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Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

Grove GHC130 provides Terra E&C with precision in ecologically sensitive job

Wisconsin-based Terra Engineering & Construction’s website proudly proclaims that the company actively “seeks out the difficult watercourse projects that may discourage other contractors” — and while this is largely due to Terra’s skilled workforce and years of experience in that sector, having access to a Grove GHC130 telescopic crawler crane also proved crucial in helping it meet the strict deadline imposed on one of its most recent environmentally sensitive projects.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

Mobile construction cranes are predestined to be used as taxi cranes and, with this in mind, the MK 73-3.1 is also designed for one-man operation.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

MPM Rental adds three new Grove RT9130E-2s for Chile’s dynamic mining sector

After success with its first RT9130E-2 unit purchased in 2013, the company triples down on its Grove offerings for Chile’s market.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Manitowoc Mct 185 Topless Crane

The Asian range of Potain topless tower cranes built at Manitowoc’s Chinese facility in Zhangjiagang continues to evolve rapidly in response to rising customer demand for the transport, assembly and performance advantages these units off er.

Six new Grove all-terrain cranes for J&D Pierce

In late November 2020, Scottish steelwork contractor J&D Pierce took delivery of six new Grove all-terrain cranes: two GMK3060L, one GMK4090, two GMK4100L-1 and one GMK5150L model.

Manitowoc expands topless crane line-up with MCT 185

The Asian range of Potain topless tower cranes built at Manitowoc’s Chinese facility in Zhangjiagang continues to evolve rapidly in response to rising customer demand for the transport, assembly and performance advantages these units offer.

Gas liquefaction plants for Russia

At the end of last year, the KAHL Group was commissioned to move a total of six huge heat exchangers for two gas liquefaction plants destined for Russia from an engineering works near the port in Haren on the River Ems to the cargo vessel.

Potain Hup 32-27 continues to win friends & influence equipment choice

Almost five years on from its launch at Bauma 2016, the Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane continues to gain new fans around the world. This acclaim is largely due to its ability to combine typical tower crane operations with replicating many of the tasks performed by smaller, mobile material handling equipment – reducing costs and eliminating excess traffic on jobsites.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

There is a lot of pent-up demand in market that needs to be catered to

Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates on the company’s activities and the market trends post pandemic scenario.

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

Tekla Structures: Versatile & robust software for precast construction

Tekla Structures helped Precast India Infrastructures to produce a large number of precast elements, address critical geometries, implement MEP requirements and a lot more, quite easily and well within the specified project timeline.

WOLFFKRAN acquires KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS

The WOLFF pack is growing. At the end of February, crane manufacturer WOLFFKRAN acquired the Czech crane rental company KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS a.s. The Prague-based company is an established player in the Czech market since decades and expands the territory of the red WOLFFs in Central Europe.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Grove GHC130 provides Terra E&C with strength & precision in ecologically sensitive job

An environmentally sensitive and time-restricted project called for reconstruction of a river embankment and relaying of a gas line with minimal disturbance.

Stellar's TMAX 1-11 Welder Body features a 30-inch workbench-bumper combo

Ready for on-demand torch cutting and welding, Stellar Industries' new TMAX 1-11 Welder Body features a 30-inch workbench-bumper with a slide-out tray.

25 Liebherr tower cranes at work at Hamburg’s HafenCity area

The first crane was assembled at the beginning of 2019. Today, there are more than 20 cranes in simultaneous operation. The planning and implementation of this major project has required patience and exceptional levels of collaboration between all parties involved.

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

Grove GMK5150L proves a reliable allrounder for Austrian company HABAU

Since May 2018, a Grove GMK5150L has been in use in the precast parts assembly department of Austrian company HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. – to the satisfaction of everyone.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88- 4.1 and MK 140.

Gas liquefaction plants for Russia

KAHL Schwerlast & Pieper Schwertransporte move mega loads at the Eurohafen in Haren/Ems

Manitowoc expands topless crane line-up with MCT 185

The Asian range of Potain topless tower cranes built at Manitowoc’s Chinese facility in Zhangjiagang continues to evolve rapidly in response to rising customer demand for the transport, assembly and performance advantages these units offer.

Six new Grove all-terrain cranes for J&D Pierce

In late November 2020, Scottish steelwork contractor J & D Pierce took delivery of six new Grove all-terrain cranes: two GMK3060L, one GMK4090, two GMK4100L-1 and one GMK5150L model.

