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Crane slips off wind farm road

Crane slips off wind farm road

April 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Another All Terrain crane became a casualty of narrow wind farm approach roads in Ireland last week. »

MEC appoints All Access 24

April 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

MEC has confirmed All Access 24 of Stockholm, Sweden, as its distributor for Sweden and Denmark »

Böcker for ABA

Böcker for ABA

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company ABA Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Böcker AK44-4000 truck mounted crane. »

United triples profits

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based United Rentals has reported a seven percent rise in first quarter revenues »

Terex launches its biggest luffer

April 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Terex recently unveiled its largest luffing tower crane to date - the 1,600 tonne/metre CTL 1600-66. »

Strong start for Lavendon

April 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Powered access group Lavendon has reported a strong first quarter with rental rates up 8 percent »

Wireco acquires Endenburg

Wireco acquires Endenburg

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wire rope specialist WireCo has acquired the assets of Dutch wire rope, chain and lifting gear distributor Endenburg »

Utah boom buckle

Utah boom buckle

April 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while lifting a cooler onto an building in Provo, Utah yesterday »

Fatal tower crane collapse in Malaysia

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator died when his crane collapsed on a high rise site near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday »

Mel Sachett 1946 -2014

April 16, 2014 | Comments (3)

We can now confirm the sudden death of life long crane man Mel Sachett, of Technical Lifting Solutions in the UK »

Crane operator fined

Crane operator fined

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The operator of the crane that overturned injuring 16 people in Germany last June has been fined. »

New president for Hiab

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Roland Sundén, 61, has been appointed president of Hiab, effective from the start of May. »

This is the way to Amarillo

This is the way to Amarillo

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Amarillo, Texas based Panhandle Steel Erectors has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF 130G-5 »

LTM 1750-9.1 for Moh Seng

LTM 1750-9.1 for Moh Seng

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore-based Moh Seng Cranes has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane in South East Asia. »

10 Manitowocs for ALL

10 Manitowocs for ALL

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased 10 of Manitowoc’s new MLC300 crawler cranes with VPC technology »

Sarens appoints communication manager

Sarens appoints communication manager

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy lifting and transportation company Sarens has appointed An Steylemans as group communication manager »

Boom overturn in Germany

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom lift fell onto a home in Vechta, Germany on Saturday throwing a man from the platform »

Vertikal Days just a month away

Vertikal Days just a month away

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

We are just one month away from this year’s Vertikal Days event and it looks set to be a great show »

MBO at Scholpp Crane & Transport

MBO at Scholpp Crane & Transport

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Martin Scholpp has acquired the German crane and transport division of the Scholpp Group. »

Ramirent loses Danish MD

Ramirent loses Danish MD

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Erik Høi, senior vice president of Ramirent Denmark has decided to leave the company by mutual agreement »

Titan to restructure after profit slump

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

US equipment distributor Titan Machinery has published 2014 results and announced closures and layoffs »

Tadanos for ThermaPrime

Tadanos for ThermaPrime

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Malina takes 5800

Malina takes 5800

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

A funny thought for Friday

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Its Friday and we thought that the following story was very funny, and yet carries a message »

Babcock expands crane fleet

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Mobile harbour crane to Oz

Mobile harbour crane to Oz

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Tagattach appoints in Canada

Tagattach appoints in Canada

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Kosran seeks investor

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Irish security system developer Kosran is seeking an investor for its new access control technology »

A Brighton Prayer

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Brighton, UK yesterday two men working on a narrow ledge three metres above concrete steps »

Cramo acquires compact earth moving specialist

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cramo has acquired Finnish compact earthmoving rental company OptiRent for an undisclosed sum »

Tadano delivers Hewden ATs

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

ALE acquires ECR Group

ALE acquires ECR Group

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Konecranes upside down RTG

Konecranes upside down RTG

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Tadano acquires Cranes UK

Tadano acquires Cranes UK

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

60 MacGregor cranes

60 MacGregor cranes

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough appoints sales director

Ainscough appoints sales director

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Igo for Stephenson

Igo for Stephenson

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

25m CMCs for Pol and Lumar

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dutch rental companies Pol Hoogwerkers and Lumar have both taken delivery of a CMC PLA 250 truck mounted lift. »

The good, the bad and the ugly

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A reader in Asia has sent us photos with two completely contrasting methods of working at height »

Terex launches mobile harbour crane

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

EnCore refurbs tower crane

EnCore refurbs tower crane

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New ops manager for Dueco

New ops manager for Dueco

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

IronPlanet wins defence bid

IronPlanet wins defence bid

April 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

JMG confirms CLE dealership

JMG confirms CLE dealership

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes boosts support in S.E Asia

Terex Cranes boosts support in S.E Asia

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crawler crane overturn

Fatal crawler crane overturn

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen moves UK crane distribution

Sennebogen moves UK crane distribution

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Structural scissor lift collapse

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

A GSL scissor lift dating from 1998 collapsed suddenly in Germany yesterday seriously injuring a man on the platform »

40 Cattaneos for BKL

40 Cattaneos for BKL

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Gemini for 1 Up

April 4, 2014 | Comments (3)

UK based rental company 1 Up Access has taken delivery of a 20 metre RAM Gemini 20.35 PTJ truck mounted lift. »

Riding containers in Sochi

Riding containers in Sochi

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Penz recruits in the UK

April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Penz Crane has appointed Jason Lowthorpe as its UK/Ireland area manager and added new UK dealers »

OSHA revises powerline standards

OSHA revises powerline standards

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

HSS acquires second generator company

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

HSS Hire has acquired Scottish generator hire company Apex Generators from owners Nevis Capital. »

350 tonner for Hüffermann

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

50 Grove RTs for Chunjo

50 Grove RTs for Chunjo

April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

30 new RTs for Maxim

30 new RTs for Maxim

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Effer adds Middle East partner

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian loader crane manufacturer Effer has appointed Al Mahroos as its new dealer in the Middle East. »

More Liebherrs for Megalift

More Liebherrs for Megalift

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

25 Terex cranes for Amquip

25 Terex cranes for Amquip

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen for Pakistan

Sennebogen for Pakistan

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Maeda LC785M-8 for Daniel Smith Industries

Maeda LC785M-8 for Daniel Smith Industries

April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New sales & marketing director for Nationwide

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lavendon’s UK business - Nationwide Platforms - has appointed Jeremy Jowett as sales & marketing director »

New lightweight van mounts from Time

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Time International claims it has developed the world’s lightest series of van mounted access platforms. »

Danger Tower

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in the UK, a man on a tower at around five metres, totally oblivious to its safe use »

H.E places £10m order

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company H.E Services has ordered 250 Manitou telehandlers in an order worth £10 million »

Lifterz launches Sky-Loo

April 1, 2014 | Comments (6)

UK based rental company Lifterz has added a new accessory, intended to help contractors improve productivity »

New CEO for Hirepool

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Zealand based rental company Hirepool has appointed Brian Stephen as chief executive, replacing Mike Foureur »

100 tonner for Berry

April 1, 2014 | Comments (4)

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

Profits slide at Strongco

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Skyking takes on Easy

March 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

UK based Skyking has appointed Malcolm Kitt as sales manager and is taking over Easylift spider lift distribution »

Roberto Pagliarulo 1982 – 2014

March 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

Italian aerial lift manufacturer C.M.C has confirmed the untimely death of marketing manager Roberto Pagliarulo »

Martina Moritsch to step down

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Wiesbauer takes HK65

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Kimberly renews facility

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based access rental group Kimberly has renewed its banking facility with RBS for a further five years »

Steady progress at Wacker Neuson

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Austrian compact telehandler producer Wacker Neuson has reported its full year numbers for 2013 »

Crane snags overhead lines

Crane snags overhead lines

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Crane drops jib

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New product safety manager for Genie

March 28, 2014 | Comments (3)

Genie has appointed Lee Vickers as product safety & compliance manager for the European region »

Mammoet turns local port into heavy lift terminal

Mammoet turns local port into heavy lift terminal

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Access at the forefront

March 28, 2014 | Comments (1)

Most of us have seen viral ads from companies like Volkswagen, here is one with aerial lifts »

Where’s the pallet?

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in the UK a man using a fork lift as a form of powered access in order to reach his football. »

SA French opens its doors

SA French opens its doors

March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Finland changes regs on transport platforms

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has taken delivery of 45 Geda transport platforms after Finland changes its regulations on their use »

A dozen Tadanos for Coast

A dozen Tadanos for Coast

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Obama in Waregem

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

President Obama visited the Belgium town of Waregem yesterday, home of TVH, Gunco and DK Rentals »

LUXcranes luffer photos

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

The Speedy show

The Speedy show

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Special Valla for Hird

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Big Liebherr investment in Switzerland

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Weathervaning  in action

Weathervaning in action

March 25, 2014 | Comments (3)

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

750 tonner to Ireland

750 tonner to Ireland

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Good turnout in Bern

Good turnout in Bern

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

1,001 Indian Potains

1,001 Indian Potains

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr adds 53K

Liebherr adds 53K

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

LTM 1750-9.1 for Gertzen

LTM 1750-9.1 for Gertzen

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Wagstaff takes GMK6300L

Wagstaff takes GMK6300L

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New furniture hoist company

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Runaway crane wheel causes havoc

Runaway crane wheel causes havoc

March 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

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

Huisman to build world’s largest crane

Huisman to build world’s largest crane

March 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Seven harbour cranes for South America

Seven harbour cranes for South America

March 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal man basket fall

Fatal man basket fall

March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New telescopics from Isoli

March 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Italian truck mounted lift manufacturer Isoli is launching a new range of 3.5 tonne PT telescopics »

Essex confirms new CEO

March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Major account manager for Broderson

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Wilbert rescued from administration

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

IPS appoints dealer manager

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based replacement parts and after-sales service supplier IPS has appointed Lee McCarthy as dealer manager. »

Kalmar upgrades gantries

March 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Wolffkran unveils city crane

March 18, 2014 | Comments (1)

German tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran has unveiled a new six tonne flat top Wolff 5014 City crane. »

Grove GMK 6400 for Crane Service

March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New plate for new crane

New plate for new crane

March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Bay Crane Expands

Bay Crane Expands

March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New VP sales for Terex Cranes

March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Grove Crane Care dealer for Ireland

Grove Crane Care dealer for Ireland

March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New rental sales head for H&E

New rental sales head for H&E

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Frost to chair CPA crane group

Frost to chair CPA crane group

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr pay dispute settled

March 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

New appointments at Manitowoc

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers spotted

Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers spotted

March 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Dutch office for MCS

March 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator electrocuted

Crane operator electrocuted

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

19% growth at Manitex

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Trailer flips with crane

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

AB2000 takes first Liebherr cranes

March 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Galizia for Trellerborg

Galizia for Trellerborg

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Liftout Valla

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Böcker crane for City Lifting

Böcker crane for City Lifting

March 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

H&E up 17.5%

H&E up 17.5%

March 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Tower cranes collide in London

March 7, 2014 | Comments (6)

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

Samson/Manitowoc unveil revolutionary crane rope

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

CTE lifts for Briggs

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK division of Briggs Equipment has purchased two CTE truck mounted lifts for its N Ireland branch »

Another boom truck overturn

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Centlec goes for Manotti

Centlec goes for Manotti

March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Teupen appoints Riwal Brazil

March 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

German aerial lift manufacturer Teupen has appointed Riwal as its exclusive distributor in Brazil »

Another strong quarter for Skyjack

March 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Industrial division of Linamar has reported a 28 percent rise in fourth quarter revenues »

Platform Sales & Hire expands

March 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Platform Sales & Hire has expanded its Midlands access centre with Skyjack scissors and Easy spider lifts »

Mammoet opens in Cairo

Mammoet opens in Cairo

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Conexpo drone

Conexpo drone

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Strong growth continues at Ashtead

Strong growth continues at Ashtead

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Third Tadano for York

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Kardon takes four 1850SJ

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Gordon McGruer of UK based Kardon Kontracts placed one of the first orders for JLG’s new 185ft boom lifts »

A glimpse of Conexpo during build up

A glimpse of Conexpo during build up

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New treasurer for Manitowoc

New treasurer for Manitowoc

March 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Conexpo opens tomorrow

Conexpo opens tomorrow

March 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Grove RT for stone handling

Grove RT for stone handling

March 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Bishop takes Delta

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Emerson opens west London depot

Emerson opens west London depot

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Speedy concludes financial investigation

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Speedy has announced the results of the investigation into financial irregularities in its Overseas division »

Janne Niska 1975 -2014

February 28, 2014 | Comments (1)

We have just received the news that Janne Niska, founder/owner of Finnish rental company Janneniska has died »

The Vertikal Guide to Conexpo

The Vertikal Guide to Conexpo

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Andries Slootmans R.I.P

Andries Slootmans R.I.P

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

A pallet platform that plumbs new depths

A pallet platform that plumbs new depths

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Encore in Africa

Manitowoc Encore in Africa

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr straddle carriers for ECT

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

GSR for RKP

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company RKP Access Platforms has added a 22 metre GSR E228TJ truck mounted lift to its fleet »

JLG breaks boom record

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

JLG will unveil a new record breaking 185ft self-propelled boom lift - the 1850SJ - at Conexpo next week »

Fatal crane overturn at wedding

February 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

New Bluelift hybrid and dealer

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Italian spider manufacturer Bluelift is to launch a new hybrid C22/11 and has appointed a new dealer in Russia »

MacGregor takes Eastern orders

MacGregor takes Eastern orders

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Swiss army cranes

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Rams for UK Tool Hire

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Rental company UK Tool Hire has ordered a significant number of Ram Gemini 20:35PTJ truck mounted lifts »

Kramer to extend its range

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wacker Neuson subsidiary Kramer is planning to launch three new telehandlers later this year. »

Niftylift launches new narrow booms

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Niftylift has launched two new fully redesigned and updated versions of its narrow HR15N and HR17N booms. »

New WA/SA manager for Tadano Australia

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Progress on telematics standardisation

Progress on telematics standardisation

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New cladding system

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company United Powered Access has developed a new trestle system for its Skyjack big-deck scissor lifts »

Tracked telehandler from Moorend

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK specialist tracked vehicle supplier Moorend has developed a 3.2 tonne tracked telehandler. »

62m rotor blade record

62m rotor blade record

February 24, 2014 | Comments (2)

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

HSE issues tower crane alert

HSE issues tower crane alert

February 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

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

Seven Tadanos for Iraq

Seven Tadanos for Iraq

February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Boom bend in the UK

Boom bend in the UK

February 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Record year for Ruthmann

February 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

German truck mounted lift manufacturer Ruthmann has reported record sales of €104 million for 2013. »

Ladder and the column

Ladder and the column

February 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Sluggish year for Terex Cranes

Sluggish year for Terex Cranes

February 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

First Genie SX180 delivered

February 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first 180ft Genie SX180 boom lifts have shipped, with one of the first delivered to US based Acme Lift »

Southern takes UK first

Southern takes UK first

February 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New 40m from Ruthmann

February 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

German truck mounted lift manufacturer Ruthmann has announced plans for a 40 metre T400 truck mounted lift. »

Palfinger achieves new records

Palfinger achieves new records

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Big plans for ATN

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

French aerial lift manufacturer ATN plans two new products for 2014 following a 25% increase in revenues »

22 Liebherrs for Africa

22 Liebherrs for Africa

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Klema adds five AT Groves

February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Five Palazzanis for India

February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mumbai international airport has taken delivery of three Palazzani TSJ25/C and two 27 metre TSJ27/C spider lifts »

Airo appoints UK dealer

February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tigieffe/Airo has moved into the UK with the appointment of joint venture Airo UK. »

Cranes & Access online

February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent profit crash

Ramirent profit crash

February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough goes for Turnkey Brakesafe

Ainscough goes for Turnkey Brakesafe

February 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Tat Hong slowdown continues

Tat Hong slowdown continues

February 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

First 36m Isoli goes to the UK

February 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first of Isoli’s new 36 metre PTJJ36.29 truck mounted lift is shipping to the UK for demonstration tours »

Profits rise at Cramo

February 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Half a million valid PAL cards

February 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

IPAF has confirmed that there are now 500,000 valid PAL Cards in use worldwide. »

Lifterz opens third depot

February 13, 2014 | Comments (3)

UK based access rental company Lifterz is opening its third location in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire »

New Hybrid crane maker

New Hybrid crane maker

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

ReachMaster take on Galizia

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal boom bus incident

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The operator of a large boom lift has died after his platform was struck by a bus in Los Angeles yesterday »

All Erection orders 30 Link Belts

All Erection orders 30 Link Belts

February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Three new Custom push-arounds

February 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Custom Equipment introduced three new push-around scissor lifts at The American Rental Show yesterday »

Volvo Rents is now BlueLine

February 10, 2014 | Comments (1)

Volvo Rents has changed its name to BlueLine Rental, following its on from its acquisition by Platinum Equity »

Another World Cup fatality

Another World Cup fatality

February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Tadano America adds three

February 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

AT slips into a ditch

AT slips into a ditch

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

H&E opens Texas branch

H&E opens Texas branch

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr appoints sales director

Liebherr appoints sales director

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Hinowa spider lift for Seeger

February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

German access rental company Seeger has taken delivery of a 17 metre spider lift for its fleet. »

Kimberly issues Genie Z-135/70 statement

February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kimberly Access, the owner of the Genie Z135/70 that overturned last June, has issued a statement regarding this week’s HSE bulletin »

Manitowoc lays off 250

February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes has laid off 250 employees at its Shady Grove plant on a permanent basis »

Schmidbauer adds Grove ATs

Schmidbauer adds Grove ATs

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

IMC Merwede orders MacGregor

IMC Merwede orders MacGregor

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck collapse in Ohio

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

HSE issues Z-135/70 Bulletin

February 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK Health & Safety Executive has issued a bulletin warning owners of Genie Z-135/70 boom lifts to check that they are calibrated »

Link-Belt to launch 150 ton RT

Link-Belt to launch 150 ton RT

February 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Raimondi establishes brazillian operation

February 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

KBW group, owner of Raimondi tower cranes has invested $40 million in a new crane plant in Ceará, Brazil. »

Crane veteran Paul Brown retires

January 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Boom truck destroys line of cars

Boom truck destroys line of cars

January 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Positive year for Manitowoc Crane

January 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Cranes restructures

Manitowoc Cranes restructures

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Crane slips while loading

Crane slips while loading

January 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

NMT takes first Explorer 5800

NMT takes first Explorer 5800

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Tighter controls demanded in Penang

Tighter controls demanded in Penang

January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New service manager for Al Laith

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dubai based Al Laith has appointed Michael Donnolly as service manager as Ray Parker retires »

New guidance on working at height

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The UK HSE has published its new working at height guidance, including two new easy to read guide books »

Changes at Altrex marketing

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Netherlands based ladder and tower manufacturer Altrex has appointed Jan Keizer as marketing manager »

MSG takes first German GMK400

MSG takes first German GMK400

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Self-erector overturn

Self-erector overturn

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Four injured after lightning strike

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New product support manager for Manitex

New product support manager for Manitex

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

200t Liebherr for Schröder

200t Liebherr for Schröder

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Speedy announces new CEO

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Speedy has promoted Mark Rogerson from chief operating officer to chief executive »

Bernard Hunter has a whale of a time!

Bernard Hunter has a whale of a time!

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Heavy winds hit cranes in Belgium

Heavy winds hit cranes in Belgium

January 27, 2014 | Comments (2)

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

Nano SPs for Gunco

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dutch rental company Gunco has purchased a large number of Power Towers Nano SP platforms »

David Baxter moves to Hamar

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Access industry marketeer David Baxter has joined Florida based Hamar as vice president marketing »

Another jib failure in London

January 26, 2014 | Comments (9)

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

Mills to spend $71 million on AWP

January 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Brazilian scaffolder and rental company Mills has confirmed its capital expenditure budget »

Crane falls off the back of a truck

Crane falls off the back of a truck

January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Two Groves for Felbermayr

Two Groves for Felbermayr

January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Crane hits car

Crane hits car

January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Crane slips off the road

Crane slips off the road

January 23, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

37m Ruthmann for LTECH

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Russian sales and rental company LTECH has taken delivery of a 37 metre Ruthmann T 370 truck mounted lift »

10 new Terex RTs for ALL

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Two Liebherrs for Hong Tai

Two Liebherrs for Hong Tai

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Böcker truck crane for BCHC

Böcker truck crane for BCHC

January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Loader crane overturn in UK

January 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

A loader crane overturned while lifting a generator in the city of Bath earlier today »

M1 fire recovery

M1 fire recovery

January 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Facelift adds chairman and looks towards franchising

January 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK-based access rental company Facelift has appointed a new chairman and is looking at franchising »

Two new Sennebogen for ASCO

Two new Sennebogen for ASCO

January 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc sells Chinese stake

Manitowoc sells Chinese stake

January 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Crane fire

Crane fire

January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New head for Riwal Sweden

January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Access and telehandler rental group Riwal has appointed Per Rohlwin as country manager Sweden »

What were they thinking?

What were they thinking?

January 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Ramirent outsources lift maintenance

January 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Rostek-Tekniikka has acquired the aerial lift maintenance operations of Ramirent Finland »

Link-Belt moves into Peru

Link-Belt moves into Peru

January 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

First Terex RTGs for Turkey

First Terex RTGs for Turkey

January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Another Tadano for Horizon

Another Tadano for Horizon

January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr Ireland dispute escalates

Liebherr Ireland dispute escalates

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

10 Potains for Hicrete

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

CECE appoints new president

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) has appointed Eric Lepine as president. »

750 tonner for Knaack

750 tonner for Knaack

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

IPAF North West UK meeting

January 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

IPAF is holding its North West UK regional meeting at the Cottons Hotel and Spa in Cheshire on the 30th January. »

NRC to introduce two 100t crawlers

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

10 JLG scissors for Schickling

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

German access rental company Schickling Arbeitsbühnen has taken delivery of 10 JLG 1932RS electric scissors »

Another US AT from Link-Belt

Another US AT from Link-Belt

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Mediaco adds 400t Groves

Mediaco adds 400t Groves

January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Electric RT Scissor from Skyjack

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Skyjack will unveil a DC electric version of its compact 32ft SJ6832RT Rough Terrain scissor lift at Conexpo »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

New MD for Eve

New MD for Eve

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane incident Chennai Metro

Fatal crane incident Chennai Metro

January 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Fatal scaffold fall

January 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A man working on a site at Sydney Harbour, Australia has died after a 30m fall from a scaffold »

Fatal load drop on UK site

January 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

JMG appoints Collé

JMG appoints Collé

January 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Boom upgrade kit for Liebherr LR1600/2

Boom upgrade kit for Liebherr LR1600/2

January 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Essex to auction older cranes

Essex to auction older cranes

January 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Raimondi ownership change

January 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc restructures debt

Manitowoc restructures debt

January 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion acquires M-tec

Zoomlion acquires M-tec

January 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

January 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Boom buckles on tree job

Boom buckles on tree job

January 3, 2014 | Comments (21)

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

New MD for Willenbrock

New MD for Willenbrock

January 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns in Phuket

Crane overturns in Phuket

January 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

Boom truck overturns

Boom truck overturns

January 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

Have a happy New Year's Eve

Have a happy New Year's Eve

December 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Whoops!

