Mobile Crane hits wires, catches on fire.
Fri, 26/06/15 – 10:02 | No Comment

Mobile crane hits wire, catches fire in 4700 block SW Andover; no one hurt.

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Liebherr launches 50 tonne compact crane
Wed, 22/04/15 – 7:44 | No Comment

The LTC1050-3.1 is a new 50 tonne capacity Liebherr compact crane launched at the Intermat exhibition in Paris, France, on 20 April 2015.

Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1
Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane launched at the Intermat 2015 exhibition on 20 April

It is a successor to the 45 tonne capacity LTC 1045-3.1 launched in 2010. Dimensions are similar but the new three axle crane offers 5 tonnes more capacity. Its gross weight of 36 tonnes (12 tonnes per axle) includes, among other things, all the 6.5 tonnes of counterweight, hook block, double folding jib and 16.00 tyres so no support vehicle is needed.

Its main boom is 36 metres and a 13 m lattice jib is available. Power is from a 260 kW diesel, maximum travel speed is 80 km/h and it has a 6x6x6 drive/steer configuration. Features include the Variobase adjustable outrigger system and the Eco mode function to save fuel.

Author: Alex Dahm

Source:

http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-cranes-and-specialized-transport/detail/item107019/Liebherr-launches-50-tonne-compact-crane?nltr=wd

Raccoon drops in on Toronto crane operator – more than 210 metres up
Fri, 17/04/15 – 10:30 | No Comment
Raccoon drops in on Toronto crane operator – more than 210 metres up

Toronto’s trying to outsmart raccoons with tougher and taller green bins – but apparently, constructions cranes are still within their grasp.

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

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

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 …