A fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes is being used in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, demolishing and rebuilding a wharf at the Halifax Shipyard. The construction is part of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program and will serve the Royal Canadian Navy’s combat fleet.
Officially unveiled March 4th. by Manitowoc were the new 650 tonne and 300 tonne capacity crawler cranes. Both of the lattice boom models have the Variable Position Counterweight system previously seen on the USA-headquartered manufacturer’s flagship model, the 31000.
Liebherr has introduced a boom upgrade kit for its LR 1600/2 crawler crane which increases lifting capacities by up to 20 percent and extends the heavy duty lift height.
Terex Cranes announces that it is tracking recent reports of counterfeit Terex® crawler crane models originating from China. Similar to the incident reports of 2011, the Terex CC 2500-1 lattice boom crawler
Liebherr claims to have assembled the world’s tallest crawler crane at its manufacturing plant in Ehingen, Germany.
Bath Iron Works, ME.-based company and a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation has been building warships for the U.S. Navy for 128 years. This past December, Bath Iron Works broke its own heaviest lift record using two Manitowoc 16000 crawler cranes to pick nearly 1,000 USt – more than double the weight previously lifted by the shipyard.
Latest figures from the World Wind Energy Association show that the 250 gigawatt (GW) milestone of installed capacity in the world was passed in June 2012.
A world record has been set by a 4,000 tonne class crawler crane after it completed multiple 4,500 tonne overload tests, manufacturer XCMG said.
There has been a number of notable crawler crane launches this year. At its Customer Days event in June, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen introduced the 220 tonne capacity LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane.
Terex Cranes has officially announced the launch of the 650 tonne capacity Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane.