125 years Baumann Heavy Haulage, Congratulations! »

125 Years Baumann heavy haulage

125 Years Baumann heavy haulage, celebrated with an amazing customer day in Bornheim

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Baumann crane specification guide 2013 »

Baumann crane specification guide 2013

Baumann crane specification guide 2013 for mobile cranes and heavy haulage

In the last days we’ve finished and delivered the latest crane specification guide for the crane hire and heavy haulage company Baumann from Bornheim in Germany.

The company received the new pocket crane guides in size DIN A6 in good time before the celebration of a big upcoming corporate event.

In June Baumann will celebrate its 125th anniversary. The well known company was founded as a transport business in 1888 by Heinrich Baumann. Since then the transport company has grown to one of the major heavy haulage companies in Germany and Europe.

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Terex cranes on Bauma 2013 »

Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler crane

Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler crane

My second visit on the first day of Bauma 2013 was at the booth of Terex cranes. This was right beside the Liebherr stand and I was looking forward to have a direct comparison of both of the competitors.

As Terex is a crane manufacturer with a most versatile product range of cranes, I was full of expectations. These expectations were also raised by the long white lattice boom that could be seen from far.

Though Terex has such a wide variety of brands and cranes in its portfolio, the crane manufacturer has shown only three cranes on the booth.

One of them was the crawler crane Superlift 3800. It was presented to customers for the first time in 2012 in the Zweibr├╝cken facilities. Read full story

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Tadano cranes on Bauma 2013 »

Tadano ATF 400G-6 for Davies Crane Hire on Bauma 2013

Tadano ATF 400G-6 for Davies Crane Hire on Bauma 2013

My second day on the Bauma construction fair started with a long visit of the booth of the German crane manufacturer Tadano cranes in the open air area.

Tadano has the most mobile cranes on display after crane manufacturer Liebherr.

It is probably the booth with the highest all terrain crane density in relation to the present space. ­čśë

Tadano all terrain cranes

Nearly all of the all terrain cranes from the current Tadano product range are on display. The ATF 40G-2 and the ATF 50G-3 are the only cranes that are not shown. In detail Bauma visitors can inspect the following all terrain cranes: Read full story

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Liebherr cranes on Bauma 2013 »

Liebherr cranes Bauma 2013

Liebherr cranes Bauma 2013

This morning started the 30th Bauma trade fair in Munich. It’s the biggest trade fair for the construction business in general and also most important exhibition for all kinds of cranes, access platforms, heavy transport machines and any heavy lifting stuff.

To me the most interesting and fascinating exhibitors of course are the divers crane manufacturers. So I was very curious to see the new cranes the crane manufacturers have on display. I started my tour today on the open air area on the booth of Liebherr cranes.

The Liebherr crane booth was the same like 2010: Massive, huge and again much impressive! Read full story

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Spierings launch mobile tower crane SK387-AT3 City Boy »

Spierings mobile tower crane SK387-AT3 City Boy

Spierings mobile tower crane SK387-AT3 City Boy

On September 16th I was invited to attend the open day of the mobile tower crane manufacturer Spierings in Oss. During Friday and Saturday of that weekend the crane manufacturer has celebrated its 25th company anniversary.

That is why Spierings had invited customers, employees and friends for a two day celebration and open day to its headquarter and production facilities in Oss, Netherlands. The outstanding highlight of the celebration was the official launch of a completely new mobile tower crane.

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Liebherr LR 13000 on impressive Liebherr crane days »

Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane

Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane lifting a Liebherr LR 11350, LR 1350/1 and LTR 1100 (click to enlarge)

Liebherr crane in Ehingen hosted their famous crane days for customers and employees last week. Amongst many others the new LR 13000 crawler crane has been on display. The biggest crane in the Liebherr range has probably been the most observed one on display.

I had the great pleasure to visit the Liebherr crane days on Saturday. It was my very first visit to the crane plant in Ehingen. To say it up front, it has been a huge and most impressive event with perfectly arranged crane parades and shows. Also, visiting the production facilities and assembly lines for small and big mobile cranes has been absolutely overwhelming.

With this blog post I want to share with you some impressions of a real great day and a phantastic event. Beside a lot of information about this years Liebherr crane days you will find a huge picture gallery showing the LR 13000, LR 11350, the brand new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 and the world premiere of another completly new developed crane.

(Due to the huge picture gallery added to this post, the loading time of this blog post might be a bit longer. But I think it’s worth it) Read full story

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How to setup CAD based crane lift plans »

Crane lift plan for the Space Shuttle from HLI Consulting, LLC

Crane lift plan for the Space Shuttle from HLI Consulting, LLC

Some days ago I received an inquiry from the heavy lift manager of an Australian crane hire company. He was asking me for details about how to setup a CAD based crane lift plan for his company.

I probably could give some rudimental advice about it but I thought it might be better to ask a designated crane lift plan expert about it. So I decided to ask Steve Sparrow from HLI Consulting, LLC if he was interested to prepare a little tutorial about CAD crane lift plans. Here it is: Read full story

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