December 31, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Roxu cranes off to Costa Rica

Roxu cranes off to Costa Rica

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom drops onto turnpike

Crane boom drops onto turnpike

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Loader crane rips out power lines

December 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Penny launches new hydraulic spoil box

Penny launches new hydraulic spoil box

December 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

More Niftys for HWS

December 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch rental company HWS has ended the year by adding seven more Niftylifts to its fleet »

Gareth Jones to leave Ainscough

Gareth Jones to leave Ainscough

December 20, 2013 | Comments (12)

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

Link Belt boosts product marketing

Link Belt boosts product marketing

December 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane tips in NY

Crane tips in NY

December 19, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Bronto to launch two axle 47m

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have learnt that Bronto plans to introduce a 47 metre platform mounted a two axle chassis next year. »

NCSG acquires Mullen Rigging

NCSG acquires Mullen Rigging

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Eisele expands crane fleet

Eisele expands crane fleet

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane loses jib in London

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

CTC takes first Terex crane

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

IPAF launches campaign in Singapore

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

IPAF has launched its ‘Clunk Click’ harness/lanyard campaign in Singapore »

Six ZEDs for Vento Noleggi

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian rental company Vento Noleggi has ordered six 20 metre CTE ZED truck mounted aerial lifts »

UK government responds to IPAF

December 18, 2013 | Comments (14)

Mike Penning, UK minister for disabled people has responded to IPAF's letter re the Genie Z135/70 investigation »

New head for Riwal Deutschland

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Riwal has appointed Nick Field as country manager Germany expanded at two of its locations »

Helicopter rescues crane operator

Helicopter rescues crane operator

December 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Flat year for Liebherr

Flat year for Liebherr

December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New access company takes three

December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new German access company, HK Aerial Work Platforms, has taken delivery of three Oil & Steel aerial lifts. »

1,000th Socage DA320

December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian aerial lift manufacturer Socage has shipped its 1,000th 20 metre DA320 truck mounted aerial lift. »

Do ladders and platforms mix?

December 17, 2013 | Comments (1)

An interesting Death Wish from France, showing a ladder used to extend the reach of a truck mount »

Two shocked in Texas

December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two men received electric shocks yesterday while working on overhead power lines in San Antonio, Texas »

New Sterling bodied Scanias for Lifterz

December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Lifterz Work Platforms has taken delivery of the first of six new delivery trucks »

Tandem lift incident video

December 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Dropping the tank

Dropping the tank

December 16, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

New MD for Nationwide Platforms

December 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lavendon has appointed Jeremy Fish as managing director of UK based Nationwide Platforms. »

Todd Hildebrand 1967- 2013

December 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

We have just learnt the sad news that Todd Hildebrand co-owner of Alexander Equipment Rental »

Christmas Jumper day

Christmas Jumper day

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tandem lift overturn in Caracas

Tandem lift overturn in Caracas

December 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Michelin launches new crane tyre

Michelin launches new crane tyre

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr reconsiders Irish production

Liebherr reconsiders Irish production

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another outrigger incident

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A loader crane delivering lumber overturned yesterday in Wolfurt, Austria injuring a man on site »

Isoli obtains EU type approval

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Isoli has obtained EU Type Approval for its PT225 and PNT205 truck mounted lifts »

Platinum Equity takes Volvo Rents

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Volvo has sold its Volvo Rents business in North America to Platinum Equity for around $1.1 billion »

New CEO for Sany America

New CEO for Sany America

December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 tower crane in testing

December 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Terex Cranes reveals details of new ‘boom booster’

Terex Cranes reveals details of new ‘boom booster’

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane hits Supermarket

Tower crane hits Supermarket

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane owner and operator face criminal charges

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Speedy gains bank waivers

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Speedy has received waivers from its funders following its breach of loan terms and conditions »

12 Kalmar RTGs for Kenya

December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Floating crane buckles

Floating crane buckles

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

DAS Otomotiv expands Terex Cranes distribution

DAS Otomotiv expands Terex Cranes distribution

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane fatality in Boston

Crane fatality in Boston

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A lucky escape in Bergen

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a loader crane collapsed yesterday dropping a skip onto two vehicles in the centre of Bergen, Norway. »

Fatal boom lift incident in Belgium

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two men died this morning after a van slammed into the platform of a boom lift during loading UPDATED »

Fassi acquires Cranab

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Fassi has acquired a controlling interest in Swedish timber crane manufacturer Cranab. »

Terex sells truck business

Terex sells truck business

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Rod Abbott to retire

Rod Abbott to retire

December 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Liebherr tower crane for India

Liebherr tower crane for India

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Non-slip pads from Nylacast

December 9, 2013 | Comments (2)

Composite component manufacturer Nylacast has introduced a non-slip ‘Getagrip’ crane outrigger mat. »

Jordt takes second ATF180

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

CRW acquires Link Belt dealership

CRW acquires Link Belt dealership

December 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ledger leaves Kimberly

December 6, 2013 | Comments (7)

Ray Ledger is retiring as chairman of UK based rental company Kimberly Group at the end of the month »

350 tonner for Mexico

350 tonner for Mexico

December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Isoli appoints TH White

December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

TH White, the UK based Palfinger crane dealer, has signed an agreement to represent Isoli tow trucks »

JCB’s £150m UK expansion plan

December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

JCB will announce plans to invest £150 million to expand its operations in Staffordshire, UK »

LTS boosts fleet and relocates

December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company LTS Powered Access has moved to new premises and taken delivery of more Niftylifts »

Spider appoints Las Vegas sales rep

December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Suspended platform specialist Spider has promoted Steve Leon as its Las Vegas district sales representative. »

John J. ‘Jack’ Shaughnessy 1926 - 2013

John J. ‘Jack’ Shaughnessy 1926 - 2013

December 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

More Liebherr LHM orders in the Middle East

More Liebherr LHM orders in the Middle East

December 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Eight RTGs for Port of Oslo

December 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

LEEA launches new training courses

LEEA launches new training courses

December 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

10 Isoli truck mounts for Slovakia

December 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Slovakian utility Zapadosloveska energetika has taken delivery of the first of 10 Isoli PT165 truck mounted lifts. »

First 37m Ommelift collects cones in Denmark

December 3, 2013 | Comments (1)

The first 37 metre spider lift sold in Denmark is collecting seed cones from giant fir trees »

Ashtead re-brands Acrow

December 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ashtead has rebranded its A-Plant Acrow formwork business as Leada Acrow. »

Mobile tower crane over in Netherlands

Mobile tower crane over in Netherlands

December 2, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Hiab China JV moves ahead

December 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

The latest Kran & Bühne is now online

The latest Kran & Bühne is now online

December 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for Movember

Last chance for Movember

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough opens 30th depot

Ainscough opens 30th depot

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Falcon spider for church specialist

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Danish church renovation specialist Dansk Kirkekalk has taken delivery of a 32 metre Falcon FS320Z spider lift. »

Integrated Logistics takes AC1000

Integrated Logistics takes AC1000

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky shock escape

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was resuscitated on Monday in Ballarat, Australia after his truck mounted lift touched power lines. »

New North East DM for Link Belt

New North East DM for Link Belt

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Link Belt adds to S. American service

Link Belt adds to S. American service

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Maxim cancels delayed call

Maxim cancels delayed call

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Genie Trax in Austria

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Austrian rental company HBV Arbeitsbühnen has acquired the first Genie S-65 Trax boom lift in Austria »

Busy Big 5

Busy Big 5

November 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

ELS shifts focus

ELS shifts focus

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

NCSG may sell

NCSG may sell

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

UK Forks surges ahead

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK telehandler rental company UK Forks has reported a strong first half in terms of profits and revenues »

Just in case you missed it

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Booming over traffic

November 26, 2013 | Comments (3)

Having received two photos yesterday of lifts working over traffic we thought we would seek your opinion »

Administration for Tanfield Engineering

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tanfield, having transferred Snorkel to Xtreme/Don Ahern, has placed Tanfield Engineering in Administration »

Harsco invests in new fleet

Harsco invests in new fleet

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A double first for Ruthmann

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

G. Winkelmann has ordered the first Ruthmann T630 and Coskun Vinc has taken the first T540 in Turkey »

An opportunity?

November 25, 2013 | Comments (4)

An article in UK's Sunday Times claims that Heathrow Airport has failed to find a single piece of access equipment »

Man falls after bus hits lift

November 25, 2013 | Comments (3)

A man was seriously injured in Leicester, UK on Saturday after his boom lift was clipped by a bus »

Thorough examination of lifting eyes

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Swinging on the hook

November 22, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Another acquisition for NCSG

Another acquisition for NCSG

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane goes over on wind farm

November 21, 2013 | Comments (7)

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

Alatas Americas adds rope access division

Alatas Americas adds rope access division

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Andrew Brown 1944 – 2013

Andrew Brown 1944 – 2013

November 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

TYHI unveils 500t AT crane

TYHI unveils 500t AT crane

November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kögel secures MDs

Kögel secures MDs

November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New VP for Tadano America

New VP for Tadano America

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

REEL acquires Crane Services

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

12 Brontos to celebrate anniversary

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A German fire department has celebrated its 150th anniversary by showcasing its fire equipment »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Smooth trucking

Smooth trucking

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Deutz CFO chairs Kölnmetall

Deutz CFO chairs Kölnmetall

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record overload test for Zoomlion AT

Record overload test for Zoomlion AT

November 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New crane specialist for Stephenson

New crane specialist for Stephenson

November 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two hurt in crane incident

Two hurt in crane incident

November 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fassi to launch new crane

November 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Modulift warns on beam use

Modulift warns on beam use

November 15, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

Pink crane aids charity

Pink crane aids charity

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex appoints Ceva in Brazil

Terex appoints Ceva in Brazil

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lavendon issues trading statement

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based international access rental group Lavendon has issued a 10 month trading statement »

Seeger takes first Toucan 12E Plus

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first Toucan 12E Plus mast booms have been delivered to Arbeitsbühnen Seeger of Nagold, Germany »

JCB donates equipment to Philippines disaster

November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

JCB is to donate $500,000 of equipment to assist in the aftermath of the Filipino typhoon disaster. »

Slowdown hits Tat Hong

Slowdown hits Tat Hong

November 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane off the road

Crane off the road

November 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Schad to leave Essex

Schad to leave Essex

November 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

220 tonner for Völkl

220 tonner for Völkl

November 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Speedy JV in Kazakhstan

November 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Speedy has agreed a rental joint venture with J. & J. Denholm to serve the oil & gas sector in Kazakhstan »

Forklift, pallet and then some….

November 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

Spotted by a reader in Ireland, a fork lift with a pallet and a ladder being used to reach an outside light of a hotel »

Pippa Middleton discovers AWPs

November 12, 2013 | Comments (6)

Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate duchess of Cambridge has written about her experience in an aerial lift »

Ritchie doubles profits

November 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Third centre for ALS Safety

November 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based IPAF and PASMA training company ALS Safety has opened a new location in Hunslet, Leeds. »

David Jackson 1947 - 2013

November 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger edges up

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Dropped load fatality

Dropped load fatality

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane collapses in Germany

Tower crane collapses in Germany

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitex to acquire Valla

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent hits slow patch

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

King climbs 38%

November 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

UK based King Vehicle Engineering has posted a strong set of results for the year ending March 2013 »

Deutz power for Bobcat telehandlers

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Bobcat has signed a supply ‘partnership’ agreement with Deutz engines for its telehandler range »

Another one for the trees

Another one for the trees

November 7, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

Lay-offs at Liebherr mining

Lay-offs at Liebherr mining

November 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

IPS acquires PLC Sales

IPS acquires PLC Sales

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Essex continues to struggle

Essex continues to struggle

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Modern steps up crane activities

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Port Solutions for Germany

Terex Port Solutions for Germany

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane on fire

Crane on fire

November 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

£2.7 million+ settlement for crane operator

£2.7 million+ settlement for crane operator

November 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Counterfeit Terex Demag warning

Counterfeit Terex Demag warning

November 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Revenues climb/profits slip at Strongco

Revenues climb/profits slip at Strongco

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc 31000 biggest lift

Manitowoc 31000 biggest lift

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Profits quadruple at H&E

Profits quadruple at H&E

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

CE or Grey?

CE or Grey?

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Genie ships 1,000th GS-4047

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex AWP/Genie has produced its 1,000th Genie GS-4047 at its plant in Coventry, UK »

Largest deal for Scheuerle and Mammoet

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Online documentation for used lifts

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company AFI is putting service & inspection history of its used machine inventory online »

EWPA issues controller reminder

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australia’s EWPA has alerted aerial lift owners to double check aerial lift control box guards are fitted »

Ramirent concludes Caverion deal

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr splits tower cranes and concrete

Liebherr splits tower cranes and concrete

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Genie parts auction

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Genie is organising an open tour and parts auction at its European distribution centre in Roosendaal, the Netherlands. »

Access industry scoops awards

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Access rental companies took a third of this year’s IOSH safety awards. »

Management changes at Nationwide

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mike Potts, managing director of Nationwide Platforms has resigned, along with commercial director Rob Owen »

High prices at Hewden Auction

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Prices for aerial lifts and telehandlers were exceptionally high at an auction in the UK yesterday »

Cargotec acquires Pusnes

Cargotec acquires Pusnes

October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cramo lifts profits on lower sales

Cramo lifts profits on lower sales

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal Fall in Florida

October 30, 2013 | Comments (2)

A man fell to his death last week in central Florida after climbing out of a scissor lift and onto a roof which then gave way »

Stricken crane recovered

Stricken crane recovered

October 30, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

220t Grove for Rachinger

220t Grove for Rachinger

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kalmar extends STS cranes

Kalmar extends STS cranes

October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

MOM clamp down highlights issues

MOM clamp down highlights issues

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Transport near miss

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

A truck carrying a self-propelled boom lift came off the road last week just outside of Salzburg, Austria »

Turkish mobile harbour crane upgrade

Turkish mobile harbour crane upgrade

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

LTC 1045 for Kurth

LTC 1045 for Kurth

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Eric Charles Millard 1926-2013

Eric Charles Millard 1926-2013

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns on wind farm work

Crane overturns on wind farm work

October 28, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

L&N charity skydive

October 28, 2013 | Comments (1)

Lee Roebuck of UK based rental company L&N Platforms, is taking part in a skydive to raise money for charity. »

Two tower crane jibs collapse in London

Two tower crane jibs collapse in London

October 28, 2013 | Comments (5)

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

JCB to add fourth plant in India

JCB to add fourth plant in India

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Batten down the hatches

Batten down the hatches

October 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

‘Release him’

‘Release him’

October 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sinoboom launches new scissor

October 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese equipment manufacturer Sinoboom has launched a new 15ft GTJZ04 compact electric slab scissor lift. »

Manitowoc Cranes up 9%

Manitowoc Cranes up 9%

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitou dips

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Nine month revenues dipped at Manitou while order intake picked up in the third quarter »

Modest rise at Hiab

Modest rise at Hiab

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cargotec to restructure Hiab

Cargotec to restructure Hiab

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes struggles

Terex Cranes struggles

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Riding the load

Riding the load

October 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

PASMA’s Tower Week events announced

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

PASMA has announced the programme of online ‘events’ as part of its Tower Week event »

New appointment for AWES

New appointment for AWES

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

BAM Nuttall installs Kosran to cranes

BAM Nuttall installs Kosran to cranes

October 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Six for Rickmers

Six for Rickmers

October 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Reserve to purchase TNT

First Reserve to purchase TNT

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

October 22, 2013 | Comments (12)

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

Spain's first LTM 1750-9.1

Spain's first LTM 1750-9.1

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Liebherr multipurpose crane

New Liebherr multipurpose crane

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns in Fresno

Crane overturns in Fresno

October 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

BTB adds 750 tonner

BTB adds 750 tonner

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Potain dealer for Belgium

New Potain dealer for Belgium

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Who lifted the stolen weighbridge?

Who lifted the stolen weighbridge?

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Loxam takes first Versalifts in UK

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Loxam Access in the UK has taken delivery of its first Versalift van mounted work platforms. »

Brian Sherlock joins Hire Station

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Hire Station appointed Brian Sherlock as managing director of its Core Tools division »

Sennebogen launches equilibrium handlers

Sennebogen launches equilibrium handlers

October 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Syrinx moves in Australia

Syrinx moves in Australia

October 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

John Penny 1959 – 2013

October 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

John Penny, managing director of UK based loader crane manufacturer Penny Hydraulics, has died »

Filipov on TV

Filipov on TV

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky catch near Bordeaux

Lucky catch near Bordeaux

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New online crane marketplace

New online crane marketplace

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Snorkel deal concluded

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tanfield has completed the transfer of its all of its Snorkel business to Don Ahern »

Crane overturn in Salt Lake City

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cargotec cuts expectations

Cargotec cuts expectations

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Orr Safety to distribute Tagattach

Orr Safety to distribute Tagattach

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sany America CEO quits

Sany America CEO quits

October 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Prolift Access passes 400

October 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Prolift Access has added a number of new lifts to its fleet taking it to over 400 units »

Tower crane collapse in Dubai

Tower crane collapse in Dubai

October 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ladder mania

October 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, last week five or six men with their ladders »

Lucky escape for crane operator

Lucky escape for crane operator

October 12, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Tadano ATF 70G-4 for Carpin

Tadano ATF 70G-4 for Carpin

October 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger Sany opens Turkish office

Palfinger Sany opens Turkish office

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Big crawler overturns in Singapore

Big crawler overturns in Singapore

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Edward Ehrbar adds JCB

October 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

New York based equipment distributor Edward Ehrbar has been appointed as a JCB dealer »

Jib buckles at station

Jib buckles at station

October 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

New Valla dealer in Russia

New Valla dealer in Russia

October 9, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

First Liebherr LHM 550 in UK

October 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crazy steelwork

Crazy steelwork

October 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lifting a bag of chips/crisps

October 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

A potato chip/crisp manufacturer – Corkers Crisps- has set a new record for the largest bag of chips »

Another tower crane incident at One57

October 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Roofing chancer

October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Leicester, UK, last week, a roofer taking risks as he prepared to work six to eight metres up »

Shareholders agree Snorkel sale

October 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

Tanfield shareholders have voted in favour of transferring Snorkel to Nevada based Xtreme Manufacturing »

New Palfinger dealer for Minnesota

October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Larger Spierings for Melis

October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator electrocuted

Crane operator electrocuted

October 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Turkish platform

October 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

This Europlatform conference, was held this week in Istanbul, Turkey attracting around 100 delegates. »

70 Hiabs for Marshalls

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK landscaping materials manufacturer Marshalls has taken delivery of 70 Hiab loader cranes for its fleet »

Mammoet launches 600 tonne terminal crane

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Simply Böcker

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Böcker has added a trailer mounted inclined material lift to its range. »

VOSA publishes best practice guide

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Vehicle and Operator Services Agency has launched its latest best practice guide for vans »

John Sutch Cranes opens new Manchester depot

October 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Time takes on Ruthmann in the US

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ruthmann appoints truck mounted lift manufacturer Time Manufacturing as its distributor for North America »

Sunbelt continues acquisition trail

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sunbelt Rentals has acquired MAC Leasing from MAC Inc »

Grove GMK6300L for Chile

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns in Maryland

October 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kranlyft reorganises German sales

Kranlyft reorganises German sales

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Walking the plank

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Scotland last week, one of the most dangerous uses for a scissor lift we have seen in some time »

New spiders for Paramount

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Paramount Platforms has taken delivery of a 37 metre Omme 3700RJ spider lift »

New IMT cranes at ICUEE

October 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Alpine equipment to go at auction

Alpine equipment to go at auction

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Shipyard goes with Link Belt

Shipyard goes with Link Belt

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Wim (Bill) Jansink retires

September 30, 2013 | Comments (3)

Access industry sales veteran Bill Jansink, currently with Snorkel, is retiring this week after 45 years in the industry »

Palfinger and Sany to expand partnership

Palfinger and Sany to expand partnership

September 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal tower crane collapse in Singapore

Fatal tower crane collapse in Singapore

September 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

400 tonne Tadano for Florida

400 tonne Tadano for Florida

September 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Terex Utilities adds to Texas sales team

Terex Utilities adds to Texas sales team

September 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another 750 tonner for Mammoet

September 27, 2013 | Comments (4)

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

Huisman Brazil receives first orders

September 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First LG1750 for Canada

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Loader crane overturn in Hamburg

Loader crane overturn in Hamburg

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mark Thurston joins Sany

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

How many people does it take…

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

A reader has sent what looks like an illustration for the joke ‘how many people does it take to change a light bulb?’ »

Hawk take new CATs

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Hawk Plant Hire has purchased 60 new Cat TH414C telehandlers »

Alltec launches 45 ton crane

Alltec launches 45 ton crane

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tadano in talks with Cranes UK

Tadano in talks with Cranes UK

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New CEO required for HSE

New CEO required for HSE

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Scholpp updates on crane overturn

Scholpp updates on crane overturn

September 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

New Reedyk for Leeb

New Reedyk for Leeb

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New engines and transmission for CAT telehandlers

September 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

CAT has introduced changes and improvements to its 14 and 17 metre telehandlers. »

Hochmuth takes first Omme 2500 RXBDJ

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane and access company Hochmuth has taken delivery of the first Omme Lift 2500 RXBDJ spider lift »

