July/August 2023 – Vol. 25, Issue 4
Tower cranes (PDF, 896.46 KB)
We look at how a major contractor is solving challenging issues on the renovation of a 900 year old castle in the UK, and how a new company hopes to break the UK’s lack of interest in self-erecting tower cranes with the MiDi range of trailer mounted models. Nick Johnson visits the CITB’s tower crane training centre in the UK.
November/December 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 7
Liebherr hydraulic luffers (PDF, 308.89 KB)
Liebherr announced its apparent late arrival into the hydraulic luffing jib tower crane market at Bauma. However, the company was in fact a pioneer of the concept in the late 1950s with its innovative HB cranes. Nick Johnson reports.
July/August 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 4
Tower cranes (PDF, 1.05 MB)
Manitowoc - which includes Potain - is the latest tower crane manufacturer to add direct crane rental to its services. Will North looks at how this approach might benefit independent rental houses, as well as end users and the manufacturers themselves.
June 2021 – Vol. 23, Issue 3
Tower cranes (PDF, 903.44 KB)
Since their introduction the market for hydraulic luffing jib tower cranes has largely been limited to the UK - specifically in London. However over the past few years it has gone from a single supplier to a point where almost every tower crane manufacturer has entered the market, while several are extending their product range. Will North looks into why that might be?
April/May 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 3
Tower cranes (PDF, 1.02 MB)
The tower crane market has been one of the more dynamic crane sectors over the past few years as more markets appear to be shifting towards their adoption. We look at some of the many new products launched in the last 12 months and review an accident in Nova Scotia.
April/May 2019 – Vol. 21, Issue 3
Tower cranes (PDF, 1.09 MB)
The tower crane market is probably the most dynamic and interesting of all the crane sectors at the moment. New innovations such as fibre rope, the use of new materials, more sophisticated controls, greater attention to design details and easier to transport and set up all look set to transform the market.