cologne, Germany »

Another crane fire

Another crane fire

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A two axle All Terrain crane caught fire on Tuesday on the outer ring road around Brussels, Belgium. »

Tadano team completes charity climb

Tadano team completes charity climb

October 1, 2014 | Comments (2)

A team from Tadano UK has successfully climbed Ben Nevis to raise money for Cancer Research UK. »

Baumann takes MK 88

Baumann takes MK 88

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Swiss crane rental company Baumann Kran has taken delivery of a Liebherr MK 88 mobile self-erecting tower crane. »

First Tadano for Southern Crane

First Tadano for Southern Crane

October 1, 2014 | Comments (1)

US crane rental company Southern Crane has taken delivery of its first Tadano crane - an ATF 90G »

Truck driver injured by falling crane

Truck driver injured by falling crane

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck driver was seriously injured on Sunday when a crane overturned at a gravel pit in Nome, Alaska »

Skanska opts for Ramirent

Skanska opts for Ramirent

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent Sweden has signed a three-year preferred equipment rental agreement with Skanska Maskin »

Used equipment scam

Used equipment scam

September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A team of criminals is currently working the used aerial lift market and successfully defrauding companies »

Straddle carrier flips in NZ

Straddle carrier flips in NZ

September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane driver has a lucky escape on Friday after the straddle carrier he was operating overturned »

Josef Treffler 1934-2014

Josef Treffler 1934-2014

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Southern German crane rental veteran Josef Treffler died last week aged 80 »

US crane operator certification deadline – officially extended

US crane operator certification deadline – officially extended

September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

OSHA has officially extended the deadline to ensure that crane operators are certified until late 2017 »

Sennebogen to launch 300t crawler

Sennebogen to launch 300t crawler

September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen has announced plans to launch a new 300 tonne duty cycle crawler crane next year. »

Terex crawlers for Mota-Engil

Terex crawlers for Mota-Engil

September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil has taken delivery of a Terex HC 230 and HC 275 crawler crane. »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

September 25, 2014 | Comments (2)

An All Terrain crane overturned yesterday morning in Malacca, Malaysia, killing a truck driver. »

Sarens wins major lift contract

Sarens wins major lift contract

September 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sarens has won a contract for the lifting at Inpex’s Ichthys Project onshore LNG facility in Darwin, Australia »

Second TPS harbour crane for Lehmann

Second TPS harbour crane for Lehmann

September 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Port operator Hans Lehmann has placed an order for a second Gottwald HMK 5506 mobile harbour crane. »

APF 2014 round-up updated

APF 2014 round-up updated

September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 20th International Forestry exhibition (APF) at Ragley Estate, Alcester in Warwickshire, UK. »

Palfinger Asia adds mobile crane man

Palfinger Asia adds mobile crane man

September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Asia has appointed Li Fook Seng as regional business development manager. »

Sommer takes 300 tonner

Sommer takes 300 tonner

September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Sommer Kranverleih has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 crane. »

Bay takes 400th Manitowoc crawler

Bay takes 400th Manitowoc crawler

September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

US shipwright company Bay Shipbuilding has taken delivery of the 400th Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane »

New Potain Topless

New Potain Topless

September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain will launch a new 10 tonne Topless - flat top - tower crane at Bauma China later this year. »

United joins S&P 500

United joins S&P 500

September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

United Rentals has been added to the S&P 500 Index of largest publicly listed companies in the USA »

Crane recovery scheduled

Crane recovery scheduled

September 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

The 500 tonne crane that overturned in Peterhead, Scotland back in May is finally to be recovered »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

BKL/Cattaneo tower crane

BKL/Cattaneo tower crane

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

BKL, sales partner of Italian tower crane manufacturer Cattaneo, has launched a new self-erecting crane »

Crane company faces corporate manslaughter charges

Crane company faces corporate manslaughter charges

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK's CPS has announced that it is charging Baldwins Crane Hire with corporate manslaughter »

Grubb opens 7th depot

Grubb opens 7th depot

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

US crane rental and heavy haulage company W.O. Grubb has opened a new depot in Winchester, Virginia. »

New Grove distributor for Finland

New Grove distributor for Finland

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Machinery Oy has been appointed as the distributor for Grove mobile cranes in Finland. »