Palfinger P 200 success

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Since its launch at Bauma 2013, nearly 100, 20 metre Palfinger P 200A truck mounted lifts have been sold »

Swedish order for Liebherr

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Offshore crane orders for Favelle Favco

Offshore crane orders for Favelle Favco

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Coates to refinance

September 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

The owners of Australia’s Coates Hire - Carlyle and Seven group - are to refinance its debt »

The Crane Gang - on TV

September 21, 2013 | Comments (43)

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

Time expands in The Netherlands

September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Time Versalift has established a new operation Time Nederland and employed John Remmen sales manager »

Crane conference closes street in Hobart

Crane conference closes street in Hobart

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane lands on McDonalds

September 20, 2013 | Comments (39)

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

US DofD orders 18 reach stackers

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kalmar has received an order for 18 RT240 Rough Terrain reach stackers from the US Department of Defense. »

Two T460s for Australia

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian access rental company High Access has taken delivery of two Ruthmann T460 truck mounted lifts. »

Verticaal Dagen 2013

September 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

A few photos from Verticaal Dagen, the Benelux telehandler & access event that opened yesterday »

Hertz Dayim opens Saudi facility

September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Hertz Equipment Rental joint venture in Saudi Arabia - Hertz Dayim – has opened a new facility in Jeddah »

Snorkel goes to Ahern

September 20, 2013 | Comments (5)

Snorkel owner Tanfield will transfer Snorkel to a new company controlled by Don Ahern of Ahern Rentals »

Tele crawler crane overturn on wind farm

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

6 Kalmar RTGs for Indonesian terminal

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Verticaal Dagen 2013 opens today

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The fourth Verticaal Dagen opens today in Beekse Bergen near Tilburg, the Netherlands. »

Link Belt to update TCC 750

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mercedes appoints head engineer

September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mercedes has appointed Jörg Zürn as head engineer for Mercedes-Benz Vans, succeeding Sascha Paasche. »

Unic spider crane for Norway

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent completes Hungarian sale

Ramirent completes Hungarian sale

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Shocked mason

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man working on masonry from an aerial lift was badly burned yesterday after contacting power lines in Montreal »

Sauer becomes Danfoss

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hydraulic and electronic systems manufacturer Sauer-Danfoss has officially changed its name to Danfoss »

RT overturns on highway

RT overturns on highway

September 17, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Falcon for Turkish shopping centre

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new shopping centre in Ankara, Turkey has taken delivery of a TCA Falcon FS290 spider lift »

130 tonne Grove for Wagenborg

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lift specialist Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5130-2 All Terrain crane »

Large repeat order for Kalmar

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another Kempkes honoured

Another Kempkes honoured

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

City Lifting charity jump

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Rope rescue

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Fire crews rescued a man stranded in a boom lift in Butte Montana, last Thursday. »

New regional sales manager for Genie

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Aerial Work Platforms/Genie has appointed Scott Girolamo as central region sales manager »

Cargotec appoints MacGregor president

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Three Terex ATs for Rothmund

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion RTs for Nambia

Zoomlion RTs for Nambia

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New VP at Linden Comansa USA

New VP at Linden Comansa USA

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane company fined for work at height

September 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Kran & Bühne online

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sinkhole takes crane

Sinkhole takes crane

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

September 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Dueco launches backyard boom

September 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex Utilities distributor Dueco has launched a new 51ft track mounted boom lift for tree trimming »

Snorkel sale update

September 10, 2013 | Comments (2)

Tanfield has borrowed £500,000 from two directors in order to continue trading while its prospective buyer completes due diligence. »

Spider in Parliament

Spider in Parliament

September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Scanreco strengthens sales team

Scanreco strengthens sales team

September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex STS cranes for Indonesia

Terex STS cranes for Indonesia

September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Effer 1855 for TLMS

Effer 1855 for TLMS

September 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Skyjack celebrates in Brazil

September 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Skyjack Brazil has held a launch party at its recently opened facility in near São Paulo, Brazil »

Suspended rules

Suspended rules

September 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

RT overturns at Marina

RT overturns at Marina

September 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

SE Tower crane catches fire

SE Tower crane catches fire

September 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

AB2000 acquires Ellon

AB2000 acquires Ellon

September 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Northern Crane acquires Scorpion

Northern Crane acquires Scorpion

September 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hiab unveils four new loader  cranes

Hiab unveils four new loader cranes

September 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Broderson family sells

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ashtead breaks records

September 4, 2013 | Comments (1)

Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals in the USA and A-Plant in the UK has posted record first quarter results »

Vp acquires Mr Cropper

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental group Vp -owner of UK Forks and Hire Station - has acquired pile cropping specialist Mr Cropper »

AFI opens Midlands training centre

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company AFI has opened an IPAF and PASMA training centre in West Bromwich, just outside of Birmingham. »

Volvo boss rides a crane

Volvo boss rides a crane

September 4, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Konecranes’ UK training centre

Konecranes’ UK training centre

September 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Haulotte swings back into profit

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has unveiled is first half results with a jump back into profit on marginally higher revenues »

Last chance for jobs

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent outsources scaffold erection

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent Finland has decided to outsource all of its scaffold erection and installation work »

Major safety purge in UK

Major safety purge in UK

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

BA and Working at Height

September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

British Airways has ordered 35 Genie aerial work platforms from UK access platform specialist Working At Height »

Palfinger extends contracts

Palfinger extends contracts

September 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

New marketing head for Hiab

New marketing head for Hiab

September 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Third world? …No Slough!

September 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

A man with a makeshift scaffold was seen, not in an poorer part of the developing world, but in the UK »

Murder charge for Crane driver

Murder charge for Crane driver

September 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatality at Grove plant

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another tree / crane incident

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Emergency response crane

Emergency response crane

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Tadano-Faun for Hewitt

New Tadano-Faun for Hewitt

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Webasto appoints market manager

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK division of automotive component manufacturer Webasto has appointed Jason Tyres as its market manager. »

Mercedes subsidiaries form African JV

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two Mercedes Asian subsidiaries have formed a joint venture to help increase sales in Africa. »

More Gottwalds for Brazil

More Gottwalds for Brazil

August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr starts €50 million component plant

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Scaffold threat closes streets

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Strong winds are blamed for damaging a large façade scaffold in Auckland, New Zealand earlier today »

Credit circle for cranes and access

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Major accounts manager for Link Belt

Major accounts manager for Link Belt

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Four crane order for TTS

Four crane order for TTS

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New chairman for IPAF North America

August 28, 2013 | Comments (1)

Teresa Kee of NES Rentals has been elected as chairman of IPAF’s North America Regional Council »

National for Mexican army

National for Mexican army

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Big Liebherrs for Port Services

Big Liebherrs for Port Services

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Huisman to build 1,500 tonner

Huisman to build 1,500 tonner

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr for Philippine port

Liebherr for Philippine port

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane prankster slipped

Tower crane prankster slipped

August 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Crane recovered

Crane recovered

August 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Top 30 reminder

August 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New MD for Holland Lift

August 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Pro-Delta has appointed Eline Oudenbroek as the new managing director of Holland Lift »

Kalmar RTG production shifts

Kalmar RTG production shifts

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Big articulated crane overturns

Big articulated crane overturns

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck over

Boom truck over

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Qube makes it four

Qube makes it four

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen 673 for HuP

Sennebogen 673 for HuP

August 21, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Good start for Vp

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Gary ‘Grumpy’ Avery R.I.P

Gary ‘Grumpy’ Avery R.I.P

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Barge dumps crane

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Sany Palfingers delivered

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Operations manager for Big Rentz

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based virtual rental company Big Rentz has hired Rohan Mishal as operations manager »

Straightpoint moves into Saudi

Straightpoint moves into Saudi

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom comes down on car

Crane boom comes down on car

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New road permit system in Oz

New road permit system in Oz

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ambulance collides with lift

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

An ambulance collided with a truck mounted aerial lift working in Basel, Switzerland, last Wednesday »

New business development VP for Sims Crane

New business development VP for Sims Crane

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Not high enough

Not high enough

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

AB2000 race for life

AB2000 race for life

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

SAS adds Pinewood branch

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Safe Access Solutions has opened its second office within Pinewood Studios »

Growth continues at Skyjack

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Linamar’s Industrial division / Skyjack has reported a strong first half performance. »

Huisman expands into Norway

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

PASMA low level standard

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

PASMA has published its new safety standard PAS 250 for the design of low-level platforms. »

Entec takes 500 tonner

Entec takes 500 tonner

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lifterz supports local football team

Lifterz supports local football team

August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Modulift spreader frame

Modulift spreader frame

August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Poor boom stowage seriously injures

Poor boom stowage seriously injures

August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

More Liebherr for India Bulls

More Liebherr for India Bulls

August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tat Hong appoints COO

Tat Hong appoints COO

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Slow start for Tat Hong

Slow start for Tat Hong

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record quarter for Wacker

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson has announced first half revenues up five percent. »

New service manager for Pace

August 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent signs Caverion

Ramirent signs Caverion

August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitex adds tankers and rises 27%

Manitex adds tankers and rises 27%

August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Boom overturns in Oregon

August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was injured when a 60ft boom lift overturned in Eugene Oregon on Friday »

Even the dog knows better

August 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Death Wish spotter in Spain sent us today’s example of a dodgy scaffold that even frightens a passing dog »

Strong first half at Bronto

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish truck mounted lift manufacturer Bronto has posted a strong first half in terms of sales and profits »

Hitachi for UK contractor

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Essex cuts losses

Essex cuts losses

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sydney Titan to go

Sydney Titan to go

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record revenues for Palfinger

Record revenues for Palfinger

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

TP&L takes first American LTR1220

TP&L takes first American LTR1220

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Zeppelin takes Böcker lifts

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent slows

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent quits Hungary

Ramirent quits Hungary

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

All appoints new safety supervisor

All appoints new safety supervisor

August 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Herwarth Slupinski 1949 – 2013

August 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mills Rental up another 48%

August 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

The aerial lift and telehandler ‘Rental’ division of Brazilian based Scaffolder Mills has reported a strong first half. »

Tadano launches 145 tonne RT

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Jury demands tougher training

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A coroner’s jury in Canada has recommended tougher standards for aerial work platform operator training »

IPS expands to Demark

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based parts and service supplier IPS has appointed KK Materiel as its partner for Demark »

H&E revenues jump/profits flat

H&E revenues jump/profits flat

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn crushes van

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Aboriginal Terex crane

Aboriginal Terex crane

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Schiller takes over Manitowoc Crane Care

August 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Scissor lift hotel

August 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

A hotel in Denver is offering guests a weekend break in a special room on top of a van mounted scissor lift. »

Elite cranes faces insolvency

Elite cranes faces insolvency

August 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Odyssey may sell TNT

August 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crushing incident in Florida

August 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man has died following a crushing incident with a boom lift in Sarasota, Florida, last week. »

Curtiss-Wright completes acquisitions

August 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Curtis-Wright has completed the acquisition of PG Drives Technology and its merger with Williams Controls »

Open Crane Interest Group meeting

August 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

the UK CPA will hold a Crane Interest Group meeting on Tuesday 17th September »

AEM board elects new director

August 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tiffany Sewell-Howard, of Charles Machine Works, has been appointed director of the CE sector board of AEM »

Storm causes tower crane collapse

Storm causes tower crane collapse

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bronzeshield adds three

Bronzeshield adds three

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Self-erector overturns

Self-erector overturns

August 1, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

E H Smith reinvests in Hiabs

July 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK building/timber merchant E H Smith has ordered four Hiab XS loader cranes mounted on DAF trucks »

BigLift christens heavy lift vessel

BigLift christens heavy lift vessel

July 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc and Orlaco agree partnership

Manitowoc and Orlaco agree partnership

July 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr claims new record

Liebherr claims new record

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Grove GMK6300L for Daehan

Grove GMK6300L for Daehan

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc Cranes boost profits

Manitowoc Cranes boost profits

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ramirent achieves certifications

July 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent claims it is the first rental company in the Baltics with OSHAS and ISO certifications. »

Hungary for mini cranes

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane fire closes road

Crane fire closes road

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Waverly layoffs for Terex Cranes

Waverly layoffs for Terex Cranes

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lack of outriggers causes overturn

Lack of outriggers causes overturn

July 29, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Crane crash causes delays

July 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Law suit over fatal lifting incident

Law suit over fatal lifting incident

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Grove for BKL

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Speakers announced for Europlatform

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

IPAF has announced speakers for Europlatform in Istanbul this October, and the theme ‘Thinking outside the basket’ »

Climb out at bank

July 26, 2013 | Comments (2)

Spotted at the Bank of America in La Jolla, California, clambering out of a scissor lift onto a roof »

Crane goes up in flames

Crane goes up in flames

July 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Crawler crane overturns in Singapore

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two 16000’s for TH Heavy

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes sales flat as profits dip

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Genie jumps 20%

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex AWP/Genie has reported first half sales up 20 percent with strong profits and backlog. »

Crane in the marina

July 24, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

Another truck and ladder

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Dublin, Ireland a man working at height on a busy street with a ladder and truck. »

Crane operator burnt

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

HQ expansion for Willenbrock

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

German rental company Willenbrock Fördertechnik is planning to expand its headquarters in Anderten, Hanover. »

Mateco takes first Omme lift

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

German powered access company Mateco, recently acquired by TVH, has taken delivery of its first Omme lift. »

Specialist Crane Hire chooses Grove

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Specialist Crane (SCH) has purchased a new Grove GMK 4100L »

Fine for lack of maintenance

Fine for lack of maintenance

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane rolls

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New general manager for RMB

New general manager for RMB

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

JLG Deutschland boosts telehandler support

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

JLG Deutschland has appointed two new product support managers for its telehandler range. »

New Telehandler manager at JLG

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

JLG has appointed Glynn Stanton as telehandler sales and distribution manager for JLG in the UK and Ireland »

IPAF US Convention

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

The International Powered Access Federation will hold its US Convention in Chicago on October 21st and 22nd »

ALE adds Nooteboom trailers

ALE adds Nooteboom trailers

July 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kran&Bühne on line

July 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Austrian tower crane rescue

July 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator had to be rescued from a tower crane 35 metres in the air last Wednesday in Graz, Austria »

United on the up

July 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

United Rentals has posted its first half results which show the merged business is ready for further growth »

Moba restructures UK operation

July 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky escape in Vancouver

Lucky escape in Vancouver

July 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hiab picks up

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

C-Tech moves into Spain

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Merlo UK appointments

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Merlo UK has appointed Ken Hamilton as country manager and Simon Howell for construction products »

First Snorkels with Sanctuary Zone

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first Snorkel booms fitted with the Sanctuary Zone protection system are now working in Qatar »

Steady Speedy

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Speedy will report a “satisfactory” first quarter to the end of June at its AGM later today »

ReachMaster adds to sales team

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

US based ReachMaster has appointed Tom McKendree and Stephanie Gunther as sales managers »

Another directory scam

July 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

NZ Crane Group on the block

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Schaz buys second Grove

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Schaz Kranbetribe has added a second Grove crane to its fleet. »

Easy Reach adds another Spider

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Easy Reach Scotland based in Fife has purchased a new 22 metre Platform Basket Spider 22.10. »

Cranes & Access online

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

City lift 4x4

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

France Elévateur Deutschland has mounted one of its Topy 11.2i platforms on a Fumo Multicar chassis »

First UK Hinowa 20:10 Performance IIIS

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

GT Access and Hire! Freeman have taken the first UK units of the Hinowa 20.10 Performance IIIS spider lifts »

Two Terex ATs for Beyel

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Liebherr derrick in India

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cargotec's MacGregor acquires Hatlapa

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

The old tube and clamp

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted yesterday on the Edgware Road in London, UK, a traditional tube and coupler scaffold going up. »

Kanson adds first Grove

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

More investment from AFI

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

AFI has made a substantial investment in new boom lifts, as well as in its delivery and service van fleet. »

15m CMC spider for MBS

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK spider lift rental specialist, MBS Access, has added a new 15 metre CMC S15 spider lift to its fleet. »

20 Isoli for Algeria

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian truck mounted lift manufacturer Isoli has sold 20 PNT 205 platforms to a contractor in Algeria »

Galizia for Canada.

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Merlo expands in N.Ireland

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Merlo has appointed three dealers in Northern Ireland, including Sleator Plant and two agricultural dealers »

Suicidal in Albania

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Rail crane overturn

July 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bay Crane opens RI facility

Bay Crane opens RI facility

July 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

No news on fatal M25 overturn

July 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Over a month on from the fatal Z135/70 incident in the UK, the HSE says that it has yet to determine a cause »

JCB to open new logistics hub

July 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

JCB has announced plans to open a new UK logistics hub in Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire »

JMG adds dealer in France

JMG adds dealer in France

July 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another tree job

Another tree job

July 12, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Riwal adds Leonardos

July 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

International rental company Riwal has taken delivery of its first units of the Bravi Leonardo HD self-propelled lifts. »

First LTR 1220 delivered

July 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Second quarter edges up for Lavendon

July 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

International access rental group Lavendon has issued a half year trading statement and announced improved profitability. »

New access equipment financier

July 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

A well-established UK finance house - City Business Finance is entering the powered access market »

Rising from the waters

July 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Work at New York’s Ground Zero, was halted last October by Hurricane Sandy which submerged around 30 lifts »

New Spider rep for Canada

July 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Spider division of SafeWorks has appointed Garry Bilodeau as district sales representative in Vancouver »

Materials director for Talbert

Materials director for Talbert

July 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal tower crane incident

Fatal tower crane incident

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitex unveils 19t boom truck

Manitex unveils 19t boom truck

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane jib buckles

Tower crane jib buckles

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc’s Hund moves to Food

Manitowoc’s Hund moves to Food

July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Niftylift in the charts

July 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

Niftylift has made it into the Sunday Times ‘International Track 200’ chart of fastest growing exporters »

Guatemala dealer for Palfinger

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New lift for Fréjus tunnel

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Fréjus tunnel has taken delivery of a new specialist truck mounted aerial lift from France Elévateur »

New Italian rental company

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new Italian access rental company has been established - Rentalift s.a.s based in Pescara, Abruzzo »

First job for 4,000 tonne XCMG

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Heavy rain takes crane

Heavy rain takes crane

July 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Russian Oil & Steels

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russian distributor Vertex and ST Nizhegorodets have completed the first locally mounted Oil&Steel truck mounts »

Long ladder truck mount

July 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

Spotted in Crieff, Scotland a man looking to gain access to the gabled end of a house, with a long ladder. »

More RAM for Smart

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Smart Platform Rental has invested in more RAM truck mounted lifts for its growing rental fleet »

JMG moves into Korea

JMG moves into Korea

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tadano Oceania adds to sales team

Tadano Oceania adds to sales team

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

2,400 tonne crane goes to work

2,400 tonne crane goes to work

July 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Dick Kitson funeral arrangements

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another Tadano for Mann

Another Tadano for Mann

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Sany America dealer appointed

New Sany America dealer appointed

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two more AC100 for Crane Hire

Two more AC100 for Crane Hire

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Riga takes its first self-erector

July 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fall in fatal injuries in UK

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Provisional figures released today show the number of deaths in the workplace in the UK fell last year »

Sany America launches 150 tonne crawler

Sany America launches 150 tonne crawler

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kanoo opens new Jeddah facility

Kanoo opens new Jeddah facility

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Belgian dealer for Valla

New Belgian dealer for Valla

July 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Best Vertikal Days yet!

