Crawler Cranes

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane was an anticipated a development: developed and built in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane is being relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000.

Joe Everett, president of Superior Cranes Inc. , Rockingham, N.C., has gained a reputation as an innovator. "We have completed many jobs that other lifting companies wouldn't consider due to the creative way Joe looks at a project," said Brian Schleicher, director of marketing and communications of Superior Cranes.

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment: One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only ever really one choice: Manitowoc.

Tough lifts require tough machinery. This is why Russian crane service provider M-Kran decided to use its brand new Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane to lift the heavy components for four coke drums. It all happened at the Kstovo oil refinery close to Nizhny Novgorod, 280 mi.

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. of San Leandro, Calif., and Link-Belt Cranes announced a purchase agreement at ConExpo 2020 for a package of six Link-Belt telescopic crawler cranes to be delivered in 2020. The package includes 140-ton TCC-1400s and 250-ton TCC-2500s.

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane anticipated a development: developed and built at Demag in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane was relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000 at ConExpo 2020.

With a lifting capacity of 716 tons at a radius of 39 ft. and with a maximum load moment of 10,088 tons, the Demag CC 3800-1 is a particularly cost-effective choice for many projects. In addition, it is powerful enough to erect wind turbines with a hub height of up to 384 ft.

At ConExpo 2020, Manitowoc celebrated a new purchase with NessCampbell Crane + Rigging: a Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane. Manitowoc's Les Middleton, David Hull, Harrison Hipple and Kevin Blaney presented NessCampbell's team, including Jonelle Anderson and John Anderson, a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion.

Link-Belt Cranes had the 300-ton (273-t) 348 Series 2 on display at ConExpo 2020. For the first time since introduction, Link-Belt displayed the new 348 Series 2 with its new luffing attachment configuration utilizing a conventional combination top. The new heavy-duty combination top boom section is built for conventional boom makeup or luffing boom configuration.

Tadano Mantis Corporation exhibited the new GTC-1600 at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. The 160-ton model will expand the GTC product line to six machines. The new GTC-1600 (160 ton/145 t) boasts a 6-section, 42.8 to 200.1 ft. (13.1 to 61.0 m) hydraulic boom designed for flexibility – with higher, longer capabilities for lift work, while also enabling out-of-level and pick-and-carry work.

SKV Crane & Rigging has added a Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 to its fleet of crawler cranes. The crane will soon be in the field on upcoming wind projects in Wyoming. "I feel the LR1800 was the best choice for the upcoming projects in our area," said Stephen Vinot, operations manager of SKV Crane and Rigging.