Potain tower cranes deliver versatile performance to construction projects in China

Potain top-slewing cranes are helping to build a real estate development in Xiangshan and a chemical plant in Zhenhai

WOLFFKRAN acquires KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS

The acquisition by WOLFFKRAN is well timed for the Czech crane rental company, employing around 60 people, since three of the five shareholders recently withdrew from the operative business.

New flat-top cranes from Comansa

With regard to the lift engines, the standard for the 20-tonne versions is 50 kW, while for the 25-tonne version it is 65 kW. The 110-kW engine is optional for both versions, with a speed of up to 290 m/min and maximum capacities of 1,570 metres of cable.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to German company Neeb

The employees of German company Neeb were happy to receive three new Grove all-terrain cranes during a handover at the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven in November 2020.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates 5 LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes SpA, heritage manufacturer of precision heavy lifting machinery for more than 150 years, announced the appointment of Korea’s La On as the country’s official dealer of its tower and luffing cranes and its range of crane accessories.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates 5 LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes SpA, heritage manufacturer of precision heavy lifting machinery for more than 150 years, announced the appointment of Korea’s La On as the country’s official dealer of its tower and luffing cranes and its range of crane accessories.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to Neeb

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to Neeb

Liebherr’s Battery-powered Crawler Crane

German manufacturer Liebherr has debuted its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes. The company says its LR 1200.1 unplugged and LR 1250.1 unplugged models are the world’s first battery-powered crawler cranes.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

Reliable Potain cranes fuel growth at Sutek

Sutek, one of Russia’s largest tower crane rental companies, has invested strongly in Potain cranes over the past decade and the additions have helped drive success for the company.

World’s first battery-powered crawler crane from Liebherr

While many manufacturers are introducing electric compact equipment, German manufacturer Liebherr is debuting its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates agency with five LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates agency with five LR273 luffing cranes

India delivers 1st batch of heavy cranes to bolster operations at Chabahar port

India has delivered a consignment of heavy equipment, including cranes, for further development of Iran’s Chabahar port, signalling New Delhi’s commitment to the strategic connectivity project that can provide access to markets in Central Asia

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Potain cranes drive efficiency for Pinetop custom homes

Potain self-erecting tower cranes are a mainstay of the global construction industry and are steadily strengthening their growing reputation in the residential homebuilding market throughout North America.

APL Apollo unveils low diameter high thickness steel tubes

Apollo Mechanical tubes are used in cultivator, rotavator, harvester, tower crane mast section, mobile gantry cranespreader beam, monorail crane, hydraulic cylinder, axle, trailer hitch, trailer frame, heavy duty chain conveyor, and various such mechanical applications.

Prepare for comfort

Manitowoc introduces state-of-the-art driver’s cab ‘cab2020’ on Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

Liebherr unveils three new machines in one new design

All the three new machine models gleam in a new design.

Tamimi Rentals invests in Grove

Tamimi Rentals is using a large investment in Grove rough-terrain cranes to drive expansion at the company’s construction division, to help it win more work in oil and gas fields.

Manitowoc opens training centre in Pune

The latest Manitowoc Crane Care training centre has been inaugurated at the Potain manufacturing facility in Pune.

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

Sany rolled out its 15,000th machine from its India facility

Asia-Pacifi c’s fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

Rental company Porter Cranes has received the fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 in Asia-Pacifi c, and the new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.

WOLFFKRAN invests in new location in Elsau, Switzerland

WOLFFKRAN Schweiz AG conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters. The 18,000 sq m property in the industrial zone of Elsau will include a modern office and workshop building and an optimally structured outdoor storage facility. Completion is scheduled for May 2021.

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

Manitowoc opens new training centre in Pune

The new centre is equipped with simulators that replicate the operational systems on Potain cranes.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

We anticipate a quick recovery from the bottom

In a projects ElectroMech has a stated strategy of Cranes & Beyond. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates more on the company’s activities and the market trends in post-pandemic scenario., the ongoing projects simply cannot be stopped and these need to be completed and taken to their logical conclusion. Hence, when it comes to crane orders for big projects under execution, the orders are still being finalised in the industry. The pandemic had put a pause on the entire activity in the market for a few months. However, the market has almost got back to the pre-pandemic days and business seems to be back to normal.

Asia-Pacific’s first Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

The new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.

WOLFFKRAN Russia invests in skill development

Investment is being made not only in technical infrastructure and personnel of the production facility, but also in the development of the region’s next generation of specialists.

Manitowoc launches new National Crane NBT60XL boom truck

Manitowoc has introduced its latest National Crane product: the NBT60XL.