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

This year's Vertikal Days was the biggest yet in terms of exhibitors and visitor numbers. »

Prangl certified for petrochem

Prangl certified for petrochem

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

28 Potain MCT 178s for Turkey

28 Potain MCT 178s for Turkey

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky power line escape

Lucky power line escape

July 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Haynes retires from Tutt

Haynes retires from Tutt

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

King leaves CTE

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brian King has resigned as joint managing director of CTE UK in order to focus fully on his Power Towers business »

Dick Kitson 1948 - 2013

June 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Iron Planet adds Benelux rep

Iron Planet adds Benelux rep

June 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Maedas for Lifterz

New Maedas for Lifterz

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

George Sparrow R.I.P

George Sparrow R.I.P

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mammoet UK adds to management team

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kenjiro Nezuka R.I.P

June 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Kenjiro (Ken) Nezuka, a long time senior executive with Aichi has died after a short illness. »

LSG moves Dingli

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Oswald Record’s owner LSG has formed a new business, Dingli Sales UK, to sell Dingli aerial lifts in the UK. »

Isoli switches UK distibution

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian truck mounted lift manufacturer Isoli has appointed APS as its new distributor for the UK. »

Doubled server capacity for vertikal.net

June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Following capacity issues this week we have found a way of doubling our server capacity with our Swiss based internet host. »

New controls for Nifty-Lift

June 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australian truck mounted lift producer, Nifty-Lift has introduced new controls including a colour screen »

Nationwide Platforms adds Multitel

June 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Nationwide Platforms has ordered a number of 20 metre Multitel MJ201 telescopic truck mounted lifts »

Some things never change

June 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in the UK last Thursday two men in the using a steel trestle, a few planks and ladders to work at height »

Vertikal Days week

Vertikal Days week

June 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane lifting sightseers overturns

Crane lifting sightseers overturns

June 22, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

ISO 9001 for HLS

June 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK distributor Height Lift & Shift – HLS – has achieved accreditation to ISO 9001:2008 »

Crane collapse takes two

June 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Jekko appoints Spiderlift

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kranlyft UK appoints Alpha Cranes

Kranlyft UK appoints Alpha Cranes

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Nports takes two Liebherrs

Nports takes two Liebherrs

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane MOT campaigner recognised

Crane MOT campaigner recognised

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Seven Terex for Sparrow

Seven Terex for Sparrow

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

BIK Hydraulics expands territory

BIK Hydraulics expands territory

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sany refutes Manitowoc infringement allegations

Sany refutes Manitowoc infringement allegations

June 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Big new offshore cranes from Huisman

Big new offshore cranes from Huisman

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New MD for Ainscough as Partridge retires

New MD for Ainscough as Partridge retires

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Rick Jaeger-Fozard 1984-2013

June 19, 2013 | Comments (3)

The man who died when a lift overturned by the M25 in the UK has been named and funeral details announced »

One week until Vertikal Days

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal fall

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man fell from an aerial work platform in Warrenville, South Carolina, on Monday while felling a large tree. »

Forget the traffic

June 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

Readers in the UK have sent in two examples of poor traffic and pedestrian management while using boom lifts »

TCA takes LC785

June 18, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Record month for CTE

June 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian aerial lift manufacturer CTE broke production records last month, manufacturing 101 units »

Manitowoc files complaint against Sany

Manitowoc files complaint against Sany

June 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

HS.Marine appoints CraneKing for UK

HS.Marine appoints CraneKing for UK

June 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex lowers profit forecasts

Terex lowers profit forecasts

June 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane operator arrested

Crane operator arrested

June 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

NTB adds Stahl

NTB adds Stahl

June 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

More MAN for Ainscough

More MAN for Ainscough

June 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr opens new centre

Liebherr opens new centre

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hole in the road

Hole in the road

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

crane overturns scissor lift

crane overturns scissor lift

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Delta Rigging acquires Morgan City

June 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Steil Kranarbeiten takes first Superlift 3800

June 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Steil Kranarbeiten, of Trier, Germany has taken delivery of the first Terex Superlift 3800 crawler crane »

Wagenborg Nedlift takes 750 tonne Liebherr

Wagenborg Nedlift takes 750 tonne Liebherr

June 13, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

2008 AC700 fetches €2.5m

2008 AC700 fetches €2.5m

June 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Contractors warned on crane security

Contractors warned on crane security

June 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal rigging incident

Fatal rigging incident

June 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A Peru first for Liebherr

A Peru first for Liebherr

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

DLT jacking tower for China

DLT jacking tower for China

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

58 Grove & Manitowocs for Bigge

58 Grove & Manitowocs for Bigge

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen adds Norwegian dealer

Sennebogen adds Norwegian dealer

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion execs in confidence spend

Zoomlion execs in confidence spend

June 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

No crane operator

June 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The news services are reporting that a crane operator has been charged with manslaughter in Philadelphia »

Crane drops its load in Edinburgh

June 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Big Skyjack telehandlers for All

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kimberly 135s remain on stand down

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Kimberly Access has published an open letter on why its Genie Z135/70 remain ‘stood down’ »

Four Vallas for Sunbelt

Four Vallas for Sunbelt

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Alfasi takes its first LC785

Alfasi takes its first LC785

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

IPAF appoints Swiss representative

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

IPAF has appointed Roger Schaffner as its new auditor and member support representative for Switzerland. »

1,000 Pecolifts for Nationwide Platforms

June 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Nationwide Platforms will purchase around 1,000 manually powered Pecolift work platforms this year. »

Warren celebrates 20 years

June 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Warren Access celebrated its 20 year anniversary with an open day at its premise. »

Total Nut Case

Total Nut Case

June 6, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Mantall adds dealer in Hungary

June 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese aerial lift manufacturer Mantall has appointed rental company Langmahr as its distributor in Hungary »

30 Manitowocs for Tower Mark

30 Manitowocs for Tower Mark

June 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes to restructure German production

June 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Entrec acquires GT’S

Entrec acquires GT’S

June 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Oil & Steel appoints Mantis Access

June 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian aerial lift manufacturer Oil & Steel has appointed Mantis Access as UK/Ireland distributor »

30 Grove and Manitowoc cranes for All

June 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr to expand Irish crane facility

Liebherr to expand Irish crane facility

June 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

More crane rides

June 3, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Tadano inaugurates Thai plant

June 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Grove Reunion

June 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

IMCA crane specification published

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another crane fatality on India’s monorail

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was crushed under a mobile crane this morning in Mumbai, India but reports of a crane collapse are unfounded. »

Spider rescue in Scotland

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man had a lucky escape from a spider lift yesterday in Aberdeen, Scotland due to a raised outrigger. »

Genie awards Trojan

May 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

Genie has presented Trojan battery with one its Outstanding Performance awards for 2012. »

Urban open day

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK sales and rental company Urban Access held an open day at the Parley Golf Centre, in Hurn yesterday »

Charity cycle ride

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Clements Plant & Tool Hire is sponsoring a cycle team for Help for Heroes charity run »

King Lifting orders more Terex ATs

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

UK to Texas

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dallas based Briggs Equipment has appointed Chris Meinecke as chief operating officer of Briggs USA »

New training centre for Harsco

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Harsco Infrastructure has opened a new training centre in Immingham, UK for its Cuplok system scaffold »

NCCCO urges swift action on crane rule update

NCCCO urges swift action on crane rule update

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane over in Manhattan

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record 42,780 tonne jack-up

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Dropped Rotor

May 29, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Palfinger goes direct in Austria

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palfinger Platforms has reorganised the distribution and support for its aerial platforms in Austria. »

Profit surge at Tat Hong

Profit surge at Tat Hong

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger Sany launch at CTT

Palfinger Sany launch at CTT

May 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record gantry crane order for Terex

May 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Open days for Statech

May 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Statech, the Czech dealer for Genie and CTE has held an ‘open house’ at its Dolní Beøkovice, headquarters »

Tower crane collapse in Russia

May 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Volvo Rents for sale?

May 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Reports suggest that Volvo is considering selling its construction equipment rental business. »

Ball to leave Easi UpLifts

Ball to leave Easi UpLifts

May 24, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Unusual slewing brake

May 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New head of HR at Cargotec

May 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A beam hugger

May 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

When a delivery driver arrived to collect a scissor lift that had been ‘off hired’, he found something unusual »

Brundell steps down at CICA

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Truck driver- not crane driver

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough adds to transport fleet

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Seven GMK 6300L Western Australia

Seven GMK 6300L Western Australia

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Boom flips in Connecticut

May 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

OSHA to delay crane rule

OSHA to delay crane rule

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Imran lesson not learnt

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Another example of a pallet on a fork lift used for work at height this time somewhere in the UK »

Crane does a backward flip

May 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Fatal road accident

May 22, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Davide Vidali forms Eurocrane

Davide Vidali forms Eurocrane

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Julian Dyer re-joins Terex

Julian Dyer re-joins Terex

May 22, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Crane boom strikes car

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Stopping the serial defaulters

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cargotec opens Technology and Competence Centre

Cargotec opens Technology and Competence Centre

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Three years for fatal accident

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crane collapse in China

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Spider lift for monastery

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

CTE has delivered a 23 metre spider lift to Huize Bijdorp, monastery in Voorschoten, Holland. »

Making do with what you have

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A reader in the UK spotted one of the most precarious looking work platforms we have seen in some time »

New Senior product manager for Genie

May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex AWP/Genie has appointed Karen Stash as a senior product manager for scissors, portables and trailer lifts »

Product manager Genie Scissors

May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex AWP/ Genie has appointed Mark Powell as product manager for scissor lifts. »

Ship crane boom recovered

May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex pays down debt

Terex pays down debt

May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

700 tonne AT for auction

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Geda appoints partner in Qatar

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lift manufacturer Geda Dechentreiter has appointed United Equipment as its partner in Qatar. »

New trading director at Iron Planet

New trading director at Iron Planet

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Burmese JV for Tat Hong

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

What a ride

May 17, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Strongco slides into the red

Strongco slides into the red

May 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ship crane collapse in NZ

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

900 tonne AHC subsea crane to South Korea

900 tonne AHC subsea crane to South Korea

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hertz Dayim teams up with APR

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Saudi Arabia’s Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental has signed a partnership agreement with APR Energy »

Crane crash proves fatal

Crane crash proves fatal

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A lucky escape

May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

10 Terex straddle carriers to the Bahamas

10 Terex straddle carriers to the Bahamas

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane tips in Ontario

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Runaway road-rail boom

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

A road rail boom lift ran away at a site in Glasgow last month injuring a man on a scaffold that it struck »

Wall prosecution dropped

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

800 JCBs for A-Plant

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

A-Plant, the UK arm of Ashtead, has ordered more than 800 JCB machines in a deal worth £27 million »

Another tree another crane

May 14, 2013 | Comments (4)

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

Sponsored ‘Girls-Climb’

May 14, 2013 | Comments (1)

Claire Pearson of JLG UK is joining an eight girl team for a charity climb of Hellvelyn in the UK »

MacGregor cranes for Hornbeck Offshore

MacGregor cranes for Hornbeck Offshore

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lawson joins Riwal

May 13, 2013 | Comments (2)

Wayne Lawson has joined Dutch international rental company Riwal as regional director north Europe »

New LEEA guidance

May 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Charity walk …in a Onesie

Charity walk …in a Onesie

May 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Home wanted for old Rapier

Home wanted for old Rapier

May 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Palfinger posts modest increase

Palfinger posts modest increase

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Galizia GF400 for Jozef Hermans

First Galizia GF400 for Jozef Hermans

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kühl takes an MK88

Kühl takes an MK88

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns on wind farm

May 10, 2013 | Comments (4)

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

The bus lane will protect

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, almost two weeks ago, a 17 metre trailer lift working in the road »

Light at the end of the tunnel for Essex

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Horizon celebrates with UK first

Horizon celebrates with UK first

May 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

More Kone cranes for TCV

More Kone cranes for TCV

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mixed quarter at Skyjack

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

The industrial division of Linamar/Skyjack - saw first quarter revenes fall 2.7% but profits jumped 120% »

EWPA convention opens in Sydney

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

This year’s Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia opened yesterday in Sydney. »

Truck crane overturn

Truck crane overturn

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

40 tonne Valla for Mielly

40 tonne Valla for Mielly

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Management restructure at Rami

Management restructure at Rami

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Runaway crane transport

Runaway crane transport

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kalmar acquires Mareport

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

St Peter Port takes two

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First LTM 1040-2.1 for Lebanon

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Beirut crane rental company Transport Houmani has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1. »

Boom truck/platform overturn

Boom truck/platform overturn

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

70 ton Manitex truck mount

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mantall confirms Turkish distribution

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese aerial lift manufacturer Mantall has officially appointed Istanbul Vinç as its distributor in Turkey. »

Solid rise at H&E

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

What was he thinking?

What was he thinking?

May 6, 2013 | Comments (4)

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

Fatal crane boom collapse

Fatal crane boom collapse

May 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

May 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two new cranes for Emerson

Two new cranes for Emerson

May 3, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

New senior VP for Hiab

New senior VP for Hiab

May 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Slow motion tip

Slow motion tip

May 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane drivers wanted

Crane drivers wanted

May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

300t Grove for Amrit

300t Grove for Amrit

May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Steady progress at Manitowoc

Steady progress at Manitowoc

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Telehandlers give JLG a boost

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

JLG has reported a strong first half in terms of revenues and profitability thanks to strong telehandler sales »

Child crushed by crane

April 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

New location for Platform Hire

April 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

UK based Platform Hire has opened a new depot in South Wales with an all-female management team »

Sarens Nass takes 400th Liebherr

Sarens Nass takes 400th Liebherr

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Lucky escape at Bauma breakdown

Lucky escape at Bauma breakdown

April 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

First crane for the New Forth Bridge

First crane for the New Forth Bridge

April 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bobcat adds Ethiopian dealer

April 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Addis Ababa based My Wish Enterprise has been appointed as the Bobcat dealer of Ethiopia. »

Emsley continues to invest

Emsley continues to invest

April 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Railway crane and access

Railway crane and access

April 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Elebia expands network

Elebia expands network

April 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Tower crane falls in Siberia

Tower crane falls in Siberia

April 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitou drops first quarter

April 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Telehandler and access company Manitou has reported a steep fall in first quarter revenues. »

Lucky 13

Lucky 13

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A tower crane with a difference

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen adds Indonesian dealer

Sennebogen adds Indonesian dealer

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Profits more than double at Terex Cranes

Profits more than double at Terex Cranes

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Genie up 21%

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex AWP/Genie has reported strong growth in first quarter revenues with a large jump in profits. »

More acquisitions at TNT

More acquisitions at TNT

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manslaughter trial for lift fall

Manslaughter trial for lift fall

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex to build largest harbour crane

Terex to build largest harbour crane

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mini solution

Mini solution

April 24, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

More R&B for LTECH

More R&B for LTECH

April 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Grove for Quick Pick

New Grove for Quick Pick

April 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

CAT dealer faces $70,000 fine

CAT dealer faces $70,000 fine

April 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bauma 2013 ends on a high

Bauma 2013 ends on a high

April 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Swedish roulette?

April 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

A reader spotted a man using a truck mounted lift in Stockholm yesterday gambling on traffic missing him »

Saved by the wires

Saved by the wires

April 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bulk crane goes over in Portland

Bulk crane goes over in Portland

April 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hiab adds new Installation centre in Dubai

Hiab adds new Installation centre in Dubai

April 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr's orders at Bauma

Liebherr's orders at Bauma

April 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two Kobelco cranes for Cementation Skanska

April 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bauma off to a sunny start

April 18, 2013 | Comments (3)

The first few days of Bauma 2013 have been blessed with warm, sunny weather adding to the show's great atmosphere. Here we have the first pictorial round-up. »

Man thrown from bucket truck

April 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was hurt yesterday after he was thrown from a truck mounted platform in Sand Springs, Oklahoma »

Bronto S65XR for Stockholms Höjdliftar

April 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Swedish rental company Stockholms Höjdliftar (SHL) has ordered a Bronto Skylift at bauma »

Palazzani unveils 52m Spider

April 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Palazzani has unveiled a 52 metre spider lift at Bauma, the XTJ52 is available on tracks or wheels »

Jost loses its jib in London

April 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex Cranes to restructure

Terex Cranes to restructure

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Cracknell joins Skyjack

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Simon Cracknell, previously of JLG has joined Skyjack as director of business development Asia. »

IPAF raises concerns over Bauma 'circus rides'

IPAF raises concerns over Bauma 'circus rides'

April 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Genie launches 180ft SX180

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Genie has officially confirmed that its new boom lift will be the 180ft SX180 »

Snorkel launches new RT scissor

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Snorkel has unveiled the 43ft S4390RT, the first in a new family of Rough Terrain scissor lifts. »

News service during Bauma

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crawler crane in danger of slipping into the water

Crawler crane in danger of slipping into the water

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Build up photos from Bauma

Build up photos from Bauma

April 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Multitel to launch new 68.5m

April 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Multitel Pagliero will unveil the new 68.5 metre MJ685 truck mounted platform at Bauma on Monday. »

Bauma Starts on Monday

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Atlas and Mantsinen agree partnership

Atlas and Mantsinen agree partnership

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Liebherr for Megalift

First Liebherr for Megalift

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

RT crane goes over in NJ

RT crane goes over in NJ

April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr confirms record results

Liebherr confirms record results

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Unic goes green

Unic goes green

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First JMG crane for Russia

First JMG crane for Russia

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

CPA appoints director

CPA appoints director

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane crashes into shopping mall

April 8, 2013 | Comments (8)

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

New CFO for Harsco

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Scaffold/mast climber rental company Harsco has appointed F. Nicholas Grasberger as chief financial officer »

Beware Bauma hotel reservations

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kobelco to focus on foundations

Kobelco to focus on foundations

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

500 tonne for Deep South

April 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Vertikal Guide to Bauma is online

Vertikal Guide to Bauma is online

April 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Link-Belt adds Saudi dealer

Link-Belt adds Saudi dealer

April 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Tadano ATF400 in UK

First Tadano ATF400 in UK

April 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Death Wish costs £2k

April 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

A farmer in the UK has been fined £2,000 after using a telehandler bucket as a form of powered access »

Liebherr Australia building start

Liebherr Australia building start

April 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc 31000 for Chunjo

Manitowoc 31000 for Chunjo

April 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ian Grooby 1946 – 2013

Ian Grooby 1946 – 2013

April 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Baldwins adds two more

Baldwins adds two more

April 4, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Another Valla for Russia

April 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Outriggers suspected in crane overturn

April 4, 2013 | Comments (7)

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

Crane over at UK power station

April 4, 2013 | Comments (4)

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

Crane driver dies in his cab

April 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Terex delivers 1,500th harbour crane

Terex delivers 1,500th harbour crane

April 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hinowa hosts UK rental group

April 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hinowa hosted a group of delegates from UK rental companies for a visit to its plant in Italy last week. »

George Fitchett joins Skyjack

April 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Skyjack has appointed George Fitchett as a vice president of sales – national accounts. »

Liebherr delivers first gantry cranes to Saudi Arabia.

Liebherr delivers first gantry cranes to Saudi Arabia.

April 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Fatal gantry collapse

Fatal gantry collapse

April 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New tower crane scale model

New tower crane scale model

April 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Last chance for Vertikal Bauma

April 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New 100ft narrow scissor from H.A.B

March 29, 2013 | Comments (2)

German aerial lift manufacturer H.A.B will launch a 32.5 metre narrow aisle scissor lift at Bauma. »

France Elévateur acquires CTE France

March 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

France Elévateur has acquired a controlling interest in CTE France, the CTE, Paus and Unic crane distributor. »

£12 million investment for Port Services

£12 million investment for Port Services

March 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First Superlift 3800 delivered

First Superlift 3800 delivered

March 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Line worker shocked

March 28, 2013 | Comments (2)

A utility working in Brisbane, Australia was thrown from an aerial lift after an electric shock from power lines »

TCA steps up UK sales & service

March 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

TCA Lift dealer Urban Access will launch a rental purchase programme and has appointed a service partner »

Two new Liebherrs for Sutch

Two new Liebherrs for Sutch

March 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturn in UK

Crane overturn in UK

March 27, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

New director for Boom

New director for Boom

March 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Barnhart to acquire Steel City Crane

Barnhart to acquire Steel City Crane

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Kran & Bühne now online

Kran & Bühne now online

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Strongco lifts revenues

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr goes direct in Mexico

Liebherr goes direct in Mexico

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Maeda spider crane

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Potains for Indiabulls

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record attendance at UK tower crane meeting

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

LTM1750 for Eisele

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Sennebogen to launch first in series

Sennebogen to launch first in series

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bigge expanding towers again

Bigge expanding towers again

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Record year for Ruthmann

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

German truck mounted lift manufacturer Ruthmann has reported sales of €95 million for 2012. »

Tower crane drops its jib

March 21, 2013 | Comments (4)

The luffing jib of a tower crane collapsed at a site in London yesterday dropping a load onto a footpath. »

Indoor 100 tonne AT

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two new cranes from Galizia

Two new cranes from Galizia

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

250 tonne Terex for Albuquerque

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Banksman shocked

March 20, 2013 | Comments (10)

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

Cranes & Access now online

Cranes & Access now online

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Zoomlion RTs for Brazil

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal crushing incident

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Another fatal crush incident, this time on a scissor lift, at a Walmart store in British Columbia, Canada. »

Christian-Jacques Vernazza 1948-2013

Christian-Jacques Vernazza 1948-2013

March 19, 2013 | Comments (5)

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

LTM1750-9.1 for ALL

LTM1750-9.1 for ALL

March 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Oil & Steel senior management confirmed

March 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

PM group says it will merge its PM and Oil & Steel operations under chief executive Luigi Fucili. »

Essex Crane cuts losses

Essex Crane cuts losses

March 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Research grant for Hiab

Research grant for Hiab

March 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

New Multitel MJ201 for Orion

March 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Orion Access has taken delivery of the first 20 metre Multitel MJ 201 truck mounted lift in the UK. »

15 Genie 135/70s for Kimberly

March 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based Kimberly has ordered 15 135ft Genie boom lifts, including three of the new ZX135/70s. »

Fatal crane overturn in Haifa

Fatal crane overturn in Haifa

March 16, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

Profit boost at Bronto

March 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Bronto Skylift has reported a strong improvement in revenues and operating profits for 2012. »

Fatal scissor lift overturn in Florida

March 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

A scissor lift went over earlier today at Port Everglades in Florida, killing two and injuring a third. »

More LHM for Americas

More LHM for Americas

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

LG1750 overturns on wind contract

March 15, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Highly accredited

March 15, 2013 | Comments (2)

An increasing number of UK access rental companies are gaining contractor safety and quality accreditations »

Ramirent raises €100 million

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Safety bulletin updated

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK based contractor Bam Nutall has issued a new safety bulletin clearing the JLG 450AJ for use »

Last chance for jobs

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Nifty shortlist

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Aerial lift manufacturer Niftylift has been shortlisted for the HAE Supplier of the Year award and wants your vote. »

Spider adds sales rep in Philly

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Suspended platform specialist Spider has appointed Gary Friedberg as district sales rep in Philadelphia »

New Houston rep for Spider

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Suspended platform specialist Spider has appointed Frans van Dyk as district sales representative in Houston »

Nationwide Platforms goes regional

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Nationwide Platforms is to group its hire desk activities into seven regional customer service centres »

Liebherr GB adds used crane sales manager

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A strong 2012 for Manitex

A strong 2012 for Manitex

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another tree and more soft ground

Another tree and more soft ground

March 13, 2013 | Comments (5)

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

25 percent expansion at Partnerlift

25 percent expansion at Partnerlift

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane mechanic fatality

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Robin Williamson: 1959 – 2013

Robin Williamson: 1959 – 2013

March 12, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Contractor fined for near miss

March 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A UK contractor has been charged after a pedestrian walking under the boom of an aerial lift was struck. »

32 metre Falcon for Industriens Hus

March 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Confederation of Danish Industry has taken delivery of a 32 metre Falcon FS320 spider lift from TCA Lift. »

Auto-Klug takes Grove

March 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane overturns onto rail line

Crane overturns onto rail line

March 11, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

A lucky escape

A lucky escape

March 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Sany America dealer expands territory

Sany America dealer expands territory

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

RT goes over in Bermuda

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom collapse

March 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Igo 50s for Ladybird

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

BP Chembel adds second RT

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mixed profit picture at Manitou

March 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Telehandler and access company Manitou has published its full year financials showing a 26% rise in net profit. »

Haulotte comes close to break even

March 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has published its final 2012 numbers, showing a profit at the operating level and a small overall loss. »

Ashtead lifts higher in Wisconsin,

March 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ashtead’s Sunbelt Rentals business has acquired the assets of Milwaukee and Madison High Lift. »

Indian success for Liebherr tower cranes

Indian success for Liebherr tower cranes

March 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Mills Rental up 44%

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Aerial lift division of Brazilian rental company Mills has posted a 44.5% increase in revenues for 2012. »

20 crane order for Wasel

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Liebherr GB hits the charts

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

First 100 tonne Zoomlion RT shipped

First 100 tonne Zoomlion RT shipped

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hewden adds to management team

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hewden has strengthened its management team to help support major and industrial accounts. »

Crane overturns in Dusseldorf

March 4, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

CTE appoints Spanish dealer

March 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Italian based CTE has appointed crane and access distributor MOPSA as its dealer for Spain. »

IPS & APS are now one

March 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

The merger between parts and service company IPS and access sales company APS has completed. »

Iron Planet acquires AAS

March 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

UK tower crane meeting

UK tower crane meeting

March 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

€100 million order for Konecranes

€100 million order for Konecranes

March 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Avtovaz adds new Valla

March 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Ainscough wind expands in Wales

Ainscough wind expands in Wales

March 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Profit surge at Lavendon

February 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lavendon, owner of Nationwide Platforms, Gardemann and Rapid has released final results above expectations. »

All Erection adds more Link Belts

All Erection adds more Link Belts

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Paul G. Harms 1931-2013

Paul G. Harms 1931-2013

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Two new Sennebogens down under

Two new Sennebogens down under

February 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

IPAF announces award nominations

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

IPAF has announced the shortlist for its International Awards for Powered Access being held in Miami next month. »

Wilbert seeks investors

Wilbert seeks investors

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Polyester sling alert

February 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Jan Sarens shot in Mexico

Jan Sarens shot in Mexico

February 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Ulferts & Wittrock acquires Lüder Holding

Ulferts & Wittrock acquires Lüder Holding

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Dual boom STS crane for Turkey

Dual boom STS crane for Turkey

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hird takes five

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK crane and access company Peter Hird & Sons has added five Hinowa IIIS spider lifts to its fleet. »

Crane boom breaks free

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New CEO for Teupen

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

German spider lift manufacturer Teupen has appointed Michael Scheuss as chief executive. »

When a shortcut goes wrong

When a shortcut goes wrong

February 21, 2013 | Comments (4)

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

Petrobras orders Pellegrini cranes

Petrobras orders Pellegrini cranes

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Business development manager for CraneKing

Business development manager for CraneKing

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Profits jump at Terex Cranes

Profits jump at Terex Cranes

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

February 20, 2013 | Comments (3)

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

Terex gantry cranes for New Jersey

Terex gantry cranes for New Jersey

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck boom drop

Boom truck boom drop

February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Fatal fall on Melbourne site

February 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New Co.Me.t platforms arrive in UK

February 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Co.Me.t has delivered a number of new aerial work platforms to UK distributor Affordable Access. »

Near miss spurs warning

Near miss spurs warning

February 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

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

Roth joins Riwal

February 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch international rental company Riwal has appointed Wolfgang Roth as country manager Germany. »

Tat Hong up 19%

February 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Hewden appoints new sales director

Hewden appoints new sales director

February 14, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

NYC crane inspector gets probation

NYC crane inspector gets probation

February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

SmartEquip signs Ramirent

SmartEquip signs Ramirent

February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Manitowoc launch in India

Manitowoc launch in India

February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Crane boom collapse in NY state

Crane boom collapse in NY state

February 13, 2013 | Comments (14)

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

Yukon Quest 300 completed!

