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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 of coal and gas may...

Trading places

Trading places

There are often good business reasons to consider buying second-hand rather than new cranes, although the market remains steady at...

The new ‘small’

The new ‘small’

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

Lifting with a view

Brought to you by Over the next six years a new arched dam wall is to be built on Lake Grimsel reservoir in the Bernese Mountains at an altitude of…

Beyond Oil

Brought to you by Oil may well be the driving force of most of the economies of the Middle East, but the wealth it provides is funding a multitude of…

How low can you go?

Brought to you by Tower cranes, luffers aside, have in recent decades come in hammerhead or flat-top form. But there is a third option: a halfway hybrid, the low-top, is…

Big and booming

Brought to you by “North America is the only place that boom trucks are going,” says John Luckow, senior vice-president, cranes at Custom Truck One Source. The company produces own-brand…

Easier, safer, faster

Brought to you by “Time is money,” says Daichi Wada of Tadano’s marketing department. “This well-known proverb also applies to the crane business.” Which is why operator assistance devices are…