Bridge launcher crane collapse
Wed, 25/03/15 – 8:05 | No Comment

A bridge launcher crane helping build a new elevated highway in Manila, the Philippines, collapsed yesterday.

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Grove introduced GHC Telecrawler to the Americas.
Tue, 24/03/15 – 13:27 | No Comment

Grove has introduced its GHC Telecrawler series of telescopic crawler cranes to the Americas.

The mobile crane manufacturer conducted a live demonstration with the cranes immediately following their unveiling.

All three models in the series were shown during the launch event: the 50-tonne capacity GHC55, the 70-tonne capacity GHC75, and the 120-tonne capacity GHC130.

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“From time to time, we look beyond our traditional borders to re-evaluate our portfolio to ensure we are offering our customers a complete line of lifting options to suit their needs,” said Dave Hull, senior vice president of global sales at Grove’s parent company, Manitowoc.

“It’s with this in mind that we are introducing to you the new GBrove GHC Telecrawler series, which we know will find plenty of use in North and Latin America, with utility projects to construction, and everything in between,” he added.

After the launch, attendees – which included a selection of Grove’s regional dealers – were taken outside where a full demonstration of the GHC75 was conducted. Grove displayed the model’s skid-steering and counter-rotation capabilities in a bid to showcase the model’s manoeuvrability. The crane also demonstrated a pick-and-carry lift on a 4° incline.

“We expect that companies working in the utility, bridge-building, and marine industries are going to find considerable use for these cranes,” commented David O’Connell, president of Manitowoc dealer, Shawmut Equipment.

“This is because of the quick setup times, the 100% pick-and-carry capacities, the cranes’ full 360° swing capabilities, and because the GHC series cranes can still pick a load when not completely level,” he said.

The GHC series will be distributed exclusively by Grove in the Americas, as part of the firm’s partnership with Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik.

Author; James Morgan

Source:

http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-33051-grove-introduces-ghc-crane-range-with-live-demo/

 

Hiab’s World Crane Championship finalists selected
Mon, 23/03/15 – 9:07 | No Comment
Hiab’s World Crane Championship finalists selected

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has selected the finalists who will take part in the first ever World Crane Championships at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on 14-16 April 2015.

Calls made for national skills test for crane operators
Fri, 20/03/15 – 8:52 | No Comment
Calls made for national skills test for crane operators

An industry committee led by Vancouver-based Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wants to create a national standardized demonstration of skills test (DOST) for mobile crane operators.

MOM steps up inspections on crane and lifting operations island-wide
Wed, 18/03/15 – 9:16 | No Comment
MOM steps up inspections on crane and lifting operations island-wide

The Manpower Ministry (MOM) is carrying out an enforcement blitz on crane and lifting operations across the island for around two weeks ending late this month.

Largest mobile harbour crane new from Liebherr
Wed, 11/03/15 – 8:56 | No Comment
Largest mobile harbour crane new from Liebherr

Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour crane. Capacity is 308 tonnes and bulk handling capacity is 2,300 tonnes per hour
A range-topping 308 tonne capacity mobile harbour crane has been launched by Liebherr Maritime Cranes in Nenzing, …

Steady as she goes
Wed, 11/02/15 – 8:04 | No Comment
Steady as she goes

Last week a mobile crane lifted a Bristol Bloodhound missile over the London rooftops and into the Hayward Gallery, as part of an exhibition which opens today.

Record number of ESTA Awards entries
Tue, 3/02/15 – 8:47 | No Comment
Record number of ESTA Awards entries

The final deadline for the 2015 ESTA Users’ Night and Awards has passed with the association receiving the highest-ever number of entries. More than 70 entries were received.

CICB Expands Rigger, Signal Person Certification Training
Fri, 30/01/15 – 9:07 | No Comment
CICB Expands Rigger, Signal Person Certification Training

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau has expanded its national certification training/exam programs to Oklahoma, Louisiana, CICBWyoming, Georgia, and South Carolina, in order to meet demands for certified riggers and signal persons.

Liebherr to Debut 5-Axle Mobile Crane
Mon, 26/01/15 – 9:46 | No Comment
Liebherr to Debut 5-Axle Mobile Crane

Liebherr will be showing its new 160-tonne mobile crane LTM 1160-5.2 at the Intermat 2015 in Paris, France. This crane on a five-axle chassis was presented to the public for the first time at the …

Coalition Wants OSHA to Revise Operator Certification Requirements
Fri, 31/10/14 – 8:58 | No Comment
Coalition Wants OSHA to Revise Operator Certification Requirements

Ten construction industry organizations today launched the Coalition for Crane Operator Safety (CCOS), a group dedicated to the swift revision and finalization of the crane operator certification requirements within the OSHA Cranes & Derricks in Construction rule.

Mountain climbing crawler
Mon, 27/10/14 – 8:33 | No Comment
Mountain climbing crawler

Swiss rental company Clausen Kran has driven its new 60 tonne Liebherr LTR 1060 telescopic crawler crane to the top of an Alpine mountain to work on the one of the highest railway tunnels in the Alps.