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Duo shocked

19. September 2020 — Two men were badly burnt last week after contact overhead power lines, from an aerial work platform in Yuma, Arizona [...]

New owner for a A Mini Crane Hire

18. September 2020 — UK based spider crane company A Mini Crane Hire, has been acquired by Mark Davenport from Pete Piekarus and Anthony Travis [...]

Largest single order for Valla

18. September 2020 — Pick & carry crane manufacturer Valla has received its single largest order to date [...]

Omme’s 26m insulated spider lift

18. September 2020 — Danish manufacturer Ommelift has started shipping its new 26.5 metre insulated spider lift - the 2650 iRX-46kV [...]

First Tadano ATF-120-5.1 for Oz

18. September 2020 — Australian fabrication and crane rental company Xtreme Engineering has taken delivery of the first Tadano 120t ATF-120-5.1 in the country [...]

Mateco breaks ground on new HQ

17. September 2020 — German international rental group Mateco has started construction on its new headquarters in Leonberg, west of Stuttgart [...]

Maxim in bond buy back

17. September 2020 — Maxim Crane Works has launched a cash offer to repurchase up to $125 million worth of its 10.125 percent Second Priority Senior Secured Notes which otherwise mature in 2024. [...]

Australian first for Northwest Crane

17. September 2020 — Northwest Crane Hire has taken Australia’s first 100t Liebherr LRT 1100-2.1 Rough Terrain crane [...]

1,000 tonne test for 800 tonner

17. September 2020 — Liebherr has completed a 1,000t overload test for a new 800t boom head, ballast trailer and hook block on its 800t LR 1800-1 crawler crane [...]

Two cranes collide in Austin, Texas

16. September 2020 — A tower crane collided with the jib of a crawler crane earlier today in Austin, Texas, injuring 22 site workers UPDATED [...]

PM reinforces sales team

16. September 2020 — Italian loader crane manufacturer PM has appointed Stefano Ghesini as sales director of Italy and Marco Castiglione as export sales director [...]

Hyva moves back into Ireland

16. September 2020 — Loader crane group Hyva has appointed two new dealers, Ballinlough in the Republic of Ireland and S.M. Components for Northern Ireland [...]

Two Holland Lifts for Mainline

16. September 2020 — UK rental company Mainline Access has purchased two 84ft Holland Lift HL-275 D25 scissor lifts [...]

New dealer for Merlo UK

16. September 2020 — Merlo UK has appointed Shellplant as a dealer for Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire [...]

Hiab telescopic crane package for UK

16. September 2020 — Hiab UK has launched a new crane and T-Boom frameworks package with the 1.84 tonne/metre T-CLX 018-2 telescopic crane [...]

Don Ahern in the news

15. September 2020 — Don Ahern, owner of Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel, has been in the news this week after hosting a Trump rally at his Las Vegas hotel [...]

Upbeat Hiab

15. September 2020 — Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar, has issued a positive third quarter trading statement [...]

New Rosenbauer rescue platform

15. September 2020 — Rosenbauer has launched a new XS (Extra Small) 27 metre ladder platform, the L27A-XS 3.0. [...]

3,800t crane drops boom

15. September 2020 — The boom of a 3,800 tonne Chinese offshore wind installation crane collapsed last week in the South China Sea [...]

Equipment Depot acquires NEIT

15. September 2020 — US based sales and rental company Equipment Depot is taking over Massachusetts based New England Industrial Truck [...]

Tree care fatality

15. September 2020 — A man cutting trees from the platform of a bucket truck fell to his death on Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa. [...]

14 Airo scissors for Hoffman

14. September 2020 — German rental company Arbeitsbühnen Hoffmann has taken the final four units of a 14 unit order for Airo electric scissor lifts [...]

Wasel adds twin 110 tonners

14. September 2020 — German crane rental company Wasel has taken delivery of two 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1s [...]

US launch for Manitou MLT 420

14. September 2020 — Manitou has launched the 2,000kg/4.3 metre MLT 420 telehandler in North America. [...]

MEC expands sales team

11. September 2020 — MEC Aerial Work Platforms has added two new recruits to its sales team with the appointment of Joe Broughton and Kyle Waller [...]