Dyneema wins trademark action

Dyneema wins trademark action

September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Rope specialist DSM Dyneema has prevented a Chinese company from registering the Chyneema trademark »

September 11th tribute

September 11th tribute

September 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

Truck Crane Service/Phillippi Equipment in Eagan, Minnesota has once again used its cranes in a 9-11 tribute »

Kranlyft adds African dealer

Kranlyft adds African dealer

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kranlyft has appointed Eazi Sales & Service as a Maeda distributor for Southern Africa. »

Terex for Brazil

Terex for Brazil

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Port operators Fospar and Bandeirantes have taken delivery of a Terex harbour crane and two reach stackers. »

Five Böckers delivered to UK in August

Five Böckers delivered to UK in August

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kranlyft UK delivered five Böckers in the UK last month - including four truck mounted aluminium cranes »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available online to read or download »

JT Cranes adds Unic spiders

JT Cranes adds Unic spiders

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK specialist crane rental company John Taylor Crane Services has added three Unic spider cranes to its fleet »

Lifting himself to the roof

Lifting himself to the roof

September 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Spotted in Austria a tower crane operator using his crane to lift himself onto the upper floor of new build »

Big Effer for Collett

Big Effer for Collett

September 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Collett Transport has taken delivery of a 205 Tonne/Metre Effer 2055 articulated crane »

Armed man occupies tower crane

Armed man occupies tower crane

September 5, 2014 | Comments (2)

An armed man is occupying a tower crane in Berlin, causing traffic chaos in Berlin centre »

Terex to close overhead crane plant

Terex to close overhead crane plant

September 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex has announced the closure of its overhead crane plant in Luisenthal, Germany by the end of next year »

EnCORE refurbs sea crane

EnCORE refurbs sea crane

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

A 21 year old Manitowoc 4100W crawler crane has been fully refurbished by Manitowoc’s Crane Care »

Barnhart acquires Crane Rental & Rigging

Barnhart acquires Crane Rental & Rigging

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Barnhart Crane & Rigging has reached an agreement to acquire Crane Rental & Rigging of Omaha, Nebraska »

Large Kalmar order from Oz

Large Kalmar order from Oz

September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Victoria International Container Terminal has ordered 12 Kalmar stacking cranes and 11 straddle carriers »

Groves to Peru

Groves to Peru

September 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Peruvian construction company Graña y Montero Holdings has purchased a number of Grove Rough Terrain cranes »

NCSG back on the acquisition trail

NCSG back on the acquisition trail

September 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul of Canada has acquired Drayton Valley/Calgary based, Tucker Oilfield Hauling »

Special low headroom crane

Special low headroom crane

September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

T H White has supplied a special mobile Palfinger industrial crane for Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine plant »

Tower crane hits homes in Cologne

Tower crane hits homes in Cologne

September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed onto houses in Cologne, Germany on Friday trapping a man in his bed »

Antipodean Liebherr towers

Antipodean Liebherr towers

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has received orders for five tower cranes from rental companies in Australia and New Zealand »

Hybrid RTGs for Brazil

Hybrid RTGs for Brazil

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for four hybrid E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Super Terminais. »

UK suspends abnormal load restrictions

UK suspends abnormal load restrictions

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Metropolitan Police in the UK has suspended its planned abnormal load restrictions in the London area »

Terex RT for Iowa

Terex RT for Iowa

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Iowa based contractor Peterson Construction has taken delivery of a Terex RT 670-1 Rough Terrain crane »

Jost Engineering Austria closes (updated)

Jost Engineering Austria closes (updated)

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Jost Engineering (Austria) is being liquidated but will have no affect on the German Jost Cranes business »

Potain launches MCi 85 successor

Potain launches MCi 85 successor

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain has launched a new five tonne MCT 85 tower crane at a concrete exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil. »

Tutt Bryant property deal off

Tutt Bryant property deal off

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The deal to sell and lease back of five of Tutt Bryant’s premises in Australia has fallen through »

High altitude Liebherr LTR1220

High altitude Liebherr LTR1220

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered the first LTR1220 in South America where it is working 5,000 metres above sea level »

