Making the business case for safety
Tue, 22/04/14 – 13:41 | No Comment

Noël Després has seen what it takes for a company to transform its safety performance. At Comeau’s Sea Foods, it took a great deal of effort over several years, and required a change in outlook among senior managers.

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Crane slips off wind farm road
Mon, 21/04/14 – 7:59 | No Comment

Another All Terrain crane became a casualty of narrow wind farm approach roads in Ireland last week.

A crane owned by McKinney’s Crane Hire of Strabane, Northern Ireland was travelling to or from a remote wind farm in Croagh, County Donegal, when the edge of the road gave way causing it tip onto its side. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.

Crane slips of road
Possibly not the best method of crane recovery?

The company moved excavators to the site in order to try and rescue the stranded crane, by pulling it upright.

Author; Unknown

Source:

http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/19943/

Terex launches its biggest luffer
Thu, 17/04/14 – 8:24 | No Comment
Terex launches its biggest luffer

On Tuesday, Terex unveiled its largest luffing tower crane – the 1,600 tonne metre, 66 tonne maximum capacity CTL 1600-66 – at a customer event at its test facility near Fontanafredda in Italy.

Potain tower cranes work on Europe’s largest mall
Tue, 15/04/14 – 7:39 | No Comment
Potain tower cranes work on Europe’s largest mall

An 11-strong fleet of Potain tower cranes is helping to build Europe’s largest shopping mall in Russia. Once completed, Avia Park will occupy an area equivalent to 65 football fields at 463,000m2.

Terex launches mobile harbour crane
Wed, 9/04/14 – 8:04 | No Comment
Terex launches mobile harbour crane

Terex Port Solutions has launched its first mobile harbour crane – the Terex Quaymate M50.

Sims Crane Opens Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels
Mon, 7/04/14 – 8:11 | No Comment
Sims Crane Opens Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels

Sims Crane has invited the public to the inaugural fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps with financial support for families of construction-industry employees killed on the job.

Liebherr Telescopic Mobile Crane
Fri, 4/04/14 – 8:26 | No Comment
Liebherr Telescopic Mobile Crane

Kiel, April 2nd 2014: the number of heavy cargo and project loads being handled in Kiel using the port’s efficient port cranes or RoRo ramps is on the rise. The latest example has been what is currently the most up-to-date telescopic mobile crane to be built by the firm of Liebherr

Luffing crane jib drops on London site
Mon, 31/03/14 – 7:50 | No Comment
Luffing crane jib drops on London site

A luffing tower crane jib dropped at a site in London on Friday hitting a family home.

New Line of Fiber-Reinforced Crane Mats
Thu, 27/03/14 – 7:48 | No Comment
New Line of Fiber-Reinforced Crane Mats

A new line of fiber-reinforced polymer crane mats for high-capacity cranes. Large, high-capacity cranes require large load distributing footprints on a variety of soil conditions, including low soil-bearing pressures, and the FiberMax crane mats product line were designed to meet the requirements of these cranes.

Maeda Unveils Mini-Crane with Articulating Boom
Wed, 26/03/14 – 7:48 | No Comment
Maeda Unveils Mini-Crane with Articulating Boom

One of the new and updated mini-cranes that Maeda USA, Houston, Texas, unveiled during the recent ConExpo trade show was the MK1033, a mini-crane equipped with an articulating knuckle-boom.

Bluestem Introduces Industrial Rigging Telehandler
Tue, 25/03/14 – 8:33 | No Comment
Bluestem Introduces Industrial Rigging Telehandler

Bluestem Machine Works has introduced the Precision Rigger PR40, the first industrial telescopic handler designed with the needs of riggers in mind.

Liebherr’s New LTM 1160-5.2
Mon, 17/03/14 – 8:14 | No Comment
Liebherr’s New LTM 1160-5.2

Liebherr unveiled the LTM 1160-5.2, a 190-ton mobile crane on a five-axle chassis. Compared to its predecessor, the LTM 1160-5.1, the LTM 1160-5.2 has a 20-25% increase in load capacity even though it uses the same 203-ft. telescopic boom.