Bigfoot Crane Co. Acquires Eagle West Cranes & Equipment
Thu, 23/10/14 – 8:03 | No Comment

Bigfoot Crane Company Inc., Abbotsford, British Columbia, reports it has acquired Eagle West Cranes & Equipment Inc. This is a separate company and acquisition from East West Truck & Crane Inc., which was purchased by TNT Crane & Rigging in August.

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What Can a Crane Pick Up?
Fri, 24/10/14 – 8:29 | No Comment

We came across this short promotional video for a children’s book on cranes. It is so charming we felt it ought to go into the video library.

Author; Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Source:

http://www.vertikal.net/en/video-library/detail/111/?type=atom&cHash=c74d0acb0c66321b3c1ca11af90b9b6e

Tower crane compromised
Wed, 22/10/14 – 8:14 | No Comment
Tower crane compromised

Around 100 people were evacuated from their homes yesterday in the Evere suburb of Brussels, Belgium, after the foundation of a newly erected tower crane was seriously compromised.

New Tier 4 Hitachi
Tue, 21/10/14 – 11:16 | No Comment
New Tier 4 Hitachi

Hitachi Sumitomo is preparing to launch its new 80 tonne SCX800A-3 crawler crane, with a low emissions Tier IV power unit. The first two units destined for Europe have been ordered by NRC Plant – Hitachi Sumitomo’s distributor for the UK.

Crane tip in New Zealand.
Tue, 14/10/14 – 8:19 | No Comment
Crane tip in New Zealand.

An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Bridge build for Sennebogen
Thu, 9/10/14 – 9:18 | No Comment
Bridge build for Sennebogen

Russian construction company BaltMostStroy used its Sennebogen 7700 crawler crane to help build an 800 metre bridge in Russia.

Tower death wish
Fri, 3/10/14 – 8:06 | No Comment
Tower death wish

Spotted earlier this week in Kickburton, near Huddersfield, two builders with a scaffold tower arrangement that completely ignores any safety measures.

Contractor faces $168,000 fine
Thu, 25/09/14 – 8:02 | No Comment
Contractor faces $168,000 fine

Boston based electrical contractor Mass Bay Electrical Corporation is facing a $168,000 fine following the fatal overturn of a truck crane.

Floating forward
Fri, 12/09/14 – 9:53 | No Comment
Floating forward

The use of floating cranes, automation technology and heavy lift cranes that can turn any port into a heavy lift port are having a major impact on the way that dockside lifting is being carried out.

All terrains ready for the world
Thu, 11/09/14 – 8:37 | No Comment
All terrains ready for the world

Different requirements around the world are influencing the design of all terrain cranes.

Another bridge bashed
Tue, 9/09/14 – 7:59 | No Comment
Another bridge bashed

A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane was injured yesterday near Murten (Morat) Switzerland after he struck a bridge on the A1 highway to the west of Berne.

Manitowoc Employees Raise $10,000 for ALS
Mon, 8/09/14 – 8:22 | No Comment
Manitowoc Employees Raise $10,000 for ALS

Manitowoc Company employees from across the nation participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising $10,000 for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”