February 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Niftylift Australia’s John King has successfully completed the Yukon Quest 300. »

RB prepares six day auction

RB prepares six day auction

February 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Bridon opens development facility

February 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Boom truck overturns onto church

Boom truck overturns onto church

February 13, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Hiab up 9%

Hiab up 9%

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

New record for Ramirent

New record for Ramirent

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

A.W. Leil acquires Partners Cranes

A.W. Leil acquires Partners Cranes

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Rental show busier than ever

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

The ARA Rental show opened yesterday to some of the largest crowds of visitors for many years. »

Record revenues for Palfinger

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Genie unveils HD telehandler

February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Genie has unveiled a new Heavy Duty telehandler -the GTH-1544 its first high capacity model. »

Genie redesigns Z135/70

February 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Genie will unveil an updated version of its popular Z135/70 articulated boom today, dubbed the ZX-135/70. »

Crane hits house in Stavanger

Crane hits house in Stavanger

February 11, 2013 | Comments (2)

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

Quigley enters administration

February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

Another fatal construction incident in Mumbai

Another fatal construction incident in Mumbai

February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three men died and others were injured when a crane dropped concrete bridge element in Mumbai, India »

Chris Leadbeater 1955 – 2013

February 8, 2013 | Comments (3)

UK access industry veteran Chris Leadbeater has passed away after a short battle with cancer. »

Another tree, another crane...

February 8, 2013 | Comments (2)

A large boom truck tipped over in Haddonfield, New Jersey yesterday while removing a tree from a back yard. »

Boom lift jammed

February 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

A man had to be rescued from a 135ft boom lift yesterday after he jammed it in Manchester, UK. »

Global appoints new sales manager

Global appoints new sales manager

February 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Global Crane Sales has appointed Ed Gibson as sales manager for North and South America. »

Tadano jumps 25%

Tadano jumps 25%

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tadano has reported sales up 25.5 percent for the nine months to the end of December. »

New MD for Mammoet Germany

New MD for Mammoet Germany

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mammoet has appointed Charles Jas as managing director of its German operations. »

Bracht takes second GSK55

Bracht takes second GSK55

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane company Franz Bracht has taken delivery of its second Grove GSK55 trailer mounted crane. »

Racoons take over tower crane

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two raccoons have halted a large tower crane in Seattle, after setting up home behind the crane cab »

New Link Belt dealer for Columbia

February 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has appointed Mercóvil as its authorised crane distributor for Colombia. »

Man injured on falling boom truck

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crane operator was injured yesterday when his boom truck overturned in Lake Havasu, Arizona. »

Schot set for first 750 tonne Liebherr

Schot set for first 750 tonne Liebherr

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lifting company Schot will take delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 All Terrain crane. »

Fatal crane incident in Kansas

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

A 51 year-old man was crushed under a 50 ton crane near Burlington in southeast Kansas yesterday. »

Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 ready for Europe

February 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

The 180 tonne Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 will finally be launched in Europe at Bauma this April. »

New King for PSH

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Platform Sales & Hire has taken delivery of a new King access trailer and tractor. »

Keep or demolish?

Keep or demolish?

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australia’s federal government has proposed scrapping the landmark hammerhead crane in Sydney. »

First Dutch ATF 400G-6

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a 400 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane. »

Maeda and Bluelift appoint joint sales manager

Maeda and Bluelift appoint joint sales manager

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wim Le Roy has been appointed as sales manager France for Maeda cranes Bluelift and RAM. »

Cutting corners

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted in London, UK, a builder using a 2m platform to work at 7m by improvising. »

Power Towers Strengthen Sales Team

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Low-level manufacturer Power Towers has appointed Edwin van de Laar European sales manager. »

To Hell & Back

February 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

A group from McNally Crane Hire/Windhoist is participating in today’s 10km ‘Hell & Back’ for charity. »

Boom truck burns after power line contact

Boom truck burns after power line contact

February 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

A man was injured yesterday in North Carolina, when a boom truck touched power lines. »

Terex CC6800 for China

Terex CC6800 for China

February 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has delivered a CC6800 crawler crane to Shandong Gulf Hoisting Equipment in China. »

Custom confirms new UK dealer

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Custom Equipment has confirmed Ascot based Hy-Brid Access Platforms as its new dealer for the UK. »

GGR to distribute Cormidi in UK

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

GGR has been appointed Cormidi distributor for its multipurpose spider crane/lifts in the UK. »

Advanced opens in Eastbourne

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Eastbourne branch of UK rental company Advanced Access has joined the Access Link network. »

Crane operator cited

Crane operator cited

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A New York crane operator and contractor face $64,000 in fines for a crawler crane collapse last month. »

Socage to build 28m on 3.5t

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Socage will unveil a new, lighter weight version of its DA28 mounted on a 3.5t chassis. »

Ziegler takes 100th GMK6300L

Ziegler takes 100th GMK6300L

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

German rental company Ziegler has taken delivery of the 100th Grove GMK6300L All Terrain crane. »

Barin Underbridge to Queensland

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Barin has delivered a special underbridge unit to Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Queensland, Australia. »

First Geda 2PK for Oz

First Geda 2PK for Oz

February 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first Geda 2 PK tower crane hoist in Australia has been delivered to the CFMEU in Victoria »

Link-Belt sells 500th HTC-86100

Link-Belt sells 500th HTC-86100

February 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

US based Digging & Rigging has taken delivery of Link-Belt’s 500th HTC-86100 truck crane. »

Manitowoc Crane ends year up 13%

Manitowoc Crane ends year up 13%

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc crane has reported its full year 2012 results, revenues were up almost 13% on 2011. »

Trojan appoints Serbian dealer

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Trojan Battery has appointed BB Electronik as its master distributor for Serbia and Montenegro. »

Bratthauar to retire

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ted Bratthauar, VP of purchasing at Manitowoc Cranes, is set to retire after more than 30 years. »

Haulotte restructures marketing

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has restructured its marketing group following the departure of Thibault Mouillefarine. »

Death Wish of the Year

Death Wish of the Year

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have rounded up some of the worst Death Wish examples of 2012 and would like you to vote for your "favourite". »

E H Hassell adds regional sales manager

E H Hassell adds regional sales manager

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

E H Hassell & Sons the UK distributor for has appointed Sean Burden as regional sales manager. »

Pre-Christmas ignorance

January 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

A Death Wish entry we have received at the start of the year from pre-Christmas Dublin »

New BoomTruck from Elliott Equipment

New BoomTruck from Elliott Equipment

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Boom truck manufacturer Elliott Equipment of Omaha, Nebraska has unveiled the 40 tonne 45127R boom truck. »

Palfinger unveils biggest knuckle boom

Palfinger unveils biggest knuckle boom

January 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

Palfinger has unveiled its largest knuckle boom crane to date, the PK 200002 L SH, »

Lucky escapes as crane tips

Lucky escapes as crane tips

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane overturned in Nebraska yesterday dumping two men in a river and trapping the operator. »

Omme 2750 for Herrmann & Wittrock

January 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

German crane and access company Herrmann & Wittrock has taken delivery of a 27.5 metre Omme 2750 R spider lift. »

Wilbert tower cranes enters administration

Wilbert tower cranes enters administration

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

German tower crane manufacturer Wilbert Turmkrane has appointed an administrator. »

Manitowoc sells dishwasher business

Manitowoc sells dishwasher business

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc’s food division has sold its Jackson dishwasher machine business to Hoshizaki USA Holdings. »

New CEO for Cargotec

New CEO for Cargotec

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hiab and Kalmar owner Cargotec has appointed Mika Vehviläinen of Finnair as its new chief executive. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

January 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Kran & Bühne is now online and available to read or download. »

Crane slips off the road

January 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

A five axle All Terrain crane slipped off a railway bridge earlier today in Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland. »

Manitowoc rolls out new crawler crane

Manitowoc rolls out new crawler crane

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc is to launch a 165 tonne MLC165 lattice-boom crawler crane at Bauma. »

Zoomlion RT for Chile

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Global Crane Sales has delivered the first 55 tonne Zoomlion RT55 Rough Terrain crane to Chile. »

Manitowoc and Shantui form mobile crane JV

Manitowoc and Shantui form mobile crane JV

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Cranes and Shantui Investment Co are to form a new JV to build mobile cranes in China. »

Overload at sea

Overload at sea

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Caballo Marango's 1,000 tonne Liebherr BOS 35000 crane has been successfully tested at sea. »

Crane sales manager for Hassell

Crane sales manager for Hassell

January 24, 2013 | Comments (1)

E H Hassell and Sons the UK Sennebogen dealer, has appointed Phill Ritchie as UK Crane line sales manager »

WorkCover NSW accelerates tower crane inspections

WorkCover NSW accelerates tower crane inspections

January 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

WorkCover New South Wales has brought forward a tower crane safety inspection programme »

First EnCORE partner in Europe

First EnCORE partner in Europe

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane Care has appointed its first EnCORE partner in the European region. »

Another crane sinks on Marco Island

Another crane sinks on Marco Island

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

A barge mounted crawler crane has overturned on a canal on Marco Island in Florida, »

World’s largest quay cranes set for London Gateway

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

At a height of 138 metres, the world’s largest quay cranes have set sail for the London Gateway container port. »

New Grove three-axle AT crane

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc is set to launch the new three axle Grove GMK3060 AT crane at Bauma. »

PASMA training up 20%

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A record-breaking 60,000 candidates were trained last year at PASMA approved training centres. »

Crane goes over in Oslo

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A five axle All Terrain crane has overturned on a construction site in Lilleakerveien, Oslo, Norway. »

Ladders in San Diego

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

A regular reader in San Diego, California has sent in a couple of examples of dangerous ladder use. »

Severe winds rock crane

January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Strong winds in Montreal over the weekend caused the jib of a large mobile crane to contact a high rise building »

Tower crane recovery begins

Tower crane recovery begins

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Terex TC2800-1 will remove the damaged tower crane on St Georges Tower, Vauxhall, London. UPDATED »

20,000 photographs

20,000 photographs

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

The 20,000th photograph was added to the Vertikal.Net database yesterday »

Crane overturns in Louisville

Crane overturns in Louisville

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Rough Terrain crane overturned at a reservoir in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. »

LGH opens 16th US branch

LGH opens 16th US branch

January 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has opened a new warehouse in Tucker, Georgia, its 16th in the USA. »

Seven Groves for Havator

Seven Groves for Havator

January 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finnish based Havator has added seven Grove cranes, including the first RT9130E Rough Terrain crane in Europe. »

Active anti-crush for Nifty HR12

January 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Niftylift has developed a simple cut out and warning anti-entrapment device for its HR12 boom lift. »

MA-BO takes first T540

January 16, 2013 | Comments (3)

German rental company MA-BO has taken delivery of the first 54 metre Ruthmann T540 truck mounted lift. »

Ainscough appoints head of sales

Ainscough appoints head of sales

January 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has appointed Chris Beeton as head of field sales. »

CNH appoints head of construction

January 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Case New Holland has named Mario Gasparri as the head of its Construction Equipment business. »

Helicopter crashes into crane

January 16, 2013 | Comments (2)

A helicopter has crashed into a luffing jib tower crane in Vauxhall, London today bringing down its jib. UPDATED »

Who trained him??

January 16, 2013 | Comments (4)

A man walked away with minor injuries after overturning a boom lift while trimming trees in Warren, Michigan. »

Hyster Bulgaria takes on Snorkel

January 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Snorkel has appointed Hyster Bulgaria as its exclusive distributor for Bulgaria. »

United awards Skyjack

January 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

US based United Rentals has named Skyjack as its Supplier of the Year for 2012. »

Lavendon up 4%

January 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

International rental company Lavendon has issued full year trading statement with revenues up 4% »

More counterfeit Tadanos

More counterfeit Tadanos

January 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have had correspondence from a reader in China who almost purchased a fake Tadano truck crane. »

New presidents for Terex Cranes and AWP

New presidents for Terex Cranes and AWP

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has reshuffled its senior management team -Tim Ford moves to Cranes and Matt Fearon takes over at Genie. »

Terex launches Quadstar 1100 RT

Terex launches Quadstar 1100 RT

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Terex has launched the Quadstar 1100, a 100 tonne Rough Terrain crane. »

H&E opens in Seattle

H&E opens in Seattle

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Crane and access distributor and rental company H&E Equipment has opened a new facility in Kent, Washington. »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

The latest Cranes & Access magazine is online and available to read or download. »

JMS goes with Power Tower

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

UK rental company JMS is expanding its fleet with Power Tower and Nano push-around lifts. »

Andrew Brown retires – Evans takes over

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Andrew Brown UK sales manager at Kobelco Cranes Europe has retired, Mark Evans will take over his role. »

Fatal crane incident in Jakarta

January 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three construction workers were killed yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia after a tower crane collapsed. »

Dingli moves into Switzerland

January 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese aerial lift manufacturer Dingli has appointed Neuwerth Logistics as its exclusive dealer for Switzerland. »

First pictures of Sky Aces’ Fanlift

January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

We have received the first pictures of the first production unit of Sky Aces’ new Fanlift 855-2600. »

Liebherr expands UK facility

Liebherr expands UK facility

January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Sunderland, the UK based manufacturer of maritime and cargo equipment, is expanding its production plant. »

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

Overloading blamed for NY crane collapse

January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

The operator of the crane that collapsed in New York this week has been blamed for overloading. »

Zoomlion denies allegations

Zoomlion denies allegations

January 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane and equipment manufacturer Zoomlion has denied allegations that it has falsely inflated sales. »

JLG adds fourth Palmer branch

January 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

JLG has appointed Palmer Johnson Power Systems as a service provider for Los Angeles, California. »

Crane collapses in New York

Crane collapses in New York

January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a large crawler crane has collapsed in Long Island City, Queens, New York injuring seven »

XCMG claims new record

XCMG claims new record

January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG has lifted a 4,500 tonne load with its 88,000 t/m XGC88000 crawler crane. »

16 MacGregor cranes to China

16 MacGregor cranes to China

January 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

MacGregor has won an order from Dalian Shipbuilding, China, for 16 electric container ship cranes. »

Pallet platform

January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spotted before Christmas in the UK midlands a man using a pallet on a fork truck, but what a pallet. »

New MD for Ramirent Sweden

New MD for Ramirent Sweden

January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has appointed Erik Alteryd, 49, as managing director of Ramirent Sweden »

Manitowoc improves Australasia support

Manitowoc improves Australasia support

January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has improved its customer support in Australasia with the opening of a new contact centre in Sydney. »

TNT to merge with Southway

TNT to merge with Southway

January 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane & Rigging has acquired Southway Crane & Rigging of Macon, Georgia. »

Hugg & Hall acquires Westquip

Hugg & Hall acquires Westquip

January 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Arkansas based material handling company Hugg & Hall has acquired Oklahoma based Westquip. »

Fatal crane slip

January 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

An engineer fell to his death yesterday in Chennai, India after he slipped from a platform on a crane. »

Contractor faces $105,000 in fines

Contractor faces $105,000 in fines

January 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wisconsin contractor Lunda Construction is facing $105,000 in fines for a fatal crane incident. »

EU Timber imports rules to change

EU Timber imports rules to change

January 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

New EU import regulations may affect the price of timber used for large outrigger mats and temporary roadways. »

Another crane acquisition for Entrec

Another crane acquisition for Entrec

January 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Canadian based Entrec has acquired the business and assets of Taylor Crane Service of North Dakota. »

Christmas tree buckles crane boom

Christmas tree buckles crane boom

January 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

The boom of a crane buckled while removing a Christmas tree at Macys in Atlanta, Georgia today. »

What do you think?

What do you think?

January 2, 2013 | Comments (4)

For the crane and rigging experts among you a photo sent in from a reader in the USA seeking an opinion. »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

We would like to wish all of our readers and supporters a very happy and prosperous year in 2013. »

Fatal crane incident in Bahrain

Fatal crane incident in Bahrain

January 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A man was crushed yesterday in Hidd, Bahrain after a mobile crane dropped a container load of concrete slabs. »

Christmas and the New Year

Christmas and the New Year

December 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

With the holidays upon us the Vertikal Press will be closed but will aim to cover any breaking news over the period »

Tat Hong incorporates Malaysian crane rental

December 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tat Hong Holdings has incorporated its 100 percent owned subsidiary Tat Hong Crane Rental (Sarawak) »

Ahern gets more time…..again

December 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

A U.S. district judge has stayed a previous court ruling that ended Don Ahern's Chapter 11 exclusivity. »

Scotland to mandate skills cards

Scotland to mandate skills cards

December 21, 2012 | Comments (2)

The Scottish government will insist that those working on public sector construction sites carry training cards. »

Truck dealer fined for crane error

Truck dealer fined for crane error

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Irish truck dealer J Harris Assemblers has been fined for selling a loader crane involved in a fatality without fixing it »

Police pull over RT

Police pull over RT

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane rental company in Edmonton, Alberta has been fined $10,000 for driving a 50t RT on the road. »

Sany's 500 tonne crawler

Sany's 500 tonne crawler

December 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

Sany America has released more details on its new 500 tonne crawler crane seen at Bauma China. »

Manitou 40th charity efforts

December 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitou UK has raised over £12,000 for charity as part of its 40 year anniversary celebrations. »

Record quayside crane from Huisman

December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Huisman China has installed a 2,400 tonne quayside crane at its fabrication yard in Zhangzhou. »

CTE incorporates Sequani

December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian access specialist CTE has incorporated Sequani Meccanica into CTE SpA in a corporate restructure »

Man in the bucket

December 18, 2012 | Comments (1)

Spotted this afternoon in Hendon, Sunderland a man changing a bulb, but not in safest manner. »

New MD for Gunco BV

December 18, 2012 | Comments (1)

TVH has announced management changes that see Andries Schouten take over as MD of Gunco BV »

New head for Haulotte Germany

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has announced the appointment of Thomas Stock as general manager of Haulotte Germany »

Boom overhang rips minibus roof off

Boom overhang rips minibus roof off

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

A full mini bus struck the overhanging boom of a Rough Terrain crane in Thailand this morning. »

Terex sells first Gottwald Model 2 harbour cranes

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Port Solutions has booked its first orders for its new Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane. »

Ainscough ownership change

December 17, 2012 | Comments (5)

The UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has been acquired by Goldman Sachs and TPG. »

Ejar expands its fleet with Liebherr

Ejar expands its fleet with Liebherr

December 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

Dubai-based Ejar Cranes & Equipment has strengthened its fleet with an order for 10 new Liebherr cranes. »

GGR adds two Galizia cranes

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK-based lifting specialist GGR Group has added two new pick and carry crane to its hire fleet. »

Hiab launches XS544

Hiab launches XS544

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hiab has launched its new Hiab XS 544, a 51 tonne/metre loader crane with a total reach of 15 to 35 metres »

Runaway crane in Bangkok

Runaway crane in Bangkok

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The boom of a runaway truck crane caused chaos in Bangkok on Saturday as it pulled down 28 poles »

Taylor Crane acquires Reliance Crane

Taylor Crane acquires Reliance Crane

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Taylor Crane & Rigging has acquired the assets and goodwill of Reliance Crane & Rigging of Phoenix, Arizona »

Uwe Wenzel leaves Mammoet

Uwe Wenzel leaves Mammoet

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Uwe Wenzel general manager of Mammoet Germany has announced his departure from the company. »

Three more Potains for Syntec

Three more Potains for Syntec

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Thai company Syntec Construction has taken delivery of three Potain MRC 225 luffing jib tower cranes. »

Self-erector overturns in Salzburg

Self-erector overturns in Salzburg

December 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

A self-erecting tower crane overturned on Tuesday at a crossroads in Salzburg, Austria. »

Biggest ladder idiot

December 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Ladder Association has announced the winner of its Idiots on Ladders campaign. »

Crosby appoints LCM Systems

Crosby appoints LCM Systems

December 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK load cell manufacturer LCM Systems has been appointed as an official dealer for Crosby shackles. »

Nerenhausen joins AEM board

December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frank Nerenhausen, president of JLG has been elected to AEM’s Construction Equipment sector board »

New facility for Standard Crane

New facility for Standard Crane

December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

US gantry and overhead crane manufacturer Standard Crane & Hoist has opened a new facility in Gray, Louisiana. »

20 Terex tower crane for Russian contractor

20 Terex tower crane for Russian contractor

December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

St Petersburg based construction company Lider group has purchased 20 Terex CTT 161A-8TS tower cranes. »

Roofing in Prague

December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spotted by a reader in the Czech Republic, a team of roofers with no consideration for working at height rules. »

Hi-Reach launches 100+ course

December 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

UK based Hi-Reach Access has launched its new ‘Hi-Reach 100+’ course for the largest self-propelled boom lifts. »

New treasurer for Harsco

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Harsco has promoted Robert G. Yocum to vice president and treasurer »

Custom shop for National

Custom shop for National

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

National Crane has introduced a new customisation and modification service for its customers and dealers. »

Telehandler falls 40 metres

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two people have been seriously injured after a telehandler fell around 40 metres in Kirchdorf, Austria. »

JCB appoints COO in USA

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

JCB has named Arjun Mirdha as chief operating officer of JCB Inc in Savannah, Georgia. »

New service manager for Manitou UK

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitou UK has appointed Mike Ritchie as service manager for Scotland and Northern England. »

Odewald buys into Scholpp

Odewald buys into Scholpp

December 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

German private equity firm Odewald & Compagnie has taken a stake in crane and rigging company Scholpp. »

Hanging on the rails

December 7, 2012 | Comments (1)

Sent in from where we do not know… a classic Death Wish example, perhaps you can identify the location? »

Liebherr rebrands UK training

Liebherr rebrands UK training

December 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr GB is rebranding its training operation as Liebherr Training Services, to reflect a broader range of courses »

Truck mount overturns

December 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

A truck mounted aerial lift overturned near Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, California yesterday. »

Why did the trailer lift cross the road?