Crane rolls on mountain road

Crane rolls on mountain road

August 26, 2014 | Comments (3)

A crane rolled onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France »

New England crane overturn

New England crane overturn

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

A three axle crane overturned in Concord, Massachusetts Friday when its outriggers sank into the grass »

Fatal fall from crane

Fatal fall from crane

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

An 18 year old student fell to his death from a tower crane at Penn State University on Saturday night »

Potain ships 5,000th Chinese tower crane

Potain ships 5,000th Chinese tower crane

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Potain has shipped the 5,000th tower crane from its manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China »

New Kobelco for Daniel Smith

New Kobelco for Daniel Smith

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Zealand contractor Daniel Smith Industries has purchased a new 250 tonne Kobelco CKS2500 crawler crane »

Trimble acquires LSI

Trimble acquires LSI

August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

GPS and wireless technology specialist Trimble has acquired Load Systems International. »

50th Liebherr LTM11200-9.1

50th Liebherr LTM11200-9.1

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has sold its 50th 1,200 tonne LTM 11200-9.1 All Terrain crane to Japanese transport company Yamagata »

MacGregors for China

MacGregors for China

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese shipbuilder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding has ordered two 100 tonne MacGregor AHC subsea cranes »

Mugs for a wheelchair

Mugs for a wheelchair

August 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

High Drive Recruitment is offering mugs for crane operators to help fund an electric wheelchair for Duncan Kemp »

Palfinger and Kamaz form JVs

Palfinger and Kamaz form JVs

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger and Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz have reached an agreement to establish two joint venture companies in Russia. »

Sennebogen for Polish pipes

Sennebogen for Polish pipes

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Polish steel pipe manufacturer ZPU Jońca has purchased a 40 tonne Sennebogen 643 telescopic mobile crane. »

Tower crane over

Tower crane over

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday near Stuttgart, Germany, when the ground gave way »

Crane recovers plane

Crane recovers plane

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane was called in this weekend to remove an aircraft that crash landed at Doncaster Airport, UK »

Cohet takes over at Arcomet

Cohet takes over at Arcomet

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Belgian tower crane company Arcomet has restructured its management team as Dirk Theyskens resigns »

Tadano boosted by Japan

Tadano boosted by Japan

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported a solid start to its fiscal year with a double digit rise in first quarter revenues »

First Potain MCi 48 in India

First Potain MCi 48 in India

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Indian contractor Divakar has taken delivery of the first Potain MCi 48 C tower crane in India »

Marine crane failure

Marine crane failure

August 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A marine crane on the bulk carrier Seapace broke free from its pedestal this week, injuring the operator »

Tat Hong recovers in Oz

Tat Hong recovers in Oz

August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Revenues and profits at Tat Hong declined further in the first quarter but reports positive signs from Australia »

Help Dunc get mobile

Help Dunc get mobile

August 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

Readers have alerted us to the fact that Duncan Kemp, a well-known ballast truck driver in the UK is recovering from a serious heart attack and needs help to get mobile again »

Ramirent Norge MD departs

Ramirent Norge MD departs

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The managing director of Ramirent Norway Bjørn Larsen has decided to leave his position by mutual agreement »

Crane over in N. Carolina

Crane over in N. Carolina

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned yesterday on Interstate 40 to the east of Winston-Salem, North Carolina »

New quality director for Link Belt

New quality director for Link Belt

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Greyson Meers as director of quality with full responsibility for quality standards »

Crane Interest Group meeting

Crane Interest Group meeting

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA will hold its annual mobile Crane Interest Group open meeting on Tuesday 16th September. »

200 tonner for Select

200 tonner for Select

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Select Plant Hire has taken delivery of a second 200 tonne Liebherr LTM 1200 All Terrain crane. »

The singing crane operator

The singing crane operator

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tower crane operator Barry Kelly of Irish crane & lifting was recently filmed by Irish television company RTE »

Crane Rental Corp adds to fleet

Crane Rental Corp adds to fleet

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Florida based Crane Rental Corporation has made substantial investments in its crane and heavy transport fleet. »

Tadanos for Schmidbauer

Tadanos for Schmidbauer

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Germany’s largest crane rental company Schmidbauer has taken delivery of four Tadano All Terrain cranes. »

