CRANES & LIFTING

(Not) a rubbish solution

(Not) a rubbish solution

Amidst the discussions about the end of the mining boom and transition to a new economy, one industry that could very well develop and grow in the next decade is waste to energy.

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Book review: Be a good crane operator one day at a time

Book review: Be a good crane operator one day at a time

Stephen Holmes, director of GTK Training and has worked for CICA on safety issues for a number of years.

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Lift and load: RSS ensures smooth sailing vessel lift (case study)

Lift and load: RSS ensures smooth sailing vessel lift (case study)

Wales-headquartered Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has provided load cells, weighing expertise and rigging equipment as offshore plant equipment manufacturer Charles Thompson Limited of South Yorkshire, England, loaded out a vessel recently.

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Busy year ahead for construction, says Genie

Busy year ahead for construction, says Genie

Ai Group and HIA's recent Australian PCI may have pointed to a slow start to the year for the construction sector (see Related Articles) but aerial work platform manufacturer Genie is convinced that the non-residential construction sector will have a busy year ahead.

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A brief look at the crane industry

A brief look at the crane industry

Anyone who's been following the Performance of Construction Index, or PCI, will have observed what can best be described as turbulence. Good months and bad months seem to randomly take turns across construction and its sub-sectors. But as growth and contraction take turns, cranes and lifting machines keep doing what they've always done.

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Manitowoc reports US$33.4M loss

Manitowoc reports US$33.4M loss

Manitowoc has posted its fourth quarter 2016 and full year results, reporting a net loss of US$33.4 million (AU$43.74 million) in Q4 on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis versus a net income of $43.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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JCB enters elevated work platform market

JCB enters elevated work platform market

JCB is making its foray into the elevated work platform market and will soon launch a range of scissor lifts, articulated booms, and telescopic boom machines.

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On the road to reform

On the road to reform

Improvements to road access for crane operators and controversial reforms to Chain of Responsibility laws and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator enforcement and investigative powers are squarely on the agenda for CICA and the National Transport Commission.

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LinCon crane involved in serious accident north of Sydney

LinCon crane involved in serious accident north of Sydney

LinCon cranes have confirmed that it was one of their cranes involved in a serious accident this morning on the M1 Motorway at Brooklyn, north of Sydney.

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Grove cranes spark interest in Thailand

Grove cranes spark interest in Thailand

The Grove GMK2035E all-terrain crane's mobility, among other factors, has driven Thailand's Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) to grow its fleet of cranes.

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