INTERNATIONAL

Tadano launches their highest capacity crane the GR-1600XL-2

Tadano have launched a new 145t rough terrain crane with a 61m boom, which the company has claimed as being the world's biggest and furthest reaching.

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Upgraded Boom Booster kit for Demag crawler cranes

Terex Cranes have announced an extension to its popular Boom Booster kit for Demag CC 3800-1 crawler cranes, with the latest version extending the reach of the crane to a maximum system length of 183m.

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Moving 24,000 tonnes in wind, rain, sun and snow (video)

It's been three years since Sarens used self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) and barges to move a 23,000-tonne jacket for an offshore oil platform in Norway. Now, footage has become available showing just how Sarens accomplished the mammoth task.

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NZ face a $100B-plus deficit due to ageing water infrastructure

New Zealand's local authorities face a $100 billion-plus to replace ageing water infrastructure such as water pipes, drains and sewers and will need central government assistance to meet the bill, according to Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

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Suppliers owed large sums of cash by large builders

According to the latest report by credit card reporting organisation Dunn & Bradstreet, large builders throughout Australia have been holding onto cash owed to suppliers and subcontractors, and are using muscle to pay invoices later than their smaller counterparts.

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The future of diagnostic tools for service technicians

Palfinger has introduced two new digital tools - the Smart Box diagnostic tool and Smart Eye augmented reality glasses - to make it easier for service technicians to search for faults on access platforms and speed up repairs should the worst happen.

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Australian companies expanding with new Terex & Demag cranes

Terex Cranes recently received orders for new cranes from seven Australian companies looking to expand on their current fleets.

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Franchising public transport could deliver $15.5B in new services funding

New data from Infrastructure Australia shows that subjecting the operation of Australia's government-operated bus and rail services to competitive tender processes could save Australian taxpayers up to $15.5 billion by 2040, which would then be re-invested into new transport services.

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Here's what to look out for when politicians promise to spend big on infrastructure

In moments of fierce political competition, there's one topic where most candidates find common ground - and that's infrastructure spending. Pledges to spend more on transport, energy, water, waste and telecommunications systems are seen as vote winners in democracies across the globe.

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Manitou acquires majority stake in LiftRite

All-terrain material handling equipment manufacturer, Manitou Group, has acquired a majority stake in WA-based dealership, LiftRite Hire & Sales.

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