All Crane & Specialized Transport Articles

Lighter move
In what may seem like a regular job, a pre-fabricated bridge, measuring 24.5 m long and 5 m wide, was moved and put in place in the Dutch city of Dronten. A “core”factor, however, meant that things were not what they seemed. Gino Koster asks whether carbon composites are a threat, a blessing or both
Climbing inside
Raising the hight of tower cranes by climbing inside the core of a building is not a new method but one that is receiving closer attention, especially in light of the failuers involving tower cranes in the UK over the last year. In the first of two articles Heinz-Gert Kessel report the history of internal climbing tower cranes.
Flying towers
A helicopter was used to erect a tower crane 3,300 metres up in the Swiss Alps to help renovate a station on the Piz Corvatsch Mountain. Euan Youdale reports.
TopLift 2007
The eighth annual TopLift contest, where International Cranes and 10 entries below and use your vote to help decide who will win Specialized Transport asks readers to pick their favourite lifting this year. To register your vote complete the form on page 42 and projects from the last year is here. Pick your favourite from the fax or post it to us or e-mail your vote to:
On show in China
BICES, China's longest running construction equipment exhibition, will be held for the 9th time this October in Beijing. IC previews the event
Liebherr giant in the iron
Already in the iron at the ConExpo showground is Liebherr's new LR 1600/2 crawler crane. The fully rigged 600 tonne capacity crawler is testament to the weeks of preparation that has gone into the exhibition and will be the first opportunity for most people in the industry to see it.
Yongmao acquires crawler maker
Chinese tower crane manufacturer Fushun Yongmao Construction Machinery Co Ltd has acquired the manufacturing licence, drawings, technical staff and property rights of crawler crane manufacturer Fushun Engineering Machinery Manufacturing Co Ltd in China.
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