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Another tower crane collapses in New York
A tower crane has collapsed in New York City, US.
Hellman moves the Ace of Spades
One of Europe's largest open cast mine drag lines is being decommissioned and moved to a new home in the US
Swift swinging
Penny Hydraulics, based in the UK, produces vehicle-mounted load handling equipment. Products previewed on the company stand at the UK's Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show, in April, included new versions of the company's 500 kg and 1,000 kg Swing Lift cranes
New Hiab test centre
Hiab has opened a crane testing centre at its loader crane factory in Hudiksvall, Sweden
Wind turbine erection
Demand for energy worldwide is rising at an unprecedented pace. Oil and other finite resources continue to be the primary fuels for power generation and the raw materials for a vast range of products. Wind turbines, however, are an increasingly popular means of generating energy worldwide. Euan Youdale reports
High winds
The world's highest wind turbine has been placed at the Veladero mine, San Juan, Argentina, in the Cordillera de Los Andes, 4,200 m above sea level
Oil answers
Dirk Verwim, sales manager for heavy lift and transport giant Sarens, speaks to IC about the crane market in the global petrochemical industry
Dockside cranes under the spotlight
Increased lifting requirements at ports have meant dockside cranes have had to become faster, bigger and more flexible. Euan Youdale reports
Gottwalds on the Mississppi
Two Gottwald Generation 5 floating cranes, headed for the lower Mississippi in the US, will be brought together with three others on the river under a new joint venture
Messenger is a new OEM solution
Antx has released the Messenger, an industrial monitoring system that combines, GPS, GSM, CDMA cellular or satellite modem, controller area network (CAN) bus communication and alarm notification
XCMG aims truck cranes at UK
Two demonstrator XCMG truck cranes have been imported into the UK with the aim of increasing the manufacturer's presence in the market. XCMG Cannon, UK distributor for the Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG, will make the 25 tonne capacity QY25K and 50 tonne QY50K truck cranes available on a two to three month trial basis.
Bruns opts for 500 tonne Liebherr
A German rental company has set its new 500 tonne capacity Liebherr mobile crane to work erecting wind turbines
New highs at Tadano
Tadano's fortunes continued to rise at home and abroad in the 2007 to 2008 financial year, despite a slump in its loader crane division
Liebherr launches 150 tonne taxi crane
Liebherr unveiled a new 150 tonne capacity, six-axle all terrain crane at the SMOPyC exhibition in Spain in late April
New tower crane inspection guide
A comprehensive new guide designed to increase tower crane safety has been launched in the UK. The Maintenance, Inspection and Through Examination of Tower Cranes is the latest best practice guide from the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) and was produced in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Manitowoc Chopper
Crane-themed custom-built bike
i3500
Rayco-Wylie Systems will introduce a new rated capacity indicator at the ConExpo exhibition in March.
Mammoet spends US$90 million
Netherlands-based Mammoet has placed a record order for new cranes with Manitowoc.
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