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SPOA to hold open meeting for Scottish lifting sector

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is urging businesses in the lifting sector to attend an open meeting in Dunblane on May 24. The event...

Liebherr crane helps lift northern Scotland business to new heights

WICK-based lifting and plant hire specialist Hugh Simpson (Contractors) has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM1650-8.1 crane. The model boosts the firm's lifting capacity...

QR system is up to code for Edinburgh crane firm

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes is reporting improved efficiencies after implementing a new QR code, paperless document access system. The business revealed it has removed...

Tower cranes add missing link to complex bridge build

TWO Comansa 21LC660 36-tonne tower cranes have been helping with the construction of a cable-stayed bridge which will join Cebu City and Mactan Island...

New book charts 75-year history of Edinburgh crane specialist

A new book is set to be published to mark the 75th anniversary of Edinburgh-based mobile crane hirer and metal recycling specialist, Bernard Hunter. The...

Historic Liebherr tower crane restored to former glory

A classic Liebherr tower crane, built in 1969, has been restored to its original condition by a fan in Germany. The Form 30A/35 tower crane...

Liebherr launches new flat-top crane

LIEBHERR has added a new flat-top crane to its EC-B series portfolio in the form of the 470 EC-B, which is available in both...

Sibbald joins Liebherr as mobile and crawler crane sales manager

LIEBHERR-Great Britain has appointed Lyle Sibbald as sales manager for Scotland and the north of England, where he will be responsible for sales of...

700-tonne crane puts Edinburgh firm in a ‘different league’

SCOTLAND'S first 700-tonne capacity Liebherr mobile crane has been snapped up by Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes. The Edinburgh firm has purchased the eight-axle LTM 1650-8.1...

62-metre tower crane takes ‘pride of place’ on Glasgow skyline

GLASGOW'S skyline will feature a 62-metre tower crane over the coming months after The JR Group erected the machine at its Finnieston construction site. The...

Edinburgh firm looks to reach new heights with truck crane purchase

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has added a second Böcker truck crane to its fleet. Fixed on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs four axle Tridem rigid chassis,...

Blazing a trail: Edinburgh crane specialist extends trailer fleet

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has taken delivery of a new STGO Cat 3, four-axle low loader from Nooteboom Trailers. The new arrival joins a...

Denny lifting specialist places six-crane order

LIEBHERR has announced the first two cranes in a six-machine package have arrived at heavy lifting and haulage specialist Forsyth of Denny. The LTM 1070-4.2...

50-tonne crane deployed to social housing project near Oban

LOCHGILPHEAD-based MacLeod Construction has snapped up a 50-tonne Liebherr LTM 1050-3.1 to replace an eight-year-old crane in its fleet. The firm operates predominantly in the...

MV Commercial and Hiab strike deal for 100 truck-mounted cranes

A deal worth more than £5 million has been agreed between Hiab UK and Ireland and MV Commercial for the delivery of 100 light,...

Kirkcaldy business opts to expand crane fleet

KIRKCALDY-based Johnston Rigging has snapped up the firm's first Liebherr LTM 10160-3.1 crane. The family-run company, which specialises in structural steel erection, also operates a mobile...

Union issues warning over ‘greenhouse’ crane cabs as temperatures rise

UNITE has written to construction firms to seek assurances that safety measures are in place to ensure crane drivers are not being placed at...

Edinburgh firm finalises triple crane investment

AN Edinburgh-based crane specialist has added three new models as part of its fleet investment programme. Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has taken delivery of a...

New tower crane safety advice issued

The CPA’s Tower Crane Interest Group has issued guidance to tower crane users in relation to how the equipment should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time

A towering triumph: Comansa unveils new 21CM750

COMANSA has introduced the new 21CM750 flat top crane, the largest model to be manufactured at its plant in Hangzhou, China. Available in two versions...

Cargo handling specialist snaps up new mobile crane

MONTROSE-based Whyte Cargo Handlers has splashed out on a new Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane. The firm provides specialist lifting and cargo handling services and...
Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes electric crane

Crane specialist goes electric in landmark deal

SCOTLAND’S first electric-powered mobile tower crane has been snapped up by Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes in a move described as raising the environmental bar...

20-tonne crane towers over Inverness skyline

MORRISON Construction has temporarily changed the appearance of the Inverness skyline after installing a 20-tonne tower crane as part of the project to build the Wyvern House development.

New guidance aims to keep crane safety on track

NEW safety guidance has been produced concerning the operating of cranes beside railways. The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Crane Interest Group has launched the 29-page...

Crane lift assists walled garden work

A delicate crane lift operation has helped with renovation work at the Scottish Association for Mental Health’s (SAMH) Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh. The site takes...

Edinburgh crane specialist is on a roll with new equipment

AN Edinburgh crane firm has completed a landmark installation of a roller brake tester for mobile cranes. Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes said the equipment, manufactured...

CPA lends support to Crane Safety 2018

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) will be supporting the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Crane Safety 2018 seminar, being held in London this September. The...

Whyte adds landmark mobile crane to fleet

AN LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane - the first in Scotland - is the latest addition to the Whyte Crane Hire fleet. The machine, which took...

Edinburgh crane firm pitches in to help local football club

AN Edinburgh-based crane specialist has teamed up with the Scottish Football Partnership (SFP) Trust to provide vital support to a local club. Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes...

Landmark counterbalance beam introduced to UK market

LIFTING specialist GGR Group has launched what the firm claims is the UK's largest counterbalance beam to the market. The 8000kg capacity Libro 8000 can...

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