December 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have received pictures from a reader which show a man operating a trailer lift in a less than safe manner. »

Cramo to lose deputy CEO

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cramo deputy chief executive Göran Carlson has announced that he will leave the company in the Spring. »

Degen leaves Haulotte

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Patrick Degen general manager of Haulotte Germany and the Benelux has left the company. »

Sennebogen launches new crawler crane

Sennebogen launches new crawler crane

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

German crane and material handling manufacturer Sennebogen has launched the new 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane. »

Cramo agrees two acquisitions

Cramo agrees two acquisitions

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Finnish international rental company Cramo has agreed to acquire two Norwegian rental operations. »

Terex appoints dealer in Indonesia

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has appointed PT Berlian Cranserco as an authorised crane distributor for Indonesia. »

Grove RT set for Bauma debut

Grove RT set for Bauma debut

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Grove has announced the launch of a new 45 tonne Rough Terrain crane at Bauma next April. »

Falling load crushes man

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man was crushed in New York on Tuesday after an air conditioning unit fell from a crane. »

Enerpac test collapse

Enerpac test collapse

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

A large gantry collapsed on Monday during testing at the Enerpac production facility in the Netherlands. »

Barnhart Crane expands to 24 locations

Barnhart Crane expands to 24 locations

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Barnhart Crane & Rigging has opened new branches in South Carolina, Kentucky and Washington. »

WorkCover hosts tower crane safety roundtable

WorkCover hosts tower crane safety roundtable

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

WorkCover NSW Australia hosted a tower crane safety roundtable on Tuesday and issued a communique »

Red Hot Riley

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Gill Riley, co-founder of the GGR Group, was honoured at last week’s Red magazine’s Hot Women Awards. »

Fatal wind farm accident in Germany

December 4, 2012 | Comments (6)

A fatal wind farm accident happened yesterday morning on a site in Mannhagen, northern Germany. »

Last chance for rental rate guide

December 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

It’s that time of year again when we conduct our annual UK and Ireland rental rate survey. »

New DC powered carry deck cranes

December 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Bailey Cranes will launch a range of battery powered pick & carry cranes in the new year. »

The latest Kran & Bühne is online

December 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online »

Another road overturn

Another road overturn

December 3, 2012 | Comments (2)

We finally have details of the crane that overturned in the UK last week, a 120 tonne five axle All Terrain. »

JMG expands production

JMG expands production

December 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian pick & carry crane company JMG is expanding into a second production hall at its plant near Piacenza. »

Hire! Freeman expands access fleet

November 30, 2012 | Comments (1)

UK-based Hire! Freeman has expanded its powered access rental fleet. »

Liebherr’s 1,000th mobile harbour crane

Liebherr’s 1,000th mobile harbour crane

November 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered its 1,000th mobile harbour crane – an LPS 550 – to Montoir Bulk Terminal. »

Ritchie Bros to hold first auction in China

November 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Industrial auctioneer Richie Bros is to hold its first auction in China. »

GTK fire

GTK fire

November 30, 2012 | Comments (1)

A Grove GTK telescopic tower crane caught fire, while working on a wind farm in northern Germany. »

Two new locations for Bigge

Two new locations for Bigge

November 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based crane company Bigge Crane and Rigging has added two new branches to its network, »

Falcon spider to Indonesia

November 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

TCA Lift has delivered a Falcon Spider to Jakarta, Indonesia. »

Bernard Hunter top in Scotland

November 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

UK crane company Bernard Hunter has been named Scotland’s Top Health & Safety Conscious Company. »

Dingli announces new UK distribution

November 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chinese aerial lift manufacturer Dingli has announced its new UK distributor at an event in Shanghai tonight. »

A few more glimpses of Bauma China

November 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Here are a few more new product photos from Shanghai including a new company with an odd name. »

Bauma China opens to large crowds

Bauma China opens to large crowds

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Bauma China opened in Shanghai today to huge crowds of visitors here is a brief overview. »

Tower crane fire and jib collapse in Sydney

November 27, 2012 | Comments (2)

A fire has caused the luffing jib of a tower crane to collapse onto a nearby building in Sydney, Australia this morning. »

Facelift opens Liverpool depot and training centre

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK powered access rental and training specialist Facelift has opened a new depot in Liverpool. »

New pedal power platform

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new 'pedal power' low level access platform has been launched. »

Outreach invests £1.25 million

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Scottish truck mounted platform rental company Outreach has purchased three new Wumag Palfinger platforms. »

Allcrane delivers two Tadano in NZ

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

New Zealand-based Allcrane Sales & Services has recently delivered two new Tadano cranes. »

Nationwide achieves second accreditation

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based Nationwide Platforms – has achieved its second consecutive Safecontractor accreditation. »

Telehandler cowboys

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

A reader in the UK witnessed some cavalier use of a telehandler to work on a roof in Wensleydale recently. »

Kirby Smith adds Manitou

November 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Oklahoma based crane and equipment dealer Kirby Smith has added Manitou telescopic handlers to its range. »

OSHA cites tower crane company

November 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

OSHA has cited Harrison Hoist with six serious safety violations for the tower crane collapse at the University of Texas. »

Unplanned lift costs £50,000

November 24, 2012 | Comments (2)

Two UK companies have been fined a total of £50,000 following the overturn of a mobile crane in 2009. »

Crawler goes over in Canada

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crawler crane working on a residential site overturned at a site in Saskatoon, Canada on Thursday. »

The latest Cranes&Access is on line

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Cranes&Access magazine is online and available to read or download. »

Bridon opens new rope plant

Bridon opens new rope plant

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wire rope manufacturer Bridon has formally opened its new Bridon Neptune Quay plant. »

Lifterz fleet tops 600

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK powered access rental company Lifterz has taken its fleet to over 600 units for the first time. »

A trailer lift with a difference

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Switzerland a company using a trailer mounted aerial lift, but it’s not what you expect. »

Fatal crane incident in Vietnam

Fatal crane incident in Vietnam

November 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

We can now confirm the fatal crawler crane overturn in Ba Ria, Vung Tau, in southern Vietnam on Sunday. »

Soft verge claims crane

November 22, 2012 | Comments (25)

A five axle All Terrain crane in the UK has rolled down an embankment after the road verge gave way. »

Ruthmann T330 for Warren Access

November 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Warren Access has ordered a new 33 metre Ruthmann Steiger T330 »

Cargotec completes negotiations

November 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has completed the employee negotiations relating to its central office restructuring. »

Three Challengers for Blansjaar

Three Challengers for Blansjaar

November 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dutch lifting company Blansjaar has taken delivery of three new Terex 3160 Challenger All Terrain cranes. »

Pedro Torres joins Riwal

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Netherlands based rental company Riwal has appointed Pedro Torres as director of its northern region. »

I am all right jack

I am all right jack

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spotted on a site in Holland a scissor lift with its levelling jacks set with oblivious abandon. »

Private Equity firm acquires A.W. Leil

Private Equity firm acquires A.W. Leil

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Canadian private equity firm SeaFort Capital has acquired Nova Scotia crane rental company A.W. Leil »

Zoomlion unveils new RT100

Zoomlion unveils new RT100

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion is to launch a new 100 tonne capacity Rough Terrain crane at Bauma China next week. »

BJW exits

BJW exits

November 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based crane rental company BJW Crane Hire Ltd of Scunthorpe has filed for liquidation. »

Strongco up 12.5%

November 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Canadian crane and equipment distributor Strongco has reported nine month revenues up 12.5 percent »

Cyril Claridge 1924 - 2012

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Former administration manager for Grove UK, Cyril John Claridge has died aged 88, following a long illness. »

Affecting others

Affecting others

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new short safety video highlights how a serious accident has a major impact on the lives of others. »

Crane overturns in Norway

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A 70 year old crane operator was trapped under his crane after it overturned on Saturday. »

FEM wind turbine guide released

FEM wind turbine guide released

November 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

FEM has released its long awaited guide “Safety Issues in Wind Turbine Installation and Transportation”. »

Crane hits school

November 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

A fruit vendor was killed and four children, injured after a crane smashed into a school in Chennai, India. »

Cramo sells €100 million bond

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cramo has issued a senior unsecured €100 million five year bond to pay down existing debt. »

Mixed quarter for Lavendon

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

International powered access rental company Lavendon has issued a third quarter trading statement »

It’s a jungle out there!

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian crane company Vernazza Autogru has taken delivery of two uniquely painted Terex Challenger cranes. »

Under-bridge for Hong Kong

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Barin has supplied an AB23/SL under-bridge inspection platform for work on the Lantau Link in Honk Kong. »

MTI-LUX expands UK support

MTI-LUX expands UK support

November 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

Tower crane specialist MTI-LUX is expanding its presence in the UK, already one of its most important markets, »

Bigger Zoomlion territory for Global

Bigger Zoomlion territory for Global

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chinese crane manufacturer Zoomlion has appointed Global Crane Sales as its distributor for South America »

Another trailing boom incident

Another trailing boom incident

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Rush hour motorists had a lucky escape Tuesday evening when a crane's trailing boom dolly overturned »

Liebherr for Cygnus

Liebherr for Cygnus

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has won a contract to supply four offshore cranes for the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea. »

Unreported accident?

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

A reader has sent details of a recently posted YouTube clip of a van mounted work platform incident. »

Fatal loader crane incident

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man died yesterday at a site in Austria after he was crushed by the boom of his loader crane. »

Jekko appoints Alatas for Middle East

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spider and pick & carry crane manufacturer Jekko has appointed Alatas as its distributor for the Middle East. »

Last chance for jobs

November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cranes & Access will shortly go to print, if you are looking for crane, access or telehandler people or a job..... »

Crane men jailed

Crane men jailed

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Five men blamed for the death of a co-worker crushed by a falling crane boom in the UAE have been jailed. »

Mantsinen appoints Coopers

Mantsinen appoints Coopers

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Finnish based Mantsinen has appointed Cooper Specialised Handling its UK distributor. »

Essex halves losses

Essex halves losses

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Essex Crane has posted its third quarter results with a substantial reduction in pre-tax losses. »

New crane sales at RMB open day

New crane sales at RMB open day

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

South Australian sales and service company RMB handed over a new Grove crane at its recent open day. »

Straddle carriers for NZ

Straddle carriers for NZ

November 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has received an order for three SC350T straddle carriers for the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand. »

Crane rental boosts Tat Hong

Crane rental boosts Tat Hong

November 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has announced a strong first half with a steep rise in crane rental operations. »

Outrigger issues causes crane overturn

Outrigger issues causes crane overturn

November 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned yesterday in Newcastle, New Hampshire after an outrigger jack collapsed into a septic tank »

New record for Palfinger

New record for Palfinger

November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has reported third quarter results, with record revenues although profits were flat. »

Terex adds new director

November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has appointed German logistics specialist Raimund Klinkner to its board of directors »

Mills hits new records

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazilian scaffold and aerial lift rental company Mills achieved record revenues in the third quarter. »

Boom lift incident

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man was injured today when a self-propelled boom lift dropped at a job site in Ottawa, Canada. »

New manager for Riwal Poland

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Aerial lift and telehandler rental company Riwal, has appointed Wojciech Lisicki as country manager Poland. »

Liebherr GB appoints marketing manager

Liebherr GB appoints marketing manager

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has appointed David Croft as marketing and PR manager for Great Britain and Ireland. »

Check the weight

Check the weight

November 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

A truck crane crossing a Bailey bridge in Costa Rica on Tuesday proved to be more than it could handle »

C-Tech appoints Omega

November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based parts and electronics company C-Tech Industries has Omega Platforms as its Dutch distributor. »

Working from the bucket

November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Another example of someone using a dangerous form of powered access, this time to lop trees. »

Crane boom buckles in Malta

Crane boom buckles in Malta

November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

The boom of a crane buckled in Valletta, Malta last week while pouring concrete, »

Harsco cuts back in Jersey

November 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Scaffold company Harsco Infrastructure has closed its scaffolding service in Jersey laying off 17 local employees. »

NSG rebrands

November 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based scaffold group NSG UK has rebranded as Altrad NSG following its acquisition by Altrad last year. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

November 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online. »

26 metre CMC for Pol

November 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dutch rental company Pol Hoogwerkers has taken delivery of a CMC TB 260 on a 3.5 tonne Nissan chassis. »

Order intake jumps at Manitowoc

Order intake jumps at Manitowoc

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc Crane has report a lower growth in the fourth but a 22 percent improvement in crane order intake. »

Solid gains for H&E

Solid gains for H&E

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

H&E Equipment of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has reported solid revenue and profit growth in the third quarter. »

Irizar Forge appoints Formaco

Irizar Forge appoints Formaco

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spanish hook block manufacturer Irizar Forge has appointed Formaco as distributor for the Benelux region. »

CTE B-Lift for Australian mine

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australian thermal coal exporter Xstrata Coal has taken delivery of a CTE B-Lift 150 truck mounted lift. »

New York crane secured

New York crane secured

November 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

The luffing jib tower crane that was damaged in last week’s Storms has now been secured. »

Tadano up 24%

Tadano up 24%

November 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has reported a 24% rise in first half revenues, while profits doubled. »

Ramirent up 12%

Ramirent up 12%

November 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

International rental company Ramirent has reported third quarter results with improved revenues and profits. »

Crane overturns in Albuquerque

Crane overturns in Albuquerque

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A four axle truck crane has overturned onto a pickup truck in Albuquerque, New Mexico. »

Harsco Infrastructure losses mount

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Harsco Infrastructure has reported further falls in revenue and mounting losses in the third quarter. »

IMT strengthens product team

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

US loader crane/service truck manufacturer Iowa Mold Tooling has promoted Tim Worman and Terry Cook. »

Mills orders more platforms

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazillian rental company Mills Estruturas e Serviços has placed new orders for aerial lifts worth $71 million »

HSS acquires generator company

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Less than a week after its ownership change UK based HSS Hire has acquired Abird generators. »

On the pallet

November 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A reader, we assume from the UK sent in this photo of a man unloading a pallet load of sacks from the pallet, »

14 tower cranes for the Panama Canal

14 tower cranes for the Panama Canal

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Contractor GUPC has purchased 14 new Potain tower cranes for the project to expand the Panama Canal. »

Cramo lifts profits

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cramo has reported its third quarter results with improved profitability on flat revenues. »

Ramirent and Cramo to merge in Russia

Ramirent and Cramo to merge in Russia

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ramirent and Cramo have agreed the formation of a joint venture combining their businesses in Russia and Ukraine »

Genie launches ANSI version of GR26J

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Genie has launched the ANSI/CSA version of the 26ft GR-26J mast boom for the North American market. »

New Sany dealer for Quebec

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sany America has appointed Équipements FDS of Terrebonne, Quebec as its dealer in the Province. »

Terex combines North American services

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has combined its crane, aerial lift and port equipment services into Terex Services North America. »

Tower crane fails in New York

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hurricane Sandy has taken out the luffing jib of a tower crane in Midtown Manhattan. »

Terex CFO to retire

Terex CFO to retire

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has announced that chief financial officer Phil Widman will retire during the first half of next year. »

Window cleaning freestyle

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

A video of a man cleaning windows in the UK without any form of access equipment has hit the news »

Platform Basket for Access Solutions

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

New Zealand access rental company Access Solutions has taken delivery of three new Platform Basket spider lifts. »

Crane crushes cars

Crane crushes cars

October 29, 2012 | Comments (2)

An All Terrain crane overturned onto a rare car last week in Gits, Belgium – to the south of Brugge. »

Tipper height

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Tokyo, Japan, a man directing an excavator from the elevated edge of a tipper truck. »

Tower crane weather alert

Tower crane weather alert

October 27, 2012 | Comments (1)

We have been asked to warn East coast USA tower crane owners to ensure they are in weather vane mode. »

Skyjack appoints new territory manager

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Skyjack has appointed Matt Lyons its Upper Midwest region territory sales manager. »

£25,000 raised for charity

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Lavendon Group Cycle Challenge which ended last month has raised £25,000 for charity. »

Russian roulette

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

While being driven across Moscow a reader came across a maintenance team that is totally oblivious to risk. »

Exponent acquires HSS

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

HSS, one of the UK’s largest rental companies, has been acquired by Exponent Private Equity. »

CC6800 for Shaanxi

CC6800 for Shaanxi

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chinese heavy lifting company Shaanxi Hoisting has taken delivery of 1,250 tonne Terex CC6800 crawler crane. »

Terex Cranes boosts profits

Terex Cranes boosts profits

October 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex cranes has announced third quarter results which show flat revenues with a sharp improvement in profitability. »

Genie triples profits

October 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex AWP/Genie has announced its third quarter results with revenues up 25%, while profits more than tripled. »

Momect takes 100 tonner

Momect takes 100 tonner

October 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Swiss heavy lifting company Momect has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Terex AC 100/4L All Terrain crane. »

Certo leaves Oil&Steel

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Andrea Certo, chief executive of Italian access manufacturer Oil&Steel, has resigned from the company. »

Mateco and Still form partnership

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

German powered access company Mateco has formed a strategic partnership with forklift supplier Still. »

Tutorial videos from Trojan

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based deep-cycle battery manufacturer Trojan has released a series of online educational videos. »

JCB adds fourth plant in India

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

JCB is to spend £62 million ($100 million) on a new production facility in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India »

Fatal overturn in Hawaii

October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

A boom truck overturned yesterday in Maui, Hawaii killing its 62 year-old operator, Ronald Nakasone. »

Lasky among Icahn nominees

October 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Carl Icahn says that ex JLG CEO Bill Lasky will be on a list of directors he hopes to get onto the Oshkosh board »

Liebherr acquires Waitzinger

October 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has acquired southern German concrete pump manufacturer Waitzinger. »

Euro Auctions expands into USA

Euro Auctions expands into USA

October 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Northern Ireland-based equipment auctioneer Euro Auctions is expanding into the USA. »

CMC appoints UK dealer

October 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian access manufacturer CMC has appointed Ranger Equipment as its UK dealer for spider lifts. »

Tadano America receives 400 tonner

Tadano America receives 400 tonner

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tadano has delivered the first 400 tonne Tadano Faun ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane to the USA »

SAIE picks up the pace

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Visitor numbers on day two of SAIE have picked up and some deals are being done »

Sany appoints port equipment dealers

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sany America has appointed Binder Machinery and Atlantic Machinery as its first American port equipment dealers. »

New Genie attachment

October 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based Aerial and Handling Services has introduced a materials handling attachment for Genie scissors. »

Terex apprentices win awards

Terex apprentices win awards

October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two Terex apprentices have won first and second place in the 2012 German Welding Championship. »

Xinchai appoints TVH as distributor

October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chinese diesel engine manufacturer Zhejiang Xinchai has appointed TVH as its aftermarket parts distributor. »

36 straddle carriers for new terminal

October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

German port operator Eurogate has recently taken delivery of 36 straddle carriers from Terex Port Solutions. »

Manitowoc launches Lift Solutions

October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched a new custom design and build service for its crawler cranes. »

Crane overturns in Darwin

Crane overturns in Darwin

October 17, 2012 | Comments (2)

An articulated pick & carry crane overturned earlier today at a hospital site in Darwin, Australia »

A lift for young engineers

October 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Emsley Crane Hire has provided a crane to lift a supersonic car into the Scarborough Engineering exhibition. »

Crane goes over in Norway

October 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

A mobile crane overturned in Haugesund, Norway last night while lifting a tower crane jib. »

New Flagship crane for Titan

New Flagship crane for Titan

October 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Crane rental company Titan Cranes has taken delivery of the first 350 tonne Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 in New Zealand. »

Cranes & Access online

Cranes & Access online

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of Cranes & Access magazine is online and available to read or download. »

Sign bashing in Oz

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Long traffic delays were created after a crane collided with a sign entering a bridge near Sydney, Australia. »

