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30 JCBs for Tru

28. Januar 2020 — UK rental company Tru Plant – set up by ex-Fork Rent owner Guy Nicholls – has taken delivery of a further 30 JCB telehandlers [...]

Britlift appoints global distributor

28. Januar 2020 — Lifting and spreader beam manufacturer Britlift has appointed Unique Group as its exclusive distributor for its modular spreader beams. [...]

New CEO for GKN

28. Januar 2020 — Off highway wheel manufacturer GKN Wheels and Structures has appointed Adbul Butt as chief executive. [...]

Al Havlin RIP

27. Januar 2020 — We have received the sad news that former Snorkel owner Al Havlin passed away over the weekend. [...]

Forterra – Bison extends Ainscough contract

27. Januar 2020 — UK based Bison Precast concrete has appointed Ainscough as its preferred crane supplier [...]

First MDT 809 in US

27. Januar 2020 — Schuster Concrete Construction has taken the first Potain MDT 809 M25 flat top crane in the USA [...]

LEEA adds to its board

27. Januar 2020 — Marcus Curry has joined the board of UK based Lifting Equipment Engineers Association [...]

Four STSs for Montreal

27. Januar 2020 — Canadian port operator Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnerships (MGT) has ordered four Liebherr ship to shore container cranes. [...]

Fatal lift incident in Melbourne

26. Januar 2020 — We have received a report that an incident involving a scissor lift in a suburb of Melbourne today has resulted in a fatality. [...]

Death wish or good alternative?

24. Januar 2020 — Sent in by a reader two men working on a roof in Birmingham, UK, is it dangerous work at height – a Death Wish – or an efficient form of access? [...]

Nigerian partnership deal for Mammoet

24. Januar 2020 — Nigeria's Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base has formed a strategic partnership with Dutch international heavy lift company Mammoet [...]

Haulotte launches BIM library

24. Januar 2020 — Haulotte has published a BIM library to cover a number of its aerial lift and telehandler products [...]

Crush injuries prove fatal

24. Januar 2020 — A man died on Tuesday after he was crushed while unloading a spider lift from a trailer in Keithville, Louisiana – south of Shreveport, Louisiana - UPDATED [...]

Van strikes platform

24. Januar 2020 — A man was seriously injured on Wednesday when the platform he was using was struck by a van in Siegen, Germany [...]

250t Liebherr for cargo handler

24. Januar 2020 — Scottish rental company Whyte Cargo Handlers has taken delivery of a 250 tonne Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 All Terrain crane. [...]

Second Böcker AK 52 for Berry

24. Januar 2020 — UK crane rental company Berry Cranes has taken delivery of a second 12 tonne Böcker AK 52 aluminium truck mounted crane [...]

Police appeal for fall witnesses

23. Januar 2020 — A man has died after having apparently fallen from an aerial work platform in Lancaster, UK. [...]

New Palazzani dealer

23. Januar 2020 — Italian spider lift manufacturer Palazzani has appointed Spimerica as its distributor for the USA [...]

Danfoss acquires Eaton Hydraulics

23. Januar 2020 — Danish hydraulics manufacturer Danfoss has acquired Eaton’s hydraulic business for $3.3 billion. [...]

50t city for Corsica

23. Januar 2020 — French crane rental company CNC Levage has taken delivery of a 50 tonne Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 city type crane. [...]

Wednesday mornings carry most risk

22. Januar 2020 — Following an analysis of its data over the past four years, crane company Wm O’Brien, found that Wednesday is the most prolific day for incidents [...]

10 more GSRs for Smart

22. Januar 2020 — Smart Platform Rental has taken delivery of 10 GSR 20.1 metre B200PX truck mounted platforms. [...]

£10m JCB order for Ashbrook

22. Januar 2020 — UK rental company Ashbrook has taken delivery of 250 JCB telehandlers as part of a deal worth more than £10 million. [...]

Work at height fatality

22. Januar 2020 — A man died and another injured in an incident involving a scissor lift and possibly a crane, at a site in Birmingham, UK earlier this month [...]

Konecranes completes MHE Demag deal

22. Januar 2020 — Port/industrial crane manufacturer Konecranes has acquired 100% of its overhead crane JV MHE-Demag. [...]