Fatal tower crane collapse in Malaysia
Wed, 16/04/14 – 8:17 | No Comment

A tower crane operator died after his crane collapsed on a high rise building site in Ara Damansara, Malaysia on Tuesday.

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

Author, James Morgan

An 11-strong fleet of Potain tower cranes is helping to build Europe’s largest shopping mall in Russia.

A range of Potain’s top-slewing models, which have been selected for their versatility, are working at the Avia Park site in Moscow. The units have been supplied to the project’s main contractor, Renaissance, by Moscow-based crane rental company, Rentakran.

Largest Mall

“The project needed efficient cranes that can be individually configured and work for long hours without stoppages,” said Rentakran’s Serhan Arpaciat.

“We immediately thought of Potain, which continues to build its reputation for producing the best quality tower cranes available in Russia. We are confident that this project will run smoothly with these cranes,” he added.

Once completed, Avia Park will occupy an area equivalent to 65 football fields at 463,000m2. The Potain fleet will spend the next two years lifting general construction materials at the Moscow site.

The cranes being used at Avia Park include three MC 235 Bs, two MDT 178s, two MD 265 Bs, an MD 310 C, and an MD 285 C. The fleet offers lifting capacities of up to 16 tonnes, lifting heights ranging from 45m to 66m, and have been rigged with 45m and 70m jibs.

The units are being used to lift a variety of objects, including formwork, rebar, structural components, scaffolding, and facade materials.

Source:

http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-27595-potain-tower-cranes-work-on-europes-largest-mall/

 

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.

Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers spotted
Thu, 13/03/14 – 7:53 | No Comment
Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers spotted

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has reported the discovery of counterfeit CraneSafe Green stickers on three cranes in Australia over the past two weeks.

Terex Adds Explorer 5600 All Terrain Crane.
Tue, 11/03/14 – 8:26 | No Comment
Terex Adds Explorer 5600 All Terrain Crane.

Terex debuted the newest crane in its Explorer all-terrain crane family, the Explorer 5600. The 180-ton, five axle AT crane was designed for roadability.