Old Gottwalds never die

Old Gottwalds never die

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

News of ALE's 1,200 tonne Gottwald AK912 celebrating its 30th birthday with a job in Antwerp »

New training company

New training company

August 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

A new lifting related training company, SWL Training has been established in the UK by Kevin Bennison »

New research building for Tadano

New research building for Tadano

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has opened a new experimental research and testing hall at its plant in Lauf, Germany »

Strongco decline continues

Strongco decline continues

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane dealer Strongco has reported another challenging quarter of lower revenues and profits »

Fatal tower crane collapse

Fatal tower crane collapse

August 11, 2014 | Comments (3)

Two men died on Friday when a large tower crane collapsed during erection near Paris, France »

Crane operator injured

Crane operator injured

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

An operator was injured today when his crane overturned, damaging his cab in Grand Meadow, Minnesota »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest edition of German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Losses mount at Essex

Losses mount at Essex

August 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

US crawler crane rental company Essex Crane has posted is half year results with losses continuing to grow »

Sennebogen to launch 100 tonne telescopic crawler

Sennebogen to launch 100 tonne telescopic crawler

August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sennebogen is to launch a 100 tonne capacity telescopic crawler crane which will be the largest in its range »

Europe keeps Palfinger on track

Europe keeps Palfinger on track

August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has published its second quarter results with revenue growth slowing slightly as profitability improves »

Barry Fry calls time

Barry Fry calls time

August 7, 2014 | Comments (4)

UK crane veteran Barry Fry – UK sales manager for Grove cranes - is retiring after 40 years in the industry »

Manitex hits new records

Manitex hits new records

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitex has reported record revenues and profits for its first half and second quarter »

12 gantry cranes for Rio

12 gantry cranes for Rio

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Brazilian port operator Grupo Libra has ordered 12 Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes for its terminal in Rio. »

Wenzel joins Riga Mainz

Wenzel joins Riga Mainz

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ex-Mammoet Germany general manager Uwe Wenzel has teamed up with Riga Mainz »

TNT buys into Canada

TNT buys into Canada

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Texas TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired the Canadian crane and transport group Stampede /Eagle West »

1,000th Terex straddle carrier

1,000th Terex straddle carrier

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

The North Sea Terminal - Bremerhaven has taken delivery of the 1,000th Terex diesel-electric straddle carrier. »

Michelin launches trailer tyre

Michelin launches trailer tyre

August 5, 2014 | Comments (5)

Michelin has launched its new trailer tyre – the 385/65 R 22.5 X Multi T – intended for the European market. »

Tadano ATF90G-4 for Austin

Tadano ATF90G-4 for Austin

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Texas based Austin Crane Service has collected its first 90 tonne Tadano ATF 90G-4 All Terrain crane »

New crane joins the old

New crane joins the old

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Colorado Crane has purchased a new Link Belt HTC-86100 truck crane joining a 33 year old HC-218A lattice crane »

Profits jump at H&E

Profits jump at H&E

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment Services has reported a strong improvement in second quarter and half year profits »

Deutz to close facility

Deutz to close facility

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deutz has announced the closure of its exchange engine production site in Übersee, Germany. »

Strong first quarter for Kobelco Cranes

Strong first quarter for Kobelco Cranes

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes has reported sharp rise in first quarter revenues while profits have doubled »

Manitowoc dips

Manitowoc dips

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has posted lower sales and profits for the second quarter and half year »

Unic trains the armed forces

Unic trains the armed forces

July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Unic Cranes Europe has provided spider crane training for UK and Danish military servicemen. »

Ramirent slide continues

Ramirent slide continues

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental group Ramirent has reported another quarter of declining revenues and profits. »

AT overturns in Texas

AT overturns in Texas

July 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

A four axle All Terrain crane overturned near Panna Maria, outside of San Antonia, Texas. »

50th GMK6400 delivered

50th GMK6400 delivered

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Gebr. Markewitsch has taken delivery of the 50th Grove GMK6400 »

Crane overturn in California

Crane overturn in California

July 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A truck crane overturned in Laguna Beach, California, on Friday with the boom landing on a home »

Two Tadanos for Hewitt

Two Tadanos for Hewitt

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company J. Hewitt Crane Hire has taken delivery of two 40 tonne Tadano ATF 40G-2 All Terrain cranes »

