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Liebherr extends LTR range
Liebherr's development of the LTR range of telescopic boom crawlers is on schedule and will continue with the addition of a 60 tonne capacity model
Kalmar moves production to China
Kalmar aims to strengthen its global presence in the ship-to-shore (STS) crane market by starting production and engineering in China. Until now, Kalmar's STS cranes have only been manufactured in Europe
New TCM rough terrain crane in the iron
Italian crane manufacturer TCM has presented its new 55 tonne rough terrain crane at an open house event. The RTCW 55 is designed for Eastern European markets from which there have been direct requests for custom-built 55 tonne capacity rough terrains
Ritchie Bros US auctions
Ritchie Bros. has three auctions coming up in the US during March and April. The sales will take place in Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia and Maryland
Enter the IC50
There is still time to submit information for INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT magazine's listing of the world's largest crane owning companies. It ranks the biggest crane owning companies by their IC Index value
Another Terex crane for Bailey Plant
UK building service provider NG Bailey has a new Terex TLC 560.2 A5 loader crane at its Bradford depot
Hiab knuckles down for scaffolder
Liverpool, UK-based scaffolding supplier George Roberts has invested in a pair of new Mercedes-Benz trucks, one of which has a Hiab knuckle boom crane
Lifting down an old shipyard gantry crane
Dismantling an old 300 tonne, 70 m high, portal crane was a job engineered and carried out by Vest Kran using three large mobile cranes working closely together assisted by a demolition excavator. Alex Dahm reports
Demag extends industrial hoist range
Demag is extending its range of chain hoists with variable speeds in the upper load capacity range. The launch of the DCS-Pro 10 adds to the range of chain hoists fitted with an integrated frequency inverter up to 2.5 tonnes
News from the overhead and industrial lifting sector
The overhead crane market is unique in the way it delivers products in kit form. Euan Youdale speaks to Street Crane about its approach to this selling practice and rounds-up industry news
The men from Marr's
Third generation company director Simon Marr, with brother Gordon and father Gordon Senior, are the driving force behind some of the most impressive crane projects in the Pacific region and beyond. They operate tower cranes and large mobile cranes, servicing any lifting project at home in Australia or abroad
Favelle Favco M2480D is a 330 tonne luffing giant
Marr Contracting has erected what it claims is the world's largest luffing jib tower crane. Sydney, Australia-based Marr put up its new 330 tonne capacity Favelle Favco M2480D in Doha Qatar. IC contributor Brent Stacey went to see it
Truck cranes under pressure
The global market for truck cranes is wavering under economic pressures but manufacturers are meeting the challenges head on. Euan Youdale reports
Review of the Bauma China exhibition
Last November's Bauma China construction equipment exhibition broke all records. Cranes stole the show with a spectacular range of exhibits that included a 1,000 tonne crawler and large all terrains, all built in China. Alex Dahm reports some highlights
The men behind the GG crane
Patrick Gillis, GG Crane Group president and managing director, was an engineer at Caterpillar for four years, at AEG for three years and then at Schneider before establishing a yacht leasing company and then one for expensive cars. In the 1960s Patrick's father, Gaspard, designed, patented and built three examples of the original design for the GG tower crane. Following his father's death in 2007, Patrick made it his mission to recreate his father's crane. He has redesigned, updated and patented it ready to become the "tower crane of the 21st Century."
GG tower crane for the 21st Century
"Tower cranes for the 21st Century," is how GG Crane Group promotes its range of long jib tower cranes with propeller-driven slewing mechanism. Alex Dahm talked to Patrick Gillis, GG Crane Group president and managing director, about
Street Crane expands
UK overhead crane and hoist manufacturer Street Crane Company is expanding its Chapel-en-le-Frith facilities with a £750,000 (US$ 1.09 million) investment. The work will improve workflow at the factory and expand the production area by about 30%. It includes a new reception area for steel plate and improved despatch facilities
Saudi port takes Liebherr giants
Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company has ordered six Liebherr Megamax ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes and 10 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the Jeddah North Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia
New Hiab loaders for US Army
Hiab will deliver 292 loader cranes, newly designed for the US Army, to BAE Systems. The Hiab 222ATF-1 is to be used in the US Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) wrecker machines range
JCB crane for India
Liftall is a new pick and carry crane from construction equipment manufacturer JCB
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