The boom of a lattice crawler crane threatened to come down today across a major road and power lines in Chesterfield Virginia. The crane a Terex crawler owned by Corman Construction was working on a road project when the boom started to go over the back. Fortunately it didn’t and worked on the site used web slings to try and anchor the boom in order to prevent the crane losing stability and overturning. An All Terrain was then called in to try and help lower the boom. The utility company cut the power lines, while the police closed the … [Read more...]
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Kobe Steel, parent of Kobelco Cranes, has published its third quarter results, showing a sharp rise in profits within the crane business. Total crane sales for the nine months to the end December were ¥51.7 billion ($440.6 million), an increase of 29.8 percent on the same period last year. Operating profit for the nine months leapt 75 percent to ¥4.5 billion ($38.3 million) with the rising trend continuing during the third and into the fourth quarter. The company said: “The strong sales are due to higher shipments of crawler cranes in … [Read more...]
A large crawler crane working on the new Timsah Arena Stadium, in Bursa Turkey came down over the weekend in strong storms, killing the driver of a passing car. The crane boom, luffing jib and derrick mast went over the back of the machine and across the Bursa-İzmir highway, with the jib striking a passing taxi, killing its driver- Fatih Demirkıran. A woman passenger was seriously injured and is in a critical condition in hospital. … [Read more...]
Four Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes were featured prominently in the assembly of several new overpass bridges as part of a $61 million highway project in Wisconsin. The work also included the expansion of highway U.S. 41 traffic lanes, the reconstruction of several of its interchanges and the addition of 40 roundabouts. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental of Milwaukee handled the lifting work. “The 300-ton capacity cranes were just what we needed for the large pick weights associated with many of the lifts, especially the prefabricated tub … [Read more...]
Crane manufacturers Sennebogen and Manitowoc have signed an agreement to produce a series of telescopic crawler cranes at the Straubing location in Lower Bavaria, Germany. The agreement is for the production of telescopic crawler cranes for the North and South American market. The crawlers will be produced by Sennebogen and sold using the Manitowoc Grove brand name, a company spokesperson said. The new models include the GHC55, GHC75, and GHC130 telescoping crawler cranes. The GHC series has a compact footprint, which provides excellent … [Read more...]
Heavy lift and transport service provider Wagenborg Nedlift from the Netherlands helped replace and old railway bridge on Von Walthausen Strasse in Bochum, Germany, using a Liebherr LR 1750. The 750 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler was brought to site on more than 40 trailers. It was then erected in the narrow city streets and fitted with 260 tonnes of superlift counterweight. The crawler was used to remove the old bridge and replace it with a new one, which weighed 340 tonnes. During the removal of the old bridge a second, 400 tonne … [Read more...]