A dozen Liebherrs for Ainscough

A dozen Liebherrs for Ainscough

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has ordered 12 new Liebherr All Terrain cranes »

Self-erector flips

Self-erector flips

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A trailer mounted self-erecting tower crane has overturned on a site in Edinburgh, Indiana yesterday »

700t Terex for Wagenborg Nedlift

700t Terex for Wagenborg Nedlift

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

International heavy lift specialist Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a new Terex AC 700 All Terrain crane »

Terex Cranes makes progress

Terex Cranes makes progress

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes continues to see revenue declines, but posted a stronger second quarter with higher profits »

Another tree incident

Another tree incident

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned yesterday in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts, as it lifted tree limbs »

CPA updates tower crane guidance

CPA updates tower crane guidance

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK’s CPA has published a good practice guide for tower cranes working alongside railway lines »

Terex shifts Demag production

Terex shifts Demag production

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex is relocating production of its Demag overhead cranes to its newly upgraded facility in Oklahoma. »

Ainscough opens new training centre

Ainscough opens new training centre

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has opened a wind energy training centre in Falkirk, Scotland »

Crane fire in Michigan

Crane fire in Michigan

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane caught fire on the I-75 Interstate in Bay City, Michigan, on Friday. »

Liebherr Sunderland celebrates 25 years

Liebherr Sunderland celebrates 25 years

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr’s maritime crane production facility in Sunderland, UK has celebrated its 25th anniversary. »

Crane operator trapped

Crane operator trapped

July 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was trapped when the crane he was operating rolled down a bank near Toronto »

Lucky escape as crane overturns

Lucky escape as crane overturns

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

A 220 tonne AT crane overturned in Germany this morning landing on a house and trapping a man »

Flat quarter for Hiab

Flat quarter for Hiab

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Second quarter revenues for loader crane manufacturer Hiab were flat but order intake jumped 26% »

Cargotec changes mind on MacGregor flotation

Cargotec changes mind on MacGregor flotation

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has decided to reverse is plan to list its MacGregor crane business on an Asian stock market »

Two Kobelco’s for Bangladesh

Two Kobelco’s for Bangladesh

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kobelco Cranes India has shipped two 100 tonne CKL1000i lattice boom crawler cranes to Bangladesh »

Climbing for Colin

Climbing for Colin

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Members of the Tadano UK team are planning to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland in September to rais funds for charity »

New GM for Tidd Crane Australia

New GM for Tidd Crane Australia

July 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Zealand based TRT has appointed Phil Chadwick as general manager Tidd crane Australia »

Ramirent and Zeppelin team up

Ramirent and Zeppelin team up

July 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent and Zeppelin Rental have agreed a JV to bid on the Fehmarnbelt between Denmark and Germany »

Crawler takes out power lines

Crawler takes out power lines

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A lattice boom crawler crane has overturned in Germany after coming into contact with overhead lines. »

Crane drops AC unit

Crane drops AC unit

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned in Abilene, Texas on Monday as it placed a new air conditioning units »

Manitowoc completes MLC650 testing

Manitowoc completes MLC650 testing

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has completed maximum load testing for its new 650 tonne MLC650 crawler crane »

18 E-RTGs for Vietnam

18 E-RTGs for Vietnam

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Vietnamese port operator Haiphong Port has ordered a further six Terex E-RTG rubber tryed gantry cranes. »

TNT acquires Rent-A-Crane

TNT acquires Rent-A-Crane

July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired Oklahoma Rent-A-Crane in an assets purchase deal »

BKL expands management team

BKL expands management team

July 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

German rental company BKL has appointed Michael Findeiß and Franz Schwaiger to its senior management team. »

F200E for UK moulding company

F200E for UK moulding company

July 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK injection moulding company Chess Plastics has taken delivery of a 20 tonne Galizia F200E Plus pick & carry crane. »

New facility for Gunnebo

New facility for Gunnebo

July 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lifting equipment manufacturer Gunnebo has opened a new production facility in Växjö, Sweden »

New marketing VP for Manitowoc

New marketing VP for Manitowoc

July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has appointed a new vice president of global marketing - Ion Warner »

