UK based rental company Stoddart Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF130G. The new crane is equipped with a 60 metre main boom and an 18 metre bi-fold swingaway extension. Maximum counterweight is 42 tonnes, while the overall width is 2.75 metres, an advantage in the Scottish Highlands region that the company serves, compared to a three metre chassis. The new unit also features multi-point outrigger settings for greater flexibility in confined job sites and Tadano's Lift-adjuster system which automatically compensates … [Read more...]
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Yorkshire crane rental company Highcliffe Engineering has taken delivery of its first new All Terrain crane - a 40 tonne ATF 40G-2. The compact two axle crane features a 35.2 metre main boom plus a nine metre swingaway which can be offset by zero, 20 and 40 degrees. Highcliffe manager Lee Wolstenholme, said: “In my opinion The 40G is currently the UK's most popular two axle mobile crane. It has extremely good duties, but more importantly is extremely strong and reliable. If it's good enough for Dewsbury and Proud, Davies and Marsh Plant … [Read more...]
Liebherr has upgraded its 750 tonne LR 1750 crawler crane into the LR1750/2 with increased capacities and H-boom configuration. The boom changes are similar to those already incorporated in the LR1600/2’s ‘H’ or Heavy boom configuration, which include strengthening the main boom and extending the derrick boom by seven metres to 38.5 metres. The company claims that the changes have increased the crane’s capacities by up to 30 percent in some areas. The LR1750 suspended ballast trailer has also been modified to include a hydraulic drive … [Read more...]
Terex has issued another warning regarding counterfeit Terex/Demag crawler cranes, this time originating from South Korea. Similar to reports in 2013 (see: Counterfeit Terex Demag warning) counterfeit models are being assembled, branded and sold as used Terex cranes, either painted in a Terex white or a Demag red. To date, the company’s CC 2500-1 lattice boom crawler crane seems to be the crane most commonly forged. While they are made to look like Terex cranes they are typically assembled from a blend of older and newer technology and a … [Read more...]
Buenos Aires-based construction equipment provider Covema has been appointed the distributor of Manitowoc crawler cranes and Grove mobile cranes in Argentina. Currently a Manitowoc Crane Care partner, Covema will now offer the company’s full range of All Terrain, Rough Terrain and crawler cranes throughout Argentina. It will also be responsible for providing spare parts, service and training. Manitowoc’s vice president of sales for South America, Cristian Galaz, said: “This alliance will enhance our presence in Argentina with products … [Read more...]
Liebherr offshore cranes has reported a record year for 2014 delivering more than twice as many cranes than in 2012. In 2014 Liebherr delivered a total of 87 offshore cranes, which included its board offshore cranes (BOS), mast type cranes (MTC) and its new ram luffing knuckle boom cranes (RL-K). The number of BOS cranes more than doubled from 2012 with 38 deliveries – 72 percent being its 150 tonne BOS 4200. A total of 33 MTCs were delivered throughout the year, almost five times as many compared with the previous year and the RL-K … [Read more...]
Terex Cranes has launched the Terex Liftplan - a free online lift planning tool for customers’ lifting operations. Users can select from a range of Terex cranes and specify the load, height and radius of the lift involved. A copy of the lift plan is then available to print out. The lift planning tool can also be used on site on an ad-hoc basis, so should conditions change, the driver simply enters the new information and the system automatically recalculates. Michael Klein, product marketing said: “Historically, only customers with big … [Read more...]
Swiss bulk handling company Pacorini Metals Terminals has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane in the Netherlands for its port on the river of Western Scheldt, in Vlissingen. The LHM 420 has a maximum lifting capacity of 84 tonnes and an outreach of up to 48 metres. It will be used to carry out container handling and bulk operations. Last year, the LHM 420 was the second most popular model for Liebherr with almost 30 deliveries worldwide. Pacorini commercial manager Mark Doene, said: “The new LHM 420 plays a … [Read more...]
South Australia based Fleurieu Cranes has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 to arrive in Australia. The company had originally intended to purchase a luffing jib for its existing 350 tonne Terex AC350/6 All Terrain crane, but after seeing the capabilities of the 400 tonne Grove GMK6400, the company’s management decided to add one to its fleet along with its full 79 metre luffing jib. Fleurieu, which is based in the Adelaide suburb of Wingfield, purchased the GMK6400 through local Manitowoc dealer RMB Service Group. The crane … [Read more...]