Articles filtered by topic: Crawler Cranes

April/May 2024 – Vol. 26, Issue 2 Crawler cranes (PDF, 982.5 KB)
In recent years the term ‘crawler crane’ has been applied to a far wider range of cranes mounted on tracks than in the past. We take a look at the market and the latest products from manufacturers around the world.

April/May 2023 – Vol. 25, Issue 2 Crawler cranes (PDF, 841.89 KB)
Chinese construction equipment manufacturers have been producing lattice crawler cranes in significant volumes for many years. However the Ukraine-Russia conflict has opened the door to Chinese exports with the western crane manufacturers affected by sanctions. We take a look at the markets and latest developments.

April/May 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 2 Electric crawler cranes (PDF, 1.18 MB)
Over the past year there has been a surge in electric crawler crane launches and use on site. We take a look at the latest machines and profile the UK’s Select Plant - one of the first to buy Liebherr’s Unplugged electric crawler crane - and ask what is it like to own and operate one of these cranes?

April/May 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 2 HS2 - the reality (PDF, 365.23 KB)
A sizeable number of modern crawler cranes are helping construct the UK’s HS2 high speed railway, Europe’s largest construction project. Nick Johnson reports.

November/December 2021 – Vol. 23, Issue 7 Telescopic crawler cranes (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Telescopic crawler cranes have been around for more than 60 years but have only recently become more widespread and are now an increasingly popular choice on site, thanks to their improved lift performance, design and versatility. We review the latest models and developments. Will North checks them out.

December/January 2021 – Vol. 22, Issue 9 Crawler cranes (PDF, 628.98 KB)
As a new generation of larger, higher, wind turbines become commonplace, Will North reports on how wind farm developers are employing larger lattice and telescopic crawler cranes to install them.

September 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 6 Spider and Mini Crawler cranes (PDF, 1.45 MB)
In recent years, both small telescopic spider cranes and the increasingly popular larger articulated models have become a mainstream alternative to larger cranes for a growing range of applications. One closely associated crane type that seems to have suffered from this rise in popularity however is the mini crawler crane with many manufacturers discontinuing or severely reducing their range.

August/September 2019 – Vol. 21, Issue 6 Spider and mini crawler cranes (PDF, 917.01 KB)
Last year saw the emergence of the articulated crawler crane into the mainstream market. This year is more about ‘traditional’ spider and mini crawler cranes as manufacturers improve and evolve their products. We review the latest developments and new product releases.