Dutch engineering contractor Gebr. De Koning has taken delivery of the first 100 tonne Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX1000A-3 lattice crawler crane in the Netherlands. Purchased through Hitachi (Europe), the SCX100A-3 lattice crawler crane can be rigged with up to 60 metres of main boom, or a combination of boom and 28 metre jib for a maximum system length of 79 metres. Powered by a stage IIIB complaint engine, the new crane has been ordered with an additional winch and a wider skywalk on its main boom for enhanced safety and easier assembly. The crane … [Read more...]
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UK based rental company Weldex has taken delivery of four new Kobelco CKE G series crawler cranes as part of its ongoing fleet modernisation programme. The company purchased two 60 tonne CKE600G machines and two80 tonne CKE800G cranes which will be based at the company’s depot in Derbyshire, England. The CKE600G israted at three metres and can handle seven tonnes at 12 metres radius on its 51.8 metre maximum boom. The CKE800G will take seven tonnes out to 20 metres with its 55 metre maximum boom length. The new cranes also feature low … [Read more...]
The Energy Crane auction in Casper, Wyoming, yesterday raised over $54 million, a new record at Ritchie Bros for a single owner sale. The sale included 38 cranes, which fetched over $35 million. Around 3,000 on-site and online bidders competed to buy the cranes and transport equipment. Highlights of the auction included a 500 tonne 2010 Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 All Terrain that fetched $3.35 million—the most expensive All terrain Crane sold by Ritchie Bros. to date. Ritchie Bros chief executive Ravi Saligram said: "Our extremely … [Read more...]
Manitowoc has launched the new Sennebogen built GHC series of telescopic crawler cranes to dealers and customers at an event at its Shady Grove factory plant. The company used the Research & Development facility at the plant for introduction, with a full audio and video set-up that included lights, music and projection screens. A curtain dropped to a drum roll and attendees were invited to check out the new cranes. All three models, the 50 tonne GHC55, 70 tonne GHC75 and 120 tonne GHC130, were on show at the event which was also … [Read more...]
Manitowoc has completed the testing of its 650 tonne MLC650 crawler crane fitted with its variable position counterweight extension (VPC-MAX) attachment. Increasing the MLC650’s capacities from 650 to 700 tonnes, the VPX-MAX features additional counterweight and a beam that automatically extends the counterweight beyond the rear of the crane depending on the weight of the load. As part of the load testing the crane boom was positioned in a number of positions, including over one corner of the crane in order to apply the maximum level of … [Read more...]
Link-Belt has appointed Eqstra Industrial Equipment of South Africa as its distributor for Southern Africa. The agreement covers 17 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Eqstra will sell and market the full line of Link Belt cranes, and provide parts and service support for new and existing cranes throughout the region. The company is part of a Eqstra Holdings which is … [Read more...]