WOLFFKRAN invests in new location in Elsau, Switzerland

WOLFFKRAN Schweiz AG conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters.

New CTO for the WOLFF Pack

The 54-year-old holds a university degree in Electrical Engineering and has spent a significant part of his professional life in the crane industry.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

MLC100-1 Racks up 2,500 Faultless Hours

On tunneling projects, there are two critical pieces of equipment: one is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only one choice: Manitowoc.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

10 Steps to Safe and Efficient Tower Crane Erection

Manitowoc Crane Care’s Didier Forest is a 32-year veteran of the company. He has co-authored several technical manuals on tower crane erection and trains Crane Care technicians at Manitowoc’s Training Center in Saint Pierre de Chandieu, France.

New generation of COMANSA 11LC Series tower cranes

Following an official online release to European customers in July, Comansa announced that all the experience gained over the years is readily available across the entire 11LC range and it will be soon expanded to the 16LC.

Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Crane Norway Group adds nine new Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet

Crane Norway Group recently purchased nine new Grove all-terrain cranes to add to its fleet and to meet increased demand from customers for high capacity cranes

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

The Manitowoc Company announces leadership transition

The Manitowoc Company has announced that Aaron H Ravenscroft, currently the company’s Executive Vice President of Cranes, has been appointed President and CEO

Manitowoc launches new website

Manitowoc has launched a fully refreshed website with improved navigation and searchable features that make it easy to explore the company’s comprehensive portfolio of cranes and lifting solutions

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Three WOLFF cranes build Bruckner Tower in Austria

Austrian contractor HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft commissioned three WOLFF Clear tower cranes to erect the 98-m structure.

Manitowoc launches Potain MCT 275 tower crane

Manitowoc’s product development under The Manitowoc Way continues to accelerate, with the Potain MCT 275 the latest new launch from the company.

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

UK’s first Grove GMK5200-1 all-terrain crane delivered

England’s leading mobile crane hire and contract lifting specialists, John Sutch Cranes, recently added a Grove GMK5200-1 all-terrain crane to its fleet

10th Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top crane at Grand Paris

Since May 2018, there have been ten Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top tower cranes with very high lifting capacities on the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express

German group orders 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes

Germany’s MAXIKraft Group has placed a major order with Manitowoc for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes, the first six of which were delivered at the end of June

R&D Crane buys new Grove all-terrain crane

The addition of the 300 USt (250 t) all-terrain crane was fuelled by increased demand in the market

Nebraska adds new Grove crane

Nebraska Crane has added Grove’s longest-reaching, highest-capacity rough-terrain (RT) crane: the GRT9165, to its fleet. The Kearney, Nebraska-based rental company has almost 95 per cent of its rough-terrain fleet with Grove cranes.

Four WOLFF cranes at Hamburg work site

Four WOLFF cranes are working at the construction of an additional structure at Flak Tower in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. The new construction will feature a public garden offering panoramic views across the Hanseatic city, as well as a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Nazi regime, various cultural and exhibition areas and a hotel.

Potain tower cranes building Birmingham’s tallest office building

Two Potain MR 295 luffing jib cranes are helping to build a Grade A office building in Birmingham. The 16 t and 20 t capacity cranes have been on the site since last October, supporting the construction of the concrete core and lifting and assembling steel girders to help build the office tower’s steel frame and winter garden.

7 WOLFF cranes working at ODE project in Amsterdam

ODE is a new office and residential building currently under construction in the heart of Amsterdam on an area of 75,000 sq m. Seven WOLFF tower cranes are at the site to support the successful completion of the project.

Manitowoc debuts Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane in UK

Southern Cranes & Access became the first Manitowoc customer in the UK to receive a new Grove GMK5250XL-1. Manitowoc announced the debut of the new five-axle all-terrain crane at bauma 2019 and its arrival on the UK crane hire market has been hotly anticipated.

Sarens Canada strengthens fleet

Sarens Canada added three National Crane boom trucks to its fleet, further strengthening its repertoire of dependable, durable truck-mounted cranes that serve Canada and beyond.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Franna announces expansion into India

Franna, a leading provider of mobile pick-and-carry cranes under Terex brand, is set to expand its global manufacturing footprint into India in order to support international growth plans.

WOLFFKRAN introduces new 6-m tower section

WOLFFKRAN has developed the new TV 60 tower element that boasts an external dimension of 6 x 6 m

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Franna announces expansion into India

Franna, a leading provider of mobile pick-and-carry cranes under Terex brand, is set to expand its global manufacturing footprint into India