Liebherr container cranes on a roll

Liebherr container cranes on a roll

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered a number of RTG cranes to ports in Poland, Egypt, Ireland and Russia. »

NZ Crane closes Wellington

October 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

NZ Crane Group is closing its Wellington branch and selling some of the assets to Titan Cranes. »

New Badger RT

New Badger RT

October 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Badger crane division of Manitex has launched a new 13.6 tonne cab down Rough Terrain crane. »

Going for gold

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Seeger has taken delivery of a golden 17 metre Niftylift HR17 hybrid self-propelled boom lift. »

Cargotec issues profit warning

Cargotec issues profit warning

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar, has issued a statement on its third quarter results and cut profit forecasts. »

Ahern hearing this week

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

A hearing to review the exclusivity period for Ahern Rentals has been adjourned until October 18th. »

Tower crane collapse

Tower crane collapse

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

A tower crane is reported to have collapsed next to a golf course in Sotogrande, Spain due to neglect. »

First Tadano 130 in Scotland

First Tadano 130 in Scotland

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Horizon Reinforcing and Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first Tadano Faun ATF 130G-5 in Scotland »

Lanning to head Sany crawler crane development

Lanning to head Sany crawler crane development

October 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

John Lanning has been promoted to director of engineering and development for Sany crawler cranes globally. »

Last chance for jobs

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The next Cranes & Access closes shortly, if you are looking for people or a job contact us today »

Link Belt launches new RT

Link Belt launches new RT

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Link Belt has launched the 72.5 t RTC-8080 Series II, Rough Terrain crane as a replacement for its RTC-8075 »

Tower crane fatality

Tower crane fatality

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Strong winds brought a tower crane down onto a passing car yesterday in Larnaca, Cyprus killing a woman »

Bardonaro returns to Maxim

Bardonaro returns to Maxim

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frank Bardonaro is joining Maxim Crane Works in the USA as president of sales and business development. »

Krøll buys into clean energy partnership

Krøll buys into clean energy partnership

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Renewable energy provider Clean Wind Energy has formed a partnership with tower crane manufacturer Krøll. »

Instant to open plant in China

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Aluminium tower manufacturer Instant UpRight, is opening a new manufacturing facility in China »

300 tonne Grove to Java

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina has taken delivery of a Grove GMK6300L All-Terrain crane. »

CTE dealer meeting

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian aerial lift manufacturer held a European dealer training meeting last week in Rivoli Veronese. »

New CFO for Bronto parent

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Bronto Skylift owner Federal Signal has appointed Braden Waverley as interim chief financial officer »

A suspended incident

October 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two window cleaners were rescued after the motor on a suspended scaffold failed in Abu Dhabi. »

IPAF accident statistics - third quarter

October 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

IPAF’s aerial lift accident reporting project shows that 26 deaths resulting from 25 accidents worldwide »

Sir Matthew Goodwin 1929 – 2012

Sir Matthew Goodwin 1929 – 2012

October 10, 2012 | Comments (5)

Sir Matthew Goodwin co-founder of Hewden Plant and Hewden Stuart has died aged 83. »

Last chance for Early Bird

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

IPAF’s second USA conference is in two weeks away and you can still benefit from an Early Bird discount. »

Dahlsten leaves Ramirent

Dahlsten leaves Ramirent

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Peter Dahlsten head of Ramirent Sweden has decided to leave the company effective immediately. »

Terex unveils CC2800 successor

Terex unveils CC2800 successor

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has unveiled the long awaited replacement for its CC2800 crawler crane today, the 650 tonne Superlift 3800. »

Safway expands services

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Safway Services has acquired North American Coating, a provider of industrial painting and fireproofing. »

Double fatality

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two men died in unrelated cases yesterday after coming into contact with overhead power lines. »

Crane operator fatality

Crane operator fatality

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane operator working for Boom Logistics was killed last week while loading drill rods in Australia. »

Liebherr makes it 40

Liebherr makes it 40

October 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has delivered its 40th and 41st mobile harbour crane in North America. »

Topkran takes two

Topkran takes two

October 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Russian crane rental company Topkran has taken delivery of two Liebherr All Terrain cranes, a 160 and 200 tonner. »

WWL acquires ALS

WWL acquires ALS

October 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Transport and shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has acquired Abnormal Load Services. »

Scaffolds and ladders

October 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sent in from Coatepec, Mexico a photo of a man using a ladder/tower combo in the town square. »

Hirepool bids for Hirequip

October 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Next Capital, which owns New Zealand based Hirepool has bid for the HireQuip rental business. »

Man in a box

October 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

A photo sent by a reader in Russia shows a man working from a fork truck, but not just standing on a pallet. »

TVH takes over Genie parts in C.Europe

October 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Parts specialist TVH is to become the official parts distributor for Genie in 14 Central European countries. »

Two injured in power line incident

October 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two men have been rushed to hospital in Brisbane, Australia this morning after contacting power lines »

Manitowoc to raise $250 million

Manitowoc to raise $250 million

October 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has launched a public offering for $250 million worth of senior notes with a 2022 maturity date. »

Crane overturns in Florida

Crane overturns in Florida

October 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

An operator was injured yesterday after his crane overturned, in Bradenton, Florida. »

Barnhart buys C&S Crane

October 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

C&S Companies of Syracuse, New York has sold its crane and rigging business to Barnhart Crane & Rigging. »

Fatal crane overturn

Fatal crane overturn

October 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

A tractor crane overturned in Kasimedu, India yesterday crushing a slinger as it removed debris from the harbour. »

Time and motion

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Facelift has taken delivery of a 50 metre Bronto S50XTD-J and made a special film. »

Scottish crane restored

Scottish crane restored

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

A hand-cranked crane built by Bowser and Cameron of Glasgow in 1859 has been fully restored »

Cargotec restructures HQ

Cargotec restructures HQ

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar will decentralise operations into three separate stand alone businesses »

Wim Le Roy to leave Heli

Wim Le Roy to leave Heli

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wim Le Roy, sales manager of Belgian sales and rental company Heli has decided to leave the business. »

Hi-Reach buys big with JLG

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Hi-Reach Access has taken delivery of several big boom lifts from JLG. »

Terex appoints distributor in Mongolia

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex has appointed Newcom Mining Services as its distributor in Mongolia. »

Crane flips in Malaysia

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A large crane overturned on Saturday on a ‘brownfield’ site in Johor Baru, southern Malaysia. »

Spider trap

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man suffered injuries to his legs last week after a narrow track spider lift he was moving overturned on him. »

Briggs expands in the UK

October 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Briggs Equipment UK has acquired the UK assets of Hyster fork truck distributor Barloworld Handling. »

Mandatory accident reporting

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

As of January IPAF rental members in the UK will be required to report their aerial lift accidents. »

MEC opens European facility

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

US specialist aerial lift manufacturer MEC has opened a European distribution facility in De Lier, the Netherlands »

Tanfield flat

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tanfield, owner of Snorkel has issued a mid-year statement and expects to break even by October »

Cameron opens new JCB factory

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

British prime minister David Cameron officially opened JCB’s new $100 million factory in Brazil today. »

Platform Sales expands

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK access company Platform Sales & Hire has appointed Wayne Moult to head up a new West Midlands location. »

Seven Grove RTs for Philippines

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

EEI, one of the largest contractors in the Philippines has taken delivery of seven Grove RT cranes »

CICA issues first Gold Plate

CICA issues first Gold Plate

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has issued its first major inspection verification Gold Plate. »

Saved by the boom

Saved by the boom

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane driver had a miraculous escape yesterday in, California after his crane overturned into an excavation. »

New test facility for Tadano-Faun

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tadano Faun has opened a new, 43,000 sqm test site for its cranes in Pegnitz north of its plant in Lauf. »

Palazzani for Energostroyinvest

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Russian utility contractor Energostroyinvest CJSC has purchased a 23 metre Palazzani Ragno TSJ 23C »

New crane manpower company in UK

New crane manpower company in UK

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new company has been formed in North West England to provide crane operators and other staff. »

Darnley joins Lifterz

Darnley joins Lifterz

September 26, 2012 | Comments (3)

James Darnley, previously sales manager at Leach Lewis in the UK has joined Lifterz owner LSGI. »

New GM for CraneSafe

New GM for CraneSafe

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australian crane certification organisation CraneSafe has promoted Brandon Hitch to general manager. »

Heli opens new facilities

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Distributor and rental company Heli has officially opened its new facilities in Wetteren, Belgium. »

Ruthmann expands into Hungary

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Truck mounted lift manufacturer Ruthmann has appointed Powered Access Hungary as its distributor. »

Crane hangs on the edge

Crane hangs on the edge

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned yesterday on the top of a dam in Hokkaido, Japan trapping the operator in the cab. »

CICA confirms new board

CICA confirms new board

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Crane Industry Council of Australia has confirmed its board, following recent elections. »

Bardonaro to leave Terex

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frank Bardonaro, currently vice president global sales at Terex Cranes will leave the company next month. »

Singapore gets tough on crane safety

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

31 companies have been fined in Singapore in the first crack down on poor crane safety practices »

Paul Shockey 1923 - 2012

Paul Shockey 1923 - 2012

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Grove and JLG veteran Paul Shockey passed away last week aged 89 »

Pedestrian struck by swinging crane boom

September 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

A pedestrian in Kalgoorlie, Australia, is fighting for his life today after he was struck in the head by a boom »

Kran & Bühne is online

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of the German language crane and access magazine Kran & Bühne is now online. »

Two Potain MD1100 for Indian shipbuilder

Two Potain MD1100 for Indian shipbuilder

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Larsen & Toubro has taken delivery of two Potain MD 1100 cranes at its shipbuilding facility near Chennai. »

Smiths transports two for the price of one

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based Smiths Equipment can now transport two of its new 62ft boom lifts on a single truck. »

Can you have too much protection?

September 21, 2012 | Comments (2)

A photo sent to us from Scotland, shows a Rough Terrain scissor lift with locally added extra protection. »

New account manager for Wynne

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based software company Wynne Systems has appointed Robert Gray as account manager. »

Team two takes off

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Lavendon Cycle challenge handed over to Team Two in Belgium which is now heading for France. »

Union protests crane incident

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

800 construction workers staged a protest at the site in Perth after a tower crane hoist cable incident. »

New sales director for IMT

New sales director for IMT

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Loader and service crane manufacturer Iowa Mold Tooling has appointed Don Daniels as sales director. »

Crane boom swipes school bus

Crane boom swipes school bus

September 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

The boom of a crane slewed in to the road and caught a school bus in Hillsboro, Oregon yesterday. »

Mammoet UK conquers the Peaks

Mammoet UK conquers the Peaks

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

A team from heavy lift specialist Mammoet UK has attempted the UK’s National 3 Peaks Challenge. »

Tat Hong raises $82 million for cranes

Tat Hong raises $82 million for cranes

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat-Hong has raised S$82.1 million for the purchase of new cranes to expand its fleet. »

First leg down

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

The first team in the Lavendon cycle challenge completed the first leg in Monchengladbach last night »

Indiabulls takes four tower cranes

Indiabulls takes four tower cranes

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Indiabulls takes four Liebherr tower cranes for a development in southern India. »

Eighth STS for Exolgan

Eighth STS for Exolgan

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires has taken delivery of its eighth Liebherr ship to shore crane. »

New general manager for Haulotte UK

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Aerial lift and telehandler producer Haulotte has appointed Craig Bentley as UK general manager. »

Huisman to build in Brazil

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dutch based heavy lift and offshore specialist Huisman is to build a production facility in Brazil. »

Wynne gains ARA Rental Market Metrics certification

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wynne Systems has become the first software company to achieve ARA Rental Market Metrics certification. »

Sauer Danfoss appoints new CEO

Sauer Danfoss appoints new CEO

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hydraulic component manufacturer Sauer Danfoss has appointed Eric Alström as its new chief executive. »

APF 2012 forestry show

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The UK’s largest forestry and arb show – APF 2012 – finished on Saturday and had many interesting exhibits. »

ALE forms JV with Roll-Lift

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Heavy lift specialist ALE has announced the formation of a new joint venture with Netherlands based Roll-Lift. »

400 tonner for Areva Wind

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

German wind turbine manufacturer Areva Wind has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 AT crane. »

MCS saves A-Plant £45,000

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

MCS in partnership with IBM claims to have helped A-Plant, achieve substantial cost savings. »

Atlas Cranes appoints sales manager

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

German loader crane manufacturer Altas has appointed Jason Lowthorpe as a UK regional sales manager. »

Ruthmanns for Easi Uplifts

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Irish-based international rental company Easi UpLifts has taken delivery of two Ruthmann T330 truck mounted lifts. »

Follow the Cycle challenge

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Four teams from Lavendon set out tomorrow from Alpen in Germany on a 790km cycle ride for charity. »

Cargotec to float Marine business

Cargotec to float Marine business

September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has decided to spin off its Marine business as a separate entity with a listing in Asia. »

Four more Hitachi for Gunco

September 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dutch access rental company Gunco has added four Hitachi crawler mounted self-propelled booms to its fleet. »

Challenger for T.Pater

September 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dutch heavy lifting company T. Pater has taken delivery of a new 55 tonne Terex 3160 Challenger All Terrain crane. »

Man falls after bucket catches fire

September 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man fell from a utility truck after the lift’s bucket caught fire while working on overhead power lines. »

Another tree another crane flip

September 14, 2012 | Comments (16)

This week saw another crane overturn while attempting to lift tree parts from the rear of a private home. »

20 Zoomlion RTs for Sarens

20 Zoomlion RTs for Sarens

September 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Belgian international heavy lift group Sarens has taken delivery of 20 Zoomlion Rough Terrain cranes »

BAM takes two Kobelco crawlers

BAM takes two Kobelco crawlers

September 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK civil engineering company BAM Nuttall has taken delivery of two new Kobelco crawler cranes. »

How did that get there?

How did that get there?

September 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Selfridges in Oxford Street, London has gained a four metre high statue of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama »

Beware the boom overhang

Beware the boom overhang

September 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

A car’s dashcam recorded an incident in Taiwan where a car was caught up by the boom of a crawler crane. »

Crane memorial

Crane memorial

September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Truck Crane Service of Minnesota, paid tribute yesterday to all who have lost their lives fighting terrorism. »

SMIE up 12%

September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

SMIE, the anti-collision system manufacturer for tower cranes has reported a 12 % increase in revenues. »

Platformers Days review

Platformers Days review

September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Platformers Days is over for another year - here is our online photo review for those who didn't make it. »

Allegiance acquires USA Mobile Crane

Allegiance acquires USA Mobile Crane

September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Allegiance Crane & Equipment of Pompano Beach, Florida has acquired USA Mobile Crane of San Antonio, Texas. »

New Terex service centre

September 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Equipment Services and Crane America Services have opened a new service centre in Columbus, Ohio. »

Four more Igos for Bronson

Four more Igos for Bronson

September 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Bronson Crane of Utah, has taken delivery of four new Potain Igo self-erecting tower cranes. »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

September 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest Cranes & Access is now online and available to read or download »

Jan van Seumeren jr back in cranes

September 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

Mammoet’s former chief technical officer Jan van Seumeren junior is back in the heavy lift business. »

Double fatality in Florida

September 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two men working from a boom lift were electrocuted after touching a power line in Fort Myers, Florida »

New sales manager at Kranlyft UK

New sales manager at Kranlyft UK

September 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

Kranlyft, the European master distributor for Maeda mini cranes has appointed Tim Williams as UK sales manager »

Terex appoints Sterett

Terex appoints Sterett

September 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has appointed Sterett Equipment as an authorised crane distributor for certain states in the US »

Tadano adds to US support team

Tadano adds to US support team

September 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has added three new staff to its South and Central American product support team »

MBO at ReachMaster/Skako

September 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ebbe Christensen president of Skako Lift/ReachMaster has purchased the company from Skako. »

$75 million for Acme

September 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Acme Lift, the US based re-rent company has agreed a $75 million asset based credit line with GE Capital. »

It fell off the back of a truck

It fell off the back of a truck

September 7, 2012 | Comments (2)

A number of people had a lucky escape this morning when a small spider crane fell off a trailer in the UK. »

Two all new truck mounts from Socage

September 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Socage will unveil several new and restyled products at SAIE this year, including a 54 metre TJJ54 »

$100k fine for Boom

$100k fine for Boom

September 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Melbourne based Boom Logistics has been fined $100,000 following a fatal crane incident in 2009 »

Carlyle buys into Brazilian rental business

September 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Private equity firm Carlyle has acquired a 25% stake in Grupo Orguel, one of Brazil’s largest rental companies. »

Cranes UK adds to sales team

Cranes UK adds to sales team

September 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

Cranes UK, the Tadano Faun and Broderson crane distributor has appointed Andrew Plant as sales manager. »

New Non-Exec for Manitowoc

New Non-Exec for Manitowoc

September 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed Joan Chow as a non-executive director, taking its board to nine. »

Terex CC2800-1 successor to be unveiled in October

Terex CC2800-1 successor to be unveiled in October

September 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex will unveil the successor to its highly successful 600 tonne CC2800-1 crawler crane on October 9th »

Haulotte up 25%

September 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Aerial lift and telehandler producer Haulotte has reported first half results with revenues up 25%. »

Falling load injures one

Falling load injures one

September 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man suffered leg injuries yesterday in a crane accident in Aberdeen, Scotland, »

500 tonne Terex for Solley

500 tonne Terex for Solley

September 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

US crane rental company Solley Crane Service has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Terex AC 500-2 All Terrain crane. »

Vertikal Days dates confirmed

Vertikal Days dates confirmed

September 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

The dates have now been fixed for Vertikal Days 2013 following a vote by this year’s exhibitors. »

First MK88 for Turkey

First MK88 for Turkey

September 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Turkish crane rental company Kapukaya has taken delivery of the first Liebherr MK 88 in Turkey. »

Major Peter Ball

September 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have learnt of the passing of major Peter Ball who was associated with Coles Cranes in the 1970s. »

Sany Palfinger joint venture to start

September 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

After just six months, the Sany Palfinger joint venture is to start operations in China. »

Ainscough Wind confirms Wathen’s new role

September 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ainscough Wind Energy Services has confirmed the appointment of Steve Wathen as commercial director. »

Longton cranes to go at auction

Longton cranes to go at auction

September 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

All the cranes, transport and equipment from Longton Crane Hire are to be auctioned online this month. »

Falling boom section injures one

September 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

A construction worker was injured by falling lattice boom section on Saturday in Salem, Massachusetts »

Aircraft memorial erected

August 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

Tracked Access recently installed a memorial to a pilot in the UK who died when his aircraft crashed. »

Lavendon more than doubles profits

August 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

International powered access rental specialist Lavendon has released its profit numbers for the first half »

Terex to redeem long term notes

Terex to redeem long term notes

August 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex is to redeem $300 million worth of 10-7/8% senior notes due to mature in 2016. »

Repeat crane order for Kalmar

Repeat crane order for Kalmar

August 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec has received a large repeat order for four Kalmar quay cranes from the French Bolloré group »

Fact or fiction?

Fact or fiction?

August 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

We have received a video that shows a boat lift in Russia that appears not to go quite right. »

Bronto adds to US sales team

August 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Bronto Skylift has expanded its North American sales team with the appointment of Tom Goyer. »

First New Tadano for Coussens

August 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK crane and access rental company Coussens of Bexhill has taken delivery of its first new Tadano Faun »

New location for LGH

New location for LGH

August 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Lifting Gear Hire has opened a new warehouse - its 15th - in Columbus, Ohio. »

New sales director for Hewden

New sales director for Hewden

August 30, 2012 | Comments (6)

UK Crane, Access and telehandler rental company Hewden has appointed a new sales director. »

Six Groves for Babcock

Six Groves for Babcock

August 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based Babcock International has taken delivery of six Grove cranes that it ordered late last year. »

ALE and ECR form JV

August 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

International Heavy lift and transportation company ALE has teamed up with Australian based heavy lift company ECR. »

D&G ceases trading

D&G ceases trading

August 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

West Australian rental company D&G Hoist & Crane has shut its doors after the failure of a rescue attempt. »

Crawler overturns in Louisiana

Crawler overturns in Louisiana

August 29, 2012 | Comments (2)

A crawler crane working on a bridge in Monroe, Louisiana, overturned yesterday »

Six Niftys for Vertex

August 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Recently formed Russian sales company Vertex has taken delivery of six new Niftylift booms. »

Lucky escape for crane operator

Lucky escape for crane operator

August 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

A 59 year old crane operator had a lucky escape when his crane overturned in Malta earlier this week. »

Ahtola out at Cargotec

Ahtola out at Cargotec

August 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Unto Ahtola, previously executive vice president of Cargotec Terminals has resigned, effective immediately. »

City Lifting’s Challenger arrives

City Lifting’s Challenger arrives

August 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

London based City Lifting has taken delivery of a Terex Challenger 3180 All Terrain crane. »

Liebherr cranes to Russia

Liebherr cranes to Russia

August 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two Liebherr panamax STS cranes are now operational in Vladivostok, Russia. »

Fatal tree trimmer

Fatal tree trimmer

August 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man was electrocuted in Florida, on Tuesday after touching the slings of a crane too close to power lines. »

Last gasp from Rowe?

Last gasp from Rowe?

