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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...
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Peruvian partnership for UK crane and hoist producer

PERU'S largest industrial crane supplier, Movitecnica, has entered into a trading partnership agreement with Street Crane Company. The deal means both firms are now in...
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GMK6400 cranes are just Grove-y

SIX Grove GMK6400s will soon be at work in France. A steady flow of the 400 t capacity all-terrain crane has arrived in the...

Customised cranes fly high on Crossing project

BRIMMOND Group supplied three customised Effer compact cranes with bespoke hydraulic power units for the top of each of the new Queensferry Crossing’s three...

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...

Crane purchase marks a UK-first for Montrose cargo handling firm

A Montrose-based cargo handling specialist has placed a landmark order for two Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes. The models purchased by Whyte Cargo Handlers Limited are the...
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Equipped for speed and variety

INDUSTRIAL job sites in Italy are deploying Grove’s new RT550E rough-terrain crane to carry out general construction and maintenance work. Three units of the...

Wind turbine challenges to be addressed

THE fifth World Crane & Transport Summit will discuss the technical challenges and future trends in wind turbine construction.  Participants in the wind turbine panels will be Norbert...

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...

Bigger is better for Hewden

Hewden has significantly extended its lifting capacity thanks to a multi-million pound investment in new cranes. The hire firm has spent £11.5 million on 21...

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...

Mobile crane purchase is a Plus point for Falkirk firm

A Falkirk-based family business has been singing the praises of Liebherr cranes after purchasing its third machine from the manufacturer. Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire...

Government urged to step up mobile crane road safety

THE UK Secretary of State for Transport has been urged to review safety regulations of mobile cranes when they are driven on roads. Unite, the...

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...
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Titan is a world wonder

ONE of Scotland’s most unusual engineering landmarks, the Titan Crane at Clydebank, has been designated as an ‘International Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark’...

First Minister opens new Global Port Services facility

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has opened Global Port Services’ (Scotland) new Aberdeen base. Global Port Services (Scotland), part of the Global Energy Group, celebrated the opening...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Liebherr cranes add diversity to Whyte fleet

ELLON-headquartered Whyte Crane Hire has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile cranes during the course of this year: an LTM 1130 with elevating cab,...

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...

Manitou is first choice on Firth of Forth

PORT Edgar Marina is situated on the Firth of Forth, with the iconic Road and Rail Bridges to the East and the new Forth...

Lyon’s new den

A huge €250 million football stadium is taking shape in Lyon, France, thanks to eleven Potain tower cranes that surround the 56,000 m2 job site. The cranes...
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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...

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...
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Crane safety in the spotlight

AN analysis of more than 750 crane and rigging related accidents since 1987, and the lessons that can be learned from them, will be among the...

New cranes on the Horizon for Scots firms

TWO Scottish companies have placed landmark orders for Liebherr cranes. Falkirk-based family business Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire Ltd has taken delivery of the UK's...

Stunning selfie sets the bar high!

A Hewden crane has helped capture what is believed to be the "world's tallest selfie". The hire firm used its 70-tonne Tadano crane for the shot of...
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