HK 65 for Germany

HK 65 for Germany

July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

German based M. Walter has taken delivery of a 65 tonne Tadano Faun HK 65 truck-mounted crane. »

Tower crane pad gives way

Tower crane pad gives way

July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane crashed onto a building in Vienna on Saturday after the slab it was sitting on broke in two »

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now available online to read or download. »

New technical director for FLGS

New technical director for FLGS

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

FLG Services the lifting equipment sales, rental and service has appointed Tony Longmire as technical director. »

Foundation crane overturns in Sydney

Foundation crane overturns in Sydney

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The crane reported to have overturned this morning in Sydney, NSW is in fact a crane based drilling rig »

Six Liebherrs for new depot

Six Liebherrs for new depot

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

German rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has ordered six Liebherr cranes for its new facility in Ingolstadt. »

LHM 550 for Norwegian port

LHM 550 for Norwegian port

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Port Authority of Drammen has taken delivery of a Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. »

Heavydrive takes heavy-duty spiders

Heavydrive takes heavy-duty spiders

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

German mini and spider crane rental company Heavydrive has ordered two UNIC URW-1006 spider cranes. »

Five truck cranes for Davis

Five truck cranes for Davis

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Davis Motor Crane Service of Irving, Texas, has purchased five new 36.3 tonne Terex T 340-1 truck cranes »

Excavator pulls crane over

Excavator pulls crane over

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Alberta, Canada while carrying out a tandem lift with an excavator »

50t Tadano for Merkel

50t Tadano for Merkel

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Merkel Autokrane has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane »

Violent storm brings down tower crane

Violent storm brings down tower crane

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

An exceptionally violent storm in north Bavaria, took down a tower crane along with a on Monday »

Tat Hong sells Australian premises

Tat Hong sells Australian premises

July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has announced the sale and lease back of five Tutt Bryant locations in Australia in order to reduce debt »

Tat Hong sells Hup Hin

Tat Hong sells Hup Hin

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong has sold its 70% stake in Singapore based Hup Hin Transport for S$20.6 million in cash »

ANSI certifies CIC crane operator programmes

ANSI certifies CIC crane operator programmes

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Four crane operator certification programmes run by Crane Institute Certification have been ANSI accredited »

First LR 11000 delivered

First LR 11000 delivered

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first 1,000 tonne Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane has been delivered and carried out its first job. »

Boom truck shock

Boom truck shock

July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man was shocked on Thursday when the boom truck he was operating touched power lines in Nova Scotia »

Fourth 500t for Havator

Fourth 500t for Havator

July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish crane company Havator has taken delivery of its fourth 500 tonne Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain crane. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to recruit a crane, access or telehandler person or looking for a new job don't miss the deadline »

Terex Boom Booster ready

Terex Boom Booster ready

July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes is now ready to ship, its new Boom Booster kit for the 1,600 tonne CC 8800-1 crawler crane. »

Grove dealership for Crowland

Grove dealership for Crowland

July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Crowland Cranes has been appointed as UK dealer for Grove RT and industrial pick & carry cranes »

Another Tadano for M&M

Another Tadano for M&M

July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based M&M Mobile Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane »

Near miss as crane drops

Near miss as crane drops

July 2, 2014 | Comments (1)

A man walking down a street had a near miss when a falling crane boom/tower missed him by millimetres »

NCCCO certifies 100,000th operator

NCCCO certifies 100,000th operator

July 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

The USA’s National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators has certified its 100,000th person »

Manitowoc Australia drops Tidd Crane

Manitowoc Australia drops Tidd Crane

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes Australia has stopped distributing the Tidd PC25 pick and carry crane. »

Crane tips

Crane tips

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday in the town of Ober-Ramstadt, near Darmstadt »

30,000th Liebherr mobile crane

30,000th Liebherr mobile crane

June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has built and delivered its 30,000 mobile crane to Mexican-based Grupo DPH. »

Tower crane ballet

Tower crane ballet

June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Last Wednesday the Greek National Opera presented the ‘Dance of the Cranes’ open air ballet with 10 tower cranes »

Fatal tower crane fall

Fatal tower crane fall

June 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A mechanic fell to his death last night while working on a tower crane in Breitenfeld-Mitterdorf, Austria »

