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Cross-country in Russia
Russian truck crane manufacturer Gazprom Crane, part of the NAMS trading company, has launched a 50 tonne capacity truck crane designed for off road applications
Truck cranes on the open road
Sales of truck cranes remain strong in their traditional markets where the trend towards higher capacity machines continues. The future of the sector in Europe is still under debate. Euan Youdale reports
Maximising the fly jib
Having the longest reach of Fassi's new F950AXP model range, released in May 2008, is the .28 L426 fly-jib version
Knuckle booms save lives in Iraq
Fassi dealer Fascan in Maryland, US has adapted three models of Fassi knuckle boom cranes to make "Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Interrogation Arms" for the US Army to detect roadside munitions in Iraq, writes Patrick Hill
Fassi market share
Fassi estimates that worldwide sales of knuckle boom cranes in 2007 were 54,350 units, a rise of 15,164 from the 39,186 units that entered service in 2003
Self erector proves its worth
To reduce site operating costs a developer in Scotland is using a self-erecting tower crane to increase operational efficiencies while reducing manpower costs
New 550 tonne Kobelco in China
Chinese crane rental company Lai Wu Teng Fa Qi Zhong Yun Ye You Xiang Gonsi, has bought a second 550 tonne capacity Kobelco SL6000 crawler crane
Liebherr XXL crawler update
More details and the first picture have been obtained by IC of Liebherr's eagerly awaited range-topping LR XXL crawler crane
Hiab to deliver 95 cranes to Iraq
Loader crane manufacturer Hiab has an order for 95 loader cranes from the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity
Hitachi Sumitomo crawler to Kier Plant
Kier Plant, a member of the Kier Group in the UK, has taken delivery of a new Hitachi Sumitomo SCX700 lattice boom crawler crane
Manitowoc appoints engineering and innovation SVP
Andreas Schwer has been appointed senior vice president of global engineering and innovation at Manitowoc Cranes
Workforce cuts at Cargotec
Cargotec will stop production at its Salo facility in Finland and reduce its wider workforce as part of a consolidation scheme. Some 270 jobs will be cut by reducing permanent and external contracts and not replacing retiring or resigning employees
Ormig has the bottle
Rigging and transport company Transpico used a pair of Ormig pick and carry cranes to manoeuvre beer bottle packing machines into the first floor of the Haacht brewery in Belgium
James and Tadano still trucking at 100
James Equipment has sold its 100th Tadano GT-550EX truck crane since becoming Australian distributor for the manufacturer in
Radical turn
"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 his unconventional design
New 500 tonne Hitachi Sumitomo crawler
Hitachi Sumitomo in Japan has unveiled its model 6000SLX range-topping lattice boom crawler crane. Rated capacity is 500 tonnes
Jumbo completes 1,800 tonne series
Jumbo's new J-1800-class heavy lift vessel, Jumbo Jubilee, has been launched. The event took place at the Damen shipyard in Galatz, Romania, in November. The ship was named in honour of the company's 40th anniversary year and the 60th anniversary of its agent Kahn Scheepvaart
New 1,600 tonne crawler from Terex Demag
The 1,600 tonne capacity Terex Demag CC 9800 crawler crane is being launched this month (December) at the company's Zweibrücken factory in Germany
Haider Transporte buys Palfingers
Vienna-based Haider Transporte has ordered five loader cranes from Austrian manufacturer Palfinger and plans to continue its expansion through the economic downturn
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