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...]
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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...]
Tadano has reported its nine month results, which show revenues up 15 percent for the year, while profits have risen more than 43 percent. Total revenues for the nine months were ¥145.1 billion ($1.2 billion), 15 percent higher than last year, which was made up principally as follows: Mobile cranes ¥97.4 billion ($822 million) - up 18.5 percent, Loader Cranes ¥15.2 billion ($128 million), Aerial work platforms ¥11.3 billion ($95.3 million). Mobile crane sales in Japan increased 33 percent to ¥29.7 billion ($250.6 million), while … [Read more...]
Construction company TweWe-Bau put a Sennebogen 673 telescopic boom crawler crane to work on the development of a new slipway in Neuharlingersiel, Germany. During the first stages of construction, the crawler was used to place 21 metre long sheet pile sections prior to them being driven into the ground at a later stage. Challenges for the crane include operating in up to one metre of water and working in a tidal environment. The crane was leased from service and sales partner Tecklenborg Baumaschine. Capacity is 70 tonnes and its … [Read more...]
UK crane rental company GH Johnson Crane Hire has bought two new CKE800G crawler cranes from Kobelco Cranes Europe. Adding the 80 tonne capacity lattice boom units increases the Kobelco count in Johnson’s fleet to 18 units. The five added in the last 12 months were three CKE1350G and two CKE1100G crawlers. Paul Johnson, GH Johnson Crane Hire managing director, said, “In total, we will have upwards of 70,000 hours experience with Kobelco crawler cranes and have never had a serious breakdown or mechanical fault.” Demand is strong in the … [Read more...]