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Case study: tackling a huge bridge lift on the Pacific Rim of Fire

Case study: tackling a huge bridge lift on the Pacific Rim of Fire

A heavy jacking system – the same deployed across Australasia – has demonstrated its power, precision, and safety by removing more than a kilometre of high bridge spans in the US in record time. Burkhalter Rigging Inc used the world’s tallest Enerpac JS-10 multi-point incremental Jack-Up system to remove 14 bridge sections, each of 87.78m, …

Tadano gains ground in Thailand

Tadano gains ground in Thailand

Tadano’s first direct in Thailand was in 2012, when it set up its manufacturing subsidiary. This year, to respond to the needs of the Thai market, the Japanese crane manufacturer has set up a joint venture with its Thai truck loader crane distributor Italthai Industrial Co., Ltd. (ITI), effective from May 2017. Known as as …

Towering achievement for Sydney Metro Northwest

Towering achievement for Sydney Metro Northwest

The two towers for Sydney Metro’s iconic cable-stayed railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill were erected recently. The 270-metre bridge – the first of its type in Australia – is at the end of the four-kilometre skytrain. The bridge, being delivered for Transport for NSW by Salini Impregilo, was a design solution to …

Chinese enter golden age

Chinese enter golden age

The Japanese and Koreans took their shot at crane manufacturing in the 60s and 80s respectively and have had success that continues today. But now, one company is convinced the Chinese will soon become a force to be reckoned with. For more than four decades, Gleason Cranes has been selling both new and used cranes …

Advancing crane geometry data

Advancing crane geometry data

Konecranes wants to make its cranes safer and optimise a machine’s service life. To do that, it has enhanced its CraneQ geometric survey, which the company says will provide crane users with the most accurate data on the geometry of their cranes, helping them become proactive instead of reactive. Launched in May, the CraneQ geometric …

Scaling heights in Vietnam

Scaling heights in Vietnam

Despite major fluctuations in the global economy in 2016, Vietnam, the breathtakingly beautiful Southeast Asian nation on the South China Sea, is experiencing a 6% per year growth of its economy. Tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa says over the last five years, there have certainly been some ups and down but the outlook for the …

First in, best dressed

First in, best dressed

In our second instalment of the all-new High on cranes section, Cranes and Lifting speaks to Quick Access, an early adopter that has taken delivery of a number of firsts in Victoria, including the Genie SX-180 self-propelled boom lift. Family-owned Quick Access Rental and Training has been in the elevated work platform sector for three …

An alternative for container handling

An alternative for container handling

Bavarian crane manufacturer Sennebogen has unveiled a new port mobile crane, which it has deemed an “especially interesting solution” for all ports that handle mass or general goods. At present, Sennebogen’s latest addition to its fleet, the 9300 E, is hard at work at various ports around the world and the company’s PR manager for …

Adapting as the wind blows

Adapting as the wind blows

Skyrocketing electricity prices coupled with a settled renewable energy target have led to record investment to the tune of $7.8 billion in renewable energy, specifically solar and wind projects. As the renewable energy boom continues, businesses have to adapt, including those in the cranes and lifting sectors. Liebherr is well aware of this and has …

Gantry system pioneer reflects on early project in Alice Springs

Gantry system pioneer reflects on early project in Alice Springs

In the 1990s, Bernie Lynch (The Lynch Mob) was like many other small crane owners in operating a Franna in his local market. He had his “light bulb moment” in 1997, when he purchased a US-made Lift Systems gantry. At that time, there weren’t a lot of gantry systems in Australia, and most were of …

     

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