CRANES & LIFTING

QLD coroner pushes for pick-and-carry 60km/h speed limit, additional driver training

QLD coroner pushes for pick-and-carry 60km/h speed limit, additional driver training

A Queensland coroner investigating a fatal crash involving a mobile articulated steering crane has handed down recommendations around the vehicles, including a 60km/h national speed limit, and changes to training and licensing.

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Case study: Enerpac cuts maintenance downtime & boosts safety in mining shovel lift

Case study: Enerpac cuts maintenance downtime & boosts safety in mining shovel lift

Routine maintenance is required on a P&H 4100XPC Electric Rope Shovel after every 30,000 hours of operation, and these machines - which are used on coal in Australia - require maintenance in which the upper section is lifted off the car body to machine bearing surfaces and inspect and repair structural components.

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Have you met Athena?

Have you met Athena?

The new, ultra-compact Athena HE bi-levelling scissor lift, said to be the "lightest most compact all-terrain scissor lift in the world" is now available in Australia.

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Mammoet expands on Australia's East and West coasts

Mammoet expands on Australia's East and West coasts

The new yard at Perth Naval Base and new office in Brisbane CBD bring Mammoet closer to their clients.

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Global MEWP fleet will rise to 7M

Global MEWP fleet will rise to 7M

The annual Europlatform heard how the global fleet of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) will grow almost exponentially over the next two decades to reach seven million machines worldwide, up from 1.25 million today.

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Tutt Bryant kick starts Perth rail link project

Tutt Bryant kick starts Perth rail link project

Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has provided the lifting power to assemble one of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for the Perth rail link project.

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Three new cranes for Ports of Auckland

Three new cranes for Ports of Auckland

New Zealand's Ports of Auckland has placed an order to buy three new cranes to handle container operation, which are set to be delivered in late 2018.

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Konecranes launches customer support tool

Konecranes launches customer support tool

Konecranes has introduced Crane Advisor, an online tool to help customers narrow down their crane options with customised recommendations.

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Sennebogen takes comfort to the next level

Sennebogen takes comfort to the next level

Sennebogen has unveiled its new Maxcab, promising more room, comfort and a better view.

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Construction boom "far from over"

Construction boom "far from over"

Over the past six months, the number of tower cranes dotting Australia's skyline has increased, an indication that the construction boom is not over.

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