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Impressive generator transport with Bay Crane suspension beam

This week I have received some impressive heavy haulage pictures from Bay Crane, Long Island City. They recently made a generator transport with a suspension beam. The suspension beam was mounted on 2 x 15 axles lines of Goldhofer modular trailer. Bay Crane moved the unit with up to two Oshkosh HET (Heavy Equipment Transporter) prime movers and one Kenworth. The heavy transport had a total weight of 590 tons (metric).

I guess the pictures speak for itself:

Terex Explorer 5800 and AC 250-1 All Terrain Cranes in difficult tandem lift

Terex Explorer 5800 and AC 250-1 All Terrain Cranes lift roof elementsLimited space and oversized loads – these were the two challenges that crane service provider Autojeřáby Malina had to overcome when lifting the steel roof structures for the new multi-purpose arena in the Czech town of Frydek-Místek.

The solution for this difficult task was a tandem lift with a Terex® Explorer 5800 and an AC 250-1 all terrain crane. "Jointly lifting a weight of around 28 tonnes is actually a relatively easy task for our two Terex cranes. But if the load is 30 meters wide and it is to be lifted from within a sports arena structure, precision is of utmost priority," commented Radek Malina, President of Autojeřáby Malina.

The job required cranes that were compact and agile enough to maneuver in very tight conditions and with the capacity and boom length up for the task. Within the stadium, the two Terex cranes moved effortlessly and precisely into position while being able to handle the prefabricated roof structures with ease.

Liebherr LR 11000 - First job for Felbermayr crawler crane

 Liebherr LR 11000 Crawler Crane from Felbermayr

Austrian crane hire and heavy haulage specialist Felbermayr recently brought to work the new Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane for the first job.

The new crawler crane left the Liebherr works in Ehingen heading directly to the first job site close to Bucharest. The crane was ordered for the Petrom refinery in Plojesti in order to lift divers columns for the modernisation of the refinery.

The heaviest lift was a 58 meter long column with an actual weight of 335 tonnes. Initially the weight was specified with 280 tonnes.

But though the column was 55 tonnes heavier than planned the LR 11000 had enough reserve to place the metal cylinder safely and finish the lift with a gross weight of 357 tonnes at a working radius of 27,5 meters. For this lift Felbermayr has used a Liebherr LR 1750 as tailing crane.

Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 - Premiere at Conexpo, Las Vegas

Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2

With the Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 a new 160 t telescopic crane had its debut at Conexpo in Las Vegas

Liebherr will be unveiling a new 160-tonne mobile crane on a five-axle chassis, the successor to the LTM 1160-5.1, at the Conexpo 2014 in Las Vegas. The load capacity of the new LTM 1160-5.2 has been increased by around 20-25% compared to its predecessor whilst the telescopic boom has remained at the same length of 62 m. The vehicle width has been reduced from 3 m to 2.75 m which means that not only it is easier to drive on public roads but also considerably better on constricted sites. The superstructure of the new LTM 1160-5.2 is powered by the engine in the crane chassis using a mechanical shaft. This makes the new 5-axle vehicle the second crane model to feature the innovative single-engine drive concept which Liebherr first presented at the Bauma 2013 for the LTM 1300-6.2.

Customized crane load charts for IronPlanet

IronPlanet - Customized crane load charts The beginning of July saw the completion of another set of customized load charts for one of our customers. This time we haven't prepared and delivered the load charts for a crane hire company but for one of the major online marketplaces for used heavy equipment and cranes namely IronPlanet.

The first contact to the marketing people from IronPlanet in Dublin we had by late summer of last year. Their intention was to discuss the possibilities of offering customized crane specifications and load charts for the buyers of mobile cranes which are available for auction on the IronPlanet website.

For the preparation of a first load chart design we received the corporate manual including all guidelines concerning the use of the IronPlanet logo, brand colours and corporate typeface. During a revision we have overworked the design to the finally approved version.

While the layout process was on en route we have received a list of mobile cranes for which the load charts should be setup with first priority. The list included common telescopic mobile cranes, lattice boom cranes and crawler cranes made from Liebherr, Grove, Terex Demag and Sennebogen.

Crane load charts for Dornseiff

Branded crane load charts for Dornseiff crane hire from Germany In a previous post I've been talking about the importance of corporate branding and how branded crane load charts can effectively push your corporate brand.

As mentioned in that post more and more crane hire companies talk to us in order to get crane load charts prepared for their corporate website.

So now we've just finished another set of branded load chart PDFs for one of our customers. The German crane hire company Dornseiff just took delivery of a complete set of branded PDF load charts from us for their website.

The initial talks about this new order showed that the people from Dornseiff are very serious about their corporate branding.

They delivered us a comprehensive corporate design manual including all detailed information about the graphic design and fonts that have to be used. All these information flew into our layout proposal for the load chart design. Beside some smaller corrections we've met their expectations concerning the layout closely with the first shot.

Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 deliveries

Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 on Liebherr crane days in June 2012The Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 is the latest addition to the all terrain crane range of Liebherr cranes in Ehingen. It was shown in iron for the first time during the official Liebherr crane days in June 2012.

The LTM 1750 back then was part of the dynamic crane presentation in the Ehingen plant and was also on display on the crane parade in Breuer & Wasel painting.

The Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 is a telescopic mobile crane with a 52 m long main boom. The maximum lifting capacity is 750 metric tonnes at a working radius of 3 m. The maximum lifting height of approx. 156 m can be reached with the use of 91 m luffing jib and an additional 10 m telescopic boom extension. Also available is a fixed jib with a maximum length of 62 meters.

Crane load charts for Toggenburger

Customized crane load charts for Toggenburger In the past I often had the impression that the crane hire business in general was not too much turned towards the Internet. Many crane hire websites were more looking like stuck in the first sketch instead of being a part of a professional corporate branding.

Nowadays a growing number of crane companies has discovered the importance of the corporate website as a relevant sales channel. You can find more and more crane hire companies update and relaunch their websites. Many of them also include social media channels like Twitter or Facebook for spreading news and information about the company and their work.

But though many corporate websites now shine in a nice (corporate) design, prepared to offer and sale a highly technical service, there is one thing on many websites that always makes me wonder. A major core of a crane hire website, in my opinion, is to give the potential customer detailed information, load charts and specifications about the mobile cranes they offer for hire. That's what the visitor is looking for and probably want's to "buy". But what can you find there oftentimes: The offered load charts and crane specifications don't show the corporate branding of the crane hire. Instead of that it shows the manufacturers' branding.

Crane load charts and corporate brochures 2012

Most of my posts in this blog are about new crane guides that we have prepared and printed for our crane hire customers. But this is only one part of your daily business. Another part of our work is corporate brochure design and printing as well as design and printing of crane load charts for crane hire companies. In the past I have blogged only sporadically about new printed corporate brochures.

IMC buys mobile cranes from Convoi in Hagen

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15. August 2012 in Crane hire| Read full story >>