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Liebherr acquires Hong Kong dealer - Liebherr Biberach has completed the acquisition of the Shriro tower crane division from the Shriro group in Hong Kong. The deal is an asset based transaction and includes 24 tower cranes, with 20 sales and service staff, all of whom have transferred to the new Liebherr distribution operation. The business will report into Liebherr-Singapore which will now be responsible for the Liebherr tower crane business throughout Asia. The Shrir... http://ow.ly/2ZD5Eu

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First SCX1000A-3 in Holland - Dutch engineering contractor Gebr. De Koning has taken delivery of the first 100 tonne Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX1000A-3 lattice crawler crane in the Netherlands. Purchased through Hitachi (Europe), the SCX100A-3 lattice crawler crane can be rigged with up to 60 metres of main boom, or a combination of boom and 28 metre jib for a maximum system length of 79 metres. Powered by a stage IIIB complaint engine, the new crane has been ordered with an a... http://ow.ly/2ZCE5s

Four more Kobelcos for Weldex - UK based rental company Weldex has taken delivery of four new Kobelco CKE G series crawler cranes as part of its ongoing fleet modernisation programme. The company purchased two 60 tonne CKE600G machines and two80 tonne CKE800G cranes which will be based at the company’s depot in Derbyshire, England. The CKE600G israted at three metres and can handle seven tonnes at 12 metres radius on its 51.8 metre maximum boom. The CKE800G will take se... http://ow.ly/2ZthNr

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Crane overturns in Lichtenstein - A mobile swing cab industrial crane overturned last week in Balzers, Lichtenstein, while picking & carrying a large concrete panel. The crane an 18 tonne Bollhalder Bakran 90, with an articulated boom, owned by Autokran Ag Rheintal was travelling close to an embankment leading down to a stream when the swinging load took the crane over sideways. Fortunately the operator was unhurt. And quick action by the fire service managed to prevent... http://ow.ly/2ZthNs

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Two new Liebherr cranes for Emerson - UK rental company Emerson Crane Hire, has taken delivery of the first of two new 40 tonne Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 two axle All Terrain cranes. The new models are equipped with a new style front bumper more in line with other Liebherr All Terrains, and also features the latest operator cab, with improved comfort and visibility. Disc brakes are also now a standard on this model, which according to Liebherr give better braking efficiency ... http://ow.ly/2ZthNq

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First Tadano AT for Emsley - UK rental company Emsley Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 40 tonne Tadano ATF 40G-2, taking its total fleet to 60 units. This latest acquisition is the first Tadano All Terrain crane for the Harrogate based company, which last purchased a Tadano crane in the 1990s when it bought six new Tadano truck-mounted cranes. The two axle 4x4x4 crane features a 35.2 metre main boom plus a nine metre swingaway extension, automatic lubrication/grea... http://ow.ly/2ZsXGp

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750 tonne Liebherr LG 1750 for Baldwins - UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom truck crane for its heavy crane division. The LG 1750 combines the superstructure, booms and jibs from the LR 1750 crawler crane, with a compact eight axle 16x8x16 chassis. Liebherr GB managing director Richard Everist said: “Baldwins are well established in the heavy crane sector and already have an impressive fleet of Liebherr... http://ow.ly/2ZsXGr

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Crane auction raises $35 million - The Energy Crane auction in Casper, Wyoming, yesterday raised over $54 million, a new record at Ritchie Bros for a single owner sale. The sale included 38 cranes, which fetched over $35 million. Around 3,000 on-site and online bidders competed to buy the cranes and transport equipment. Highlights of the auction included a 500 tonne 2010 Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 All Terrain that fetched $3.35 million—the most expensive All terrain Crane sol... http://ow.ly/2ZsXGq

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Tadano up 15% - Tadano has reported its nine month results, which show revenues up 15 percent for the year, while profits have risen more than 43 percent. Total revenues for the nine months were ¥145.1 billion ($1.2 billion), 15 percent higher than last year, which was made up principally as follows: Mobile cranes ¥97.4 billion ($822 million) – up 18.5 percent, Loader Cranes ¥15.2 billion ($128 million), Aerial work platforms ¥11.3 billion ($95.3 million). Mobile crane ... http://ow.ly/2USAuM

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17 Tadanos for ALL Erection - US-based crane and access rental company ALL Erection & Crane Rental has ordered 15 units of Tadano’s 50 tonne GR-550XL Rough Terrain cranes as well as two 400 tonne ATF400G-6 All Terrain cranes. The two 400G-6s, which will be based at the company’s Chicago and ALL Canada branches, feature a five section 60 metre main boom and a 76 metre luffing jib, offering a maximum under hook height of 122 metres. It is capable of lifting 360 tonnes at ... http://ow.ly/2USAuL
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