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Liebherr tower crane elevator
Monday, 26 Jan, 2015 – 10:08 | No Comment
Liebherr tower crane elevator

Liebherr is to launch an innovative self-contained tower crane elevator at Intermat dubbed the LiUP.
The two man elevator rides on the inside of larger towers and on the outside of smaller ones, it uses a …

Liebherr to Debut 5-Axle Mobile Crane
Monday, 26 Jan, 2015 – 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 …

HSE Safety Alert – Tower Crane Slew Brake.
Monday, 3 Nov, 2014 – 7:30 | No Comment
HSE Safety Alert – Tower Crane Slew Brake.

Ongoing HSE investigations into incidents involving the collapse of tower crane jibs has highlighted the importance of maintaining and inspecting tower crane slew brake release mechanisms.

UK fatalities continue to fall
Friday, 31 Oct, 2014 – 8:43 | No Comment
UK fatalities continue to fall

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released figures which show the number of people that sustained fatal injuries whilst at work in Britain has fallen for the second consecutive year.

How many people can you get on the hook?
Tuesday, 28 Oct, 2014 – 8:33 | No Comment
How many people can you get on the hook?

A reader has sent us a video clip of part of the opening ceremony at this year’s Nanjing Youth Olympics, which involved a large mobile crane. The video has to be seen to be believed.

Mountain climbing crawler
Monday, 27 Oct, 2014 – 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.

What Can a Crane Pick Up?
Friday, 24 Oct, 2014 – 8:29 | No Comment
What Can a Crane Pick Up?

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.

Bigfoot Crane Co. Acquires Eagle West Cranes & Equipment
Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014 – 8:03 | No Comment
Bigfoot Crane Co. Acquires Eagle West Cranes & Equipment

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.

Tower crane compromised
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014 – 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.

Radio remote saves operator
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014 – 8:03 | No Comment
Radio remote saves operator

Power to the small town of Pfalzdorf, Germany was cut when a loader crane struck an overhead power line.