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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
Counterfeit Demag crawlers found in China
Eight counterfeit Terex Demag crawler cranes have been found in China
Update on Liebherr's LTR 11200
More details have been obtained on the progress of Liebherr's LTR 11200 telescopic crane first announced in IC March 2008
Explosion-averting Valla
A remote controlled Valla pick and carry crane has been modified to prevent the risk of explosion while working in a UK refinery. Pyroban, an explosion protection specialist, carried out the work on the two tonne capacity Valla TRX 20D
First photos of new Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 all terrain
Here are the first photos of the new 350 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 all terrain crane
MK 88 mobile crane new from Liebherr
At the 2009 Intermat exhibition Liebherr will present the MK 88 mobile folding construction crane. It succeeds the MK 80, of which almost 150 were sold, according to the manufacturer
A2Sea prepares for major turbine project
Offshore construction company A2Sea has been awarded the contract to erect Siemens turbines at the Greater Gabbard project off the UK east coast. Heavy lift barge Sea Jack will start work in spring 2010
Potain extends MDT series
New in Manitowoc's Potain tower crane range is the largest model in the MDT series. Two versions are available of the MDT 368. The MDT 368 L12 has 12 tonne capacity and the MDT 368 L16 is 16 tonnes
Link-Belt completes luffer tests on 500 tonne crawler
US-based Link-Belt has completed luffing jib and capacity tests on its new 550 US ton (500 tonne) capacity model 548 lattice boom crawler crane.
Terex Cranes opens tower cranes sales and service centre in India
A Terex Cranes tower crane sales and service centre has been opened to improve customer support in India
New Liebherr 350 tonne all terrain crane
April sees the presentation of Liebherr's new 350 tonne capacity LTM 1350-6.1 all terrain crane
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