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Changing cranes
Big is still beautiful in the heavy lift end of the cranes sector, but further down the weight categories there is a move towards more economical solutions as well as new types of lifting equipment.
Zoomlion’s product showcase
Manufacturer claims it will have over 10 new and improved products on its stand
High rise construction - the rise of the super skyscraper
Stronger, faster and more light-weight equipment is increasing efficiency in the high-rise construction sector, allowing developers to reach for the skies.
INTERVIEW: Renewed focus for Hiab
Joining the company from Volvo Construction Equipment, Hiab’s new senior vice president for global markets, Carl Gustaf Göransson, has a plan to make one of the oldest names in loader cranes more visible and approachable around the world.
Sennebogen adds 130 tonner to HD range
Sennebogen will launch the 6130 HD at Bauma. The machine is a 130 tonne capacity duty cycle crane designed for punishing applications such as foundation construction.
All new lifters
Cranes, both big and small, are always a feature of the Bauma exhibition. But next month’s show in Munich will play host to some particularly significant launches.
Crane owners shrug-off global slowdown
The world’s 50 largest crane owners have been largely unaffected by the global economic slowdown, with fleet sizes static over the last three years and overall lifting capacities steadily increased, according to unique new report.
Fuwa to unveil crawler crane range for global markets
Chinese specialist has developed a seven-model range from 55 to 285 tonnes, based on a modular design concept.
Kobelco construction machinery sales drop
First half crane and excavator results hit by slump in Chinese demand, downbeat full-year forecast
Asian first on Manitowoc stand
New MCT 385 Potain tower crane from Zhangjiagang factory is the first topless tower crane Manitowoc has built in the region.
Milestones in high-rise construction
With architects designing taller and taller skyscrapers, new equipment and techniques are being developed to construct them.
Cargotec and CNHTC to set up Chinese joint venture
Truck manufacturer CNHTC will sell and service Hiab cranes and hooklifts throughout China and both companies will further develop CNHTC's truck crane range.
Shantui prepares truck crane launch
China's Shantui - best known for its bulldozers - is to enter the truck crane market later this year with a new range of Chinese produced models.
Cranes: Big and small developments
The two clear trends of the last few years are continuing, with heavy lift cranes getting bigger and bigger, while there is a focus on more economic machines for lighter, every day lifting work.
European launch for Kobelco G-series
New range of crawler cranes from 60 to 250 tonnes get their European debut.
XCMG debuts European-spec truck crane
China's largest truck crane manufacturer has developed a 30 tonne model which has been certified for use in Europe.
All new from Sunward
Four new foundation machines and a range of 50 tonne cranes will be unveiled at BICES.
Special report on cranes: Little and large
At one end of the market heavy lift cranes are getting bigger than ever. At the same time there is an apparent move back to basics at the light end of the lifting segment, with truck cranes and boom trucks once again growing in popularity.
Manitowoc enjoys buoyant Indian market
After a +40% rebound in demand last year, Manitowoc sees a bright future in the maturing Indian crane market
Kobelco sees first mover advantage in India
Japanese crane manufacturer’s first overseas production facility set to help secure foothold in this potentially lucrative market.
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