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Lindsey Anderson reports on new lift planning software
Lindsey Anderson reports on new lift planning software
VIDEO: Euan Youdale looks at Terex's new RT 100 "in the iron" at Bauma 2010
Euan Youdale talk's to Terex's Fabio Fenzi about its new RT 100 rough terrain crane.
VIDEO - Bauma launch for Sennebogen's new 7700 Star Lifter
Alex Dahm talks to Erich Sennebogen about the company's new 7700 Star Lifter
Amending EN 13000 - rated capacity limiters for mobile cranes
One of the most interesting and important debates at the World Crane and Transport Summit in October centred on an amendment to the European EN 13000 mobile crane standard regarding rated capacity limiters. EUAN YOUDALE reports
Profit versus the environment
There is a fine line when it comes to choosing cost savings over the environment. One way both can be obtained is through separate engines for the chassis and upper works on a mobile crane. This is increasingly occurring on smaller capacity machines. Euan Youdale reports
Industry comment by Joel Dandrea, executive vice president of the SC&RA
Joel Dandrea's comment originally appeared in the July 2009 edition of International Cranes & Specialized Transport magazine. To subscribe to the magazine click here.
Mini cranes in a tight spot
Don Lucas at Encore Trucking in Canada relates his story of how bad weather, restricted space and tough working conditions were overcome to install some escalators in a new building. A pair of 2.9 US ton mini cranes in an inaccessible area did the same job that Encore had a 50 US ton do before
VIDEO: Intermat 2009 Cranes & Lifting Review
Despite the economic concerns and some notable absentees, April's Intermat 2009 exhibition in Paris turned out to be a positive and worthwhile experience for most of its exhibitors. IC rounds up news from the show
News from the used crane sector
Shorter lead times from the manufacturers has increased the availability of new cranes and reduced their prices as demand has fallen. Similarly, used cranes are more plentiful and a more attractive proposition price-wise. Euan Youdale reports
SC&RA in the Antipodes
As part of SC&RA's mission of generating new members and a co-operative spirit among American members and their international counterparts, the association completed a successful International Business Forum, 3 to 13 November, in Australia and New Zealand
Catch up with your training needs
Comprehensive training for all those working with cranes is an ideal most of us would sign up to. Despite this, the industry is still in catch up mode according to some training centres in the US and UK. Euan Youdale speaks to three of them
Truck cranes under pressure
The global market for truck cranes is wavering under economic pressures but manufacturers are meeting the challenges head on. Euan Youdale reports
Hard at work during the 2008 SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
September's SC&RA Workshop, this year held in Canada, offered, among other things, a range of education sessions and numerous networking opportunities. Terry White reports
Safe operation of truck mounted knuckle boom cranes
Accurate calculation of axle loads and stability is vital for safe operation of truck mounted knuckle boom cranes
Cranes, Inc. profile
Founded in 1940, Cranes, Inc. helped lift America from the Great Depression, both figuratively and literally. Paul Weiss started Cranes, Inc. as an offshoot of a steel erection company he founded with A.J. McNulty in 1925
Riding the storm: The crane industry in 2008 and beyond
Although the well-documented credit squeeze began in 2007, crane manufacturers were seeing little sign of a slowdown in business with record sales across the board during most of 2008. By the beginning of the fourth quarter, however, there were real signs that 2009 could be a tough year. Euan Youdale reports
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