All Erection & Crane Rental has ordered 30 new Link-Belt cranes for delivery throughout 2014. The deal includes four of the new 135 tonne RTC-80150 Series II Rough Terrain cranes. The 80150 is due for launch at Conexpo next month and features a 59.5 metre six section boom. Three HTC-8690 truck cranes, eight 218HSL and six 238HSL lattice boom crawler cranes, along with two TCC-750 and seven TCC-1100 telescopic crawler cranes have also been ordered. All president Michael Liptak said: “The decision to purchase the new RTC-80150 was, in … [Read more...]
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Until now it has been widely assumed that construction equipment made by Chinese companies, and even equipment made in China by the leading foreign firms, was inferior in both quality and technology to gear produced in the foreign firms’ factories back home. These assumptions have been crushed by a new study from CLSA, a broker, which tested a range of Chinese-made diggers, and found them to be sturdy and high-performing. Leading Chinese brands like Sany, Zoomlion and LiuGong, whose products also have the advantage of being cheap, will soon be … [Read more...]
Tadano America will show seven cranes from its rough terrain and all terrain ranges at ConExpo 2014. The company said it plans to significantly increase its presence at the construction equipment tradeshow. The Japanese manufacturer will also use the show to official unveil its new 160t GR 1600XL-2, 3-axle rough terrain. Two models of the GR-1600XL-2 are being taken to Las Vegas and Tadano say that one will be configured to show the crane in the transportation mode with the quick self-removing front and rear outriggers, with the second unit … [Read more...]
Manitowoc Cranes has laid off 250 employees at its Shady Grove plant – 235 hourly paid and 25 salaried. No recall date has been set, suggesting that they are likely to be permanent headcount reductions. The company says that the cuts are due to softer demand for the products built at the Grove plant, which includes National Crane boom trucks, Grove Rough Terrain cranes, North American truck cranes and industrial carry deck cranes. … [Read more...]
Recently, XCMG’s two giant crawler cranes of 4,000-tonnage and 1,000-tonnage cooperated under the vast blue sky of Ningxia, and extended booms like two cranes wing to fly. They slowly hoisted a tank of 1,900 tons, precisely delivered it to the specified position, and perfectly finished hoisting task again. At Ningxia Coal Industry Group’s chemical product production base in Ningdong Town, Yinchuan City, the main crane of XGC88000 used operating condition of boom of 84 meters and multiplying factor of 88, while the XGC16000 crawler crane for … [Read more...]
Nantes-based Sogecofa, part of the Mediaco Group, used three Terex all terrain cranes to service the Kembs lock on the Grand Canal of Alsace, France. The lock provides power for a hydroelectric station and needed a gate replacing. A Terex AC 350, an AC 500-2 and an AC 700 were used to move the gate, which was 26m wide, 18m tall and weighed 500t. The rental firm explained that as the lock gate was surrounded by water positioning the cranes for a coordinated tandem lift was impossible. The Sogecofa team decided that the only way they could … [Read more...]
Germany’s biggest crane operator, the Schmidbauer Group, has added two Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet. The company took delivery of a 300 tonne capacity GMK6300L and 100 tonne capacity GMK4100L. The company says it chose Grove because of their impressive capacity with exceptional reach and have weight-saving features that comply with Germany’s strict road laws. “Grove not only makes strong cranes with very long booms but they innovate to save weight, making their cranes easier to transport all over Germany,” said Werner … [Read more...]
Crane manufacturer Liebherr said mobile harbour cranes played a significant role in the overall success of the Liebherr Maritime Cranes division in 2013. Close to 80 mobile harbour cranes were delivered around the world in 2013, helping generate a turnover of EUR 280 million (US$ 378 million). The 2013 figures were helped by a number of major orders for the 600 series in Latin America and the launch of the Liebherr Maritime Cranes simulator range, a company spokesperson said. In 2013 twelve units of the Liebherr type LHM 600 were sold in … [Read more...]
German heavy lifting and haulage company MSG Krandienst has taken delivery of the first 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Germany. The GMK6400 features a single superstructure mounted engine with ‘MegaDrive’ hydrostatic drive train, 60 metre main boom and self-rigging Mega Wing Lift attachment. The unit joins MSG’s fleet of 35 cranes and will be used for heavy lifts at shipyards, refineries and power plants as well as wind farm maintenance and construction. Manitowoc claims it is the strongest six-axle crane on the market. … [Read more...]