German heavy lifting and haulage company Klema has added five Grove All Terrain cranes to its fleet. The orders, placed last year, consists of an 80 tonne GMK4080-1, two 100 tonne GMK4100Ls, a 100 tonne GMK5095 and one of the company’s latest 400 tonne GMK6400. Grove said the order for the GMK4080-1 was its most memorable purchase to date due to the fact it was agreed and signed for at a dinner meeting using a beer mat. Klema chief executive Wolfgang Klenner said: “During a recent dinner meeting it became clear that the GMK4080-1 would … [Read more...]
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Tadano America will show seven cranes from its rough terrain and all terrain ranges at ConExpo 2014. The company said it plans to significantly increase its presence at the construction equipment tradeshow. The Japanese manufacturer will also use the show to official unveil its new 160t GR 1600XL-2, 3-axle rough terrain. Two models of the GR-1600XL-2 are being taken to Las Vegas and Tadano say that one will be configured to show the crane in the transportation mode with the quick self-removing front and rear outriggers, with the second unit … [Read more...]
Nantes-based Sogecofa, part of the Mediaco Group, used three Terex all terrain cranes to service the Kembs lock on the Grand Canal of Alsace, France. The lock provides power for a hydroelectric station and needed a gate replacing. A Terex AC 350, an AC 500-2 and an AC 700 were used to move the gate, which was 26m wide, 18m tall and weighed 500t. The rental firm explained that as the lock gate was surrounded by water positioning the cranes for a coordinated tandem lift was impossible. The Sogecofa team decided that the only way they could … [Read more...]
Germany’s biggest crane operator, the Schmidbauer Group, has added two Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet. The company took delivery of a 300 tonne capacity GMK6300L and 100 tonne capacity GMK4100L. The company says it chose Grove because of their impressive capacity with exceptional reach and have weight-saving features that comply with Germany’s strict road laws. “Grove not only makes strong cranes with very long booms but they innovate to save weight, making their cranes easier to transport all over Germany,” said Werner … [Read more...]
German heavy lifting and haulage company MSG Krandienst has taken delivery of the first 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Germany. The GMK6400 features a single superstructure mounted engine with ‘MegaDrive’ hydrostatic drive train, 60 metre main boom and self-rigging Mega Wing Lift attachment. The unit joins MSG’s fleet of 35 cranes and will be used for heavy lifts at shipyards, refineries and power plants as well as wind farm maintenance and construction. Manitowoc claims it is the strongest six-axle crane on the market. … [Read more...]
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...]