Tandem lift goes wrong

Tandem lift goes wrong

June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two cranes collapsed at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Wednesday, injuring five people »

Two new locations for Mammoet

Two new locations for Mammoet

June 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil and a new crane depot in the Port of Antwerp »

Chairman for Cargotec China

Chairman for Cargotec China

June 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Martin M. Lin, has been appointed chairman of Cargotec Industries (China) effective August first. »

Multiple fatalities in man-basket failure

June 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Seven men were killed and one injured at a platform construction yard in Mexico when a man-basket fell from a crane »

Tadano double for Rothmund

Tadano double for Rothmund

June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Rothmund has taken delivery of a 220 tonne and 70 tonne Tadano crane. »

Tadano for KVS

Tadano for KVS

June 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

German rental company KVS Michael Mross has taken delivery of a 50 tonne Tadano ATF 50G-3 All Terrain crane. »

Liebherr and Kamaz team up

Liebherr and Kamaz team up

June 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr and Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz have signed a joint partnership for the development of diesel and gas engines. »

Honnen opens new Salt Lake facility

Honnen opens new Salt Lake facility

June 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Grove, Manitowoc and JLG distributor, Honnen Equipment has opened its new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. »

Shipyard inaugurates new crane

Shipyard inaugurates new crane

June 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

International Ship Repair of Tampa, Florida has celebrated the delivery of its new 250 tonne Manitowoc 999 crane »

Potea deliver trencher launch crane

Potea deliver trencher launch crane

June 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Protea has delivered an advanced trencher handling crane to Canyon Offshore for its latest trencher, the T1500 »

More cost overruns at Kalmar

More cost overruns at Kalmar

June 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kalmar owner Cargotec has increased its estimates for cost overruns at its Kalmar division »

Another Liebherr for SCH

Another Liebherr for SCH

June 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Specialist Crane Hire has purchased a new Liebherr LTM1130-5.1. »

Big articulated crane overturn

Big articulated crane overturn

June 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

A larger articulated crane overturned this morning in Switzerland after an outrigger gave way. »

New high speed crane tyre

New high speed crane tyre

June 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

BKT has launched a new high speed All Terrain crane tyre, the Airomax AM 27 »

First RT550E in Singapore

First RT550E in Singapore

June 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Daiya has taken delivery of the first 45 tonne Grove RT550E Rough Terrain crane in Singapore. »

Second 750t for H.N Krane

Second 750t for H.N Krane

June 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

North German crane company H.N. Krane has taken delivery of a second 750 tonne Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 »

Cargotec sells Indian engineering centre

Cargotec sells Indian engineering centre

June 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar is selling its engineering centre in Pune, India to Citec »

Fatal tower crane incident

Fatal tower crane incident

June 12, 2014 | Comments (2)

One man is dead and another seriously injured after a tower crane overturned in Switzerland yesterday »

Liebherr develops armoured rescue crane

Liebherr develops armoured rescue crane

June 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has developed a four axle armoured crane rescue vehicle for the German Army. »

Liebherr introduces a smart grab

Liebherr introduces a smart grab

June 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has launched SmartGrip a productivity boosting grab system for its mobile harbour cranes »

Titan loss grows on higher revenues

Titan loss grows on higher revenues

June 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based distributor Titan Machinery has reported higher losses in spite of solid revenue improvements »

ALE launches Mega Jack 800

ALE launches Mega Jack 800

June 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy transport and lifting company ALE has unveiled its new Mega Jack 800. »

Ramirent refinances

Ramirent refinances

June 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Ramirent has refinanced its €145 million revolving credit line. »

Link Belt appoints training manager

Link Belt appoints training manager

June 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt Construction Equipment has appointed Dave Tripp as its new training manger. »

First JMG cranes for Collé

First JMG cranes for Collé

June 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Collé Rental & Sales has added its first JMG pick & carry cranes to its fleet »

Kyle Nape moves to Link Belt

Kyle Nape moves to Link Belt

June 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Kyle Nape as district manager south central USA, following his departure from Sany »

Crane Rental takes Terex tower

Crane Rental takes Terex tower

June 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Orlando based Crane Rental Corporation has taken delivery of a Terex Peiner SK-415 tower crane. »

