Showing posts from June, 2018

Bribie Island’s iconic lighthouse taken down after 30 years | Crane Plus

Bribie Island’s iconic lighthouse taken down after 30 years | Crane Plus:

Bribie Island’s iconic lighthouse has been removed after erosion at the island’s northern tip created a dangerous situation. The structure had been there since 1987, but was replaced in June last year by a new solar-powered beacon, which sits about four kilometers out to sea.A Maritime Safety Queensland spokesman said the decommissioned northwest lead light navigation beacon was removed on June 1. “The decision was made to ensure it did not pose a risk to the public or the environment if further deterioration occurred,” he said. “The metal light-housing and pillar were removed by crane from the top of the concrete base which sits on large concrete pylons. “The pylons and concrete base will be left in place for the immediate future to minimise disturbance of the sand dunes. “Some further works to ensure public safety such as installing signs will be undertaken in coming weeks.” Claytons Towing had the job of removing th…

Manitowoc Has Opened A New Factory In India | Crane Plus

Manitowoc Has Opened A New Factory In India | Crane Plus:

Manitowoc has opened a new Potain tower crane factory in the Indian city of Chakan, which lies outside Pune, with production beginning in first-quarter 2018. This facility replaces the company’s previous factory in Pune, which opened back in 2007. With a smaller land area as well as new equipment and lean processes, the new facility produces Potain MCT 85 and MC 125 cranes more efficiently and with even greater quality. David Semple, Manitowoc’s senior vice president for the Middle East and India, said the development of the plant had been closely aligned to the principles of The Manitowoc Way. “This new factory is another demonstration of how The Manitowoc Way businessphilosophy guides our operations,” he said. “We are focused on developing and executing lean strategies to improve efficiency, profitability, and value for our stakeholders. Our customers will benefit from the faster delivery times and enhanced quality of this new f…

Kobelco restructuring in China moves forward | Crane Plus

Kobelco restructuring in China moves forward | Crane Plus:

Kobelco has completed most of its restructuring process in China, ending all of its joint ventures moving from seven jointly held operations to three simpler, wholly owned subsidiaries - although the leasing business will have a partner with a 24 percent stake. Kobelco Construction Machinery (China) in Chengdu, which will manufacture, sell and service hydraulic excavators has started taking over the crane sales and service business. 

Hangzhou Kobelco Construction Machinery will manufacture excavators and component parts in Hangzhou. Chengdu Kobelco Construction Machinery Financial Leasing will be a machinery leasing operation, with its base in Chengdu.
Kobelco crane manufacturing in China was discontinued in 2016, while Shanghai-based sales and service company Kobelco Cranes (Shanghai) is being liquidated, with its operations merged into Kobelco Construction Machinery (China).

Kobelco restructuring in China moves forward. We publis…

Adds Kato City Crane To Fleet | Crane Plus

Adds Kato City Crane To Fleet | Crane Plus:

Welsh crane hire and rental firm B&A Cranes has added to its fleet with the purchase of a Kato CR-350Ri. The 35-tonne capacity city crane was supplied by Kato’s European distributor, Rivertek Services, which is headquartered in Ireland. The Kato CR-350Ri has a 32.5-metre-long six-section boom and a three-section telescopic jib that extends from 6.5 to 14 metres and can be offset by up to 60 degrees. B&A Cranes is a family owned company that has been operating cranes in Swansea and the surrounding area for over 20 years. It has a fleet of cranes ranging from 13 tonnes to 80 tonnes. The fleet already includes a 13-tonne capacity Kato and a 20-tonne capacity Kato. Bob Dunne, director of B&A Cranes, commented, “We are always looking to offer the very best service for our customers and are delighted to add this new Kato CR-350Ri to our fleet. We have been impressed with Rivertek and this new range of cranes which made the decision to inve…

Haulotte sells Italian rental business | Crane Plus

Haulotte sells Italian rental business | Crane Plus:

Haulotte has sold 100 percent of its Italian access rental company No.Ve. S.r.l. to Loxam. 

Rome based Nove was established in 1998 and has been controlled by Haulotte since 2006. The company employs 45 across six locations in Rome, Naples, Chieti, Bologna, Florence and Milan, with a fleet of around 1,000 aerial lifts and telehandlers.  Haulotte deputy chief executive Alexandre Saubot said: “The divestment of Nove is in line with Haulotte strategic targets and will allow the group to focus on its core business in Europe. With this operation, Haulotte reinforces the close relationship built since several years with Loxam. Haulotte would like to thank Nove employees for these years of collaboration and wish them a lot of success with Loxam.” Loxam chief executive Gérard Déprez added:“I am delighted to welcome the skilled and experienced Nove team into the Loxam group. Nove is a long-established player in Italy and operates an equipment ra…

Luna - GT-45, 45 Tons Crane For Sale in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (CP0013470) | Crane Plus

Luna - GT-45, 45 Tons Crane For Sale in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (CP0013470) | Crane Plus:

CRANE SPECIFICATIONS CRANE ID: CP0013470 Type: Truck Mounted Telescopic Boom Crane Make: Luna Model: GT-45 Capacity: 45 Tons Boom: 31MtrsFts

SARENS Opens Four New Depots Worldwide | Crane Plus

SARENS Opens Four New Depots Worldwide | Crane Plus:

Sarens is pleased to announce the opening of four new crane depots in France, the Czech Republic, Russia and the UK as part of a strategy to reach local customers in new markets.  The depots will expand Sarens’ rental and maintenance capabilities at a time when clients are investing more in OPEX (maintenance and upgrade of existing facilities) than CAPEX (greenfields and new infrastructure). The four new depot locations include:   1 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic 2 Pierrelaye near Paris, France 3 Hinkley Point in Bridgwater, UK 4 Kazan, Russia  The depots are being added to existing business units and will offer cost-effective crane rental services to local clients. They will serve multiple sectors with a fleet of smaller cranes that can be used safely and continuously. They will also be able to assist with larger operations, for example during shutdowns when larger cranes are needed in addition to smaller ones.  As Sarens has learnt over t…

