Thomas Smith

The training wheels are off as infrastructure booms

The outlook for the remainder of 2018 in the crane industry is certainly promising across most states. Crane hirers are experiencing demand for services at levels not consistently seen for almost a decade with engineering construction, particularly government-funded infrastructure on the east coast, generating  immediate activity along with confidence to upgrade and expand crane fleets.

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CRANES & LIFTING

Customised gantry solution from Reid Lifting

UK lightweight gantry and davit crane manufacturer Reid Lifting (Reid) provided a custom version of its 1000kg capacity Porta-Gantry system to a wastewater treatment facility in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. The Porta-Gantry was used to lift 600kg blower motors free from acoustic housings for maintenance, repair and replacement.

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They broke the mould…

They broke the mould…

Despite being 94 at the time, the person known as “Sully” to his friends and acquaintances within and outside the crane industry probably surprised many with his mortality. He had survived the vices that claim lesser mortals for so long that many probably thought he was bulletproof, writes Greg Keane.

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