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Liebherr launched the LTM 1150-5.3 on 20 October 2020

Liebherr launches 150 tonne mobile crane

Manufacturer Liebherr describes its new LTM 1150-5.3 all terrain crane as “the jewel in your fleet”

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Sarens Launches Depot Business Model in Belgium

Steven Crispeels, Country Manager of Sarens Belgium, discusses this strategic move

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Sarens Launches Depot Business Model in Belgium

Steven Crispeels, Country Manager of Sarens Belgium, discusses this strategic move



TNT emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Reorganisation plan for leading US crane rental company TNT Crane & Rigging completed in just over five weeks

Inside a clean and bright automotive components factory Laso moves a press with its SBL500 telescopic hydraulic lifting gantry

Press move for Laso

Laso uses Enerpac gantry and side shift to lift and place 160 tonne automotive presses

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Free registration for this week’s virtual TCNA conference

Free online registration is still open for this week’s Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) conference, which will be held in virtual format on Thursday, 22 October

The CCpilot V700

Display computer launched

Powerful display computer provides future-ready platform for machine intelligence


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Demag AC 500-8 girder hoist

W.O. Grubb uses large all terrain crane for bridge construction

SE Levage Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 in Paris under the Eiffel tower

Mediaco acquires SE Levage

Groupe Mediaco, France’s largest crane rental company, adds SE Levage to its portfolio of acquisitions

Liebherr HLC 295000 heavy lift offshore crane for the Orion

Damaged Orion crane under repair

Repairs on damaged 5,000 tonne Liebherr crane for Orion vessel underway at Port of Rostock in Germany

Fairpartner on its way from China to the UK with 1,598 tonnes of STS cranes onboard

Twin STS cranes delivered at once

Jumbo chooses Fairpartner for delivery of two ship-to-shore cranes weighing 1,500 tonnes in first-of-its-kind project

New HQ for Wolffkran Schweiz

New HQ for Wolffkran

Tower crane manufacturer’s Swiss division relocates headquarters


Safety enhanced via camera

Camera system designed to eliminate blind spots

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Meetings schedules: SCRA comment September 2020

A successful transport or crane and rigging company often relies on the execution of management meetings that allow leadership to delegate


4 under 40: SCRA news August 2020

Helping to develop talent in the industry is a key aim of the association. Mike Chalmers tracks the progress of four under 40 in the industry

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Infrastructure challenges: SCRA Comment August 2020

Covid-19 added a new set of challenges to infrastructure-related companies around the world already beset with many ongoing issues

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Behind to see ahead: SCRA news July 2020

Looking back to see what might be ahead in the time of Covid-19. Mike Chalmers reports the findings of a recent survey on the impact of Covid-19

From left to right: SC&RA’s Jason Bell, Lisa Grepps, Beth O’Quinn and Steven Todd at ConExpo 2020

Into high gear: SCRA news June 2020

The Association stays nimble within a complex moment. Mike Chalmers reports

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The SC&RA Virtual Reality Crane & Rigging Workshop offers educational sessions, virtual networking and live Q&A

Spectacular aerial view of a red Irving Equipment crawler crane lifting a pipe rack in a refinery using a complex arrangement of multiple Modulift beams

Out of the darkness and moving ahead

Sarah Spivey, Modulift managing director, shares her experience of implementing a clear strategy and quickly adapting to the changes caused by 2020’s global events

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Specialized transport: regulation weight

Specialized transport OEMs are trying to find the perfect balance between carrying capacity and tare weight, while meeting as many road regulations as possible. ICST reports


Hydraulic gantries: gantry challenges

Challenging projects and new technology: ICST provides an update on telescopic hydraulic lifters

All terrain cranes: all together

All terrain cranes: all together

It was a good year for all terrain crane sales with the number of units up nearly 20 per cent in 2019. Manufacturers must be largely up to date with their range renewal programmes as new models have been thin on the ground recently but there are still some interesting developments. Alex Dahm reports

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Manitowoc forges ahead under new leadership

Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc president and CEO, is prepared for market obstacles and he is looking forward to better times, writes D.Ann Shiffler


Dockside lifting: extended upgrade

Retrofits, refurbishments and relocations: dockside cranes can have a working life that extends far beyond their first use or their legacy technology. ICST reports

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Norway launches offshore wind project

Floating offshore wind farm in the North Sea will be the largest of its type in the world

The distinctive Triple Boom design of Tadano’s 600 tonne capacity ATF 600G-8 wheeled mobile telescopic crane

Tadano initiates restructuring

Protective Shield Proceedings set in motion by Tadano for its German subsidiaries

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KHL Group and Route One merge South American titles

KHL and Route One to produce a single magazine covering the entire Latin American construction market


National Crane announces NBT60XL boom truck

Manitowoc adds to its National Crane product line with the 60 US ton capacity NBT60XL boom truck

Silo move for Airland

Silo move for Airland

Silo move to help Danish dairy factory meet increased demand for mozzarella

LaPrairie Crane big Liebherr wheeled mobile in bright orange with boom dolly

LaPrairie buys Entrec divisions

Crane and transport company LaPrairie has acquired two divisions of fellow Canadian business Entrec Corporation.

Combining Cargotec and Konecranes will make a € 7 billion a year crane business

Cargotec and Konecranes to merge

Finland’s crane makers Cargotec and Konecranes have agreed to merge their businesses

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Heidrich joins Wolffkran

Thomas Heidrich has been appointed as chief technical officer at Wolffkran

Aerial view of new Tadano Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane for MIC in Japan

Another 1,600 tonne Demag for MIC

Japanese crane rental company MIC adds a fourth Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to its rental fleet


CIS offers custom virtual training

Crane Industry Services in the USA is offering custom virtual training courses to accommodate Covid-19 safety regulations. 

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Register free for Tower Cranes North America on October 22

Professionals in the tower crane industry should save the date for the free Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) conference, which will be held in virtual format on October 22. Online registration is now open.

The event is must-attend for tower crane owners, users, distributors and manufacturers and will address key issues including fleet management, crane inspections, safety, and risk mitigation.

The speakers and topics are:

  • Mike Heacock, vice president, sales at Morrow Equipment Company: Business cycles in the tower crane market
  • Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC): Forecasts for construction activity levels
  • Jeff Haynes, National Construction Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services: Tower crane insurance and risk mitigation
  • Mike Walsh, president, Dearborn Engineers & Constructors, Inc: Safe assembly & disassembly of tower cranes
  • Round-table on crane inspections: Chris Smith (corporate service manager, Morrow), JR Moran (director of crane operations, Brasfield & Gorrie), Jeffrey Hammons (president, JHam Group Consulting).
  • Stephen Jehle, president, P&J/Arcomet: Rental companies and contractual obligations
The virtual format will allow attendees to chat to follow attendees and sponsors and ask questions of the speakers.

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