GMK4090 Debuts At Crane Days 2018 | Crane Plus

GMK4090 Debuts At Crane Days 2018 | Crane Plus: \

Visitors to Manitowoc’s Crane Days 2018 event are the first in North America to see the new, best-in-class Grove GMK4090 all-terrain crane. It’s one of several cranes debuting at the Crane Days event, which highlights the innovation and velocity that comes with following The Manitowoc Way, and has resulted in several new crane models for 2018. The new GMK4090 taxi crane features a modern, compact design that puts an emphasis on roadability and maneuverability. Manitowoc designed the crane using extensive Voice of Customer (VOC) research, which revealed demand for a lightweight, flexible taxi crane in the 90 t (100 USt) capacity class. “The GMK4090 has been designed with flexibility and maneuverability as main focuses in accordance with our customers’ needs,” said Andreas Cremer, global product director of Grove all-terrain cranes. “With its best-in-class taxi load chart and compact footprint, this crane will be ideal for a variety of appl…

Video : CICA launches CrewSafe | Crane Plus

Video : CICA launches CrewSafe | Crane Plus:

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), has formally launched its operator training and certification initiative CrewSafe.

The initiative is a collaborative effort with crane owners, equipment manufacturers and trainers both in Australia and overseas, to increase onsite safety by introducing recorded machine specific assessments that confirm and document competency on a specific crane.  The assessment modules are designed reflect the current state of knowledge and best practice and are crane model specific. All operator assessments are filmed, documented and accessible on a CrewSafe app, so that site supervisors and crane operators have a centralised point of reference accessible from their mobile phones. CrewSafe was formally launched in Western Australia with a demonstration event held at the facilities of crane rental company Freo, which gave the attendees a clear understanding of how the standardised assessment modules work and how …

Two New Liebherr Models On Their Way | Crane Plus

Two New Liebherr Models On Their Way | Crane Plus:

The new crawler is the 800 tonne capacity LR 1800-1.0. The crane is three metres wide and has a maximum transport weight of 45 tonnes once its tracks have been removed. In standard configuration the crane has an 84 metre luffing jib and an 84 metre boom, which comprises three lattice sections that can be telescoped for transport. See the all terrain cranes feature in the July issue of ICST for more details. The new all terrain crane is the LTM 1230-5.1, which succeeds the LTM 1200-5.1. It has a longer boom and greater lifting capacity than its predecessor. The 75 metre telescopic boom is 3 metres longer, while its lifting capacity has increased by an average of 20 percent, taking it to 230 tonnes. Liebherr’s new LR 1800-1-0 lattice crawler has a lifting capacity of 800 tonnes With lattice extensions the maximum hook height has been increased by ten metres to 111 metres. In addition to a multi-functional folding jib, a 43 m fixed jib is al…

Ordered 11 Demag Cranes Ranging From 100 To 650 Ton | Crane Plus

Ordered 11 Demag Cranes Ranging From 100 To 650 Ton | Crane Plus:

Heavy lift and transport company Crane Norway Group has ordered 11 Demag cranes ranging from 100 to 650 tonnes.

The cranes include a 100 tonne four axle AC 100-4L, three 130 tonne five axle AC 130-5s, two 160 tonne five axle AC 160-5s, and four 250 tonne five axle AC 250-5 All Terrain cranes, plus a 650 tonne CC 3800-1 crawler crane.

Demag AC 250-5
Chief executive Trond Helge Skretting said: “We have a significant number of new Demag All Terrain cranes in our fleet. The Crane Norway Group has shown its continuous support and believes in the Demag line of products by ordering these cranes. They manufacture products that are of superior quality. The Demag CC 3800-1 is the reference in its class. Every single aspect meets our needs, from performance to safety features and from transportation to efficiency and speed of erection.”

Demag CC 3800-1
Demag/Terex director of sales Europe and Russia Lee Maynard added: “We are delighted …

First LTM 1450-8.1 in Asia | Crane Plus

First LTM 1450-8.1 in Asia | Crane Plus:

Hong Kong based crane rental company Set Win Group has taken delivery of the first 450 tonne, eight axle Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 All Terrain crane to arrive in Asia. The company also has a 500 tonne eight axle LTM 1500-8.1 Liebherr All Terrain crane on order, for delivery later this summer. 

The handover ceremony to Set Win managing directors Alan and Raymond Kan took place during the Liebherr Customer Day in Hong Kong. Liebherr launched the LTM 1450-8.1 at Bauma 2016, at the same time as Set Win was looking to expand its range with an eight axle crane.

The Liebherr Hong Kong Customer Day, with the LTM 1450-8.1 at the centre
The new crane has an 85 metre and can travel in a ready to work state, ideal for the congested city and surrounding region. The crane includes the VarioBase outrigger set up system which matches a load chart to the actual outrigger set up selected, and the VarioBallast variable counterweight system.

The company has acquired the cr…

Jinwoo - 650, 60 Mtrs Manlift For Sale and Hire in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (CP001406) | Crane Plus

Jinwoo - 650, 60 Mtrs Manlift For Sale and Hire in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (CP001406) | Crane Plus:

MANLIFT SPECIFICATIONS MANLIFT ID: CP001406 Type: Aerial Man / Boom Lift Sub-type: Straight Make: Jinwoo Model: 650 Length: 60MtrsFts