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New telescopic crawler from Sennebogen

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 16:04
Crane manufacturer Sennebogen has announced it will be introducing a new telescopic crawler crane later this year

Heavydrive adds 10 tonne Unic spider cranes

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 15:30
German glass transport and lifting equipment rental and sales company Heavydrive has taken delivery of two new URW-1006 mini spider cranes

Drammen Port adds Liebherr LHM crane

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 15:20
The Norwegian Port of Drammen, near Oslo, Norway, has taken delivery of a Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 550

Losses mount at Essex

Crane hire news - 7. August 2014 - 15:20
US crawler crane rental company Essex Crane has posted is half year results with losses continuing to grow

A record half year for Palfinger

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 14:38
Revenue for the first half of 2014 at Palfinger was a record €540 million (US$ 729 million), up nearly 14 % on the €475 million ($641 million) from the same period a year earlier

Sennebogen to launch 100 tonne telescopic crawler

Crane hire news - 7. August 2014 - 14:34
Sennebogen is to launch a 100 tonne capacity telescopic crawler crane which will be the largest in its range

Private equity MBO at Access Hire Nationwide

Crane hire news - 7. August 2014 - 13:26
UK based van rental specialist Access Hire Nationwide has been acquired by Elysian Capital

Europe keeps Palfinger on track

Crane hire news - 7. August 2014 - 12:11
Palfinger has published its second quarter results with revenue growth slowing slightly as profitability improves

Unic mini cranes for military

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 12:00
Trainers from Unic Cranes Europe, part of GGR Group, have been training and testing UK and overseas servicemen to work on mini spider cranes

Tight lift for Toggenburger

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 11:42
Swiss crane service provider Toggenburger used a Terex Challenger 3180 and a Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane to install a 60 metre long pipe at a paper mill in Perlen, Switzerland

Goldhofer to showcase new SPMT

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 11:26
Specialized transport equipment manufacturer Goldhofer will show its PST/ES-E self-propelled heavy-duty module type transporters at the SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, from 9 to 12 September 2014

Dates and new venue announced for BICES 2015

International Cranes - 7. August 2014 - 10:46
September 22 – 25 confirmed for Beijing equipment exhibition, which will move to the New Beijing International Exhibition Center (NBIEC).

Success for Terex Port Solutions at Sugarloaf Mountain

CranesY - 7. August 2014 - 8:20

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply Libra Terminais Rio S/A (Libra) with 12 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes. They are to be delivered in the fall of 2014 to the Libra terminal in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. The company operates ports in Rio and Santos and is part of the Libra Group, a leading Brazilian logistics corporation. The cranes will be shipped to Rio, already assembled, from the TPS plant in Xiamen, PR China. TPS’ Brazilian distributor, Terminal Full Dealer (TFD), who facilitated the order, will be responsible for unloading, commissioning and hand-over on site.

Upgrading the fleet by means of diversification
This investment is Libra’s response to the considerable increase in handling rates at the terminal in Rio de Janeiro, as João Pedro‎ Rotta from Libra’s management explains: “We are currently handling approximately 250,000 TEU per year, a volume which stretched our previous infrastructure to its limits.” The company therefore decided to expand its existing fleet and to diversify at the same time, Rotta continues. In so doing, for the first time in 20 years Libra has decided to rely on a new supplier in the form of Terex Port Solutions: “For us, the 12 Terex cranes are not only extending our fleet, they are also bringing us forward by virtue of their performance and equipment features. Furthermore, they will work in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.”

No local gas emissions and low noise emissions
The cranes are designed in the Terex E-RTG variant and are powered with electricity from the terminal’s electricity supply. The power is fed to the crane via a cable which passes over a cable drum on the crane. The advantage over cranes with a conventional diesel-electric drive is that they do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions. The energy costs are also substantially lower thanks to the improved efficiency rating. To enable the cranes to move freely around the terminal for site changes or for maintenance purposes, Libra has also ordered three mobile diesel generators which can be used in the cranes, if required, to provide the electricity supply.

Impressive values for performance and life cycle costs
To help Libra with the sustained expansion of its cargo handling performance, the cranes provide a 40 t lifting capacity, have a hoisting height of 21 m under the spreader and can stack standard containers 1 over 6. They have a span of 26.5 m, allowing them to cover seven rows of containers and a truck lane. In addition to the remarkable performance data, Libra was particularly impressed by the competitive operating, maintenance and life-cycle costs of the Terex E-RTG cranes.

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Man Killed in Dutch Access Incident

Crane Accidents - 6. August 2014 - 20:17
Roermond, South East of  The Netherlands

A man using a truck mounted platform died this morning after he was crushed between the basket and the concrete soffit he was working on.

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The man died crushed between the basket and the concrete soffit

He was apparently painting the underside of the bridge and working in a very restricted space between the sloping sides and the bridge deck, and had climbed out of the platform to reach the most restricted areas and had reached back into the basket to adjust the platform and operated the wrong function crushing him.

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The truck mounted platform was involved in the incident about 11.30 this morning

The incident happened this morning at about 11.30am was in Broekin South, a district of Roermond in the South East of The Netherlands. The man is thought to work for Rowij Bouchemie BV, a company involved in concrete repair and renovation.

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The flyover was situated in Broekin South, a district of Roermond in the South East of The Netherlands

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Harnesses Saves Two

Crane Accidents - 1. August 2014 - 18:38
Moline, Illinois

Two operators working on a boom lift in Moline, Illinois, yesterday were saved by their harness yesterday after what looks like a platform leveling cylinder failure.

The two men were using a Genie Z-135/70 boom lift to carry out work on the First Lutheran Church’s tower at a height of 30 meters when a failure occurred in the platform leveling circuit causing the aerial lift’s platform to tip forward 90 degrees.

Fortunately both men were wearing a harness and lanyard and within 30 minutes the Rock Island Arsenal Firefighters were able to rescue the stranded men using an aerial ladder platform.

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A failure in the platform leveling circuit caused the aerial lift’s platform to tip

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Fortunately both men were wearing a harness

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Lack of Harness Leads to Fatality

Crane Accidents - 1. August 2014 - 17:20
Ocala, Florida

A man died on Wednesday in Ocala, Florida after he was bounced out of a ‘bucket truck’ truck mounted platform.

Jeffrey Earl Phillips, 42, was working from the platform trimming a tree at a church in the town. He had apparently attached a partially cut tree limb to the platform with a rope and was attempting to pull it free, when the rope broke causing a major catapult effect which ejected him from the basket at a height of around 15 meters.

According to local police reports he was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

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Lack of Harness Leads to Fatality

Crane Accidents - 31. July 2014 - 19:20
Ocala, Florida

A man died on Wednesday in Ocala, Florida after he was bounced out of a ‘bucket truck’ truck mounted platform.

Jeffrey Earl Phillips, 42, was working from the platform trimming a tree at a church in the town. He had apparently attached a partially cut tree limb to the platform with a rope and was attempting to pull it free, when the rope broke causing a major catapult effect which ejected him from the basket at a height of around 15 meters.

According to local police reports he was taken to hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

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Doolan’s Heavy Haulage: Excavator transport with Scheuerle trailer

Heavy haulage - 6. July 2014 - 21:31
Doolan’s Heavy Haulage has added the widening trailer transport system from German trailer manufacturer Scheuerle to its fleet. Recently the Australian heavy haulage company has used the new trailer system for the transport of a Hitachi excavator throughout the country. … Continue reading →
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