Challenger for ABA

Challenger for ABA

June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company ABA Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Terex crane – a 60 tonne Challenger 3180. »

Large Crawlers for Deep South

Large Crawlers for Deep South

June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deep South has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Terex CC 2400-1 and a 1,600 tonne CC 8800-1 Crawler Crane. »

Crane lands on new funeral home

Crane lands on new funeral home

June 5, 2014 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane overturned in West Fargo, North Dakota, yesterday - the boom landed on a new building »

Benazzato in the UK & Ireland

Benazzato in the UK & Ireland

June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian tower crane manufacturer Benazzato Gru has appointed Rossa Consulting as its UK/Ireland distributor. »

Riding the chains

Riding the chains

June 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted on a construction site in Potsdam, Germany yesterday a man riding the crane slings with ladder »

Tower crane overturn

Tower crane overturn

June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned yesterday in Ulm-Böfingen, Germany no one was injured »

Manitowoc appoints EnCORE partner

Manitowoc appoints EnCORE partner

June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane Care has appointed Sigdo Koppers as its official EnCORE partner for Chile and the Andes region. »

Palfinger Sany to launch truck crane

Palfinger Sany to launch truck crane

June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany Mobile Cranes will launch a 25 tonne truck mounted crane at the CCT show in Moscow tomorrow »

Konecranes appoints in Africa

Konecranes appoints in Africa

June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Konecranes has appointed Paterson Simons as sole distributor for its overhead cranes in Nigeria. »

TPS takes three STSs

TPS takes three STSs

June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chilean container terminal operator TPS has ordered three Leibherr ship to shore container cranes. »

Two die in man basket fall

Two die in man basket fall

May 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two construction workers died on Friday in Winters, Callifornia when a man basket fell from a crane »

Crane slips off road

Crane slips off road

May 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Several of you have passed on details of a traffic incident in the UK yesterday involving a mobile crane »

LHM 550 for French port

LHM 550 for French port

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

French container terminal operator TGO has taken delivery of a Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. »

Tat Hong decline gains pace

Tat Hong decline gains pace

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane company Tat Hong has reported further declines in revenue and profits »

Mobi-Hub takes AC 1000

Mobi-Hub takes AC 1000

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane and logistics provider Mobi-Hub has taken delivery of a Terex AC 1000 All Terrain crane. »

89% profit boost for Tadano

89% profit boost for Tadano

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported an 89% jump in pre-tax profits on revenues up almost 35 percent. »

Palfinger Sany RTs for Russia

Palfinger Sany RTs for Russia

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Sany has completed Russian certification for three models of Rough Terrain cranes. »

Jekko dealer meeting

Jekko dealer meeting

May 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian mini crane and spider lift manufacturer Jekko recently held its first international dealer meeting »

Sennebogen opens Academy & Museum

Sennebogen opens Academy & Museum

May 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

German crane and material handling manufacturer Sennebogen has opened its new training academy and museum »

Crane access gone mad

Crane access gone mad

May 27, 2014 | Comments (7)

Photos sent to us by a reader show one of the craziest examples of working at height we have seen for some time »

Colin Burnett 1951-2014

Colin Burnett 1951-2014

May 26, 2014 | Comments (4)

We have received the news that UK crane industry veteran Colin Burnett has died after a long illness »

Terex success at Vertikal Days

Terex success at Vertikal Days

May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes booked a record number of orders at Vertikal Days, to customers from N.Scotland to Cornwall »

A close call

A close call

May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane was saved from overturning by trees in Weinheim, Germany last Thursday »

Expansion for Tadano Oceania

Expansion for Tadano Oceania

May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australian based Tadano Oceania has moved to new premises in Sydney adding space and additional facilities »

Crane overturns in Chile

Crane overturns in Chile

May 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane overturned in Antofagasta, Chile on Saturday when the ground under an outrigger gave way »

25,000 photos

25,000 photos

May 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Earlier this week we posted the 25,000th photograph on Vertikal.net, all of them accessible on the site »

Zuidnatie takes Model 8s

Zuidnatie takes Model 8s

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Antwerp terminal operator Zuidnatie has taken delivery of two Terex Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour cranes. »