Specialist trailers increase crane set-up efficiency

Specialist trailers increase crane set-up efficiency

For many crane owners, the investment in a large crane doesn’t end with the crane itself: the investment in support trailers and the prime movers to tow them can also be quite substantial. Large cranes can require five to 10 support trailers, or even more for the largest cranes, writes Greg Keane.

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The impact of tyres on pick and carry crane safety

The impact of tyres on pick and carry crane safety

Pick and carry crane safety has come in for a lot of attention of recent times – both for dynamic safety on the road and safety while working on site with a load. Australasia has a long history of articulated pick and carry cranes, to the extent that there are thousands in operation. Greg Keane reports.

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Energy recovery system for RTG

Energy recovery system for RTG

Transiidikeskuse, an Estonian stevedoring service provider with a container terminal located in Muuga Harbour, part of the Port of Tallinn on the Baltic Sea, and ultracapacitor manufacturer, Skeleton Technologies, have equipped a rubber tyre gantry (RTG) crane with a graphene ultracapacitor-powered kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that they claim reduces the RTG’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 34%.

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Innovative lifting beam wins award

Innovative lifting beam wins award

The Innovation category in the Lift of the Year Awards presented at the 2017 CICA National Crane Conference in Adelaide went to Edwards Heavy Lift (EHL) and RUD for their joint design and fabrication of a lifting beam for Bechtel. This is used for servicing methane compressors at the Chevron Wheatstone project in Onslow (WA), writes Greg Keane.

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Dealing with head height restrictions

Dealing with head height restrictions

This is the first article in a regular series by Stuart Edwards of Edwards Heavy Lift on rigging matters. Stuart Edwards is well known to the industry, initially in presenting Boom Logistics and John Holland entries in the CICA Lift of the Year, before starting his own business and consulting to many of you. He was co-winner of the Innovation Award at the most recent CICA national crane conference, as well as one of the presenters at a rigging workshop there. If you have a rigging topic that you would like to see covered, please contact the editor or Stuart Edwards at stuart@edwardsheavylift.com. Read more