Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT) have introduced its new 42684 hydraulic loader, its largest loader crane to date, during the 2018 Gypsum Management Supply (GMS) Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A recent load sent to a gold mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia provided a challenge that was a little out of the norm. A stockpile reclaimer 5.3 metres wide, 5 metres high, 13 metres long and weighing approximately 42 tonnes is the largest item designed and built to date by MCS, and was an over-dimensional load requiring transport on a platform trailer with dolly, and a police escort.
Konecranes has modernised the rotary crane at the German research organisation DLR’s test facility for rocket engines in Lampoldshausen.
Ratch Australian Corporation have announced that it has raised the last of 53 turbines at its 180MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm project – 19 months after construction works first got started.
Haulotte have completed the delivery of over 400 machines for Coates Hire, valued at over $7 million, and includes 350 Optimum 8ACs, 36 Compact DX scissor lifts, and 20 HA16 RTJ PRO articulating booms.
Konecranes safety inspections and its latest crane technology have helped BHP Billiton cut downtime and minimise production losses, as the company replaces ageing cranes at its Olympic Dam poly-metallic mine in South Australia.
Australian heavy lift and logistic company Joyce Krane recently ordered an LHM 280 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr to help them their ambitions to move into the maritime sector.
Greg Buchanan, founder of Buchanan Mobile Cranes, has a boilermaking background and the cranes were initially something that evolved out of the need to install or erect the steelwork that he fabricated. While the crane work is now a significant business in its own right, steel fabrication and engineering complement the crane business and there are many niche projects that require both areas of expertise.
Greg’s son James developed an early interest in cranes, from around the age of eight as he recalls. With the business and family home co-located on acreage at Moorooduc, it was easy for James to help out after school and on weekends. It was a great learning environment: nothing was forced but neither was anything sugar-coated. As James says: “Every day was a school day.” Read more
Gillespie Crane Services (Gillespies) won the 2017 Lift of the Year in the <20t category for its lift of a 13.4t cantilever roof as part of Delta Demolition’s demolition of the iconic Imax Theatre at Darling Harbour (Sydney), writes Greg Keane.
Australian Barge Hire (ABH) was formed in 2006; and is Australia’s largest provider of road-transportable modular jack-up barge. Greg Keane reports.