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New truck cranes from China
In pride of place in the lifting equipment section of the XCMG stand at the recent BICES exhibition in China was the SQ16SK5Q truck crane.
Sany crawler crane joint development
Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Sany Technology Co. Ltd. and Guangdong Power Engineering Corporation (GPEC) have agreed to jointly develop high capacity crawler cranes.
New Terex Demag 300 tonne mobile crane launched
Terex Demag in Germany has launched the 300 tonne capacity AC 300/6 telescopic wheeled mobile crane. The manufacturer claims it is the most powerful mobile crane in its class.
New MCG steel factory opens in Portugal
Manitowoc Crane Group has opened a new factory in Baltar, Portugal for Potain tower cranes.
DTMT expand crane fleet
Construction specialist DTMT in Western Australia has expanded its all terrain crane fleet for application in mining, industrial and civil construction.
Orders and backlog up at Terex Cranes
Sales at Terex Cranes were US$ 527 million for the third quarter of the year – a $98 million, or 23% increase on the same period in 2006.
Toggenburger buy new crane
Specialist contractor Toggenburger in Switzerland has added a new telescopic boom crawler crane to its fleet.
US$30 million MacGregor deal
MacGregor Cranes will supply 40 cranes for ten general cargo vessels under construction for German shipping company Hermann Buss.
Irish rental company purchases Spierings SK2400-ATF
Having already invested €9 million in new equipment in the last two years, William O'Brien Plant Hire in Ireland has invested a further €7 million.
US construction equipment exports up 22%
Exports of US-made construction machinery totalled US$8.2 billion for the first half of 2007, a 22% increase compared to January-June 2006, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Liebherr factory expansion in Germany and Ireland
Liebherr will enlarge its maritime crane division factories in Germany and Ireland as part of a major investment in new facilities.
Oil spoils the party
Stock markets may not be as worried about the sub-prime crisis as they were a few months ago, but now the rising oil price is giving cause for alarm... again. Chris Sleight reports
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Spanish construction market changes
Following ten strong years for cranes in Spain things are changing so crane manufacturers are refocusing. Residential construction is down while infrastructure work is forecast to remain strong, especially the construction of wind farms for power generation. Euan Youdale reports
Wind work
In the hilly vineyards near Cadiz in Andalucia, southern Spain, the international heavy transport and lifting specialist Transbiaga is using the first of its two new 250 tonne capacity Kobelco CKE2500-2 crawler cranes.
Platform power
Rental company Aguado used a Manitowoc Model 18000 crawler crane for the heavy lift work on a new offshore platform under construction in Cabezuela Bay, Cadiz, Spain. The crane carried out 10 major operations for client Dragados Offshore, the largest of which was a 350 tonne lift of three turbo-generators.
Bridges in the night
Placing a bridge in only four hours on one of Madrid's most important highways was the challenge undertaken by Transportes y Gruas Aguado. It was precise work that involved special transport teams and big cranes on a complicated jobsite. Alberto Quijano reports
Loader trailer
Heavy and specialized transport companies increasingly search for ways to improve flexibility and efficiency. Van Grinsven Crane Hire and Transport B.V. in the Netherlands is a typical example. The company worked closely with trailer manufacturer Broshuis to create a new innovative multi-functional trailer. Gino Koster reports
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