Brand new from crane manufacturer LinkBelt is the 210 US ton (185 tonne) capacity ATC 3210 all terrain on five axles. It is aimed at the US market and will be launched at the March 2014 ConExpo show in Las Vegas. The ATC-3210 is the second of the company’s ATs designed and built in the USA. It follows the first model, the ATC-3275, launched at the last ConExpo in 2011. The 200 foot (61 metre) fully curved profile boom is in six sections and there are seven extension modes to maximise capacities. It is made in-house by Link-Belt in … [Read more...]
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Link-Belt Construction Equipment is showing its seriousness about growing its share of the market for telescopic crawlers. The company will get a lot of attention with its latest offering in the tele crawler line, the all-new 50 US ton (45 metric ton) capacity TCC-500, which has already been built and tested at the Lexington plant and will be shown at ConExpo in Las Vegas in March. It is the third crane in Link-Belt’s tele crawler line and it’s a solid piece of equipment that will engage companies in the power utility industry, especially, … [Read more...]
UK crane rental company NMT has taken delivery of the very first 220 tonne Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain crane. Launched at Bauma last year, the five axle Explorer 5800 features a 70 metre, five section main boom with a bi-fold swingaway and a 12 metre straight insert, offering a maximum height of 103 metres. Powered by a single Euromot IV/ Tier 4F Scania diesel engine, the crane can operate with axle loads from 9.1 to 16.5 tonnes. It also has a short 1.2 metre front overhang. The 13.2 metre long, three metre wide carrier has 10x8x10 … [Read more...]
Yesterday, the installation of the 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane onboard the ‘Lewek Constellation’ was completed by means of Huisman China’s new 2,400mt quayside crane. The quayside crane, also known as the ‘Skyhook’, installed the 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane in a mere two lifts within a three day period. The vessel will leave Huisman China in April and is due to arrive at Huisman Schiedam mid 2014 for the installation of the 800mt Multi-lay Pipelay Tower. The ‘Skyhook’ further enables Huisman China to install, commission and test large pieces of … [Read more...]
Manitowoc has completed the sale of its 50 percent interest in its Chinese joint venture Manitowoc Dong Yue Heavy Machinery Company, to its partner, Tai’an Taishan Heavy Industry Investment. The joint venture was created in March 2008 for the production of mobile and truck-mounted hydraulic cranes - see: Manitowoc buys into China. A number of new models were launched in late 2008 and the most recent being in 2012 - see: Two new cranes from Manitowoc Dongyue. The sale is expected to result in non-cash losses with an impact in the region of … [Read more...]
For Sany America, the US subsidiary of China's largest maker of construction equipment, 2013 has been a year worth celebrating. The Georgia-based company doubled its sales from last year and has fulfilled this year's budget profit by more than twofold. Its dealer network has expanded to cover about 65 percent of the US, Canada, and Mexico market, compared to 40 percent in 2012. There are now 32 dealers in 35 US states selling Sany products. The company introduced a new machine specifically designed for the North American market - an … [Read more...]
For the year 2013 Liebherr forecasts a group turnover of €9,086 million (US$ 12,539 million), equal to the 2012 figure. In the construction machinery and mining equipment segement the manufacturer anticipates a decrease of around 4 %. Turnover according to current forecasts will be around €5,620 million ($ 7,756 million, down €249 million ($ 344 million) on 2012. Included are the earthmoving, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology and mining divisions. Growth to compensate will be from turnover in the maritime cranes, aerospace and … [Read more...]
China will have a “more targeted” new wave of urbanization in contrast to infrastructure spending in 2008, according to Alexious Lee, a senior investment analyst with CLSA. A rise in demand for machinery is expected after two years of decline as local governments look to complete projects. Lee says there is “more commitment to connecting infrastructure. China demand will be excavator-centric over the next two years”. More work in or near cities – rather than on highways – will also see increased demand for higher quality products (in … [Read more...]
Liebherr has won several orders for LHM mobile harbour cranes from the Middle East. These include two LHMs, a reachstacker and the first LiSIM LHM 550 simulator. This year more than 40 mobile harbour cranes have been delivered making a total of well over 300 LHMs in the region. A first was the order for the new LiSIM mobile harbour crane simulator for Saqr Port in Ras Al Kaimah, United Arab Emirates. The resulting increase in operator skills allows for safe and productive crane operation in the real world and naturally boosts productivity. … [Read more...]