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The people who sell cranes
Selling Manitowoc’s Grove line of cranes in West Africa, Paterson Simons & Co (Africa) Ltd. managing director John Traynor understands that a complete package of training and aftersales service, supported by manufacturer partnerships, is vital in persuading customers to make the financial step up from buying used cranes to buying new.
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Sarens’ quick bridge lift
A Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane has been used by Sarens to lift a steel bridge over a motorway in Germany, negotiating weight restrictions to bring the crane to the job site.
More power, more options
This spring, Manitowoc announced new developments across its crawler range. In its high-capacity range, a new option on its variable positioning counterweight system adds to the load chart on its MLC 650 crane. At lower capacities, the company now offers Sennebogen telecrawlers badged as Groves.
After the recession stalled some projects even before construction had begun, there is now cautious optimism and growth again in the Middle East. Daniel Searle visited some of the key players in the UAE.
Engaging and networking with a skilled population is just one way a manufacturer can shareexpertise and also broaden its own skill set. That’s exactly what Konecranes did last month when itheld its inaugural IndustryHack Hackathon.
Turning on the style
Electric hoist technology is both a versatile and key element of the material-handling sector, offering productive, efficient and effective solutions to end user’s lifting requirements.
Conveyor use as a mucking system is spreading almost to the point of ubiquity, according to manufacturers. Technical journalist Keren Fallwell reports
Going the distance
Parts, service and support is crucial for the all-terrain crane user and hire companies alike reports Adrian Greeman
Living with the new normal
China’s president Xi Jinping stressed in speeches in 2014 that the country—and its trading partners—would have to accept a ‘new normal’ of restrained growth, not the double digit percentage rates of previous decades. At Bauma China, Will North found manufacturers facing up to this new reality.
Liebherr’s PowerBoom used on LR 11000
Liebherr's 1,000t LR 11000 crawler crane has been used with its PowerBoom system for the first time. The system, a parallel boom that increases load capacities, was used with the LR 11000 crane at a wind turbine project in northern Germany.
Gateway to the east
Current growth in Turkey is being driven not just by domestic projects, but by the country’s proximity to another burgeoning region, Central Asia. Daniel Searle reports.