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Big changes

The last ten years have been very challenging for large crawler manufacturers, reports Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr. But, these tough conditions have prompted innovation, offering users more flexibility.

Game changer

Game changer

After years of development, Mammoet’s Focus is currently being fabricated. Sotiris Kanaris visited the company’s...

Bring the light

Bring the light

As countries around the world look for low carbon energy generation, the traditional power sources...

Trading places

Trading places

There are often good business reasons to consider buying second-hand rather than new cranes, although...

The new ‘small’

The new ‘small’

Drawing on the exclusive data collected by his firm Chortsey Barr Associates, Stuart Anderson explains...

Lifting with a view

A Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane was used to erect a container village in the Swiss Alps for the workers and specialists involved in a dam wall construction project.

Beyond Oil

Think Middle East, and you think oil. But many other sectors in the region need lifting gear, as Julian Champkin discovers.

How low can you go?

Julian Champkin talks to manufaturers about the competing advantages of flat-tops and hammerheads, and the emerging new class of low-tops.

Big and booming

Big in America, little-known elsewhere, the boom truck is a telescopic crane mounted on a standard commercial truck chassis. It is the crane of preference for construction and utilities in the US. But new owners,...