August 23, 2012 | Comments (1)

Brand 1 Solutions, the latest incarnation of Lee Rowe’s P.S.S operations looks set for liquidation. »

Elliot rear mounts 36127

Elliot rear mounts 36127

August 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

US boom truck and lift manufacturer Elliot has launched a rear mounted version of its popular 36127F »

Zoomlion confirms Indian JV

Zoomlion confirms Indian JV

August 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Zoomlion has confirmed the joint venture partnership with India’s largest industrial crane manufacturer ElectroMech. »

Omme appoints M.J Hydraulik

August 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Omme Lift has appointed M.J Hydraulik as a dealer for Denmark East including Zealand and Bornholm, »

Heavy Weight harness from ZT

August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

ZT Safety System has increased the certified weight capacity for its ZT harnesses from 100kg to 150kg. »

Palfinger adds three new loader cranes

August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has launched three loader cranes, the PK 63002 EH, PK 76002 EH and PK 88002 EH High Performance. »

Harness proves a life saver in Michigan

August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man’s harness saved his life on Sunday when his boom lift went over in the town of Grand Haven, Michigan. »

New mat system from PLC Sales

August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based outrigger mat supplier PLC Sales has launched a new multi-mat system, in two standard sizes »

Crane overturns in Toronto

Crane overturns in Toronto

August 21, 2012 | Comments (1)

A crane overturned in Toronto, Canada yesterday bringing overhead power lines down onto a bus »

Power boom goes to work

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr’s new Power boom may have broken records in its first outing on an LR11350 crawler crane. »

Memorial for secret team

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

A secret British wartime commando team has been given a memorial and Marsh Plant provided the muscle. »

Worksafe issues warning

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Worksafe Queensland has issued a safety bulletin on jib inspections for Haulotte H16TPX boom lifts »

Nationwide adds to fleet

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Nationwide Platforms has started to add nearly 1100 Skyjack scissor lifts to its fleet. »

Vp remains positive

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Vp, owner of UK forks and Hire Station, has issued a positive trading update »

Crane regs to apply to demolition and underground

Crane regs to apply to demolition and underground

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

OSHA of the USA is extending its new crane standards to demolition and underground construction. »

Crane manufacturer to be sued

Crane manufacturer to be sued

August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia is suing boom truck manufacturer Elliott Equipment »

Tom Scott 1944-2012

Tom Scott 1944-2012

August 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have received the belated news that UK crane and access entrepreneur from the 1970s died in late July »

1,600 tonne crawler for Tutt Bryant

1,600 tonne crawler for Tutt Bryant

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tutt Bryant has taken delivery of a 1,600 tonne Terex Demag CC8800-1 crawler crane. »

First Challenger in Scotland

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Scottish crane rental company AB2000 has taken delivery of the first Terex Challenger AC3180 in Scotland. »

Another tree - another crane down

Another tree - another crane down

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

A crane overturned in Newark, New Jersey yesterday while removing a tree from the back yard of a house. »

Man falls from crane

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man was left in a critical condition after falling 15 metres from a crane in La Quinta, California Wednesday night. »

IronPlanet appoints McCall

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Online auction house IronPlanet has appointed Scott McCall as major accounts manager for cranes. »

Boom truck shuts rail line

August 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

A boom truck shut down a Burlington Northern Santa Fe line in the Chicago area after it overturned. »

Hotwire access on a crane hook

Hotwire access on a crane hook

August 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

This may well be the most extreme Death Wish so far, with so many risks it’s hard to fathom. »

52 metre Falcon for China

August 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Galaxy Hotel in Macao, China has taken delivery of 52 metre Falcon FS520C tracked spider lift from TCA Lift. »

Sany looks to Thailand

August 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sany is considering investing up to $40 million in a production facility in Thailand. »

More GSR 320s for Belgium

August 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

GSR has delivered two more 32 metre 320PXJ truck mounted booms to Belgian customers »

US parts marketeer for Liebherr

August 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has appointed Michael Balella as N American parts marketing manager. »

Convoi cranes for IMC

August 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

German crane dealer IMC has acquired a fleet of cranes from the Dutch based heavy lifting company Convoi. »

Tower crane collapse in Thailand

Tower crane collapse in Thailand

August 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Two employees were seriously injured when a tower collapsed on a building site in Bangkok on Friday. »

Tat Hong rises 36%

August 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Singapore based crane and distribution group Tat Hong has reported a 36% rise in first quarter revenues. »

D&G enters administration

August 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

D&G Hoist and Crane Hire of Malaga, near Perth, Western Australia has entered administration. »

Fatal crane incident in Chennai

August 14, 2012 | Comments (1)

There has been another fatal crane incident on one of India’s major metro projects, this time in Chennai. »

Mechanic gets community service

August 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tibor Varganyi the mechanic involved in the fatal New York tower crane failure in May 2008 has been sentenced. »

Skyjack jumps 74%

August 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

The industrial sector of Linamar- largely Skyjack has reported a 74.3% increase in revenues. »

Boom Raise system for Manitowoc 16000

Boom Raise system for Manitowoc 16000

August 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new Boom Raise system for the Manitowoc 16000 helps install longer booms with its Wind attachment. »

Palfinger adds California dealer

Palfinger adds California dealer

August 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Omaha Standard Palfinger has appointed Scelzi as a dealer for its loader crane and tail lifts in California. »

Crawler overturns in NZ

Crawler overturns in NZ

August 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

A 55-tonne crawler crane working on a barge in Milford Sound overturned last week after the barge shifted. »

Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 for Montra

Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 for Montra

August 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

German based Montra has taken delivery of a three axle 45 tonne Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 All Terrain crane. »

Crane overturns in Newcastle

Crane overturns in Newcastle

August 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

An articulated crane overturned earlier this week in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. »

Cramo plus 5%

August 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cramo has reported a five percent increase in first half revenues although the second quarter was tough. »

First Link Belt- TCC750 for Carolinas

First Link Belt- TCC750 for Carolinas

August 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based Pinnacle Cranes has taken delivery of a 75 tonne Link Belt TCC-750 telescopic crawler crane. »

Another Multitel for Industrial Access

August 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Industrial Access Systems has taken delivery of a Multitel SMX 225 spider lift. »

C-Tech expands

August 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

C-Tech, the US based manufacturer of joysticks, control boxes has moved to larger premises »

New record for Palfinger

August 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Palfinger has posted its first half results with revenues up 12.3 percent to €465.1 million a new record. »

When is an overload a Death Wish?

August 9, 2012 | Comments (4)

A reader from the Middle East has sent us a contribution for the Death Wish series but is it? »

Ramirent up 17%

Ramirent up 17%

August 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ramirent has posted its half year results with revenues up 17.6 percent and strong growth in profitability. »

Hämeen Rakennuskone takes five

August 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Finnish rental company Hämeen Rakennuskone has taken delivery of five Snorkel A38E 38ft boom lifts. »

Essex up 16%

Essex up 16%

August 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Essex Crane, the US based crawler crane rental company has reported a 16% rise in first half revenues. »

Crane operators exempted from Driver CPC

Crane operators exempted from Driver CPC

August 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

The EU has issued a statement that effectively exempts crane operators from the Driver CPC directive. »

Demolition death wish

Demolition death wish

August 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

A reader has sent in a video showing an unusual method of demolition involving an excavator and crane. »

Three AT’s for Markewitsch

August 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

German crane rental company Gebr. Markewitsch has purchased three Grove All Terrain cranes. »

New GM for Terex Utilities

August 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Utilities has appointed Don Anderson as general manager with overall responsibility for the business. »

New sales VP for Terex Utilities

August 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Utilities has named Jim Lohan as its vice president of sales and marketing. »

More Maeda cranes for Heli

More Maeda cranes for Heli

August 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Heli, the Belgian distributor of Maeda mini cranes, has placed an order with master dealer Kranlyft for 11 new units. »

Manitowoc Crane up 19%

Manitowoc Crane up 19%

August 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has reported first half revenues up 19% with a steep rise in profitability. »

Sarens Australia expands fleet for new contracts

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sarens Australia has won several large heavy crane and heavy transport contracts. »

Linden Comansa improves jib length

August 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

Linden Comansa has extended the jib length of its 21 LC 660 tower crane to 84 metres. »

Telehandler goes over in San Francisco

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

A large telehandler overturned in San Franciso’s Tenderloin district on Friday, no one was injured. »

Bert Richardson 1923 - 2012

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have received the news that the former chief engineer of Priestman, Bert Richardson has died. »

Wacker Neuson up 6.5%

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Equipment and telehandler manufacturer Wacker Neuson has issued a preliminary trading statement. »

Tadano jumps 44%

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japanese crane company Tadano has reported a strong increase in first quarter crane sales. »

Liebherr STS crane for DP World

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Container Cranes has re-entered the Australian market after an absence of 35 years with its latest order. »

UK’s first Terex Challenger

UK’s first Terex Challenger

August 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

NMT has taken delivery of the first 60 tonne Terex Challenger AC3180 in the UK »

Two new Liebherrs for Wiemann

Two new Liebherrs for Wiemann

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

German crane rental and company Wiemann Autokrane has taken delivery of two big Liebherr cranes. »

Fatal overturn in Georgia

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

The owner of a tree company died while his colleague was injured after the bucket truck they were using overturned in Georgia, USA. »

H&E up 20%

H&E up 20%

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Louisiana based H&E Equipment Services has reported almost 20 percent rise in first half revenues. »

Bridon invests in big rope making

Bridon invests in big rope making

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Bridon has begun installing the world’s biggest machine for the manufacture of steel wire ropes at its UK plant in Newcastle. »

Manitowoc Crane Care meeting

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Over 60 Manitowoc Crane Care dealers met recently in Germany to discuss the latest service initiatives. »

Longton enters administration

Longton enters administration

August 2, 2012 | Comments (6)

UK-based Longton Crane Hire of Stoke on Trent has appointed an administrator. »

Kier sells its equipment business

Kier sells its equipment business

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based contractor Kier has sold off two parts of its equipment division to A-Plant and Wernick Hire. »

NCCCO launches digger derrick operator certification

NCCCO launches digger derrick operator certification

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based NCCCO has launched a new certification programme for digger derrick operators. »

Liebherr to expand in Australia

Liebherr to expand in Australia

August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has filed plans for a $65 million expansion to its HQ facility in Adelaide, South Australia. »

Ace takes Gaffey

Ace takes Gaffey

August 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Columbus McKinnon has sold the Gaffey overhead crane business to Ace Industries. »

I.D. Banks retires

I.D. Banks retires

August 1, 2012 | Comments (1)

Ian Banks, co-founder of Mobile Cranes Asia, has retired having spent his working life in the crane industry. »

Harsco appoints new IR director

August 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Harsco has appointed James K. Jacobson as director – investor relations »

Five men on a hot roof

August 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Shelbyville, Indiana, five men working closely together stripping out a pitched roof »

Fact - stranger than fiction

Fact - stranger than fiction

July 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

When workmen in Fairbanks Alaska found their crane boom badly damaged they didn’t know what to think. »

Unic for Anglian

Unic for Anglian

July 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Anglian Mini Cranes, part of tower crane company Falcon Crane Hire has purchased its first Unic spider crane. »

Harsco Infrastructure falls 22%

July 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Harsco Infrastructure has reported another poor quarter as massive restructuring costs bite. »

17 new cranes for All

July 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has taken delivery 17 new Manitowoc and Grove cranes. »

Trolley failure fatal

Trolley failure fatal

July 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man has died after a cable supposedly failed on a tower crane in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India »

Working in the street

July 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

Spotted in the UK two men working on a façade with totally different forms of access, neither fully safe. »

Boom lift used to relight Olympic flame

July 30, 2012 | Comments (2)

The Olympic torch that formed a key part of the opening ceremony has been relit from a boom lift. »

CAT up 23%

July 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has reported a 23 percent rise in first half revenues. »

Boom goes over in Grand Cayman

July 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

An 80ft boom lift overturned in George Town, Grand Cayman yesterday injuring the operator. »

Tat Hong acquires Chinese leasing company

July 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Singapore based Tat Hong has acquired Jiangsu Hengxingmao Financial Leasing from Yongmao. »

Record year for System Lift

July 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

System Lift, the German association of independent rental companies has reported a record year. »

Lifterz opens in Plymouth

Lifterz opens in Plymouth

July 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK access rental company Lifterz has opened a powered access rental operation in Plymouth. »

Crane overturns in North Carolina

Crane overturns in North Carolina

July 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A large boom truck overturned in North Carolina yesterday slicing a house in two. »

Spider cranes join the army

Spider cranes join the army

July 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

The British ministry of defence has invested in a fleet of 2.9 tonne Unic URW-376 spider cranes. »

Using an aerial lift as a crane proves fatal

Using an aerial lift as a crane proves fatal

July 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A man was killed this week after falling from the platform of an aerial lift as he attempted to lift a tree. »

JLG jumps 60%

July 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

JLG has reported its third quarter results, with nine month sales up 60% and a strong increase in profits. »

CTE delivers 62 metre to Iran

July 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

CTE has delivered two 62 metre B-Lift 620 HR truck mounted lifts to Khuzestan Electricity Distribution in Iran. »

New offices for Wolffkran Arabia

New offices for Wolffkran Arabia

July 26, 2012 | Comments (1)

Wolffkran Arabia, the joint venture between Wolffkran and the Kanoo group, has moved into new offices. »

New AWP launched in Oshkosh

July 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

An Italian company has launched a new product it calls Aerial Work Platform-ONE but its not a lift. »

High level visitor

July 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Access company Working At Height was surprised at the recent Farnborough Air show by the first visitor. »

Terex Cranes gains momentum

Terex Cranes gains momentum

July 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Terex Cranes has reported a 4.5 percent increase in first half revenues and improved margins. »

Last chance to comment

July 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you are based in the UK you can still comment on a new British Standard for crane inspections. »

First Challenger in the Netherlands

First Challenger in the Netherlands

July 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Rotterdam-based De Gier BV has purchased the first Terex Challenger 3160 in the Netherlands. »

Dates confirmed HCEA event.

July 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), will host an old equipment Expo in September »

Controls take over

Controls take over

July 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

US based control systems manufacturer Actuant has acquired Sweden’s CrossControl AB for $40 million in cash. »

Dunlop upgrades crane tyre

Dunlop upgrades crane tyre

July 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dunlop has increased the speed rating of its All Terrain crane tyre following customer demand. »

Another crane slips over

Another crane slips over

July 24, 2012 | Comments (3)

An eight axle All Terrain crane overturned last week on a wind farm near Wöhrden North Germany. »

Kran & Bühne is online

Kran & Bühne is online

July 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest Kran & Bühne magazine is online and available to read or download. »

Fourth Grove for Kwik

Fourth Grove for Kwik

July 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australian crane rental company Kwik has taken delivery of a 170 tonne Grove GMK5170 All Terrain crane. »

Tadano America strengthens support team

Tadano America strengthens support team

July 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tadano America has promoted Tony Trosclair and appointed a western region service manager. »

Haulotte launches new scissors in USA

July 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has launched is recently introduced compact RT scissor lifts on the North American market. »

‘Crane accident’ is not a crane

‘Crane accident’ is not a crane

July 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

An accident at the University of Washington in Seattle on Saturday was not a crane in spite of the reports. »

Imperial targets St Louis

Imperial targets St Louis

July 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Imperial Crane Services has opened a new location in the St. Louis, Missouri region. »

Cargotec profits slump

Cargotec profits slump

July 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Profits at Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar have slipped 24 percent in the first half of the year »

The latest Cranes & Access is online

The latest Cranes & Access is online

July 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

The latest Cranes & Access is now online and available to read or download. »

Australian crane group may float

Australian crane group may float

July 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

McAleese owner of Walter Wright, National Crane Hire and Australian Crane & Machinery is planning an IPO. »

350 tonner for Baldwins

July 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery a 350 tonne Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1. »

Kubota UK restructurers management

July 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The UK division of engine manufacturer Kubota has restructured its management team. »

OSHA clarifies proximity device rules

OSHA clarifies proximity device rules

July 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

OSHA is restricting the use of proximity devices from next week as the sole power line warning for cranes. »

Giraf Track expands distribution

July 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Testcentrum De Lille has expanded its German speaking Giraf Track sales and service distribution network. »

Two more Palfinger cranes

July 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Palfinger is adding the PK 36502 and PK 41002 EH loader cranes to its High Performance range. »

Vertikal Days video

July 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A specialist company - VPI digital has produced a film of the recent Vertikal Days event in the UK. »

Merger costs push United into the red

Merger costs push United into the red

July 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

United Rentals has reported its second quarter results - which now include RSC following its merger. »

Multitel Germany opens

July 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Truck mount and spider lift manufacturer Multitel Pagliero has opened a new export subsidiary in Germany »

RT crane overturns in Boston

RT crane overturns in Boston

July 18, 2012 | Comments (4)

A Rough Terrain crane went over yesterday at a medical centre site in Boston, Massachusetts. »

Going back in time

Going back in time

July 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

A reader in the London sent photos taken a couple of weeks ago on a site in Barnes, South West London. »

Heavy rains increase verge problems

Heavy rains increase verge problems

July 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

An All Terrain crane overturned near Oxford yesterday, becoming the latest in a series of such occurrences. »

Ontario to blitz cranes

July 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The government of Ontario, Canada has announced a safety blitz for cranethis month and next. »

LGH opens in Charlotte

LGH opens in Charlotte

July 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has opened a new warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, its 14th in the USA. »

New financial director at Ashtead

July 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Suzanne Wood has taken over today as group finance director for Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals and A-Plant. »

Death wish chimney

July 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Here is a Death Wish to beat them all, no idea when but apparently from China is shows a lone man taking down a tall smoke stack/chimney. »

Istanbul highway collapse

Istanbul highway collapse

July 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

A job that went wrong last week in Istanbul took a man’s life and damaging a large crane. »

Manitowoc appoints RMB

Manitowoc appoints RMB

July 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has appointed RMB Service Group as dealer for South Australia and the Northern Territories. »

Vertikal notches up new records

Vertikal notches up new records

July 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Web traffic for Vertikal.net hit a new record in June with 170,000 visitors and 33 million hits. »

European project manager for Wynne

European project manager for Wynne

July 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wynne Systems, owner of RentalMan software has appointed Sebastien Lopes as European project manager »

Overturned crane is a piling rig

Overturned crane is a piling rig

July 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Reports regarding an overturned crane in North London today actually refer to a crawler mounted piling rig. »

Three new Liebherr for Dewsbury & Proud

July 13, 2012 | Comments (1)

UK crane rental company Dewsbury & Proud has taken delivery of three new Liebherr All Terrain cranes. »

New Flagship crane for Emerson

July 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based Emerson Crane Hire adds a 200 tonne Liebherr and expands its operations. »

Manitex to raise $4 million

July 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitex International has announced a rights issue in order to raise just over $4 million in new equity »

Spider flips in Belgium

July 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

Two men jumped clear of a spider lift as it overturned in Menem, Belgium yesterday, »

Who knows the truth?

July 12, 2012 | Comments (4)

A recently uploaded video is circulating claiming to show a crawler crane dropping a heavy load onto a bus. »

Brightcast invests

July 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK rental company BrightCast has invested in a number of new Skyjack lifts, and a new delivery truck. »

Liebherr up 9.8%

July 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Crane and construction group Liebherr has reported a 9.8 percent rise in revenues to €8.33 billion »

Vp acquires Balfour Beatty operations

July 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Vp has acquired two equipment rental units from Balfour Beatty for £4 million in cash. »

Rapid orders Bronto

July 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based rental company Rapid Platforms has ordered a 38 metre Bronto Skylift S38XDT. »

Kalmar reach stackers for Australia

July 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cargotec Australia has delivered four Kalmar DRT450 reach stackers to a logistics specialist in Australia. »

Last chance for jobs

Last chance for jobs

July 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you have a job to advertise or you are looking for a job you’ll need to take action shortly. »

Groves to Zanzibar

Groves to Zanzibar

July 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Manitowoc has delivered two cranes to the Zanzibar Port Corporation in Unguja, Zanzibar. »

Bridge bashing with a lift

July 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

A boom lift came off a low loader yesterday in Swindon, UK, after it reportedly struck a railway bridge. »

Cramo outsources maintenance

July 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cramo Sweden has signed a long term engine service and inspection agreement with Malte Månson. »

ALE to build 5,000 tonner

July 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Global heavylift and transport company ALE is to develop a 5,000 tonne capacity AL.SK crane. »

Boom truck overturns in Maryland

July 9, 2012 | Comments (1)

A boom truck overturned in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday while lifting a tree from a back yard. »

TNT Acquires Turner Bros

July 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Texas based TNT Crane and Rigging has acquired the crane operations of Oklahoma based Turner Bros. »

And two make it four

July 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery of two new Terex AC80-2 All Terrain cranes »

Socage back in Bahrain

July 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

Italian truck and spider lift manufacturer Socage has re-entered the Bahrain market after a six year absence. »

Steven Chapman 1956 -2012

July 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have received the sad news of the death of Steven “Chappie” Chapman of Custom Equipment. »

Fatal tower crane collapse

July 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

A tower crane collapsed yesterday in Dallas, Texas while being dismantled, killing two erectors. »

Active joins the Link

July 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Scottish rental company Active Access of Hamilton has joined the Access Link as its member for Scotland. »

IPAF Rental+ for Balloo Hire

July 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Northern Ireland based Balloo Hire Centres has achieved IPAF Rental + accreditation. »

Deutz secures long-term funding

July 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Engine manufacturer Deutz has replaced its existing funding arrangements. »

City Lifting expands Spierings fleet

July 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK crane rental company City Lifting has acquired three Spierings cranes from Asset & Land Recovery. »

A tandem lift with a difference

July 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

A reader spotted a tandem lift with a difference reportedly from Taiwan - a new form of superlift? »

Liebherr promotes Strobel and Remlinger

July 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr has appointed Joachim Strobel and Wolfgang Remlinger as managing directors of Liebherr-EMtec. »

Another CTE for Blulift

July 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Irish rental company Blulift Access Hire has taken delivery of a new 23 metre CTE Tracess T230 spider lift. »

Fatal crane incident

July 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

A crawler crane has overturned in Oshkosh, Wisconsin while tandem lifting a concrete bridge beam. »

Crane operator injured in timber fall

July 6, 2012 | Comments (2)

A crane operator was injured in the UK yesterday when a load of timber landed on his cab. »

Perry takes over at 1st Access

July 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Kimberly group has announced the appointment of Jim Perry as managing director of 1st Access Rentals »

500 tonne Liebherr for Rostocker

500 tonne Liebherr for Rostocker

July 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

German based Rostocker Korrosionsschutz has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500-8.1. »

Lifting the other memorial

Lifting the other memorial

July 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

This week has seen the unveiling of a controversial memorial in the UK but it was not the only one. »

Corporate entity for Liebherr Ehingen in Denmark

Corporate entity for Liebherr Ehingen in Denmark

July 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Liebherr Ehingen has established a subsidiary in Denmark - Liebherr-Danmark ApS, based in Hedensted. »

NCCCO adopts colour coded cards

July 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

USA based crane operator certification company NCCCO is to issue colour-coded CCO cards. »

Trac Access to call it a day

July 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK based spider lift rental company Trac Access is exiting the business to focus on its other activities. »

Vertikal Days part 1

Vertikal Days part 1

July 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Here is the first of our Vertikal Days photo albums for those of you who did not make it this year. »