Crane Rental Corporation, based in Orlando, Florida, has further expanded its fleet with the purchase of five cranes. The company added a 275t Manitowoc 999 crawler crane; a 230t Link-Best LS-298 crawler; two 130t Grove RT9130E hydraulic rough-terrain cranes; and an 80t Grove RT880E hydraulic rough-terrain crane. The move was made in response to "increasing demand in almost every sector of our industry", said company president Alan Ashlock. Crane Rental had already expanded its fleet this year, purchasing cranes including a Peiner … [Read more...]
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Two Potain tower cranes are being used to construct what will be the third-largest building in France. At 200m high, the Tour Incity will be the tallest building in Lyon when completed, and will comprise 44,000 sq m of offices as well as four restaurants. The project's main contractor Bouygues erected two of its Potain tower cranes at the site: a 16t MD 550 top-slewing crane using 60m of its 80m jib, and a 12t MDT 222 topless crane using 30m of its 65m jib. The cranes are operating for 14 hours a day, building one floor a week over 30 … [Read more...]
Zoomlion’s tower crane division has extended its material handling hoist business with the acquisition of the Netherlands’ Raxtar. Nearly 200 people attended the signing of the agreement at Shanghai's Jin Mao Tower on August 8. Zoomlion vice president He Wenjin said the acquisition showed Zoomlion's "complete confidence" in the future of the Chinese and international construction machinery markets and its commitment to the strategy of helping Chinese machinery "go global". Raxtar's products include material and passenger hoists, … [Read more...]
Zoomlion-Jost flat top tower cranes are to be promoted on the Chinese domestic market following successful sales to international markets. Since purchasing flat-top tower crane technologies from Jost Cranes GmbH Pte Ltd and subsequent development of the Zoomlion Jost T320-16, shown at Intermat 2012, another crane - the T8030-25U has been launched and will also be promoted in China. Zheng Changming, a Zoomlion director, said: "The four series of products working with Jost have not been promoted at the domestic market. Now we are working on … [Read more...]
A requirement for tight manoeuvring on a cramped construction site in Munich’s old town led German contractor Riedel Bau GmbH & Co to hire a Wolff 166B B luffing jib tower crane from Wolffkran. The design of the 166B, with hydraulic luffing gear, means the jib can be raised in a near vertical position, which proved imperative on the Maximiliansplatz office development project surrounded by other construction sites and cranes. Norbert Zährl, Riedel site manager, said: "Because of its design, the Wolff can slew in the minimum of space … [Read more...]
The first Zoomlion Jost flat top tower crane has been launched: the T8030-25U. A project team based at the Chinese manufacturers research centre in Germany developed the crane. The flat top tower crane T8030-25U has a maximum lifting moment of 4925kN/m. The firm said that the design philosophy was to optimise the design of major structures, including crane top, crane boom, crane boom pull rods, climbing frame, upper and under bearing, cab, and improving the safety of components, including platform, handrail, connecting screw rod and safety … [Read more...]